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

  • School Climate

    How to Improve Students With Disabilities’ Sense of Belonging

    By focusing on play, schools are finding ways to bring students with and without disabilities together, to the benefit of both groups.
  • Online Learning

    Distance Learning FAQ: Solving Teachers’ and Students’ Common Problems

    Lessons learned from problems during remote learning can help inform teaching and learning this fall.
  • School Leadership

    4 Ways to Celebrate High School Graduation This Year

    With coronavirus school closures extending into the fall, districts are coming up with clever alternatives to give seniors the graduation ceremony they deserve.
  • 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.
  • Family Engagement

    DIY Ways to Meet a Child's Sensory Needs at Home

    Occupational therapists and trauma-informed teachers weigh in on how to create sensory tools and spaces with what you have at home.
  • 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.
  • Social and Emotional Learning

    13 Powerful SEL Activities

    Build social and emotional skills into any class.
  • 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. 
  • 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.
  • 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.