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WHAT WORKS IN EDUCATION The George Lucas Educational Foundation
By Stacey Goodman

In addition to teaching skills such as organizing and public speaking, arts education encourages students to take risks and helps prepare them for becoming courageous leaders.

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Five-Minute Film Festival
Five-Minute Film Festival: Genius Hour

By Keyana Stevens

Imagine if you were allowed to use a whole workday every week to explore any project you wanted. With no restrictions on your time or what you could do, think of the ideas you could come up with and the things you could learn about! In the workplace...

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By Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher

In some countries, people interact as humans instead of vanishing into their phones. Vicki Davis suggests that we not let technology take away our humanity.

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By José Vilson

Teachers could become more effective with their students if they had more time outside of class for planning instruction and grading student work.

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By Matt Davis

From interactive timelines and rich multimedia to lesson plans and study guides, find a variety of web resources that can help bring black history into the classroom.

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By Rebecca Alber

Check out these questions to guide you in reflecting on how much the learning environment you have designed promotes student voice and choice.

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By Raleigh Werberger

Butcher paper and Post-it notes can help students understand the collaborative thinking that takes place on a shared Google Doc.

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Student Engagement
The 8 Minutes That Matter Most

By Brian Sztabnik

Like a story, lessons deserve compelling beginnings and endings. From pop culture connections to finishing with a level-up, here are eight strategies for holding students' attention.

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By Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher

With tools like Socrative, Kahoot, Zaption, Chatzy, and Plickers, teachers can use tech for immediate feedback about how students are learning and understanding the lesson.

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Social and Emotional Learning
8 Pathways to Every Student's Success

By Marilyn Price-Mitchell PhD

Welcome to our blog series on how to apply the principles of positive youth development: curiosity, sociability, resilience, self-awareness, integrity, resourcefulness, creativity, and empathy.

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By Dr. Lori Desautels

Here are some activities to stimulate your students' minds when they need a change, and to focus and calm them when they're just too stimulated.

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By Monica Burns

The human brain can organize only so much data. Tools like 30/30, Pocket, and Sunrise can boost your ability to stay informed, connected, and on time.

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By Donna Wilson, Ph.D.

Holding students' attention is about activating the right neural network. Strategies include recognizing how focus feels, giving incentives, and adjusting the pace of your teaching.

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By Matt Weyers

Fifth grade teachers reflect on grading students in their PBL pilot program without traditional homework, while keeping parents informed and reconsidering the meaning of grades

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