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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.

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.

Welcoming Immigrant Students Into the Classroom

Since all immigrant children are guaranteed K-12 access under U.S. law, let's build relationships with students and their families, as well as relevant, inclusive curriculum.

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.

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Using Project-Based Learning to Teach World Languages

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Deconstructing Blackness

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Empowering Educators Through Cultural Competence

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Approaching Racial and Cultural Sensitivity

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Bullying: In the Trenches, We Can't Wait for a Definition

Guest blogger Becki Cohn-Vargas, Director of Not In Our School, likes that researchers and lawmakers are seeking to define bullying, but she stresses that we must continue preventing it even as we wait for a definition.

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Keep Bullying on the Front Burner

Guest blogger Dr. Allen Mendler notes that bullying seems to become a front-burner issue only when it results in tragedy. He suggests three schoolwide initiatives to raise awareness about and ultimately prevent bullying.

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Knowledge in Action Research: Student Demographics

The Knowledge in Action Project was first introduced Bellevue, WA, and continues to expand into the Des Moines Public Schools in Iowa, the Envision Charter Network in San Francisco, and Seattle Public Schools.

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12 Conversation Starters on What Parents Want You (Teachers) to Know

Principal and blogger Joe Mazza looks through the lens of his school's parents and suggests 12 conversations that all teachers should be having with their students' parents.

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Creating a Positive Climate and Culture: How Inclusive Schools Promote SEL

Dr. Maurice Elias highlights schools where social, emotional learning and inclusive curriculum go hand-in-hand.

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Building Social and Emotional Skills in Elementary Students: So Similar

In Part 8 of her elementary student SEL series, filmmaker Randy Taran explores ways to help children recognize what we have in common.

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Honors Classes: A Need for More Diversity

Blogger Heather Wolpert-Gawron proposes that schools work to break down societal stereotypes so that students themselves believe they have a place in honors classes.

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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 other...

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Knowledge in Action Research: Student Demographics

The Knowledge in Action Project was first introduced Bellevue, WA, and continues to expand into the Des Moines Public Schools in Iowa, the Envision Charter Network in San Francisco, and Seattle Public Schools.

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How College-Bound Students of Color Should Prepare for Life in a Predominantly White Campus

Blogger Danielle Moss Lee discusses the cultural assumptions that students of color might face on a predominantly white college campus.

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Welcoming Immigrant Students Into the Classroom

Since all immigrant children are guaranteed K-12 access under U.S. law, let's build relationships with students and their families, as well as relevant, inclusive curriculum.

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Twice as Many Students Meet State Standards

Classroom strategies backed by research and ongoing teacher development have helped narrow the achievement gap at this Title I school.

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Keep Bullying on the Front Burner

Guest blogger Dr. Allen Mendler notes that bullying seems to become a front-burner issue only when it results in tragedy. He suggests three schoolwide initiatives to raise awareness about and ultimately prevent bullying.

11 207 2,387 views
blog

Bullying: In the Trenches, We Can't Wait for a Definition

Guest blogger Becki Cohn-Vargas, Director of Not In Our School, likes that researchers and lawmakers are seeking to define bullying, but she stresses that we must continue preventing it even as we wait for a definition.

20 202 2,262 views

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