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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.

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.

Prioritizing Student Voices

In order to find value in their learning, students need to find their voices. Teachers can encourage student participation by enabling rather than enforcing it.

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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A Neurologist Makes the Case for the Video Game Model as a Learning Tool

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5 Quick Classroom-Management Tips for Novice Teachers

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Classroom Management in the Tech-Equipped Classroom

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What is "Authentic" Assessment?

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Embracing Student Creativity With a Wonder Shelf

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Back to School: A Surefire Strategy for Building Classroom Community

Blogger Anne Shaw highlights a fun, beginning-of-the-year strategy that includes a roll of toilet paper.

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Redesigning Fashion Design: From Tween Distraction to STEM Focus

To help make STEM relevant for all students, Heidi Olinger puts a fashion industry spin on soil science and math for middle school girls.

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Developing Students' Trust: The Key to a Learning Partnership

To create students who are willing partners in education, teachers must learn to trust them.

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Back to School: 3 Question Activities to Connect Students

Edutopia blogger Maurice Elias describes three classroom activities for team and trust building with students.

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A Place for Learning: The Physical Environment of Classrooms

Edutopia blogger Mark Phillips suggests that a critical piece of student learning is the physical environment of the classroom itself. He offers examples of and resources for turning impersonal spaces into student-friendly havens of learning.

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Tips for Creating Wow-Worthy Learning Spaces

From innovative, intelligent seating arrangements to relevant, engaging bulletin boards, your students deserve a classroom space that stimulates and facilitates their learning.

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Genius Hour and the 6 Essentials of Personalized Education

Personalized education comes alive in a classroom when Genius Hour invites students to engage with projects about which they are truly passionate.

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Back to School: A Surefire Strategy for Building Classroom Community

Blogger Anne Shaw highlights a fun, beginning-of-the-year strategy that includes a roll of toilet paper.

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Nine Strategies for Reaching All Learners in English Language Arts

Middle school English language arts teacher Hassan Mansaray shares how he uses an individualized learning model, Readers and Writers Workshop, to reach his students in an expanded learning time program.

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Three Brain-Based Teaching Strategies to Build Executive Function in Students

Neurologist and educator Judy Willis offers three practical strategies to build and nurture students' executive function -- critical thinking, creativity, and complex decision-making. (Updated 01/2014)

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Believing in Students: The Power to Make a Difference

Edutopia blogger Richard Curwin talks about how to believe in challenged and challenging students, and how your belief can change their academic experience.

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Student Learning Groups: Homogeneous or Heterogeneous?

Blogger Ben Johnson makes the case for forming both same-ability and mixed-ability student learning groups in the classroom. (Updated 01/2014)

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Tools for Teaching: The Amazing Sticky Note

Blogger Ben Johnson shares multiple strategies for using sticky notes in the classroom.

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Training the Brain to Listen: A Practical Strategy for Student Learning and Classroom Management

Donna Wilson and Marcus Conyers, brain-based teaching program developers and authors, explain how the brain processes auditory information and introduce the HEAR strategy as a way to help students develop their listening skills.

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