George Lucas Educational Foundation

Teacher Educators

For educators of teachers who want to learn about innovative ideas coming out of forward-thinking schools of education.

  • #ThinkPossible: Curbing Fear of Failure

  • "The Class" - A Film to Teach and Inspire

    Mark Phillips draws compelling case studies (for both students and teachers) from a masterful French film about the tensions and possibilities in a multicultural classroom.
  • The Connective Power of Project-Based Clinical Experiences

    A project-based clinical approach develops learning opportunities for both students and teacher candidates, relying on authentic collaborations that involve university faculty and classroom teachers.
  • How People Learn: An Evidence-Based Approach

    Deans for Impact believes that teacher educators should focus on how students acquire and retain information to help them build their critical-thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Creating a Culture of Integrity in the Classroom

    Students develop academic honesty when you build their moral vocabulary, respond appropriately to cheating, use meaningful quotes, and inspire them to believe in themselves.
  • Why Is Teacher Development Important?: Because Students Deserve the Best

    Teacher-preparation programs provide educators-to-be with the tools, mentors, and hands-on experience they'll need once they begin their career.
  • 8 Top Tips for Highly Effective PD

    Among the top strategies for highly effective professional development are making it useful, making it relevant, and making sure that teachers start practicing it ASAP.
  • Teacher as Researcher: The Ultimate Professional Development

    Seeking to learn from what happens in the classroom, teacher researchers are innovators, curriculum drivers, agents of school change, and directors of their own professional development.
  • The High Cost of Neuromyths in Education

    Instead of believing in the right/left brain, learning styles, and that we use only ten percent of our brains, we should focus on neuroscience research.
  • How Coaching Can Impact Teachers, Principals, and Students

    Blogger Elena Aguilar shares an excerpt from her recently released book, The Art of Coaching: Effective Strategies for School Transformation.
  • Takeaways from Math Methods: How Will You Teach Effectively?

    Guest blogger Jennifer Bay-Williams, educator and author, shares three critical ideas that she wants her preservice math teachers to learn, each connected with a basic understanding of how their students will think and acquire knowledge.
  • Teacher Learning That Supports Student Learning: What Teachers Need to Know

    Preparing teachers to be more well-rounded educators.
  • Modeling Close Reading for Future Teachers: ELA Videos and Webinars

    In the second of three parts, guest blogger Dr. Janice Dole shares the videos she uses to help preservice teachers grasp the nuances of instructing students how to master close reading.
  • The Power of Educational Coaching

    Blogger and school principal Ben Johnson explains how educational coaching can transform classrooms.