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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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Student Power!

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8 Myths That Undermine Educational Effectiveness

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

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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

Discussion posted Wed, 04/30/2014 - 16:34
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Thank You Letters to Teachers

Discussion posted Mon, 05/05/2014 - 18:42
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Principal Mike McCarthy Sustains a Culture of Collaboration
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Principal Mike McCarthy Sustains a Culture of Collaboration

At King Middle School in Portland, Maine, McCarthy transformed a culture of divisiveness and violence by committing to cooperation and innovation.

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Guest Blog: Boosting Teacher Morale

Guest blogger Matt Guthrie shares his perspective on the effects of low teacher morale, the topic of March 2 #echat,

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How Principal Bill Perkins Creates a Caring School Community
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How Principal Bill Perkins Creates a Caring School Community

The head of Frederick Law Olmsted Academy North discusses how the CARE for Kids program has transformed students at his all-boys Louisville middle school.

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How Principal Alicia Averette Builds a Safe Environment at School
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How Principal Alicia Averette Builds a Safe Environment at School

The staff at Louisville's Breckinridge-Franklin Elementary School enable students to thrive by cultivating a secure, inviting place to learn.

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Resources and Lesson Plans for a College-bound Culture

The school shares details about administration, school culture, professional development, and curriculum -- materials that you may adapt for your class or school.

6 6,319 views
Principal Philip Wright on Building Relationships at YES Prep North Central
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Philip Wright on Building Relationships

YES Prep North Central's principal talks about the school's approach to productive student conduct.

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YES Prep: Mark DiBella on How to Lead a Change
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Mark DiBella on How to Lead a Change

YES Prep's school director discusses how to create a positive environment for everyone in the school community.

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The UnCollege Movement

Educational futurist Dale J. Stephens redefines "dropping out" as the new model for taking control of your own education.

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The Accidental Community: Feeling the Love

Guest blogger Shira Loewenstein, citing a study about the benefits of workplace love in the for-profit sector, asks whether those team-building strategies would have the same positive effects if introduced to our PLCs at school.

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YES Prep: Mark DiBella on How to Lead a Change
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Mark DiBella on How to Lead a Change

YES Prep's school director discusses how to create a positive environment for everyone in the school community.

1 904 views
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Why It Matters: Social and Emotional Learning After School

South Carolina's WINGS for Kids teaches crucial social and emotional skills to students facing serious life challenges.

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Kathleen Petersen

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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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3 Leadership Lessons from the Government Shutdown

Guest blogger Fred Ende, Assistant Director of Curriculum and Instructional Services for Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCES, looks at the recent Federal government shutdown as a cautionary lesson in effective leadership principles.

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