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WHAT WORKS IN EDUCATION The George Lucas Educational Foundation

Education Equity

How can we ensure all students have equal access to opportunities, support, and the tools they need to succeed? Explore and share proven ways to make this happen.

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Shifting Mental Models in Educators

When we recognize a mental model surfacing that doesn't seem to be of service, either in ourselves or in another, here are some approaches for shifting it.

Empowering Educators Through Cultural Competence

We're teaching students, not just curriculum, so cultural competence should equal professional competence, especially with students who don't share our background or level of privilege.

How Teachers Can Help Girls Lead

Based on recent findings, a report offers three recommendations as to how teachers, schools, and districts can help close the gender leadership gap.

Creating Classrooms for Social Justice

Teach your students about making positive change in the world by connecting with them, discussing real-world problems and multiple perspectives, creating classroom community, and including authentic assessment.

Teaching for Justice: 10 Ways To Unravel Systemic Oppression

How do you confront any racial injustice at your school? How do you reflect on your own potential biases in the classroom? Explore ten tactics to help answer those questions.

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Serving Gifted Students in General Ed Classrooms

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Educate to Liberate: Build an Anti-Racist Classroom

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

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Educate to Liberate: Build an Anti-Racist Classroom

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5 Ways to Address White Male Stereotypes

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Prioritizing Student Learning: Rethinking Time, Space, and Money

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Teachers and Parents: Join the Fight for a Fair and Open Internet

Protecting the open Internet is really about, if we're honest, protecting one of the best things that there is about being young today.

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8 Myths That Undermine Educational Effectiveness

Edutopia blogger Mark Phillips examines eight myths that drive education policy, including the value of homework for students and merit pay for teachers, the irrelevance of funding and class size, and the fairness of college admissions.

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Good Schools for All: Finishing the Work of Brown vs. Board of Education

In the spirit of Brown vs. the Board of Education, Edutopia blogger Maurice Elias advocates that every student be intentionally and continuously exposed to programming that supports the growth of the whole child -- as opposed to solely academics.

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Supporting Student Resilience in the Classroom

Guest blogger Steve Gardiner, a high school English and journalism teacher, looks at the benefits of a resilient mindset and shows how, through modeling confidence and giving a sense of autonomy, teachers can foster student resilience.

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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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A Case for Student-Centered Learning

Edutopia blogger Bob Lenz shares Stanford findings that show deeper learning strategies and student-centered practices increase academic achievement.

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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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Susan Patrick: Why Online Learning Is a Smart Solution
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Susan Patrick: Why Online Learning Is a Smart Solution

The president and CEO of the International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL) explains why the time for virtual education is now.

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Understanding Invisible Disabilities

To help students with invisible disabilities, recognize related behavior, discover whether there's a diagnosis, respect their privacy, and make learning accommodations.

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Start the School Year by "Awakening Your Dreamers"

What if your first project was about getting to know the hopes and dreams and talents of your students?

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Makerspaces for Students With Special Needs

Students with special needs and neurological differences can benefit from the hands-on process, experimental nature, and visible results of maker education.

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Helping Diverse Learners Succeed

It's critical to understand the diverse learners in your classroom as people, and to share enough for them to understand you as a person.

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Comprehensive Assessment: What Experts Say

Educators and researchers share their views on why authentic assessment is a critical piece of the learning process.

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National Educational Technology Plan: Your Questions Answered

Blogger Audrey Watters demystifies the National Educational Technology Plan & the U.S. DOE answers your top five questions.

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