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Videos

Explore videos that showcase evidence-based learning practices in K-12 schools, and see our core strategies and key topics in action.

  • Letting Young People Lead With Their Identity

    By providing students with opportunities to let their identities shine, educators get to know them well, says youth advocate Karen Pittman—and that is one of the first steps in culturally responsive teaching.
  • 3 Trauma-Informed Practices Backed by Science

    California surgeon general, pediatrician, and author Dr. Nadine Burke Harris on the science behind relationships, school discipline, and mindfulness.
  • Building Adult Capacity for Social and Emotional Learning

    By taking one day a month to provide staff with training and support, this organization equips adults to better care for the young people they serve.
  • The Sensory Room: Helping Students With Autism Focus and Learn

    Imagine a safe space where students with autism can go to calm their bodies and then get back to the business of learning.
  • Using Hand Signals for More Equitable Discussions

    Whether your class discussions are online or off, hand signals enable students to engage in multiple ways.
  • More Than a Check-In: Maslow Before Bloom Throughout the Day

    While checking in on students’ well-being at the beginning of class is important, tending to it throughout the day helps students flourish—socially, emotionally, and academically.
  • The Importance of Recess

    Recess is often sacrificed to make room for more academics. The research says that’s a big mistake.
  • A Teacher Appreciation Week for the Ages

    When schools abruptly closed due to Covid-19, teachers figured out how to make remote learning work. This week, as the nation expresses its gratitude, we recap the emotional journey.
  • Making Students Feel Safe

    A trauma-informed approach ensures that students feel safe, supported, and nurtured—to improve their chances of academic success. 
  • Educators Say Good Morning to Students—Via Video

    This round-up of teachers reaching out to their distant students makes it more clear than ever that relationships are always at the heart of teaching.

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