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WHAT WORKS IN EDUCATION The George Lucas Educational Foundation

School Leadership

Discover the challenges, strategies, and triumphs of troubleshooting, guiding, and inspiring not just a classroom, but an entire academic community.

Back-to-School Resources for School Leaders

Explore resources from Edutopia and the Web that support school leaders -- including principals and other administrators -- as they guide school communities into a new school year.

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.

Supporting the Teacher Maker Movement

In order for teachers to encourage valuable innovation by students, teachers need the freedom to be innovative as well. Eight ways principals can support faculty who want to develop engaging curriculum.

12 Nuggets of 21st Century Learning

Well into the 21st century, the concept of 21st-century learning is still gaining traction. Ken Kay offers 12 indicators to educate and illustrate.

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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Use Talking Points to Keep the Complicated Simple

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Technology SAMR Model for Administrators Part 3: File Management

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Three (+1) Leadership Ingredients I'd Take To A Desert Isle

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Three (+1) Leadership Ingredients I'd Take To A Desert Isle

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Parent Communication Toolbox

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Thank You Letters to Teachers

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Technology SAMR Model for Administrators Part 3: File Management

Through the SAMR (Substitution, Augmentation, Modification, and Redefinition) model of technology, administrators can keep track of files, set a tech-friendly tone, and lead more effectively.

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Technology SAMR Model for Administrators - Part 2: Community Interaction

Through the SAMR (Substitution, Augmentation, Modification, and Redefinition) model of technology, school communities can function more easily in supporting students and keeping parents informed.

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Fixing Detached Schools Via Tech

If schools seem detached from the people and communities they serve, strategic uses of interactive technology, apps, and social media offer the means to reconnect.

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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 Working Model for Blended Learning in an Urban School

After two years of blended learning, a low-performing high school became one of the country's best. Read about how they shifted the learning, teaching, and culture.

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Lessons Learned about Troubled Schools from Failing States

These same four features are shared by struggling schools and failing states that have successfully turned around.

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12 Nuggets of 21st-Century Learning

Well into the 21st century, the concept of 21st-century learning is still gaining traction. Ken Kay offers 12 indicators to educate and illustrate.

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5 Strategies to Ensure Student Learning

After Arizona's Mesquite Elementary School developed a program to provide additional instruction time for students struggling with math, test scores shot to the top.

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Why I Flattened My School

One high school experiments with the flattened model as it seeks to replace departmental hierarchy with the creativity that blossoms from staff collaboration.

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Differentiated Instruction in the Classroom at Mesquite Elementary School
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Differentiated Instruction: Helping Every Child Succeed

Mix teacher collaboration and innovative leadership with a big dose of differentiated instruction and you get Mesquite Elementary's winning recipe.

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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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Teacher Development Research Review: Keys to Educator Success

Teacher Development Research Table of Contents: Introduction Keys to Educator Success

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5 Tips for Avoiding Teacher Burnout

Edutopia blogger Mary Beth Hertz addresses teacher burnout with suggestions for both educators and administrators. Her tips include an ongoing attitude of professional development, including all stakeholders when things change, and maintaining a personal life.

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What Makes a Great School Leader?

Edutopia blogger Elena Aguilar highlights the three qualities she thinks most indicative of a great school leader: visionary leadership, community builder, and emotional intelligence.

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