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WHAT WORKS IN EDUCATION The George Lucas Educational Foundation
By Mark Phillips

Our relationship with nature is essential to who we are, which is why wilderness experiences are (or should be) part of every young person's education.

By Todd Finley

For students to embrace the skills needed in a changing technology landscape, teachers must coordinate knowledge, instructional practices, and technologies to positively influence academic achievement.

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Home-to-School Connections
Parent Communication Toolbox

By Gwen Pescatore

While each school community is unique, there's a wide range of digital tools to keep parents involved when face-to-face communication isn't possible.

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By Maurice Elias

SMART goals are specific, measurable, action-oriented, rigorous, and tracked. Help your students develop them through a series of ongoing peer interviews.

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By Dylan Ryder

The series about coding with Scratch concludes with an advanced lesson in recursion, opening the door to the mysterious yet ultimately logical world of fractals.

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Explore STEM education in settings beyond the classroom walls, and see how opportunities to learn science, technology, engineering, and mathematics are all around us.

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Student Engagement
Boom-Bang Homework Assignments

By Todd Finley

Students are more likely to do homework if the assignments are engaging, relevant, and reasonable -- and if the teacher makes them accountable for it.

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By David Bill

David Bill, who's spent the past three years helping teachers redesign classroom spaces, offers eight tips and tricks to remake your room.

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By Todd Finley

Through alternative formative assessment, teachers can check for student understanding without falling back on the tedious or intimidating pop quiz.

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By Todd Finley

From innovative, intelligent seating arrangements to relevant, engaging bulletin boards, your students deserve a classroom space that stimulates and facilitates their learning.

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By Maia Heyck-Merlin

Advance planning is essential for a week of effective teaching, yet the most effective planning system will let you incorporate and track those on-the-fly changes.

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By Elena Aguilar

Seven questions teachers can ask parents at the start of the year with the intention of building a partnership to support their child's learning.

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By Rebecca Alber

Six tips for helping both new and seasoned teachers have a successful first day of school.

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By Maurice Elias

Edutopia blogger Maurice Elias describes three classroom activities for team and trust building with students.

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