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WHAT WORKS IN EDUCATION The George Lucas Educational Foundation
A closeup of a young girl standing next to and pointing at a projector screen. A 3D drawing made up of small squares is projected on the screen, showing the inside of a white room with a brown floor and a small white pyramid in the middle.
By Heather Wolpert-Gawron

3D printing can attract a variety of students, those interested in robotics and those who are interested in industrial tech, making learning more meaningful because they can design with a tangible purpose.

A large group of pre-teens are sitting on the floor of a large multipurpose room, smiling and laughing. Eleven chairs are lined up against the brown paneled, back wall, and three teachers are sitting in them.
By Judy Willis MD

As tweens enter a period of rapid prefrontal cortex development, familiarize them with their growing executive function skills by teaching time management and organizing information.

A side profile, closeup of a young, female teacher typing while looking at her laptop. She's sitting in her classroom toward the front of the room next to a whiteboard.
By Ashley Cronin

The fifth annual Digital Learning Day will be on February 17, 2016. Find resources to help you celebrate, tell your story, and support digital learners all year long.

8 6,244 75,021 views
An illustration of a man standing, flexing his arms. His shadow is projected on a wall and is about 6 times bigger than him, looking similar to the Hulk.

Social and Emotional Learning
How High Is the Wall?

By Dr. Richard Curwin

Children's concerns about comfort, safety, or self-esteem might seem trivial, but your compassionate listening can help resolve small issues or shed light on larger ones.

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A teenage female in a pink t-shirt, black exercise pants, and purple tennis shoes is lying on the grass with her legs raised straight up and her hands reaching towards her feet.
By Dr. Donna Wilson and Marcus Conyers

Strength training, regular exercise, better rest, and enjoying all of this activity makes you fit, alert, and positive for the physically demanding job of teaching.  

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Graphic of "We Can Do It" poster
By Matt Davis

Matt Davis highlights free and easy-to-implement classroom resources to celebrate Women's History Month in March.

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One male and two female teachers are leaning over a classroom table, building something together. They have two pieces of cardboard cut, standing up like mini buildings, one with an open door, and a piece of wire is connecting them.
By Elena Aguilar

In order to lead your school toward the change you want to manifest, you need to first understand the essential nature of team building. 

8 3,074 views
Photo of hands at keyboard

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!

39 42,484 366,887 views
A painting of a side profile silhouette of a black woman with an afro in greens and blues with a bright background of pink, orange, yellow, and purple.
By Matt Davis

From interactive timelines and rich multimedia to lesson plans and study guides, find a variety of web resources that can help bring black history into the classroom.

19 3,649 99,492 views
A side profile, closeup of a young, female teacher typing while looking at her laptop. She's sitting in her classroom toward the front of the room next to a whiteboard.
By Ashley Cronin

The fifth annual Digital Learning Day will be on February 17, 2016. Find resources to help you celebrate, tell your story, and support digital learners all year long.

8 6,244 75,021 views

Explore curated collections of resources related to building the skills, mindsets, and necessary supports to help young people confront adversity, cope with challenges, and demonstrate perseverance to attain goals.

18 1,375 69,305 views
An illustration of two hands together making a football field goal shape and a triangular paper football moving between the field goal hands against a green backdrop.
By Matt Davis

Explore a curated list of Super Bowl lesson plans and resources from around the web.

8 4,952 65,197 views

Whether you are looking for resources on integrating science, technology, engineering, and math or on infusing the arts to transform STEM into STEAM, these curated compilations will help you plan different approaches to integrated studies.

4 3,455 63,053 views
A teenage boy and girl are sitting across from each other in class talking to each other. The girl is pointing at her smart phone.
By Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher

Explore a wealth of tips and links for mobile learning apps that work across multiple platforms, an essential feature for running a BYOD classroom.

28 1,437 51,979 views
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