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WHAT WORKS IN EDUCATION The George Lucas Educational Foundation
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By Heather Wolpert-Gawron

Have you moved on in order to keep from burning out? Have you changed a subject or grade you taught, or even your school? Sometimes this is the best choice.

11 boys standing in front of a two-story house they have been renovating
By Mike McCarville

High school students can take a class that, through a joint effort by their school district and community, lets them redesign and remodel a house.

Five young elementary students are sitting around a six-sided table in a classroom. They're all wearing headphones and playing on iPads. A female teacher is assisting one of them.
By Jennifer Williams

Through use of classroom space, intentional course design and scheduling, and building "brand" identity, teachers can create a startup culture of empowerment and innovation for their students.

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A bicycle wheel and balloon make up part of a Rube Goldberg machine.
By Amy Erin Borovoy (aka VideoAmy)

Building a Rube Goldberg machine is a great way for kids to explore engineering and build teamwork skills. We've gathered a collection of videos to inspire and encourage learning from these elaborate and comical machines.

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Three adults are sitting across from an old woman in a classroom, filming her. One of them is holding a camera on a tripod, and another is holding a long microphone.
By Michael Hernandez

Successful classroom social justice projects require raising students' awareness through empathy, giving them choice and voice in creating their projects, and providing advocacy and aid opportunities.

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A purple, digitized brain, floating against a blue, digitized backdrop with the numbers one and zero forming vertical lines across the brain.
By Stacey Goodman

Check out these six sci-fi books to get your students talking about freedom and civil rights in the fall.

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A polar bear is standing on a large area of snow above a large expanse of water.
By Matthew Farber, Ed.D.

To learn about complex systems, students explored the basics of game development for a perspective on the causes and effects of global climate change.

453 views
A young boy in a large-striped red and blue polar shirt is sitting at his desk with his head down in a book.
By Nell K. Duke

Literacy strategies that waste instructional time include looking up words on lists, prizes for reading, weekly spelling tests, unsupported independent reading, and denial of recess.

37 39,701 274,126 views
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Looking for tools and strategies for effective assessment in project-based learning? To support you, we've assembled this guide to helpful resources from Edutopia and beyond.

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Two parents and three children are playing outside on the sidewalk in front of their house, setting up a lemonade stand.
By Matt Davis

To help combat summer learning loss, Matt Davis has curated a few fun and free education resources for students and parents to use over summer break. 

12 4,965 53,954 views
Photo of young person looking down at smartphone

Learn more about the changing landscape of the "digital divide," and explore resources that discuss how to improve digital access and help all students develop digital and media literacy.

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A black graduation tassel with 2016 in gold lettering is hanging from a black graduation cap.
By Matt Davis

Whether a student is preparing or college or career, the summer after high school can be both exciting and overwhelming. Blogger Matt Davis has gathered some resources educators and parents can share with graduates to help them start planning ahead.

1 767 23,441 views
Man sitting in a chair talkling to two other people.
By William Parrett and Kathleen Budge

High-poverty schools can meet student, professional, and system learning agendas by strengthening instructional framework, targeted interventions, reading proficiency, reflective practice, and data-based inquiry.

1,982 17,746 views
A young female teacher in an orange shirt is standing, bending over holding a book, and smiling while she's looking at two young students sitting at their desks.
By Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher

Give your students a year-end send-off that celebrates their learning. Ideas include Top 10 lists, party-themed exams, symbolic toasts, and heartfelt letters.

5 797 13,381 views
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