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WHAT WORKS IN EDUCATION The George Lucas Educational Foundation

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Explore our library of videos showcasing innovation and evidence-based learning practices in K-12 schools, and see our core strategies and key topics in action in real classrooms.

Maybe teaching isn't about delivering information. Maybe it's really about providing a landscape where curiosity takes root, growing a unique, vibrant, continual source of knowledge.

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Dor Abrahamson on How To Make Math Meaningful

Dor Abrahamson, professor of cognition and development at the UC Berkeley School of Education, talks about how to increase students' understanding of math.

26,193 views

Critical Thinking Wins at One KIPP High School

Suggestions from educators at KIPP King Collegiate High School on how to help develop and assess critical-thinking skills in your students.

2 1 14,313 views

Training Teachers to Teach Critical Thinking

Professional development at KIPP King includes setting up "fishbowl" classroom configurations, assigning student roles, and other techniques for facilitating successful Socratic discussions.

3 1 15,810 views

Critical Thinking: A Path to College and Career

KIPP King Collegiate High School prepares its students for the rigors of college by challenging and empowering them with critical thinking skills.

4,402 views

Big Thinkers: Barnett Berry on Education Reform

The president and CEO of the advocacy organization Center for Teaching Quality lays out a roadmap for reforming our education system and improving the school environment for "teacherpreneurs."

1 1,401 views

Schools That Work: Mixing Art + Politics -- Integrated Studies in High School

Video: Teachers Dayna Laur (AP government) and Katlyn Wolfgang (art) at Central York High School in York, PA, share their strategies for creating successful integrated studies projects.

2 4 5,443 views

Team Teaching: How to Improve Each Other's Game

Through video observation, collaborative planning, and candid, constructive criticism, California high school math teachers Mike Fauteux and Rose Zapata have struck upon a formula to improve their practice and increase student achievement.

1 1 3,903 views

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Harness Your Students' Digital Smarts

Innovative teacher Vicki Davis leverages wikis, blogs, podcasts, virtual worlds, and other new media tools to connect students in rural Georgia to the world.

38 1 12,262 views

The Virtual Classroom: Online Learning

Virtual schools make available a world of new courses -- from obscure electives to Advanced Placement classes -- that challenge students intellectually and open up new doors educationally.

30 12,249 views

Keeping It Relevant and "Authentic"

Mistakes become learning opportunities in Ben Mook's 7th grade Algebra class. To assess his students, Mook challenges them to solve real life problems, and emphasizes their thought processes over getting the right answers.

9 1 12,245 views

David Thornburg on the Evolving Classroom (Big Thinkers Series)

The noted educational futurist describes his "holodeck" classroom -- an environment that supports project-based learning -- and makes the case for why the role of the teacher must change from lecturer to exploration guide.

3 1 12,169 views

Journey North: Children Practice Real Science by Monitoring Monarchs

Journey North involves thousands of students in monitoring migration patterns of butterflies and other species.

7 2 12,111 views

Transformed by Technology at High Tech High

A network of K-12 public charter schools uses rigorous projects and online portfolio assessments to revolutionize learning.

11 2 12,111 views

How a TEDx Mission Makes Learning Relevant To Students’ Lives

In a 7th-grade classroom, health lessons are framed as broader "missions" to get students engaged with relevant topics in their community.

15 11,732 views

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