George Lucas Educational Foundation

Schools That Work

Mount Desert Elementary

Public, Rural
Grades K-8
Northeast Harbor, ME
  • Social and Emotional Learning

    How to Get Students Ready for Learning

    Teachers at Mount Desert Elementary School in Northeast Harbor, Maine, use proven Responsive Classroom techniques—such as relationship-building morning meetings and engaging student-led activities—to get students focused and ready to learn.
  • Social and Emotional Learning

    Getting Students Ready for Learning

    Responsive Classroom techniques, such as relationship-building morning meetings and engaging student-led activities, get students focused and ready to learn.
  • Differentiated Instruction

    Instruction Tailored to Students’ Needs and Interests

    At Mount Desert Elementary School, differentiated instruction offers customized learning for each student, increasing its relevance and impact.
  • Social and Emotional Learning

    Resources and Downloads for SEL Classroom Management

    Educators from Mount Desert Elementary School in Northeast Harbor, Maine, have shared a some social and emotional learning tools, and we've gathered some of our favorite resources as well.
    Doug Keely
  • Social and Emotional Learning

    How More Social and Emotional Learning (and Less Academics) Actually Builds Academic Success

    Elementary school principal Scott McFarland explains why helping children relax and self-regulate also helps them become better students.