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WHAT WORKS IN EDUCATION The George Lucas Educational Foundation


Find resources to help build an inclusive school community for students from different cultural, socioeconomic, and linguistic backgrounds and for children with unique instructional needs.

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Five-Minute Film Festival: Talking About Race and Stereotypes

The most important conversations are often also the most difficult to have! Learn how to start a constructive dialogue about race in your classroom with these tips and tricks.

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3 Strategies for Authentic Race, Class, and Gender Discussions

When discussing potentially divisive issues, create an environment that supports agreement, guide the conversation with thoughtful questions, and actively listen to what others say.

Is Lecturing Culturally Biased?

Studies suggest that replacing the lecture-hall model with an active learning model can help close the achievement gap between students of different cultural backgrounds.

Preparing for Diversity: Resources for Teachers

How can teachers prepare for diverse classrooms? There isn't a definitive answer, but there is a wealth of resources online. Here, blogger Matt Davis rounds up some helpful links for teachers.

Silence is Not Golden: Speaking Up and Coming Out as a Teacher

Recalling his reaction to student hate messages, guest blogger Chris Friend considers how he could have reframed the incident as a teachable moment, and how 'coming out' can be a valuable model for identity issues.


When Words Aren't Necessary

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Equity vs. Equality: 6 Steps Toward Equity

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Year-Round Resources for Autism

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What LGBT Students Need in Schools: Teachers, It's Up to You

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How Teachers Can Help Girls Lead

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When Words Aren't Necessary

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Paula White on Letting Kids Lead

Guest blogger Paula White shares a lesson in letting kids lead.

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Celebrity Q&A: America Ferrera on Becoming an Ambassador for Education

The star of Ugly Betty talks about her role as Save the Children's artist ambassador for education.

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A Week in the Life of PASA's After-School AfterZone

Some Providence, Rhode Island, students are finding that their after-school learning program might be more enticing than an afternoon at the mall.




The High Cost of Sites that Mock Student Vernacular

Internet meme sites play off of racial and class stereotypes, often doing more harm to our most at-risk kids.

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Marvin Gaye, Civil Rights, and My Heart-to-Heart with John Legend

Blogger Gaetan Pappalardo looks at the What's Going On . . . Now project, a contemporary call to action asking a new generation to consider singer Marvin Gaye's 1971 plea for peace, justice and equality.

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Kicking off 2012 with Two Blog Series

Helping African-American students get into college and an intensive for new teachers kick off the new year.

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