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WHAT WORKS IN EDUCATION The George Lucas Educational Foundation

All Grades

Explore and share tips, strategies, and resources for helping students develop across any grade. 

Energy and Calm: Brain Breaks and Focused-Attention Practices

Here are some activities to stimulate your students' minds when they need a change, and to focus and calm them when they're just too stimulated.

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The Heart of Teaching: What It Means to be a Great Teacher

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30 Techniques to Quiet a Noisy Class

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Boys and Reading

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Using Stand Up Tables in the Classroom

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12 Ways to Avoid Student Humiliation

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Boys and Reading

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The Science (and Practice) of Creativity

When schools nurture student creativity, they foster inquisitiveness, persistence, imagination, discipline, and collaboration, leading to improved classroom behavior, motivation, attendance, and academic attainment.

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12 Ways to Avoid Student Humiliation

Embarrassing or belittling students may interfere with learning and lead to long-term resentment. Teachers should treat students respectfully and be mindful of their feelings.

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Strategies for Helping Students Motivate Themselves

Consider using autonomy, competence, relatedness, and relevance as practical classroom strategies to reinforce the intrinsic motivation students need for making the most of their learning.

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15+ Ways of Teaching Every Student to Code (Even Without a Computer)

Vicki Davis, a computer science teacher and IT integrator, shares this extensive list of year-round resources for teaching students how to code.

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Earth Day: Lesson Plans, Reading Lists, and Classroom Ideas

To help teachers incorporate Earth Day into the classroom, Matt Davis has compiled and curated some of the best classroom resources from around the web.

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3 Strategies to Foster Sociability

SEL begins with sociability, which you can encourage by teaching social skills early, creating shared social norms, and engaging students in cooperative learning.

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Creating the Conditions for Student Motivation

To inspire intrinsic motivation as a daily part of education, schools must nurture the conditions for student growth through autonomy, competence, relatedness, and relevance.

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Learning Styles Quiz Results: Digging Deeper

Learn more about each learning style: naturalistic, bodily-kinesthetic, musical, interpersonal, intrapersonal, visual-spatial, logical-mathematical, and verbal-linguistic.

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6 Scaffolding Strategies to Use With Your Students

Blogger Rebecca Alber shares scaffolding strategies to use in your lessons. (Updated 01/2014)

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30 Techniques to Quiet a Noisy Class

Whether you use musical instruments, game pieces, call-and-response, or electronic devices, there are many successful ways of getting students to focus front and stop talking.

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Why Arts Education Is Crucial, and Who's Doing It Best

Art and music are key to student development.

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Why Integrate Technology into the Curriculum?: The Reasons Are Many

There's a place for tech in every classroom.

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Doing It Differently: Tips for Teaching Vocabulary

Rebecca Alber offers tips for teaching vocabulary that include letting students select the words, putting away dictionaries, and creating time for talk and play with new terms.

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5 Powerful Questions Teachers Can Ask Students

To inspire more inquiry in the classroom, blogger Rebecca Alber offers up five questions to routinely ask students.

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