George Lucas Educational Foundation

Emelina Minero

Assistant Editor

As an assistant editor at Edutopia, I write journalistic articles covering a range of topics. My passion lies in equity and bringing awareness and resources to groups that have less access.

I believe strongly in all forms of education. It's through education that we broaden our minds and open our hearts to ourselves and others.

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Posts

  • Education Equity

    Reflections on Becoming More Culturally Responsive

    Participants in a program on culturally responsive teaching practices share what they’ve learned about themselves—and how their teaching has changed as a result.
  • Social and Emotional Learning

    Teaching Consent to Elementary Students

    Teaching consent in the elementary grades means using nonsexual situations to guide students to assert and respect boundaries.
  • Literacy

    6 Elementary Reading Strategies That Really Work

    Strategies like choral reading and ear reading improve students’ reading fluency, expand their vocabulary, and increase their confidence.
  • Teacher Wellness

    When Students Are Traumatized, Teachers Are Too

    Trauma in students’ lives takes an emotional and physical toll on teachers as well. Experts weigh in on the best ways to cope.
  • Social and Emotional Learning

    10 Powerful Community-Building Ideas

    Strategies for ensuring that students in every grade feel like they’re part of the classroom community.
  • Assessment

    Do No-Zero Policies Help or Hurt Students?

    No-zero policies spur serious—and productive—debate among teachers. We look at the big insights on both sides of the argument. 
  • Social and Emotional Learning

    13 Powerful SEL Activities

    Build social and emotional skills into any class.
  • STEM

    12 Inspiring STEM Books for Girls

    Science, technology, engineering, and math are more important than ever, so we’ve put together a list of books to encourage girls to persevere in these subjects.
  • Teacher Wellness

    With Student Trauma, It’s OK to Set Boundaries

    Student trauma impacts teachers, too. Taking care of yourself isn’t a luxury—it’s a necessity.
  • Literacy

    Driving Deep Reading Comprehension in K–5

    This five-phase reading strategy exposes every student to challenging texts—and has dramatically improved reading comprehension at a school in the Bronx.
  • Collaborative Learning

    Group Work That Works

    Educators weigh in on solutions to the common pitfalls of group work.
  • Communication Skills

    Talking in Class

    Strategies for developing confident speakers who can share their thoughts and learning.
  • Math

    7 Real-World Math Strategies

    We asked our audience how they’re using the real world to teach math and compiled their most intriguing responses.
  • Literacy

    A Game-Changing Practice Fuses Math and Literacy

    A program that scaffolds math with reading and writing has a formerly struggling elementary school in the Bronx dramatically outperforming the state in math.
  • Family Engagement

    5 Strategies for a Successful Parent-Teacher Conference

    Parent-teacher conferences don’t have to be such a headache. Educators weigh in on how to solve common problems.