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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.

Tips for Parent-Teacher Conferencing

School improvement coach Elena Aguilar offers up useful suggestions for teachers when sitting down with parents.

5 Quick Classroom-Management Tips for Novice Teachers

Check out these five management strategies new teachers can begin using immediately in their classrooms.

7-Step Prep: Make a Weekly Plan for YOU!

Advance planning is essential for a week of effective teaching, yet the most effective planning system will let you incorporate and track those on-the-fly changes.

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.

Mastering the Teaching Game

After listening to an interview with top tennis coach Sven Groeneveld, Carol Tomlinson clarifies eight essential principles that teaching shares with high-level sports coaching.

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Summer Reading and Rejuvenation

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5 Ways to Make the Most of Your Non-Teaching Time

Nobody can "make time," but here are five smart ways to make better use of your non-teaching time with more efficiency and a lot less stress.

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5 Tips to Avoid Teacher Burnout

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How to Create a Professional Learning Community

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Takeaways from Math Methods: How Will You Teach Effectively?

Guest blogger Jennifer Bay-Williams, educator and author, shares three critical ideas that she wants her preservice math teachers to learn, each connected with a basic understanding of how their students will think and acquire knowledge.

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