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4 Strategies for Building Content Knowledge 

Elementary students need rich content knowledge to become better readers and to be able to engage in project-based learning.


4 Ways to Reduce Smartphone Distractions 

If students are allowed to have their phones at your school, you can set parameters to help them focus on their work.


3 Ways to Introduce Poetry to Elementary Students 

Teachers can use these practical and innovative strategies to help students get familiar with poetic ways of exploring language.


Developing a Local History Elective 

Here’s how to find the resources to put together a course to teach middle and high school students about the history of where they live.


5 Discussion Strategies to Deepen Student Engagement 

For teachers seeking to facilitate rather than lead discussions, these strategies empower students to share their ideas.


4 Simple Ways to Build Relationships With Your Students 

High school students benefit from meaningful relationships with adults at school, and teachers can foster those ties in little ways every day.


Creating a PBL Unit Based on Local History in Elementary School 

Here’s a framework for a project-based learning unit that guides upper elementary students to develop a rich understanding of local history.


Balancing Teacher-Led Instruction and Student-Centered Learning 

Taking students’ prior knowledge into account can help teachers balance direct instruction and student autonomy.


Using Social and Emotional Learning to Guide Students From Passion to Purpose  

Teachers can use SEL to encourage middle and high school students to discover what they’re passionate about and tie it to a larger sense of purpose.


4 Ways to Build a Culture of Professional Learning video icon

When school leaders give teachers the opportunity to improve their craft together, the entire community benefits.

George Lucas Educational Foundation
P.O. Box 3494 San Rafael, CA 94912-3494

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