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Program Description and Research
San Juan High School is working diligently to explore and adopt as many best practices and ideas for today's students. We look at research and concepts from many sources. Some of the ideas fit well, while others don't really apply to our school. Below are a few links, articles, and resources that we have read or visited. Follow the link to the left for more articles and publications.
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Sir Ken Robinson
A terrific message about creativity and education. It is worth your time to watch every minute.
Two Million Minutes
This is a trailer of the documentary Two Million Minutes. There are just over Two million minutes during the 4 years of high school. What are we doing with that time? This documentary objectively compares American with Chinese and Indian high school students.
Two Million Minutes Home Page
The official home page for the documentary Two Million Minutes.
Buck Institute for Education, PBL
The Buck Institute for Education (BIE) is a non-profit, research and development organization dedicated to improving the practice of teaching and the process of learning.
Collaborative Teaching Strategies
An article by Barbara Gross Davis of The university of California at Berkeley.
Career Academies Seem to Pay Off in Higher Earnings
An article in Education Week describing a long term study of high school students that have been part of Career Academies in high school. The study reports an average earning of $2088 more per year than students that have attended community college. Read the article for all the details.
Cell Phones in School?
Can this new technology really be useful in school. The British are finding that it just might be the next powerful tool for schools.