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WHAT WORKS IN EDUCATION The George Lucas Educational Foundation

6-8 Middle School

Explore and share tips, strategies, and resources for helping students develop in grades 6-8.

Technology at the Rock: PBL-Driven Integrated Study

A middle school PBL unit about key 19th century inventions grows into an examination of history, ethics, and the relative values of 21st century technologies.

Projects to Engage Middle School Readers

Beth Holland turns to apps that can engage middle school readers in a deeper understanding of narrative elements, character study, and author intent.

Common Core ELA Resources for Middle School Educators

Implementing Common Core English in middle school is going to be a challenge. Matt Davis curates some of the best resources online that can help update existing content.

The Art of Managing Middle School Students

Administrator Ben Johnson offers up tricks of the trade for working with middle school kids.

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Infographic: Meditation in Schools Across America

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How to Teach Kids About Factoring a Polynomial

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Genius Hour and the 6 Essentials of Personalized Education

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At risk students

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4 iPhone and iPad Apps That Help to Learn Touch Typing

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PBL in LA

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Engaging Pre-Service Teachers in Authentic Writing Instruction

Guest blogger Troy Hicks, a teacher educator at Central Michigan University, describes how he fosters inspiration and excitement about the craft of writing for future elementary and middle school educators.

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Brains, Brains, Brains! How the Mind of a Middle Schooler Works

Blogger Heather Wolpert-Gawron launches this three-part series by advising middle school teachers to read up on brain research which will give insight on how the 'tween brain works.

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Mimi Ito on Learning in Social Media Spaces (Big Thinkers Series)
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Mimi Ito on Learning in Social Media Spaces (Big Thinkers Series)

Mimi Ito, an expert in young people's use of digital media, shares her research on informal learning in online communities, where students can build technology skills, learn media literacy, and create and share their work.

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Common Core in Action: Narrative Writing

Blogger Heather Wolpert-Gawron provides strategies and steps for teaching narrative writing aligned to the Common Core State Standards.

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Refocusing Students: How to Get Their Attention Back

Edutopia blogger Maurice Elias offers activities to help secondary students practice focusing their attention and then getting themselves refocused when needed.

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Game-Based Learning in Practice

Teacher and edtech leader Matthew Farber shows what game-based learning looks like in practice when applied to middle school classrooms.

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Project-Based Learning: Debunking the Myths and Fallacies

Edutopia blogger Bob Lenz makes a case for confronting all the misleading beliefs about project-based learning.

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Common Core in Action: Math in the Middle School Classroom

Edutopia blogger Monica Burns demonstrates how to use tech tools for teaching Common Core skills to middle school math students.

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Arts Integration for Deeper Learning in Middle School
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Integrate the Arts, Deepen the Learning

Critical thinking, risk taking, and collaboration are just some of the areas where Bates Middle School educators report big improvements since integrating the arts.

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How to Plan Instruction Using the Video Game Model

Dr. Judy Willis shares some tips for structuring achievable challenge and demonstrating incremental progress to plan more effective instruction.

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Seven Technology Tips for Younger Elementary

Blogger Mary Beth Hertz provides tips for teaching technology to elementary school students.

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New Teacher Boot Camp Week 1 - Using Wordle

Some fun and informative activities from Lisa M Dabbs (@teachingwthsoul) and Joan Young (@flourishingkids) to help new teachers use Wordle.

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Teachers Observing Teachers: Instructional Rounds

Blogger Elena Aguilar makes a case for Instructional Rounds -- non-evaluative classroom visits where teachers, side-by-side with administrators, observe their colleagues.

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Using QR Codes in the Classroom

Some inventive ideas for using the latest mobile device scanning technology with students.

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