Blogs on High (9-12)

Blogs on High (9-12)RSS
Suzie BossNovember 15, 2011

The Flat Stanley Project, one of the world's longest-running global education and literacy projects, has launched a new chapter. There's a brand-new website with increased interactivity and even a mobile app to track the globe-trotting adventures of Stanley Lambchop and his flat friends.

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Chris BaerNovember 11, 2011

I teach high school visual arts on the same island where I was born, a 45-minute ferry ride from the mainland. It's a small community here.

I teach high school visual arts on the same island where I was born, a 45-minute ferry ride from the mainland. It's a small community here.

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Ben JohnsonNovember 11, 2011

Why is the sky blue? I remember in my physical science class, our teacher showed us a possible reason why the sky is blue. He took a canister of liquid oxygen and poured it out on the table. I saw the blueness of the liquid as it flowed out and then disappeared. Then we talked about color, frequencies, and absorption, reflected and radiated light. I wondered how scientist ever figured these things out? Duh -- math! How can you really teach science without math? It is impossible. Science is the application of math.

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Andrew MillerNovember 10, 2011

"Not multicultural education, just excellent education." -- William Ayers

I had the privilege of attending (and presenting) at the National Association for Multicultural Education International Conference last week in Chicago

"Not multicultural education, just excellent education." -- William Ayers

I had the privilege of attending (and presenting) at the National Association for Multicultural Education International Conference last week in Chicago Read More

Suzie BossNovember 10, 2011

In a recent opinion piece for The New York Times, Michael Ellsberg created a stir by asking, "Will Dropouts Save America?" After dropping names of illustrious dropouts -- the late Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, and Mark Zuckerberg, among others -- he argues that school as we know it does little to prepare students to be entrepreneurs whose creativity will create jobs.

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Bob LenzNovember 8, 2011

Our Deeper Learning Blog Carnival concludes today with a post from Kathleen Cushman that recaps the Deeper Learning Community of Practice meeting held in the Bay Area last week. While the carnival is ending the conversations will endure... please, join in.

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Daphne BradfordNovember 8, 2011

Innovative teaching and student engagement happens when prepared students meet opportunity at the crossroads of education. I saw an example of this powerful intersection when my students -- the Crenshaw High School Digital Media Team -- got the opportunity to teach digital photography and podcasting to adults 50+ at Cal State Dominguez Hills' Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI).

Innovative teaching and student engagement happens when prepared students meet opportunity at the crossroads of education. I saw an example of this powerful intersection when my students -- the Crenshaw High School Digital Media Team -- got the opportunity to teach digital photography and podcasting to adults 50+ at Cal State Dominguez Hills' Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI). Read More

Nicholas ProvenzanoNovember 7, 2011

I was flying back from a conference the other day, and I noticed something very bizarre. As I waited for the plane to take off, I saw that the panel above me looked different than usual.

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Elena AguilarNovember 4, 2011

Sometimes when I'm feeling particularly bogged down by the state of our education system, my antidote is to dream big, to indulge myself in fantasy and wildly imagine the school I'd like to send my son to, the one I'd like to work at. So I've been dreaming.

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Bob LenzNovember 3, 2011

Our conversation continues the next two days with a discussion about professional development to support teaching practices for deeper learning. Today, we hear from Gary Hoachlander from ConnectEd - The California Center for College and Career Success.

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