High School

Experienced educators share short videos with effective strategies for anyone teaching or wishing to teach high school classes.

Breathing Exercises to Support Mental, Emotional, and Social Health

Explore deep breathing with Michelle Presley, a health education expert. Discover how it reduces stress, slows the heart rate, and boosts well-being. Learn the Belly Breathing technique, perfect for high school students. Elevate teaching, enhance lives, and boost resilience.

Engagement Through Feedback and Choice

Join Kelli Merrill-Topliff, an elementary PE teacher, as she unveils a powerful method for boosting student engagement. By focusing on perceived competence through specific feedback and choice-based learning, this approach fosters intrinsic motivation and enthusiasm across all grade levels and subjects. Don’t miss the chance to revolutionize your teaching methods.

Using Jamboard to Build Rapport with Students

Monica Galvan, a bilingual teacher, shares effective techniques using Jamboard, a free digital whiteboard tool. Her strategies apply to all grade levels and subjects, promoting engagement, check-ins, collaborative projects, and well-being assessments. Monica offers practical guidance for educators looking to improve teacher-student interactions.

"This video introduces 'The One-Pager', a versatile teaching tool that allows students to express their understanding of lessons creatively and concisely. The tool can be used across various forms of content, including text, film, and songs. It provides an efficient way to fill extra class time and makes grading more enjoyable for educators. The One-Pager is easy to adapt and modify to suit the needs of language learners and students with special needs. The video offers valuable tips on structuring the activity, suggesting the use of a gallery walk at the end of the class to exhibit students' work.

The One-Pager Activity

Jenée Fawson, a Spanish teacher, introduces “The One-Pager,” a versatile teaching tool. It’s a single-page activity where students visually summarize key lesson concepts using symbols and words. This strategy works for various subjects and grade levels, fostering creativity and engagement while being easy for teachers to implement. “The One-Pager” is an effective, adaptable resource for educators.

Setting and managing expectations with secondary students is the key to building positive relationships and maintaining classroom management. Watch this video to learn about some key tips and strategies before walking into your classroom.

Classroom Management In Secondary Grades

Christine Ybarra, a teacher leader with the California Reading and Literature Project, offers valuable classroom management tips for secondary classrooms. She stresses the importance of clear expectations, engaging introductions, and consistency. Ybarra also advises on handling unforeseen challenges positively. Her insights empower teachers to improve classroom management for more effective teaching.

Building Rapport at the Door with Ashlee Lidyoff

Build Rapport at the Door

Ashlee Lidyoff, an academic coach, shares the impactful strategy of “Building Rapport at the Door.” Greeting students by name as they enter your classroom fosters a positive and supportive learning environment. This technique, suitable for all grade levels, particularly benefits middle and high school students. It sets a tone of positivity, helps you connect with students, and allows for emotional check-ins, enhancing the overall classroom experience.

Learn how to use the "Reading Like an Actor", a reading and thinking strategy used in the theater that can be valuable in the English Language Arts classroom. Judy Garey is a Professor Emerita, Author at Ventura College College District in Ventura, California.

Reading Like an Actor

Discover an exciting reading strategy with Judy Garey, an author and theater professor from Ventura College. Inspired by acting techniques, this approach delves into character evidence and biographies, bringing literature to life for middle and high school students. Enhance reading and writing skills while fostering a deeper connection with texts. Join Judy for creative teaching insights!

Learn how to use the "Reading Like an Actor", a reading and thinking strategy used in the theater that can be valuable in the English Language Arts classroom. Judy Garey is a Professor Emerita, Author at Ventura College College District in Ventura, California.


Unleash the potential of “Think-Pair-Share” with Jan Ferrer, a seasoned teacher and consultant. This dynamic routine amps up class discussions, promoting active engagement, collaboration, and critical thinking. Jan’s approach adapts to any grade level, subject, or class size, making it a versatile tool for both traditional and virtual classrooms. Elevate your teaching game with this proven technique!

Carisa Barnes Chunking a Text: Supports for Accessing Grade Level Texts

Chunking a Text: Supports for Accessing Grade Level Texts

Join Carisa Barnes, a seasoned Literacy Instructional Coach, to unlock the secret to conquering challenging texts with her strategy, “Chunking a Text.” Perfect for teachers in grades six through twelve, this technique can elevate reading comprehension in various subjects. Learn how to set reading purposes, craft engaging questions, and make sentences more manageable.

Fun Visual Math Puzzles

Join Cassandra Hayes, a math teacher in Fortuna Elementary School District, Fortuna, California, and a teacher consultant for the Redwood Writing Project, as she introduces an exciting math lesson to build algebraic thinking skills using “Visual Emoji Math Puzzles.” Suitable for third grade through high school, this math lesson fosters algebraic thinking. Replace variables with emojis for a fun twist.

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