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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.

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.

New Study: Engage Kids with 7x the Effect

The way to engage students is to make sure that they care about the material and that they know how much you care about them.

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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Start a Reading Revolution: Flip Your Class With Blogs

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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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Keep ‘em Engaged through the Holiday Craze

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6 Rules to Break for Better, Deeper Learning Outcomes

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How to Revitalize Your Students

Edutopia blogger Ben Johnson shares how he plans to revitalize his classroom by destroying apathy, inspiring excellent work, and eliminating unproductive behaviors.

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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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A Global View: The Adventure of Kid-Friendly Foreign Films

Guest blogger Homa Tavangar suggests six kid-friendly foreign films which, when combined with the active viewing method, can entertain children while teaching them about different cultures and the things that we all have in common.

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Women's History Month: Six Lesson Plan Resources for Teachers

Edutopia blogger Matt Davis highlights free and easy-to-implement classroom resources to celebrate Women's History Month in March. (Updated 02/2014)

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Why Serious Games Are Not Chocolate-Covered Broccoli

Teacher and edtech leader Matthew Farber talks about what Serious Gaming is (and isn't), who develops and promotes these amusing activities based on real-world concerns, and why we want our students to play them.

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Reading 2.0

Edutopia blogger Mary Beth Hertz finds that students may not be reading less, just differently, and warns that, unless we accept and encourage this shift, we may indeed be creating a generation that reads less.

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8 Ways to Liven Up the Museum Field Trip

Artist and teacher Stacey Goodman offers up strategies for making museum field trips more exciting for students.

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Multiple Intelligences Leave No Child Behind
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Multiple Intelligences Leave No Child Behind

Edutopia revisits Indianapolis's Key Learning Community to see how things have changed since our first look in 2001.

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Infographic: The Value of a STEM Education

Knowledge in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) can be the key to a successful future. Here's why a STEM education matters and how you can inspire students to pursue STEM careers.

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The Power of Introverts: An Essential Understanding for Teachers

Edutopia blogger Elena Aguilar shares how understanding the characteristics of an introvert can help teachers better serve shy and quiet students.

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The Biggest Lie Students Tell Me (and How to Turn It Around)

Edutopia blogger Jose Vilson believes his students are lying when they claim inability to understand, and he offers three strategies to help them get past this erroneous statement.

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Schools Use Games for Learning and Assessment
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Schools Use Games for Learning and Assessment

Computer simulations are natural learning tools for a generation of video game players.

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Five Tips for Getting the ESL Student Talking

Marc Anderson, co-founder and CEO of TalktoCanada.com, offers five strategies for engaging English-language learners.

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Tips for Beating the Clock in the Classroom

Blogger Ben Johnson proposes teachers avoid such time wasters as passing out papers and writing on the board during class time.

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