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A Year at Mission Hill - Chapter 1: Why We’re Here

Summary: A Year At Mission Hill is is a 10-part series, which chronicles a year in the life of one of America's most successful public schools.

The Guiding Question for Chapter 1: What characterizes a great school, and how do... Read on...

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A Year at Mission Hill - Report

Summary: This report tells the story of the reach and impact of the #YearatMH campaign of 2013, during which over 50 partner organizations helped spread the 10 chapters of the "A Year at Mission Hill" film to hundreds of... Read on...

A Year at Mission Hill: My School

Summary: Chapter 1 in a series of short videos aligned with "A Year at Mission Hill' in which UK Filmmakers Visual Influence explore what it feels like to go to a great school, from a child's perspective.

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ACT out against SAT - One College Applicant Puts Her Testing Gripes on Video

Author: Allie and Sam Kauffmann

Summary: Allie Kauffmann is a high-school senior who dislikes standardized tests. Sam Kauffmann is a filmmaker who thinks the world of Allie, his daughter. These conditions inspired the following video, a nine-minute gripe about... Read on...

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Alfie Kohn: “It’s bad news if students are motivated to get A’s”

Author: Alfie Kohn

Summary: This is a clip from Alfie Kohn's DVD: "NO GRADES + NO HOMEWORK = BETTER LEARNING" (http://www.alfiekohn.org). In this short clip, Kohn discusses the grave implications of rewarding students for getting good grades.... Read on...

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American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs

Author: Grace Lee Boggs

Summary: AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY: THE EVOLUTION OF GRACE LEE BOGGS is a feature-length documentary that includes biographical elements, but it is not a biopic. Grace is less a protagonist than a conduit for ideas and this is a... Read on...

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An Open Letter To Educators

Author: Dan Brown

Summary: In this six and a half minute long video, Dan Brown discusses how and why teaching students facts in today's day and age just isn't preparing people for living successfully in the real world. Dan has just recently... Read on...

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Chimamanda Adichie: The danger of a single story (TED talk)

Author: Chimamanda Adichie / TED

Summary: A TED talk where Chimamanda Adichie tells her story and along the way raises awareness about our tendency to create or not examine the single stories we are told about Africans, Mexicans, or any social construct. She... Read on...

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Crotty’s Kids

Summary: Crotty's Kids follows six Black and Hispanic debaters from the Eagle Academy for Young Men in the South Bronx, whose lives are transformed by Eagle's unlikely coach, who, amidst a midlife crisis brought on by the death... Read on...

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Dan Pink - Drive: The surprising truth about what motivates us (RSA Animate)

Author: Dan Pink / RSA Animate

Summary: Engaging and clear visual animation with author Dan Pink about motivation and the importance of autonomy, mastery, and purpose. Although mostly from a workplace orientation, this video is a highly relevant and engaging... Read on...

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Hip Hop Genius: Remixing High School Education

Author: sam seidel

Summary: An excellent video by Hip Hop Genius illustrating (literally) how hip hop can teach language arts, innovation and value of community. Hip Hop Genius finds inspiration for innovation in the evolution of hip-hop music and... Read on...

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Howard Gardner: The Multiple Intelligence Theory

Author: Howard Gardner / Edutopia

Summary: Howard Gardner is the John H. and Elisabeth A. Hobbs Professor in Cognition and Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. In this 1997 interview with Edutopia, he discusses student-directed learning,... Read on...

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Just Listen: Being Someone, Doing Something

Summary: Kenneth, in grade 11, muses about how his growing passion for math could shape his future out in the world.

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Learning Matters

Summary: Learning Matters is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit media production company focused on education whose mission is to encourage and enrich public dialogue about education, youth and families. Learning Matters has produced more... Read on...

Learning with the Land Preview - The Walden Project

Summary: The Walden Project takes public high school to the woods each day in western Vermont. In this 5-minute preview of a 30-minute film produced by Walden alumna Julia Walsh, check out the history, environment, community,... Read on...

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Not on the Test

Author: Tom Chapin and John Forster

Summary: This is the video for the song, "Not on the Test," that Tom Chapin wrote with John Forster. The two wrote the song to express their disappointment in the lack of arts education in public schools.

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On Play and Learning

Summary: The voices you hear are those of 8 - 11 year old Opal Public Charter School students, who know well the profound connections between play and learning.

Opal School Children on Play and Learning

Summary: The voices you hear are those of 8 - 11 year old Opal Public Charter School students, who know well the profound connections between play and learning.

These words (recorded during an unscripted lunchtime conversation)... Read on...

Prescription for Play

Summary: This video addresses critical issues facing children and families today -- rising levels of stress and anxiety, obesity-related health problems, dramatically reduced time for free play and play outdoors, hectic and... Read on...

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