George Lucas Educational Foundation
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Teacher Development

The Power of Admitting What We Don’t Know

When you’re teaching a new subject or age group, use these six tips to tackle what you don’t know—and leverage what you do.
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Instructional Coaching

Coaching the Veteran Teacher

Guiding teachers who have years of experience takes sensitivity and a willingness to learn from them at the same time.
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Teacher Wellness

Building Resilience, Preventing Burnout

Whether you’re a new teacher or a veteran, try these tips for taking care of yourself and staying energized throughout...
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Classroom Management

Why I Don’t Have Classroom Rules

A high school teacher tries a classroom management experiment thinking it will fail. Years later, he’s still at it.
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Media Literacy

Turning Your Students Into Web Detectives

Five vetted resources students can use to separate truth from fiction online.
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Brain-Based Learning

Quick Classroom Exercises to Combat Stress

These brain breaks and focused-attention practices can help students cope with stress and trauma and focus on their learning.
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College Readiness

Teaching the College Essay

Your students can write argumentative essays, but they need additional guidance to produce standout personal narratives.
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Literacy

Using Find and Replace as a Writing Tool

This simple tool can highlight word and punctuation choices to help developing writers examine the mechanics of their writing.
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Learning Environments

A 7th Grade Teacher’s Shift to Flexible Seating

In her continuing efforts to improve her teaching, a middle school teacher moved from reworking the curriculum to updating her room.
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.
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Technology Integration

Tech Buddies: Building Technology Skills Through Peer Teaching

See the learning on both sides when fifth graders teach computer skills to first graders.
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Communication Skills

Oracy in the Classroom: Strategies for Effective Talk

School 21 develops confident students who can articulate their thoughts and learning with strategies like discussion guidelines and roles and structured talk tasks.
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Critical Thinking

Solving Real-World Issues Through Problem-Based Learning

The perfect problem connects content, student interest, and an authentic context.
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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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New Teachers

New Teachers: Fundamentals of Classroom Management

Resources for developing routines, fostering classroom community, managing disruptions, and building student relationships.
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Teacher Wellness

When Students Are Traumatized, Teachers Are Too

Trauma in students’ lives takes an emotional and physical toll on teachers as well. Experts weigh in on the best ways to cope.
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Creativity

Creativity on the Run: Apps That Support the Creative Process

Flashes of creative thought can be difficult for students to capture, so we rounded up a few apps that can help.
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Formative Assessment

Hit the Mark With Digital Media Exit Cards

Exit cards can be easy—and sometimes even fun—for students to create with a variety of digital tools.
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Teacher Wellness

9 Tips for Overcoming Classroom Stage Fright

Many teachers have a fight-or-flight response to being up at the front of the room. If that’s you, we can help.
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The Research Is In

A Troubling Side Effect of Praise

Young students who are praised for being smart are more likely to cheat, a new study finds.
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Classroom Management

Why I Don’t Have Classroom Rules

A high school teacher tries a classroom management experiment thinking it will fail. Years later, he’s still at it.
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Classroom Management

Positive Words Go a Long Way

Simple ways to frame what you say to students to encourage and empower them.
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Teacher Wellness

9 Tips for Overcoming Classroom Stage Fright

Many teachers have a fight-or-flight response to being up at the front of the room. If that’s you, we can help.
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Mental Health

Trauma-Informed Practices Benefit All Students

These practices can help kids build coping skills and self-efficacy—which are helpful whether they’ve experienced trauma or not.
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School Climate

Suspensions Don’t Teach

Restorative practices—an alternative to punitive justice—keep kids in school, where they can learn how their behavior...
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Social and Emotional Learning

Creating Buy-In for SEL at Your School

Seven suggestions for getting others at your school on board with social and emotional learning.
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Teacher Wellness

When Students Are Traumatized, Teachers Are Too

Trauma in students’ lives takes an emotional and physical toll on teachers as well. Experts weigh in on the best ways...
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