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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.

Douglas Fisher February 15, 2016
Scaffold students' thinking about complex texts by asking what the text says, how it works, what it means, and what it inspires them to do.
Tammy Spencer February 12, 2016
Before making assumptions about literacy, study young children's oral and written language development patterns while striving to understand their lives outside of school and watching them play.
Explore classroom filmmaking with this playlist of resources for teachers and students.
Elena Aguilar February 12, 2016
Nurturing a love for reading begins with providing reasons for reading and getting students excited about books.
In part seven of his year-long series, Kevin Jarrett examines the role of student reflection and the challenges of assessment in his (ungraded) middle school makerspace.
3D printing can attract a variety of students, those interested in robotics and those who are interested in industrial tech, making learning more meaningful because they can design with a tangible purpose.
As tweens enter a period of rapid prefrontal cortex development, familiarize them with their growing executive function skills by teaching time management and organizing information.
The fifth annual Digital Learning Day will be on February 17, 2016. Find resources to help you celebrate, tell your story, and support digital learners all year long.
Dr. Donna Wilson and Marcus Conyers February 10, 2016
Strength training, regular exercise, better rest, and enjoying all of this activity makes you fit, alert, and positive for the physically demanding job of teaching.  

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