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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.

Collaborative and whole-group activities in a 1:1 classroom can help build real-time people skills despite (and because of) the technology in students' hands.
Modeled on student-led conferences, teacher-led evaluations support teachers as learners, motivate risk taking, and recognize the necessity for personalization.
For English-language learners, simple peer review activities that are kind, specific, and helpful will better assist students in improving their writing and learning about writing.
Parents can partner effectively in their children's educational success by supporting home learning, establishing constructive dialogue with educators and policy makers, and shining as individuals within their community.
By replacing student grades with an end-of-quarter conference, you can change that persistent question of "Will I be graded on this?" to "What can I do better?"
Matthew Farber, Ed.D. March 28, 2016
Whether you're teaching about molecular arrangements or parts of speech, consider using games that put playfulness ahead of content delivery, because that's where mastery happens.
Need a bit of help bringing apps into your classroom? This video playlist and resource collection will help you get started using apps with your students.
A middle school language arts educator shares his favorite digital tools for text and video annotations, teacher feedback, and formative assessment.

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