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WHAT WORKS IN EDUCATION The George Lucas Educational Foundation

New Teachers

For new teachers who seek support and want to share the challenges and triumphs of first starting out in the classroom.

New Teachers: Resource Roundup

From classroom management to working with parents, lesson planning to learning environments, this compilation of blogs, videos, and other resources provides an array of tips and advice for teachers just starting out.

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Summer Professional Development: Play!

Last comment 4 days 20 hours ago
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Mastering the Teaching Game

Last comment 3 days 14 hours ago
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The Rookie Survival Kit: What to Buy for Your First Classroom

Last comment 1 day 11 hours ago
6 11 1,215 views

Back to School: Preparing for Day One

Blog posted Fri, 08/31/2012 - 07:00
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Pride of Profession: Striving to Become a Great Teacher

Blog posted Tue, 07/29/2014 - 17:02
37 3 4,959 views

Free Resources and Tools for "Authentic" Assessment

Article posted Fri, 01/14/2011 - 14:26
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Eight Ways to Save Money on School Supplies

Edutopia blogger Terry Heick provides eight timely suggestions for teachers torn between adequately preparing their classrooms and breaking their personal budgets.

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The Butterflies of August

Edutopia blogger Nick Provenzano shares his four-point strategy for chasing away those stomach butterflies that often precede the start of another school year.

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Five Tips for New Teachers to Become Connected Educators

Edutopia blogger Lisa Dabbs invites new teachers to consider the meaning of Connected Educator Month and how connecting will help them succeed this year and beyond. (Updated 10/2013)

5 3 10,098 views
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Getting Started with Project-Based Learning (Hint: Don't Go Crazy)

If you're new to Project-Based Learning, Edutopia blogger Andrew Miller eases you into the approach with four suggestions to help you stay sane and begin mastering PBL.

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Design Thinking Workshop Presenters

About Riverdale Country School

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Backwards Planning Takes Thinking Ahead

Blogger and teacher education instructor Rebecca Alber compares backwards lesson planning to prepping for a vacation. (Updated 10/2013)

6 1 20,195 views
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What Do Mangoes and Learning Have in Common?

Blogger Ben Johnson asserts that learning is both an exciting and messy business.

8 3,877 views

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For Effective Schools, Teamwork is Not Optional

Guest blogger Sean Glaze, a faculty team-building specialist, insists that teachers need to avoid isolation and secrecy in order to grow in their practice. He suggests that school administrations encourage and support teamwork among their staff.

14 1 10,458 views
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Technology Tools to Get Teachers Started

A mini-manual to Web readiness shows that immersion, with guidance, is key.

6 10,458 views
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Teacher Development: Fueling Teachers to Go High-Tech

How one elementary school trains and supports its staff to blaze a new digital trail.

5 10,368 views
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Back to School Stress: Establishing Good Habits

Education writer Erin Osborne offers compassionate and commonsense advice for beating back-to-school stress by developing good self-care habits.

17 1 10,278 views
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Five Tips for New Teachers to Become Connected Educators

Edutopia blogger Lisa Dabbs invites new teachers to consider the meaning of Connected Educator Month and how connecting will help them succeed this year and beyond. (Updated 10/2013)

5 3 10,098 views
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A School Grows Great Educators

At YES Prep, grabbing top-notch talent isn't always an option. Out of necessity, they are developing their own.

3 9,297 views
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Like a Wood Duck: Finding Peace in the Classroom

Edutopia blogger Ben Johnson suggests that keeping a calm life as a teacher includes having lessons thoroughly prepared and not taking anything personally from students.

10 1 9,196 views

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