George Lucas Educational Foundation Celebrating our 25th Anniversary!

Education Trends

What needs are emerging and being identified? How are forward-thinking educators meeting them? Follow the early adopters here.

PrintPrint
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Pinterest
  • Share
Four children climbing on a play structure

Whole Child Development Is Undervalued

Desire to learn and effective experimentation characterize the whole child approach, requiring a whole culture to extend these conditions into schooling and adult life.

Student listening to a man explain something at the computer in an architect's office

What Is Personalization, Really?

Personalized learning means student agency, defining curriculum by real-life skills, defining learning expectations, encouraging self-knowledge, and teachers getting to know their students as people.

Three boys working together around a table

A Look Inside the Classroom of the Future

To educate students for 21st-century careers, educators should be using real-world case studies, embracing complexity, practicing empathy, integrating technology, and encouraging reflection.

The Pygmalion Effect: Communicating High Expectations

Research shows that positive expectations will influence performance positively. Start modeling excellence, celebrating small victories, and refusing to accept failure -- and watch what happens.

Preparing Your Students for the Challenges of Tomorrow

Here are six ways to prepare students for their future, including the ability to collaborate, evaluate information accuracy, and make every day a learning experience.

Discuss

Flexible Seating and Student-Centered Classroom Redesign

Last comment 3 weeks 4 days ago
74 88,397 370,356 views

Doing More With Less: PD, Resources, and Ownership

Last comment 3 days 11 hours ago
2 59 6,863 views

21st-Century Libraries: The Learning Commons

Last comment 3 weeks 2 days ago
30 10,724 85,671 views

Doing More With Less: PD, Resources, and Ownership

Fri, 07/01/2016 - 06:00
2 59 6,863 views

3 Tech Tips for Parent Newsletters

Thu, 09/29/2016 - 06:00

Evaluation Within Project-Based Learning

Mon, 06/06/2016 - 06:00
13 1,201 17,287 views

Browse

A photo of an adult on a laptop, with icons to various apps on the screen.
blog

8 Free Apps and Web Tools for Staying Organized in the New Year

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.

7 3,109 30,570 views
blog

New Things to Try in 2015

Instead of committing to New Year's resolutions this year, try for scalability with these strategy suggestions for the next five days, five weeks, and five months.

4 1,545 20,833 views
blog

Innovation: Significant Positive Change

Educational innovation means finding new, positive, impactful ways to rethink roles and responsibilities, create meaningful learning opportunities, and enable students to untangle complexity.

8 1,911 5,313 views
blog

Teacher of Year Sean McComb Makes the Case for Optimism

As he makes his way across the country visiting classrooms and meeting policy makers, we catch up with National Teacher of the Year, Sean McComb, in this interview.

1,476 4,427 views
blog

The Longer View: Edtech and 21st-Century Education

A forward-thinking Baby Boomer reflects on the need to accept the opportunities offered by technology to educate the generations who embrace it.

2 290 4,649 views
blog

The Pygmalion Effect: Communicating High Expectations

Research shows that positive expectations will influence performance positively. Start modeling excellence, celebrating small victories, and refusing to accept failure -- and watch what happens.

24 16,646 69,954 views
The Flipped Class: Getting Stakeholders on Board
blog

Flipped-Learning Toolkit: Getting Everybody On Board

For parents, students, and administrators to make flipped learning a success, they must understand the best possible outcome and their roles in making it happen.

2 1,504 9,308 views

Pages

Five young elementary students are sitting around a six-sided table in a classroom. They're all wearing headphones and playing on iPads. A female teacher is assisting one of them.
blog

Create a Startup Culture in Your Classroom

Through use of classroom space, intentional course design and scheduling, and building "brand" identity, teachers can create a startup culture of empowerment and innovation for their students.

7 1,822 15,071 views
blog

The Challenges of Adolescence (and How Parents and Educators Can Help)

Three recent studies show why we need to divert middle and high school students from values and behaviors that may harm them in adulthood.

8 171 15,071 views
blog

The Flipped Mobile Classroom: Learning "Upside Down"

Beth Holland of EdTechTeacher considers the mechanics and benefits of flipping both an English and a science class, and suggests a variation on the flipped model for younger or less connected students.

19 1,309 15,071 views
blog

Education: The Single Most Important Job

In honor of Teacher Appreciation Day, filmmaker and Edutopia founder George Lucas shares his vision for how education can change lives.

18 2,811 15,071 views
blog

Engaging Your School Community Through Social Media

A school leader shares his strategies for connecting his community via the school website, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, WeChat, and staff blogs.

8 1,488 14,849 views
blog

Financial Literacy in High School: Necessary and Relevant

In the third installment of this series, guest blogger Brian Page shares three principles he applies when teaching financial literacy to high school students, and presents additional lesson plans and resources.

10 1,323 14,849 views
Media Smarts: Kids Learn How to Navigate the Multimedia World
video

Media Smarts: Kids Learn How to Navigate the Multimedia World

Teachers are discovering the value of imparting media-literacy skills, from critical analysis of news programs, commercials, and films to basic design and video-production techniques.

22 55 14,849 views

Pages