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WHAT WORKS IN EDUCATION The George Lucas Educational Foundation

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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.

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.
Heather Wolpert-Gawron September 26, 2014
Educators are tasked with teaching students how to find answers themselves. And it all starts with a simple three-word phrase: I don't know.
Restorative justice promotes a positive, orderly school environment. Students and all members of the school community can learn and practice self-discipline, empathy, and accountability.
The changing racial and cultural landscape of America is certainly a much-discussed topic -- some researchers studying U.S. Census data and demographics even say that America could be a "minority majority" country as early as 2050. While the barriers between countries continue to come down, and globalization continues, how can teachers address the needs of students from a variety of cultural backgrounds and upbringings? This collection of videos introduces culturally responsive teaching (CRT), and includes some techniques that you can use to help students from diverse backgrounds succeed together.
Reflection is critical to your continued growth as a teacher, whether you seek student feedback, leave yourself sticky notes, or blog your thoughts for colleagues.
Jason Flom September 25, 2014
Too many of us make assumptions about our students' sexuality identity. Here are six ways to help all students feel safe, respected, and welcome.
Providing math students with manipulatives and art supplies can bring excitement, engagement, and elements of a Makerspace into the classroom.

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