George Lucas Educational Foundation
Schools That Work
University Park Campus School
What makes this a SCHOOL THAT WORKS
Resilience and Grit
Controlled Failure: Helping Kids Navigate Back to Success
University Park Campus School encourages students to take risks and, if they fail, helps them take responsibility for their own learning and success.
7 Reflection Tips for Assessment, Empowerment, and Self-Awareness
Through being reflective about your own teaching practices, model and guide students toward a more reflective approach to their projects, grades, actions, and reactions.
Resilience and Grit
High Expectations: Changing Kids' Self-Image
Help your students develop a growth mindset through fostering student agency and active learning, student-led meetings, low-stakes writing assignments, team problem solving, and honest reflection.
Dan St. Louis
Teaching Group Work: Building Student Collaboration and Agency
At University Park Campus School, students learn through group work that they have something to contribute.
Low-Stakes Writing: Writing to Learn, Not Learning to Write
University Park Campus School uses low-stakes writing to scaffold instruction, develop student voice, and foster critical thinkers.
Team Problem Solving: Paving the Path to Success for Every Student
By creating a culture committed to problem solving, University Park Campus School tackles student need early and effectively.
Student-Led Meetings: Empowering Student Voice
Students at University Park Campus School grow into their power and potential through student-led meetings.
Using Collaborative Learning to Build Student Agency
Making group work not just helpful but necessary fosters student-led learning.
Low-Stakes Writing and Critical Thinking
Fostering a culture of risk taking and critical thinking with low-stakes writing in every subject.
Solving Student Problems as a Community
Using weekly staff meetings and peer mediation to address conflicts and other student issues.