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WHAT WORKS IN EDUCATION The George Lucas Educational Foundation

Teaching Strategies

Discover and share best practices for improving your teaching craft -- delivering instruction, engaging students, reaching struggling students, and more.

Avoiding the Trap of "Q & A Teaching"

Petra Claflin, Digital Media Manager for YES Prep Public Schools, identifies the problem of 'Q&A teaching' and offers five tips for teachers to examine and improve their modeling and direct instruction practice.

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SOLE: Motivate Students to Teach Themselves (and Each Other)

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Nurturing Intrinsic Motivation and Growth Mindset in Writing

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Myth-Busting Differentiated Instruction: 3 Myths and 3 Truths

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Nurturing Intrinsic Motivation and Growth Mindset in Writing

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Why Storytelling in the Classroom Matters

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9 Ways to Plan Transformational Lessons: Planning the Best Curriculum Unit Ever

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Progress, Not Perfection: Three Tips for Your Journey

Edutopia blogger Lisa Dabbs reminisces about her early days as a teacher and how she learned that appreciating her own progress ultimately mattered more than being perfect in every way.

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Five Tips for Supporting Grieving Students

Chris Park of the New York Life Foundation and Dr. David Schonfeld of the National Center for School Crisis and Bereavement offer five tips to help teachers deal with grieving students.

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Don't Reinvent the Wheel: Seven Tips for New Elementary Teachers to Save Energy, Time and Tears

Professional development specialist Otis Kriegel offers seven logistical tips for new elementary teachers to help them relax and stay focused on delivering the best possible instruction.

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Four Suggestions to Help You Lead by Relationships and Realize Your Vision

Scott Taylor, Assistant Superintendent for the Kenilworth, NJ school district, writes about the importance of leading by relationships in order to realize your vision.

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More Positive, Not Punitive, Classroom Management Tips

In the second of two excerpts from his latest book, teacher and blogger Larry Ferlazzo offers some more classroom management tips that are positive, not punitive.

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Rethinking Difficult Parents

Educational consultant and author Allen Mendler looks at the ways that difficult parents can become teachers' allies rather than their adversaries.

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Positive, Not Punitive, Classroom Management Tips

In the first of two excerpts from his latest book, teacher and blogger Larry Ferlazzo offers some classroom management tips that are positive, not punitive.

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Creating a Culture of "Can"

Edutopia blogger Terry Heick examines the difference between proficient students and enabled learners, and suggests three ways to fostering a classroom culture to make that difference.

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The NaNoWriMo Project: The Birth of Student Novelists

Middle school ELA teacher Laura Bradley describes how the National Novel Writing Month Project turned her eighth-graders into motivated, inspired novelists.

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Research Supports Collaborative Learning

Collaborative math and discussion-based English help to promote deeper learning, critical thinking, and community at The College Preparatory School in Oakland, California.

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July: The Ultimate Planning Period

Blogger Terry Heick offers five leisurely paths to professional development while soaking up the July sun.

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8 Ways to Use Music in the Language Arts Classroom

Blogger Heather Wolpert Gawron suggests ideas for bringing music into your language arts classroom such as using commercial jingles to teach persuasive writing techniques.

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The Think-Aloud Strategy: An Oldie But Goodie

Blogger Elena Aguilar encourages teachers to use think-alouds as a strategy for to support learners in the classroom.

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Four Suggestions to Help You Lead by Relationships and Realize Your Vision

Scott Taylor, Assistant Superintendent for the Kenilworth, NJ school district, writes about the importance of leading by relationships in order to realize your vision.

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