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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.

Educators are challenged with sifting through countless online resources and then knowing how to use the gems in their classrooms.
Heather Wolpert-Gawron April 30, 2009
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Simply applying to a school district and following its hiring protocol might not be enough.
Ben Johnson April 28, 2009
A student-centered classroom is a place where kids create their own questions -- and find their own solutions.
Jim Moulton April 22, 2009
Educators can use this Internet software to bring authors into the classroom virtually, to conference with other teachers globally, and to incorporate technology into project learning.
Heather Wolpert-Gawron April 16, 2009
A collection of books in class is a crucial literacy tool that every teacher should have, regardless of content area.
Maurice Elias April 14, 2009
Bringing along the richness of many cultures and traditions, students give teachers the opportunity to point out similarities and strengthen classroom community.
Students' project presentations to classmates and parents drive greater motivation and achievement.
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One environmental educator sends a call to action to schools as he swims 1,000 miles along the Atlantic coast, hoping to raise awareness of the global threat to our oceans.

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