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American Psychological Association: K-12 Education

Found In: health & p.e., classroom management

The American Psychological Association (APA) has resources to help K-12 teachers manage behavior problems, motivate students, assist struggling learners, handle stress, support gifted and talented youth, and more. It also supports high school psychology classes.

Classroom Management

Classroom Management teacher modules are multimedia presentations on practical classroom management (1:12:46) and classroom disruptions interventions (1:17:29). PDF transcripts of both can be downloaded. An additional eleven resources cover violence against teachers, warning signs of youth violence, tips for talking with adolescents, a resilience guide for parents and teachers and more.


Curricular Materials provides 10 teaching modules that address challenges teachers may face in the classroom. Some of the modules cover research in brain functioning and learning, bullying, diagnosing student thinking, and using praise.

Curriculum Resources has lessons and more high school psychology resources, posters, 15 PowerPoint presentations, resources for high school psychology teachers, and an online psychology lab. The posters highlight the role psychologists play in preventing violence, promoting health and protecting the environment. PowerPoint topics include consumer, media, health, sports & exercise, and aesthetics, creativity, and the arts psychology.

The Online Psychology Laboratory has interactive resources for the teaching of psychology. Peer-reviewed materials include online studies and correlational studies, large data sets, demonstrations, and teaching aids. Educators and students have separate entry links.

TOPPSS Unit Lesson Plans (Teachers of Psychology in Secondary Schools) currently offers 19 unit lesson plans for high school psychology teachers that include a procedural timeline, a content outline, suggested resources and activities, and references. These resources are available only to APA members.



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