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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.

WriteGirl, a non-profit program provides teen girls with creative writing experiences that develop their voice and also their academic skills.
The way to engage students is to make sure that they care about the material and that they know how much you care about them.
When students care about an assignment, they're willing to take greater risks and are more likely to excel in their product.
Learn about the advisory classes at Envision Schools where students talk about school or personal issues, work on action plans for tackling projects, and get help in a wide variety of areas.
Teachers who are acoustically aware can do a lot to help students hear more clearly. Read tips on how to do this and also suggestions for minimizing noise distractions in and out of the classroom.
The key to creating a culture of acceptance begins with helping students articulate how they see themselves and the labels they give each other.
Alison Derbenwick Miller August 22, 2014
Robust computer science curriculum is necessary for our society's future. Here are five steps to engage teachers and students in this critical area of study.
Andrew Miller August 22, 2014
Let your students know from day one that they're in a PBL classroom by defining PBL and setting the tone for collaboration, critique, and questioning.
Learn about Dignitas, a non-profit program that aims to empower communities in Kenya by offering training and resources to its educators in an effort to build on the strengths they already have.
For students to ask questions, teachers have to start the ball rolling with questions of their own. Check your own methods and discover new resources.

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