George Lucas Educational Foundation

9-12 High School

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

  • Making Teamwork More Intentional

    When students are taught to listen to each other’s ideas, give regular feedback, and focus on strong communication, they become skilled collaborators.
  • A Tech Support Center Run by Students

    High school students develop real-world skills by providing on-site tech support to their classmates and school staff.
  • Creating a Schoolwide Culture of Critique

    A framework called six thinking hats helps students learn the essential skill of giving and receiving feedback.
  • One Word to Drop From Your Teacher Vocabulary

    A simple change in language can show students how mistakes are useful and how struggle can be productive.
    Holly Hagman
  • Distance Learning FAQ: Solving Teachers’ and Students’ Common Problems

    Lessons learned from problems during remote learning can help inform teaching and learning this fall.
  • How to Keep Students’ Attention in a Virtual Classroom

    Teachers worried about students zoning out during distance learning can lean on these programs for help.
  • Distance Learning Strategies to Bring Back to the Classroom

    When schools closed, teachers were forced to get creative—and they’ve learned things they can use when they’re back at school.
  • Adapting Science Lessons for Distance Learning

    With a little creativity, students can still take part in science experiments and discussions while learning at home.
  • Using Children’s Books to Teach Literary Theory in High School

    Literary theory can be a tough topic for high school students—a simple story may be just the scaffold they need to start figuring it out.
  • A Student-Centered Model of Blended Learning

    When educators at a Washington, DC, high school ditched their lectures and devised a self-paced blended learning model, their students thrived.
  • A Way to Increase Students’ Independence in Learning

    When feedback originates with students, they can assess their current understanding and see what they need to do to improve.
  • 4 Ways to Celebrate High School Graduation This Year

    With coronavirus school closures extending into the fall, districts are coming up with clever alternatives to give seniors the graduation ceremony they deserve.
  • 6 Strategies for Successful Distance Learning

    Teachers can create an environment in which both they and their students feel empowered for remote teaching and learning.
  • Creating an Inclusive Virtual Classroom

    Distance learning can feel impersonal and inaccessible, but there are ways to help students feel a sense of connection and access academic material.
  • Real-World Learning for Student Journalists

    Figuring out what makes a good story and how to tell it helps young reporters boost their critical-thinking skills—and that’s especially true at this historic moment.