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News and Opinion Jan 15, 2019

How Learning Happens: Edutopia Premieres Video Series Developed with Turnaround for Children

Today, Edutopia released How Learning Happens, a series of more than 20 videos showcasing teaching practices, grounded in the science of learning and development, that educators can use in their classrooms right away. Pairing brain and social science research with exemplary strategies from schools, the videos show how to guide all children to become productive and engaged learners.

The series features expertise in science and practice from Turnaround for Children Founder and Senior Science Advisor, Pamela Cantor, M.D., and Learning Policy Institute President and CEO Linda Darling-Hammond, Ed.D.



How Learning Happens was produced by Edutopia in collaboration with the National Commission on Social, Emotional, and Academic Development and with support from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative.

The Science of Learning and Development Initiative, Turnaround for Children, Learning Policy InstituteAmerican Institutes for Research and EducationCounsel collaborated closely with Edutopia to develop the series. The strategies highlighted are based on research published in peer-reviewed journals by The Science of Learning and Development Initiative (SoLD), including two papers co-authored by Dr. Cantor. Read key findings from SoLD here.

One video, Cultivating Trust With One-on-One Time, features Turnaround partner school KIPP DC Quest Academy:



The video release came in conjunction with the launch of “From A Nation At Risk To A Nation At Hope: Recommendations from the National Commission on Social, Emotional & Academic Development.” Together, these initiatives aim to inform and inspire educators to shift practices to align with the science of learning and development.

Watch the videos at and share these resources with every educator you know.