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

What are the reasons you teach? Who are the students who inspire you? What led you to teaching and what has made you stay?

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Classroom Management
The Agile Classroom

By Douglas Kiang

While a classroom is different from a startup, certain mindsets and strategies translate well: vision, agility, the right tools, creative thinking, and recognizing individual strengths.

3 193 1,110 views
By Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher

Vicki Davis documents 14 education trends that she observed in 2014, from disrespected teachers and data-driven schools to cool new tech and passionate educators.

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By Beth Holland

Educational innovation means finding new, positive, impactful ways to rethink roles and responsibilities, create meaningful learning opportunities, and enable students to untangle complexity.

1 164 610 views
By Nicholas Provenzano

The best New Year's resolutions result in improved student learning. Whether introducing new pedagogy or starting student blogs, take small steps and don't fear failure.

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By Dana Mortenson

To educate students for 21st-century careers, educators should be using real-world case studies, embracing complexity, practicing empathy, integrating technology, and encouraging reflection.

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By Suzie Boss

As he makes his way across the country visiting classrooms and meeting policy makers, we catch up with National Teacher of the Year, Sean McComb, in this interview.

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By Todd Finley

Rather than intimidating young readers with ancient pedagogy, encourage and empower them with livelier strategies such as partner reading or the manic Crazy Professor Game.

42 1,420 79,022 views
By Ben Solomon

Research shows that positive expectations will influence performance positively. Start modeling excellence, celebrating small victories, and refusing to accept failure -- and watch what happens.

7 416 19,097 views
By Rusul Alrubail

Guide students through the five steps of understanding and writing literary analysis: choosing and focusing a topic, gathering, presenting and analyzing textual evidence, and concluding.

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By Nicolás Pino

Six key rules for student engagement include making it meaningful, fostering efficacy, autonomy support, collaborative learning, establishing positive teacher-student relationships, and mastery orientations.

6 1,061 15,982 views
How to Encourage Collaborative Lesson Planning
By Rebecca Rufo-Tepper

Teachers become learning designers when given the space to collaborate by (among other things) cultivating trust, keeping it simple, and ensuring that it's student relevant.

920 8,575 views

Education Trends
Edutopia's Top 10 for 2014

By Betty Ray

By the numbers, our community was all about tips and strategies in 2014, even as members' thoughtful, passionate conversations exploded across our social media channels.

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By Tabitha Dell'Angelo

By engaging ELLs with creating, identifying, and narrating through photographs, you can help them learn language by challenging their thinking in other media.

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