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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. 

Room to Move: Shared Use Creates Opportunities for Physical Activity

Partnering with local government, schools can create safe community spaces where children enjoy outdoor physical activity. Here are five steps to make that a reality.

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Start the Year Strong Sweepstakes

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11 Habits of an Effective Teacher

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Motivation: The Overlooked Sixth Component of Reading

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How do YOU Learn Best?

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Using Technology to Foster Authentic Audiences

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8 Tips and Tricks to Redesign Your Classroom

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Five-Minute Film Festival: Reaching Learners of All Abilities

Looking for resources to help understand and address learning differences in the classroom? This collection of videos and resources offers strategies teachers can use to reach all students in an inclusive environment.

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8 Weeks of Free Teacher Resources for Back to School

All of Edutopia’s downloadable and printable back-to-school resources are collected here for easy classroom reference. Check back weekly for updates!

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Limiting Our Students Via Race, Class, and Gender

It's critical to keep bias out of the classroom, where no student deserves to be judged by his or her race, socioeconomic class, or gender.

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Into the Wilderness: Expanding the Lives of Kids

Our relationship with nature is essential to who we are, which is why wilderness experiences are (or should be) part of every young person's education.

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SMART Goal Setting With Your Students

SMART goals are specific, measurable, action-oriented, rigorous, and tracked. Help your students develop them through a series of ongoing peer interviews.

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Boom-Bang Homework Assignments

Students are more likely to do homework if the assignments are engaging, relevant, and reasonable -- and if the teacher makes them accountable for it.

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New Study: Engage Kids with 7x the Effect

The way to engage students is to make sure that they care about the material and that they know how much you care about them.

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

There's a place for tech in every classroom.

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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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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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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. (Updated 01/2014)

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Resources for Understanding the Common Core State Standards

An educator's guide to websites, organizations, articles, and other resources looking at the new system of standards and how they will be assessed.

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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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