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WHAT WORKS IN EDUCATION The George Lucas Educational Foundation
By Amy Erin Borovoy (aka VideoAmy)

It's time to put on a costume and have some spooky fun with this playlist of Halloween-related videos compiled by VideoAmy.

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By Hunter Maats and Katie O'Brien

Students are more likely to engage in learning if you present the material in the context of a story conveying emotions that they can understand.

By Joshua Block

By giving students opportunities to produce quality work about issues that matter, we give them access to their passion, voice, skills, and revelation.

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Social and Emotional Learning
Social-Emotional Learning and Spirituality

By Maurice Elias

With SEL work often going beyond just skill building, this post explores the link between SEL and spirituality.

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By Heather Wolpert-Gawron

Read how a quantum physicist, who was a guest speaker in a language arts classroom, inspired the imagination and writing of the middle school students.

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By José Vilson

The pushback against Common Core includes teachers who believe they should have a voice in defining the standards, curriculum, and assessment.

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By Elena Aguilar

The daily demands on teachers can be intense and incredibly taxing yet acknowledgement of all the hard work can work wonders for helping with stress management.

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By Elena Aguilar

Now, almost two decades after my first year in the classroom, here's a few things I wish I'd known about myself, about teaching, and about my students.

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By Todd Finley

Whether you use musical instruments, game pieces, call-and-response, or electronic devices, there are many successful ways of getting students to focus front and stop talking.

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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 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 Elena Aguilar

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

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By Lisa Currie

Practicing kindness has proven health and psychological benefits, and teaching kindness contributes to behavior patterns that counteract the impulse toward bullying.

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By Troy Hicks

Giving feedback that is non-evaluative, specific, timely, and goal-related will provide students with opportunities to revise and improve their work and deepen their understanding.

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