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

  • Communication Skills

    Encouraging Collaboration With a Scientists Circle

    This routine creates an equitable structure for sharing out ideas, questions, or evidence in science class—and helps ensure every student takes part.
  • Environmental Education

    Making Climate Change Connections in Every Class

    When students learn about climate change across the curriculum, they see different parts of the problem—and different ways to be part of the solution.
  • Education Equity

    3 Tips for Making Your Classroom More Gender Inclusive

    Helping gender-expansive students feel seen and included doesn’t have to be complicated—and it benefits everyone in the class.
  • Family Engagement

    3 Ways for Schools to Engage Families of Older Students

    Though sustaining a strong connection between school and home can become more difficult in middle and high school, it’s worth the extra effort to support long-term student success.
  • Literacy

    Building Literacy Skills by Sparking Imaginations

    When teachers provide activities that encourage kindergarteners to explore the elements of storytelling through play, they lay the foundation for reading and writing.
  • Social & Emotional Learning (SEL)

    4 Ways to Start Connecting With Students in the First Week Back

    Prioritizing relationships in the very first week of school can help teachers and students build the foundation for a classroom community that will last the whole year through.
  • Student Engagement

    Helping Teens Tap Into the Power of the Future Self

    Reminding high school students why they’re in school—so they can become the people they aspire to be—can be a powerful motivator.
  • Professional Learning

    Creating Opportunities for All Teachers to Grow

    When grade-level teams of teachers work together on skills and strategies to help them improve their practice every week, everyone benefits.
  • School Libraries

    Getting Books Into Every Student’s Hands

    At this school, nurturing a love of reading begins with book shopping, a practice where students choose books from their classroom libraries to bring home—every week.
  • Interest-Based Learning

    Dedicating Space for Curiosity and Exploration

    By turning a plain old hallway into a destination that every class visits regularly to tinker and play, a school made limited resources go further and saw student enthusiasm soar.

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