George Lucas Educational Foundation

Beth Pandolpho

Teacher of English. Student of Life. Mother of 3.

Beth Pandolpho is an English teacher at West Windsor-Plainsboro High School North in Plainsboro, New Jersey. She has a Master’s of Science in reading, and has taught at the high school and college level for over 20 years. She is primarily interested in meeting the social and emotional needs of students to help them thrive both personally and academically.

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  • New Teachers

    How New Teachers Can Create a Welcoming Classroom

    A few tips for new teachers who want to foster strong relationships with students and between students.
  • Student Engagement

    Designing Lessons for Engagement

    Activities that get students out of their chairs and moving in the room can help them engage with course content, even in high school.
  • New Teachers

    Setting Priorities as a New Teacher

    Conveying passion and authority while also seeking feedback from peers and students is no small task.
  • Student Engagement

    Designing Engaging Assignments

    Three tips for coming up with work that sparks real engagement in your students.
  • Social and Emotional Learning

    Strategies to Help Your Students Feel Heard

    One way to cultivate a classroom culture in which students feel valued and respected is to focus on listening to them.
  • Student Engagement

    Putting Students in Charge of Their Learning

    Giving students choices and the means to assess their progress fosters metacognition and independence.
  • Literacy

    Making the Most of In-Class Book Clubs

    Book clubs bring challenges in class management and assessment, but they can lead to improvements in students’ reading ability.
  • Literacy

    Journaling the Old-School Way

    In a class where every student has a laptop, there’s still an argument to be made for keeping a pen-and-paper journal.
  • School Climate

    The Power of Sharing Your Story With Students

    Revealing imperfections and showing vulnerability connects teachers to students—and students to deeper engagement.
  • Literacy

    4 Ways to Help Student Writers Improve

    Guiding students to grow as writers is a long process, and it’s not easy. These strategies can help.