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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.

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Service Learning

Building Empathy Through Community Projects

Twice a year, students and teachers in Eminence, Kentucky, collaborate for three days on meaningful projects that serve their community.
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Social and Emotional Learning

Justice Committee: Using Restorative Practices to Resolve Conflicts

Students at Pittsfield Middle High School are trained to mediate conflicts between their fellow students—and between students and teachers.
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Learning Environments

Sensory Room 101

After we published a video about a special room designed to help autistic kids calm and focus themselves, you had questions. Here’s what it takes to create this kind of space.
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Communication Skills

Oracy in the Classroom: Strategies for Effective Talk

School 21 develops confident students who can articulate their thoughts and learning with strategies like discussion guidelines and roles and structured talk tasks.
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Social and Emotional Learning

Grit Curriculum Lesson: The Perseverance Walk

In teacher Amy Lyon’s Perseverance Walk lesson, fifth grade students have an opportunity to interview someone who has worked hard towards a long-term goal, then create and share a presentation to illustrate a life lived with grit.
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Resilience and Grit

Teaching Grit Cultivates Resilience and Perseverance (Research Made Relevant Series)

In rural New Hampshire, fifth-grade teacher Amy Lyon has created a curriculum based on researcher Angela Duckworth’s ideas about grit. Students set and work toward their own long-term goals, learning valuable lessons about dealing with frustration...
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Social and Emotional Learning

Teaching Grit: How to Help Students Overcome Inner Obstacles

In the second of her two-part series about grit, guest blogger Vicki Zakrzewski looks at how to encourage self-perception and emotional management in an academic setting, with help from Edutopia's video team.
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Game-Based Learning

Sports for the Mind: From PlayStation to Active Learning

Guest blogger Junaid Khan of ChicagoQuest school presents the PlayStation game LittleBigPlanet 2 as a rich source of creative and collaborative learning opportunities, and gives us four tips to maximize learning and assessment.
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Student Voice

Spoken Word Poetry Empowers Students to Use Authentic Voices

High school student Shayanna develops her talents at Youth Speaks, a nonprofit that creates a safe space for young people to explore their writing and performance skills in the service of bettering their communities.
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Game-Based Learning

Adventures with Dr. Smallz: Creating a Powerful Need to Know

Science teacher Leah Hirsch inspires students' need to know with a microscopic, absent-minded doctor lost in a patient's body who sends the class communiques to help him diagnose and cure.
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Project-Based Learning

High School Teachers Meet the Challenges of PBL Implementation

Teachers at Sammamish High in Washington share their difficulties and triumphs as their school moves from traditional delivery of instruction to schoolwide problem-based learning.
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Game-Based Learning

Historia: Game-Based Learning for Middle School History

Middle school students learn social studies through Historia, a paper-based simulation game that incorporates a world cultures curriculum aligned to state standards.
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Game-Based Learning

Challenge Is Constant: The Caterpillar Game and Real-World Math

Guest blogger Alicia Iannucci, a math teacher at Quest to Learn, explains Caterpillar, a game she developed to teach her sixth graders about probability and statistics, as well as the fun real-world skill of game modding.
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Project-Based Learning

How Design Thinking Can Empower Young People

At People Serving People, a homeless shelter in Minneapolis, local design firms and educators work together to show kids how design thinking can help them make a difference in their neighborhoods
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Learning Environments

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.
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