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WHAT WORKS IN EDUCATION The George Lucas Educational Foundation
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 Terry Heick

Terry Heick reflects on the many levels of giving that happen within our teaching practice, and considers how he can give more -- and more efficiently.

By Travis J. Bristol, Ph.D.

School leaders should develop a coherent, community-derived message and model for discussing the intersection of race and violence in our society.

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By Donna Wilson, Ph.D.

Increase the likelihood of successful results in your students by cultivating an attitude about life that relies on taking realistic, positive action.

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By Scott Bedley

Find a new dimension to maker education with an un-makerspace, a classroom set up for dismantling obsolete technology to investigate how it works.

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Explore this educator's guide to open educational resources (OER) for information about online repositories, curriculum-sharing websites, sources for lesson plans and activities, and open alternatives to textbooks.

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By Heather Wolpert-Gawron

How using multiple modalities to teach can help you remember student names -- and the activities are Common Core aligned.

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By Ali Parrish

Guest blogger Ali Parrish, educator and ed tech consultant, provides three strategies, low-tech and high-tech, for breaking through students' brain freeze when faced with the dilemma of what to write.

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By Dr. Richard Curwin

I recently heard a TED talk from Brian Goldman, a doctor who admits to having made mistakes. In very emotional language, he describes some costly emergency room mistakes, and then makes a strong case for changing the way that the medical profession...

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By Hunter Maats and Katie O'Brien

Students are more likely to engage in learning if you present the material in the context of a story conveying emotions that they can understand.

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By Stacey Goodman

Bringing objects and props into your classroom can create a world of curiosity and wonder for you and your students.

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By Beth Holland

Any system of note taking (digital or otherwise) helps students master cognitively demanding tasks if it provides support and helps them save, search, and share.

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By Elena Aguilar

Check out these tips and sage advice on how to guide a team of teachers and facilitate professional development.

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By Monica Martinez

Incorporate deeper learning as you empower students to seek knowledge from many sources, use tools relevant to their lives, and embrace the lessons of failure.

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