George Lucas Educational Foundation

Communication Skills

Prepare students for academic and life success by helping them develop their listening, speaking, writing, and digital media skills.
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Teaching Your Students How to Have a Conversation

Discover eight strategies for helping your students reclaim and master the lost art of conversation.

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Oracy in the Classroom: Strategies for Effective Talk

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The Tuning Protocol: A Framework for Personalized Professional Development

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Wellbeing: Developing Empathy, Emotional Awareness, and Agency

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Birmingham Covington: Building a Student-Centered School

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Oracy in the Classroom: Strategies for Effective Talk

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Young students are working at tables in a large multipurpose room with large colorful-shaped decorations hanging from the ceiling.
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Birmingham Covington: Building a Student-Centered School

Educators take on the role of guides and motivate students to direct their own learning.

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Developing Independent Learners: Guiding Students to Be More Resourceful
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Developing Independent Learners: Guiding Students to Be More Resourceful

When you empower students to be classroom experts, they learn to become resources for each other.

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Katie Dulaney listens as her students have a discussion.
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Hot-Button Topics, Civil Conversations

Fostering productive discussions on contentious topics.

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A teacher helps students consider the perspectives of others.
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4 Proven Strategies for Teaching Empathy

Help your students understand the perspectives of other people with these tried-and-tested methods.

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A child raises her hand during a class.
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Teaching Kids to Move Beyond One-Word Questions

If you’re tired of “why,” use this framework to help your kindergarten students ask specific questions that yield better answers.

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Three teenage students are talking and smiling as they look at a computer tablet.
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Enliven Class Discussions With Gallery Walks

From chalk talks to computer tours, learn how to engage your students in small-group and whole-class discussions.

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Mastering Self-Assessment: Deepening Independent Learning Through the Arts
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Mastering Self-Assessment: Deepening Independent Learning Through the Arts

Develop your students' ability to self-assess by showing them examples of mastery, equipping them with technical vocabulary, and providing them with opportunities to practice peer critique.

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Teaching Your Students How to Have a Conversation

Guest blogger Dr. Allen Mendler presents eight strategies for helping your students reclaim and master the lost art of conversation.

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How Important is Teaching Literacy in All Content Areas?

Literacy instruction is the responsibility of all educators -- regardless of the content they teach.

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A group of young students are sitting in a classroom looking towards an adult male. At the front of the class, the wall is yellow. A red and white stop sign is hanging on the wall next to another sign that says, "yield to pedestrian in crosswalk."
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6 Hand Signals That Bring Learning to Life

Nonverbals are gestural cues that can help students quickly and respectfully communicate their reactions, needs, and levels of understanding in a fast-paced classroom.

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Oracy in the Classroom: Strategies for Effective Talk
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Oracy in the Classroom: Strategies for Effective Talk

School 21 develops confident students who can articulate their thoughts and learning with strategies like discussion guidelines and roles and structured talk tasks.

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Using Dialogue Circles to Support Classroom Management
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Using Dialogue Circles to Support Classroom Management

At Glenview Elementary School, dialogue circles are part of a program aimed at building collaboration, respect, and positive behavior among students.

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Student-Led Conferences: Empowerment and Ownership
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Student-Led Conferences: Empowerment and Ownership

Putting students in the driver's seat of their parent-teacher conferences creates opportunities for reflection, engagement, and agency.

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Young students are working at tables in a large multipurpose room with large colorful-shaped decorations hanging from the ceiling.
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Birmingham Covington: Building a Student-Centered School

Educators take on the role of guides and motivate students to direct their own learning.

42 10,142 26,646 views

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