George Lucas Educational Foundation

David Tow

CA Teacher-Research with a passion for experimentation

I'm an English, history, philosophy, and environmental leadership teacher in Northern California. I have a keen interest in using the classroom as a laboratory to experiment in new activities, assessments, procedures, and really anything else that establishes students as the center of the system.

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  • Literacy

    Reframing How We Assess Student Writing

    The work of assessing writing assignments can be shared with students, creating a critical learning opportunity for them.
  • Education Trends

    Increasing Career Paths for Teachers

    A veteran with a decade in the classroom reflects on the professional trajectories available to teachers.
  • Mental Health

    In High School, the Kids Are Not All Right

    With social and academic pressure mounting, a teacher shares what he’s learned about tracking his students’ mental well-being.
  • Classroom Management

    Why I Don’t Have Classroom Rules

    A high school teacher tries a classroom management experiment thinking it will fail. Years later, he’s still at it.

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