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WHAT WORKS IN EDUCATION The George Lucas Educational Foundation
By Dr. Richard Curwin

Students engage more passionately when trying to answer a question that interests them. Here are ten opening questions that have inspired this kind of learning.

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By Lori Desautels

Create empathy and self-esteem by assigning in-class roles and responsibilities that can help students bring out the best in themselves and each other.

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By Heather Wolpert-Gawron

Gifted students do not need scaffolding is just one of the misconceptions that doesn't help teachers or schools reach gifted kids efficiently.

By Ben Johnson

Given the opportunity, any student will rise to the level of expectations. Providing students with many opportunities to do so is the key.

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Brain-Based Learning
Why Curiosity Enhances Learning

By Marianne Stenger

A neurological study has shown that curiosity makes our brains more receptive for learning, and that as we learn, we enjoy the sensation of learning.

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Project-Based Learning
PBL Pilot: Student Work Showcase

By Matt Weyers

Fifth grade teachers share how students in their PBL pilot program raised funds for microloans, created websites for a nature preserve, and developed business plans.

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By Elena Aguilar

How do we find courage and motivate colleagues to look inward, look outward, and do something about injustices -- in our classrooms, schools, justice system, and society?

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By Todd Finley

Rather than intimidating young readers with ancient pedagogy, encourage and empower them with livelier strategies such as partner reading or the manic Crazy Professor Game.

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By Nicholas Provenzano

Nerds need gifts, too! How about a pen made of magnets, a Bluetooth cassette adapter, or a crust cutter that reduces your sandwich to Tetris pieces?

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By Rebecca Alber

Do you display words and use those words daily in class? Check out these five must dos for teaching vocabulary.

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By John McCarthy

Different strategies can motivate different kinds of writers. Try free writing or journaling for the prewrite, and the RAFT model or window activity for the draft.

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By Elena Aguilar

Blogger Elena Aguilar describes how developing a practice of gratitude on our campuses can help change the culture and climate of our schools.

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By Rusul Alrubail

Guide students through the five steps of understanding and writing literary analysis: choosing and focusing a topic, gathering, presenting and analyzing textual evidence, and concluding.

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By Nicolás Pino James

Six key rules for student engagement include making it meaningful, fostering efficacy, autonomy support, collaborative learning, establishing positive teacher-student relationships, and mastery orientations.

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