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WHAT WORKS IN EDUCATION The George Lucas Educational Foundation
By Jennifer B. Bernstein, Ph.D.

Why limit Genius Hour to a small block of time? Through conversations and dares, students can turn this creative, self-directed approach into a life practice.

By Todd Finley

The good curriculum is in the details, so focus your teacher super powers on the granular aspects of planning ahead for the new school year.

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By Brian Sztabnik

Email should be a lifesaver instead of a raging flood. Save time and increase efficiency through developing new habits, using templates, and ruthlessly unsubscribing.

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By Heather Wolpert-Gawron

In order for teachers to encourage student innovation, they need the freedom to be innovative as well. Eight ways school leaders can support faculty who want to develop engaging curriculum.

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By Rebecca Alber

Providing students with examples of good writing is vital. Here are tips for using mentor texts in the classroom and ideas on where you can find them.

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By Rebecca Alber

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

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Student Engagement
Creating Learning Environments

By Ben Johnson

Edutopia blogger Ben Johnson proposes that in the digital information age, the teacher's main role will be to guide and motivate students and provide rationale for learning.

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By Amy Erin Borovoy (aka VideoAmy)

How can a classroom be set up to maximize learning? Get inspired by this video playlist with tips and ideas for teachers to make over their classrooms.

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By John McCarthy

With delivery of instruction, one size does not fit all. John McCarthy launches his differentiated instruction series by busting three common myths about DI.

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By Elena Aguilar

Does the thought of returning to school result in a tense knot in your stomach or a joyful flutter in your heart? Strategies to manage those feelings, focus on the possibilities, and ease back into the rhythm of teaching.

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By Judy Willis MD

Neuroimaging and EEG studies provide a scientific basis for the sometimes controversial belief that children become better learners when they actually enjoy learning.

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Coding in the Classroom
Coding for Kindergarteners

By Sam Patterson

Teaching young children to code is far from a tedious exercise with the thoughtful, age-appropriate use of game-like apps and robotic devices.

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By Matthew James Friday

Teachers, by their nature, are storytellers. You can improve this skillset with seven steps for engaging younger students through narrative.

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Teaching Strategies
Mastering the Teaching Game

By Carol Tomlinson

After listening to an interview with top tennis coach Sven Groeneveld, Carol Tomlinson clarifies eight essential principles that teaching shares with high-level sports coaching.

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