George Lucas Educational Foundation
What strategies really work to involve students in their own learning? Discover and share ideas.
Encouraging Persistence in Math
Weekly open-ended math tasks can pique students’ interest, leading them to take risks and develop a growth mindset.
Guiding Students to Drive Their Curriculum
A structured framework for engaging middle school students in planning out their own lines of inquiry.
A Community of Readers in Middle School
After using whole-class novels that failed to engage students, a teacher finds the benefits of letting them choose what to read.
Putting Students in Charge of Their Learning
Giving students choices and the means to assess their progress fosters metacognition and independence.
Bringing All Students Into Discussions
Techniques for fostering meaningful class discussions by getting even reluctant students to share their insights.
Engaging Novice World Language Learners
Using target language videos, news articles, music, and more can spark engagement even with students who are just getting started.
Grammar: The Skunk at the Garden Party
Students may wish grammar would go away, but there are ways to deepen their engagement.
Preserving the Early Excitement of STEAM
An educator argues for keeping the creative spark of primary school STEAM education as students move into middle school.
Crafting Feedback That Leads to Learning
Five techniques for giving feedback that helps students improve their work.
Building a Bridge to a Place of Belonging
At a school in Norway, a program connects Norwegians and immigrants for pizza and games—with benefits for both groups.