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WHAT WORKS IN EDUCATION The George Lucas Educational Foundation

Mental Health

Find compassionate perspectives and evidence-based strategies to foster school environments that promote psychological well-being and support students experiencing behavioral, emotional, or social challenges.

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Supporting Grieving Students

It's important for educators to reach out to grieving students. Here's some guidance and resources to support this difficult task.

Can Stress Help Students?

Stress might not always be the enemy. Research shows that positive stress can strengthen the immune system, enhance memory and learning, and improve decision-making skills.

The Neuroscience Behind Stress and Learning

Neuroimaging and EEG studies provide a scientific basis for the sometimes controversial belief that children become better learners when they actually enjoy learning.

Creating an Emotionally Healthy Classroom Environment

Making students feel safe and earning their trust are critical elements for turning your classroom into an emotionally healthy environment.

Helping Students With Identity Secrets

Rick Curwin takes a compassionate look at students living with identity secrets, and proposes three steps toward creating a culture of acceptance.

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In Their Own Words: Teachers Bullied by Colleagues

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Teaching Grit: Social and Emotional Truth

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Schools Confront Teen Suicide

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Teaching Grit: Social and Emotional Truth

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Five-Minute Film Festival: Restoring Hope and Faith in Humanity

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Schools Confront Teen Suicide

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Social and Emotional Curriculum: Interdependence

Filmmaker Randy Taran talks about the importance of Interdependence, Door 6 in her 7 Doors to Happiness series.

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Introversion and the Invisible Adolescent

Blogger Mark Phillips reflects on the necessity of paying more attention to the quiet, passive students in the classroom.

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Social and Emotional Curriculum: Compassion in Action

Filmmaker Randy Taran looks at compassion in action, the fifth door of her "7 Doors to Happiness" series.

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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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Social and Emotional Curriculum: Self-Mastery

In her Seven Doors to Happiness blog series, filmmaker Randy Taran opens Door Number Four to reveal the nature of anger and a few critical techniques for self-mastery.

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Meditation Helps Lower Truancy and Suspensions
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How Daily Meditation Improves Behavior

With levels of violence and poverty rising around them, San Francisco middle school students find social and emotional healing -- and a new readiness to learn -- in a bold program of daily meditation.

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Bully Prevention: Why We Desperately Need to Invest in Home-School Partnerships

Blogger Joe Mazza talks about heightened awareness and early intervention to avert the always negative and sometimes tragic consequences of bullying.

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Bullying: How Educators Can Make Schools Safer

Schools can reduce incidents by adopting a schoolwide anti-harassment policy with a social and emotional perspective.

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Five-Minute Film Festival: Are We Addicted to Technology?

Can't put down your device? Obsessing over social media? You may want to dig in to this playlist of videos and resources to help us all reflect on our relationship with technology.

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Social, Emotional, and Character Development: The Heart of Student Learning

Teachers, parents, and administrators should understand that a child's education includes tending to social, emotional, and character development.

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The Principal Rule: Safety First

Principal and blogger Matt Levinson reflects on three kinds of safety that students should expect every day at school.

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Social and Emotional Curriculum: Compassion in Action

Filmmaker Randy Taran looks at compassion in action, the fifth door of her "7 Doors to Happiness" series.

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The Children's Aid Society: Supporting a Full-Service Learning Environment
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The Children's Aid Society: Supporting a Full-Service Learning Environment

Healthier kids, a safer school, and improved academic achievement are just a few of the positive effects of this unique partnership between New York City schools and the city's venerable charity for kids.

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Helping Students With Identity Secrets

Edutopia blogger Rick Curwin takes a compassionate look at students living with identity secrets, and proposes three steps toward creating a culture of acceptance.

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