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WHAT WORKS IN EDUCATION The George Lucas Educational Foundation

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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.

Editor's Note: Our guest blogger today is Eric Sheninger, principal at New Milford High School in New Milford New Jersey. His school produced an innovative and green (and *fun*!) alternative to the spending frenzy of prom season.
Bob Lenz describes innovative approaches for hiring teachers.
Project-based teaching is an art -- and it takes lots of practice.
Teacher Jason Flom looks into the reasons behind the environmental awareness holiday.
Elena Aguilar shares a final project in which her seventh graders dramatically present their learning about medieval life and the plague.
According to middle school teacher, Heather Wolpert-Gawron, teaching Costa's Levels of Questioning can result in students creating their own assessments.
On my drive to work this morning, I heard a radio story that took my mind totally off the road. NPR reporter Quil Lawrence related that when the new Iraqi parliament convenes soon, 25 percent of its members will be women. A new Iraqi law mandates it. So in some districts where a man got the most votes, a woman will instead take the seat.

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