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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.

Monica Burns March 5, 2015
Poetry comes from the soul, but apps can help students embrace the form, whether it's shape and theme generators or videos of actors reading Shakespeare.
Matthew James Friday March 4, 2015
Poetry is an effective tool for broadening elementary students' reading choices, strengthening sentence-level skills, teaching ELLs about English, and reinforcing learning across many subjects.
Just in time for Pi Day, here's a resource for games, videos, and information to help your students have fun with this amazing mathematical concept.
Heather Wolpert-Gawron March 3, 2015
Teaching students about product development uses all the core subjects, and it begins with teachers willing to create their own atmosphere of collaborative innovation.
Edutopia blogger Monica Burns presents a wealth of iPad apps to transform daily math lessons for elementary students.
Do you have more than 30 students? Check out these strategies for keeping a large group of kids engaged and managed.
Track your students' progress as readers with scheduled practice, an understanding of each student's cuing system, immediate feedback, and comprehension questions to check for understanding.
Ben Johnson February 27, 2015
How can teachers and administrators help students overcome negative attitudes about school and learning?

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