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9-12 High School

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

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Resources for Using iPads in Grades 9-12

Looking for advice on integrating iPads in high school classrooms? In this curated guide, we’ve compiled resources to help you find apps, learn about best practices, and explore ideas for engaging activities.

Schools and the "instaself" Lives of Teens

As the app world encourages students to turn inward, schools can serve the critical role of reconnecting them to the world where they actually live. Schools and the "instaself" Lives of Teens

The Challenges of Adolescence (and How Parents and Educators Can Help)

Three recent studies show why we need to divert middle and high school students from values and behaviors that may harm them in adulthood.

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.


How to Manage Cell Phones in the Classroom

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What Neuroscience Reveals About Bullying by Educators

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Social Media - Adopt or Face Irrelevancy

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Making Failure Harder Work Than Passing

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Social Media - Adopt or Face Irrelevancy

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Real-World Tasks in the ELA Classroom: Goodreads

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Why Students Leave STEM

To keep women and people of color engaged in STEM, let's ignite an early passion for these topics, provide mentors and role models, and emphasize subject relevance.

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Classroom in the Cloud: Technology as a Learning Environment

An under-utilized high school library becomes a constant learning organization and a place of cloud literacy where students send their avatars into 3-D virtual classrooms.

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Teaching the '60s and the Art of the Film

Your input is requested to help program an American Studies course for spring 2015 that will teach political and cultural history through the filmmaker's lens.

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Adding the Grit Scale to School Data

By adding Angela Duckworth's 12-item grit scale to the standard assessments, one school is investigating the possibility of measuring and teaching its students grit.

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How to Teach Beyond Ferguson

For classroom discussions about charged issues, it's necessary to set ground rules, keep the conversation moving forward, and bring it back to the individual.

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Blended Learning: Making it Work in Your Classroom
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Blended Learning: Making it Work in Your Classroom

At P.K. Yonge Developmental Research School, integrating digital content with face-to-face learning has led to impressive gains in student achievement.

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Reinventing the Science Fair with Portal 2 Puzzle Maker

Reinventing the Science Fair With Portal 2 Puzzle Maker

STEM teacher Don LaBonte uses the Portal 2 Puzzle Editor to engage his students in designing and demonstrating math and science problems through game design.

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Start a Reading Revolution: Flip Your Class With Blogs

By adding blogs to a flipped ELA class, teachers present literacy as a design challenge where words, images, and format serve to express students' ideas.

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4 Free Web Tools to Boost Student Engagement

Guest blogger Nicolas Pino James, a teacher researcher focused on effective learning and teaching, suggests four motivational tool technologies for engaging students with course material in and out of class: myBrainshark, PosterMyWall, Screencast-o-matic and...

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How to Help Your Students Observe the 9/11 Anniversary

A variety of online resources are available to assist educators when teaching students about Sept 11.

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An Educator's Journey Toward Multiple Intelligences

One teacher discovers a powerful alternative to education narrowly focused on high-stakes testing.

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The 5 Features of Science Inquiry: What Questions Do You Have?

STEM blogger Eric Brunsell on the 5 features of science inquiry: What questions do you ask?

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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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The Biggest Hurdle to Flipping Your Class

Guest blogger Jon Bergmann, a pioneer of the Flipped-Classroom Model, suggests that the biggest hurdle to flipping a classroom may be the teacher's self-perception of his or her role as an educator.

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