George Lucas Educational Foundation

Professional Learning

Educators must always hone their craft. Discover the many formal and informal professional learning programs and practices keeping teachers at the top of their game.

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  • The Qualities of Exceptional Mentor Teachers

    Hundreds of teachers answered the question ‘What makes a great mentor?’ We read all 851 comments and distilled the very best advice.
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  • 6 Museums With Exceptional Teacher Resources

    From full-fledged lesson plans and virtual field trips to expansive digital archives and opportunities for professional learning, museums have so much to offer beyond the in-person experience.
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  • Sharing Resources With Your School Community and Beyond

    By creating helpful digital resources, teachers can forge strong bonds of trust with students, parents, and colleagues both near and far.
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    11 Questions You’ll Be Asked at a Teaching Interview

    Commonly asked interview questions you can anticipate—plus tips and links to resources you can tap as you polish your answers.
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  • A Teacher Appreciation Week for the Ages

    When schools abruptly closed due to Covid-19, teachers figured out how to make remote learning work. This week, as the nation expresses its gratitude, we recap the emotional journey.
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  • 60-Second Strategy: Stand-Up Meetings

    Having staff stand for meetings keeps them quick—15 minutes, max—and efficient.
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  • Developing Effective Programming for High School Students and Families

    School counselors can organize events to help students feel comfortable preparing for college while also keeping parents and guardians informed.
  • Taking Time for Reflection in the Summer

    The end of the school year is a good time to celebrate your accomplishments and revisit your challenges.
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    The Power of Being Seen

    How well do you know your students? In a Nevada school, a simple strategy pushes teachers to look beyond the lessons.
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  • Making Sure Each Child Is Known

    A middle school in Nevada uses a simple strategy to build deeper connections between teachers and students.
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  • Learning Walks: Structured Observation for Teachers

    Brief visits to several classrooms give teachers a chance to reflect on a variety of practices.
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  • The Research on Life-Changing Teaching

    What really moves the needle for educators, and by extension their students?
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  • 5 Ways to Build Confidence as a New Leader

    Following simple guidelines can make the transition into leadership easier for new administrators.
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    Building a Culture that Respects Teachers and Reduces Stress

    When teachers are given time to work closely with other teachers, and have achievable goals—school culture thrives.
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