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WHAT WORKS IN EDUCATION The George Lucas Educational Foundation
By Elvira Deyamport, Ed.S.

In a Mystery Location Call, students practice effective and respectful communication along with their research and deduction skills to locate their partner class on a map.

By Matt Davis

Summer is a great time for teachers to enroll in a MOOC, a "Massive Open Online Course." Matt Davis has compiled a list of a few summer courses to consider.

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English-Language Learners
Practices to Welcome and Support ELLs

By Robyn Scott

Through practices that incorporate tolerance, empathy, and perspective, you can engage your English-only students in appreciating and sharing with their ELL classmates.

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Professional Development
Best Education Podcasts

By Betty Ray

These seven podcasts are the tip of the iceberg for hearing teachers discuss PLNs, school and teacher leadership, teaching strategies, STEM, PD, and more.

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Get a roundup of educational webinars, conferences, edcamps, and unconferences aimed at helping students, classrooms, schools, and communities. Check this page weekly to get the latest updates!

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Get a roundup of educational grants, contests, awards, free toolkits, and classroom guides aimed at helping students, classrooms, schools, and communities. Check this page weekly to get the latest updates!

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Environmental Education
Learning With Nature

By Marina Robb and Victoria Mew

Since experiencing nature is a healthy part of child development, take your class outdoors and use elements of nature for teaching the usual classroom subjects.

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Get a roundup of educational grants, contests, awards, free toolkits, and classroom guides aimed at helping students, classrooms, schools, and communities. Check this page weekly to get the latest updates!

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By Rebecca Alber

Consider one of these six engaging and creative student projects to wrap of the school year.

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By G. Randy Kasten

Attorney and author G. Randy Kasten suggests that educators have an obligation to prepare young minds for the thickening information cloud they're already being forced to navigate.

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Teacher Leadership
The Myth of Having Summers Off

By Heather Wolpert-Gawron

When summer hits, teachers often find themselves busy with all the business they were unable to accomplish during the frantic school year.

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Social and Emotional Learning
Sometimes Misbehavior Is Not What It Seems

By Dr. Richard Curwin

Misbehaving students might like you too much or be physically attracted. Maybe they want attention or want you to prove yourself. Be sensitive to underlying reasons.

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Teaching Strategies
Avoiding "Learned Helplessness"

By Andrew Miller

Take responsibility for empowering students, and avoid the schooling habits that train them to seek a single right answer instead of exploring the learning process.

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By Elena Aguilar

If there's something pushing you out of your current role or pulling you towards another one, consider this: Pursue the exploration!

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