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WHAT WORKS IN EDUCATION The George Lucas Educational Foundation
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By Melina Uncapher

While evidence suggests that action video games enhance higher-order brain functions, the violence built into most commercial titles is far from beneficial.

A short-haired, blond female teacher in a pink shirt and black blouse is sitting next to a brunette teenager girl, helping her study.
By Rebecca Alber

When teachers get curious instead of furious, they don't take the student's behavior personally, and they don't act on anger. They respond to student behaviors rather than react to them.

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By Ross Cooper & Tony Sinanis

Your school can innovate without sacrificing the foundations of education by utilizing teachers' strong suits, embedding innovative practices, empowering students to lead, and engaging families.

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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.

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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.

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Find opportunities to engage in DIY PD, connect, and stay up-to-date about new ideas in education through webinars, unconferences, and conferences. Check back weekly for updates!

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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.

3 98 4,854 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.

42 39,701 292,653 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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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.

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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 18,572 views
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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.

9 418 17,772 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.

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