George Lucas Educational Foundation
  • After-School Learning

    ‘The Human Connection Is Everything’: Dave Eggers on What He’s Learned From Tutoring Students

    A new book details how a tutoring center movement that Eggers started almost 20 years ago works to spark students’ creativity.
    Tom Berger
  • Personal Learning Network

    Using Social Media to Build a Personal Learning Network

    More and more teachers are taking to Twitter and Facebook to share ideas and strategies with peers throughout the country.
    Danielle Mancinelli
  • 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.
  • Formative Assessment

    A Way to Increase Students’ Independence in Learning

    When feedback originates with students, they can assess their current understanding and see what they need to do to improve.

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  • Mental Health

    Students Tackle Life's Challenges Together

    Facing stress and frustrations from school, parents, and relationships, students turn to peer counselors for help.
  • Assessment

    60-Second Strategy: Bean Critique

    A simple way to get students talking positively about their peers’ work—and thinking about how they might improve their own.
  • Assessment

    Making (Low-Stakes) Practice Tests More Effective

    Practice tests not only help surface gaps in knowledge—they also strengthen memory.
  • The Research Is In

    Why Recess Should Never Be Withheld as Punishment

    Experts argue that recess is necessary for a child's social and academic development, and skipping it as punishment for misbehavior or to accommodate more seat time is a serious mistake.
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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.