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WHAT WORKS IN EDUCATION The George Lucas Educational Foundation

Student Engagement

What strategies really work to involve students in their own learning? Discover and share ideas.

Golden Rules for Engaging Students in Learning Activities

Six key rules for student engagement include making it meaningful, fostering efficacy, autonomy support, collaborative learning, establishing positive teacher-student relationships, and mastery orientations.

Resources on Engaging Student Voices

Explore resources related to recognizing and valuing student knowledge, input, and expertise and building student-centered learning environments where students make decisions about how learning happens.

Helping Students Find Purpose and Appreciation for School

There's four areas that matter most to job satisfaction and productivity teachers can apply to their own work -- and to the lessons they design for students.

Designing Learning Experiences: Start with the Student and Co-Create

Students are more likely to engage with a unit of study they've co-created. Matt Levinson suggests an eight-step example for how the history classroom.

Student Engagement: Resource Roundup

Keeping students captivated and ready to learn throughout the year is no small task. Here's a list of articles, videos, links, and other resources that offer strategies and advice for retaining their attention.

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30 Techniques to Quiet a Noisy Class

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6 Rules to Break for Better, Deeper Learning Outcomes

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Becoming a Listening Educator

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Why Curiosity Enhances Learning

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Word Up: The Must Dos of Vocabulary Instruction

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Learner Interest Matters: Strategies for Empowering Student Choice

When students care about an assignment, they're willing to take greater risks and are more likely to excel in their product.

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Auditory Awareness: Are Students Hearing the Lesson?

Teachers who are acoustically aware can do a lot to help students hear more clearly. Read tips on how to do this and also suggestions for minimizing noise distractions in and out of the classroom.

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New Classroom Questioning Techniques for the Best Year Ever

For students to ask questions, teachers have to start the ball rolling with questions of their own. Check your own methods and discover new resources.

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Helping Students Start the Year with a Positive Mindset

Three activities teachers can use to help students -- especially those who had a rough summer or struggle academically -- get the school year off to a fresh start.

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Deeper Learning: Why Cross-Curricular Teaching is Essential

Deeper learning has some specific requirements, not the least of which is collaboration. Ben Johnson shares some tips to establish cross-curricular collaboration even in the most isolated of environments.

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Self-Assessment Inspires Learning

Read and download this self-assessment rubric and accompanying questions to help you assess your own or your students' social and emotional development this year.

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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.

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Deeper Learning: A Collaborative Classroom Is Key

Blogger Rebecca Alber provides tips for scaffolding collaboration in the classroom.

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The Mind of a Middle Schooler: How Brains Learn

Blogger Heather Wolpert-Gawron defines important brain terminology while providing a classroom scenario where a middle schooler's brain is hard at work.

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Tricks of the Trade: Classroom Management Tips for Teachers (Video Playlist)

A compilation of short videos where educators share how to keep it all together in class.

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A Favorite Formative Assessment: The Exit Slip

Blogger Rebecca Alber highlights a few alternative uses for the formative assessment known as the exit slip. (Updated 10/2013)

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The Power of the Morning Meeting: 5 Steps Toward Changing Your Classroom and School Culture

Edutopia blogger Lisa Dabbs shares her own transformative experience with the Morning Meeting model and suggests five steps for integrating this practice into the classroom.

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5 Strategies to Ensure Student Learning

After Arizona's Mesquite Elementary School developed a program to provide additional instruction time for students struggling with math, test scores shot to the top.

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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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