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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Collaboration: How to Transfer Skills Outside of the Classroom?

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Blogging in the 21st-Century Classroom

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Blogging in the 21st-Century Classroom

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Journaling the Old-School Way

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Supporting Students With Interrupted Educations

Four strategies for helping students who have missed portions of their schooling—and examples of how teachers are using these strategies.

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Teaching the College Essay

Your students can write argumentative essays, but they need additional guidance to produce standout personal narratives.

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Using Find and Replace as a Writing Tool

This simple tool can highlight word and punctuation choices to help developing writers examine the mechanics of their writing.

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Alternatives to the 5 Paragraph Essay

While the standard essay format is a useful scaffold, it’s important to teach students other, more authentic kinds of writing as well.

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Domingo: Somebody Just Like Me

When students see themselves reflected in their teachers, it shows them that they too can succeed.

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Talking Politics: Valuing Different Perspectives
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Talking Politics: Valuing Different Perspectives

Students learn how to share and listen to opposing beliefs with empathy.

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6 Strategies for Taking High-Quality Notes

Get your students thinking deeply while they’re taking notes—and show them how to make the most of those notes later.

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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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How to Manage Cell Phones in the Classroom

What is your school and classroom cell phone policy? Read these tips when devising an effective plan for student use of mobile phones of campus.

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Common Core in Action: 10 Visual Literacy Strategies

Do you wish your students could better understand and critique the images that saturate their waking life? That's the purpose of visual literacy (VL), to explicitly teach a collection of competencies that will help students think through, think about and...

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20 Tips for Developing Positive Relationships With Parents

Blogger Elena Aguilar shares 20 tips to help teachers better connect with parents.

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Equation of Success: Top Ten Responsibilities that Students Must Own

Middle-school teacher Heather Wolpert-Gawron says requiring students to take responsibility in their own academic success is an important part of the school reform equation.

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Resources and Downloads for Teaching Critical Thinking

Educators from the Bay Area's KIPP King Collegiate High School and the KIPP network have provided these resources for you to use in your own school.

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The Importance of Community Involvement in Schools

Family and community involvement play essential roles in the success of schools, explains blogger Anne O'Brien.

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