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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.

There's No Time to Differentiate: Myth-Busting DI, Part 2

Make time for differentiated instruction with small learning teams, daily formative assessments, and managed activities that differentiated content, process, and products.

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.

Defining Differentiated Instruction

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

Differentiated Instruction: Resource Roundup

In this collection of tools and advice from Edutopia and the Web, find resources to help you adjust instruction in response to diverse learner needs and interests.

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3 Ways to Plan for Diverse Learners: What Teachers Do

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Teaching History Outside the Box

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Making Sure They Are Learning

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Ideas for higher readers!

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“Fliperentiated” Instruction: How to Create the Customizable Classroom

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Getting Students Ready for Learning

Responsive Classroom techniques, such as relationship-building morning meetings and engaging student-led activities, get students focused and ready to learn.

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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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Resources and Downloads for SEL Classroom Management

Educators from Mount Desert Elementary School in Northeast Harbor, Maine, have shared a some social and emotional learning tools, and we've gathered some of our favorite resources as well.

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Tools for Teaching: Ditching The Deficit Model

Blogger and education professor Rebecca Alber proposes five activities for gaining knowledge about your students' strengths, interests, and hidden talents.

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An Unprecedented Opportunity for Educational Equity

Neurologist, teacher and Edutopia blogger Judy Willis looks at the opportunities for educational equity presented by the possibilities of digital and online learning.

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Technology Integration Research Review: Additional Tools and Programs

Technology tools also have value beyond teaching the core curriculum. Here are our recommendations for research-proven tech tools that can enable more comprehensive assessment and better collaborative discussions. We also explore the best resources...

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Snapshot of a Deeper Learning Classroom: Aligning TED Talks to the Four Cs

Blogger Heather Wolpert-Gawron defines deeper learning in part as an alignment to 21st century skills and the rigor of the Common Core standards.

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Making Sure They Are Learning
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Making Sure They Are Learning

Sticky notes coalesce into high-level analytical thinking in Sarah Kaufmann's 6th grade humanities class, where complex concepts are broken down into manageable pieces that help students master challenging assignments.

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10 Big Ideas for Better Classrooms: Striving to Improve Public Education

Successful examples of key elements in improving public education, including Project-Based Learning, Technology Integration, Integrated Studies, Comprehensive Assessment, and Emotional Intelligence.

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Neuroplasticity: Learning Physically Changes the Brain

How lessons and experiences can shape and grow your students' brains over time.

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Differentiated Instruction Allows Students to Succeed

Equality in the classroom is not about every child getting the same, but about each student getting what he or she needs.

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Free Online Resources Engage Elementary Kids (Tech2Learn Series)
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Free Online Resources Engage Elementary Kids (Tech2Learn Series)

Fifth-grade teacher Nicole Dalesio keeps her class motivated to learn by encouraging them to create multimedia presentations and projects using technology tools on the Web.

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Embracing Messy Learning

Guest blogger Joshua Block, a high school humanities teacher, explains how student confusion and frustration aren't necessarily a reflection of your teaching skills, but rather an integral part of any authentic learning experience.

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Multiple Intelligences Leave No Child Behind
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Multiple Intelligences Leave No Child Behind

Edutopia revisits Indianapolis's Key Learning Community to see how things have changed since our first look in 2001.

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