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WHAT WORKS IN EDUCATION The George Lucas Educational Foundation
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 David Cutler

Inspired by his colleagues, one teacher learned to differentiate instruction, foster a flexible learning environment, avoid harshly penalizing failure, and encourage problem solving and innovation.

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By Ben Johnson

As an administrator, I think about the most enjoyable times I have had at school. Frankly, none of them include sitting in my office doing paperwork, disciplining, or attending meetings. The most enjoyable and productive times I have experienced are...

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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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Social and Emotional Learning
Feeling the Power of Oral Communication

By Gai Jones

While most people fear public speaking, children can learn from a young age to recognize and embrace the empathy of the people listening to them.

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By Elena Aguilar

When we recognize a mental model surfacing that doesn't seem to be of service, either in ourselves or in another, here are some approaches for shifting it.

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Professional Development
8 Top Tips for Highly Effective PD

By Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher

Among the top strategies for highly effective professional development are making it useful, making it relevant, and making sure that teachers start practicing it ASAP.

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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 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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Student Engagement
Using Humor in the Classroom

By Maurice Elias

Edutopia blogger Maurice Elias explains how laughter can reduce stress and offers a handful of teaching activities to lighten up the learning.

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