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WHAT WORKS IN EDUCATION The George Lucas Educational Foundation

Technology Integration
The Basics of Open Technology

By Ira Socol

From abundant tools and smart budgeting to accessibility and trust, the Albemarle County Public Schools maintain a district-wide tech program that leverages digital literacy for all students.

By Nick Anglin

A reluctant middle school student responded to a summer maker challenge and ended up demonstrating his sports training product prototype at a White House tech innovation fair.

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By Darri Stephens

When establishing that first contact with parents on back-to-school night, start the year right by being transparent, direct, and consistent.

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By Matt Davis

How can teachers prepare for diverse classrooms? There isn't a definitive answer, but there is a wealth of resources online. Here, blogger Matt Davis rounds up some helpful links for teachers.

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By Pernille Ripp

Students' ownership of the classroom and learning begins when you communicate that you're listening, that you respect them, and that they can trust you.

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By Mary Beth Hertz

Before getting into the minutiae of classroom management, consider how you organize your space, what learning looks like, and how you're building relationships with families.

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By Heather Wolpert-Gawron

Back-to-School Night is often the first interaction a teacher has with parents and guardians. Here's a helpful checklist for educators of five must-haves for this special night.

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By Rebecca Alber

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

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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.

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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.

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By Amy Erin Borovoy (aka VideoAmy)

How can a classroom be set up to maximize learning? Get inspired by this video playlist with tips and ideas for teachers to make over their classrooms.

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By Elena Aguilar

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

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By Rebecca Alber

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

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