George Lucas Educational Foundation

Laurel Schwartz

Education Consultant

Laurel Schwartz has been an educator for over a decade as a high school social studies teacher and a school leader at district and charter public schools in New York; Boston; Oakland, California; and Washington, DC. She has a BA from the University of Pittsburgh, an MST in secondary social studies teaching from Pace University, and an EdM in school leadership from Harvard Graduate School of Education. Laurel is currently based in Washington, DC, where she works as an education consultant.


  • Field Trips

    Teaching Target Language Vocabulary With Micro Field Trips

    For both English learners and world language students, getting out of the classroom can make learning new words more engaging.
  • English-Language Learners

    Helpful Online Resources for Teaching ELLs

    Websites and teacher-created videos make content more accessible for English language learners—whether they’re in the classroom or at home.
  • Online Learning

    What Teachers in China Have Learned in the Past Month

    An American whose classroom in Beijing is now online shares what she and her team have learned since the coronavirus hit, just as U.S. teachers make the same shift.
  • Teaching Strategies

    Making Learning Relevant With Case Studies

    The open-ended problems presented in case studies give students work that feels connected to their lives.

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