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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Integrating Social and Emotional Competencies Into Academic Content

Collaboration, problem solving, and social awareness are as necessary as literacy and math.

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Teens Aren’t Too Old to Play

A few ways to let high school students play in English class—and they’re not entirely frivolous.

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Student-Centered Learning: Building Agency and Engagement
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Student-Centered Learning: Building Agency and Engagement

Peek inside a high school where teachers act as facilitators and students are directors of their own learning.

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Equity in Education: Empowering First-Generation Students to Succeed
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Confronting Inequity on the Path to College

At these three high schools, getting every student into college is an equity issue.

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Building Choice Into Your Students’ Reading

Create a literacy-rich environment by putting a lot of books in front of your students.

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Disagree With a Student’s Opinion?

Our job is to teach students the art of argument and to give feedback on how they express themselves—not what they express.

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Poetry Across the Curriculum

Comparing two poems side by side fosters deep thinking and rich discussion—even in classes beyond English.

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5 Best Practices for the Flipped Classroom

Blogger Andrew Miller offers some strategies for making the model work, including appropriate reflection, technology considerations, creating a need to know and more.

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Blended Learning: Making it Work in Your Classroom
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Blended Learning: Making it Work in Your Classroom

At P.K. Yonge Developmental Research School, integrating digital content with face-to-face learning has led to impressive gains in student achievement.

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Using Old Tech (Not Edtech) to Teach Thinking Skills

Butcher paper and Post-it notes can help students understand the collaborative thinking that takes place on a shared Google Doc.

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Teachers, What's Your Vision?

Blogger Elena Aguilar highlights how Restorative Justice helped one school greatly decrease suspensions.

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Teaching Adolescents How to Evaluate the Quality of Online Information

Use these strategies to help middle and high school students identify relevance, accuracy, bias, and reliability in the content they read.

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8 Ways to Use Music in the Language Arts Classroom

Blogger Heather Wolpert Gawron suggests ideas for bringing music into your language arts classroom such as using commercial jingles to teach persuasive writing techniques.

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The Importance of Student Journals and How to Respond Efficiently

Educator and blogger Todd Finley on why student journals are an important tool for measuring comprehension. And he shares his favorite reflective writing formats and describe a labor-saving method of teacher response.

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