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WHAT WORKS IN EDUCATION The George Lucas Educational Foundation
A young girl with curly, light brown, golden hair and a pink shirt is sitting, resting her arm on a yellow couch, reading on a tablet in her house.
By Monica Burns

To engage young readers over the summer, hand them an iPad and loaded with eBooks. Here are just eight of the many reading apps available.

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An employee of the Executive Office of the President of the United States is holding President Barack Obama's inaugural address. There are pen marks on it.
By Dylan Fenton

Motivate students to revise their writing through self-publishing fiction, creating podcasts and YouTube videos, writing blogs, corresponding with others, and anything else for an authentic audience.

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A child looks at a cell phone.
By Amy Erin Borovoy (aka VideoAmy)

Is your school or district "Future Ready"? Whether you're new to the Future Ready Schools initiative, or your district or school is in the process of Future Ready changes, this video playlist offers ideas, tips and strategies for facilitating...

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A girl in golden sandals and a colorful polka dot dress is standing on cement, bending over, holding pink chalk, drawing a smiling girl.
By Terry Heick

This summer, have your students make their reading meaningful by thoughtfully applying what they learn to areas of their life that matter to them.

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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.

16 4,536 24,883 views
High school students are sitting in class, looking towards the front, smiling.

Social and Emotional Learning
Tips and Resources for Funding an SEL Program

By Olga Acosta Price

When funding your SEL program, whether through government or private sources, remember that relationships, partnerships, and united fronts matter, and that vision and flexibility are critical.

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A large group of young students in blue shirts are standing together in a cafeteria, putting their hands together, like sports teams do before they cheer.
By William Parrett and Kathleen Budge

High-poverty schools can involve students' families through home visits and by joining the community's safety net to provide social and medical services for those in need.

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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.

16 4,536 24,883 views
Six preteen students are standing on their classroom desks, smiling, and one student is sitting.
By Brian Kulak

A hands-on administrator asks teachers to become students for a class period and, at his prompting, model trust, academic risk taking, and camaraderie.

13 5,053 23,971 views
A young girl is standing at the front of a classroom holding a collage that represents the life cycle of a butterfly. She's presenting on it to her class.
By Ben Johnson

The Rule of Three for learning establishes the requirement that students be given the opportunity to learn something at least three times before they are expected to know it and apply it.

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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.

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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.

7 2,101 13,841 views