6 Principals of Secondary Education

The Innovative Educator

Alexander Inglis's 1918 book, Principles of Secondary Education makes it clear that compulsory schooling in America was intended to be what it had been for Prussia in the 1820s. John Taylor Gatto explains that the work of Inglis's, who was a Harvard professor with a Teachers College Ph.D., positions school as a fifth column into the burgeoning democratic movement that threatened to give the peasants and the proletarians a voice at the bargaining table.

The Awesome @Remind101 just Got Easier for Parents and Students with Join Pages!


However, you can have your middle school and secondary students sign up for your class. Remind101 Launches Join Pages Remind101 is a free text messaging service. It is safe and secure. Teachers can sign up for a free account. They are given a specific number that is different than their personal phone number. Then, they can invite others to join their class. When others join, their information is private, too.

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Announcing the 2013 Global STEMx Education Conference & Call for Proposals

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We are pleased to announce the Global 2013 STEMx Education Conference , the world’s first massively open online conference for educators which focuses on Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, and more. The conference will be held online, around the clock, over the course of three days, September 19 - 21, 2013, and will be free to attend! The Call for Proposals for the conference opens May 30th, 2013.

Our Doors Are Always Open

A Principal's Reflections

Steve visited New Milford High School on Thursday February 28, 2013. Today I had the opportunity to meet with Eric Sheninger before he headed off to the 2013 NASSP Conference. He has dual NYS certification in Secondary Social Studies and as an Educational Technology Specialist- daily utilizing both skill sets. The following is a guest post by Steve D’Ascoli.

The Role of Open Educational Resources (OER) in Making Education Available to All

A Principal's Reflections

One other important new piece of information for me was the MIT Blossoms program, which provides OER science and mathematics education for secondary students. The following is a guest post by Juliana Meehan - Teacher of English at Tenafly Middle School and candidate for New Jersey principal’s certification through NJ EXCEL, currently interning with Principal Eric Sheninger at New Milford High School. She is also co-creator of IOCS project.

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Wahoo! The 2013 Global Education Conference - Still Time to Present + Plan to Attend!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

A recent and exciting challenge transpired as co-facilitator of the virtual participants in the 2013 Flat Classroom Conference in Yokohama, Japan. Julene also works with Suumu Secondary School and Roots & Shoots in Tanzania. Please mark your calendars for November 18 - 22 for the fourth annual Global Education Conference ( [link] ).

VHS Learning Receives $1.4 Million Grant from The Manton Foundation

eSchool News

In 2013 we received grant funding from The Manton Foundation, and we were pleased to recently reconnect with the foundation to discuss how VHS Learning has grown over the years, and how we are supporting schools during the pandemic,” said Carol DeFuria, President & CEO of VHS Learning. “We

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Close Read Complex Text, and Annotate with Tech--Part 1


Click to download Read with a Pen -- Primary Click to download Read with a Pen -- Secondary Annotating with iPads For annotating with iPads, the students could take a photo of the text, then annotate using various apps. Students need to be taught how to read complex texts. One of the strategies for learning how is close reading. It slows the reader down to notice and ponder more. It also connects meaning and builds systems of thought.

Talking isn't enough. 10 suggestions to help keep teens safe.

The Innovative Educator

Well, if you work with secondary school students, a lot actually.That is, if you believe your role goes beyond simply imparting knowledge and includes ensuring your students are armed with some common sense information that could mean the difference between them showing up to class safely or not after a weekend of fun. By Lisa Nielsen with guidance and contributions from Willyn Webb Today's party companions Molly and tampons with boozetube flasks.

Tell educators #YouMatter. Place your #BammyAwards Vote!

The Innovative Educator

Secondary School Principal - Chris Lehmann Chris Lehmann not only talks the talk. Educator''s make their way to the red carpet. I''m in the purple dress with my boyfriend, back right. Envision a world that values education like it values entertainment. That is the goal of The Bammy Awards.

Create Short Animated Videos for Learning With the Tellagami App


I was able to learn the app very quickly this weekend in preparation for introducing it to secondary fine arts teachers from my school district this morning. Through a teacher and an educational technologist in my school district, I''ve recently discovered the Tellagami app for creating short animated videos. The video below is only the third Gami (the app maker''s term for a finished product) which I have created.

The hottest posts everyone is reading

The Innovative Educator

Feb 16, 2013, 10 comments 5949 Think twice before limiting screentime Feb 21, 2013, 13 comments 4263 An unscholarly professor comes out swinging at #St. Feb 24, 2013, 9 comments 3220 5 reasons less is more when it comes to STEM Feb 24, 2013, 2 comments 2968 5 Ways to Build Lifelong Readers Feb 19, 2013 2869 5 ways to connect with parents using Poll Every. Feb 20, 2013, 4 comments 2517 At the feet of the Math Lord, the Rooster will Cro.

Common Core Assessment 20x More Expensive? What Can Edtech Do?

Question Tank

The forthcoming Common Core (CC) Assessments are the next generation of standardized tests in the US, and will meet the testing frequency requirements of the most recent version of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act also known as No Child Left Behind unless congress should act to change this, which is most unlikely.

Common Core Assessment 20x More Expensive? What Can Edtech Do?

Question Tank

The forthcoming Common Core (CC) Assessments are the next generation of standardized tests in the US, and will meet the testing frequency requirements of the most recent version of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act also known as No Child Left Behind unless congress should act to change this, which is most unlikely.

Content creation - the ultimate form of learning

Kairos EdTech

This video was made by an 8th grade student from Colegio Inglés who expressed what she learned about: The difference between primary and secondary sources The relationship among them How the events described contributed to the start of WW2 Bloom and his disciple Anderson considered this to be at the top of the pyramid and called it higher order thinking skills.

Innovative Educators named Bammy Awards finalists!

The Innovative Educator

Secondary School Principal - Chris Lehmann Chris Lehmann not only talks the talk. The Academy of Education Arts and Sciences announced the finalists for the second annual Bammy Awards which recognizes the contributions of educators across 23 categories.

Today - Maurice Gibbons on Self-Directed Learning

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Date : Thursday, February 21st, 2013 Time : 5pm Pacific / 8pm Eastern ( interna tional times here ) Duration : 1 hour Location : In Blackboard Collaborate (formerly Elluminate). He taught in elementary and secondary schools before teaching at the University of British Columbia and at Simon Fraser University, from which he is now an emeritus professor.

Sign Up Now for the Free Global STEMx Education Conference in September

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We hope you will consider joining us for the Global 2013 STEMx Education Conference, the world’s first massively open online conference for educators focusing on Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, and more. The conference will be held over the course of three days, September 19-21, 2013 , and will be free to attend! Proposals can be submitted until September 1st, 2013.

Connecting 21st Century Learning, Technology, and Common Core Standards


I recently listened to a Schools Moving Up webinar by Nancy Frey called Collaborative Conversations: Speaking and Listening in Secondary Classrooms. 21st century learning and technology integration are part of the Common Core design. 21st century skills include: CC by 3.0

Alternative Accreditation as a Means to Create Competition in the University Industry Price Structure

Saving Socrates

In fact, real solid accreditation of any university or secondary institution is conducted this way. This post is actually inspired by reading the following article by the AEI Institute. link] I''ve always been intrigued by the process of peer evaluation and critique and I''ve always been a free marketeer. I''d like to think these two concepts are not mutually exclusive, but instead intertwined.

The future of intelligence

Learning with 'e's

A secondary argument is that there is a large amount of content on the web that is spurious, deceiving or inaccurate, and that user generated sites such as Wikipedia and blogs undermine the authority of professionals and academics. This is the third in a series of blog posts on the future of learning and technology.

Common Core and technology together

Kairos EdTech

There''s literacy involved in the process as she writes the script she reads on the video; she has also paraphrased and synthesized information from primary and secondary sources and assessed the relationship between the two. This is a video created by an 8th grade student reflecting on one of the causes of WW2: Germany''s invasion of Poland. I particularly enjoy how she uses technology to communicate and broadcast in a very efficient way what she''s learned about the event.

Commenting on the Ramaz Yom Iyun on Jewish Philosophy for Judaic Teachers

Saving Socrates

Instead, that the instructor should make sure to emphasize the primacy of the Torah and the secondary nature the issue it is. Ramaz''s Yom Iyun (Day of Learning) came on the heels of a round of much heated debate on Lookjed about how to ensure religious observance in students post high school.

Global learning collectives

Learning with 'e's

It was a great step beyond the pen pal letters we used to write when I was in secondary school in the 1960s. This is part 7 in a series of posts on the future of learning and technology. I spent the last two years of my school life at AFCENT* International School, in Brunssum, Holland. There was one word to describe AFCENT School - diversity.

Telling your story

Learning with 'e's

There are few secondary schools, and children can only attend them if their parents can afford the fees. Blogs are not simply about text. They also encompass hyperlinks, sounds, videos, and images. Blogging is also about telling your story. Today I was involved in teaching a session for a BA group on the use of digital photography and communication.

STEMxCon - Today Is the Final Deadline for Proposals; Great Keynotes + Sessions; Need Volunteers!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The end of the day today is the final deadline to get in a proposal to speak at next week''s free and online 2013 Global STEMx Education Conference (STEMxCon.com) , September 19 - 21. This is a great opportunity to share your work or ideas! We have an absolutely terrific lineup of keynote speakers. They are listed below, and after the reminder plea for moderator volunteers, you''ll also find the current list of all conference sessions.


A Student Bill of Rights

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

It is important to also note that while I believe we can create this and other student bills of rights, and organizations that reflect them, I also believe that we also must accept that they are secondary to the rights of families.

How to Have Deeper Learning and Better Schools

The CoolCatTeacher

Professor Jal Mehta from the Harvard University School of Education has co-written an award-winning book “ In Search of Deeper Learning ” and reflects on how deeper learning can happen at the secondary level.

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Redesigning for Deeper Learning: 10 cohorts for international school educators!

Dangerously Irrelevant

Secondary Teaching track – April 17 and 24; May 1. The one question I’m asking at ISTE 2013. I am SUPER EXCITED to be offering this professional learning opportunity for international school educators! 5 tracks… 10 cohorts… 28 total sessions.

How to Help Your Students Learn Healthy Communication Skills


Classroom activities like reflective writing in journals is a great way to teach communication skills to PreK, elementary, or secondary students. November, 2013.

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How We Disenfranchise Students of Color

The CoolCatTeacher

corridor as an ELA Instructional Coach, Language Arts Department Chair, Secondary Language Arts teacher, professor and compliance specialist. Global Fellow (2013) and Maryland Teacher of the year (2012). From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Self-examination and reflection are important parts of improving our teaching practice.

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Culturally Responsive Teaching: Tips and Strategies for Educators


Curriculum Inquiry, 2013, 43(1), pp. Indicator 6: Elementary and Secondary Enrollment. Urban Education, 2013, 48(4), pp. Interdisciplinary Journal of Teaching and Learning, 2013, 3(2), pp.

How to Use the Dual Capacity-Building Framework to Strengthen Family Empowerment


Since its initial publication in 2013, this framework has become a renowned model for developing better school communities through family and teacher empowerment. Analysis of Parental Involvement and Self-Esteem on Secondary School Students in Kieni West Sub-County, Nyeri County, Kenya.

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How a Wi-Fi network upgrade can pave the way for digital learning

Education Superhighway

In May 2013 a tornado devastated the community of Moore, Oklahoma. First, classrooms have expanded their educational technology opportunities: At the secondary sites, students use Office 365 and Canvas to hand in and quickly receive personalized feedback.

How Differentiated Instruction Can Help You Reach Every Student in Class


Guidelines to assist the implementation of differentiated learning activities in South African secondary schools. International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2013, 17(1), pp.