George Lucas Educational Foundation

Schools That Work

Our flagship series highlights practices and case studies from K-12 schools and districts that are improving the way students learn.

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Examples That Work

Two teens in a high school classroom are smiling and high-fiving.

Watch how Summit Preparatory Charter High School fosters engaged learners through personalized instruction, flexible learning spaces, and social and emotional support.

Arts Integration: Deepening Understanding of Core Content
Two Rivers Public Charter School | Grades pre-K to 8

Arts integration is more than an afterthought. You can use the arts to both meet your arts standards and deepen academic learning.

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A female teacher is standing by and talking to four students at a table with their laptops open.
Two Rivers Public Charter School | Grades pre-K to 8

Tips on how to reach your teaching goal when your initial plan fails.

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Peer Critique: Creating a Culture of Revision
Two Rivers Public Charter School | Grades pre-K to 8

Your students can improve their work by recognizing the strengths and weaknesses in the work of others.

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Analyzing Student Work: Using Peer Feedback to Improve Instruction
Two Rivers Public Charter School | Grades pre-K to 8

Tailor your instruction by incorporating your peers’ feedback about student work.

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Solving Real-World Problems: Bringing Authentic Context to Learning
Two Rivers Public Charter School | Grades pre-K to 8

The perfect problem connects content, student interest, and an authentic context.

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Two teenage boys in a full classroom are sitting at a table discussing something.
Two Rivers Public Charter School | Grades pre-K to 8

A student shares her insights into the most important skill you can teach. (Hint: It’s not perseverance.)

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Two girls smiling, sitting at a desk

Educators from Cochrane Collegiate Academy in Charlotte, North Carolina, have provided these samples and resources for you to use in your school.

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Project-Based Learning: Success Start to Finish

At this high school in Texas, where every class is project-based, there is a commitment to a consistent process, a focus on relationships, and a commitment to relevance and rigor.

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Inquiry-Based Learning: From Teacher-Guided to Student-Driven

Ralston Elementary School is creating a culture of inquiry to nourish 21st-century learners.

11 362 60,414 views
How Differentiated Instruction and Formative Assessment Work at Forest Lake Elementary

Educators use frequent formative assessments to determine the needs of each student at Forest Lake Elementary School.

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Young girl reading a book

How you can start personalizing learning in 5 minutes, 5 days, 5 weeks, 5 months, and beyond.

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Habits, Community, and Culture: Laying the Foundation for Emotional Intelligence

Build social and emotional skills into any class.

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A closeup of a teenage boy sitting by himself in a cafeteria, dressed in a blue button up shirt, tie, and suit jacket, looking directly at the camera.

Harley Center shares how relationships, humor, choice, and displaying his work engaged him, plus his three-minute video highlighting student work and personalized learning.

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