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WHAT WORKS IN EDUCATION The George Lucas Educational Foundation
One male and two female teachers are leaning over a classroom table, building something together. They have two pieces of cardboard cut, standing up like mini buildings, one with an open door, and a piece of wire is connecting them.
By Elena Aguilar

In order to lead your school toward the change you want to manifest, you need to first understand the essential nature of team building. 

Four young students are sitting around a classroom table building a contraption out of legos and wires. It looks like it might be able to move prompted by technology.
By Susie Wise

As a model for reframing methods and outcomes, design thinking reconnects educators to their creativity and aspirations for helping students develop as deep thinkers and doers.  

An aerial shot of five teachers sitting around a dark brown circular table in light brown cloth-covered chairs. There are three laptops, four notebooks, and three cups of coffee on the table.
By Anthony Pellegrino and Kristien Zenkov

A project-based clinical approach develops learning opportunities for both students and teacher candidates, relying on authentic collaborations that involve university faculty and classroom teachers.

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Seven students are standing on a stage with one microphone and a large projector behind them. They're smiling and presenting to a crowd.
By Suzie Boss

See what happens when a group of high school students pitch energy-saving proposals to a panel of entrepreneurs, professors, and sustainability experts.

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A high school student is sitting across a table from an adult in a library, and they're talking to each other. There are bookshelves against the wall behind them, as well as another table, and students sitting at desks.
By Joshua Block

Through quick, deep, frequent conversations, teachers can understand students' ideas and support their challenges, act as a guide, and help identify models and sources of inspiration.

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A teenage boy and girl are sitting across from each other in class talking to each other. The girl is pointing at her smart phone.
By Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher

Explore a wealth of tips and links for mobile learning apps that work across multiple platforms, an essential feature for running a BYOD classroom.

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Two male and two female teachers are standing in a classroom around a big pad of paper on an easel. There are twenty five post-its on the large pad of paper with writing on them.
By Thomas Riddle

Along with teaching students how to master design thinking, this five-step model of empathize, define, ideate, prototype, and test can also be used in running the school itself.

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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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A painting of a side profile silhouette of a black woman with an afro in greens and blues with a bright background of pink, orange, yellow, and purple.
By Matt Davis

From interactive timelines and rich multimedia to lesson plans and study guides, find a variety of web resources that can help bring black history into the classroom.

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Explore curated collections of resources related to building the skills, mindsets, and necessary supports to help young people confront adversity, cope with challenges, and demonstrate perseverance to attain goals.

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An illustration of two hands together making a football field goal shape and a triangular paper football moving between the field goal hands against a green backdrop.
By Matt Davis

Explore a curated list of Super Bowl lesson plans and resources from around the web.

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Whether you are looking for resources on integrating science, technology, engineering, and math or on infusing the arts to transform STEM into STEAM, these curated compilations will help you plan different approaches to integrated studies.

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A teenage boy and girl are sitting across from each other in class talking to each other. The girl is pointing at her smart phone.
By Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher

Explore a wealth of tips and links for mobile learning apps that work across multiple platforms, an essential feature for running a BYOD classroom.

28 1,437 52,192 views
Three groups of four to five teachers are sitting at tables in a classroom talking to each other, looking at their laptops, and writing on paper.
By Pauline Zdonek

PD could be more effective if we differentiated it by gauging teachers' readiness, utilizing their interests, involving them in the process, and providing continual assessment opportunities.

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