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WHAT WORKS IN EDUCATION The George Lucas Educational Foundation

Mental Health

Life in the 21st century is exciting but also stressful. Discover and share resources for promoting psychological well-being.

The Research Behind Social and Emotional Learning

Social and emotional learning gives kids a variety of tools to help them succeed, including a boost in motivation to learn, more time spent on homework, and increased test scores.

From Selfies to Service: The Power of Civic Engagement

As Millennials feel driven to succeed while struggling with self-esteem, switching the focus to civic engagement can bring them perspective and purpose.

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.

The Roots of Violence: Getting Past the Point of No Return

With the latest school shooting at Reynolds High School, Dr. Allen Mendler suggests the only real interventions to prevent such future acts.

Addressing Our Needs: Maslow Comes to Life for Educators and Students

Consider Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs as a blueprint for classroom practice, setting the stage for comfort, care, and self-reflection to optimize brain-compatible learning.

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Embracing Introversion: Ways to Stimulate Reserved Students in the Classroom

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Celebrating School Counselors

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Resources to Fight Bullying and Harassment at School

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Resources to Fight Bullying and Harassment at School

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Critical Thinking: A Necessary Skill in the Age of Spin

Attorney and author G. Randy Kasten suggests that educators have an obligation to prepare young minds for the thickening information cloud they're already being forced to navigate.

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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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Resources & Downloads for Meditation in Schools

Educators from Visitacion Valley Middle School, in San Francisco, have provided these samples and resources for you to use in your school.

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How To Start a Meditation Program in Your School

Training, consistency, and trust are keys to successfully implementing a meditation program in school.

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Infographic: Meditation in Schools Across America

As a growing body of research points to positive outcomes from meditation in schools, programs are spreading across the country.

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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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What's So Funny About Teaching?

Blogger Mark Phillips presents evidence (and a few amusing examples) that a sense of humor is seriously necessary in the absurd world of education.

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Five Tips for Supporting Grieving Students

Chris Park of the New York Life Foundation and Dr. David Schonfeld of the National Center for School Crisis and Bereavement offer five tips to help teachers deal with grieving students.

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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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Social and Emotional Learning After-School Program Gives Kids Wings
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After-School Social and Emotional Learning Gives Kids Wings

This program in South Carolina teaches elementary school children skills for success in school and life.

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Suicide Prevention Can Start in School

Educators should use vigilance and screening programs to make sure at-risk students get the help they need.

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Stilling the Mind: An Interview with Linda Lantieri

Teachers can create moments of calm in the midst of classroom bustle -- and help students learn better.

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Building Social and Emotional Skills in Elementary Students: The Power of Perspective

Filmmaker Randy Taran returns with the fourth post of her series Building Social and Emotional Skills in Elementary Students, this time exploring the power of perspective.

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Social and Emotional Learning Research Review: Avoiding Pitfalls

Based on the social and emotional learning research review, we've highlighted some best practices to follow when implementing SEL programs, along with some tips on how to address common challenges.

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