George Lucas Educational Foundation
  • Education Equity

    Thwarting Deficit Narratives in Math Class

    To counter societal messages about who is able to be successful in math, teachers can help all students recognize their math brilliance.
    Dylan Kane
  • Project-Based Learning

    3 Common PBL Problems—and Solutions

    Ideas for how to overcome issues that teachers new to project-based learning frequently encounter.
    John McCarthy
  • Classroom Management

    Social Contracts Foster Community in the Classroom

    When students and teachers collaborate to create shared behavior expectations, the whole class is invested in the norms.
  • Literacy

    How to Use Dictation in Spelling Instruction

    Though it’s sometimes seen as old-fashioned, dictation can be useful in teaching early elementary students to spell.

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  • Social and Emotional Learning

    Morning Meetings: Building Community in the Classroom

    Starting the day with this 15-minute activity helps students regulate their emotions and focus on the day’s learning.
  • World Languages

    The Benefits of Learning a Second Language

    It’s a myth that learning a new language interferes with a child’s development.
  • Collaborative Learning

    Learning on Their Feet

    Vertical learning—a framework for high quality group work—showcases student thinking for everyone to see.
  • MATH

    60-Second Strategy: 3-Read Protocol

    Demystify math word problems with this simple technique that helps kids see the story beyond the numbers.
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Teacher Development

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  • Project-Based Learning

    3 Common PBL Problems—and Solutions

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

    How to Set Up Rich Experiential Learning Units

    Two teachers who guided a project-based learning unit that included travel share how to replicate the deep engagement they saw without going anywhere.
  • Project-Based Learning

    5 Tips for Getting Started With PBL in Math Classes

    Pointers for middle and high school math teachers who have concerns about incorporating project-based learning in their classes.
  • Project-Based Learning

    How to Use a Play for Project-Based Learning

    Seventh graders staging an adaptation of A Christmas Carol work on literary and historical analysis as well as the design process.