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WHAT WORKS IN EDUCATION The George Lucas Educational Foundation
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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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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A teacher is smiling, sitting at a classroom table with four young kids. They're building things out of pipe cleaners, Kleenex boxes, and toilet paper roles.
By Rebecca Alber

As you ponder curriculum, seating, and policies, here are some ideas and resources to consider that will assist you in making your class a welcoming, safe, and inclusive space for your students.

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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.

15 3,792 70,486 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.

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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.

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Photo of students cooking together

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

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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.

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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.

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An adult male in a suit is sitting on a tall white chair in a small, carpeted library, talking to a large group of seated adults and students.

Explore resources from Edutopia and the web that support school leaders -- including principals and other administrators -- as they guide school communities into a new school year.

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