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WHAT WORKS IN EDUCATION The George Lucas Educational Foundation

PBL Planning
What's Next for PBL?

By Suzie Boss

As we move toward more widespread adoption of PBL, we imagine further reinvention of this powerful method of teaching and learning. Here's a forecast of what's ahead.

By Amy Williams

As cyberbullying increases, our best options are recognizing patterns, keeping evidence, intervening when appropriate, reporting any incidents, and educating everyone -- bullies included.

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By Kelli Sandman-Hurley, Ed.D.

In order to accommodate students with dyslexia, general education teachers must understand what the condition is and what alternate means work best for accessing information.

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By Bob Lenz

A new study by the American Institutes for Research (AIR) provides a comprehensive look at schools utilizing deeper learning strategies and structures to educate their students.

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By Rafranz Davis

By journaling about your challenges and triumphs, you grow as a teacher. By blogging about them, you affirm, inspire, and help others grow.

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By Patrick Waters

Students with special needs and neurological differences can benefit from the hands-on process, experimental nature, and visible results of maker education.

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By Andrew Marcinek

Turning a forbidding acceptable use policy into a friendlier digital empowerment guideline can shift your school culture into a more tech-friendly place.

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By Donna Wilson, Ph.D.

By teaching students to "drive their own brain" through metacognition, we provide a concrete way to guide them think about how they can best learn.

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By Elena Aguilar

School improvement coach Elena Aguilar offers up useful suggestions for teachers when sitting down with parents.

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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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Critical Thinking
The Power of "I Don't Know"

By Heather Wolpert-Gawron

Educators are tasked with teaching students how to find answers themselves. And it all starts with a simple three-word phrase: I don't know.

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By Elena Aguilar

Mindfulness practice can help educators slow down and work and teach in a way that is anchored in joy and compassion.

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By Andrew Miller

To ensure productive group work, teachers must communicate expectations, strategically build groups, structure activities, scaffold work with a supportive classroom culture, and stress individual accountability.

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Home-to-School Connections
5 Resources for Parent-Teacher Conferences

By Matt Davis

Browse this curated list of resources to improve parent-teacher conferences, including ideas for highlighting student progress as well as questions every parent should ask.

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