George Lucas Educational Foundation

K-12 Education Tips & Strategies That Work

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Jose Luis Navarro, a principal and former California Teacher of the Year, shares his struggles and successes working with disadvantaged students in Los Angeles.

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Bringing choice into your classroom helps you give your students chances to create work that matters to them.

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Family Engagement
Home Visits 101

Home visits can be a valuable tool for increasing parents’ involvement in their kids’ education. Here’s how you can get started.

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Veteran researchers present five strategies—like maintaining success files and allowing choice—to help struggling students develop a positive attitude needed for success.

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A collection of ideas to consider as you work to fuel your students’ curiosity.

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Learn how executive skills—like working memory and cognitive flexibility—play an essential role in reading.

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Brain-Based Learning
The Tyranny of Being On Task

Students need periodic breaks to ease brain strain, and the perceived demand that they should always be on task is unrealistic.

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A teacher helps students consider the perspectives of others.

Help your students understand the perspectives of other people with these tried-and-tested methods.

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A stylized illustration showing students’ minds as they talk to each other

Veteran researchers present five strategies—like maintaining success files and allowing choice—to help struggling students develop a positive attitude needed for success.

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photograph of elementary school students reading from books

Learn how executive skills—like working memory and cognitive flexibility—play an essential role in reading.

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Culturally Responsive Teaching
Resources for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

A collection of lesson plans, curricula, and multimedia resources for teaching the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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A veteran English teacher on the importance of choice, plus three tactics to keep high school readers engaged.

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An illustration of five students flying through the sky like superheroes, holding paint brushes, science molecules, a planet, panels, and a rocket.

A collection of ideas to consider as you work to fuel your students’ curiosity.

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