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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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5 Tips for Avoiding Teacher Burnout

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Share Your Self-Care Strategies

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Embracing Introversion: Ways to Stimulate Reserved Students in the Classroom

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Heteronormativity in Schools

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7 Self-Care Strategies For Teachers

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News Flash: How Tiny Boosts to Personal Identity Improve Minority Students' Grades

Edutopia's Grace Rubenstein makes the case that improving minority students' self-esteem improves their grades.

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Reforming Our Schools: Nonacademic Support for Students is Essential

Blogger Anne O'Brien recommends that meeting the non-academic needs of students, such as providing counseling and eye glasses, is a crucial part of school reform.

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In Defense of School Counseling

Counseling is an integral part of school culture, according to Rutgers psychology professor Maurice Elias.

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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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Boys and Body Image: Eating Disorders Don't Discriminate

Body-image troubles are gnawing away at boys, too. Just as the disorders frequently begin for girls at a young age, they also commonly strike boys as adolescents and teens.

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Teaching Math to Boys
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Teaching Math to Middle School Boys

Teacher Tom Wolken uses technology tools and timed challenges to teach math at Olmsted Academy North, an all-boys middle school in Louisville, Kentucky.

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Positive Discipline Strategies Yield Quick Results
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Positive Discipline Strategies Yield Quick Results

Classroom disruptions decline dramatically when kids are held accountable for their behavior to both their teachers and their classmates.

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Fear Factor: Harassment Hurts

The effect of bullying goes beyond simple schoolyard scuffles to cause lasting emotional wounds.

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Security Monitor Richard Little Ensures a Safe School
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Security Monitor Richard Little Builds Relationships to Ensure a Safe School

Commitment to provide for children's emotional needs is the glue that binds all staff in Louisville's CARE for Kids success story.

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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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News Flash: How Tiny Boosts to Personal Identity Improve Minority Students' Grades

Edutopia's Grace Rubenstein makes the case that improving minority students' self-esteem improves their grades.

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YES Prep: A Culture of Achievement
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YES Prep Cultivates a Culture of Achievement

A supportive and caring environment underpins a strict discipline program.

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The Importance of Social and Emotional Learning: How You Can Implement it In Your School

How to implement social and emotional learning at school.

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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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