George Lucas Educational Foundation

Stacey Goodman

Artist and educator from Oakland, California.

Stacey Goodman is a teaching artist living in the Bay Area. In addition to teaching new media and filmmaking, his teaching practice focuses on bringing contemporary and socially engaged art into the classroom. Stacey currently teaches 9-12 grade at the Athenian School in Danville, California.

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  • Arts Integration

    The Impact of a Visiting Artist Program

    It can benefit students well beyond arts classes, function as an in-place field trip, and strengthen your school’s ties to parents and the community.
  • College Readiness

    A Career in the Arts? Let’s Get Real

    Supporting students who are interested in following this path.
  • Parent Partnership

    When Your Child Has a Mediocre Teacher

    If the teacher isn’t great, you can help your kid take charge of their own learning.
  • Teacher Development

    The Risks of Guesstimating Homework Time

    Studies show that homework is ineffective beyond a certain amount per night.
  • Student Engagement

    Fuel Creativity in the Classroom With Divergent Thinking

    Teachers can inspire outside-the-box thinking for students by using problem-based learning, art, music, and inquiry-based feedback.
  • Collaborative Learning

    The Importance of Teaching Through Relationships

    What happens when students and teachers converse, share experiences, and participate in activities together.
  • Student Engagement

    Social Media Literacy: The 5 Key Concepts

    Edutopia blogger Stacey Goodman describes each key concept of media literacy, also explaing why it's important, as teachers, we know what they are.
  • Learning Environments

    Does Your Classroom Tell a Story?

    Bringing objects and props into your classroom can create a world of curiosity and wonder for you and your students.
  • Arts Integration

    7 Leadership Skills Fostered in Arts Education

    In addition to teaching skills such as organizing and public speaking, arts education encourages students to take risks and helps prepare them for becoming courageous leaders.
  • Arts Integration

    8 Living Artists Every Educator Should Know

    Teachers can inspire students by bringing the lives and works of contemporary artists into the classroom.
  • Arts Integration

    7 Ways Art Supports Interdisciplinary Work

    Art can shake us out of complacency, introduce abstract ways of thinking, and help us imagine the impossible.
  • Maker Education

    A Maker Movement for a World Beyond Things

    What about the makers who give us poetry, mathematics, philosophy, and dance? Students need opportunities to explore making beyond materialism.
  • Arts Integration

    Creating an Ecology of Wonder

    From modeling curiosity to exploring big questions, check out these five tips for using art to cultivate imagination and wonder in your classroom.
  • Lesson Plans

    Lights, Cameras, Teach! Movie Making as a Lesson Planning Strategy

    Check out these seven ideas for bringing the creative juices of movie making into your teaching practice.
  • Student Engagement

    Using New Technology to Rediscover Traditional Ways of Learning

    Digital technology such as tablets can help teachers and students rediscover traditional ways of learning by using touch, movement, sound, and visuality.