George Lucas Educational Foundation

Schools That Work

Our flagship series highlights practices and case studies from K-12 schools and districts that are improving the way students learn.

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Allowing students to move the furniture can help you differentiate instruction and give your students more agency in their learning.

Examples That Work

Real-Time Assessment: Providing a Window Into Student Learning

Easy ways to quickly gather student data every day—and how you can use it to reach all of your students, whether they’re ahead or behind.

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Laying the Foundation for Emotional Intelligence

Build social and emotional skills into any class.

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A multipurpose room filled with college banners, students studying at tables, cubbies against one wall, and an open office with two adults sitting behind a desk counter.

See how one high school shapes its PBL curriculum—available online for free—to help prepare students to progress all the way to college graduation.

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Flexible Classrooms: Making Space for Personalized Learning

Allowing students to move the furniture can help you differentiate instruction and give your students more agency in their learning.

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A class filled of high school students are standing back-to-back with their eyes closed, focusing on their breath.

It’s quick and easy to implement, and has proven benefits including boosted working memory and reduced stress.

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Two teens in a high school classroom are smiling and high-fiving.

Watch how Summit Preparatory Charter High School fosters engaged learners through personalized instruction, flexible learning spaces, and social and emotional support.

Solving Real-World Problems: Bringing Authentic Context to Learning
Two Rivers Public Charter School | Grades pre-K to 8

The perfect problem connects content, student interest, and an authentic context.

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Flexible Classrooms: Providing the Learning Environment That Kids Need

At Albemarle County Public Schools, flexible classrooms empower student choice, increase student engagement, and improve student participation.

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Girl looking at her binder in class with other students

Educators from the Bay Area's KIPP King Collegiate High School and the KIPP network have provided these resources for you to use in your own school.

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Teachers in discussion

Educators from Mesquite Elementary School, in Tucson, Arizona, have provided these resources for you to use in your own school.

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Bates Middle School | Grades 6-8

Educators from Bates Middle School, in Annapolis, Maryland, share arts-integrated lessons and resources that you can use in your school.

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Edwards Middle School | Grades 6-8

Middle school English language arts teacher Hassan Mansaray shares how he uses an individualized learning model, Readers and Writers Workshop, to reach his students in an expanded learning time program.

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Three girls smiling behind a laptop

Discover a project-based learning model that motivates students to pursue knowledge and drives academic achievement.

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Teacher with students gathered around her looking at computer.

Educators from Manor New Technology High School in Manor, Texas, part of the New Tech Network of schools, have provided these resources and tools for project-based learning.

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