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WHAT WORKS IN EDUCATION The George Lucas Educational Foundation

Bullying Prevention
Hate is a 4-Letter Word

By Becki Cohn-Vargas

Rather than shielding children from news about hate, educators could prepare them for the real world by teaching what hate is and how to prevent it.

By Tabitha Dell'Angelo

Teach your students about making positive change in the world by connecting with them, discussing real-world problems and multiple perspectives, creating classroom community, and including authentic assessment.

Home-to-School Connections
5 Resources for Parent-Teacher Conferences

By Matt Davis

Browse this curated list of resources to improve parent-teacher conferences, including ideas for highlighting student progress as well as questions every parent should ask.

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By Suzie Boss

Find out why a gold standard in PBL is necessary and how teachers, school leaders, and others can contribute to the conversation around its development.

Critical Thinking
The Power of "I Don't Know"

By Heather Wolpert-Gawron

Educators are tasked with teaching students how to find answers themselves. And it all starts with a simple three-word phrase: I don't know.

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Professional Learning Network
Resources for Connected Educator Month 2014

Explore Edutopia's guide to websites, events, tools, and other resources for Connected Educator Month.

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By Fania E. Davis

Restorative justice promotes a positive, orderly school environment. Students and all members of the school community can learn and practice self-discipline, empathy, and accountability.

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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

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

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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 Gerald Aungst

Norman Webb's Depth of Knowledge Levels is a system that categorizes tasks according to the complexity of thinking required to successfully complete them.

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Home-to-School Connections
5 Resources for Parent-Teacher Conferences

By Matt Davis

Browse this curated list of resources to improve parent-teacher conferences, including ideas for highlighting student progress as well as questions every parent should ask.

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All of Edutopia’s downloadable and printable back-to-school resources are collected here for easy classroom reference.

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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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