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WHAT WORKS IN EDUCATION The George Lucas Educational Foundation

Professional Development

Educators must always hone their craft. Discover the many formal, informal, ongoing, and job-embedded professional-development programs keeping teachers at the top of their game.

How Should Professional Development Change?

When it comes to professional development, teachers need more time and a structure to engage in deep collaboration. Read more on the findings and recommendations from a recent report.

10 Tips for Delivering Awesome Professional Development

Having clear objectives and starting on time are some of the tips one expert offers for creating effective teacher professional development.

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.

Do I Need a Digital Teaching Portfolio?

A well-planned, current digital teaching portfolio can be an asset whether you're seeking a job, being evaluated within your school, or simply demonstrating your professionalism.

DIY Professional Development: Resource Roundup

Why wait for a formal workshop environment to start improving your teaching craft, when there are so many opportunities to build your network and learn new skills on your own? We've compiled a list of the best resources for do-it-yourself PD to get you started.

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My Journey into Connectedness

Guest blogger Rafranz Davis, an instructional technology specialist, describes how becoming a connected educator brought her out of hiding and put her in a position of empowering other educators.

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Why I Became a Connected Educator

Don Doehla, co-director of UC Berkeley's East Bay World Language Project and facilitator of Edutopia's World Languages Group, shares the circumstances that led him to become a connected educator.

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Collaboration, Change and Innovation in Teaching and Learning

Harriet Sanford, president and CEO of the NEA Foundation, reports that, in school systems across the country, teacher unions and district leaders are working together to address pressing needs.

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What Kind of Teacher Do You Want?

Guest blogger Philip McIntosh, a 7th grade learner-in-chief at Challenger Middle School in Colorado Springs, describes how students deeply engaged in a project when they had a personal stake in the data being evaluated.

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6 Proposals for Improving Teacher Morale

Edutopia blogger Terry Heick reviews why low teacher morale is part of a complex cause-effect loop and offers six proposals to start breaking this cycle.

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Teamwork Takes Teachers to the Moon

Edutopia blogger Jose Vilson recounts how, as a middle school math teacher on a professional development retreat at NASA Kennedy Space Center, he got a taste of aerospace engineering by helping to build a working rover.

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How to Trust Your Students

Edutopia blogger Todd Finley shares what it means for teachers to trust their students, providing evidence of the immediate and long-term benefits.

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Linda Darling-Hammond on Creating a Collaborative Classroom
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The Collaborative Classroom: An Interview with Linda Darling-Hammond

The Stanford University education professor says social and emotional learning is a crucial part of teaching the whole child.

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Making Time for Teacher Collaboration Is Crucial

In order for teachers to grow, they need the space and time provided for them to collaborate with their colleagues.

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How Principals Can Grow Teacher Excellence

At Cochrane Collegiate Academy, teachers credit their principal with helping them continually improve their practice through effective PD, ongoing support, and mutual trust.

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Planning the Best Curriculum Unit Ever

The good curriculum is in the details, so focus your teacher super powers on the granular aspects of planning ahead for the new school year.

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4 Ways Teachers Can Change the World

Adam Bellow, former educator and founder of eduClipper, encourages you to start your professional development right now by adopting four simple yet profound ways of thinking and acting.

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What Teacher Leadership Looks Like for the New School Year

Teacher and blogger Jose Vilson looks at what 21st century teacher leadership involves and breaks it down into four simple but essential steps for starting a new school year in this role.

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Remake Your Class: 6 Steps to Get Started

Designer and organizational strategist Melanie Kahl suggests a six-step process to rethink and remake your classroom for more inspiring and more effective learning.

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