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WHAT WORKS IN EDUCATION The George Lucas Educational Foundation
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Teachers: Preparing for Your Best Year Ever

Blogger Elena Aguilar gives teachers tips on ways to stay happy and successful this school year.
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Back to School: Preparing for Day One

Six tips for helping both new and seasoned teachers have a successful first day of school.
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Creating Learning Environments

Edutopia blogger Ben Johnson proposes that in the digital information age, the teacher's main role will be to guide and motivate students and provide rationale for learning.
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Honoring Pioneers in Education

Let's take a moment to admire innovators in our field including some who in spite of criticism continued forward.

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Students Map Real-World Issues with (Free) Geospatial Tools

Schools are gaining access to the high-powered geographical information system software that enables detailed mapping and analysis of data. Learn how they are using it to teach students.

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blog PBL: Jumping in Headfirst

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How Questions Promote Cognitive, Social, and Emotional Learning Across Subject Areas

Foster more careful and grounded reading in students by asking questions of varying levels of difficulty.
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Teachers: Five Ways to Ease Back into School

Does the thought of returning to school result in a tense knot in your stomach or a joyful flutter in your heart? Strategies to manage those feelings, focus on the possibilities, and ease back into the rhythm of teaching.
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A Defense of Deeper Learning: Watch What's Working, Part 4

The case is made for teachers to work together to calibrate assignment or project criteria so that all student work is judged by the same standards and level of rigor.

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Outdoor and Environmental Education: Resource Roundup

Looking for resources for teaching about the environment, examples of environmental action projects, or ways to take learning outside? Explore our list of curated resources for these green approaches to integrated studies.

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Motivation: Reflecting On What To Do When It's Not There

Reflecting on our own lack of motivation can provide insights as to why students also struggle at times to feel inspired.
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