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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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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.


Arts-Infused Project-Based Learning: Crafting Beautiful Work

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Modifying the Flipped Classroom: The "In-Class" Version

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Advisory: 22 Ways to Build Relationships for Educational Success

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Laughter, Learning, and Why Teens Are Such a Tough Crowd

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The Flipped Classroom: Pro and Con

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Student-Led Meetings: Empowering Student Voice
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Student-Led Meetings: Empowering Student Voice

Students at University Park Campus School grow into their power and potential through student-led meetings.

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Low-Stakes Writing: Writing to Learn, Not Learning to Write
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Low-Stakes Writing: Writing to Learn, Not Learning to Write

University Park Campus School uses low-stakes writing to scaffold instruction, develop student voice, and foster critical thinkers.

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Summer Reading Recommendations: a Dive Into Young Adult Fiction

Check out these young adult fiction page-turners -- and then recommend them to your own kids or the students you teach.

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Engage Parents as Partners to Close the Digital Divide

As a homegrown solution, schools aren't waiting for federal funding. Instead, they are enlisting parents as partners to help close the digital divide.

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Judgment: Navigating Choices and Decisions

Adolescents need guidance in learning judgment -- academic-cognitive and social-emotional -- while their prefrontal cortex is transitioning into a more efficient network for making decisions and achieving goals.

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5 Reasons to Read for Reluctant Readers

Here are five reasons to motivate students to read more. One reason: Reading makes you smarter and a better writer. 

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Letters to the Next President 2.0

By separating heated rhetoric from effective argument styles, today's young writers and thinkers examine the national political debate as their first step toward becoming tomorrow's voters.

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How to Creatively Integrate Science and Math

Blogger Ben Johnson makes a case for more collaboration between math and science teachers.

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Games to Teach Financial Literacy

Andrew Miller, Edutopia's resident advocate for game-based learning, teams up with financial literacy expert Brian Page to look at some friendly, engaging options to promote financial literacy among students.

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Project-Based Learning: Success Start to Finish
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What Makes Project-Based Learning a Success?

At this high school in Texas, where every class is project-based, there is a commitment to a consistent process, a focus on relationships, and a commitment to relevance and rigor.

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What Neuroscience Reveals About Bullying by Educators

Neuroscientific evidence suggests lasting damage to the brains of teenagers subject to the so-called benefits of "tough love" practiced by educators.

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Using Project-Based Learning to Teach World Languages

World Languages community discussion group facilitator Don Doehla uses project-based learning to teach foreign language and meet state standards. He supplies three lessons as examples.

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How Collaborative Learning Leads to Student Success

Encouraging students to reach out to each other to solve problems and share knowledge builds collaborative skills and leads to deeper learning at The College Preparatory School.

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Recess for High School Students
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Recess for High School Students

Last year, Montpelier High shifted its schedule to free up 15 minutes -- for recess. Teachers and students find they are more calm and focused, with a camaraderie that continues into the classroom.

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