Use student work to improve teaching and learning

Strategy: Praise, Question, Suggestion

Eighth grade students offer feedback to their peers in preparation for revising their writing.

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illuminating
Illuminating Standards Video Series

See the backstory behind 30 amazing K-12 projects.
Learn how great projects are created.

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Six Words
Six-Word Memoir Self-Portraits - Illuminating Standards Video

According to education researcher, Camille Farrington (2013), a strong correlation exists between success in school and students having these four academic mindsets: 1) I belong in this academic community; 2) I can succeed at this; 3) My ability and competence grow with my effort; and 4) This wor

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Calculicious- Illuminating Standards Video

A short film about 12th graders translating mathematics into art, celebrating the beauty of both fields. 

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School as a Living Museum

High Tech High displays beautiful, high-quality student work throughout the school

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Inspiring Excellence Video Series
Inspiring Excellence Video Series

Visit a remarkable classroom of high-quality work.
See the "Austin's Butterfly" effect in action.
Learn how to support excellence.

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Acts of Courage
Small Acts of Courage: Illuminating Standards Video

How can rich learning experiences become the evidence that we value in education? At King Middle School in Portland, Maine, students demonstrate evidence of their learning by creating powerful projects that benefit their community.

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Iconic- Illuminating Standards Video

Short film about student authors publishing a beautiful book that includes thoughtful essays on their heroes and heroines alongside self-portraits.  

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Kindergartners as Experts

Kindergartners celebrate their learning from a year-long study of birds. 

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