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WHAT WORKS IN EDUCATION The George Lucas Educational Foundation
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A World of Project Ideas (You Can Steal)

To get off to a flying start planning this summer, borrow good project ideas from other teachers and adapt them to fit your context.

Originally Published July 1, 2014

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A Defense of Deeper Learning: Watch What's Working, Part 3

Watch as one high school student is asked challenging questions from a panel as she defends her senior thesis and portfolio.

Originally Published June 30, 2014

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Red, White, and Blue Learning: Seven Resources for Independence Day

With the Fourth of July just a week away, you might consider doing a holiday-themed lesson or art project with your child. Blogger Matt Davis covers a few of the best Fourth of July learning resources on the Web.

Originally Published June 27, 2013

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How to Teach Patriotism and Respect

Each teacher should find ways to show their own patriotism finding positive things to say about our country and our country's heroes.
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How to Divorce Your District

After nearly 20 years in her district, a former teacher and instructional coach describes the factors that led to her resigning and embarking on a new career in the field of education.
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Mix It Up! Authentic Activities for the World Language Classroom

Teaching world language through the interpretative, interpersonal, and presentational modes, Sarah Loyola uses edtech and social media to keep it authentic for her students.
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The Future of Learning

Edutopia blogger Beth Holland recalls the robot teacher from the Jetsons and updates that 1960s cartoon view of education's future to include customized learning, embedded technology, ongoing feedback - and human teachers.
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Public-Private Partnerships: The Real Future of Education

In the areas of STEM, digital literacy, and the Maker movement, an energetic groundswell of public-private partnership initiatives is not-so-quietly remaking the future of education.
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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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