George Lucas Educational Foundation
  • Online Learning

    4 Tips for Productive Online Discussions

    A debate coach with experience guiding virtual discussions explains how to get students to engage with each other and with the course content.
    John Ng
  • The Research Is In

    On Standardized Tests, Students Face an ‘Online Penalty’

    Switching from paper to online standardized tests caused significant drops in students’ scores—and vulnerable students were hurt the worst.
    Youki Terada
  • Mental Health

    How to Respond When a Student Acts Out

    Research shows that disciplining a child when they’re in the middle of an emotional outburst isn’t effective. Try these strategies instead.
  • Family Engagement

    How to Coach Parents Who Are Teaching at Home

    Many parents and guardians felt overwhelmed in supporting their student’s learning during the pandemic—these strategies can help.

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  • Assessment

    Making (Low-Stakes) Practice Tests More Effective

    Practice tests not only help surface gaps in knowledge—they also strengthen memory.
  • Blended Learning

    How to Make Effective Videos for Learning

    Instructional videos can help students learn at their own pace and free up time for teachers to support students individually.
  • Online Learning

    Keeping Students Engaged in Digital Learning

    Whether you’re new to teaching online or a veteran, these six tips can help you make sure your students stay connected and immersed in learning.
  • Curriculum Planning

    Deepening Learning With Understanding by Design

    Learners benefit when teachers intentionally plan their units backward—starting with the desired outcome.
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  • Environmental Education

    Making the Most of Compost

    Don’t throw that banana peel in the trash! Use a school compost bin to foster project-based learning across subjects and grade levels.
  • Communication Skills

    Learning to Interview Builds a Range of Communication Skills

    Tips from the PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs help students develop skills that are useful across the curriculum and in project-based learning—both now and when they are back in schools.
  • Project-Based Learning

    How Teachers Can Support PBL at Home

    Tips and projects that teachers can share with parents and caregivers to guide children in any grade through project-based learning—with or without technology.
  • Project-Based Learning

    3 Common PBL Problems—and Solutions

    Ideas for how to overcome issues that teachers new to project-based learning frequently encounter.