George Lucas Educational Foundation
What strategies really work to involve students in their own learning? Discover and share ideas.
7 Ways to Spark Engagement
Strengthening students’ sense of connectedness to their learning is a worthwhile goal, and there are some simple ways to do it.
3 Positive Outcomes of Blended Learning
Reflecting on her first year of blended learning, a veteran teacher saw increased student engagement, accountability, and adaptability.
Turning Math Into a Game
Building a sense of play around math problems encourages students to engage and collaborate.
Learning Problem Solving and Growth Mindset in a Makerspace
Makerspaces build students’ cognitive abilities while fostering independence, perseverance, and self-regulation.
Making an Event out of Art
After celebrating her school’s 20th annual Arts Week, an elementary school teacher shares how to put on an event like this.
Introducing Students to Books They’ll Love
Bookmatching—recommending books to students based on their interests—takes a bit of work, but can foster a deep love of reading.
A ‘University’ Model for High School
In small-town Wisconsin, four schools cluster on one campus, fostering a culture of experimentation and self-directed learning for both students and teachers.
Demonstrations of Learning
Competency-based education personalizes how students show mastery by giving them choice in how they’re assessed.
Let’s Get Playful With Math
A list of dates and resources teachers can use as the inspiration for math-related games and fun activities throughout the year.
Working to Grow Students’ Trust and Respect
A five-step framework for cultivating the strong relationships with students that are critical for their learning.