George Lucas Educational Foundation

K-12 Education Tips & Strategies That Work

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Guiding your students to get the most out of digital portfolios takes careful planning, and we have ideas to help you get started.

Middle school students discuss math problems written on a blackboard.

Middle school students worked through problems beyond their grade level when the teacher didn’t tell them it was high school math.

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In a class where every student has a laptop, there’s still an argument to be made for keeping a pen-and-paper journal.

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These techniques foster independence and show students how to help themselves—and their peers—understand and complete tasks.

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A teen girl examines a plant in class.

Project-based learning with these guidelines from the United Nations gives students a local and global focus for their work.

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A teacher engages his students in a math lesson.

When we asked our community for their best classroom management practices, over 700 ideas rolled in.

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Ideas on how to guide students to the knowledge and experience they need to act responsibly online.

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A teacher and students gather around a table in their classroom.

A handful of tips to help teachers ease into PBL without getting overwhelmed.

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Social and Emotional Learning
The Power of Being Seen

How well do you know your students? In a Nevada school, a simple strategy pushes teachers to look beyond the lessons.

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These brain breaks and focused-attention practices can help students cope with stress and trauma and focus on their learning.

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A teacher in class rubs her temples and looks down at her desk.

Some assumptions can negatively impact your teaching practice. We have a few tips to combat three common ones.

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A teacher and student discuss the student’s work.

A format that provides students with personalized feedback and works to keep them from focusing solely on their grade.

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