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WHAT WORKS IN EDUCATION The George Lucas Educational Foundation
A female teacher is sitting in a room with other teachers. Everyone else is out of focus.
By Elena Aguilar

Many schools take a traditional approach to family engagement. It's time to think outside of the box.

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Two female teachers are sitting at a large table in a classroom. They're smiling and talking.
By Ben Johnson

Observe and advise your teachers throughout the year, and at their summative evaluations, celebrate their strengths and share possible improvements through open-ended questions.

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Eight elementary-age students are smiling, running out of the school building through three opened doors.
By Matt Davis

Matt Davis has highlighted resources for parents, teachers, and administrators that can help students make the transition into elementary, middle, and high school -- and beyond.

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Two female teachers from the waist up, facing each other, talking.
By Ben Johnson

Teachers approaching their summative evaluations with a growth mindset will bridge the divide and diminish the adversarial relationship with the administrator, who is on their side.

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A closeup of the back of a Mac laptop showing the apple icon and a green sticker of a screwdriver that says, "Craft" in white lettering.
By Ross Cooper

One school district spent a year working with 15 teachers to determine the conditions needed to identify, create, and promote the scaling of classroom innovations.

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Three young teenagers, two girls and a boy, and a male teacher are standing by a counter with science instruments on it. One girl is looking at something through a microscope.
By Maria Derivan-George

Educators need different levels of support and opportunity at different phases of their career. Here's how to be more responsive to beginning, middle-of-the-road, and veteran teachers.

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A female teacher is sitting cross-legged on a stage, and students are standing, talking to each nearby in costumes.
By Matt Alexander

When encouraging a student to be his or her best, channel the pop culture figure who best embodies your resolve and respect, whether it's Coach Carter or Yoda.

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A woman in a black tank top and sun glasses on her head is outside, smiling. Behind her is a brown river filled with wooden boats.
By Matt Davis

Teacher travel grants can be the perfect source to fund professional development, service-learning, and study abroad trips. Here are some resources to help teachers apply and some of the best places to look.

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American flag against a sky blue background made from pieces of torn paper
By Matt Davis

Memorial Day is right around the corner! For teachers looking to incorporate the holiday into lessons, Matt Davis has collected some of the best resources from around the web.

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A closeup of a young adult female sitting at a desk, looking at her laptop. She has one hand on the mousepad, and the other is resting against her face with her elbow on the desk.
By Matt Davis

Summer is a great time for teachers to enroll in a MOOC, a "Massive Open Online Course." Matt Davis has compiled a list of a few summer courses to consider.

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Eight elementary-age students are smiling, running out of the school building through three opened doors.
By Matt Davis

Matt Davis has highlighted resources for parents, teachers, and administrators that can help students make the transition into elementary, middle, and high school -- and beyond.

6 185 25,199 views
A blond, short-haired man is kneeling in a garden, gardening. It's sunny outside, and he's wearing glasses, a blue, plaid, button up shirt rolled up at the sleeves, and beige khaki shorts.
By Nicholas Provenzano

Prevent teacher burnout by sustaining yourself with a non-education hobby, finding a teammate for shared venting, regular journaling or blogging, and finding reasons to laugh.

4 1,195 16,622 views
A female teacher is sitting at a desk, looking up and smiling. She's holding a pen in one hand, and stacks of paper and folders are in front of her. She's wearing glasses, big, pearl-like earrings, a turquoise necklace, and a lanyard.
By Dr. Allen Mendler

If you're committed to a more joyful teaching practice, commit to playfulness, positivity, being present, and embodying the attitude that you want to project.

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A male and female adult are standing on a stage with a large audience in front of them. Standing on the stage are three big, red letters spelling, "TED." On a screen behind them says, "Ted-ed clubs."
By Monica Burns

Whether snacking on TED-Ed videos, reading with purpose, checking into a smile backchannel, or chuckling at hashtags and memes, you're never far from relief and inspiration.

5 3,841 15,307 views