George Lucas Educational Foundation

Jessica Hamman

Founder and CEO of Glean Education

In my 15+ years in the education field, I’ve taught in K–12 and adult learning settings, in both public and private schools, teaching literacy, English literature, and ESL. I’ve taught in traditional and online classrooms.

I’ve taken my passion for online course design and paired it with my passion for bringing awareness about learning differences to the general education classroom with my latest venture, Glean Education, which aims to bring quality, expert-led, low-cost coursework to teachers so they can learn the skills they need to effectively reach all students in their classroom.

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  • Literacy

    8 Research-Backed Ways to Aid Struggling Emergent Readers

    Many kindergartners will pick up the foundational skills of reading relatively easily, but some will struggle. Here’s what the research says about how to support them.
  • Literacy

    What Teachers Should Know About Dysgraphia

    Students with dysgraphia have an unexpected difficulty with spelling and writing skills. Here are the red flags to look for, and ways to support these students.
  • Literacy

    5 Books for Understanding Reading Difficulties

    If you’re reading for something more serious than a beach read, here are a handful of books—including two for kids—that can help teachers work with struggling readers.
  • Assistive Technology

    Accommodating Students With Dyslexia

    These five easy-to-implement accommodations can make class less stressful and more manageable for students with dyslexia.
  • Literacy

    Creating a Dysgraphia-Friendly Classroom

    Six ways to support students with dysgraphia—a learning difference that affects a person’s ability to produce written work.
  • Literacy

    A Powerful Approach to Reading Instruction

    A research-based method of instruction that helps struggling readers is appropriate to use with all students.

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