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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.

Should Students Have a Role in Professional Development?

Check out these real-life examples of students playing an active role in their teachers' professional learning.

Using Pre-Needs Assessment for Effective PD

Personalize your PD by using tools like Google Forms, Padlet, and Nearpod to learn what teachers already know and what they need to know.

Becoming a Listening Educator

The four traits of a listening educator are a willingness to slow down, genuine curiosity, attention to non-verbal cues, and self-awareness and empathy.

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 formal environments, when there are so many opportunities to 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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Hangouts on Air: Connecting Teachers With Content Experts

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Project Based Learning: Professional Development Recommendations?

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Promoting Playful Learning Through Teacher Networks

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Technology Summer Camp

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The Reflective Teacher: Taking a Long Look

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5 Tips for Avoiding Teacher Burnout

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5 Strategic Tips for First-Year Administrators

For admins just starting out, it's helpful to establish relationships, visit classrooms, understand others, flatten the hierarchy, and become an active social media presence.

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Taking Charge: 5 Key Strategies for DIY PD

Educators create their own professional development opportunities with the many resources available via social media, bringing their admins on board with this new model.

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8 Free Apps and Web Tools for Staying Organized in the New Year

The human brain can organize only so much data. Tools like 30/30, Pocket, and Sunrise can boost your ability to stay informed, connected, and on time.

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3 Steps to Make 2015 Epic

Make your New Year epic by learning from your mistakes and moving on, setting audacious goals, and creating everyday memories that will warm and inspire you.

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Your Possible Year: Resolutions, Reflections, Risks - and Laughs

January 1 is the middle of the school year, but it's also an ideal moment for teachers to reset the clock and refresh their expectations.

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Making Those New Year's Resolutions Stick

The best New Year's resolutions result in improved student learning. Whether introducing new pedagogy or starting student blogs, take small steps and don't fear failure.

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The Longer View: Edtech and 21st-Century Education

A forward-thinking Baby Boomer reflects on the need to accept the opportunities offered by technology to educate the generations who embrace it.

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No-Cost Summer Travel for Teachers

Guest blogger Suzanne Acord, former Peace Corps volunteer and current high school history teacher, introduces a range of inexpensive travel opportunities that will broaden teachers' worldview and enhance their lessons for years to come.

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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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School Leadership: Resource Roundup

For principals and other school administrators, this list of videos, blogs, and articles includes advice and tips on effective leadership strategies, partnering with teachers, and cultivating and retaining strong leaders.

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3 Ways of Getting Student Feedback to Improve Your Teaching

Edutopia blogger Vicki Davis asks her students for professional development help, ending the year with in-class focus groups, a survey, and a call for anonymous notes that will guide her in improving her practice next year.

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Top 12 Summer Tips for Top Teachers

For top teachers, the list of 12 tips for maximizing your summer vacation includes reflecting, connecting, laughing, and coming out swinging in September.

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Tricks of the Trade: Classroom Management Tips for Teachers (Video Playlist)

A compilation of short videos where educators share how to keep it all together in class.

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Big Thinkers: Linda Darling-Hammond on Becoming Internationally Competitive

Stanford University professor and noted researcher Linda Darling-Hammond discusses what the United States can learn from high-achieving countries on teaching, learning, and assessment.

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