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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.

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.

Leading and Learning for a Successful Digital Transformation

One transformative school district is fostering adaptive skills among faculty and students while collaborating with like-minded districts to share ideas and further goals.

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.

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.

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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5 Tips for Avoiding Teacher Burnout

Edutopia blogger Mary Beth Hertz addresses teacher burnout with suggestions for both educators and administrators. Her tips include an ongoing attitude of professional development, including all stakeholders when things change, and maintaining a...

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Tech Integration and School Culture

Edutopia blogger Andrew Marcinek fits together three of the puzzle pieces for a school-wide tech integration initiative: developing a trusting, open culture; embracing risk and innovation; and turning PD into exploratory, sharing experiences.

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Professional Development: More Than Just a Checkbox on a Form

Guest blogger Tom Whitby examines how a school district's professional development decisions come down to cost, and then proposes maximizing the trend of DIY PD as a cost-effective answer to the problem.

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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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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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Middle School's Role in Dropout Prevention

Blogger Anne O'Brien shares research and resources for helping secondary students stay in school.

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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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School Administrator's Guide to Supporting the Role of School Counselors

Guest blogger Kimberlee Ratliff, a National Certified Counselor and APUS Associate Professor and Program Director, offers school administrators a checklist for what they should and should not expect from their school counselors.

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Five Ways to Develop a Partnership with Your Principal

Blogger and school principal Ben Johnson outlines five helpful tips to help teachers connect with their principals.

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8 Tips for Schools Interested in Restorative Justice

Restorative justice promotes a positive, orderly school environment. Students and all members of the school community can learn and practice self-discipline, empathy, and accountability.

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Becoming a 21st Century School or District: Use the 4Cs to Support Teachers (6 of 7)

Focus on the 4Cs in student work, and meaningful feedback and evaluations for teachers, says Ken Kay in this 6th blog in a series on 21st century leadership.

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What Bullying Looks Like in the Digital Age and How to Prevent It

As cyberbullying increases, our best options are recognizing patterns, keeping evidence, intervening when appropriate, reporting any incidents, and educating everyone -- bullies included.

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