Resources & Tools

Looking for resources to develop the skills and habits that support students in their learning across all subject areas?  The mastery of non-cognitive student agency skills and habits has been noted as essential for students’ long-term academic and career achievement, and they can provide a means for closing the achievement gap. The resources in this database span a range of strategies and systems that help students develop these skills. Searches can be filtered according to skill area, area of impact, and type of resource.

academic strategies



Student uses learning strategies and resources to follow directions and show quality work.

Student organizes, plans, studies, and completes homework to present best effort.

Student knows strengths and needs and takes action to become a better learner.

Student communicates learning needs, takes responsibility and demonstrates persistence to achieve goals.

Student applies social-emotional awareness & social skills to work well with others.

Skill Areas
Areas of Impact

Summer Learning Student FAQ

Gateway High faculty have assembled an impressive array of activities in all disciplines for students to take on during the summer. As they are ungraded and optional, all are designed to be relevant to students’ lives, maximize student choice, and be fun! It’s a great opportunity to go-in depth into topics constrained by the typical school schedule or that aren’t quite covered by state standards. And while it’s true most students probably have literally nothing better to do, the deal is made sweeter by a prize raffle: completed projects earn entries into two different raffles for teen-friendly gift cards.  This Student FAQ explains the how and, more importantly, the why of the program to help kids get on board. 

Student Agency Rubric


This learning rubric identifies specific noncognitive skills and habits that supports students’ success throughout their education. Because it enumerates the full range of these skills, this rubric is a centerpiece of classroom learning and can be used in many ways, including at a Student-Led Conference.

academic strategies, academic habits, self awareness

SHARE for Co-teaching & Collaboration

This document jump starts a conversation among co-teachers and collaborators to develop successful co-teaching relationships.

Self Awareness & Growth Mindset, Collaboration & Community Skills

Practices for Team Collaboration

This document outlines practices by co-planning and co-teaching teams to support their successful collaboration.

Collaboration & Community Skills