George Lucas Educational Foundation

9-12 High School

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

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Resources for Using iPads in Grades 9-12

Looking for advice on integrating iPads in high school classrooms? In this curated guide, we’ve compiled resources to help you find apps, learn about best practices, and explore ideas for engaging activities.

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Schools and the "instaself" Lives of Teens

As the app world encourages students to turn inward, schools can serve the critical role of reconnecting them to the world where they actually live. Schools and the "instaself" Lives of Teens

The Challenges of Adolescence (and How Parents and Educators Can Help)

Three recent studies show why we need to divert middle and high school students from values and behaviors that may harm them in adulthood.

Class Discussion to Encourage Critical Thinking

For high school educators, this list of resources, guides, and downloads will help you implement Socratic seminars and other classroom discussion models that encourage critical thinking.

Common Core Math: Best Resources for High School Educators

Looking for Common-Core-aligned resources for mathematics? Explore this compilation of useful CCSS math resources for high school educators.

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Exploring the World in Your Class

A collection of games that teachers can use in class to explore issues around immigrants and refugees.

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Flexible Classrooms: Making Space for Personalized Learning
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The Optimal Seating Plan? Letting Your Students Choose

Allowing students to move the furniture can help you differentiate instruction and give your students more agency in their learning.

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Getting Students Into College Is Not Enough

See how one high school shapes its PBL curriculum—available online for free—to help prepare students to progress all the way to college graduation.

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When Mindfulness Feels Like a Necessity

It’s quick and easy to implement, and has proven benefits including boosted working memory and reduced stress.

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13 Powerful SEL Activities

Build social and emotional skills into any class.

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Real-Time Assessment: Providing a Window Into Student Learning
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Challenging Every Student in the Room

Easy ways to quickly gather student data every day—and how you can use it to reach all of your students, whether they’re ahead or behind.

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Love Lessons

Valentine’s Day is a great time to get students thinking critically about a complex human emotion.

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Kids Speak Out on Student Engagement

Blogger and English teacher Heather Wolpert-Gawron asked her eighth grade students what they find most engaging in the classroom.

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Bell Ringer Exercises

Edutopia blogger Todd Finley presents an overview of bell work - short, focused exercises to help students make the most of valuable classroom time.

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8 Strategies for Teaching Academic Language

Edutopia blogger Todd Finley explains how academic language differs from social language and offers eight specific strategies for teaching the vocabulary that students require to succeed in the Common Core and on the SAT.

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9 Strategies for Motivating Students in Mathematics

Guest blogger Alfred Posamentier, Dean of Mercy College's School of Education, presents nine intrinsic motivation strategies for engaging students in secondary math classes.

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How to End the Dropout Crisis: Ten Strategies for Student Retention

Proven tactics for keeping kids engaged and in school, all the way through high school graduation.

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6 Engaging End-of-Year Projects

Consider one of these six engaging and creative student projects to wrap of the school year.

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Don’t Listen to Music While Studying

Guest blogger David Cutler, a history, government and journalism teacher, asks us to face the music about whether or not listening our favorite tunes while studying actually helps our concentration.

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