George Lucas Educational Foundation
Social and Emotional Learning
Schools That Work
Two Rivers Public Charter School
Grades pre-K to 8
What makes this a SCHOOL THAT WORKS
Learning From Peers’ Strengths
Students can improve their work by learning to recognize the strengths in the work of their peers.
Teachers Gain From Peer Review
Teachers share their students' work with fellow teachers to improve their instruction.
Grappling With Real-World Problems
Project-based learning can focus on real community issues to combine content and student interests.
3 Ways Lesson Plans Flop—and How to Recover
Tips on how to reach your teaching goal when your initial plan fails.
4 Tips on Teaching Problem Solving (From a Student)
A student shares her insights into the most important skill you can teach. (Hint: It’s not perseverance.)
Using the Arts to Synthesize Student Understanding
Uncover how you can use the arts to both meet your arts standards and deepen academic learning.
The Power of Vulnerability in Professional Development
Sharing your students' work with your peers fuels incredible professional growth.
Administration & Leadership
5 Strategies for Creating a Mission-Driven Learning Community
Start with yourself. Model what it means to be a lifelong learner.
Analyze Student Work to Inform Instruction
Tailor your instruction by incorporating your peers’ feedback about student work.
Solving Real-World Issues Through Problem-Based Learning
The perfect problem connects content, student interest, and an authentic context.
Arts Integration: Deepening Understanding of Core Content
Arts integration is more than an afterthought. You can use the arts to both meet your arts standards and deepen academic learning.
Critique Protocol: Helping Students Produce High-Quality Work
Your students can improve their work by recognizing the strengths and weaknesses in the work of others.