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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.

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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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3 Edtech Myths

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Math as a Social Justice Lever

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8 Myths That Undermine Educational Effectiveness

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5 Strategies to Ensure Student Learning

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8 Top Tips for Highly Effective PD

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The Need for Adaptation in Schools

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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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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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Yuri Kochiyama and How Everyone Plays Their Part

Compassion and inclusion in our schools begin when we keep both ears open, allow diversity of thought and experience, and recognize that voice is agency.

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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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Public-Private Partnerships: The Real Future of Education

In the areas of STEM, digital literacy, and the Maker movement, an energetic groundswell of public-private partnership initiatives is not-so-quietly remaking the future of education.

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Moving Beyond the Textbook

Welcome to the days of OER, PLCs, and student-supported tech as education transitions from static textbooks to connect students' learning with the world around them.

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Engaging Your School Community Through Social Media

A school leader shares his strategies for connecting his community via the school website, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, WeChat, and staff blogs.

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"Why Humanistic Teachers Get Fired: Because They're Stupid"

Edutopia blogger Mark Phillips is all for teachers who are trying to change their school communities for the better - as long as they're smart enough to keep their jobs!

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The Strategic Imperative for Schools: Technology as Connector

If schools hope to prepare students for an unknown future, they must make technology easy to use -- through hardware, software, mindset, and practice.

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Why Learning Space Matters

To maximize learning potential, classrooms should be open, comfortable, well lit, and visually stimulating. Strategic use of existing space can make a big difference, too.

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#Satchat: A Great Way for Administrators to Connect

Middle school vice principal Brad Currie explains the origins of the #Satchat group on Twitter, and describes how school administrators can benefit from expanding their Personal Learning Network.

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Increasing Student Voice in Local Schools and Districts

Students deserve a say in running their schools and districts, and board members could easily make room for student representatives to share their wisdom and insight.

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