George Lucas Educational Foundation

K-12 Education Tips & Strategies That Work

A student takes a vocabulary quiz.

Two vocabulary exercises that get students to make connections between words and explain their thinking.

A group of students collaborate on a project.

Tips for creating a more student-centered and collaborative classroom.

Illustration of a number of hands holding up books

Create a literacy-rich environment by putting a lot of books in front of your students.

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Students examine and write about an aquarium, a plant, and other things.

Three exercises to get students writing with vivid detail—a key step to developing a distinctive style of their own.

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A group of young students work on a math problem on a whiteboard as the teacher watches.

Transform your math instruction with three strategies you can start using today.

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Girl holding an American flag.

After decades of decline, civics education may be staging a comeback as teachers help their students make sense of a heated political climate.

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Two students test the fit of a suit of cardboard armor.

Students crafting cardboard suits of armor work on literacy, math, and collaboration skills.

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A girl looks at a math app on a tablet screen.

These 10 free or low-cost apps turn learning math into a game.

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An illustration of the circuits firing in a young person's brain.

Six brain-based strategies to help kids with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder build confidence, engagement, and focus.

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Young students are working at tables in a large multipurpose room with large colorful-shaped decorations hanging from the ceiling.

Educators take on the role of guides and motivate students to direct their own learning.

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Engaged students at work in a classroom

Techniques for meeting the needs of students with diverse abilities and interests.

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A young boy in black and white sees a colorful collection of crayons.

A lawyer breaks down the jargon around the recent Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District ruling and shows how it benefits students.

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Confident students taking a test.

A neurologist shares ideas for beating stress before and during test time.

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A boy works on the floor in his class.

These students work while standing, kneeling—some of them even sit in chairs.

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