George Lucas Educational Foundation
  • Assessment

    Creating Meaningful Grading Policies

    A simple three-step process to design objectives, measurements, and consequences of a grading practice.
    Andrew Ford
  • Literacy

    A Handy Strategy for Teaching Theme

    Analyzing the themes in a literary work can be tricky for students, but a simple formula can scaffold the process.
    Zach Wright
  • Social and Emotional Learning

    60-Second Strategy: Community Circles

    An opening and closing exercise where every student contributes is a way to ensure that they all feel seen and heard in the classroom.
  • Game-Based Learning

    Game-Based Learning in Middle School Math

    Working with teachers, researchers created free online math games that encourage students to persist in grappling with difficult concepts.

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  • Inquiry-Based Learning

    Putting Students in Charge of Their Learning Journey

    By leaving space in their lessons for authentic curiosity to take hold, teachers can enable deeper learning.
  • Blended Learning

    60-Second Strategy: Do Now Sheets

    A quick pen-and-paper warm-up activity helps teachers see that students are on track in a self-paced blended learning classroom.
  • Communication Skills

    Connecting Public Speaking to Critical Thinking

    In a forum where students present their learning so that an audience of their peers can question and build on it, everyone learns.
  • 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.
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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.