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WHAT WORKS IN EDUCATION The George Lucas Educational Foundation

Classroom Management

Learn strategies for building positive, compassionate classroom communities that engage learners, and find and exchange tips for coping with disruptive behaviors and managing distraction.

Relationship Building Through Culturally Responsive Classroom Management

Hone your skills like curiosity, listening, cultural sensitivity, and humor to provide all students with equitable opportunities for learning.

The 5 Critical Categories of Rules

Rick Curwin believes that rules and limits, while necessary in a classroom, are subtly shaded in meaning and use. He defines five critical categories of rules: academic, social, procedural, cultural and personal.

Using Dialogue Circles to Support Classroom Management

At Glenview Elementary School, dialogue circles are part of a program aimed at building collaboration, respect, and positive behavior among students.

Classroom Management: The Intervention Two-Step

Dr. Rick Curwin suggests that classroom management is a two-step process: Stabilize the situation ASAP, and intervene at a later, calmer moment.

7 Tips for Better Classroom Management

Tyler Hester, teacher and professional development coach, offers seven compelling tips -- and one amazing video -- about the roots of better classroom management.

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Infographic: Meditation in Schools Across America

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A Place for Learning: The Physical Environment of Classrooms

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Relationship Building Through Culturally Responsive Classroom Management

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"I'm Done": Meaningful Work for Classroom Downtime

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"What Did You Call Me?" – How to Remember Students’ Names

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What are the Modeled Behaviors Children Learn from Teachers in the Classroom?

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Infographic: Meditation in Schools Across America

As a growing body of research points to positive outcomes from meditation in schools, programs are spreading across the country.

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What's So Funny About Teaching?

Blogger Mark Phillips presents evidence (and a few amusing examples) that a sense of humor is seriously necessary in the absurd world of education.

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New Teacher Academy: Building Relationships

Blogger Lisa Dabbs, with help from teacher and coach Joan Young, explains how building relationships with both students and colleagues is at the heart of effective teaching.

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New Teacher Academy: Classroom Management

Blogger Lisa Dabbs introduces the New Teacher Academy with help from Justin Stortz, who discusses the not-so-secret basics of classroom management.

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Your Classroom Is Not an Airplane!

Blogger Nick Provenzano offers a creative metaphor for how electronic technology can help both students and teachers in the classroom.

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Social and Emotional Learning: What Experts Say

National and local experts discuss how educating the whole child by including social and emotional skills with academics is critical for success in school and in life.

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Resources and Downloads to Improve Student Performance

Educators from Cochrane Collegiate Academy in Charlotte, North Carolina, have provided these samples and resources for you to use in your school.

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Creating More Compassionate Classrooms

Guest blogger and high school humanities teacher Joshua Block shares the six structural and pedagogical reminders he uses to steadily improve the ethic of compassion in his classroom.

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Introducing Mobile Technology Into Your Classroom: Structures and Routines

Teacher and blogger Monica Burns explains how a few simple structures and routines can scaffold a successful 1:1 classroom.

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Want Better Project-Based Learning? Use Social and Emotional Learning

Blogger Thom Markham argues that the soft skills of SEL will make students successful not only in PBL, but also in life.

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Lesson 2: Creating Lessons for Different Learning Styles from Citizen Schools

Conceptualize a project plan based on the four stages of the learning cycle.

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Replicating Another School's Success: One Teacher's Story
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Replicating Another School's Success: One Teacher's Story

Once a traditional lecture-style teacher, Michelle Underwood's science classroom now hums with the energy of students absorbed in collaborative learning projects.

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Child-Development Findings Are Ready for School

Schools can bridge the long-standing gulf between child psychology and classroom practice.

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Creating an Emotionally Healthy Classroom Environment

Making students feel safe and earning their trust are critical elements for turning your classroom into an emotionally healthy environment.

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Ten Tips for Classroom Management (available in Spanish)

This guide will address practical aspects of managing a classroom (rules, routines, trust, and student ownership) to make a classroom run smoothly and effectively with suggestions and resources appropriate for grades K-12.

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