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WHAT WORKS IN EDUCATION The George Lucas Educational Foundation


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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YES Prep Cultivates a Culture of Achievement

A supportive and caring environment underpins a strict discipline program.

3 4 4,224 views

A Healthy School Lunch

Martin Luther King Middle School in Berkeley, California, serves up nutritious and delicious food kids love -- some of it locally grown in the school's own garden.

12 126 3,493 views

High School Child Care

Teenagers in Illinois learn about and tend to young children in a unique day-care program on the campus of a high school.

2 43 1,056 views

Waldorf's Integrated Way of Learning

Art and movement blend into academics at this K-8 public school.

6 90 10,628 views

An Introduction to Teacher Development

New models for preparing educators in training focus on practical tips and feedback.

9 107 10,766 views

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 15 7,800 views

Welcome to the Digital Generation

The Digital Generation Project presents video portraits of the lives of young students from around the country who are using digital media to learn, communicate, and socialize in new and exciting ways.

8 69 29,323 views


Constructing Sustainable Houses Develops Collaborative Skills

Teens in Philadelphia learn how to solve math and engineering problems while working together to build high-efficiency homes designed for disaster relief, as part of an alternative senior year program called the Workshop School.

77 9,027 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.

182 8,918 views

Project Learning: Expeditions in Portland, Maine

Project learning combined with 1-to-1 laptops creates a rich and rigorous environment for learning at a middle school and a high school in Portland, Maine.

5 30 8,903 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.

14 297 8,804 views

Sports for the Mind: From PlayStation to Active Learning

Guest blogger Junaid Khan of ChicagoQuest school presents the PlayStation game LittleBigPlanet 2 as a rich source of creative and collaborative learning opportunities, and gives us four tips to maximize learning and assessment.

1 260 8,627 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.

83 146 8,584 views

Trees of Knowledge

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.

4 612 8,577 views


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