George Lucas Educational Foundation
  • Teacher Wellness

    Teachers (and Students) Can Only Take So Much

    Rather than push more content and new initiatives, this year teachers and administrators should consider scaling back.
    Laura Thomas
  • Teaching Strategies

    How to Ask Questions That Engage Young Students

    Questioning techniques that prompt all students to come up with a response can raise their spirits and make learning more joyful.
  • Brain-Based Learning

    Supporting Executive Function Skills by Asking Questions

    Teachers can boost middle school students’ self-management skills by using questions to get their mental gears turning.
  • Blended Learning

    Using Blended Learning to Teach Cursive

    When teachers make the technology an integral part of their lessons instead of an extra, students get more personalized instruction.
  • Project-Based Learning (PBL)

    PBL in the Early Elementary Grades

    Setting up project-based learning with young students can be a challenge, but it’s worth the work, according to first-grade teachers from across the U.S.
  • Assessment

    Designing Meaningful Assessments in World Language Classes

    Tests in the target language should gauge reading and listening comprehension as well as writing and conversational skills.
  • Learning Environments

    10 Best Plants for the Classroom

    Plants do more than liven up your decor—they can help students feel better, and learn better too.
  • Student Engagement

    How to Engage Students in Any Subject Area

    A high school teacher with four decades of experience shares the principles she has used to build student excitement in a wide variety of subjects.
  • School Culture

    3 Benefits of Having a Comfort Dog in School

    Bringing a comfort dog into your school is a great way to build rapport with students and help them deal with all kinds of stress.
  • Culturally Responsive Teaching

    Harnessing the Power of Storytelling to Support Migrant and Immigrant Students

    Identifying different layers of identity is particularly helpful for students transitioning into a new social and cultural context.

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