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WHAT WORKS IN EDUCATION The George Lucas Educational Foundation

Dropout Prevention

Learn about programs and share ideas to support at-risk students and keep all young people in school.

Middle School's Role in Dropout Prevention

Anne O'Brien shares research and resources for helping secondary students stay in school.

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Strategies for Reaching Apathetic Students

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How to End the Dropout Crisis: Ten Strategies for Student Retention

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Teacher Development: Starter Kit for Teaching Online

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A Strategy for Discovering and Describing Student Accomplishments

Guest blogger Jennifer Bernstein, college professor and application coach for high school students, writes about preparing students for those admissions essays by leading them to examine the value of their experiences and accomplishments.

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Teaching Character: The Choices We Make

Guest blogger Bill Courtney, business owner and community volunteer, explores the elusive qualities that make a 'high-character individual,' and how real character flows from our decision about how we will react to challenges.

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5 Tips for Teaching the Tough Kids

Guest blogger Josh Work shares five techniques for dealing with middle school students who present ongoing discipline issues. His underlying theme is recognizing these kids as adolescents seeking ways to cope with stress or complicated lives.

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The Key to Preparing Difficult Students for the Real World

Guest blogger Allen Mendler compares what's expected of students in school to what will be expected of them in the real world, and suggests more realistic goals for giving them a more satisfying academic life.

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Five-Minute Film Festival: Graduation Time

From inspirational elocutions to gutsy send-ups of the system, the long-held tradition of the commencement speech is a must at graduations from kindergarten to college. VideoAmy has assembled this playlist of the best speeches, pranks, and songs for...

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Medora: A High School Sports Documentary That Transcends Its Genre

Edutopia blogger Mark Phillips reviews the high school basketball film 'Medora,' pointing to its lessons about persistence, community and economic fallout as custom-made teachable moments for social studies and humanities classrooms.

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Teaching Students to Embrace Mistakes

Guest bloggers Hunter Maats and Katie O'Brien, teachers and authors, discuss the value of making mistakes and helping students adopt the mindset to view their mistakes as healthy challenges rather than crushing defeats.

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Downloads and Resources from Forest Lake Elementary

Free tools, reading lists, web links and other resources to help bring differentiated instruction to your school.

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Five-Minute Film Festival: Graduation Time

From inspirational elocutions to gutsy send-ups of the system, the long-held tradition of the commencement speech is a must at graduations from kindergarten to college. VideoAmy has assembled this playlist of the best speeches, pranks, and songs for...

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"It's Not What's Wrong With the Children, It's What's Happened to Them"

Instead of punitive discipline that limits students' potential, we must adopt a more holistic approach and address the life circumstances that are causing their behavior.

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Big Thinkers on Education

Some of the most compelling visionaries in the world -- from Sir Ken Robinson to Jane Goodall to Martin Scorsese -- are focusing their attention on how to improve education. Get inspired by their big ideas.

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Intervention for Failing Students: What Matters Most?

People, not programs, matter most when it comes to intervention for struggling students.

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Teacher Development: Starter Kit for Teaching Online

Expert advice on shifting from brick and mortar to bytes and bits.

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Resilience and Grit: Resource Roundup

Edutopia's curated collection of blogs, articles, interviews, and videos with information for parents and educators about the associated concepts of resilience and grit.

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