George Lucas Educational Foundation

Rachel Pickett

I'm a curious teacher! I want to create an authentic, problem-solving classroom. This year I made a big sign that's right above the white board asking: 'how do people solve hard problems?'

How can teachers create classrooms where kids are working and talking 80% of the time, engaged in real life topics?

Areas of Interest: 
social studies,
21st century learning,
conflict resolution,
urban education,
classroom community,
authentic assignments and assessment,
real-world classrooms,
classroom management,
the work of byron katie,
curriculum development

User Activity

Posted discussion Implementing New Ideas

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Posted discussion Edutopia Social Studies Wiki

6 years 2 months ago to Social Studies

Posted discussion Integrating SEL into Content Curriculum

6 years 6 months ago to Social and Emotional Learning

Posted discussion Managing with Intrinsic Motivation

6 years 6 months ago to Classroom Management

Posted discussion PBL Classroom Management

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