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Explore videos that showcase evidence-based learning practices in K-12 schools, and see our core strategies and key topics in action.

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Strengthening School Community Brings Gains in Academic Achievement

Dialogue circles, arts programming, and team-building activities create a positive school culture and support academic growth at Glenview Elementary School.

183 9,217 views

5 Keys to Rigorous Project-Based Learning

Well-designed project-based learning (PBL) has been shown to result in deeper learning and engaged, self-directed learners. Learn more about the five core elements of successful PBL.

21 212 126,669 views

Learning the Physics of Skateboarding Engages Kids in Science

Skate veteran and educator Bill Robertson, also known as "Dr. Skateboard," teaches students who might have otherwise fallen through the cracks about speed, velocity, and momentum at the local skate park.

23 1,135 40,945 views

Mixing it Up with Mangahigh: Using Games to Differentiate Instruction

Guest blogger Kristof Mueller, a teacher at Quest to Learn, uses the online math game site Mangahigh to illustrate three tips for differentiated instruction: pre-assessment, formative assessment, and the Goldilocks Principle of 'just right.'

1 156 11,584 views

How a Classroom Game Becomes an Embedded Assessment

Guest blogger Ross Flatt, a sixth grade teacher at Quest to Learn, demonstrates how studying geography with Galactic Mappers can be a viable strategy for embedding assessment in a classroom game.

1 3,015 22,899 views

Behind the Scenes of "If I Knew Then" (Teacher Appreciation Video)

If you could write a letter to yourself on your first day of teaching, what words of encouragement and insight would you offer?

1 23 27,641 views

Grit Curriculum Lesson: Setting S.M.A.R.T. Goals

Setting long-term goals is a key part of learning to be gritty. Teacher Beth Perkins helps her fifth graders evaluate their real-life goals to understand the elements that make up the best ones.

175 25,650 views

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Comprehensive Assessment: An Overview

Performance assessments offer a richer, more holistic approach to evaluating what students know and can do.

54 194 29,660 views

Applying Math Skills to a Real-World Problem

Students in Eeva Reeder's geometry class design schools for 2050.

15 82 29,651 views

Constance Steinkuehler on Interest-Driven Learning (Big Thinkers Series)

University of Wisconsin game-based learning scholar Constance Steinkuehler talks about her research on online video games and literacy, and how learning skyrockets when students are passionate about the subject matter.

1 252 29,169 views

Selling SEL: An Interview with Daniel Goleman

The author of "Emotional Intelligence" speaks on the value of social and emotional learning.

12 196 28,684 views

Smart Hearts: Social and Emotional Learning Overview

In school districts from New Haven to Anchorage, social and emotional skills are being taught and assessed just like skills in math and reading.

16 315 27,810 views

Internships Offer Meaningful Real-World Learning

16-year-old Noah finds purpose and learns valuable career skills working at a nonprofit two full days a week, while protecting and restoring his local watershed. Internships with deep impact are a key element at his high school, San Diego Met, part...

203 27,721 views

Behind the Scenes of "If I Knew Then" (Teacher Appreciation Video)

If you could write a letter to yourself on your first day of teaching, what words of encouragement and insight would you offer?

1 23 27,641 views

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