What to ask if you are a High School Teacher

Backplain prompt ideas for Secondary Education Teachers

[Last updated: September 10, 2023]

If you are a High School teacher who is new to backplain, these sample prompts can provide you with a starting point. Your specific area of focus will drive your questions and several of these are subject specific, however, there are general themes that emerge. You'll notice that lesson planning, Tips for discussion prompts, memorable moments, and discovering new ways to teach a specific area of focus will be effective for you.

As you review the answers, consider asking additional follow-up questions that are tailored to your specialty, your specific classes, students, parents, and teachers.

1. Help me design an engaging lesson plan for teaching calculus to high school students.

2. Generate discussion questions for a debate on a current events topic in my social studies class.

3. Suggest strategies for managing a diverse classroom of high school students.

4. Provide tips on creating interactive science experiments for high school students.

5. Assist me in developing a project-based learning unit for my English literature class.

6. Share ideas for teaching digital literacy and online safety to high school students.

7. Offer guidance on incorporating critical thinking exercises into my lessons.

8. Help me plan a field trip that aligns with our high school curriculum.

9. Generate a list of challenging math problems suitable for eleventh graders.

10. Suggest ways to address cyberbullying, internet privacy, and digital ethics with high school students.

11. Share strategies for teaching time management and study skills.

12. Provide tips for fostering a growth mindset and resilience in high schoolers.

13. Assist me in creating a classroom environment that promotes respect, diversity, and inclusivity.

14. Offer advice on managing and grading extended research projects effectively.

15. Help me design an informative and engaging parent-teacher conference presentation.

16. Generate essay prompts to inspire critical analysis in my high school class.

17. Suggest strategies for integrating technology and online resources into high school lessons.

18. Provide me with tips for teaching advanced note-taking and research skills.

19. Share ideas for organizing and managing classroom materials efficiently.

20. Assist me in planning a memorable graduation ceremony or senior celebration.

21. Offer guidance on addressing and managing challenging behaviors and conflicts in the classroom.

22. Help me plan interdisciplinary projects and collaborations with other high school teachers.

23. Suggest ways to incorporate social-emotional learning (SEL) into my curriculum.

24. Provide tips for differentiating instruction to meet the needs of gifted and advanced students.

25. Generate discussion prompts to facilitate thoughtful class discussions and debates.

26. Assist me in setting academic and career goals for my high school students.

27. Share strategies for teaching financial literacy, budgeting, and personal finance.

28. Offer advice on creating engaging and informative multimedia presentations.

29. Help me develop a comprehensive lesson plan for teaching advanced research skills.

30. Suggest methods for teaching environmental science and sustainability.

31. Provide tips for organizing and supervising high school field trips and educational tours.

32. Share ideas for teaching conflict resolution, empathy, and leadership skills.

33. Assist me in planning a science fair or senior project for my high school class.

34. Offer guidance on promoting teamwork, collaboration, and project-based learning.

35. Help me create a flexible and effective classroom schedule.

36. Generate essay prompts for critical thinking and analytical writing in high school courses.

37. Suggest strategies for teaching persuasive writing, rhetoric, and argumentation.

38. Provide tips for incorporating art, creativity, and design thinking into high school lessons.

39. Share ideas for teaching media literacy, fact-checking, and critical news analysis.

40. Assist me in planning a multicultural education and diversity awareness unit.

41. Offer advice on addressing the unique social and emotional needs of high school students.

42. Help me design a coding and computer science curriculum for high school students.

43. Suggest ways to teach responsible digital citizenship and social media use.

44. Provide tips for organizing and conducting advanced science experiments in the classroom.

45. Share strategies for fostering a lifelong love of reading and literature among high schoolers.

46. Assist me in planning college and career readiness activities for my high school class.

47. Offer guidance on incorporating mindfulness, stress management, and well-being practices.

48. Help me create a classroom environment that encourages inquiry, creativity, and innovation.

49. Generate discussion questions for teaching ethics, moral values, and philosophy in high school.

50. Provide me with tips for managing and reducing teacher stress and burnout in high school settings.