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WHAT WORKS IN EDUCATION The George Lucas Educational Foundation
By Hunter Maats and Katie O'Brien

Students learn better when their "thinking" includes thinking about the material plus how to dig in, break it apart, understand it, and build on that.

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By Tracy Collins

Here are six challenges and solutions, based on task simplicity and clear instruction, for helping students with ADHD develop their essay-writing skills.

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By Elena Aguilar

School improvement coach Elena Aguilar explains why Teacher Appreciation Day is not enough when it comes to giving gratitude to educators.

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By Ben Johnson

Teachers, when it comes to student discipline: Do you do the foxtrot, the tango, or swing dance?

By Suzie Boss

Interested in creating more student-driven learning experiences, especially in the STEM? Check out these resources and ideas.

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By Merle Huerta

By promoting code literacy, schools could improve education equity, offer inclusion for students with ASD, improve STEM proficiency, and build neuroplasticity associated with multilingual education.

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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 Dr. Allen Mendler

Improve trust and communication with difficult students by expressing gratitude, using encouraging statements, and treating them in the same way you treat your best students.

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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 Matt Davis

To help teachers incorporate Earth Day into the classroom, Matt Davis has compiled and curated some of the best classroom resources from around the web.

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By Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher

Vicki Davis, a computer science teacher and IT integrator, shares this extensive list of year-round resources for teaching students how to code.

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By Johanna Rauhala

To recover from your worst day of teaching, cry on a friendly shoulder, breathe, plan for community, prioritize, get perspective -- and please don't quit!

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By Amy Erin Borovoy (aka VideoAmy)

April Fool's Day has a long history of pranks and hoaxes, both large and small. Check out this playlist of fun videos to get your inner trickster laughing.

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