George Lucas Educational Foundation

K-12 Education Tips & Strategies That Work

Students and teachers at the author’s school sit at a table to discuss a project.

Project-based learning aligns with and enhances the College, Career, and Civic Life Framework for Social Studies State Standards.

A young girl chews gum on a school bus.

An argument for keeping hard rules to a minimum.

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Project-based learning ideas that have your students collaborate with peers around the world and apply their learning to make a difference.

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Professional Development
Best Education Podcasts 2017

Teachers, psychologists, and authors bring you handy tips and big-picture takes on the state of education in these eight podcasts.

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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 high school teacher stands before her students and speaks while they listen.

Community building in the classroom starts on day one. Try these strategies to begin forging strong relationships.

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Three students discuss work on a computer and a tablet as they build an app.

Coding in the Classroom
The Impact of Student-Created Apps

Building apps teaches teens far more than just computer skills—they also learn social entrepreneurship and gain self-confidence.

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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 colorful classroom with couches, collapsible desks, and scoop chairs

K–8 educators from across the country give you a peek at their classrooms—and explain how they managed the transformations.

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Interested in switching to flexible seating? Get funding ideas, helpful tips, and how-to photos from the pros—your fellow high school teachers.

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A young girl is deeply engaged in reading in a class full of students.

Metacognition helps readers analyze texts as they read, and it’s a skill you can teach your students.

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A new study finds that a simple writing exercise can improve students’ math outcomes.

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Culturally Responsive Teaching
Getting to Know Students Deeply

Teachers can improve outcomes and build equity in the classroom by listening closely to their students. Here are six ways to do that.

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Teacher Wellness
It’s OK to Say No

Sometimes teachers take on so much work that they lose their sense of purpose. Here are a few steps you can take to avoid that.

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