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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Students learn how to share and listen to opposing beliefs with empathy.

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.

A close up of a female teacher from the shoulders up. She's sitting at a table with two other teachers, talking.
Two Rivers Public Charter School | Grades pre-K to 8

Sharing your students' work with your peers fuels incredible professional growth.

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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.

1 719 21,928 views
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.

780 11,212 views
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.

1,425 23,989 views
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.

2 288 27,543 views
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.

22 951 27,914 views

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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.

7 199 62,479 views
Young girl reading a book

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

3 337 57,056 views
Small Group Work With "I Choose"
Humboldt Elementary | Grades K-6

When teachers began asking for time to work with students in small groups, Humboldt Elementary found the time for them.

7 2,755 49,009 views
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 57,509 views
Teacher standing in front of class holding a bell

Training, consistency, and trust are keys to successfully implementing a meditation program in school.

7 816 43,104 views
Children quietly sitting at their desks with eyes closed

Educators from Visitacion Valley Middle School, in San Francisco, have provided these samples and resources for you to use in your school.

2 424 42,107 views
Real-World Problem Solving: Finding Solutions Through Projects

By using real-world problems as projects for children to solve, Crellin Elementary empowers, engages, and excites students about what they can learn and how they can use that knowledge.

5 135 26,000 views

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