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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.

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Reflecting on our own lack of motivation can provide insights as to why students also struggle at times to feel inspired.
As the density of visual information increases, consider introducing your students to infographics as a means of more thoughtfully engaging with and creating written content.
A Norwegian high school risks - and succeeds at - using violent video games to engage literature and religious studies classes with core material.
It's easier to differentiate instruction for students when we break through the fog of learning targets and logistical guidelines to understand exactly what we're assessing.
Digital resource curator Ashley Cronin shares her takeaways from Hack Education at ISTE 2014, including a list of resources for teaching coding and coding concepts in the classroom.
Use technology to implement the SAMR model (Substitution, Augmentation, Modification, and Redefinition) for clarity and efficiency in presenting to and communicating with school staff.
To engage your students with their own development as writers, motivate them to care by showing your own interest and engagement with their process.
Gayle Allen July 14, 2014
Any discussion about the educational benefits of a Maker curriculum should include the student experience of learning self-direction, withholding judgment, and persistence.
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The online privacy debate has started to gain momentum in the education community and protecting students is an important and necessary conversation to be had by schools and districts.
Matthew James Friday July 11, 2014
Teachers, by their nature, are storytellers. You can improve this skillset with seven steps for engaging younger students through narrative.

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