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WHAT WORKS IN EDUCATION The George Lucas Educational Foundation

Edutopia's Schools That Work series highlights practices and case studies from K-12 schools and districts that are improving the way students learn.

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

Examples That Work

Responsive Classroom techniques, such as relationship-building morning meetings and engaging student-led activities, get students focused and ready to learn.

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At Mount Desert Elementary School, differentiated instruction offers customized learning for each student, increasing its relevance and impact.

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Mount Desert Elementary focuses on creating a learning environment that helps the students feel a sense of community in order to build self-confidence and encourage a strong academic education.

Elementary school principal Scott McFarland explains why helping children relax and self-regulate also helps them become better students.

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Educators from Mount Desert Elementary School in Northeast Harbor, Maine, have shared a some social and emotional learning tools, and we've gathered some of our favorite resources as well.

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Language immersion, global competence, and vibrant professional-learning communities enhance student learning at Seattle’s John Stanford International School.

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How you can start personalizing learning in 5 minutes, 5 days, 5 weeks, 5 months, and beyond.

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Educators from High Tech High in San Diego, California, and the Whitfield Career Academy's 21st Century Learning Academy in Dalton, Georgia, have provided these resources for you to use in your own school.

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Middle school principal Mike McCarthy shares 30 years of wisdom on how to run a school well.

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At Forest Lake Elementary School, in Columbia, South Carolina, achievement has soared since educators started using new technology to personalize the learning experience for each student.

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School Of The Future | Grades 6-8

Educators at New York's School of the Future have enjoyed great success at teaching and assessing their students. Both efforts are squarely focused on student understanding of fundamental concepts and real-life learning. Making these efforts...

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Bates Middle School | Grades 6-8

At Bates Middle School in Annapolis, Maryland, arts integration has helped raise student achievement, in conjunction with other key best practices.

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Educators from The College Preparatory School in Oakland, California, have provided these resources and tools for collaborative learning.

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