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WHAT WORKS IN EDUCATION The George Lucas Educational Foundation
A no furniture, empty, orange and green classroom with sun shining through from large rectangular windows, a large checkered whiteboard on the back wall, and three circular clocks above it
By Amy Erin Borovoy (aka VideoAmy)

How can a classroom be set up to maximize learning? Get inspired by this video playlist with tips and ideas for teachers to make over their classrooms.

19 27,507 189,928 views
Three young girls and a boy are reading on bean bag chairs in class, each chair a different color: green, red, teal, and blue. Behind them are two bookshelves, and on the wall are mini posters with different colors written on them.
By Tracy Evans

Use design thinking (brainstorming, prototyping, testing, building, and reflecting) to co-create your classroom environment with the students who will be learning in it.

9 1,996 views
By Todd Finley

Transformational lessons don't just happen. They require planning, mindfulness, and a commitment to shift away from educational approaches of the past.

16 3,817 71,977 views
A teenage boy is sitting in a classroom by himself. His hands are on his head, his head is tilted back, his eyes are closed, and he's yelling. A handful of papers are up in the air around him, falling down.
By Jim Paterson

While programs like Kickboard, PBIS World, and ClassDojo can help track and identify student behavior issues, so can lower-tech practices like focused observation, simplified reporting, and team input.

1 1,060 views
An illustration of a shadow-like teenage boy. He's drawing a school, inspired from reading a book. The word "growth" is highlighted in green in the background.
By David Cutler

Transformational teachers share best practices, build mentoring relationships, observe their peers, keep things fresh, model their subject's usefulness, and demonstrate caring beyond what they teach.

15 4,296 19,751 views
A student is drawing on a big piece of paper, filling in two columns, "Supporting Details" and "Evidence From."
By Marium Rizvi

When leadership finds you, make it about improving your own teaching skills as well as helping others connect with new ideas, tools, and materials.

3 2,522 views
A group of teachers are sitting in a large room, and three teachers are presenting next to a post-it and paper covered wall.
By Arch Grieve

See where Edcamps and Unconferences got their start with Open Space Technology, an inclusive decision-making model for crowdsourcing the best ideas in your school or classroom.

2 2,412 views
A no furniture, empty, orange and green classroom with sun shining through from large rectangular windows, a large checkered whiteboard on the back wall, and three circular clocks above it
By Amy Erin Borovoy (aka VideoAmy)

How can a classroom be set up to maximize learning? Get inspired by this video playlist with tips and ideas for teachers to make over their classrooms.

19 27,507 189,928 views
By Todd Finley

Transformational lessons don't just happen. They require planning, mindfulness, and a commitment to shift away from educational approaches of the past.

16 3,817 71,977 views
Tablets and lamented information sheets next to boxes filled with marine life span across nine classroom tables. Seven students are sitting at one table, two students are standing together, and two others wearing headphones are working individually.
By John McCarthy

Social media can enhance differentiated instruction if the tools are selected with a careful eye on individual students' readiness, interests, and learning profiles.

25 10,969 64,696 views
Graphic of curriculum on a bookshelf

Explore a diverse collection of curriculum-planning tips, guidance, and other resources meant to help new teachers plan effective activities, lessons, and units.

2 12,364 54,295 views
Photo of students cooking together

Explore Edutopia's curated compilation of online resources for understanding and beginning to implement project-based learning.

9 7,951 47,222 views
A closeup of markers, pencils, and pens in a mesh metal pen cup.
By Matt Davis

Explore some of the best resources for novice teachers from a variety of sources, including advice on classroom management, lesson planning, and building relationships with parents.

17 1,800 43,061 views
A roller 0.7 mm pen is on top of a yellow folder filled with paper.
By Andrew Miller

Have students take responsibility for their grades and behavior by strategically offering opportunities to redo assignments, retake tests, and reflect on their performance.

8 2,950 25,189 views
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