George Lucas Educational Foundation

9-12 High School

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

  • Showing Up for Conversations About Social Justice

    It takes courage to reflect on your own privilege, but when teachers commit to vulnerability during class discussions, it builds respect and trust.
  • Your Checklist for Virtual Project-Based Learning

    It’s actually a good time for challenging, independent projects. Here are some of the steps you should consider as you prepare your students to get started online.
    Glenn Whitman, Ian Kelleher
  • How to Support LGBTQ Students During Distance Learning

    Teachers can be a real lifeline for queer or gender nonconforming students who don’t feel accepted at home.
  • 8 Strategies to Improve Participation in Your Virtual Classroom

    Educators share their best synchronous and asynchronous strategies to boost student participation during online learning.
  • Engaging Students in Virtual Instruction With the Camera Off

    Giving students the option to turn their cameras off may make them more comfortable and open up new possibilities for teaching.
  • How to Choose Words That Motivate Students During Online Learning

    Framing assignments in student-centric rather than teacher-centric ways can encourage engagement and persistence in learning.
  • We Need More SEL in High Schools (Here’s How)

    Through advisory groups, orientations, and one-to-one coaching, schools are helping incoming students adjust to the social and emotional challenges of high school.
  • 7 Classroom Management Mistakes—and the Research on How to Fix Them

    Whether our emotions get the best of us, or we fall into familiar but unproductive habits, here are 7 common classroom management mistakes, and what the research suggests you should do instead.
  • 3 Participation Strategies for Live Video Instruction

    Most teachers develop ways to encourage classroom participation, but may not yet have ones for distance learning. These are easy to use anytime.
  • What Teens Say They Need, and How Schools Can Adjust

    Students say they want a voice in the big education decisions that affect their lives—and their top concerns are backed by plenty of research.
  • 7 Guidelines for Setting Up Clear Online Lessons

    The way a lesson is laid out online can make all the difference in whether a student can follow along and execute it successfully.
  • Keys to Success in Distance Learning

    Educators from around the country shared their advice about making remote instruction work for middle and high school students.
  • Using Google Slides to Make Virtual Math Classes More Engaging

    The popular tool helps teachers assess students’ thought processes and provides opportunities for students to work together to solve problems.
  • Lessons From a Summer of Teaching in a Hybrid Classroom

    When some students are in class and others are attending live online, teachers have unique challenges and opportunities.
  • Teaching Drama in Distance Learning

    Tips and strategies to help literature and drama teachers adapt theatrical pedagogy for the Zoom stage.

Follow Edutopia

  • facebook icon
  • twitter icon
  • instagram icon
  • pinterest icon
  • youtube icon
  • Privacy Policy
  • Terms of Use

George Lucas Educational Foundation