George Lucas Educational Foundation

K-12 Education Tips & Strategies That Work

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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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Communication apps are breaking down barriers that have limited parent engagement in the past.

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Research-backed ideas on how to give meaningful praise to inspire and reinforce positive behavior.

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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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Students with traumatic experiences bring those experiences with them to school. These strategies can help foster a feeling of safety.

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A new book argues that everyone can be creative—and that creativity can be taught.

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

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

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

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