George Lucas Educational Foundation

K-12 Education Tips & Strategies That Work

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Classroom Management
How to Remember Students’ Names

Instead of resorting to “Hey, you,” try these techniques for retrieving names.

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Social and Emotional Learning
An On-Site Advocate for Every Student

An argument for providing every student with a social-emotional and academic liaison.

A student discusses her work with her teacher.

Help your students develop their own voice in writing by focusing on details, word choice, and sentence fluency.

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School Leadership
Helping Teachers Thrive

Five ways principals can boost teachers’ resilience in the new year.

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.

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A young girl chews gum on a school bus.

An argument for keeping hard rules to a minimum.

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Several high school students seated at a table in discussion with an adult.

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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A young girl chews gum on a school bus.

An argument for keeping hard rules to a minimum.

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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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A classroom nook with a couch, armchair, and coffee table

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 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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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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