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WHAT WORKS IN EDUCATION The George Lucas Educational Foundation
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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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By Judy Willis MD

As caretakers of adolescents' developing brainpower, teachers can help their students recognize inattentional blindness, embrace divergent thinking, and harness the potential of transferring their learning.

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Teaching Strategies
The Election and the Educator

By Matt Levinson

During a contentious election season, a teacher's best strategy may be encouraging healthy, informed debate among students while withholding his or her own views.

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An illustration of a woman's head laying on a pillow in bed, sleeping. The inner workings of her mind are shown by three men throwing away the trash.
By Elena Aguilar

Here are a few things you can do this summer to get started on shifting your sleep routines before the new school year begins.

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Character Education
Assuming Positive Intent

By Laura Thomas

Buck the cultural trend of anger and incivility with a simple checklist that helps reframe your understanding about what other people actually want and need.

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By Nicol R. Howard, PhD & Sarah Thomas

When teachers choose their own professional learning opportunities (such as Edcamps), many feel more support in their jobs and better prepared to support their students' learning.

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Four teachers are sitting in the corner of an office, smiling, laughing, and talking to each other.
By Brian Sztabnik

Despite the pressure to teach for measurable results like assessment and accountability standards, don't lose sight of core virtues like cooperation, honor, and hospitality.

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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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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.

1 12,334 50,612 views
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Explore Edutopia's curated compilation of online resources for understanding and beginning to implement project-based learning.

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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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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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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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