George Lucas Educational Foundation
  • Online Learning

    Lessons From a Summer of Teaching in a Hybrid Classroom

    When some students are in class and others are attending live online, teachers have unique challenges and opportunities.
    Christine Boatman
  • Diversity

    Taking a Stand Against Discriminatory School Policies

    One of the first steps to rooting out policies that discriminate against Black students is to look at the data.
    Kwame Sarfo-Mensah
  • Literacy

    Developing Literacy Through Reading Buddies

    Pairing little kids with big ones to read together builds more than literacy skills; it fosters relationships that benefit everyone involved.
  • Teaching Strategies

    Making Time for Reflective Practice

    Jotting down short notes after every lesson helps teachers contemplate what worked, what didn’t, and how to improve their skills.
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  • Critical Thinking

    Creating a Schoolwide Culture of Critique

    A framework called six thinking hats helps students learn the essential skill of giving and receiving feedback.
  • Dual-Language Learning

    The Benefits of Dual-Language Immersion

    Research shows that students can benefit cognitively, socially, and academically from instruction in two languages.
  • Assessment

    60-Second Strategy: Bean Critique

    A simple way to get students talking positively about their peers’ work—and thinking about how they might improve their own.
  • Career and Technical Education

    A Tech Support Center Run by Students

    High school students develop real-world skills by providing on-site tech support to their classmates and school staff.
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  • Communication Skills

    How to Set the Stage for Challenging Classroom Discussions

    Creating a safer space for students to engage with controversial topics starts with shared norms like “assume best intentions” and “show respect and courage.”
  • Mental Health

    A Trauma-Informed Approach to Using the Pandemic in Class

    This set of guiding questions can help teachers decide whether a lesson related to the coronavirus will be appropriate for their students.
  • Student Wellness

    How to Help Students Get Used to Masks

    In many places, students returning to school buildings will be required to wear masks. These strategies can help elementary students adjust.
  • Culturally Responsive Teaching

    How to Start Talking About Race in the Early Elementary Classroom

    Young kids are curious about what’s going on in the world right now, and teachers can help correct misinformation and provide context.

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