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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.

Becki Cohn-Vargas, Director of Not In Our School, presents five ways to empower and motivate young people to turn a climate of bullying into one of safety and acceptance.
Forget about all the vague, superficial information out there. Edutopia blogger Terry Heick cuts to the chase with 19 meaningful questions parents can ask their children's teachers at the beginning of the school year.
Get to know your students and strengthen the home-school partnership with these seven tips for reaching out to parents and meeting families.
Get to know your students and strengthen the home-school partnership with these seven tips for reaching out to parents and meeting families.
Effective classroom management starts at the beginning of the year when a teacher clearly and respectfully lays out behavior standards and methods for handling misbehavior.
By adding Angela Duckworth's 12-item grit scale to the standard assessments, one school is investigating the possibility of measuring and teaching its students grit.
When establishing that first contact with parents on Back to School Night, start the year right by being transparent, direct, and consistent.
Matt Weyers September 10, 2014
Join two middle school teachers in their first post of a year-long series about implementing a PBL pilot program in their fifth grade classroom.
José Vilson September 10, 2014
For classroom discussions about charged issues, it's necessary to set ground rules, keep the conversation moving forward, and bring it back to the individual.
Successful technology integration includes always having a non-tech Plan B, staying with what works instead of trend-hopping, and minimizing the elements beyond your control.

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