Edutopia | K-12 Education Tips & Strategies That Work
Facebook
Edutopia on Facebook
Twitter
Edutopia on Twitter
Google+
Edutopia on Google+
Pinterest
Edutopia on Pinterest Follow Me on Pinterest
WHAT WORKS IN EDUCATION The George Lucas Educational Foundation

Looking for information on guiding classroom communities, minimizing disruptions, and developing class routines to help students stay engaged and focused on learning? This resource collection is packed with useful tips, tools, and advice.

782 22,873 views
By Kevin Jarrett

In part two of his year-long series, middle school teacher Kevin Jarrett reviews the manifesto, mantra, and materials necessary to make a maker program from scratch.

3 62
By Rebecca Alber

As the school year begins, it's important for teachers to remember the difference between rules and routines in the classroom.

19 597 63,892 views
By Larry Ferlazzo

In the first of two excerpts from his latest book, teacher and blogger Larry Ferlazzo offers some classroom-management tips that are positive, not punitive.

17 2,110 48,795 views
By Cheryl Boes

Starting an online book club for teachers at your school can promote professional development and teamwork through introducing new ideas without impacting everyone's already-busy schedule.

4 229 718 views
By Andrew Miller

There's more to assessment than test scores. By assessing students' passions, learning styles, success skills, and levels of rigor, teachers can create a student-centered classroom.

1 477 1,516 views

Classroom Management
Classroom Self-Persuasion

By David Palank

Encouraging student commitment ultimately brings better results than the external motivations of reward or punishment. These seven self-persuasion strategies will get you started.

6 151 998 views
By Rebecca Alber

Check out these five management strategies new teachers can begin using immediately in their classrooms.

62 46,268 625,040 views
By Elena Aguilar

The first year of teaching is incredibly challenging for most. New teachers are overwhelmed by all the daily decisions and feelings of being overloaded. This will get better.

52 2,915 465,540 views

Get a roundup of educational grants, contests, awards, free toolkits, and classroom guides aimed at helping students, classrooms, schools, and communities. Check this page weekly to get the latest updates!

21 39,914 251,144 views
By Terry Heick

Forget about all the vague, superficial information out there. Edutopia blogger Terry Heick cuts to the chase with 19 meaningful questions parents can ask their children's teachers at the beginning of the school year.

34 5,927 184,051 views

Social and Emotional Learning
13 Common Sayings to Avoid

By Dr. Richard Curwin

Teachers should avoid the reflexive language of anger or frustration. Here's a list of these sayings, framed as opportunities to constructively address difficult student behavior.

23 1,151 159,703 views
By Elena Aguilar

Blogger Elena Aguilar proposes that teachers make positive phone calls home common practice.

53 32,138 150,809 views
By Rebecca Alber

Strategies for a safe, open, and community-centered classroom environment.

18 5,730 146,996 views