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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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If I Knew Then: A Letter to Me on My First Day of Teaching

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

Discussion posted Fri, 08/29/2014 - 11:40
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Parent Communication Toolbox

Blog posted Wed, 08/27/2014 - 12:10
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Thank You Letters to Teachers

Discussion posted Mon, 05/05/2014 - 18:42
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Quick Tips for Succeeding On a Low Budget

Arizona's Mesquite Elementary is one of the top-performing schools in the state but has one of the lowest per pupil budgets. Here’s how the school makes more out of less.

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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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Sustaining Success Despite Budget Cuts

How a resource-strapped elementary school became a top-performing school with a homegrown, easy-to-implement program of differentiated instruction.

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An Open Letter to Principals: Five Leadership Strategies for the New Year

Eric Sheninger shares his ideas on leadership during challenging times.

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Teacher Development Is Key to Closing the Achievement Gap

Academy for Urban School Leadership (AUSL) defines four key practices for sustained student achievement.

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Stop Meeting and Start Connecting and Sharing

Blogger Andrew Marcinek on how we can improve meetings with the help of technology, like Google Doc, that encourage collaboration.

27 9,460 views
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How to Work with the Invisible Administrator

Holden Clemens shares a very useful approach to working with a principal that nobody ever sees.

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Teacher Development Research Review: Avoiding Pitfalls

Teacher Development Research Table of Contents: Introduction

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What the NFL Scouting Combine Can Teach Us About Teacher Evaluation

Math teacher and coach Jose Vilson draws a parallel between how the NFL evaluates its players and how school districts should evaluate their 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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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.

1 5 2,101 views
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Student Advocacy for Every Secondary School

Edutopia blogger Mark Phillips believes that comprehensive student advocacy should be part of every secondary student's experience.

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Principal Mentoring: The Push for New School Leaders
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Principal Mentoring: The Push for New School Leaders

Mentors can make all the difference in engaging and inspiring new principals to become great leaders.

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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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