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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Maker Education

Teaching Middle Schoolers to Patent Their Creations

See what the students in one maker ed program learned by working through the patent process.
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Media Literacy

Teaching Why Facts Still Matter

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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Digital Citizenship

How Much Screen Time? That’s the Wrong Question

Instead of obsessing over the quantity of screen time, we should focus on improving the quality of it.
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Education Equity

Gender Equity in the Classroom

Some ideas on how to minimize gender bias in our teaching practice and curriculum.
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Social and Emotional Learning

Negativity Jammers

Ten techniques that help students control their emotions.
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20 Indispensable High School Reads

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

‘The Anger Pushed Me Through’: On Founding a School

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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Student Engagement

Encouraging Students to Own Their Work

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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Growth Mindset

Helping Struggling Students Build a Growth Mindset

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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