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WHAT WORKS IN EDUCATION The George Lucas Educational Foundation

Explore STEM education in settings beyond the classroom walls, and see how opportunities to learn science, technology, engineering, and mathematics are all around us. From science-based internships, to student-run makerspaces, to after-school...

Student Engagement
Boom-Bang Homework Assignments

By Todd Finley

Students are more likely to do homework if the assignments are engaging, relevant, and reasonable -- and if the teacher makes them accountable for it.

By Nicholas Provenzano

Your teaching practice doesn't have to generate stacks of paper. Evernote, Noteshelf, Doxie, and Google Drive can help you save frustration and trees.

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From STEM Clubs to Careers in Science
By Mariah Jenkins

Follow Mariah's journey from informal learning as a kid with a passion for science to a young adult on a STEM career path.

By Rebecca Alber

WriteGirl, a non-profit program provides teen girls with creative writing experiences that develop their voice and also their academic skills.

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By Todd Finley

The way to engage students is to make sure that they care about the material and that they know how much you care about them.

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In this collection of tools and advice from Edutopia and the Web, find resources to help you adjust instruction in response to diverse learner needs and interests.

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By David Bill

David Bill, who's spent the past three years helping teachers redesign classroom spaces, offers eight tips and tricks to remake your room.

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By Todd Finley

Through alternative formative assessment, teachers can check for student understanding without falling back on the tedious or intimidating pop quiz.

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By Todd Finley

Transformational teachers create experiences in their classrooms, melding the art and science of any subject and making their students care about learning.

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By Todd Finley

From innovative, intelligent seating arrangements to relevant, engaging bulletin boards, your students deserve a classroom space that stimulates and facilitates their learning.

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By Maia Heyck-Merlin

Advance planning is essential for a week of effective teaching, yet the most effective planning system will let you incorporate and track those on-the-fly changes.

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By Rebecca Alber

Six tips for helping both new and seasoned teachers have a successful first day of school.

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By Elena Aguilar

Seven questions teachers can ask parents at the start of the year with the intention of building a partnership to support their child's learning.

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