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WHAT WORKS IN EDUCATION The George Lucas Educational Foundation

Professional Development
Best Education Podcasts

By Betty Ray

These seven podcasts are the tip of the iceberg for hearing teachers discuss PLNs, school and teacher leadership, teaching strategies, STEM, PD, and more.

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Environmental Education
Learning With Nature

By Marina Robb and Victoria Mew

Since experiencing nature is a healthy part of child development, take your class outdoors and use elements of nature for teaching the usual classroom subjects.

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By Keyana Stevens

Summer is the perfect time to catch up on reading, but where to start? There are so many great books out there. This video playlist provides some inspiration to get kids reading over the break.

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By Donna Wilson, Ph.D.

By teaching students to monitor their thinking during learning by setting goals, applying strategies, reflecting, and adjusting, teachers will help them improve their learning ability.

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By Patricia Hilliard, PhD

The seven strategies of highly skilled readers include activating, summarizing, monitoring and clarifying, visualizing and organizing, searching and selecting, questioning, and inferring.

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By Ross Cooper

Here are five books that will add some fun, practicality, data-driven findings, digital thinking, and connectivity to your PD reading this summer.

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High Tech High's Vocational and Academic Model

High Tech High School's four academies provide students with a range of vocational majors, connecting them with real-world contexts and teaching 21st-century skills.

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Get a roundup of educational grants, contests, awards, free toolkits, and classroom guides aimed at helping students, classrooms, schools, and communities. Check this page weekly to get the latest updates!

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By Rebecca Alber

Consider one of these six engaging and creative student projects to wrap of the school year.

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By G. Randy Kasten

Attorney and author G. Randy Kasten suggests that educators have an obligation to prepare young minds for the thickening information cloud they're already being forced to navigate.

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Teacher Leadership
The Myth of Having Summers Off

By Heather Wolpert-Gawron

When summer hits, teachers often find themselves busy with all the business they were unable to accomplish during the frantic school year.

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Social and Emotional Learning
Sometimes Misbehavior Is Not What It Seems

By Dr. Richard Curwin

Misbehaving students might like you too much or be physically attracted. Maybe they want attention or want you to prove yourself. Be sensitive to underlying reasons.

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By Elena Aguilar

If there's something pushing you out of your current role or pulling you towards another one, consider this: Pursue the exploration!

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For new teachers, this resource compilation includes tips and guides on classroom design and layout to help maximize the possibilities of the learning environment.

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