George Lucas Educational Foundation
What strategies really work to involve students in their own learning? Discover and share ideas.
One Quick Thing
A brief daily sharing exercise can help young students build a sense of community and the confidence to participate in class.
Honing Students’ Speaking Skills
Some guidelines for teaching all students to speak credibly and confidently—an essential skill for college and career success.
A Recipe for Inspiring Lifelong Learning
A veteran teacher reflects on his quest to inspire intrinsic motivation and curiosity in his students.
The Power of Sharing Your Story With Students
Revealing imperfections and showing vulnerability connects teachers to students—and students to deeper engagement.
Social and Emotional Learning
A Funny Side of Literacy
Analyzing puns builds critical thinking, literacy, and social and emotional skills.
Guiding Students to Be Independent Learners
Three strategies for helping students become self-motivating and take charge of their learning.
What Failing Students Want Us to Remember
By seeing students as more than their grades, we can enable them to reach their potential.
Secret Admirers and Classroom Management
A simple activity can reduce friction in a classroom by guiding students to focus on each other’s strengths.
Cranking Teaching Strategies Up to Awesome
“Surprise and delight” is a core student engagement strategy at this school—built into both the instruction and the building’s design.
Building a 21st-Century Learning Space
A community raised $6 million to construct an innovative 30,000-square-foot facility complete with makerspaces and learning labs.