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WHAT WORKS IN EDUCATION The George Lucas Educational Foundation
By Elana Leoni

Administrators can create a more connected school culture by modeling Twitter use and encouraging staff to work, play, and learn through the medium.

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By Maurice Elias

There's four areas that matter most to job satisfaction and productivity teachers can apply to their own work -- and to the lessons they design for students.

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By Bob Lenz

Watch Carol Dweck, Stanford University's growth mindset guru and researcher, talk about the winning combination of having high expectations of students and providing effective support.

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By Megan Kinsey

Parents of students in blended learning programs should understand the changing roles of technology and teachers, and make an effort to stay informed about edtech.

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All of Edutopia’s downloadable and printable back-to-school resources are collected here for easy classroom reference.

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By Michelle Lazar, MA, MT-BC

Special ed teachers should consider music in their classrooms to supplement visuals, teach through students' favorite songs, emphasize rhythm, and generalize lessons into non-musical settings.

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By Dr. Stephanie Hatten

Use QR codes, augmented reality, virtual tours, and other advances in classroom technology to change up the sometimes less-than-efficient rituals of Parent Open House.

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By Todd Finley

The way to engage students is to make sure that they care about the material and that they know how much you care about them.

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By Rebecca Alber

Check out these five management strategies new teachers can begin using immediately in their classrooms.

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By Terry Heick

Forget about all the vague, superficial information out there. Edutopia blogger Terry Heick cuts to the chase with 19 meaningful questions parents can ask their children's teachers at the beginning of the school year.

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By Gerald Aungst

Norman Webb's Depth of Knowledge Levels is a system that categorizes tasks according to the complexity of thinking required to successfully complete them.

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Teaching Strategies
Academic Sponge Activities

By Todd Finley

A "sponge activity" is a lesson soaking up precious time that would otherwise be lost. Hint: it should be fun as well as educational.

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By Todd Finley

As the number of English-language learners grows, teachers must focus on the most essential content and most efficient delivery of instruction.

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By Heather Wolpert-Gawron

Back to School Night is often the first interaction a teacher has with parents and guardians. Here's a helpful checklist for educators of five must-haves for this special night.

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