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WHAT WORKS IN EDUCATION The George Lucas Educational Foundation
By Ben Johnson

Providing high-quality professional development for teachers may be the most important thing schools can do to improve students learning.

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By David Hochheiser

It's important to recognize that a growth mindset is an overall paradigm for personal development rather than a pedagogical tool for measuring academic accomplishment.

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By Suzie Boss

Check out how John Hattie's research is demystifying what works in education and how this relates to project-based learning.

By Elena Aguilar

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

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By Amy Erin Borovoy (aka VideoAmy)

Strong relationships between families and teachers are critical for successful students, but where do you begin to build them? VideoAmy offers up resources and a playlist of videos about parent engagement.

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By Megan Kinsey

For a successful school-wide blended learning program, administrators should remove obstacles, let teachers lead, and remain engaged with the process as well as the results.

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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 Todd Finley

The way to engage students is to make sure that they care about the material and that they know how much you care about them.

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By Warren Berger

Asking a question can be a scary step into the void. How do you create a culture of using questioning in the classroom?

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By Maurice Elias

Three activities teachers can use to help students -- especially those who had a rough summer or struggle academically -- get the school year off to a fresh start.

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By Todd Finley

As the number of English-language learners grows, teachers must focus on the most essential content and most efficient delivery of instruction.

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Teaching Strategies
Academic Sponge Activities

By Todd Finley

A "sponge activity" is a lesson soaking up precious time that would otherwise be lost. Hint: it should be fun as well as educational.

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By Todd Finley

For students to ask questions, teachers have to start the ball rolling with questions of their own. Check your own methods and discover new resources.

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