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WHAT WORKS IN EDUCATION The George Lucas Educational Foundation

Our flagship series highlights practices and case studies from K-12 schools and districts that are improving the way students learn.

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By sending home detailed data reports that focus on a specific skill, Humboldt opens a two-way line of communication with parents about their child's learning. 

Examples That Work

Learning Expeditions: Rethinking Field Trips

For Normal Park students, the entire community of Chattanooga, Tennessee -- from museums and cultural centers to local businesses and natural areas -- provides opportunities to make real-world connections to curriculum.

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Learning Beyond the Classroom Walls

Collaboration with local museums and community organizations offer Normal Park students real-world connections to the curriculum.

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Using Dialogue Circles to Support Classroom Management
Glenview Elementary | Grades K-5

At Glenview Elementary School, dialogue circles are part of a program aimed at building collaboration, respect, and positive behavior among students.

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Partner with Local Arts Organizations
Glenview Elementary | Grades K-5

Partnerships with local arts organizations can bring much-needed resources to your students without much cost, and can provide students with new outlets for creativity and ways to develop essential critical thinking and collaboration skills.

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Strengthening School Community Brings Gains in Academic Achievement
Glenview Elementary | Grades K-5

Dialogue circles, arts programming, and team-building activities create a positive school culture and support academic growth at Glenview Elementary School.

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Edwards Middle School | Grades 6-8

Students’ math, reading, and science skills – and behavior and attendance – improved by leaps and bounds after expanding academic time allowed for support in core areas and participation in extracurricular enrichment courses.

How a Longer School Day Can Improve Academics
Edwards Middle School | Grades 6-8

Extended learning time allows students to work together in groups to improve their skills and gives them the opportunity to explore extracurricular areas of interest.

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Educators from Maine have shared details about their administration, school culture, professional development, and curriculum -- materials you may adapt for your class, school, or school district.

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Keeping Assessment Relevant and "Authentic"
School Of The Future | Grades 6-8

Mistakes become learning opportunities in Ben Mook's 7th grade Algebra class. To assess his students, Mook challenges them to solve real life problems, and emphasizes their thought processes over getting the right answers.

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Expert advice on shifting from brick and mortar to bytes and bits.

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Blended Learning: Working With One iPad

Learn how one educator has found a way to put a single iPad to use so the whole class benefits.

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Encouraging students to reach out to each other to solve problems and share knowledge builds collaborative skills and leads to deeper learning at The College Preparatory School.

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Training, consistency, and trust are keys to successfully implementing a meditation program in school.

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At one New Tech Network high school, strategies backed by research make project-based learning effective and engaging for teachers and students.

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