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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 Tips for Avoiding Teacher Burnout

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3 Edtech Myths

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Teacher Leadership and the Common Core State Standards?

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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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A Feelings Walking Tour: Surveying Your School Culture and Climate

Edutopia blogger Maurice Elias describes how to take a symbolic walk through your school to gain insight and ideas for any necessary action or changes.

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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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10 Tips for Delivering Awesome Professional Development

Having clear objectives and starting on time are some of the tips one expert offers for creating effective professional development for teachers.

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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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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.

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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.

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Parent Communication Toolbox

While each school community is unique, there's a wide range of digital tools to keep parents involved when face-to-face communication isn't possible.

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