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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.

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.

Student Passion and TEDx Talks

Culminating a year of students pursuing their passions through 20 Time, one teacher organized a TEDx event to let them share those passions with the world.

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.

Learning the Physics of Skateboarding Engages Kids in Science

Skate veteran and educator Bill Robertson, also known as "Dr. Skateboard," teaches students who might have otherwise fallen through the cracks about speed, velocity, and momentum at the local skate park.

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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Motivation: The Overlooked Sixth Component of Reading

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Nurturing Intrinsic Motivation and Growth Mindset in Writing

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A Place for Learning: The Physical Environment of Classrooms

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How Collaborative Learning Leads to Student Success

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Helping Students Start the Year with a Positive Mindset

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The Research Behind Social and Emotional Learning

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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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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 keeping them engaged in learning.

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Deeper Learning: Why Cross-Curricular Teaching is Essential

Blogger Ben Johnson makes the case for cross-curricular teaching and how it leads to deeper learning.

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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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Preparing for Cultural Diversity: Resources for Teachers

How can teachers prepare for diverse classrooms? There isn't a definitive answer, but there is a wealth of resources online. Here, blogger Matt Davis rounds up some helpful links for teachers.

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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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5 Powerful Questions Teachers Can Ask Students

To inspire more inquiry in the classroom, blogger Rebecca Alber offers up five questions to routinely ask students.

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How to Keep Kids Engaged in Class

When students let their minds drift off, they're losing valuable learning time. Here are ten smart ways to increase classroom participation.

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Kids Speak Out on Student Engagement

Blogger and English teacher Heather Wolpert-Gawron asked her eighth grade students what they find most engaging in the classroom.

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Say What? 5 Ways to Get Students to Listen

Edutopia blogger Rebecca Alber offers up 5 classroom strategies for helping students become better listeners.

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Resources and Downloads for Teaching Critical Thinking

Educators from the Bay Area's KIPP King Collegiate High School and the KIPP network have provided these resources for you to use in your own school.

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Five Quick Classroom Management Tips for Novice Teachers

Blogger Rebecca Alber presents five management strategies new teachers can begin using immediately in their classrooms.

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April Fool's Day in the Classroom: 8 Resources for Teachers

Blogger Matt Davis curated this list of teaching resources for April Fool's Day, covering classroom prank ideas, humorous lesson plans, and other topics.

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