George Lucas Educational Foundation
  • Student Engagement

    5 Must-Haves for Your Middle School Classroom Library

    Choosing the right materials for your classroom library can boost engagement and cultivate a habit of reading for pleasure.
    Rachel Fuhrman
  • Social & Emotional Learning (SEL)

    How to Spot Signs of Hidden Distress in Young Students

    It’s important for preschool teachers to be able to recognize when students need emotional support—even if they seem to be doing fine.
  • Literacy

    Extending Penmanship Lessons Beyond Elementary School

    Working to improve their handwriting can help middle school students improve their reading and writing skills as well.
  • Assessment

    How to Get Students to Focus on Learning—Not Grades

    With a few shifts in the classroom, teachers can encourage students to pay more attention to the skills they are building than to a number or letter score.
  • Project-Based Learning (PBL)

    Having Students Learn by Teaching

    When high school students present a lesson, they actively engage in learning and grow their research, organizational, and speaking skills.
  • Brain-Based Learning

    4 Steps to Build Schoolwide Capacity in the Science of Learning

    The science of learning encompasses findings in several fields, and these steps help demystify it and encourage gradual adoption—one strategy at a time.
  • Administration & Leadership

    How School Leaders Can Support Effective Professional Development

    A professional development specialist and a principal describe how they work together to ensure that PD is meaningful.
  • Inquiry-Based Learning

    Cultivating Curiosity Among Older Students

    Small, daily shifts in the way middle and high school teachers ask questions can boost student engagement.
  • Assessment

    7 Tips for Creating Motivating Assessments

    Teachers can take small actions to ensure that the tests they give build students’ confidence, refine skills, and encourage independence.
  • Student Wellness

    How Schools Are Reframing Gym Class to Be More Engaging

    A series of small shifts can make physical education more welcoming and help reluctant students warm up to the idea of getting and staying active.

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