George Lucas Educational Foundation
  • Teaching Strategies

    How to Prepare Students to Learn by Teaching

    Ideas for how to have older students teach younger ones, shared by a teacher at a high school career academy for future teachers.
    Elizabeth Aguila
  • Social and Emotional Learning

    Teaching Friendship Skills in Preschool

    Young children want friends but don’t always know how to treat them, so promoting heathy ideas about friendship in preschool is key.
    Gerard Visco
  • Education Trends

    There’s a Cell Phone in Your Student’s Head

    A 2017 study found that cell phones that were turned off and stashed away silently reasserted themselves—distracting working students anyway.
  • Assessment

    A Strategy for Reducing Math Test Anxiety

    Letting students discuss a test with peers before they take it can reduce anxiety—and it creates an opportunity to ask deeper questions.

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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.
  • Project-Based Learning

    A Research-Backed Science Curriculum

    Learning collaboratively through projects yields results for middle school students.
  • Social and Emotional Learning

    The Big Picture: Integrating SEL Across a District

    The 168 schools in the Nashville district collaborate to bolster school culture and instruction with social and emotional learning.
  • Communication Skills

    60-Second Strategy: Discussion Mapping

    Following discussions with a quick reflection exercise helps students sharpen their speaking and listening skills.
The Research Is In

Why Students Forget—and What You Can Do About It

Youki Terada

  • Literacy

    Critical Literacy in Early Elementary Grades

    Using a form of literary criticism in tandem with drama activities helps young students think deeply about how stories are constructed.
  • Literacy

    Reading Aloud to Middle School Students

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

    A Game-Changing Practice Fuses Math and Literacy

    A program that scaffolds math with reading and writing has a formerly struggling elementary school in the Bronx dramatically outperforming the state in math.
  • Literacy

    Gaming as a Tool for Narrative Writing

    Teachers are leveraging the power of gaming to turn even reluctant student writers into enthusiastic storytellers.