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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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Race and Violence Should Be a School-Wide Subject

School leaders should develop a coherent, community-derived message and model for discussing the intersection of race and violence in our society.

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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.

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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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Awash in a Sea of Misinformation: Charter School Myths and Realities

By confronting the myths of charter schools (monolithic entity, private ownership, failed experiments), we can examine why they exist and how to evaluate them individually.

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The LAUSD iPad Initiative: 5 Critical Technology Integration Lessons

The missteps in LAUSD's 1:1 program rollout stand as a costly illustration of the vision, planning, and implementation actually required for successful district-wide technology integration.

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Empathy and Research: Engaging Parents With Tech Initiatives

Your school's tech initiatives rely on parent buy-in, so welcome them into the conversation, listen to their concerns, and make them part of the solution.

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Teacher Leadership and the Common Core State Standards?

The pushback against Common Core includes teachers who believe they should have a voice in defining the standards, curriculum, and assessment.

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A Teacher Perspective: Advice for Principals

Blogger Ben Johnson offers his observations to administrators to help them build better relationships with teachers.

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8 Tips to Create a Twitter-Driven School Culture

Administrators can create a more connected school culture by modeling Twitter use and encouraging staff to work, play, and learn through the medium.

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A Principal's Perspective: Preparing to Distribute Student iPads?

Rolling out iPads to an entire student body isn't easy. Principal Ben Johnson shares strategies for doing so and offers up answers to some important questions.

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21st-Century PLNs for School Leaders

George Couros, school district administrator, encourages social media newbies to expand their PLNs for their own professional development, as well as for the benefit of their students.

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Don't Be Afraid to Give Direct Feedback

Superintendent and adjunct professor Scott Taylor returns with advice about using reflective questions as a constructive way of delivering direct feedback.

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Administrators: How to Get Out of the Office and Into Classrooms

As an administrator, I think about the most enjoyable times I have had at school. Frankly, none of them include sitting in my office doing paperwork, disciplining, or attending meetings. The most enjoyable and productive times I have experienced are when I...

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Leadership Lessons: Ten Ideas to Take into 2012

Elementary school principal Lori Cullen shares her most valuable lessons of the past year.

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