George Lucas Educational Foundation

K-12 Education Tips & Strategies That Work

A high school student shares a smile with her teacher.

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

A black female high school student looks out a window

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

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 young student does classwork in pen.

You can have students use an old technology—ballpoint pens—to keep their mistakes and revisions, and their learning, visible.

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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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Illustration of an eyeball looking out from a computer screen

A primer for ensuring that students’ personal information remains confidential on social media.

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Get a roundup of educational grants, contests, awards, free toolkits, and classroom guides aimed at helping students, classrooms, schools, and communities. Check this page weekly to get the latest updates!

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A light-filled classroom corner

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

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Illustration of a girl standing on a hill holding a kite

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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A slide from the writer's Splat PowerPoint lessons

Using simple images, the Splat! lessons teach a range of math concepts at different levels of difficulty. Download 50 free lessons.

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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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Four crumpled balls of paper and a lit light bulb illustrate the idea that success comes after failures.

Social and Emotional Learning
A Classroom Full of Risk Takers

State teachers of the year explain how they make students feel safe enough to take risks—and then push them to do so.

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