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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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  • How to Create More Opportunities for Writing in Secondary ELA Classes

    Educators can reconsider what constitutes impactful writing instruction by giving students different opportunities to compose.
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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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  • 3 Key Areas to Reflect on This Summer

    As the year ends, high school teachers and administrators can assess their schools’ traditions, celebrations, and student leadership practices.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • ‘Am I Your Favorite Student?’

    This question comes up fairly often, and it’s a good idea to have an answer ready to go.
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  • A Year of No Tests

    Removing summative assessments from instructional practice can make class more interesting, engaging, and stress free for students.
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  • 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
  • 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.
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  • 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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  • 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.
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  • Guiding Students to Sustain Effort in School

    Secondary students can learn to manage assignments and achieve learning goals with teacher support and tools that promote success.
    304
  • 7 Attention-Getters to Use Instead of Raising Your Voice

    These visual and audio cues can help middle and high school teachers quickly get students back on track.
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