George Lucas Educational Foundation
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School Leadership

Forging Stronger Bonds Across a District

Flash lessons get administrators out of their offices and into classrooms—and can strengthen their connections with teachers.
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Back to School

Relationships Matter More Than Rules

Community building in the classroom starts on day one. Try these strategies to begin forging strong relationships.
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Student Voice

When We Listen to Students

If you want to know how to reach, engage, and best teach your students, ask them. Here are example questions and tips...
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Readers Weigh In

7 Outstanding K–8 Flexible Classrooms

K–8 educators from across the country give you a peek at their classrooms—and explain how they managed the...
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Coding in the Classroom

The Impact of Student-Created Apps

Building apps teaches teens far more than just computer skills—they also learn social entrepreneurship and gain self-...
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Project-Based Learning

Using PBL to Meet C3 Social Studies Standards

Project-based learning aligns with and enhances the College, Career, and Civic Life Framework for Social Studies State Standards.
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Classroom Management

Rules and Routines in the Classroom

An argument for keeping hard rules to a minimum.
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PBL Planning

Real-World Applications of Classroom Learning

Project-based learning ideas that have your students collaborate with peers around the world and apply their learning to make a difference.
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Professional Development

Best Education Podcasts 2017

Teachers, psychologists, and authors bring you handy tips and big-picture takes on the state of education in these eight podcasts.
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Teacher Collaboration

Want to Improve a District? Let Teachers Lead the Way

A Connecticut superintendent put teachers and students at the forefront of all decisions and transformed a district.
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Learning Environments

The Sensory Room: Helping Students With Autism Focus and Learn

Imagine a safe space where students with autism can go to calm their bodies and then get back to the business of learning.
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Trading Places

Birmingham Covington: Building a Student-Centered School

Educators take on the role of guides and motivate students to direct their own learning.
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Social and Emotional Learning

13 Powerful SEL Activities

Build social and emotional skills into any class.
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Community Partnerships

The Big List of Educational Grants and Resources

Get a roundup of educational grants, contests, awards, free toolkits, and classroom guides aimed at helping students, classrooms, schools, and communities. Check this page weekly to get the latest updates!
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Classroom Management

Rules and Routines in the Classroom

An argument for keeping hard rules to a minimum.
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Readers Weigh In

7 Outstanding K–8 Flexible Classrooms

K–8 educators from across the country give you a peek at their classrooms—and explain how they managed the transformations.
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Readers Weigh In

High School Flexible Seating Done Right

Interested in switching to flexible seating? Get funding ideas, helpful tips, and how-to photos from the pros—your fellow high school teachers.
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Literacy

A Skill Strong Readers Share

Metacognition helps readers analyze texts as they read, and it’s a skill you can teach your students.
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Character Education

Doorways Into Activism

Books can give children an entry point to taking action in the outside world by providing examples of how to address bullying, bias, and injustice.
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Project-Based Learning

Using PBL to Meet C3 Social Studies Standards

Project-based learning aligns with and enhances the College, Career, and Civic Life Framework for Social Studies State Standards.
PBL Planning

Real-World Applications of Classroom Learning

Project-based learning ideas that have your students collaborate with peers around the world and apply their learning...
PBL Planning

Project-Based Learning in Colombia

An American educator reports on how the South American nation is using PBL.
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PBL Planning

Making Earth Day More Than Just a One-Day Celebration

Resources for connecting project-based learning to Earth Day—for students of all ages.
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Classroom Management

Rules and Routines in the Classroom

An argument for keeping hard rules to a minimum.
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Inquiry-Based Learning

Playful Inquiry for Elementary Students

Six suggestions for bringing a key idea from a Reggio Emilia–inspired school to your K–5 classroom.
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Back to School

Building Trust With Parents

Suggestions for how to make back-to-school night a hit for you and your students’ parents.
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Differentiated Instruction

A Reading List for Differentiated Instruction

You can find ideas on how to gear your teaching to meet the needs of all students even in works that aren’t explicitly...
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