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WHAT WORKS IN EDUCATION The George Lucas Educational Foundation
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 Vivian Maguire

With the guest journal exercise, a literary show-and-tell taps into students' passions, gives them agency, and helps develop their thinking on a variety of subjects.

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By Anne OBrien

What's the current public attitude towards public schools? Anne O'Brien discusses the 2014 Gallup Poll findings and ponders positive ways the data can be used by teachers and schools.

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By Lisa Mims

It's critical to keep bias out of the classroom, where no student deserves to be judged by his or her race, socioeconomic class, or gender.

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By Mark Phillips

Our relationship with nature is essential to who we are, which is why wilderness experiences are (or should be) part of every young person's education.

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By Todd Finley

For students to embrace the skills needed in a changing technology landscape, teachers must coordinate knowledge, instructional practices, and technologies to positively influence academic achievement.

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Home-to-School Connections
Parent Communication Toolbox

By Gwen Pescatore

While each school community is unique, there's a wide range of digital tools to keep parents involved when face-to-face communication isn't possible.

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By David Bill

David Bill, who's spent the past three years helping teachers redesign classroom spaces, offers eight tips and tricks to remake your room.

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By Todd Finley

From innovative, intelligent seating arrangements to relevant, engaging bulletin boards, your students deserve a classroom space that stimulates and facilitates their learning.

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By Maia Heyck-Merlin

Advance planning is essential for a week of effective teaching, yet the most effective planning system will let you incorporate and track those on-the-fly changes.

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By Elena Aguilar

Seven questions teachers can ask parents at the start of the year with the intention of building a partnership to support their child's learning.

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By Rebecca Alber

Six tips for helping both new and seasoned teachers have a successful first day of school.

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By Maurice Elias

Edutopia blogger Maurice Elias describes three classroom activities for team and trust building with students.

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By Ainissa Ramirez

Studies show that note-taking with pen or pencil is critical to processing and representing information, something that students lose when tapping on a keyboard.

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