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WHAT WORKS IN EDUCATION The George Lucas Educational Foundation

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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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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.

316 6,488 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 43 3,442 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 66 7,628 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 31 6,871 views

Big Thinkers: Judy Willis on the Science of Learning

The noted neurologist turned educator talks about the science of boredom, how to get students' attention, and the most important lessons for 21st-century learning.

10 411 32,850 views

Masterful Teacher: How Calculus Became the Most Popular Class on Campus

Jonathan Winn, San Diego's 2011 High School Teacher of the Year, takes us inside his classroom to show us how he engages his students and ignites their love for math.

13 171 6,256 views

Masterful Teacher: Jonathan Winn Makes Calculus Cool

Jonathan Winn, San Diego's 2011 High School Teacher of the Year, has developed a high voltage classroom atmosphere that inspires students to get excited about math and excel at AP calculus.

5 142 6,256 views

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Teaching Group Work: Building Student Collaboration and Agency

At University Park Campus School, students learn through group work that they have something to contribute.

1 107 16,344 views

Getting an Early Start on Financial Literacy

A financial-literacy curriculum provides real-world context for learning and helps students directly connect school with their future goals.

4 308 15,982 views

Freshman Orientation: A Year of Gentle Transition

In an ungraded weekly seminar throughout their freshman year, incoming students at High Tech High School learn about each other, themselves, and their academic community.

1,564 15,928 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.

11 41 15,823 views

Student Surveys: Using Student Voice to Improve Teaching and Learning

When teachers survey their classes at Trinidad Garza Early College High School, students see how their opinions matter and have a direct impact on instruction.

6 15,821 views

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.

38 284 15,532 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.

3 264 15,451 views

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