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9-12 High School

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

  • Home science experiment

    4 Questions Designed to Make Hybrid Science Classes More Equitable

    Online and in-person students can still learn the basic concepts behind lab experiments with the right supports.
    Lee Ferguson
    449
  • Teenager participating in a virtual meeting with her teacher on her laptop

    Guiding Special Education Students to Stay on Track for Success in Hybrid Classrooms

    Coaching special education students on metacognitive strategies helps them stay motivated during the pandemic.
    270
  • Teenager participating in a virtual meeting on her laptop

    A Model for Setting Up Group Work in High School Math

    Collaboration is beneficial for student learning, and a strategy designed for distance learning makes it manageable and engaging.
    435
  • Illustration concept for community

    A Daily Ritual That Builds Trust and Community Among Students

    An activity that encourages students to open up about a person close to them can bring a whole class together in profound ways.
    5.3k
  • Teenage girl distance learning on laptop at home

    Strategies to Encourage Students to Turn Their Cameras On

    Incorporating SEL approaches, playing games, and giving students options can inspire them to show their faces.
    19.8k
  • An illustration concept of a group of students communicating through one technology platform

    8 Strategies to Improve Participation in Your Virtual Classroom

    Educators share their best synchronous and asynchronous strategies to boost student participation during online learning.
    35k
  • Illustration showing pencil erasing scribble

    How to Help Students Focus on What They’re Learning, Not the Grade

    Work that emphasizes students’ developing skills instead of a graded product reminds them to see learning as their goal.
    9.9k
  • High school students taking an exam in class

    8 Ways to Reduce Student Cheating

    Clarity about learning objectives and questions that focus on the thinking process can lessen the chance that students will cheat.
    1k
  • Teacher kneels down to help a student in 9th grade English class

    Want Students to Master Literary Analysis? Try Starting With a Vocabulary Lesson 

    Unless they understand words such as ‘symbolize’ and ‘connote,’ it’s difficult for students to analyze literature well.
    879
  • Silhouette of young teen girl sitting on floor

    A Trauma-Informed Approach to Teaching the Colonization of the Americas

    Preparing for the emotions that may arise from discussions of genocide and oppression can help teachers avoid traumatizing students.
    1.9k
  • Teacher leading a virtual lesson in her empty classroom

    Rethinking Homework for This Year—and Beyond

    A schoolwide effort to reduce homework has led to a renewed focus on ensuring that all work assigned really aids students’ learning.
    4.4k
  • an illustration of students learning online with masks

    6 Exercises to Get to Know Your Students Better—and Increase Their Engagement

    Celebrating your middle and high school students' unique identities can bolster connections and improve performance in school.
    9.2k
  • Middle grade aged girl distance learning on laptop at home

    5 Ways to Take Some of the Distance Out of Distance Learning

    It’s important this year to keep connecting with students and fostering their engagement in learning.
    1.6k
  • Teacher grading papers

    How to Spend Less Time Grading

    Carefully deciding what to grade and providing students with rubrics can make grading less time-consuming.
    3.6k

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