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

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.

2 1,881 25,912 views
Learning Through Internships: Connecting Students' Passions to the Real World

Explore five ways to adapt internships (from field trips to shadow days), or follow nine steps to make Nashville Big Picture High School's internship program your own.

45 7,564 views
Advisory: Building Relationships for Student Success

Nashville Big Picture High School shares many ways to build intentional relationships with students -- strategies that can work at schools of any size.

11 233 14,940 views
Personalized Learning: Enabling Voice and Choice Through Projects

Adapt these six tips to bring personalized learning projects into your classroom and build student engagement.

1 222 20,162 views
A male teacher and female high school student are sitting across from each other at a black classroom table, talking and smiling. There's an opened laptop and notebook on the table.

At Nashville Big Picture High School, student voice and choice, intentional relationships, and two internship days each week are staples of the academic program.

A male and female teen are sitting at a table together. Together, they're holding a long ruler and are both looking at it.

Trinidad Garza Early College High School uses six key instructional strategies to prepare students for higher education.

71 4,983 views
Student Surveys: Using Student Voice to Improve Teaching and Learning

When teachers survey their classes at Trinidad Garza Early College High School, students see how their opinions matter and have a direct impact on instruction.

11 464 35,623 views

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Differentiated Instruction Ignites Elementary School Learning

At Forest Lake Elementary School, in Columbia, South Carolina, achievement has soared since educators started using new technology to personalize the learning experience for each student.

5 149 99,620 views
Young students are working at tables in a large multipurpose room with large colorful-shaped decorations hanging from the ceiling.

Educators take on the role of guides and motivate students to direct their own learning.

42 10,230 26,646 views
Girl sitting at her desk in deep thought, writing

Through being reflective about your own teaching practices, model and guide students toward a more reflective approach to their projects, grades, actions, and reactions.

7 454 26,410 views
Collaborative Planning: Integrating Curriculum Across Subjects

Hood River Middle School collaborates on projects across subjects to make learning relevant, connected, and engaging.

27 278 52,752 views
Embracing Failure: Building a Growth Mindset Through the Arts

Teach your students the recipe for success: taking risks, making mistakes, and integrating critical feedback.

14 1,404 41,501 views
Differentiated Instruction in the Classroom at Mesquite Elementary School

Mix teacher collaboration and innovative leadership with a big dose of differentiated instruction and you get Mesquite Elementary's winning recipe.

8 265 128,993 views
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.

2 1,881 25,912 views

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