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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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The Language of Choice and Support

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In Their Own Words: Teachers Bullied by Colleagues

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The Neuroscience Behind Stress and Learning

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The Neuroscience Behind Stress and Learning

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The Language of Choice and Support

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Can "The Wire" Tell Us How to Reach the Unreachable?: Putting the Focus on At-Risk Kids

A former inner city teacher reflects on a devil's bargain.

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"There Are No Gangs Up Here on this Stage": Producing Plays -- and Empowerment and Expression

A Los Angeles theater group helps kids in the juvenile-justice system and foster care create dramas of their own design.

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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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A Depressing Trend: Teenage Mental Illness Is on the Rise

As more and more teens are diagnosed with mental illness, schools and health professionals struggle to hone a response.

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Treating Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in Children

What looks like ADHD can be signs of childhood trauma.

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Schools Confront Teen Suicide

Taking one's own life is no longer a taboo subject in school.

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Cross-Training: Arts and Academics Are Inseparable

At one Boston school, students major in theater, dance, instrumental music, vocal music, or visual art.

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Treating Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in Children

What looks like ADHD can be signs of childhood trauma.

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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.

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Handling Tragedy: How to Talk to Kids About Sandy Hook

Educational consultant Allen Mendler provides a set of guidelines for giving children emotional support as they struggle to understand the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

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"She Has No Pores!" Responding to Advertising's Trivialization of Women

Each year, American students are exposed to more than 15,000 advertisements, which, in turn, have a profound affect on self-image and perception of women. Here are a few classroom resources teachers can use to confront the trivialization of women by the media...

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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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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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A Year at Mission Hill: Love and Limits and The Eye of the Dragon

A Year at Mission Hill is a video documentary series that covers the transformation of one inner city elementary school in Boston. In Chapters Four and Five, we watch teachers as they strive to reach all students in full-inclusion classrooms, and work...

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