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

  • Financial Literacy

    Teaching Students How to Be Smart With Their Money

    When schools teach financial literacy, they help students develop lifelong money management skills—and families benefit too.
  • Media Literacy

    8 Tips to Help Students Evaluate Websites

    When students learn the tools for assessing a website’s authenticity, they gain valuable critical thinking and media literacy skills.
  • Professional Learning

    4 Ways to Build a Culture of Professional Learning

    When school leaders give teachers the opportunity to improve their craft together, the entire community benefits.
  • Research

    How Drawing Can Lead to Deeper Understanding

    Organizational drawings—concept maps and sketchnotes, for example—help students see gaps in their learning while boosting comprehension by fourfold.
  • Research

    A Landmark Study Strikes a Resounding Note for Inclusion

    New research confirms that the best way to serve students with disabilities is in general ed—not siloed in special education classrooms.
  • Research

    An Authoritative Study of Two High-Impact Learning Strategies

    To boost long-term retention, research shows that retrieval practice—using quizzes and flash cards, for example—and spacing learning sessions over time can make a dramatic difference.
  • Social & Emotional Learning (SEL)

    5 Ways to Boost Social Skills for the Littlest Learners

    By helping young students develop social awareness and emotional literacy, teachers can create a calm environment in the classroom—and build the foundation for lifelong learning.
  • Culturally Responsive Teaching

    Education Buzzwords Defined: What Is Culturally Responsive Teaching?

    Connecting students’ culture and backgrounds to the classroom isn’t just a nice thing to do—it can have a huge impact on keeping them engaged and making learning materials relevant.
  • Research

    3 Ways to Make Learning Stick With Better Note-Taking

    When students rely on verbatim notes and highlighting, they don’t actually retain information very well—but research points to several methods that work better.
  • Social & Emotional Learning (SEL)

    3 Ways to Make Gratitude a Habit in Your Classroom

    When teachers are intentional about building a culture of appreciation and acknowledgment, the whole classroom community benefits.

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