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WHAT WORKS IN EDUCATION The George Lucas Educational Foundation

Teaching Strategies
Mathematical Habits of Mind

By Cindy Bryant

In math (and all STEM subjects), we should encourage a mindset in which students know what to do when they don't know what to do.

By Heather Wolpert-Gawron

Writing is a universal thread that can unite all content areas. Check out these four tips to help bring writing into your math curriculum.

Looking for advice on integrating iPads in high school classrooms? In this curated guide, we’ve compiled resources to help you find apps, learn about best practices, and explore ideas for engaging activities.

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Community Bulletin Board
Catopia: Refurbishing the Vision

By Alan K. Lipton

Citizenship for cats means that we need a drastic rethinking of our "pet"-agogy -- starting right naow.

By Stacey Goodman

One classroom observation is just not enough to get the full picture of a project-based learning classroom. Read more on what works when best when observing PBL in action.

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By Sarah Henderson

Humor activates the brain's dopamine reward system, stimulating goal-oriented motivation and long-term memory, which means that humor can improve retention in students of all ages.

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By Rebecca Alber

One of the greatest challenges for new teachers is collecting classroom data and figuring out ways to use it. Here's some helpful suggestions for taking on this task.

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By Matt Davis

April Fool's Day can be an excellent time to bring humor into the classroom. Use this list of prank ideas, humorous lesson plans, and other resources to help you celebrate at school.

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By Elena Aguilar

Stories of hope sure to nurture the educator's spirit are offered up in this book by Tom Little.

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Social and Emotional Learning
Homework vs. No Homework Is the Wrong Question

By Maurice Elias

Does your school have a homework policy? How does your school ensure that teachers don't overload students with busy work?

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By Elizabeth Garcia

The art of thinking flourishes within an emotionally, intellectually and physically safe learning environment that is carefully constructed by the classroom teacher.

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By Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher

Vicki Davis, a computer science teacher and IT integrator, shares this extensive list of year-round resources for teaching students how to code.

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By Larry Ferlazzo

Consider using autonomy, competence, relatedness, and relevance as practical classroom strategies to reinforce the intrinsic motivation students need for making the most of their learning.

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By Amy Erin Borovoy (aka VideoAmy)

April Fool's Day has a long history of pranks and hoaxes, both large and small. Check out this playlist of fun videos to get your inner trickster laughing.

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