George Lucas Educational Foundation
  • Social and Emotional Learning

    Using the Arts to Promote SEL

    Arts-infused social and emotional learning activities help elementary students build emotional awareness, focus, and empathy.
    Elizabeth Peterson
  • 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.
    Elena Spathis
  • MATH

    60-Second Strategy: 3-Read Protocol

    Demystify math word problems with this simple technique that helps kids see the story beyond the numbers.
  • Learning Environments

    Decluttering Your Classroom

    Thoughtful reflection will help you make decisions about what to keep and what to discard in your classroom.

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  • Differentiated Instruction

    Station Rotation: Differentiating Instruction to Reach All Students

    Rotation stations allow students to learn in a range of modalities, while making differentiation manageable for one teacher.
  • Teacher Collaboration

    Knowing Every Child Through Index Card Rosters

    By regularly reviewing students’ behavior and learning as a team, teachers can ensure that every student is seen, supported, and celebrated.
  • Brain-Based Learning

    Why Highlighting Is Ineffective

    A common studying technique—highlighting text—can make students develop a false sense of mastery.
  • Social and Emotional Learning

    60-Second Strategy: Shout Outs

    Nurture a positive, supportive atmosphere in your classroom with fun and fast peer shout-outs.
Teacher Development

How to Become and Remain a Transformational Teacher

David Cutler

  • Literacy

    Every Student Can Be a Poet

    Five easy-to-implement strategies to make poetry writing accessible and fun for all students.
  • Teaching Strategies

    The Research on Early Childhood Math

    In a recent book, developmental psychologists and teachers discuss the best approaches to math education in the early grades.
  • 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.
  • Teaching Strategies

    How to Use Play for Learning

    Play-based learning helps engage elementary students in their education and has cognitive, physical, social, and emotional benefits.