George Lucas Educational Foundation
  • Teaching Strategies

    Helping Children With Special Needs Transition to Kindergarten

    Teacher-tested tips for preparing children in early childhood special education for kindergarten.
    Maddi Bodine
  • Professional Development

    Creating a Teacher-Driven Professional Development Program

    Teacher buy-in for a professional development program increases engagement and targets growth to their needs.
    Laura McCullough
  • Diversity

    Why Teachers of Color Matter for Students of Color to Succeed

    Research shows that having a teacher of color can help students of color reach better outcomes; but the benefits extend to all young people, preparing them to live and work in an increasingly diverse society.
  • School Leadership

    Increasing Teachers’ Effectiveness—Without Causing Burnout

    An elementary school principal explains how he prioritized professional development for teachers by embedding it in the master schedule.

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  • Student Engagement

    Raising the Bar for Student Work

    Sharing high-quality examples from past students makes expectations for classwork tangible.
  • 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.
  • Mental Health

    Speaking Up on Teen Stress

    As schools look for guidance into the rise in high school stress, teens and educators share their insights.
  • Brain-Based Learning

    The Science Behind Brain Breaks

    Research shows that breaks can provide more than rest. Use them to boost creativity, cognitive function, and social skills.
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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.