George Lucas Educational Foundation
9-12 High School
Explore and share tips, strategies, and resources for helping students develop in grades 9-12.
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.
Demonstrations of Learning
Competency-based education personalizes how students show mastery by giving them choice in how they’re assessed.
National Conversations Are Classroom Conversations
Amid a national controversy, a teacher leans on literature to help students make sense of events.
Culturally Responsive Teaching
The Value of Teaching Contemporary Poetry
When a poem is new to both teacher and students, there’s an opportunity to find deep personal and cultural connections.