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WHAT WORKS IN EDUCATION The George Lucas Educational Foundation

Global Education

Explore education in other parts of the world, and learn how U.S. students connect with students and ideas from beyond their own borders.

Pen Pals in the 21st Century

While many consider the pen pal to be an analog-age artifact, this very human form of communication is alive and well in the classroom -- and relevant to curriculum.

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Mix It Up! Authentic Activities for the World Language Classroom

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Reflecting on How to be Innovative with PBL

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Five-Minute Film Festival: Teaching Kids about Global Poverty

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Reflecting on How to be Innovative with PBL

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Five-Minute Film Festival: Teaching Kids about Global Poverty

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Mix It Up! Authentic Activities for the World Language Classroom

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Five-Minute Film Festival: Teaching Kids about Global Poverty

Teaching your students about poverty and hunger can be a powerful experience for them. VideoAmy shares a series of videos that explore the issues encountered by four college students who lived on one dollar per day in Guatemala.

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In India, a School that Empowers Students and Teachers

What happens when students and teachers are immersed in an environment that encourages innovation and risk taking?

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Teacher Education in Finland: What are Finnish Teachers Made Of?

In conjunction with two colleagues, guest blogger Merja Paksuniemi, a professor at the University of Lapland, explains how Finland's high standards for teacher education became a significant factor in that country's highly-regarded educational...

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Pen Pals in the 21st Century

While many consider the pen pal an analog age artifact, blogger and teacher Lisa Mims demonstrates how this very human form of communication is alive and well in her classroom - and relevant to her curriculum.

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Why I Became a Connected Educator

Don Doehla, co-director of UC Berkeley's East Bay World Language Project and facilitator of Edutopia's World Languages Group, shares the circumstances that led him to become a connected educator.

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International iPad Collaboration: Sharing Best Practices Across Language Barriers

Edutopia blogger Monica Burns looks beyond national borders and language barriers as she connects with likeminded educators to expand her professional learning network and share her passion for ed tech.

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From Italy, with Love: An Argument for the Lyceum School Model

Guest blogger Margherita Rossi, a classical humanities teacher at the Lyceum school in Bologna, describes why Italy's secondary education model, based on Aristotle's educational principles, might work in the U.S.

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Learning World Affairs Through Digital Media
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Learning World Affairs Through Digital Media

Global Kids uses digital media to foster civic participation and global awareness. In its Online Leadership Program, students make games, create animated movies, and produce videos that explore global issues.

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Do the Math . . . Right

Science evangelist Ainissa Ramirez reveals how math is taught in exactly the wrong way and - until we humanize the teaching of math - exactly how damaging this practice can be.

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PBL: What Does It Take for a Project to Be "Authentic"?

John Larmer of the Buck Institute for Education looks at the criteria determining whether or not project based learning is authentic, and how important this distinction might be.

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Teaching Grade School Students How to Make Global Impact
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Teaching Students How to Make Global Impact

The John Stanford International School has been a model for developing global-awareness curricula. Now they’ve expanded their lessons to teach students how to take action to help others.

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Neuroscience and the Bilingual Brain

Blogger Judy Willis shares neuroscientific research suggesting that children growing up bilingual develop better focus and judgment.

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Shanghai's Improvement Plan for Schools (Education Everywhere Series)
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Shanghai's Improvement Plan for Schools (Education Everywhere Series)

In Shanghai, China, every low-performing school is assigned a team of master teachers and administrators to provide weekly guidance and mentorship.

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In India, a School that Empowers Students and Teachers

What happens when students and teachers are immersed in an environment that encourages innovation and risk taking?

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