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9-12 High School

Explore and share tips, strategies, and resources for helping students develop in grades 9-12.

  • High school students work together on project in classroom

    Discover, Discuss, Demonstrate: Using Inquiry-Based Learning to Keep Students Engaged

    The 3 Ds learning model is designed to facilitate deeper learning and increase student motivation.
    Stephanie Rothstein, Lainie Rowell
  • Teen boy playing video games at home on his computer

    Diverse Students Find a Home in Esports

    A fast-growing industry is making its mark in U.S. schools. Its proponents say it’s far more inclusive than traditional sports—and paves the way to future careers.
  • Colorful found kitchen objects

    How to Engage Students in Historical Thinking Using Everyday Objects

    Asking students to examine their own possessions from the perspective of a historian in the future helps them sharpens their analytical skills.
  • Illustration concept for community

    A Daily Ritual That Builds Trust and Community Among Students

    An activity that encourages students to open up about a person close to them can bring a whole class together in profound ways.
    5.5k
  • 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.
    19.9k
  • 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.
    35.3k
  • Illustration showing pencil erasing scribble

    How to Help Students Focus on What They’re Learning, Not the Grade

    Work that emphasizes students’ developing skills instead of a graded product reminds them to see learning as their goal.
    9.9k
  • Teacher kneels down to help a student in 9th grade English class

    Want Students to Master Literary Analysis? Try Starting With a Vocabulary Lesson 

    Unless they understand words such as ‘symbolize’ and ‘connote,’ it’s difficult for students to analyze literature well.
  • Elementary aged boy on laptop distance learning at home

    6 Ways to Jam on Jamboard: Using the Digital Whiteboard in a Hybrid Classroom

    The popular Google app facilitates meaningful collaboration for both remote and in-class students.
    298
  • an illustration of students learning online with masks

    6 Exercises to Get to Know Your Students Better—and Increase Their Engagement

    Celebrating your middle and high school students' unique identities can bolster connections and improve performance in school.
    9.2k
  • Teacher leading a virtual lesson in her empty classroom

    Rethinking Homework for This Year—and Beyond

    A schoolwide effort to reduce homework has led to a renewed focus on ensuring that all work assigned really aids students’ learning.
    4.4k
  • Teacher grading papers

    How to Spend Less Time Grading

    Carefully deciding what to grade and providing students with rubrics can make grading less time-consuming.
    3.4k
  • Middle grade aged girl distance learning on laptop at home

    5 Ways to Take Some of the Distance Out of Distance Learning

    It’s important this year to keep connecting with students and fostering their engagement in learning.
  • High school students taking an exam in class

    8 Ways to Reduce Student Cheating

    Clarity about learning objectives and questions that focus on the thinking process can lessen the chance that students will cheat.
  • Silhouette of young teen girl sitting on floor

    A Trauma-Informed Approach to Teaching the Colonization of the Americas

    Preparing for the emotions that may arise from discussions of genocide and oppression can help teachers avoid traumatizing students.
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