Author: Beth Fertig
High School & Society
Listen to "How Teachers Can Make Us Feel Safe" on This Teenage Life
What is a “comfort teacher”? Teens have many ways of talking about the teachers they can confide in and talk to when times are hard. Whether they’re called “mentors” or “safe adults,” these educators have a few things in common according to the teens featured in this latest episode of the podcast This Teenage Life.
High School Life
Listen to “Academic Pressure,” on This Teenage Life
Academic pressure can bring out the best and worst in students. Some teens get so invigorated by the chance to prove themselves that they fall down the proverbial rabbit hole, and enjoy reading every piece of research they can find before writing a paper or taking a test. But for others, the pressure to succeed can lead to procrastination, headaches, anxiety attacks, and sleepless nights.
High School Redesign
"When Will I Ever Use This?" "How About Today?" Opportunities and Challenges of Modeling with Mathematics in Algebra 1
“Economic access and full citizenship depend crucially on math and science literacy.” Those words were written by Bob Moses more than 20 years ago in describing his evolution from a…
High School Life
Listen to Teens Discuss What Mattered Most to Them in High School Classes
Far too often, young people in U.S. high schools are expected to learn the same thing at the same time in their classes. Teachers present a lesson and lead the discussion, and each student then completes the same assignment. But this can lead to disengagement for students.
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