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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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    With a few shifts in the classroom, teachers can encourage students to pay more attention to the skills they are building than to a number or letter score.
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    Neurodiverse students often struggle with organization in middle and high school, but they can be successful with the proper supports.
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  • Documentation Panels Are a Novel Way for Students to Demonstrate Their Learning

    This innovative assessment tool has students engage in metacognitive reflection by assembling and presenting evidence of their learning.
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  • Encouraging Middle and High School Students to Build Patience in the Classroom

    Waiting for a teacher’s support can be hard for some students, but with the right strategies, they can learn to use this time productively.
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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.
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  • A Stunning Educational Video Game Brings Students Inside Thoreau’s ‘Walden’

    High school students can explore core ideas like self-reliance and civil disobedience as they read ‘Walden’ and engage in the game.
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