George Lucas Educational Foundation
Owen Edwards is a former contributing editor for Edutopia and Smithsonian magazines.
Learning, Not Perfection, Should Be Our Educational Ideal
It's time to redefine student excellence and dispel old myths about the perfect student.
Social and Emotional Learning
Are Schools Responsible for Teaching Manners?
In the current high-stakes testing culture, math may trump teaching your children manners and social skills.
Teach Shakespeare However You Want -- Just Keep His Language Alive
Where there's Will, there's a way . . . to teach. Any approach that brings students to Shakespeare is worth trying, but in the end, the lingo's the thing.
What We Teach When We Teach About Sex
Abstinence-only education ignores a key factor when it comes to teens and sex -- nature.
Why We Should Learn Other Languages
Learning a language not one's own is still among the most powerful forces in education.
Life.com Chronicles the 20th Century
Life magazine's online photo archive enables teachers to bring a range of subjects into vivid focus.
The Games Pupils Play
Quest to Learn, a publicly funded school in New York, teaches entirely through games and hopes to open more of these Institutes of Play in the near future.
Can Electronic Reading Devices Replace Classroom Texts?
The popularity of such electronic reading devices as Amazon's Kindle may mean the arrival of digital texts in the classroom sooner than we think.
The Thrill of Accidental Learning -- and Teaching
Some of our best learning experiences are happy accidents, so how might that influence classroom teaching?
The Art and Craft of Language
Mastery of spelling is just the beginning of fluency in written communication.