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.
Academic writing has very little application outside of the classroom. Exit the ivory tower and teach something useful. Knowing how to write instructions for instructional writing will benefit students for a lifetime.
Students sometimes struggle to discuss a novel in small group settings. The key to having good group discussion is the work that happens before the discussion. Use the handout in this lesson to help student discuss the major events, conflicts and climax.
With the return to class approaching, you could probably use a few good ideas for getting to know your students and helping your class to bond. This game of Famous Pairs will break the ice and help older students work on communication skills.
When students reach 11th or 12th grade it is good for them to learn how to write a basic resume. Students in these grades are also reading novels with very complex characters like MacBeth, The Scarlet Letter and The Great Gatsby. Combine a lesson in resume writing with some character analysis.
In this assignment, students show their understanding of a main character in a novel through creating a shield. The shield created by the student is the visual aid for an oral book report, where the student can discuss the novel and explain the shield for a novel assessment.
Chemistry teachers have a responsibility to keep their students safe in lab. To avoid injury (and potential lawsuits) get all your students on board with basic safety precautions. These tips should help!
When students talk about great books, they create a “buzz” about the book. If students are involved in Accelerated Reader or if they have to read independent novels, this is one way for students to share the books they read with the class and to evaluate the student’s knowledge of the book. This lesson shows how to organize a book talk and how to make a book jacket.