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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.

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.

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.

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 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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11 Habits of an Effective Teacher

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5 Strategic Tips for First-Year Administrators

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Do I Need a Digital Teaching Portfolio?

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How to Integrate Tech When It Keeps Changing

For students to embrace the skills needed in a changing technology landscape, teachers must coordinate knowledge, instructional practices, and technologies to positively influence academic achievement.

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Successful Math and Science Teacher Collaboration: The Administrator's Role

Want to improve collaboration between math and science teachers at your school? Here are four recommendations for administrators.

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Self-Assessment Inspires Learning

Read and download this self-assessment rubric and accompanying questions to help you assess your own or your students' social and emotional development this year.

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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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New Teacher Academy: Classroom Management

Blogger Lisa Dabbs introduces the New Teacher Academy with help from Justin Stortz, who discusses the not-so-secret basics of classroom management.

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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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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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How to Rewire Your Burned-Out Brain: Tips from a Neurologist

Blogger Judy Willis provides a neurobiological perspective on why burnout happens, and, even more importantly, how to reverse the pattern.

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8 Tips to Power-Up Your Classroom Presentations

Guest blogger Jason Cranford Teague, author, communicator and trusted designer, shares eight slide show tips to power-up your classroom presentations.

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Teaching Elementary Students the Magic of Math

An Oregon elementary school has improved test scores by integrating math across all subject areas and focusing on teacher training.

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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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