George Lucas Educational Foundation

K-12 Education Tips & Strategies That Work

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A second-grade teacher explains how she got rid of mandatory homework—and the surprising results she found when she did.

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Check out four best practices for teaching writing that can help you improve student learning without creating a mountain of grading work.

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Resources for developing routines, fostering classroom community, managing disruptions, and building student relationships.

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Project-Based Learning
A Starter’s Guide to PBL Fieldwork

Five tips to help you get started with taking students out for fieldwork—a powerful component of project-based learning.

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Discover kernels—simple, quick, and reliable ways to deal with behavior challenges.

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A teacher reconsiders one of his students in light of recent findings on how adults perceive black girls.

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Supercharging the Classroom: Using Technology to Support Personalized Learning

Sal Khan founded a school on the same principles of personalization that drove the success of his YouTube tutorials.

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A classroom designer walks you through the process of redesigning your room, with videos to inspire you.

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Resources for developing routines, fostering classroom community, managing disruptions, and building student relationships.

142,595 views
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In the past two decades, autism diagnoses have soared—but new research shows that girls have frequently been overlooked, leaving them without crucial support.

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Classroom Management
Responding to Disruptive Students

Negative attention doesn’t help difficult students change their ways, but teachers can alter classroom dynamics through this exercise.

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Our brains are wired to forget, but there are research-backed strategies you can use to make your teaching stick.

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Interest-Based Learning
Genius Hour in Elementary School

A teacher shares what she did and what she learned when she implemented Genius Hour in her fifth-grade class.

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