George Lucas Educational Foundation
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Digital Citizenship

New Times Call for a New Civics

After decades of decline, civics education may be staging a comeback as teachers help their students make sense of a heated political climate.
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Innovative Spaces

Climb Aboard: School Buses Reimagined

Mobile greenhouses, art studios, and makerspaces are traveling to underserved kids across the nation—salvaging vulnerable school programs and leveling the playing field to access.
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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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Education Equity

New Supreme Court Decision Benefits Students With IEPs

A lawyer breaks down the jargon around the recent Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District ruling and shows how it...
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Standardized Testing

Test Prep Doesn’t Have to Be Overwhelming

Help your students use technology and build their confidence—and teach them to speak the tests’ language.
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Project-Based Learning

Getting Started With Self-Organized Learning Environments

Tips for creating a more student-centered and collaborative classroom.
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Literacy

Building Choice Into Your Students’ Reading

Create a literacy-rich environment by putting a lot of books in front of your students.
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Literacy

Helping Students Find Their Writer’s Voice

Three exercises to get students writing with vivid detail—a key step to developing a distinctive style of their own.
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Student Engagement

The Student-Centered Math Class

Transform your math instruction with three strategies you can start using today.
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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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Learning Environments

The Sensory Room: Helping Students With Autism Focus & 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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Social and Emotional Learning

13 Powerful SEL Activities

Build social and emotional skills into any class.
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Teacher Collaboration

Analyze Student Work to Inform Instruction

Tailor your instruction by incorporating your peers’ feedback about student work.
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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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Mobile Learning

Using Math Apps to Increase Understanding

These 10 free or low-cost apps turn learning math into a game.
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Mental Health

Emotional Regulation for Kids With ADHD

Six brain-based strategies to help kids with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder build confidence, engagement, and focus.
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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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Differentiated Instruction

Teaching a Class With Big Ability Differences

Techniques for meeting the needs of students with diverse abilities and interests.
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Parent Partnership

What Autism Can Look Like

Autism can be confused with misbehavior. Here are three autism behaviors to look out for and tips on how to respond to them.
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Differentiated Instruction

Teaching a Class With Big Ability Differences

Techniques for meeting the needs of students with diverse abilities and interests.
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Differentiated Instruction

A Little Help With Your Homework

How to guide your students to self-differentiate their homework—without creating more work for yourself.
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Formative Assessment

Challenging Every Student in the Room

Easy ways to quickly gather student data every day—and how you can use it to reach all of your students, whether they’...
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Learning Environments

The Optimal Seating Plan? Letting Your Students Choose

Allowing students to move the furniture can help you differentiate instruction and give your students more agency in...
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Social and Emotional Learning

Academic Standards Require Social-Emotional Skills

An excerpt from an Aspen Institute report highlighting the close connection between social and emotional skills and college- and career-ready standards.
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Mental Health

Emotional Regulation for Kids With ADHD

Six brain-based strategies to help kids with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder build confidence, engagement, and...
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Social and Emotional Learning

Role-Play as an SEL Teaching Tool

Skills connected to social and emotional learning can be taught using situations drawn from students’ lives.
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Social and Emotional Learning

The Power of Collective Wisdom

Networking increases our chance of success in implementing social-emotional and character development programs.
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