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WHAT WORKS IN EDUCATION The George Lucas Educational Foundation

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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.

How can we expect students to aspire to be great if we are not also aspiring for greatness?
What does greatness mean in education? Administrator, author, and educator Ben Johnson ponders the quality of excellence.
Students learn when ready, but not everyone reaches that point simultaneously. Discover resources to help meet the readiness needs of all your students.
Let's take a moment to admire innovators in our field including some who in spite of criticism continued forward.
Transformational lessons don't just happen. They require planning, mindfulness, and a commitment to shift away from educational approaches of the past.
Through the SAMR (Substitution, Augmentation, Modification, and Redefinition) model of technology, administrators can keep track of files, set a tech-friendly tone, and lead more effectively.
Transformational teachers create experiences in their classrooms, melding the art and science of any subject and making their students care about learning.
Schools are gaining access to the high-powered geographical information system software that enables detailed mapping and analysis of data. Learn how they are using it to teach students.

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