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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.

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Children in Charge: Successful Self-Directed Learning Strategies

Programs like Hands On Technologies, Villa Monte, and the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship demonstrate the positive outcomes of letting children choose their own learning paths.

Strategies for Helping Students Motivate Themselves

Consider using autonomy, competence, relatedness, and relevance as practical classroom strategies to reinforce the intrinsic motivation students need for making the most of their learning.

How Student Centered Is Your Classroom?

Check out these questions to guide you in reflecting on how much the learning environment you have designed promotes student voice and choice.

Questions Before Answers: What Drives a Great Lesson?

Students engage more passionately when trying to answer a question that interests them. Here are ten opening questions that have inspired this kind of learning.

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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Orienting Educators to SEL Through Video

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Research Trends: Why Homework Should Be Balanced

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Ditching the Desk

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Feedback for Thinking: Working for the Answer

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Strategies for Helping Students Motivate Themselves

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How to Keep Classroom Sleepers Awake

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Preparing a Classroom Culture for Deeper Learning

The art of thinking flourishes within an emotionally, intellectually and physically safe learning environment that is carefully constructed by the classroom teacher.

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Quality Instruction + Differentiation: Beyond the Checklist

Differentiate instruction through PBL or UBD by personalizing the driving question, having students design their own outcomes, and using the need to know process.

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Transforming Silence: Poetry and Performance

Teaching poetry becomes a powerful group activity through individual and communal observation and explanation, creative response to poems read aloud, and celebrating student work.

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Brisk and Bright Approaches for National Poetry Month

Poetry is language at its most distilled and powerful. Show students its life and wonder by teasing poems apart with creative strategies for reciting and rewriting.

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A New Must-Read for All Educators

Stories of hope sure to nurture the educator's spirit are offered up in this book by Tom Little.

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Making Connections

When teachers make a point of connecting with students as individuals, those students will feel valued, be willing to take risks, and ultimately thrive.

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Tools for Teaching: Managing a Large Class Size

Do you have more than 30 students? Check out these strategies for keeping a large group of kids engaged and managed.

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8 Tips to Power-Up Your Classroom Presentations

Guest blogger Jason Cranford Teague, author, communicator and trusted designer, shares eight slide show tips to power-up your classroom presentations.

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Multiple Intelligences Thrive in Smartville
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Multiple Intelligences Thrive in Smartville

At the Enota Multiple Intelligences Academy, in Gainesville, Georgia, students know exactly how they are smart.

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Classroom Management Tricks of the Trade: Handshake Q&A
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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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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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Singapore's 21st-Century Teaching Strategies (Education Everywhere Series)
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Singapore's 21st-Century Teaching Strategies (Education Everywhere Series)

By cultivating strong school leadership, committing to ongoing professional development, and exploring innovative models like its tech-infused Future Schools, Singapore has become one of the top-scoring countries on the PISA tests.

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Collaborative Team Teaching: Challenges and Rewards

Veteran special ed teacher Marisa Kaplan shares the challenges and rewards of co-teaching, including the fun of having another adult 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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