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WHAT WORKS IN EDUCATION The George Lucas Educational Foundation
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Student Power!

If knowledge is power, and that power is now in the hands of students, shouldn't that change power relationships in schools?

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Assessment, Choice, and the Learning Brain

Is there a difference between performance goals and mastery goals? Yes -- and that difference can affect student outcome on assessments.
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Parents: Inspiring Readers Through the Summer Slump

Parents can engage their children with summer reading. Judy Willis suggests six ways including variety, no pressure, and modeling a love for reading.
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7 Ways To Do ISTE 2014 Your Way

Elana Leoni, Edutopia's Director of Social Media Strategy and Marketing, helps you gear up for a successful ISTE annual conference with seven ways to maximize your learning and connectivity -- on your own terms.

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Mixing it Up with Mangahigh: Using Games to Differentiate Instruction

Guest blogger Kristof Mueller, a teacher at Quest to Learn, uses the online math game site Mangahigh to illustrate three tips for differentiated instruction: pre-assessment, formative assessment, and the Goldilocks Principle of 'just right.'
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$125K Science & Music Teaching Salary - Teaching @ TEP

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The Equity Project (TEP) Charter School is currently seeking experienced and outstanding science and music teacher candidates. We are also hiring in ELA, Special Education, Debate, Social Studies, Math, & Physical Education. If you’re interested in applying for any of our positions, please follow the specific directions on our website: www.tepcharter.org/apply.php.

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Using Entrepreneurship to Transform Student Work

Guest blogger Raleigh Werberger, a high school history and humanities teacher, describes a PBL unit that flipped a class from 'just good enough' to creating a working business model and seeking funds to launch a startup.

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Real PBL teachers don’t do the work for their students

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One of the scariest things about deciding to use a project-based learning approach with your students is letting go. My experience has been that even the most creative teachers who have taken the leap into the PBL waters continue to find it difficult to let go of their role as teacher, despite having the best intentions for their students.

Join #PTcamp Virtual Book Chat

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I just signed up to take part in an online book chat that is starting June 21. I learned about this thanks to a tweet from @Joe_Mazza. The book is "Beyond the Bakesale" by Anne Henderson and Karen Mapp (http://amzn.to/1nrXcHo) and Joe says they will be part of the conversation too.

Get more information and register at http://bit.ly/1nrXhe2.

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Innovative Education: Make Room for "What Ifs"

Brookwood teacher Rich Lehrer, high school student Arjun Bhatnagar, and members of the Robohand Club spent a memorable work day with Max
Edutopia blogger Suzie Boss highlights a science project where eighth-graders created a "robohand" after their teacher invited them to solve a real-world problem.

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