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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.

Eighth-grader Quin uses his passion for electronics to teach fellow students about 3D printing, arduinos, and other hands-on lessons in STEM skills. 

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A Breakthrough in Social and Emotional Learning

Two years ago, Louisville, Kentucky, committed to a districtwide CARE for Kids program; now, the positive results are rolling in.

5 1 22,797 views

Positive Discipline Strategies Yield Quick Results

Classroom disruptions decline dramatically when kids are held accountable for their behavior to both their teachers and their classmates.

14 5 90,942 views

Security Monitor Richard Little Builds Relationships to Ensure a Safe School

Commitment to provide for children's emotional needs is the glue that binds all staff in Louisville's CARE for Kids success story.

976 views

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 1,244 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.

2,912 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 1,578 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 3,713 views

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How to Use YouTube in the Classroom

Educational consultant and former Edutopia.org blogger Chris O'Neal demonstrates educational uses for the video-sharing Web site.

32 6,469 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 6,432 views

Educating Hearts: A Districtwide Initiative to Teach How to Care

The Anchorage School District's investment in social and emotional learning is paying off both socially and academically.

13 3 6,193 views

The Edible Schoolyard Yields Seed-to-Table Learning

This campus gardening project has done more than teach students about the fundamentals of organic gardening. It's taught life lessons about interdependence, caring for the environment, and the value of hard work.

14 1 6,027 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 4 5,975 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.

1 5,965 views

Taking the Lead: An Interview with Larry Rosenstock

High Tech High's founding principal and CEO speaks about its innovative teaching and learning model.

4 5,925 views

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