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WHAT WORKS IN EDUCATION The George Lucas Educational Foundation

Project-Based Learning
Getting into the PBL Groove

By Andrew Miller

Let your students know from day one that they're in a PBL classroom by defining PBL and setting the tone for collaboration, critique, and questioning.

By Elena Aguilar

Learn about Dignitas, a non-profit program that aims to empower communities in Kenya by offering training and resources to its educators in an effort to build on the strengths they already have.

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By Todd Finley

For students to ask questions, teachers have to start the ball rolling with questions of their own. Check your own methods and discover new resources.

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By Suzie Boss

Design student projects that hit the sweet spot -- relevant to real life, challenging enough to be interesting, and achievable for diverse learners.

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Find resources to help children begin school with a positive mindset, support their transition into a new school year, and prepare them for fall learning.

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By Andrea Hernandez

Make reading a lifestyle activity rather than an in-school activity by fostering literacy and community with the A to Z Reading Challenge.

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By Judy Willis MD

Here are six ways to prepare students for their future, including the ability to collaborate, evaluate information accuracy, and make every day a learning experience.

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By David Bill

David Bill, who's spent the past three years helping teachers redesign classroom spaces, offers eight tips and tricks to remake your room.

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By Todd Finley

Through alternative formative assessment, teachers can check for student understanding without falling back on the tedious or intimidating pop quiz.

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By Todd Finley

Transformational teachers create experiences in their classrooms, melding the art and science of any subject and making their students care about learning.

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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 Todd Finley

From innovative, intelligent seating arrangements to relevant, engaging bulletin boards, your students deserve a classroom space that stimulates and facilitates their learning.

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By Maia Heyck-Merlin

Advance planning is essential for a week of effective teaching, yet the most effective planning system will let you incorporate and track those on-the-fly changes.

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By Rebecca Alber

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

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