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9-12 High School

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

  • 7 Guidelines for Setting Up Clear Online Lessons

    The way a lesson is laid out online can make all the difference in whether a student can follow along and execute it successfully.
    Elizabeth Skopec
  • A Model for Creating an Inclusive American Lit Curriculum

    A high school teacher connected the standard curriculum to the work of a living, local poet to better engage all of her students.
  • Bringing Student Voice Into IEP Conversations

    Asking students questions like these can help educators and parents craft effective individualized education programs.
  • One Word to Drop From Your Teacher Vocabulary

    A simple change in language can show students how mistakes are useful and how struggle can be productive.
  • 5 Apps to Enhance Distance Learning

    These (mostly free) applications allow teachers to create virtual classrooms, record lessons, and collect student work.
  • Distance Learning FAQ: Solving Teachers’ and Students’ Common Problems

    Lessons learned from problems during remote learning can help inform teaching and learning this fall.
  • 3 Lessons From Online Learning to Take Back to the Classroom

    For some teachers, emergency remote instruction birthed new instructional practices that they plan to continue after distance learning ends.
  • Creating an Inclusive Virtual Classroom

    Distance learning can feel impersonal and inaccessible, but there are ways to help students feel a sense of connection and access academic material.
  • A Student-Centered Model of Blended Learning

    When educators at a Washington, DC, high school ditched their lectures and devised a self-paced blended learning model, their students thrived.
  • Distance Learning Strategies to Bring Back to the Classroom

    When schools closed, teachers were forced to get creative—and they’ve learned things they can use when they’re back at school.
  • Adapting Science Lessons for Distance Learning

    With a little creativity, students can still take part in science experiments and discussions while learning at home.
  • Creating a Schoolwide Culture of Critique

    A framework called six thinking hats helps students learn the essential skill of giving and receiving feedback.
  • How to Keep Students’ Attention in a Virtual Classroom

    Teachers worried about students zoning out during distance learning can lean on these programs for help.
  • Using Children’s Books to Teach Literary Theory in High School

    Literary theory can be a tough topic for high school students—a simple story may be just the scaffold they need to start figuring it out.
  • Reflections—and Lessons Learned—From Remote Learning

    Experiences during remote learning inspire a teacher to reconsider—and refresh—her curriculum for the fall.

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