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WHAT WORKS IN EDUCATION The George Lucas Educational Foundation

K-12 Education Tips & Strategies That Work

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You'll find practical classroom strategies and tips from real educators, as well as lesson ideas, personal stories, and innovative approaches to improving your teaching practice. If you have any thoughts or comments about these blogs, please don't hesitate to let us know.

Heather Wolpert-Gawron November 24, 2014
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How using multiple modalities to teach can help you remember student names -- and the activities are Common Core aligned.
Suzie Boss November 21, 2014
Across the arc of a project -- from entry event to final presentation -- teachers can find opportunities to deepen students' literacy skills.
Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher November 21, 2014
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Planning to do some winter reading? There are so many great books out there, and it's hard to know where to start! This playlist of author interviews and book reviews will give you some inspiration for your next great read.
See what it looks like when a district that has a strong collaborative culture undertakes a major initiative like implementing the Common Core.
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Standardized assessments, even when they include open-ended questions and are performance-based, only give us part of the picture of a student's readiness for college and career success.

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