George Lucas Educational Foundation
9-12 High School
Explore and share tips, strategies, and resources for helping students develop in grades 9-12.
Designing Engaging Assignments
Three tips for coming up with work that sparks real engagement in your students.
The Joy in Teaching High School
Four tips for building authentic connections with your teen students.
In High School, the Kids Are Not All Right
With social and academic pressure mounting, a teacher shares what he’s learned about tracking his students’ mental well-being.
Effective Student-Led Discussions
Three approaches to guiding your students to take ownership over their discussions of shared texts.
5-Minute Writing Conferences
How to make conferencing on essays with 30 students manageable and effective—and the unexpected benefit conferences can bring.
Helping Students See How Graphs Work
Guide students to see past what graphs look like and understand what they represent using free online animations.
‘Bad Ads’ and the Study of Rhetoric
Analyzing whether an ad is misleading or not can be a great way to get students engaged in the study of rhetoric.
The Rhetorical Analysis of Poetry
Poems can be a valuable companion to nonfiction texts for covering rhetoric because of their compactness and vivid language.
Reading Digital Games as Texts
Story-driven digital games can drive students to explore concepts like linear and nonlinear narrative, the unreliable narrator, and more.
Honing Students’ Speaking Skills
Some guidelines for teaching all students to speak credibly and confidently—an essential skill for college and career success.