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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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    Using Technology to Support 10 Executive Functioning Skills

    Teachers can use a variety of digital resources to foster the skills students need for long-term success.
    Eric Rodriguez
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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.
  • Illustration concept for deemphasizing F grades

    The Case Against Zeros in Grading

    Teachers can rethink their grading practices to make them more mathematically fair for students and allow for redemption for a missed assignment.
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  • High school classroom with teacher and students

    A Question Teachers Should Ask as Often as Possible

    Push students past simple recall into deeper thought and engagement by adding this short follow-up question to your repertoire.
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  • Two high school students sit in class listening to their teacher

    Let’s Start This Year by Focusing on Learning Gains

    There’s a lot of talk about learning loss, but teachers can guide students to reflect on all the ways they’ve grown during the pandemic.
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  • Teacher working with high school students

    Teaching Kids to Give and Receive Quality Peer Feedback

    Building a classroom culture of feedback requires scaffolding and a safe, nurturing environment, but it’s worth the effort, teachers say.
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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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  • Teacher drawing diagram on a whiteboard

    Using Drawings for Formative Assessment

    Asking middle and high school students to sketch something they’re learning can give teachers a clear sense of what they do and don’t understand.
    1.6k
  • High school students sitting at their desks and listening to their teacher

    5 Metacognitive Questions For Students Learning New Material

    New materials can leave kids in the fog. Here are five metacognitive questions they can use to find their way and become more independent learners.
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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.
    44.3k
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    5 Ways to Use Word Clouds in the Classroom

    Try these strategies for creating and using word clouds to help students better understand a topic and see it from a different angle.
    516
  • 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.
    10.6k
  • How to Introduce Lessons on Disability

    Disability should have a place in schools’ anti-bias work along with race, gender, sexual orientation, and religion.
  • High school classroom with teacher and students

    Shifting Into Deeper Learning

    A focus on belonging, creativity, and metacognition is helping one school lead students away from superficial learning.
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