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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.

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.

Summer Fun with the Brain in Mind

Whether storytelling, dressing backwards, or celebrating a different family member each day, summer games activate the joy of learning, decision-making, questioning, and playing with ideas.

Assessment, Choice, and the Learning Brain

Is there a difference between performance goals and mastery goals? Yes -- and that difference can affect student outcome on assessments.

How to Enhance Learning by Teaching Kids About Neuroplasticity

Donna Wilson and Marcus Conyers, brain-based teaching program developers and authors, share the exciting possibilities for improving student learning by teaching young people about how their brains learn.

Brain-Based Learning: Resource Roundup

Dive into Edutopia's curated 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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Embracing Introversion: Ways to Stimulate Reserved Students in the Classroom

Introversion doesn't need to be "overcome." Instead, it's best to recognize introverted students and offer them alternatives in the classroom, says blogger Tony Baldasaro.

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Activities to Build Social and Emotional Skills in Elementary Students

Filmmaker and blogger Randy Taran identifies "happiness skills" and suggests that we start teaching them at a young age.

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A Research-Based Approach to Arts Integration

At Bates Middle School in Annapolis, Maryland, arts integration has helped raise student achievement, in conjunction with other key best practices.

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How the Arts Unlock the Door to Learning

Thanks to a bold strategy -- integrating the arts into curricula -- the faculty, staff, and students of Maryland's Bates Middle School are crafting a whole new vision of school transformation.

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A Neurologist Makes the Case for Teaching Teachers About the Brain

Edutopia blogger Judy Willis, MD says that understanding neurology can give us the tools to build optimism, incentive and motivation in the classroom.

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Bad for the Brain: Goodbye to Unsustainable Education Models

Blogger and neurologist Judy Willis MD demonstrates how the US educational model, designed for the industrial age, is becoming unsustainable as it attempts to meet the needs of the information age.

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How Do We Help Kids Make Better Choices? Let Them Practice

School administrator, blogger and author Matt Levinson stresses that mistakes are a necessary part of learning, and suggests that over-involved parents may be interfering with the process.

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Embracing Introversion: Ways to Stimulate Reserved Students in the Classroom

Introversion doesn't need to be "overcome." Instead, it's best to recognize introverted students and offer them alternatives in the classroom, says blogger Tony Baldasaro.

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Building a Better School with Brain-Based Learning

Technology use, strategies based on brain research, and unique classroom environments for different learning styles give students an edge at Key Largo School in Florida.

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Understanding How the Brain Thinks

Neurologist and teacher Judy Willis describes how students' brains develop critical thinking skills and offers some instructional tips.

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Raise Your Students' Emotional-Intelligence Quotient

Implement these strategies at your school to promote social and emotional learning.

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Four Strategies to Spark Curiosity via Student Questioning

Author Kevin Washburn looks at curiosity and how to inspire it in students through the questions we ask them.

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How to Plan Instruction Using the Video Game Model

Dr. Judy Willis shares some tips for structuring achievable challenge and demonstrating incremental progress to plan more effective instruction.

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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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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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