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WHAT WORKS IN EDUCATION The George Lucas Educational Foundation

Differentiated Instruction

Build lessons, develop teaching materials, and vary your approach so that all students, regardless of where they are starting from, can learn content effectively, according to their needs.

15+ Readiness Resources for Driving Student Success

Students learn when ready, but not everyone reaches that point simultaneously. Discover resources to help meet the readiness needs of all your students.

3 Ways to Plan for Diverse Learners: What Teachers Do

Teachers aiming to differentiate learning in their classroom can focus on content, process, and product in giving students opportunities to grow and shine as individuals.

Mixing it Up with Mangahigh: Using Games to Differentiate Instruction

Kristof Mueller, a teacher at Quest to Learn, uses the online math game site Mangahigh to illustrate three tips for differentiated instruction: pre-assessment, formative assessment, and the Goldilocks Principle of 'just right.'

Using QR Codes to Differentiate Instruction

Educator Monica Burns, a longtime fan of QR codes as classroom tools, is now applying them as a way of meeting Common Core expectations to differentiate instruction.

Defining Differentiated Instruction

Differentiating instruction for a struggling student can begin with using graphic organizers, offering alternative assignments, and providing extended work time.

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Dipsticks: Efficient Ways to Check for Understanding

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3 Ways to Plan for Diverse Learners: What Teachers Do

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Five-Minute Film Festival: The Basics of Blended Learning

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Five-Minute Film Festival: The Basics of Blended Learning

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Dipsticks: Efficient Ways to Check for Understanding

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Learner Interest Matters: Strategies for Empowering Student Choice

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Teaching Students to Work Together
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Teaching Students to Work Together

Integrated curricula, team teaching, and technology tools have built up the academic achievement and self-esteem of these rural Louisiana middle school students.

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Instruments of Learning: Music Students Take -- and Make -- Notes
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Instruments of Learning: Music Students Take -- and Make -- Notes

In Bay Shore, New York, technology tools help students understand music theory and compose pieces of their own.

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Using Foreign Language as a Bridge to Learning in the Classroom
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Ohayo, Portland: Using Foreign Language as a Bridge to Learning

A partial-immersion K-12 Japanese-language program teaches students that it's easy to make friends if you speak the same tongue.

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Building a Better School With Brain-Based Learning
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Building a Better School with Brain-Based Learning

Technology use, strategies based on brain research, and unique classroom environments for different learning styles give students an edge at Key Largo School in Florida.

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Taking Class Outdoors with Environmental Education
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Taking Class Outdoors with Environmental Education

The academic program at Minnesota's School for Environmental Studies was designed to promote project-based learning and a love for nature and wildlife.

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Cultivating Multiple Intelligences at the Key Learning Community
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Cultivating Multiple Intelligences at the Key Learning Community

With a curriculum based upon Howard Gardner's theory of multiple intelligences, this K-12 Indianapolis school emphasizes exploration and deep understanding over rote memorization. Students are highly engaged and present portfolios of their work...

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A Small Academy Offers School-to-Career Learning for High School Students
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A Small Academy Offers School-to-Career Learning

To give students a chance to focus on various vocational options, this large Texas high school reinvented itself as a group of intimate learning environments.

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Wind Power Project Offers a New Spin for Students

Wind Power Project Offers a New Spin for Misbehaving Students: How one teacher tackles sustainability, recycling, and renewable energy with a tin of baked beans

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Feedback: Students Are Leading the Way to Technology Integration

Children of all ages are adopting digital tools and adapting them to learning.

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NatureMapping: Tips and Resources

Helpful hints from NatureMapping on a variety of topics, including starting a program, assessing your program, and best practices for mentoring relationships.

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Schools That Work

Instruction Tailored to Students’ Needs and Interests

At Mount Desert Elementary School, differentiated instruction offers customized learning for each student, increasing its relevance and impact.

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