George Lucas Educational Foundation

Paul France

Elementary School Teacher

Paul Emerich France is a National Board–certified teacher and author of Reclaiming Personalized Learning. He spent three years in Silicon Valley opening schools for personalized learning and now works in Chicago, teaching third grade and sharing his stories of making learning personal. Paul has been published in ASCD’s Educational Leadership, Literacy Today, and EdSurge. Find him on Instagram.

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  • Online Learning

    3 Tips for Humanizing Digital Pedagogy

    An elementary teacher who has worked for an edtech start-up argues that it’s important now—with teachers and students working separately—to promote reflection and social connection as tools for learning.
  • School Climate

    Supporting LGBTQ Students in Elementary School

    Three strategies elementary school teachers can use to foster a sense of inclusion for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer students.
  • Teaching Strategies

    What Does a Million Look Like?

    An effort to help third graders visualize large numbers turns into an ambitious project to build a model of a million.
  • Education Trends

    Personalized Learning Isn’t About Tech

    The key is giving students the decision-making tools they need to shape their own learning experiences.
  • Differentiated Instruction

    3 Personalization Myths

    Misconceptions of what personalized learning entails may stop teachers from attempting this worthwhile practice.