George Lucas Educational Foundation
  • Literacy

    How to Teach Handwriting—and Why It Matters

    Teaching young students how to write by hand before moving on to keyboarding can help improve their reading fluency as well.
    Brooke MacKenzie
  • Curriculum Planning

    Evidence-Based Scheduling With Daniel Pink

    The best-selling author explains why the order of the school day should look different for elementary and high school students.
    Laura Lee
  • Formative Assessment

    6 Tips for Managing the Feedback Workload

    Providing feedback is proven to increase student learning, and there are ways to make the work involved more manageable.
  • Curriculum Planning

    Finding High-Quality Math Tasks Online

    A guide to finding math work at every level of cognitive demand for elementary students, including problems that push their thinking.

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  • Social and Emotional Learning

    60-Second Strategy: Pom-Pom Jar

    Explicitly teaching and celebrating kindness is a simple yet powerful way to build a positive classroom culture.
  • Education Trends

    Collaboration in Personalized Learning

    Vermont educators are working on models of personalized learning that are built around relationships and connected to community needs.
  • Character Education

    The Benefits of Teaching Ethical Dilemmas

    Teaching ethics can not only help students become better decision-makers, but it can also help develop crucial academic and social and emotional competencies.
  • Teaching Strategies

    Teaching Students How to Ask for Help

    Students first need to recognize that they need help, and then they need to know that they’ll be supported when they ask for it.
  • Collaborative Learning

    60-Second Strategy: Cooperative Learning Roles

    Giving students randomly assigned roles in their group work helps ensure that they all participate.
  • Assistive Technology

    Say Hi to Milo, the Autism Robot

    Standing two feet tall and resembling a boy, Milo the robot is helping autistic students build social skills at a school in South Carolina.
  • Math

    From Concrete to Abstract—The Montessori Math Approach

    At an elementary school in South Carolina, tactile materials, color coding, and vocabulary changes help students grasp high-level math concepts.
  • Project-Based Learning

    A Research-Backed Science Curriculum

    Learning collaboratively through projects yields results for middle school students.
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  • New Teachers

    Curriculum Mapping Tips for New Teachers

    How to go about developing a curriculum that takes into account both your students’ abilities and the initiatives of your building and district.
  • Curriculum Planning

    A Framework for Lesson Planning

    Using learning intentions and success criteria can help teachers ensure that their activities align with what they want students to know.
  • Student Engagement

    More Talking in World Language Classes

    Fostering an environment where it’s OK to make mistakes is step one in getting students to speak a new language.
  • Technology Integration

    Using Video Content to Amplify Learning

    New teachers often struggle with finding multiple ways for students to access course content, and video clips can help.