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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.

Honoring student voice is really about empowering students -- and is really a question of how much power adults are willing to give up.
Donna Wilson, Ph.D. December 9, 2015
Optimism and pessimism are somewhat predetermined by genetics, but we can influence positive outcomes by helping students take charge of their thoughts, feelings, and brain chemistry.
Designed to foster child-centered, progressive education, this public elementary school feels as fresh and inviting today as when the doors opened in 1940.
Randy Ziegenfuss and Lynn Fuini-Hetten December 8, 2015
A district-wide 1:1 roll-out involves aligning PD and program goals, rethinking human resources, personalizing the PD program, and evaluating PD efforts to meet developing needs.
Performance-based assessments share the key characteristic of accurately measuring one or more specific course standards. They are also complex, authentic, process/product-oriented, open-ended, and time-bound.
Understand the available platforms, document uploading options, and social media uses when considering how your district's digital hub will look and who will have access.
Heather Wolpert-Gawron December 7, 2015
If you don't already, get to know the sheer volume of free online resources out there available to teachers.
A study shows how teachers built their in-class technology integration around five conceptions: theory, creativity, public learning, life preparation, and contextual accommodations.

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