My teen aged niece has suddenly found a strong interest in statistics. What book would you recommend for a 14 year old who has good, but not advanced, math skills?
posted by honestcoyote
on Aug 15, 2014 -
This is one entry on a vocabulary list that asks for a definition of the word or phrase and the 'significance' of the word or part of the phrase. This is part of a 15-year-old's summer homework, but no explanation is given of what the 'significance' of the word significance
is. My take is that 'significance' is kind of an inherent effect or consequence of the word; for bubonic, I'd say the significance is civilization-changing death due to uncontrolled pest and population density. Any other ideas?
posted by Huck500
on Aug 6, 2014 -
I'm teaching high school-level English next year for students who need a high level of academic support and I want the class to be both highly engaging and content-rich.
If you were a kid who LOATHED writing for school, struggled with boring English classes, or can remember what elements you truly enjoyed in your high school English class, what advice would you pass my way? [more inside]
posted by kinetic
on Jul 17, 2014 -
I have a family member that has chosen to leave high school at 16. I need some help or resources for us to guide a constructive process. [more inside]
posted by occidental
on Jul 16, 2014 -
What have you read or watched that has changed the way you think about relationships, particularly what makes a good relationship? Bonus points for shorter texts and YouTube videos, but all texts should be approachable for high school juniors taking AP English for the first time. More specifics behind the cut. [more inside]
posted by guster4lovers
on Jul 7, 2014 -
I'm a principal at a therapeutic high school and my students are railing against our school dress code now that the warmer weather is here.
What's happening is that female students will be approached by female staff and the males vice versa, they are told their clothing is in violation of the school dress code, and they are given an opportunity to change/cover up.
If the student refuses to comply with the dress code, they serve an in-school detention during lunch. If it happens twice, parents are called.
But the kids are revolting. Literally. And in every sense of the word. [more inside]
posted by kinetic
on May 16, 2014 -
My neighbor has young teenage children and asked me what tech-related material they should be studying in school to assure themselves of the best employment opportunities in the future. I would like to be able to give her the most informed answer possible, so I came here for assistance.
What would you tell at 13-year-old who asks you what she or he should be sure to learn about to have the widest career options going forward?
posted by ranebo
on Apr 30, 2014 -
Piggybacking off of this question
to a certain extent -- what can I do now
to make myself more attractive for teaching positions at privates high schools when I finish up my Ph.D.? [more inside]
posted by munyeca
on Apr 7, 2014 -
I'm looking to find a few very short, preferably one-act, plays that are appropriate for students 14-18. Classics are OK, but I'm definitely more interested in stuff that's more contemporary (post-45?). [more inside]
posted by munyeca
on Mar 9, 2014 -
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 -
What are some short stories, books and movies that feature robots or artificial intelligence in prominent roles? Looking for accessible conversation starters; could be classic sci-fi or more contemporary stuff. This is for a high school class of students with a wide range of English skills and cultural backgrounds. We'd like to come up with a list that would have something appealing for everyone, and would be appropriate for a school setting. [more inside]
posted by beandip
on Jan 12, 2014 -
After high school, I pretty much disappeared off the radar of my crowd. I had my reasons, which weren't especially due to anyone I knew then, just my situation led me to make some changes to my locale and I lost touch with them over the years.
Now that Facebook has made looking up people so easy, my posse from high school has tracked me down and wants me to attend a party, a reunion of sorts. One of our cohort passed away unexpectedly and they put out all the stops to locate me once they got wind I was still alive and kicking. [more inside]
posted by diode
on Nov 3, 2013 -
I am a high school biology teacher in Chicago Public Schools. I am trying to find a small, creative noisemaker I can use as a signal to get the class to quiet down so I can give instructions. Some teachers raise their hands - however, this doesn't really work when they are busy peering through microscopes. [more inside]
posted by thelastpolarbear
on Oct 29, 2013 -
I'm going to be doing on-site critiques of high school literary magazines at an upcoming conference. I've worked as a reader and editor for several literary journals; what do I need to know about high school publications? [more inside]
posted by roll truck roll
on Oct 21, 2013 -
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 -
I'm the special education teacher in a therapeutic high school and I've got an amazingly smart male student with an assortment of behaviors (sleeping, work refusal) and diagnoses (depression, selective mutism) who needs help and I'm looking for some suggestions. Have you ever successfully worked with a kid like this? How? [more inside]
posted by kinetic
on Sep 11, 2013 -
A fellow alumnus of my Catholic high school has expressed interest in forming an LGBTQ alumni group. This is a very nebulous concept at the moment, but the current idea is to be visible and, where possible, provide outreach to students. Do you have experience with this or guidance to help us solidify this concept? [more inside]
posted by bfranklin
on Aug 21, 2013 -
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 -
I am a science teacher creating a professional development workshop for other science teachers. The topic is along the lines of "getting real scientific data and measurements from the web for your students to work with"
. The goal is to find "real" scientific data from the world beyond the classroom, that might make for more compelling classroom activities and investigations in high school and middle school science classes, such as biology/ecology, earth sciences, astronomy, physics, chemistry, etc. The data can be in the form of videos or images to be measured and analyzed, or raw numbers to crunch, or whatever. The data needs to be freely available on the web. Examples inside... [more inside]
posted by chr1sb0y
on Jul 8, 2013 -
My first double-digit high school reunion is quickly approaching. I have no idea what to expect, although I'm guessing that, like prom, TV and movies have given me a skewed idea of what these events are like. Did you go (or plan to go) to any of your reunions? What have your experiences been?
posted by C'est la D.C.
on May 30, 2013 -
I'm approaching the end of an MFA program, and trying to decide what my next step should be, and what kind of career I could pursue that would provide me with an actual paycheck. I've been tentatively thinking that I might like working as a high school college admissions counselor--my own counselor in high school was fabulous, and it's stuck with me ever since as a job I might enjoy. [more inside]
posted by tan_coul
on Apr 26, 2013 -
I want to relearn algebra, chemistry, basic mechanics, and basic physics this summer. For free? [more inside]
posted by Grandysaur
on Apr 25, 2013 -
I'm a senior in high school, and I'm thinking about taking a gap year. I have half-decent web development skills. My plan is to go to some other city, get a job or internship as a web developer, and live by myself for a year. Maybe spend a few months traveling elsewhere around the country/world. Is this a good idea? [more inside]
posted by rlio
on Mar 4, 2013 -
Brother suspended for three days from his high school in California, due to 1. "racist comments"- from an off colour joke and 2. refusing to tell an officer his name. Is the disciplinary action taken equivalent to his behavior? How can we go about appealing it,if so? More details inside. [more inside]
posted by flying_trapeze
on Jan 18, 2013 -
Would you please inform me as to which literary works and/or authors have been most influentual upon and/or read by students before leaving secondary school, by country and/or region? [more inside]
posted by slowlikemolasses
on Jan 4, 2013 -
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 -
I'm looking for software for a high school math teacher: first, a better/newer test generator, and second, in-classroom programs, bonus points for apps for an Apple laptop and/or an iPod touch. Details inside. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief
on Aug 28, 2012 -
Are there any grants available for public high schools to make their facilities (specifically the auditorium) handicapped and wheelchair-accessible? I've been told that there might be federal funds available for this purpose but I don't know where to start looking. We're in New Jersey, could there be state funds
for the same purpose?
posted by exhilaration
on Aug 24, 2012 -
I need some great short texts (video clips, short stories, poems, comics, cartoons, pictures) that are funny. Ideally, I want a range of humour here: from Jackass to Shakespeare, from xkcd to Twain...pretty much anything someone finds funny at any level. Should be appropriate for mature 17-18 year olds. [more inside]
posted by guster4lovers
on Aug 21, 2012 -
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 -
Help me fill the gaps in my travel-through-the-history-of-high-school movie list, from Grease to Mean Girls! Got one for the '60's? [more inside]
posted by Grandysaur
on Jul 29, 2012 -
Can you recommend a programmer a book that teaches high school maths step by step? I did maths at high scool and I was OK at it. However, fifteen years later, after forgetting almost all the maths I learnt back then, I am diving deep into the theory of programming algorithms (sorting, tree structures, graph algorithms and so forth). I find the programming straight forward, but I am struggling with the theory and proof of algorithmic time and space complexities. I am looking for a book that will cover algebra, logs, limits, inductive proof, matrix manipulation and so forth. [more inside]
posted by maryrosecook
on Jul 21, 2012 -
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 -
Several years ago I saw a webcomic about distinguishing between those who falsely claimed to be unpopular in high school from those who actually were. There was a young female narrator / investigator, maybe identified as the author of the comic but maybe not, who talked about interrogating friends and acquaintances to see how unpopular they really were. I think the last panel showed her writing in a note pad.
Anybody remember this? Google is getting me nowhere. I may have stumbled across it by following a link from here, but more likely from a comment than a post.
posted by BigSky
on Jul 7, 2012 -
Several years ago, my husband's close friend died suddenly. Now the friend's oldest son is graduating from high school, and his wife asked my husband (and others) to pass on some personal accumulated wisdom and memories. What kinds of things should we address? [more inside]
posted by Madamina
on Jun 22, 2012 -
My younger brother has just finished tenth grade. His math teacher was a martinet. His math teacher next year might turn out to be one too. How can I help my brother cope with this kind of instructor? [more inside]
posted by Nomyte
on Jun 13, 2012 -
How much do you remember your teen years and, if not a lot, then when did you start to lose those memories? [more inside]
posted by kanata
on Jun 12, 2012 -
Detroit Filter: Where can I sell my old novels, textbooks, children's books, and test prep books for cash? [more inside]
posted by lotusmish
on May 24, 2012 -
I am a teenager who needs advice about school and the realities of it from Normal People. [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Apr 29, 2012 -
Can anyone help find a cite for a study? I think I heard about it on the radio at some point. It was a study that recorded classrooms - I think high school - and then talked about how much classroom time was spent on girls' discussion and questions and how much on boys. It also surveyed student/teacher perceptions of the time spent, and had a follow-up component where teachers tried to even out the time. Thanks in advance!
posted by kavasa
on Apr 25, 2012 -
I am a high school junior who is growing unsatisfied with his social life. How can I meet people outside of school? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Apr 21, 2012 -
I'm seriously fucking up my senior year of High school. Senioritis is just the worst. Is [my university] going to drop my scholarships or acceptance? I need to know if I have to take drastic measures now to prevent screwing up my whole life. [more inside]
posted by NotSoSiniSter
on Apr 17, 2012 -
Can someone help me acquire a West Genesee Senior High School yearbook from 1995 or 1996? [more inside]
posted by germdisco
on Apr 10, 2012 -
Please suggest interesting, engaging possible short readings related to Conrad's 'Heart of Darkness' for a high school AP English class seminar, to be facilitated by an undergraduate student with some workshop-creation experience. It should be readable in a single homework assignment and possible to cover during a single class seminar. Other than that, it can be anything (poem, short story, etc). [more inside]
posted by reenka
on Apr 9, 2012 -