9-12 High School
Explore and share tips, strategies, and resources for helping students develop in grades 9-12.
- Activities that get students out of their chairs and moving in the room can help them engage with course content, even in high school.
- Build students’ sense of engagement by incorporating activities that get them out of their seats to work with course content.
- An inside look at a teacher-designed instructional model that combines blended learning, student self-pacing, and mastery-based grading.
- When educators at a Washington, DC, high school ditched their lectures and devised a self-paced blended learning model, their students thrived.
- A 2017 study found that cell phones that were turned off and stashed away silently reasserted themselves—distracting working students anyway.
- Students gain not just social and emotional learning skills but academic ones like how to conduct and analyze research.
- Hundreds of teachers discussed the best ways to guide students toward mastery—without being taken advantage of.
- A quick, low-key way to build community in your classroom on a daily basis.
- A quick, fun classroom activity fosters open dialogue while releasing pent-up energy.
- An English teacher co-teaching trigonometry asked students to explain an equation to a child and to turn discrete problems into a story.
- Suggestions from teachers who are working to offer students at every grade level book choices that represent their lives.
- A quick primer on how to think about the decorations in your classroom, with five research-backed tips for getting it right.
- Fear of failure can prevent students from showing what they know on big tests—but a 10-minute writing exercise can help.
- Fostering skills like self-regulation does more to improve students’ long-term outcomes than helping them raise their test scores.
- Students deepen their understanding and build a sense of community by engaging with their peers’ reasoned arguments.