Resources by Type: Videos

Ideal Learning Made Real

The Trust for Learning is featured in a mini-documentary created in partnership with NationSwell that shows what ideal learning looks like: evidence-based, curriculum-rich learning that above all is child-centered. The video also features Lumin Education, an exemplar provider whose developmental approach educates the whole child and delivers results—regardless of socioeconomic status. In 2015, 95% of their 3rd grade alumni graduated high school, with 89% of those going on to attend college.

Watch the video below.

A New Understanding of the Childhood Brain

The Atlantic

Over the past decade, new research has revealed the link between early trauma and lifelong mental health issues. Policy changes enacted in response to our understanding of the biology of trauma are prioritizing earlier interventions like nurse home visiting services for at-risk families, and an increase in pre-kindergarten programs.

Most Likely To Succeed

A brilliant film based on the research of Tony Wagner,Most Likely To Succeed” examines the shortcomings of today’s outdated education methods and the true potential of every child to innovate and thrive.

Executive Function: Skills for Life and Learning

Being able to focus, hold, and work with information in mind, filter distractions, and switch gears is like having an air traffic control system at a busy airport to manage the arrivals and departures of dozens of planes on multiple runways.

Montessori Madness

What does a child-centered classroom look like and how do we make sure students remain bright, engaged and inquisitive? A parent makes the case.