George Lucas Educational Foundation

Alyssa Nucaro


I am certified English, Math and Special Education teacher located in Tennessee. I serve children in urban areas, and I have had a passion for teaching ever since I can remember. I am currently completing my PhD in Educational Research at the University of Memphis. I am interested in Affect Theory, Arts-Based Research, and Post-Qualitative Research. I am a member of the University of Memphis's Qualitative Inquiry Circle and participated in New Memphis's Embark and Teach Plus Policy Fellowship.


  • Character Education

    The Value of Compassion in Teaching

    Four simple ways to model and promote compassion, which is especially important for students with adverse childhood experiences.
  • Classroom Management

    Positive Words Go a Long Way

    Simple ways to frame what you say to students to encourage and empower them.

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