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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.

How to Bring Listening Circles to Your Class

To enhance classroom culture, use a listening circle to build respect, deepen trust, and share humor. Prompt your students thoughtfully, and record your observations afterward.

30 Techniques to Quiet a Noisy Class

Whether you use musical instruments, game pieces, call-and-response, or electronic devices, there are many successful ways of getting students to focus front and stop talking.

Classroom Management in the Tech-Equipped Classroom

Successful technology integration includes always having a non-tech Plan B, staying with what works instead of trend-hopping, and minimizing the elements beyond your control.

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.

Classroom Management: Resource Roundup

Looking for information on guiding classroom communities, minimizing disruptions, and developing class routines to help students stay engaged and focused on learning? This resource collection is packed with useful tips, tools, and advice.

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Energy and Calm: Brain Breaks and Focused-Attention Practices

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30 Techniques to Quiet a Noisy Class

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Hitting as Play: A Slippery Slope

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Classroom Management in the Tech-Equipped Classroom

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Student Engagement: Resource Roundup

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Dogs as Role Models: A Lesson in Classroom Management

Edutopia blogger Richard Curwin explains the striking -- and highly useful -- similarity he found between the leadership structure of dogs and students.

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Discipline and School Spirit

Blogger Maurice Elias reminds us of John Dewey's century-old words that still hold true today on school community and its connection to learning.

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Closing the Achievement Gap One Student at a Time

Poverty is a huge factor affecting the performance of our elementary students. Schools, districts and states with a high percentage of low-income families can reasonably cite poverty as one explanation for lower test scores or poor performance in...

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How to Develop a Welcoming Culture

Behavioral expert Richard Curwin suggests that the most effective way to handle misbehaving students is by including them and making them feel valued.

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Student Voice and the Teaching of Democracy

Blogger Mark Phillips gears up for election season with suggestions about teaching students the process and value of representative democracy within their classroom community.

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How to Make Consequences Work

Blogger and author Richard Curwin looks at the use of consequences as a disciplinary method, and suggests a few ways to make them more effective.

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A Step-by-Step Guide to the Best Projects

Discover a project-based learning model that motivates students to pursue knowledge and drives academic achievement.

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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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Educating Hearts: A Districtwide Initiative to Teach How to Care
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Educating Hearts: A Districtwide Initiative to Teach How to Care

The Anchorage School District's investment in social and emotional learning is paying off both socially and academically.

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What to Do When Students Lie

Edutopia blogger Rick Curwin looks at some of the reasons why students don't tell the truth, and suggests a few strategies for confronting the issue.

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Authentic Assessment: What You Can Do in 5 minutes, 5 days, 5 months, 5 years . . .

How you can replicate authentic assessment with the resources and time that you have.

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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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Activity Speaks Louder Than Words: Improving Student Engagement

Kendell L. Dorsey, principal and former school improvement consultant, offers a set of guidelines for boosting students' cognitive engagement in the classroom.

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The Science Behind Classroom Norming

Blogger Todd Finley explores the value of Classroom Norming to help learners.

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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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