Teachers will find general advice on classroom management and teaching techniques for working with diverse teenagers of varying abilities and backgrounds, as well as creative tried-and-true lesson plans covering key subjects and topics taught in the junior and senior high school years.
Parents will find information on helping their child stay focused and successful, despite the many pressures and challenges many students face in high school, from exam and test-taking stress, to bullying and peer pressure, to homework overload and scheduling conflicts.
Curricula subjects covered in the High School area of Bright Hub Education include English and Language Arts, History, Math, and Science.
Some of Vincent Van Gogh’s most popular paintings include night scenes, such as brightly lit cafes and starry skies. Using thick, directional strokes of color, your students can create their own Van Gogh-inspired night scenes.
Many consider Claude Monet the most famous of the Impressionist artists. Monet designed a garden at his home in Giverny to provide beautiful subject matter for his works. Taking inspiration from their own surroundings, your students can create their very own garden-themed works to take home!
Many consider Paul Cezanne the father of modern art. He spent hours painting outdoors, scrutinizing his surroundings for geometric forms for a pleasing motif. Using Cezanne’s method of identifying and arranging shapes, your students will create their own landscapes in the style of Cezanne.
Henri Matisse, known as the master colorist of the 20th century, helped create a fury in the art world when he began using color in ways that defied the traditional methods of the time. Teach your students to paint an interior piece influenced by this great artist.
Dating is serious business for teens and, as a parent, your job is to provide guidance that protects them as much as possible. Although you cannot possibly prevent every broken heart, you can teach them to get to know a potential boyfriend or girlfriend before things become too serious.
Whether the goal involves getting that important scholarship, improving in their basketball game or getting into the right college, goals are important. Goal setting is not a skill we are born with and requires some thinking to set the right goals. The goals should be specific to what you wish to ac
As a caring, responsible teacher, you are always on the lookout for material to help explain the damage that students who are bullied or left out can endure. This lesson plan and download will help you use Buffy the Vampire Slayer as an example.
Whether you teach a class dedicated to psychology or philosophy or you want to delve into one of these topics in your traditional high school English class, discover how two episodes of Buffy the Vampire Slayer can provide helpful material. A PowerPoint guide is included.
Looking for a fun yet educational idea for Halloween week in your High School English classroom? Discover how you can use episodes of Buffy the Vampire Slayer to compare and contrast with classic black and white creature features of the past.
To your teen, adulthood and a career may seem like a lifetime away, but as a parent, you realize it is just around the corner. You cannot make this major life decision for your child, but you can provide guidance and assistance to make it easier.
Whether your students read the Harry Potter series in earlier grades or have only watched the movie versions, this novel brings the primary themes of the book collection to light and is well worth reading as a class.
One of the most important things in a teen’s world is making and maintaining good relationships. From friends to boyfriends or girlfriends, these relationships give many teens a sense of belonging and a peer group that helps them to cope with the daily stresses of school and of life.
Inspiring students to do well in school is not only the job of teachers and school counselors. Parents can help children become motivated by showing them how “boring” schoolwork can help them reach their goals for the future.
Truman Capote penned the first true crime novel, “In Cold Blood,” based on the 1959 murders of the Clutter family. Help your classroom prepare to read it with consideration, discussion and two PowerPoints available for download.
Once you have decided to teach In Cold Blood, chances are that as a good teacher, you will be looking for some creative lessons that will enhance your students’ education and interaction with the central ideas and themes of the novel.