George Lucas Educational Foundation
Explore and share tips, strategies, and resources for helping students develop in prekindergarten.
The Research Is In
4 Tips for Using Stories in the Early Grades
A look at what the research tells us about sharing stories with kids in preschool and kindergarten.
7 Teacher-Tested Hacks For Elementary Classrooms
Teachers post great ideas on Instagram for everything from keeping your room clean to getting kids moving. We’ve collected a few, plus hashtags you should follow.
Giving the Gift of Literacy
When parents ask for reading suggestions for their kids, here’s a handy list you can share, broken down by grade.
How Learning Happens
Learning Problem Solving and Growth Mindset in a Makerspace
Makerspaces build students’ cognitive abilities while fostering independence, perseverance, and self-regulation.
Culturally Responsive Teaching
Creating a Diverse Classroom Library
An interaction with a student prompts an elementary teacher to revamp her classroom library to make it more inclusive.
Making an Event out of Art
After celebrating her school’s 20th annual Arts Week, an elementary school teacher shares how to put on an event like this.
Social and Emotional Learning
Building a Strong Community of Young Learners
An elementary teacher reflects on what grief taught her about the value of social and emotional learning and seeing the whole child.
Building a Supportive Classroom Community in Early Childhood
Preventing bullying in the early grades starts with fostering an environment that is safe for all students.
Teaching Self-Regulation in the Early Grades
Activating young students’ natural bodily rhythms helps them regulate their nervous systems and prepare for learning.
Pairing older elementary students with younger ones for community reading time has benefits for both groups.