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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.

The Coaching Model

Schools can learn a lesson from sports coaches about the value of personalized instruction for identifying areas of growth and optimizing student performance.

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.

When Teachers and Administrators Collaborate

See what it looks like when a district that has a strong collaborative culture undertakes a major initiative like implementing the Common Core.

Why Quality Professional Development for Teachers Matters

Providing high-quality professional development for teachers may be the most important thing schools can do to improve students learning.

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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8 Myths That Undermine Educational Effectiveness

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21st-Century Libraries: The Learning Commons

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5 Strategies to Ensure Student Learning

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8 Myths That Undermine Educational Effectiveness

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A Working Model for Blended Learning in an Urban School

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Reflecting on a Flat School

One school rearranged its staff duties and decision-making process to widen the range of ideas and involvement for operating efficiently and effectively.

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You Need an Elevator Pitch About School Culture and Climate

Once a leadership team has helped the school community understand the importance of culture and climate, they are ready to assess it and improve it.

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Not Giving Up On a Student

How can teachers and administrators help students overcome negative attitudes about school and learning?

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8 Steps to Combat the Bullying Epidemic

Don't wait for the next Bullying Prevention Month. Take steps now, including compassion instead of zero tolerance, community involvement, and cross-curriculum integration (especially the arts).

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Future Ready: Roadmaps to Tech Integration

Effective tech integration begins with strong leadership, mutual trust among all players and stakeholders, and a logical, sustainable plan.

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4 Tips to Transform Your Learning Space

Attract students to libraries and other rooms of learning by creating agile, inviting spaces with makerspace elements and, most importantly, a community feeling.

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The Insanity of the New Humanity: Put Away the Phone and Be There

In some countries, people interact as humans instead of vanishing into their phones. Vicki Davis suggests that we not let technology take away our humanity.

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Differentiated Instruction Ignites Elementary School Learning
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Tech-Fueled Differentiated Instruction Engages Elementary School Students

At Forest Lake Elementary School, in Columbia, South Carolina, achievement has soared since educators started using new technology to personalize the learning experience for each student.

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10 Big Ideas of School Leadership

Middle school principal Mike McCarthy shares 30 years of wisdom on how to run a school well.

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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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Free Resources and Tools for Replicating Project-Based Learning

Educators from High Tech High in San Diego, California, and the Whitfield Career Academy's 21st Century Learning Academy in Dalton, Georgia, have provided these resources for you to use in your own school.

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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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21st-Century Libraries: The Learning Commons

Libraries become a different kind of learning destination when schools reimagine them as open, transparent spaces that invite student communication and collaboration.

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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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