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WHAT WORKS IN EDUCATION The George Lucas Educational Foundation
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.

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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.

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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.

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By John McCarthy

With delivery of instruction, one size does not fit all. John McCarthy launches his differentiated instruction series by busting three common myths about DI.

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Social and Emotional Learning
Creating Safe, Strength-Based Classrooms

By Dr. Lori Desautels

Strengthen students' learning through trust by recognizing and honoring their social, emotional, and developmental needs with rituals, variations, and an honest, respectful approach.

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By Elena Aguilar

It's important for educators to examine their own biases so they connect more deeply with each child in their classrooms.

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By Mike Deragon

One alternative school lives its real-world, problem-based learning approach through open-space classrooms, hands-on projects with relevant outcomes, and a strong sense of community.

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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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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.

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