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WHAT WORKS IN EDUCATION The George Lucas Educational Foundation
By Diane Cadiergue

When schools nurture student creativity, they foster inquisitiveness, persistence, imagination, discipline, and collaboration, leading to improved classroom behavior, motivation, attendance, and academic attainment.

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Social and Emotional Learning
12 Ways to Avoid Student Humiliation

By Dr. Richard Curwin

Embarrassing or belittling students may interfere with learning and lead to long-term resentment. Teachers should treat students respectfully and be mindful of their feelings.

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By Anne OBrien

Common Core State Standards have the potential to shine new light on the role that career technical education can play in preparing all students for success in the global community.

Five Keys to Comprehensive Assessment

Stanford professor Linda Darling-Hammond shares how using well-crafted formative and performance assessments, setting meaningful goals, and giving students ownership over the process can powerfully affect teaching and learning.

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Looking for advice on integrating iPads in middle 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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By Nicol R. Howard, PhD

When discussing race and ethnicity with students, accept without assuming, listen to their voices, remain open to opportunities, and facilitate thoughtful conversations.

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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 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 Matt Davis

In this collection, Matt Davis rounds up some of Edutopia's favorite Pi Day resources for teachers.

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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 Rebecca Alber

Do you have more than 30 students? Check out these strategies for keeping a large group of kids engaged and managed.

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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 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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