George Lucas Educational Foundation

K-12 Education Tips & Strategies That Work

A still image from the video game Syrian Journey

A collection of games that teachers can use in class to explore issues around immigrants and refugees.

A boy does schoolwork on an iPad on a snow day.

Using digital tools to keep students on track even when they can’t get to school.

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A side profile of a black educator smiling. The background is out of focus, showing three other black educators standing.

A veteran educator shares his strategies for getting more black male teachers in front of black students.

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Social and Emotional Learning
Kindness: A Lesson Plan

Classroom activities and resources for developing a vital character trait.

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A young man studies in his room.

Spaced practice and retrieval practice can be hard—but they’re super effective learning strategies. Here’s how you can implement them.

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An elementary student and her teacher give each other a high-five at a table in a classroom.

Whether you want to increase student engagement or minimize your own stress, you’ll find ideas here.

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We asked our community which works of literature were must-reads for high schoolers. Here are your top picks.

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A student’s shoes stopped in front of the words Facts and Myths written on ground

When it seems as though politicians and others can’t agree on basic facts, it’s more important than ever to encourage our students to seek truth.

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Young girl lying down, smiling, in the grass with heart-shaped globe above her head.

Social and Emotional Learning
Kindness: A Lesson Plan

Classroom activities and resources for developing a vital character trait.

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photograph of a young girl reading a book

Seven strategies for helping readers become skilled comprehenders.

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An elementary student and her teacher give each other a high-five at a table in a classroom.

Whether you want to increase student engagement or minimize your own stress, you’ll find ideas here.

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A young girl lies on her back, relaxing on the grass.

The research shows that mindfulness reduces student stress and even improves academic outcomes.

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Social and Emotional Learning
Negativity Jammers

Ten techniques that help students control their emotions.

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