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WHAT WORKS IN EDUCATION The George Lucas Educational Foundation
A group of teachers are sitting in a large room, and three teachers are presenting next to a post-it and paper covered wall.
By Arch Grieve

See where Edcamps and Unconferences got their start with Open Space Technology, an inclusive decision-making model for crowdsourcing the best ideas in your school or classroom.

A teacher is smiling, sitting at a classroom table with four young kids. They're building things out of pipe cleaners, Kleenex boxes, and toilet paper roles.
By Rebecca Alber

As you ponder curriculum, seating, and policies, here are some ideas and resources to consider that will assist you in making your class a welcoming, safe, and inclusive space for your students.

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Graphic of curriculum on a bookshelf

Explore a diverse collection of curriculum-planning tips, guidance, and other resources meant to help new teachers plan effective activities, lessons, and units.

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Two teenage girls are sitting outside at a glass table, eating lunch and laughing.
By Judy Willis MD

As caretakers of adolescents' developing brainpower, teachers can help their students recognize inattentional blindness, embrace divergent thinking, and harness the potential of transferring their learning.

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Over 100 United States flags are raised in the air with a handful of other country flags lost in the background.

Teaching Strategies
The Election and the Educator

By Matt Levinson

During a contentious election season, a teacher's best strategy may be encouraging healthy, informed debate among students while withholding his or her own views.

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An illustration of a woman's head laying on a pillow in bed, sleeping. The inner workings of her mind are shown by three men throwing away the trash.
By Elena Aguilar

Here are a few things you can do this summer to get started on shifting your sleep routines before the new school year begins.

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Three smiley face icons against an off-white backdrop. One is kissing, one is winking, and one is smiling widely.

Character Education
Assuming Positive Intent

By Laura Thomas

Buck the cultural trend of anger and incivility with a simple checklist that helps reframe your understanding about what other people actually want and need.

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white graphic arrows on a series of wooden boards
By Heather Wolpert-Gawron

Have you moved on in order to keep from burning out? Have you changed a subject or grade you taught, or even your school? Sometimes this is the best choice.

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Tablets and lamented information sheets next to boxes filled with marine life span across nine classroom tables. Seven students are sitting at one table, two students are standing together, and two others wearing headphones are working individually.
By John McCarthy

Social media can enhance differentiated instruction if the tools are selected with a careful eye on individual students' readiness, interests, and learning profiles.

25 8,929 62,326 views
Graphic of curriculum on a bookshelf

Explore a diverse collection of curriculum-planning tips, guidance, and other resources meant to help new teachers plan effective activities, lessons, and units.

1 12,334 51,559 views
Photo of students cooking together

Explore Edutopia's curated compilation of online resources for understanding and beginning to implement project-based learning.

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A closeup of markers, pencils, and pens in a mesh metal pen cup.
By Matt Davis

Explore some of the best resources for novice teachers from a variety of sources, including advice on classroom management, lesson planning, and building relationships with parents.

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A roller 0.7 mm pen is on top of a yellow folder filled with paper.
By Andrew Miller

Have students take responsibility for their grades and behavior by strategically offering opportunities to redo assignments, retake tests, and reflect on their performance.

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An adult male in a suit is sitting on a tall white chair in a small, carpeted library, talking to a large group of seated adults and students.

Explore resources from Edutopia and the web that support school leaders -- including principals and other administrators -- as they guide school communities into a new school year.

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