George Lucas Educational Foundation

K-12 Education Tips & Strategies That Work

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Social and Emotional Learning
Supporting Kids Through Times of Change

Ten ways to help children cope with tough transitions in school—whether you’re their teacher or their parent.

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Tap students’ leadership potential to help them form strong bonds with each other and with their school.

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Will students pass up academic help based on how their friends feel? A new study suggests they will.

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Money is available to help fund teachers’ professional trips. Here are some resources to help you find and apply for grants and fellowships.

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Crafting strong arguments requires students to truly grapple with evidence that doesn’t fit with their ideas.

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Education Equity
Can Equity Be Taught?

In a rapidly diversifying district with a largely white teaching force, how do you foster mutual trust and understanding? Send teachers to school.

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For teachers looking to incorporate Memorial Day into lessons, here are some of the best resources from around the internet.

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A row of kids work at computers in their class.

Checking for understanding is good for both students and teachers. We’ve rounded up a variety of digital tools to help you do it.

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Standing on a boat overlooking a sea of ice

Money is available to help fund teachers’ professional trips. Here are some resources to help you find and apply for grants and fellowships.

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A seasoned educator shares four ideas for supporting students who have suffered emotional trauma.

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A teacher works at the white board with a young boy.

We asked our community what makes teachers unforgettable. Here’s what they said.

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Some activities for creating a healthy classroom culture.

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A girl looks confidently at a math problem on the board.

Student Engagement
Bringing Joy to Math Class

Math doesn’t have to be tedious—see how one middle school math teacher encourages students to get excited about it.

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A Connecticut superintendent put teachers and students at the forefront of all decisions and transformed a district.

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