George Lucas Educational Foundation
What strategies really work to involve students in their own learning? Discover and share ideas.
The Case for Electives in Schools
Electives give students avenues for choice and can function as vehicles for core content standards.
Creating Paths to Participation for Introverts
These tools and strategies can help introverts show what they know and participate in class in ways that are comfortable for them.
Building a Sense of Community With Music
How a music program can fortify peer relationships and increase parent engagement and community involvement.
How to Inspire Students Who Dislike School
Students must be willing participants in their education, and we have a few ideas on how to help them feel motivated.
Reading for Comprehension Isn’t Enough
Two strategies for teaching students to be critical of messages they encounter in texts and other media and to voice their own views.
Encouraging Persistence in Math
Weekly open-ended math tasks can pique students’ interest, leading them to take risks and develop a growth mindset.
Guiding Students to Drive Their Curriculum
A structured framework for engaging middle school students in planning out their own lines of inquiry.
A Community of Readers in Middle School
After using whole-class novels that failed to engage students, a teacher finds the benefits of letting them choose what to read.
Putting Students in Charge of Their Learning
Giving students choices and the means to assess their progress fosters metacognition and independence.
Bringing All Students Into Discussions
Techniques for fostering meaningful class discussions by getting even reluctant students to share their insights.