George Lucas Educational Foundation


You'll find practical classroom strategies and tips from real educators, as well as lesson ideas, personal stories, and innovative approaches to improving your teaching practice. If you have any thoughts or comments about these articles, please don't hesitate to let us know.

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Teacher Development

The Power of Vulnerability in Professional Development

Sharing your students' work with your peers fuels incredible professional growth.
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Critical Thinking

4 Tips on Teaching Problem Solving (From a Student)

A student shares her insights into the most important skill you can teach. (Hint: It’s not perseverance.)
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Teacher Wellness

4 Powerful Mindsets for Turning Stress Into a Positive Force

Kelly McGonigal—Stanford psychologist, award-winning teacher, and author of the book The Upside of Stress—shares ideas for avoiding burnout and boosting resilience.
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School Leadership

Process Improvement in the Substitute Teacher Office

Administrators can practice the technique of process improvement by starting with just one task—sourcing substitutes.
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Teacher Wellness

Why I’ll Keep Teaching, Despite the Hardships

A special education teacher reflects on leaving Chicago Public Schools.
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Classroom Technology

Using Technology in Your Humanities Classroom

When to use computers and internet resources—and when not to.
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Pause, Refocus, Assess: Meditation in the Classroom

As a classroom practice, meditation can help students strengthen their self-regulation and their focus on coursework. It also boosts their overall health, reduces negative feelings, and fosters compassion.
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10 Innovative Learning Stations That Get Students Reading

Re-energize your student readers with these super-smart, tech-savvy learning stations.
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Parent Partnership

15 Questions to Replace “How Was School Today?”

These questions will help you draw out important information from your kids.
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Bullying Prevention

What Is Identity-Based Bullying—and How Can I Stop It?

An introduction to a particularly destructive form of bullying—and three things you can do to address it.
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