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WHAT WORKS IN EDUCATION The George Lucas Educational Foundation
By Shane Safir

To engage all students equitably in classroom activities, track their participation with equity sticks or tally sheets, and restructure discussions so that everyone gets a turn.

Engaging Parents of English-Language Learners
By Amy Erin Borovoy (aka VideoAmy)

While filming in an elementary school in Richmond, California, earlier this year, we saw a clever idea in a kindergarten class. The teacher was building an inclusive community in his classroom of English-language learners by encouraging parents to...

By Ross Cooper

By giving students jobs like Passage Picker, Psychologist, and Wonderer within their literature circles, you can foster critical thinking in a clearly defined collaborative environment.

By Rusul Alrubail

Student writers often struggle because they lack connection with the assignment or an authentic audience. Relevant topics, blogging, and brainstorming with peers can remedy this.

By Katherine Koch

When creating a plan for substitutes, include the expectations and routines of daily classroom life, as well as how to meet the special needs of diverse learners.


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By Jason Tovani

College and career readiness begins when we learn what students care about and connect them with accomplished individuals in those fields for a view of their future.

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By David B Hawley

To better understand how educating individuals can make a global difference, consider what we should stop doing, what we should start doing, and what we should continue doing.

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There's been quite a bit of buzz about documentary films that take a look at issues within the American education system. Whether you agree with the point of view of any of these films or not, they are sure to get you thinking.

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By Elena Aguilar

Check out these six book suggestions for refueling your mind, body, and heart.

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By Jane Hancock

Check out this creative classroom activity where students package their favorite line from a book, poem, movie, or song to gift to another classmate.

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By Todd Finley

Tired of the same old gifts year after year? Check out a stunning array of themed possibilities involving Hawai'i, apples, education bloggers' books, and cutting-edge tech.

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By Monica Burns

Whether it's remote guest readers, digital exit slips, or responses in text and drawing, technology can personalize the read-aloud experience for every student in class.

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