George Lucas Educational Foundation
9-12 High School
Explore and share tips, strategies, and resources for helping students develop in grades 9-12.
Copyright Law and Student Journalism
When a school news site received notice of a copyright violation, the site’s advisor sought guidance on how the fair-use doctrine works.
Agriculture Students Harness Innovation
Students in school-based farming programs are exploring everything from hydroponics to robotics to entrepreneurship.
How Learning Happens
Scaffolding Discussion Skills With a Socratic Circle
Students deepen their understanding and build a sense of community by engaging with their peers’ reasoned arguments.
Social and Emotional Learning
A 4-Step Process for Building Student Resilience
A special education teacher has developed worksheets to help all students identify and manage their stressors.
Establishing a Culture of Questioning
When students consistently ask meaningful questions, they get comfortable taking the risks that lead to learning.
Reading and Writing in Math Class
Creating a magazine gives students a chance to learn about real-world applications of math.
Getting Rid of the Lecture Bottleneck
Getting rid of the lecture in math class means that students can work at their own pace while teachers differentiate instruction.
Borrowing Ideas from Montessori
Three Montessori-inspired strategies high school teachers can use to foster students’ independence and engagement in learning.
Teachers Learning From Each Other
Educators can provide valuable professional development by opening up their classrooms to their peers.
Using Video for Professional Development
When teachers film themselves in the classroom, it helps them reflect on and improve their teaching practice.