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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.

Listening Dyads Can Transform Your Team

Dyadic communication paired with Constructivist Listening presents a unique, healthy way for teachers to integrate their emotional selves with their professional selves.

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.

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.

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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Listening to Parents: What It Means to Be an Ally

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Becoming a Listening Educator

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5 Tips for Avoiding Teacher Burnout

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Becoming a Listening Educator

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The Teacher as Reader

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Technology SAMR Model for Administrators Part 5: Staff Input

Through the SAMR (Substitution, Augmentation, Modification, and Redefinition) model of technology, administrators can invite their staff to share the vision, and keep them informed and updated.

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Technology SAMR Model for Administrators Part 4: Classroom Evaluations

Through the SAMR (Substitution, Augmentation, Modification, and Redefinition) model of technology, administrators can bypass the distractions and interruptions that often interfere with classroom evaluations.

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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.

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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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How to Save Time by Reducing Email: 6 Strategies for Staying Afloat

Email should be a lifesaver instead of a raging flood. Save time and increase efficiency through developing new habits, using templates, and ruthlessly unsubscribing.

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Pride of Profession: Striving to Become a Great Teacher

How can we expect students to aspire to be great if we are not also aspiring for greatness?

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Outstanding in Your Field: What It Takes to Be a Great Teacher

What does greatness mean in education? Administrator, author, and educator Ben Johnson ponders the quality of excellence.

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Summer Reading for Educators: My Favorites

Edutopia blogger Mark Phillips offers us his go-to list of what educators should be reading this summer.

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6 Things We Know for Sure with iPads in School

Guest blogger Jennifer Krzystowczyk, an Apple Certified Trainer, shares the six proven benefits of district-wide iPad integration in Bellevue, Nebraska.

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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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A Research-Based Approach to Arts Integration

At Bates Middle School in Annapolis, Maryland, arts integration has helped raise student achievement, in conjunction with other key best practices.

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5 Simple Lessons for Social and Emotional Learning for Adults

Edutopia blogger Elena Aguilar offers up five lessons to use with school staff and faculty for building emotional awareness, self-management, social awareness, and relationship management.

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Making Sure They Are Learning

Sticky notes coalesce into high-level analytical thinking in Sarah Kaufmann's 6th grade humanities class, where complex concepts are broken down into manageable pieces that help students master challenging assignments.

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The Myth of Having Summers Off

When summer hits, teachers often find themselves busy with all the business they were unable to accomplish during the frantic school year.

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Daily Planning Worksheet

Download this sample daily planning worksheet to help you think about how to plan your weekly activities.

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What Does Transformational Teaching Look Like?

Download a one-page tip sheet to reference six ways you can transform your teaching practice.

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