George Lucas Educational Foundation
  • School Leadership

    Portrait of a Turnaround Principal

    What does it take to turn a low-performing school around? A principal finds success by focusing on both love and high expectations.
    Bekah McNeel
  • Literacy

    Reading Aloud to Middle School Students

    Hearing books read aloud benefits older students, enhancing language arts instruction and building a community of readers.
    Kasey Short
  • Blended Learning

    60-Second Strategy: Do Now Sheets

    A quick pen-and-paper warm-up activity helps teachers see that students are on track in a self-paced blended learning classroom.
  • Teacher Collaboration

    Personalized Professional Development

    Lesson study helps teachers improve by focusing on collaboratively planning and revising a single lesson.

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  • Design Thinking

    Design Thinking: A Problem Solving Framework

    Students learn to empathize with others around the globe while solving real-world problems.
  • School Leadership

    A Public School Transitions to Montessori

    In rural South Carolina, a Title I school makes the leap to become a Montessori school.
  • Blended Learning

    A Student-Centered Model of Blended Learning

    When educators at a Washington, DC, high school ditched their lectures and devised a self-paced blended learning model, their students thrived.
  • The Research Is In

    The Powerful Effects of Drawing on Learning

    The science is clear: Drawing beats out reading and writing to help students remember concepts.
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Culturally Responsive Teaching

A Look at Implicit Bias and Microaggressions

Todd Finley

  • Project-Based Learning

    What to Do When a Project Fails

    When project-based learning doesn’t work out as planned, students can still master content—and teachers can learn something too.
  • Teaching Strategies

    Getting Started With Experiential Learning

    Learning by doing—through project-based learning or role plays based on the news, for example—can boost student engagement.
  • Project-Based Learning

    Guiding Students to Apply What They Learn

    A state Teacher of the Year used project-based learning to push her students to think critically and apply their learning in math.
  • Project-Based Learning

    Collaborating on Project-Based Learning

    A school-based professional learning community (PLC) is well structured to enhance all aspects of project-based learning.