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WHAT WORKS IN EDUCATION The George Lucas Educational Foundation

Brain-Based Learning

Explore the mysteries of the human brain! Find out how discoveries in neuroscience provide insights into how students learn -- and how to engage them in the classroom.

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Strategies for Strengthening the Brain’s Executive Functions

Introduce students to the concept of executive functions, put it to work, referring frequently to these learning tools in positive, productive classroom interactions.

Energy and Calm: Brain Breaks and Focused-Attention Practices

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.

Metacognition: The Gift That Keeps Giving

By teaching students to "drive their own brain" through metacognition, we provide a concrete way to guide them think about how they can best learn.

The Neuroscience Behind Stress and Learning

Neuroimaging and EEG studies provide a scientific basis for the sometimes controversial belief that children become better learners when they actually enjoy learning.

Brain-Based Learning: Resource Roundup

Browse a list of resources, articles, videos, and links for exploring the connection between education and neuroscience.

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The Neuroscience Behind Stress and Learning

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Cracking the Code of Student Emotional Pain

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Incentivizing Your Class: The Engagement-Based Classroom Management Model

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5 Ways to Help Your Students Become Better Questioners

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Four Things All Educators Should Understand About the Dyslexic Brain

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Move Your Body, Grow Your Brain

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Brain-Based Research Prompts Innovative Teaching Techniques in the Classroom

Educators explore nontraditional methods of teaching and receive positive results.

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From Curriculum to Communication, a School Immerses Itself in Tech

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More Fun Than a Barrel of . . . Worms?!

At Newsome Park Elementary School, assignments in project-based learning are helping students learn more, participate more, and want more.

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Uncommon Sense: Educators Reinventing the Profession from the Inside Out

Traditional teacher preparation programs need to be revamped.

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Educators Take on the Charter-School Challenge

How three high school teachers discovered a new way to teach.

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Join Our National Lab Day Experiment

What makes learning stick? Take part in an easy and fun experiment!

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A New Model of Schooling: Creating Knowledgeable, Responsible, Nonviolent, Drug-Free, Caring Kids

Social, emotional, and character development are just what this world needs.

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From Surviving to Thriving: Making the Case for SEL

Blogger Maurice Elias explains why SEL approaches at schools are often resisted, and how it can help students thrive, both emotionally and academically.

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Six Tips for Brain-Based Learning

In this guide, you’ll get practical tips across the K-12 spectrum, as well as a reading list and a variety of resources to help you learn more about this fascinating field.

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