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WHAT WORKS IN EDUCATION The George Lucas Educational Foundation
By Stacey Goodman

One classroom observation is just not enough to get the full picture of a project-based learning classroom. Read more on what works when best when observing PBL in action.

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By Sarah Henderson

Humor activates the brain's dopamine reward system, stimulating goal-oriented motivation and long-term memory, which means that humor can improve retention in students of all ages.

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By Rebecca Alber

One of the greatest challenges for new teachers is collecting classroom data and figuring out ways to use it. Here's some helpful suggestions for taking on this task.

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By Heather Wolpert-Gawron

An appealing, inspiring collection of books, regardless of content area, is a crucial literacy tool that every teacher should have in the classroom.

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Student Engagement
Using Humor in the Classroom

By Maurice Elias

Edutopia blogger Maurice Elias explains how laughter can reduce stress and offers a handful of teaching activities to lighten up the learning.

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School Libraries
What Exactly Is a Library?

By Terry Heick

Thinking in words, writing in books -- if we changed how we perceive, record, and aggregate information, how would our libraries change?

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Get a roundup of educational webinars, conferences, edcamps, and unconferences aimed at helping students, classrooms, schools, and communities. Check this page weekly to get the latest updates!

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By Matt Davis

April Fool's Day can be an excellent time to bring humor into the classroom. Use this list of prank ideas, humorous lesson plans, and other resources to help you celebrate at school.

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By Elena Aguilar

Stories of hope sure to nurture the educator's spirit are offered up in this book by Tom Little.

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Social and Emotional Learning
Homework vs. No Homework Is the Wrong Question

By Maurice Elias

Does your school have a homework policy? How does your school ensure that teachers don't overload students with busy work?

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By Rebecca Alber

Do you have more than 30 students? Check out these strategies for keeping a large group of kids engaged and managed.

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By Elizabeth Garcia

The art of thinking flourishes within an emotionally, intellectually and physically safe learning environment that is carefully constructed by the classroom teacher.

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Get a roundup of educational grants, contests, awards, free toolkits, and classroom guides aimed at helping students, classrooms, schools, and communities. Check this page weekly to get the latest updates!

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By Bridget Stegman

Track your students' progress as readers with scheduled practice, an understanding of each student's cuing system, immediate feedback, and comprehension questions to check for understanding.

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