George Lucas Educational Foundation
Social and Emotional Learning
Myers Elementary School
Fostering Inclusion With a Student-Designed Sensory Path
When kids collaborated on making a sensory path for their school, what started as an occupational therapy zone became a welcoming, playful space that benefited all students.
60-Second Strategy: Math Partners
When kids explain their mathematical thinking to their peers, they learn there’s more to math than just the right answer.
Self-Paced Learning in the Early Elementary Grades
Blended, self-paced learning might seem out of reach in kindergarten, but it can work—and it doesn’t require an inappropriate amount of screen time.
60-Second Strategy: Peer Review
When students take charge of their own feedback, they learn to work with others in the room—and not just their friends.
Using Blended Learning to Teach Cursive
When teachers make the technology an integral part of their lessons instead of an extra, students get more personalized instruction.
Making Self-Paced Learning Work for Younger Kids
This differentiation approach frees teachers up to meet students’ needs. The result? Students only tackle material they’re ready for, and all students achieve mastery.
60-Second Strategy: Ask 3 Before Me
When students help each other in the classroom, they gain confidence and independence—and you get to keep on teaching.