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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.

Special ed teachers should consider music in their classrooms to supplement visuals, teach through students' favorite songs, emphasize rhythm, and generalize lessons into non-musical settings.
Dr. Stephanie Hatten September 18, 2014
Use QR codes, augmented reality, virtual tours, and other advances in classroom technology to change up the sometimes less-than-efficient rituals of Parent Open House.
Tabitha Dell'Angelo September 18, 2014
Teaching can be a lot like improvisational acting when your goals are making your students look good, listening and responding appropriately, and "accepting the offer."
Having clear objectives and starting on time are some of the tips one expert offers for creating effective professional development for teachers.
Many parents today have an educational perspective based on 20th century pedagogy and methodology. Teachers need to educate them about where education is now.
Do you read for pleasure in front of your students? If not, here's why you should start.
Teachers in blended learning programs should take the opportunity to learn and lead -- your ideas and observations are worth hearing and acting upon.
Providing high-quality professional development for teachers may be the most important thing schools can do to improve students learning.
It's important to recognize that a growth mindset is an overall paradigm for personal development rather than a pedagogical tool for measuring academic accomplishment.
Check out how John Hattie's research is demystifying what works in education and how this relates to project-based learning.

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