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WHAT WORKS IN EDUCATION The George Lucas Educational Foundation
By Megan McCarter

Make communication and emotional literacy part of your everyday curriculum. These won't eliminate conflict and bad feelings, but they'll prevent bullying patterns from taking root.

By Sylvia Martinez

The Maker movement's pedagogical roots reach back to 18th-century Europe even as its branches reach globally to transform 21st-century education.

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By Tom Whitby

Connected educators model collaboration, learning, and growth for their students by embracing those same qualities in their own professional development.

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Explore resources related to recognizing and valuing student knowledge, input, and expertise and building student-centered learning environments where students make decisions about how learning happens.

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By Matt Levinson

Bring teens into their potential as tech leaders by providing them with resources and opportunities, helping them focus, and authentically engaging them.

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By Terry Heick

While bullying may be too big a problem to actually solve, a new tone of transparency can make it easier to recognize and avoid.

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By Rebecca Alber

On-the-spot scaffolding is an essential skill for teachers. Check out these three strategies for assisting students when they struggle.

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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 Elena Aguilar

Blogger Elena Aguilar proposes that teachers make positive phone calls home common practice.

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

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