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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.

Summer Professional Development: Play!

Teaching takes creativity so here's some suggestions for engaging in some playful learning this summer.

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.

Micro-Credentials: Empowering Lifelong Learners

Discover opportunities associated with micro-credentials in an educational landscape that still evaluates teachers' professional development by traditional measures.

Professional Development: More Than Just a Checkbox on a Form

Tom Whitby proposes maximizing the trend of "DIY PD" as a cost-effective option for professional development conducted by school districts.

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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Summer Reading and Rejuvenation

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Summer Professional Development: Play!

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Reading in Summer Gives You Somewhere to Go

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Rethinking Difficult Parents

Educational consultant and author Allen Mendler looks at the ways that difficult parents can become teachers' allies rather than their adversaries.

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What the NFL Scouting Combine Can Teach Us About Teacher Evaluation

Math teacher and coach Jose Vilson draws a parallel between how the NFL evaluates its players and how school districts should evaluate their teachers.

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PBL Course Development: Collaboration Among Colleagues

Biology teacher Jayesh Rao continues Sammamish High School's blog series about the seven key elements for integrating PBL with a reflection on the experience of collaborating with his colleagues to develop new courses.

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Why Edcamp?

Teacher, leader, Edcamper and learner Kristen Swanson explains what Edcamps are and why they work.

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Cynicism Is Contagious; So Is Hope

Educator and blogger Rick Curwin looks at teacher cynicism, what causes it, and how to counteract it.

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Planning a Lesson, Telling a Story

Math teacher and professional development specialist Karen Lea explains how planning a lesson is a lot like telling a story, and how important it is to hook students with a good beginning.

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Penn-Finn Learnings 2013: How We Value Our Teachers

Brandon Wiley, Director of Asia Society's ISSN, blogs from Helsinki about the differences in how Finland and the U.S. value their teachers.

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For Kids' Sake, Let's Connect Parents and Schools

For Kids' Sake, Let's Connect Parents and Schools: Suzie Boss offers some concrete suggestions for improving communications between home and school.

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Online Learning in the Traditional Classroom

Articles, best practices, and training sites for virtual education.

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Teacher Development Is Key to Closing the Achievement Gap

Academy for Urban School Leadership (AUSL) defines four key practices for sustained student achievement.

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Technology Tools to Get Teachers Started

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

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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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New Teacher Boot Camp Week 3 - Using Storybird

Boot Campers are playing with this powerful drag-and-drop storytelling tool this week.

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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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