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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.

Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher January 2, 2015
Make your New Year epic by learning from your mistakes and moving on, setting audacious goals, and creating everyday memories that will warm and inspire you.
January 1 is the middle of the school year, but it's also an ideal moment for teachers to reset the clock and refresh their expectations.
Raleigh Werberger January 2, 2015
Through teaching their classmates, reflecting on the experience, and refining their presentations, students learn how to create authentic, meaningful work.
Ashley Cronin January 1, 2015
Instead of committing to New Year's resolutions this year, try for scalability with these strategy suggestions for the next five days, five weeks, and five months.
Anna Adam and Helen Mowers December 30, 2014
Learn about six new or improved resources designed especially to help elementary school students learn and develop coding skills.
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What are the reasons you teach? Who are the students who inspire you? What led you to teaching and what has made you stay?
Douglas Kiang December 23, 2014
While a classroom is different from a startup, certain mindsets and strategies translate well: vision, agility, the right tools, creative thinking, and recognizing individual strengths.
The best New Year's resolutions result in improved student learning. Whether introducing new pedagogy or starting student blogs, take small steps and don't fear failure.

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