George Lucas Educational Foundation

K-12 Education Tips & Strategies That Work

Students gather in a circle to discuss their writing.

You can get teens to work harder by giving them an audience they really care about—each other.

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A young woman uses a cardboard virtual reality headset.

Classroom Technology
Ripping Learning off the Page

Virtual reality headsets and 360-degree videos are cheap—or even free!—tools you can use to help students experience distant places and the lives of others.

Photo of Antwan Wilson, a black male educator smiling in a suit.

Washington, DC’s new chancellor stresses the importance of high expectations and wrap-around support for black students.

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A group of teachers discuss a project.

Professional Development
Deeper Learning—for Teachers

We can harness the engagement our students find in project-based learning in our own professional development.

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A young boy and girl work together with a microscope and an iPad.

Blended learning has the potential to transform the way teachers teach and students learn—if we take advantage of all that it offers

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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.

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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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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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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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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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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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photograph of a young girl reading a book

Seven strategies for helping readers become skilled comprehenders.

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Laying the Foundation for Emotional Intelligence

Social and Emotional Learning
13 Powerful SEL Activities

Build social and emotional skills into any class.

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A young boy and girl work together with a microscope and an iPad.

Blended learning has the potential to transform the way teachers teach and students learn—if we take advantage of all that it offers

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