George Lucas Educational Foundation

Ramona Persaud

Independent Documentary Filmmaker interested in transforming education.

Independent documentary filmmaker with a passion for social change stories. Currently in preproduction on "Grey Matters," a feature length, verité style, documentary exploring what's possible when teachers use what we've learned from neuroscience. Examining this teaching framework, used in an elementary school, a high school, and a community college, the documentary highlights research and results from leading neurocognitive experts, and how this framework can greatly increase academic performance.

Background in media sales, marketing, freelance magazine writing and stills photography; worked with startups, SME's, nonprofits, and Fortune 1000 companies.

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  • Mobile Learning

    Smartphones: From Toy to Tool

    Since students already have smartphones in hand, why not build classroom activities around them? Be sure all stakeholders are on board, and set some ground rules.
  • Learning Environments

    Why Learning Space Matters

    To maximize learning potential, classrooms should be open, comfortable, well lit, and visually stimulating. Strategic use of existing space can make a big difference, too.
  • Brain-Based Learning

    How to Have a Healthy, Brainy, and Fun Summer

    Documentary filmmaker Ramona Persaud shares a list of family activities that promote summer learning without taking the fun out of vacation time.
  • Brain-Based Learning

    Education, the Brain, and Common Core State Standards

    Documentary filmmaker Ramona Persaud uses the perspective of the Brain-Targeted Teaching Model to examines likely benefits and practical applications of the Common Core State Standards.