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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.

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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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What's the Best Way to Purchase After School PBL Curriculum?

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Why After-School Programs Matter

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Why Arts Education Is Crucial, and Who's Doing It Best

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Mindfulness at School Outside the Classroom

To help students understand the power of mindfulness, consider practicing it outside of a classroom setting, whether through sports activities, wilderness programs, or retreats.

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How Games Can Extend Learning After the Bell

Games can provide ideal conditions for informal learning. Strong, immersive engagement means that students may not require (or desire) a classroom setting for learning.

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Teacher-Less Field Trips: Classroom Extension Made Easy

When you offer students extra credit to take field trips without you, you give them agency to bring related classroom content alive in new ways.

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Five-Minute Film Festival: Fun Summer DIY Projects

Engage budding scientists and artists with this video playlist of investigative experiments, from Rion Nakaya of The Kid Should See This.

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Fun and Free Summer Learning Resources

To help combat summer learning loss, blogger Matt Davis curated a few fun and free education resources for students and parents to use over summer break.

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Cultivating Cultural Assets: An After-School Story

Make every family feel welcome by inviting parents from different cultures to share their language, heritage, and stories in after-school programs.

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Garden-Based Learning

School and community gardens can be used for academic enrichment, where students can learn about nutrition, food security, and ecological sustainability.

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Why Arts Education Is Crucial, and Who's Doing It Best

Art and music are key to student development.

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How to Get Free Teaching Materials

Educators share tips for stocking up on complimentary classroom supplies.

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Nine Strategies for Reaching All Learners in English Language Arts

Middle school English language arts teacher Hassan Mansaray shares how he uses an individualized learning model, Readers and Writers Workshop, to reach his students in an expanded learning time program.

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Lesson 5: Teaching Directions, Maps, and Coordinates

Give students a lesson in navigation -- from the points of the compass to GPS mapping.

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Fun and Free Summer Learning Resources

To help combat summer learning loss, blogger Matt Davis curated a few fun and free education resources for students and parents to use over summer break.

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Kinesthetic Learning: Moving Toward a New Model for Education

Kinesthetic learning, especially for middle school girls, connects the act of acquiring knowledge with physical movement, breaking through the barriers of self-image and perceived limitations.

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How to Write Your Own Math Rap

The Rappin' Mathematician presents a step-by-step guide to creating an academic rhyme.

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