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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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  • 10 Powerful Ways to End Your Lessons

    Instead of cleaning up or going over homework assignments, try these creative activities that can help students make sense of new material—and have fun in the process.
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  • 2 Ways to Encourage Better Note-Taking

    Do your high school students think that taking notes during class means writing down everything you say? You can teach them effective note-taking skills that increase their engagement.
  • How to Teach Black Resistance Beyond Black History Month

    High school students can learn about Black Americans’ fight against social and political oppression throughout the school year.
  • Using AI to Help Organize Lesson Plans

    Artificial intelligence tools like ChatGPT can help educators find activities that are set up to teach designated skills.
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  • Teaching Students How to Be Smart With Their Money

    When schools teach financial literacy, they help students develop lifelong money management skills—and families benefit too.
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  • 13 Formative Assessments That Inspire Creativity

    Sometimes mixing in formative assessments that go a step beyond exit slips and low-stakes quizzes can inject some fun—and creativity—into learning.
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  • How to Engage Students the Moment They Enter the Classroom

    Openers matter and set the tone for the lesson that follows. Here’s how to start strong when you need to.
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  • A Different Approach to Teaching Annotation

    Annotation ‘rules’ can zap students’ natural curiosity, but building a culture of observation encourages them to ask questions.
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  • Some Ideas for Using ChatGPT in Middle and High School Classes

    Teachers can use tools like ChatGPT as one strategy in their efforts to teach students how to think critically and write effectively.
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    The Case Against Zeros in Grading

    Teachers can rethink their grading practices to make them more mathematically fair for students and allow for redemption for a missed assignment.
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    8 Strategies to Improve Participation in Your Virtual Classroom

    Educators share their best synchronous and asynchronous strategies to boost student participation during online learning.
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  • 25 Essential High School Reads From the Last Decade

    We asked members of our community to share recently published novels they would love to have read in high school. Here are your top picks.
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  • The Power of a Compliment

    A project that invites students to anonymously compliment their classmates and teachers has improved the culture at one high school.
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  • 5 Ways to Stop Thinking for Your Students

    Too often math students lean on teachers to think for them, but there are some simple ways to guide them to think for themselves.
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  • How to Reduce the Cognitive Load on Students During Lessons

    A look at ways teachers can refine their practices to help ensure that students absorb and process information so they can retrieve it later.
    6.9k

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