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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.

Make communication and emotional literacy part of your everyday curriculum. These won't eliminate conflict and bad feelings, but they'll prevent bullying patterns from taking root.
The Maker movement's pedagogical roots reach back to 18th-century Europe even as its branches reach globally to transform 21st-century education.
Connected educators model collaboration, learning, and growth for their students by embracing those same qualities in their own professional development.
Bring teens into their potential as tech leaders by providing them with resources and opportunities, helping them focus, and authentically engaging them.
While bullying may be too big a problem to actually solve, a new tone of transparency can make it easier to recognize and avoid.
On-the-spot scaffolding is an essential skill for teachers. Check out these three strategies for assisting students when they struggle.
Becki Cohn-Vargas September 29, 2014
Rather than shielding children from news about hate, educators could prepare them for the real world by teaching what hate is and how to prevent it.
Tabitha Dell'Angelo September 29, 2014
Teach your students about making positive change in the world by connecting with them, discussing real-world problems and multiple perspectives, creating classroom community, and including authentic assessment.
Browse this curated list of resources to improve parent-teacher conferences, including ideas for highlighting student progress as well as questions every parent should ask.
Find out why a gold standard in PBL is necessary and how teachers, school leaders, and others can contribute to the conversation around its development.

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