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WHAT WORKS IN EDUCATION The George Lucas Educational Foundation

School Leadership
Not Giving Up On a Student

By Ben Johnson

How can teachers and administrators help students overcome negative attitudes about school and learning?

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By Keyana Stevens

Do you celebrate Pi Day? Pi is an essential mathematical symbol, representing the ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter. Coincidentally, pie, a delicious dessert usually made with a pastry crust and fruit filling, shares the same...

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By Rebecca Alber

Check out these researched-based, best teaching practices and share with us the ways you already use them in your classroom.

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By Suzie Boss

Check out these real-life examples of students playing an active role in their teachers' professional learning.

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By Matt Davis

In honor of National Poetry Month in April, Matt Davis has put together a list of useful poetry links for educators, including resources from the web, Edutopia's most popular poetry-themed blogs, and other quick reads.

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By Todd Finley

The eight steps of EM include describing the concept or skill, reducing it to critical elements, thinking aloud, teaching with cues, and engaging students' senses.

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By Joshua Block

PBL changes a teacher's traditional role through framing the learning, helping students develop ideas, consulting as they revise, and encouraging feedback, reflection, and authentic presentations.

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By Abby Wills

By adding a fun, creative element of focus and stillness to a classroom routine, you can help your students learn to appreciate and practice self-regulation.

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By Dr. Lori Desautels

Invite your students to participate in a behavioral model that helps them level up with their engagement and attitude -- much like a video game.

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By Andrew Miller

More than just numbers in a grade book, formative assessment practices can change how you teach, how your students learn, and how your classroom functions.

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By Matt Davis

Empathy is an important skill. In honor of Valentine's Day, Matt Davis has gathered a variety of great resources to help teachers bring lessons about compassion and caring into the classroom.

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By Terry Heick

Teaching empathy is about teaching students, not content -- how they feel about the incoming knowledge will ultimately determine how useful it is to them.

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By John McCarthy

Most teachers differentiate their instruction intuitively because not all students are the same. For those willing to commit to DI, the next step is intentional differentiation.

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By Carl Hooker

Bring professional development events to life with Interactive Learning Challenges, which merge collaboration, interactivity, and problem solving in a hands-on environment for learning technology.

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