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

It's that time of year when many teachers need a little pick-me-up. Here's a playlist of videos to give you an uplifting, inspiring, end-of-the-year push.

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Resilience and Grit: Resource Roundup

Explore a curated collection of videos, interviews, and articles from around the web for adults looking to build resilience and grit in young people.

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Understanding Invisible Disabilities

To help students with invisible disabilities, recognize related behavior, discover whether there's a diagnosis, respect their privacy, and make learning accommodations.

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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.

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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.

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Celebrating School Counselors

With National School Counseling Week the first week of February, find out ways administrators, teachers, parents, and students can honor and celebrate school counselors.

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Heteronormativity in Schools

Too many of us make assumptions about our students' sexuality identity. Here are six ways to help all students feel safe, respected, and welcome.

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

Guest blogger Lori Desautels translates Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs into a blueprint for classroom practice that can set the stage with comfort, care and self-reflection to optimize brain-compatible learning.

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3 Ways to Make Meaningful Connections With Your Students

Edutopia blogger Nick Provenzano believes there's more to teaching than dispensing curriculum, and he shares three practices that lead students and their families to trust him on a personal level.

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5 Keys to Social and Emotional Learning Success
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Five Keys to Successful Social and Emotional Learning

Studies show that sustained and well-integrated social and emotional learning (SEL) engages students and improves achievement. Explore classroom practices that make up the most effective SEL programs.

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The Heart-Brain Connection: The Neuroscience of Social, Emotional, and Academic Learning
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The Heart-Brain Connection: The Neuroscience of Social, Emotional, and Academic Learning

Neuroscientist Richard Davidson presents his research on how social and emotional learning affects the brain.

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Five-Minute Film Festival: Videos on Kindness, Empathy, and Connection

VideoAmy compiled this moving playlist of videos to explore the importance of human relationships and the power of being kind, generous, and compassionate.

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A Fit Body Means a Fit Mind

Along with physical strength, a little exercise helps kids build brainpower.

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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.

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