George Lucas Educational Foundation
9-12 High School
Explore and share tips, strategies, and resources for helping students develop in grades 9-12.
Starting a Heritage Language Book Club
A book club can help students who mainly use English but speak another language at home gain valuable literacy skills in the home language.
Using a Mock Trial to Build Literacy Skills
Having students present the arguments in a law case gives them a context for developing reading, writing, and critical thinking skills.
Social and Emotional Learning
Strategies to Help Your Students Feel Heard
One way to cultivate a classroom culture in which students feel valued and respected is to focus on listening to them.
Sparking Curiosity About STEM
A monthly after-school activity guides students to have fun exploring science, technology, engineering, and math.
Peer Review Done Right
A high school English teacher discusses how he improved the peer review process in his classroom after early attempts came up short.
Group Work That Really Works
A group essay writing activity pushes every student to contribute—and it can lead to real growth in writing ability.
60-Second Strategy: Fishbowl Discussion
A discussion technique based on peer feedback helps students delve into complex texts and develop communication skills.
5 Tips for Improving Students’ Success in Math
Teachers who coach teams in a mathematical modeling challenge share ideas for helping students develop more confidence.
Double-Duty Writing Instruction
Writing lessons that foster social and emotional skills at the elementary, middle, and high school levels.
The Case for Electives in Schools
Electives give students avenues for choice and can function as vehicles for core content standards.