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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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A Letter to My New Principal

Last comment 2 weeks 5 days ago
17 177 19,801 views

5 Characteristics of an Effective School Team

Last comment 1 week 2 days ago
57 7,149 86,763 views

Reimagining Classroom Walkthroughs

Last comment 2 weeks 4 days ago
9 701 12,880 views

Prioritizing Student Learning: Rethinking Time, Space, and Money

Mon, 08/24/2015 - 12:00
1 129 1,127 views

Thank-You Letters to Teachers

Mon, 05/05/2014 - 18:42
16 2,580 274,648 views

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3 Next Steps for Developing Girls' Leadership

Edutopia blogger Elena Aguilar encourages developing girls' leadership through exploring with them the many definitions for leadership and discussing the importance of taking action.

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My "Academy Awards" for Best Educational Documentaries

Edutopia blogger Mark Phillips, acknowledging the proliferation of education-themed documentaries, starts a new tradition: the Educational Documentary Academy Awards! Join the suspense and celebration as he reveals which films were his favorites and...

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PennGSE & #Satchat: An Open Conversation About Educator and School Leader Preparation Programs

Edutopia blogger Dr. Joe Mazza announces a February 15 open social media learning experience for anyone passionate about school leadership, hosted by the University of Pennsylvania's Graduate School of Education in conjunction with #Satchat.

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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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Encouraging Teacher Leaders to Become Principals

Edutopia blogger Bob Lenz discusses how a recent report offers a road map for system leaders to establish new standards, practices, and management structures for growing a strong pipeline of principals.

2 422 3,331 views
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The Seven Characteristics of a Good Leader

Blogger Maurice Elias provides an overview of The Seven Characteristics of a Good Leader.

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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!

5 163 6,500 views

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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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The Power of Academic Parent-Teacher Teams

Blogger Anne O'Brien outlines how teachers can team with parents to help them better understand their children's academic learning goals.

2 163 4,535 views
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Plan a "Digital Family Summit" to Engage Students and Parents

Principal and blogger Joe Mazza recounts his visit to the Digital Family Summit and talks about how, with digital media, children and their parents can learn and play together.

3 197 4,521 views
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Creative Destruction in Teaching (and the Ongoing Relevance of Teachers)

"Industrial mutation," rather than making teachers obsolete, uniquely positions us to empower students to change the world with the new tools in their hands.

2 597 4,388 views
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The New Public: A Film You Have to See

Edutopia blogger Mark Phillips has nothing but high praise for The New Public, Jyllian Gunther's evocative, authentic documentary about a struggling arts high school, which airs October 1 on PBS.

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Do You Have 21/21 Vision?

To develop students' 21st-century skills, each school must determine the best outcomes and work toward them in ways appropriate and relevant to the community.

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Digital Citizenship: Developing a Culture of Trust and Transparency

Turning a forbidding acceptable use policy into a friendlier digital empowerment guideline can shift your school culture into a more tech-friendly place.

5 1,944 4,237 views

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