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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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  • Encouraging High School Students to Think Deeply, Alone and Together

    One teacher guides her students to think deeply first in conversation with her, then with a peer and a larger group.
    Hannah North Tadenev
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  • Creating a Classroom That Is Student, not Teacher, Driven

    Teachers can take a step back and create lessons that put student explorations at the center of learning.
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  • 4 Proactive Steps to Avoid Misbehavior From the First Day of Class On

    Carefully working on relationship building right from the start of the school year can help teachers avoid discipline issues.
    4.3k
  • Guiding Students to Develop a Clear Understanding of Their Cell Phone Use

    Banning cell phones from classrooms can backfire, but teachers can help students think critically about this addictive technology.
    2.3k
  • Strategies for Managing Challenging Student Behaviors

    Student misbehavior has been particularly agonizing for teachers this year, but there are proactive steps educators can take to remedy it.
    1.7k
  • 4 Meaningful Activities to Mark the End of School

    Giving middle and high school students a chance to reflect on the past year and look ahead to the next can be very beneficial.
    1.7k
  • A Year of No Tests

    Removing summative assessments from instructional practice can make class more interesting, engaging, and stress free for students.
    1.6k
  • Making the Most of Your Classroom Walls

    Classroom walls don’t have to be Instagram-worthy so long as they display the right information and allow students to shine.
    1.7k
  • Relationship Building From Day 1

    Strategies for fostering relationships with middle and high school students starting on the first day of the school year and then growing them all year long.
    1.5k
  • High School Students Thrive When Given Choices in English Class

    ELA teachers can engage students by encouraging them to challenge themselves and discover the joy of learning.
    1.5k
  • A Critical Thinking Strategy for Student Note-Taking

    This graphic organizer guides students to categorize information while they’re taking notes, leading to deeper engagement.
    1.4k
  • A Step-by-Step Guide to Teaching Students to Work in Groups

    A strategy for giving students explicit feedback on group interactions promotes participation and collaboration.
    1.4k
  • Viewing Late Work Through an Equity Lens

    A teacher stopped penalizing late work and started asking students questions about why assignments were late. Here’s what he learned.
    1.4k
  • 6 Questions To Help Students Cope With Everyday Stress

    Stress can be an overwhelming force in teenagers’ lives. A few simple questions can help them find relief and get back to learning.
    615
  • 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.
    27.3k

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