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9-12 High School

Explore and share tips, strategies, and resources for helping students develop in grades 9-12.

Class Discussion to Encourage Critical Thinking

For high school educators, this list of resources, guides, and downloads will help you implement Socratic seminars and other classroom discussion models that encourage critical thinking.

Common Core Math: Best Resources for High School Educators

Looking for Common-Core-aligned resources for mathematics? Explore this compilation of useful CCSS math resources for high school educators.

The Digital Lives of Teens: Code Switching

Matt Levinson looks at the linguistic phenomenon of code switching and how to help teens find the balance between digital communications and appropriate classroom interactions.

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Do you tell on a cheater or use it as a teachable moment?

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Building a website as a teaching strategy

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Building a website as a teaching strategy

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Don’t Listen to Music While Studying

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Inventing Infographics: Visual Literacy Meets Written Content

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Common Core in Action: The Power of a Checklist

Edutopia blogger Heather Wolpert-Gawron describes how she uses checklists with students to develop their big-picture skills, know what to expect and what's expected of them and, most importantly, help them become more organized!

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Teaching News Writing to Teach History Writing

Guest blogger David Cutler examines the concision, clarity, fairness and objectivity of good professional journalism, and looks to the tones and rhythms of contemporary news reporting to help his history students become better writers.

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10 Social Media Tips for Reaching World Language Learners

Guest blogger Sarah Wike Loyola, known for using authentic materials in her Spanish classes, explores ten ways that social media can engage a generation of students who prefer creative and collaborative learning over memorizing vocabulary lists.

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6 BYOD Discussions Every School Should Have

Edutopia blogger Vicki Davis, drawing on the lessons of her school's first half-year with a BYOD program, suggests six talking points for any school planning or fine-tuning its own BYOD environment.

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3 Great Films for Teaching About Globalization and Modernization

Guest blogger Eileen Mattingly, Director of Education for Journeys in Film, discusses methods for teaching about globalization and modernization, including foreign feature films that tell compelling stories of modern life in other parts of the world.

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News Literacy: Critical-Thinking Skills for the 21st Century

Guest blogger Peter Adams of the News Literacy Project suggests three methods for teaching critical thinking skills and smart media consumption habits to a generation growing up in a climate of information overload.

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4 Lessons We Can Learn from the "Failure" of MOOCs

Edutopia blogger Andrew Miller reflects on why the MOOC model is falling short, offering four valuable takeaways regarding the elements that still belong in online education: humanity, collaboration, feedback and blended learning modalities.

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Snapshot of a Deeper Learning Classroom: Aligning TED Talks to the Four Cs

Blogger Heather Wolpert-Gawron defines deeper learning in part as an alignment to 21st century skills and the rigor of the Common Core standards.

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How Collaborative Learning Leads to Student Success

Encouraging students to reach out to each other to solve problems and share knowledge builds collaborative skills and leads to deeper learning at The College Preparatory School.

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Blended Learning: Strategies for Engagement

Blended learning is a big buzz these days, but it doesn't do a whole lot of good if students aren't engaged. Blogger Andrew Miller offers some strategies to keep them hooked.

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Five Books That Have Influenced My Teaching

Computer teacher and blogger Mary Beth Hertz recommends some of her favorite books for some holiday reading.

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Teachers, What's Your Vision?

Blogger Elena Aguilar highlights how Restorative Justice helped one school greatly decrease suspensions.

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Writing with Ethos, Logos and Pathos in 21st Century Authentic Texts

Blogger Todd Finley pits Aristotle's approach to learning against the strategies of Internet communications, with amusing, surprising and educational results.

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Resources & Downloads for Meditation in Schools

Educators from Visitacion Valley Middle School, in San Francisco, have provided these samples and resources for you to use in your school.

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