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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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  • Coding for Hope: How Students Can Design Computer Games Powered by Optimism

    When students use hope theory as a frame for their work, it can make them more optimistic about the future.
    Laura Bradley
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  • Guiding Students to Improve Executive Functioning Skills

    With explicit coaching, high school students can learn to manage their increasingly complex commitments.
  • Helping Students Cope With a Difficult Year

    These tips on supporting emotion regulation and building strong relationships will help students next year and beyond.
  • What to Say Instead of ‘I’m Proud of You’

    A few phrases middle and high school teachers can use to cultivate conversation while celebrating student achievements.
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  • On the Advantages of Paper Notebooks

    Screen-free note-taking can help students learn how to organize their thoughts—and make assessing learning easier for teachers.
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  • Exploring Perceptions About Identity Through Self-Portraits

    Exploring Perceptions About Identity Through Self-Portraits

    When students learn about each other’s identities, it helps them understand their own biases and prejudices, as well as build a space of respect and tolerance for all.
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  • 5 Ways to Help Students Focus on Learning Rather Than Grades

    When teachers give retakes and shift the way they talk about grades, students concentrate on the skills they’re gaining—not their scores.
    4.6k
  • How a Simple Presentation Framework Helps Students Learn

    Explaining concepts to their peers helps students shore up their content knowledge and improve their communication skills.
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  • An illustration concept of a group of students communicating through one technology platform

    8 Strategies to Improve Participation in Your Virtual Classroom

    Educators share their best synchronous and asynchronous strategies to boost student participation during online learning.
    42.8k
  • An illustration of teens raking objects into ordered piles

    8 Ways to Bolster Executive Function in Teens and Tweens

    Middle and high school students suddenly face more complex schedules, tougher academic work, and an expanding network of friends. How can we help them manage it all?
    8.6k
  • Teenage girl distance learning on laptop at home

    Strategies to Encourage Students to Turn Their Cameras On

    Incorporating SEL approaches, playing games, and giving students options can inspire them to show their faces.
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  • How to Introduce Lessons on Disability

    Disability should have a place in schools’ anti-bias work along with race, gender, sexual orientation, and religion.
  • An illustration of the interior thoughts of a boy

    Are We Facing a Mental Health Crisis for Boys?

    Emphasizing stoicism, toughness, and competition can leave boys without the emotional tools they need to thrive. How can we change course before the problem gets out of hand?
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  • A Tool to Help Students Assess and Improve Their Character

    A simple ledger can keep character top of mind for middle and high school students and allow them to track their improvement over time.
    499
  • Rekindling a Sense of Connection in the New School Year

    Activities middle and high school English teachers can use to emphasize community and collaboration as the school year begins.
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