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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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Sheldon Berman Builds a Network of Caring School Communities

The former superintendent of the Jefferson County Public Schools describes why implementing positive school culture is the first step to far-reaching, districtwide achievement.

1 1,272 views

How Principal Bill Perkins Creates a Caring School Community

The head of Frederick Law Olmsted Academy North discusses how the CARE for Kids program has transformed students at his all-boys Louisville middle school.

2,960 views

How Principal Alicia Averette Builds a Safe Environment at School

The staff at Louisville's Breckinridge-Franklin Elementary School enable students to thrive by cultivating a secure, inviting place to learn.

2 1,611 views

YES Prep's Blueprint for Success

YES Prep North Central, serving grades 6-12 in Houston, does whatever it takes to prepare students for college success.

4 3,829 views

Philip Wright on Building Relationships

YES Prep North Central's principal talks about the school's approach to productive student conduct.

1 778 views

Mark DiBella on How to Lead a Change

YES Prep's school director discusses how to create a positive environment for everyone in the school community.

1 1,021 views

Academic Rigor that Prepares Students for College

Project learning, integrated studies, and comprehensive assessment support a drive to achieve high academic standards.

1 4,559 views

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Wetland Watchers: Kids Care for Their Environment

Through this nationally recognized service-learning project in Louisiana, students have become stewards of the area's fragile wetlands.

7 7,019 views

Nichole Pinkard on Digital Literacy (Big Thinkers Series)

The founder of Chicago's pioneering Digital Youth Network (DYN) describes how the organization empowers young people with critical digital literacy skills that make them academically and professionally competitive.

5 1 7,012 views

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.

6,983 views

The New PE Runs on Fitness, Not Competition

Collaborative games, zip lining, and classroom aikido are part of a new physical education movement that makes kids smarter.

83 1 6,975 views

Learning Expeditions: Rethinking Field Trips

For Normal Park students, the entire community of Chattanooga, Tennessee -- from museums and cultural centers to local businesses and natural areas -- provides opportunities to make real-world connections to curriculum.

80 6,813 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 2 6,702 views

Susan Patrick: Why Online Learning Is a Smart Solution

The president and CEO of the International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL) explains why the time for virtual education is now.

11 6,647 views

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