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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.

  • Culturally Responsive Teaching

    Celebrating Día de los Muertos in the Classroom

    When sharing this beloved Mexican holiday with their students, teachers have an opportunity to create a culturally responsive lesson that brings more meaning to the iconic and historically significant artifacts most closely associated with it.
  • Interest-Based Learning

    How to Get Kids Moving in Every Subject

    Adding some movement to lessons not only engages and motivates students—research says it helps them recall and retain information. And it’s fun!
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  • Culturally Responsive Teaching

    How Culturally Responsive Practices Help Students Connect to School

    This bilingual elementary school offers students a more inclusive educational experience—through music and culturally relevant instruction.
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  • Assessment

    How to Get Students to Focus on Learning—Not Grades

    With a few shifts in the classroom, teachers can encourage students to pay more attention to the skills they are building than to a number or letter score.
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  • Classroom Management

    5 Low-Stakes Activities to Help Teens Open Up

    From sharing common interests to making connections through books and music, these engaging exercises provide stepping stones for teachers to build relationships in the classroom.
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  • Research

    A Better Way to Learn Your ABCs

    According to new research, integrating whole-body movements into learning the alphabet improves students’ recollection of letter-sound pairings and hard-to-learn sounds.
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  • Classroom Management

    Building Strong Foundations With Classroom Routines

    Investing time early in the year to establish procedures and expectations lets teachers and students enjoy a classroom that runs more smoothly (almost!) every day.
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  • New Teachers

    6 Helpful Tips for New Teachers

    Making a habit of these practices can help new teachers avoid burnout and thrive in the classroom during their first year—and beyond.
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  • Maker Education

    Cultivating Growth Mindsets in Classroom Makerspaces

    When students are given space to tinker, overcome challenges, and explore independently and joyfully, opportunities to build up resilience and perseverance abound.
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  • Literacy

    Getting to Know Your Students as Writers

    When teachers learn their students’ interests and strengths as writers, they can better support them—and writing time is more rewarding for everyone.
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