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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.

Blogger Heather Wolpert-Gawron explains how project-based writing prepares students for real-world writing.
Terry Heick February 9, 2012
Blogger Terry Heick unravels the mysteries of Google+ and suggests how this emerging social media tool can become a valuable teaching aid.
Blogger Shahzad Saeed explains Google's Summer of Code, an open source program to keep students fluent in and excited about their tech skills.
Blogger Bob Lenz highlights one of his college students who uses blended learning in the special education class she teaches.
Blogger Andrew Miller offers six simple, effective approaches to differentiated instruction in project-based learning.
Adora Svitak February 8, 2012
Teacher, student and blogger Adora Svitak explains how teachers can give students a more empowering role in their own education.
In week four of Lisa Dabbs' New Teacher Academy series, guest blogger Shelly Sanchez Terrell talks about the benefits of working with the parents of students.
Motivational psychologist Heidi Grant Halvorson presents the simple yet game-changing tool of if-then planning.

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