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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Teaching Students to Recognize and Resist Political Manipulation

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Embracing Failure: Building a Growth Mindset Through the Arts

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Blended Learning: Making it Work in Your Classroom

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Integrating Social and Emotional Competencies Into Academic Content

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The Optimal Seating Plan? Letting Your Students Choose

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Justice Committee: Using Restorative Practices to Resolve Conflicts
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Justice Committee: Using Restorative Practices to Resolve Conflicts

Students at Pittsfield Middle High School are trained to mediate conflicts between their fellow students—and between students and teachers.

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Competency-Based Learning: Developing Mastery of Skills and Content
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Competency-Based Learning: Developing Mastery of Skills and Content

At Pittsfield Middle High School, students choose how they will show what they have learned.

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The Site Council: Empowering Students Through School Governance
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The Site Council: Empowering Students Through School Governance

Students have the majority vote on deciding school policy.

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A Town Helps Transform Its School

A low-performing rural school in New Hampshire reached out to the local community for help turning things around.

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Helping Your Students Identify Their Values

Have your students write about the principles they want to live by, using these prompts to help them get started.

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Scaffolding Grit

It starts with integrating passion-based learning into your classroom.

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9 Strategies for Motivating Students in Mathematics

Keep your high school math students engaged with these techniques.

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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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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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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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9 Strategies for Motivating Students in Mathematics

Keep your high school math students engaged with these techniques.

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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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5 Ways to Say Goodbye to Your Graduating Students

Edutopia blogger Rebecca Alber offers five classroom end-of-the-year activities for engaging your graduating students.

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