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Independent/boarding school admissions resources?

Looking for informational brochures/posters/websites/handouts aimed at students/parents about the school selection and application process for private boarding high schools in the United States or Canada; not for specific schools, but for the process in general. Links or descriptions are appreciated. [more inside]
posted by msittig on Jan 29, 2014 - 1 answer

 

Help me give my Sci-Fi Elective slightly more structure

As a sort of follow up to this question I posted last school year, I am now four weeks into the Sci-Fi elective and am worried about the lack of structure I have in my class. I'm looking for ideas/activities to do with my students in class. More details below the fold. [more inside]
posted by ThaBombShelterSmith on Sep 17, 2013 - 15 answers

Technical Theater for Kids

I'm trying to find out if there are summer programs for kids (~13-15) who want to get involved in technical theater or backstage work in NYC. There seem to be a lot of paid summer acting classes, but I'm not sure where to find or look for backstage volunteer work for young people. If anyone has specific programs or places to start looking, I'd appreciate it.
posted by edbles on Jul 20, 2013 - 3 answers

How can I relearn high school subjects?

I want to relearn algebra, chemistry, basic mechanics, and basic physics this summer. For free? [more inside]
posted by Grandysaur on Apr 25, 2013 - 12 answers

Classroom management advice plz

I'm a newly certified teacher, teaching in the UK, and I'm getting eaten alive. How do I survive the year? [more inside]
posted by marcusesses on Sep 24, 2012 - 26 answers

getting the real deal about colleges

As an international student (equivalent 'rising senior') in high school, how can I discern what a college or university is really like, past all the glossy paper? More questions, and details, within. [more inside]
posted by undue influence on Aug 20, 2012 - 14 answers

Jocks, Nerds and Rebels (tm)

To what extent do American Highschools resemble the stereotypical American Highschool seen in just about every movie and TV show ever, withever present competition for social status, rigidly defined cliques, omnipresent bullying, etc... etc?
posted by Artw on Jul 18, 2012 - 86 answers

Step 1: college. Step 2: ??? Step 3: become a high school history teacher.

Right now, you're a college freshman. In ten years, you want to be a high school history teacher, probably somewhere in the northeast U.S. What path are you going to take to get there? [more inside]
posted by amy lecteur on Mar 7, 2012 - 17 answers

How can I get more RAM for our school's slow computers?

How can I come up with 250 sticks of 1GB DDR2 PC2-4200 RAM? (Our local high school has 150 PCs running Window 7 with just 1GB of RAM.) [more inside]
posted by Mike Mongo on Feb 1, 2012 - 16 answers

Do we just flip a coin?

How do we evaluate public school options in Massachusetts? [more inside]
posted by A Terrible Llama on Oct 12, 2011 - 16 answers

Teach me how to teach mythology!

I've been given a mythology class to teach, mostly to juniors and seniors (at a public high school in California). Yay! However, the previous teacher won't let me borrow her material, and my mythological education was taking one class in college and a lot self-teaching (thus, there are gaping holes in my knowledge). And so, mefites, hope me figure out the best way to teach this class! [more inside]
posted by guster4lovers on Aug 28, 2011 - 36 answers

Best. First. Day. Ever.

Teachers of Metafiilter: Give me your first day/week of school hacks. Also for non-teachers: What are your best first day of school memories? When you think of your favourite classes in high school, what stands out? [more inside]
posted by guster4lovers on Aug 11, 2011 - 32 answers

Should I teach science? Should I teach anything?

Should I become a high school science teacher? Lots of background info. [more inside]
posted by Roman Graves on Jul 31, 2011 - 26 answers

Montesorri, then public high school?

Looking for experiences from students, teachers, parents on kids who went to a Montessori school for 'grade school' - but then went on to attend a public high school.
posted by mrmarley on Apr 12, 2011 - 8 answers

How can I help my academically failing brother before it's too late?

How can I offer options to a low-achieving California high school senior? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 30, 2010 - 21 answers

"If a student hasn't learned..."

What are some programs that help mid-career teachers to improve the way they teach, especially teaching lower-performing students? [more inside]
posted by ES Mom on Aug 16, 2010 - 5 answers

How can laptops for every high school student be beneficial?

I am a teacher at a high school that will be providing netbooks to every single student this fall. I am trying to consider ways that this will be helpful in the classroom, particularly in a math classroom. If you knew that every child in the classroom had their own netbook and the classroom were wireless, what would you like to see happen that would help students learn math? Please fire away ideas. All are welcome - whether brainstorm ideas or maybe you know of a particular website or web-based tool that would help students. Particularly, I'd like to assess students' progress as they learn as well as to provide them multiple ways to learn/experience the fundamental concepts in a math course. What would YOU have wanted if you had a laptop and wireless in high school? Thanks for your suggestions!!!
posted by mathmatters on Jul 10, 2010 - 21 answers

Should I do Adult VCE?

Considering taking an Australian Year 12 course as an adult in order to improve my prospects for getting into my course of choice... but I already finished high school in another country. Is the idea completely crazy and should I just settle for what I can get into with my current academic record? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 29, 2010 - 13 answers

Student-teacher texting, write or wrong?

High School Teachers! Would you ever let your students text you about school or personal situations? If you knew of a fellow teacher who was receiving texts from a student, would you say anything to them and how would you approach it? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 22, 2010 - 29 answers

Looking for a retirement song.

Musicfilter: Looking for a song for a friends retirement. She's retiring from high school English teaching after 34 years. We're looking for something along the lines of: upbeat, rock and roll genre, has a positive message, sad to leave friends but happy to not grade any more papers, hoping she left a positive influence. She is considering a couple of songs, one by the Association, one by the Eagles and one by Daughtry (she can't remember the titles of the songs). All clever and fun recommendations are appreciated.
posted by crios on Nov 18, 2009 - 8 answers

Taking high schoolers to Broadway?

How can I bring my low-income high school students to an off-Broadway show? [more inside]
posted by airguitar2 on Oct 19, 2009 - 14 answers

Recent trends in high school marketing and education methods?

What are the trends around the world underlying the most successful (I guess I am talking financially mostly) high schools around the world these days? What are the marketing buzzwords driving the race for students? My old high school is in trouble and I'd like to help if I can. [more inside]
posted by zaebiz on Aug 17, 2009 - 7 answers

A "top" school district-- how important?

Public education filter: if you went to school in a good district, a not-so-great district, or an in-between district, how did it affect the quality of your education and your success later in life? [more inside]
posted by Bardolph on Jun 23, 2009 - 37 answers

Please help me understand people's objections to year-round public school.

Please help me understand people's objections to year-round public school. [more inside]
posted by cheapskatebay on Apr 23, 2009 - 58 answers

"School sucks, except for art!"

My son (13 y.o., 8th grade) is exhibiting innate talent in the visual arts. Last night, he bemoaned to me that he wished his school curriculum was weighted more heavily on the art side. This got me thinking about looking into magnet-type high-schools and other schools that feature strong arts education. Any suggestions on where I should start looking and issues to consider? Any thoughts about the necessity of a "portfolio" and what that entails? Did you or someone close to you attend a school like this; if so, what were your experiences? (I am art-clueless, so the more detail, the better. We live in the Boston/Cambridge MA area.) [more inside]
posted by not_on_display on Mar 12, 2009 - 23 answers

TeachFilter, meet NaiveFilter: Degrees and Attractability

Teaching high school with a postgraduate degree? [more inside]
posted by theefixedstars on Feb 28, 2009 - 12 answers

Skipping My Senior Year. Yay or Nay?

I want to skip my Senior year of High School and go to Culinary school instead. Is this a bad idea? [more inside]
posted by 47triple2 on Jan 5, 2009 - 62 answers

Looking for successful lessons from art class when you were a teenager.

What exercises or experiences do you remember most from art class when you were a kid? Did you ever have an "aha!" moment, and, if so, what caused it? [more inside]
posted by nímwunnan on Nov 23, 2008 - 11 answers

How can I increase my chances at an 800 SAT Math?

I've studied for weeks (20 hours per week these past three weeks), I've paid attention in math class for years, and I've taken dozens of practice tests. But how to go from 780 to 800? [more inside]
posted by Precision on Jun 6, 2008 - 41 answers

Looking for articles on a particular philosophy of education

I'm writing a monstrous paper on the "cross-curricular" teaching method for middle school and high school. I have searched ERIC, JSTOR, and psycINFO with all kinds of keyword combos, and I'm still not coming up with decent theoretical or empirical articles. I really need the help of the Collective BrainFilter. I'll explain further inside... [more inside]
posted by tzikeh on Apr 19, 2008 - 10 answers

Does cost/benefit compute?

What, if anything, are the advantages of attending an expensive private prep school over a local public high school. [more inside]
posted by Xurando on Apr 2, 2008 - 47 answers

I shortchanged myself in education

How do you get the education you should have gotten in high school and college? [more inside]
posted by Tuwa on Nov 21, 2007 - 26 answers

Are online/distance high schools worthwhile?

Are distance/online high schools worth the money/effort, with special regard to AP courses? [more inside]
posted by Anoxs on Jun 12, 2007 - 11 answers

Hello, I'll be your substitute teacher today. My Indian-name is He-who-breaths-erratically-into-paper-bag...

How can I be a good substitute teacher for middle and high school kids? [more inside]
posted by es_de_bah on Apr 30, 2007 - 18 answers

What would you have loved to learn about in a high school travel and tourism class?

Travel & Tourism filter: I've been tasked with teaching a travel and tourism course for the rest of the school year. What would you have loved to learn about in a high school travel and tourism class? Conversely, is there anything that you wish you did learn?
posted by maxpower on Dec 21, 2006 - 26 answers

Foreign family member exchange student troubles

What are our options in this fairly unique exchange-student situation, where a family member is being denied access to our local school? [more inside]
posted by Invoke on Oct 10, 2005 - 10 answers

high school movies?

Movies set in schools? [more inside]
posted by chronic sublime on Sep 30, 2005 - 46 answers

Field trip ideas for high school math class

Field Trip Filter - Where would you take a 10th grade math class on a field trip? [more inside]
posted by wannabehippie on May 11, 2005 - 9 answers

Media Education Advice

How do I make media education for high schoolers interesting? [mi] [more inside]
posted by calistasm on Nov 18, 2004 - 11 answers

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