George Lucas Educational Foundation
9-12 High School
Explore and share tips, strategies, and resources for helping students develop in grades 9-12.
4 Steps to Raise Students’ Learning Threshold
Create a learning environment that captures the imagination and enthusiasm of students and prepares them for the next level.
Humanitarian Engineering in High School
High school students in Alabama design prosthetic devices and tackle other real-world challenges with a village in Honduras.
The Unexpected Power of Reading Conferences
A high school English teacher has a single accountability measure for her students’ choice reading: talking to them about it.
Guiding Students to Be Open to New Ideas
Teachers can show students how to seek out and grapple with opinions contrary to their own—key civic actions in a democracy.
Getting Out of the Essay Rut
Alternative writing assignments can be just as rigorous as the traditional essay and can spark young writers’ creativity.
The Research Is In
The Science Behind Student Stress
A new study shows how a growth mindset helps students cope with academic setbacks.
6 Ways to Build a Rapport With Students
New teachers sometimes struggle with establishing relationships with students, so a veteran shares a few tips on how to get started.
Embracing Inquiry-Based Instruction
A veteran teacher shares the frustrations and challenges of this student-centered teaching model—and why she finds it so powerful.
Using Circle Practice in the Classroom
Circle discussions foster community and intimacy in a classroom, and can serve academic and social and emotional purposes.
More Talking in Class, Please
Strategies for facilitating small group and whole class conversations with students in grades 3 to 12.