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WHAT WORKS IN EDUCATION The George Lucas Educational Foundation

Diversity

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.

Yuri Kochiyama and How Everyone Plays Their Part

Compassion and inclusion in our schools begin when we keep both ears open, allow diversity of thought and experience, and recognize that voice is agency.

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.

How to Become a Socially Inclusive School

Dr. Maurice Elias offers up eight suggestions for creating a school that is more socially inclusive of special education students.

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Preparing Your Students for the Challenges of Tomorrow

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Empathy: The Most Important Back-to-School Supply

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Supporting LGBT Students in Your School

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Limiting Our Students Via Race, Class, and Gender

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How to Provide College Planning and Counseling Support to Students of Color

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Supporting LGBT Students in Your School

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Fostering Relationships in the Classroom

Blogger Larry Ferlazzo and fellow teacher Katie Hull Sypnieski, in another excerpt from their book "The ESL/ELL Teacher's Survival Guide," share six fun ways to help students develop positive, trusting and enriching classroom relationships.

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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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Trayvon Martin: The Wakeup Call to End Stereotype Threat

Becki Cohn-Vargas, director of Not In Our School, examines the concepts of stereotype threat and identity safety, and suggests how we can prevent one while promoting the other.

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5 Ways to Stop Bullying and Move into Action

Becki Cohn-Vargas, Director of Not In Our School, presents five ways to empower and motivate young people to turn a climate of bullying into one of safety and acceptance. (Updated 10/2013)

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A Trayvon Martin Tribute

Blogger Richard Curwin reflects on the similarity between the Trayvon Martin case and a racial profiling incident with one of his own students.

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For Engaging Projects, Connect Learning to Students’ Lives

Blogger Suzie Boss highlights projects that link students' learning directly to their lives.

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Do's & Don'ts For Teaching English-Language Learners

In an excerpt from his book with fellow teacher Katie Hull Sypnieski, blogger Larry Ferlazzo looks at a few basic ways to reach students who are learning English as well as the subject at hand.

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Rethinking Conversations on Race Among Educators

Edutopia blogger Jose Vilson offers five suggestions for starting a constructive dialogue about race and racism.

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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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How to Provide Guidance to First Generation College-Bound Students

Dr. Danielle Moss Lee continues her series about helping young African-Americans attend and succeed in college with a look at the families of first generation college-bound students.

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Rights for Transgender Students

All children deserve a safe and equitable education, and that includes our transgender students, asserts blogger Elena Aguilar.

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The American Promise to Our Young Students

Edutopia blogger Jose Vilson reflects on the film 'American Promise' and suggests that, to advance diversity in U.S. schools, we need regular gestures of support, involvement and check in with students from outside the cultural mainstream.

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Preparing for Cultural 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.

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Trayvon Martin: The Wakeup Call to End Stereotype Threat

Becki Cohn-Vargas, director of Not In Our School, examines the concepts of stereotype threat and identity safety, and suggests how we can prevent one while promoting the other.

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