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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.

While bullying may be too big a problem to actually solve, a new tone of transparency can make it easier to recognize and avoid.
On-the-spot scaffolding and differentiating are essential skills for teachers. And the longer you teach, the better you become at both. Here are three scaffolding strategies to try immediately.
Becki Cohn-Vargas September 29, 2014
Rather than shielding children from news about hate, educators could prepare them for the real world by teaching what hate is and how to prevent it.
Tabitha Dell'Angelo September 29, 2014
Teach your students about making positive change in the world by connecting with them, discussing real-world problems and multiple perspectives, creating classroom community, and including authentic assessment.
Browse this curated list of resources to improve parent-teacher conferences, including ideas for highlighting student progress as well as questions every parent should ask.
Find out why a gold standard in PBL is necessary and how teachers, school leaders, and others can contribute to the conversation around its development.
Heather Wolpert-Gawron September 26, 2014
Educators are tasked with teaching students how to find answers themselves. And it all starts with a simple three-word phrase: I don't know.
Restorative justice promotes a positive, orderly school environment. Students and all members of the school community can learn and practice self-discipline, empathy, and accountability.
The changing racial and cultural landscape of America is certainly a much-discussed topic -- some researchers studying U.S. Census data and demographics even say that America could be a "minority majority" country as early as 2050. While the barriers between countries continue to come down, and globalization continues, how can teachers address the needs of students from a variety of cultural backgrounds and upbringings? This collection of videos introduces culturally responsive teaching (CRT), and includes some techniques that you can use to help students from diverse backgrounds succeed together.

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