George Lucas Educational Foundation

K-12 Education Tips & Strategies That Work

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Tips for making the information schools share with students’ families more accessible for people of all abilities.

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Students can make gains in taking ownership of their work when they’re given access to their data around that work.

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Journalism—the first rough draft of history—reinforces information gathering, effective writing skills, and audience engagement.

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Mitch Resnick, one of the creators of Scratch, on why he thinks coding should be taught in all schools—it's not the reason you’d expect.

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A determined superintendent looks to transform student lives in his rural Kentucky hometown.

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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.

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EDhub: Building a 21st Century Space to Transform Learning

A community raised $6 million to construct an innovative 30,000-square-foot facility complete with makerspaces and learning labs.

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A rigorous intervention pushes students who might be satisfied with a D to aim higher.

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Learning Environments
3 Elementary Classroom Hacks

A teacher explains strategies she once used with first graders, with updates from her current perspective teaching fourth grade.

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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.

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

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Brain-Based Learning
How Metacognition Boosts Learning

Students often lack the metacognitive skills they need to succeed, but they can develop these skills by addressing some simple questions.

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Guidance for supporting students who have experienced trauma or grief and for coping with violence and disasters.

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