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WHAT WORKS IN EDUCATION The George Lucas Educational Foundation

After-School Learning

Discover how activities and learning opportunities beyond the school day can make a difference for some kids.

Learning the Physics of Skateboarding Engages Kids in Science

Skate veteran and educator Bill Robertson, also known as "Dr. Skateboard," teaches students who might have otherwise fallen through the cracks about speed, velocity, and momentum at the local skate park.

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How Does Your School Garden Grow?

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Flipped-Learning Toolkit: Let's Talk Tech

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Flipped-Learning Toolkit: Let's Talk Tech

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How Does Your School Garden Grow?

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Rapping Math Teachers Bring It

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Learning the Physics of Skateboarding Engages Kids in Science
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Learning the Physics of Skateboarding Engages Kids in Science

Skate veteran and educator Bill Robertson, also known as "Dr. Skateboard," teaches students who might have otherwise fallen through the cracks about speed, velocity, and momentum at the local skate park.

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Engagement and Impact: Design Thinking and the Arts

Youth arts program administrator and guest blogger Kim Dabbs describes an after-school program in which teens used design thinking to create a mobile app for engaging young people in revitalizing their city's core area.

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Spoken Word Poetry Empowers Students to Use Authentic Voices
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Spoken Word Poetry Empowers Students to Use Authentic Voices

High school student Shayanna develops her talents at Youth Speaks, a nonprofit that creates a safe space for young people to explore their writing and performance skills in the service of bettering their communities.

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Curious Homework: An Inquiry Project for Students and Parents

Blogger Suzie Boss presents real examples of how to continue to engage student curiosity in school after the homework projects are over.

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How Design Thinking Can Empower Young People
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How Design Thinking Can Empower Young People

At People Serving People, a homeless shelter in Minneapolis, local design firms and educators work together to show kids how design thinking can help them make a difference in their neighborhoods

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Upcycle Night: A Middle School PBL Project

Guest blogger Aaron Kaio shares his students' adventure in upcycling as he details a project that started with trash and recycling, and elevated to a community crafting event.

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Talking Shop: Food Justice Lessons and a Student-Run Grocery Store

Guest blogger Jez Luckett, winner of a personal battle against obesity, describes his afterschool program that educates children in a lower-income urban community about the basics of nutrition and healthy shopping.

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Making Homework Meaningful

Blogger Dominick Recckio surveyed his fellow high school students to determine the benefits of completing homework and the strategies for making these assignments meaningful and manageable.

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Curious Homework: An Inquiry Project for Students and Parents

Blogger Suzie Boss presents real examples of how to continue to engage student curiosity in school after the homework projects are over.

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The Home-School Team: An Emphasis on Parent Involvement

Students thrive when their parents become part of the classroom.

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Anatomy of a Project: "Soil Superheroes"
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Anatomy of a Project: "Soil Superheroes"

Project Learning Assignment: Seventh graders work with community experts to advance their understanding of bacteria in the environment -- and then share their findings with the community at large.

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Immersing Students in Civic Education

The Build San Francisco Institute is devoted to the architecture of building adults.

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Anatomy of a Project: Kinetic Conundrum
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Anatomy of a Project: "Kinetic Conundrum"

Art, history, engineering, language arts, and technology, both old and new, come together for eighth grade students in this rich project learning expedition at King Middle School in Portland, Maine.

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Create a Good Environment for Studying at Home

Psychology professor Art Markman explains how improving a child's home study habits now can make them better learners for life.

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