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WHAT WORKS IN EDUCATION The George Lucas Educational Foundation
By Rebecca Alber

One of the greatest challenges for new teachers is collecting classroom data and figuring out ways to use it. Here's some helpful suggestions for taking on this task.

By Heather Wolpert-Gawron

An appealing, inspiring collection of books, regardless of content area, is a crucial literacy tool that every teacher should have in the classroom.

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Student Engagement
Using Humor in the Classroom

By Maurice Elias

Edutopia blogger Maurice Elias explains how laughter can reduce stress and offers a handful of teaching activities to lighten up the learning.

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By Terry Heick

Thinking in words, writing in books -- if we changed how we perceive, record, and aggregate information, how would our libraries change?

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By Julie Stern

Three tech tools -- SAS Curriculum Pathways, Newsela, and EDpuzzle -- can help differentiate instruction by showing where students are and offering appropriate formative assessment.

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By Mark Phillips

A documentary series examining human trafficking and youth empowerment can raise students' awareness of national and global humanitarian crises, inspiring them to engage and act.

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By Amy Erin Borovoy (aka VideoAmy)

In honor of the 30th anniversary of School Library Month, VideoAmy has produced a list of interesting and insightful videos and resources that explore the future of the school library.

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By Matt Davis

April Fool's Day can be an excellent time to bring humor into the classroom. Use this list of prank ideas, humorous lesson plans, and other resources to help you celebrate at school.

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By Elena Aguilar

Stories of hope sure to nurture the educator's spirit are offered up in this book by Tom Little.

5 270 21,558 views

Social and Emotional Learning
Homework vs. No Homework Is the Wrong Question

By Maurice Elias

Does your school have a homework policy? How does your school ensure that teachers don't overload students with busy work?

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By Rebecca Alber

Do you have more than 30 students? Check out these strategies for keeping a large group of kids engaged and managed.

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By Elizabeth Garcia

The art of thinking flourishes within an emotionally, intellectually and physically safe learning environment that is carefully constructed by the classroom teacher.

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By Heather Wolpert-Gawron

An appealing, inspiring collection of books, regardless of content area, is a crucial literacy tool that every teacher should have in the classroom.

5 49 12,220 views
By Bridget Stegman

Track your students' progress as readers with scheduled practice, an understanding of each student's cuing system, immediate feedback, and comprehension questions to check for understanding.

2 226 9,282 views