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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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The Collaborative Classroom: An Interview with Linda Darling-Hammond

The Stanford University education professor says social and emotional learning is a crucial part of teaching the whole child.

7 1 8,195 views

An Introduction to Integrated Studies

Combining academic subjects produces deeper learning.

6 10,034 views

Deep Learning: An Interview with Elena Aguilar

An instructional coach guides teachers through the challenges of presenting a fully integrated curriculum.

2 1,773 views

Common Sense: An Overview of Integrated Studies

More collaboration, critical thinking, and knowledge retention are the fruits of an integrated curriculum.

4 6,809 views

Randy Nelson on Learning and Working in the Collaborative Age

Pixar University's former dean Randy Nelson explains what schools must do to prepare students for jobs in new media.

28 4 41,410 views

Talking Heads and Hearts: Intellectual and Emotional Education Make a Potent Pairing

George Lucas joins a panel of national experts moderated by Daniel Goleman that explores the value of social and emotional learning.

2 1 1,736 views

Big Thinkers: James Paul Gee on Grading with Games

An Arizona State University professor sees a bright future for video games in the learning process -- in and out of school.

22 5 14,099 views

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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.

2,870 views

David Garibaldi: From Outlaw to International Hip Hop Artist

This successful performance artist credits his career pathway program for making high school relevant.

1 2 2,864 views

Teaching War: Making History Relevant (Highlight Video)

Seventh-grade students at ASCEND School in East Oakland, CA improve their media literacy and dig into world affairs in a semester-long project on the Iraq war.

2,795 views

Project Learning: Teachers Discuss the Daily Challenges

A team of eighth-grade teachers compares notes on the trials and rewards of working together on project-based "expeditionary" learning.

2 2,755 views

Principal Mentoring: The Push for New School Leaders

Mentors can make all the difference in engaging and inspiring new principals to become great leaders.

2,733 views

How Holly Mortimer Took Her Teaching Career Online

It takes a certain kind of educator to thrive as a full-time online teacher. Holly Mortimer describes how skills like responsiveness and flexibility are critical to create the best online learning experiences for students.

1 2,716 views

Making a Case for Comprehensive Assessment

Project-oriented evaluations that include critiques by outside experts are among the innovations at New York City's Urban Academy.

2,689 views

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