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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.

When it comes to learning, blogger Ben Johnson makes the case for using both mind and body.
Blogger Suzie Boss describes how simple things like turning off lights, turning down heat, and recycling can reduce a school’s carbon footprint.
World Languages community discussion group facilitator Don Doehla uses project-based learning to teach foreign language and meet state standards. He supplies three lessons as examples.
Blogger Mary Beth Hertz shares her experience in applying gaming concepts to her classroom practices.
Judy Jester reveals the impact of the National Writing Project on students. She challenges U.S. Congress to spend more than a dime per student to improve student reading and writing.
An innovative program in New Mexico engages schools and students in the growth and development of rural communities.
Blogger Judy Willis MD was a neurologist before she became a teacher; she shares some insights about how the brain responds to video games.
Jonathan Winn, San Diego's 2011 High School Teacher of the Year, takes us inside his classroom to show us how he engages his students and ignites their love for math.
Guest Blogger Thom Markham provides a seven-step process for enhancing student performance in a project-based learning environment.
Blogger Heather Wolpert-Gawron shares with teachers ten commandments for surviving pink slips.

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