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WHAT WORKS IN EDUCATION The George Lucas Educational Foundation

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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When High School Students Struggle with Textbook Reading

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Mix It Up! Authentic Activities for the World Language Classroom

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Teaching History Outside the Box

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School-Wide Twitter Chats

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Left Bank Learning: When "Work Time" Becomes "Studio Time"

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Writing Out Math Problems on the iPad

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Barbaric Yawp in the 21st Century: Using Tech to Engage Budding Poets

Edutopia blogger Beth Holland urges teachers to inspire their students' love for poetry by introducing it in a context that makes sense - creative use of the technology that young people are already using.

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Financial Literacy in High School: Necessary and Relevant

In the third installment of this series, guest blogger Brian Page shares three principles he applies when teaching financial literacy to high school students, and presents additional lesson plans and resources.

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Students Put Global Skills to Work

Blogger Suzie Boss highlights how high school students from 26 U.S. states, 16 cities from across China, plus a smattering of other locations come together to tackle global issues.

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Game-Based Storytelling

Blogger Matthew Farber looks at video games as narratives, defines some game development terms, and suggests a range of tools and activities for students to tell their own stories through the gaming medium.

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8 Ways to Use Music in the Language Arts Classroom

Blogger Heather Wolpert Gawron suggests ideas for bringing music into your language arts classroom such as using commercial jingles to teach persuasive writing techniques.

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Rethinking Class Ranking

Edutopia blogger Anne OBrien proposes that while recognizing academic achievement is important, so is acknowledging other valuable skills and traits that are key to students' future success.

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Tear Down That Wall: Joining the Global Classroom Community to Instill Global Citizenship

Guest blogger, traveler, teacher and speaker Adam Carter introduces three web-based platforms for connecting classrooms around the world, which he calls the first step in the hands-on communication and collaboration of global citizenship.

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An Introduction to Social and Emotional Learning
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Social and Emotional Learning 101

Emotional intelligence must be developed in children before any other learning can effectively take place.

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Big Thinkers: Judy Willis on the Science of Learning
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Big Thinkers: Judy Willis on the Science of Learning

The noted neurologist turned educator talks about the science of boredom, how to get students' attention, and the most important lessons for 21st-century learning.

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How to Use Digital Storytelling in Your Classroom

Empower student creativity with affordable and accessible technology.

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Geometry Students Angle into Architecture Through Project Learning

When learning is based on projects, math becomes relevant as well as rigorous.

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Resources and Downloads for Collaborative Learning

Educators from The College Preparatory School in Oakland, California, have provided these resources and tools for collaborative learning.

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Tips for Grading and Giving Students Feedback

Middle school teacher Heather Wolpert-Gawron shares tips for managing all that grading and for providing students with feedback.

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Modifying the Flipped Classroom: The "In-Class" Version

Guest blogger Jennifer Gonzalez proposes the In-Class Flip, a modified version of the flipped learning model that incorporates the video lecture element as one of several stations that students visit during their class period.

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