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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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When Teachers Compete, No One Wins

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5 Strategies to Ensure Student Learning

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Share "Feedforward," Not Feedback

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9 606 4,931 views

When Social, Emotional, and Character Development Goes Statewide

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Share "Feedforward," Not Feedback

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9 606 4,931 views

How School Leaders Set the Stage for PBL Success

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7 736 9,641 views

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Listening to Parents: What It Means to Be an Ally

The best ways to build trust with parents are thinking before you react, being fully present, not offering quick fixes, and committing to follow-ups.

18 183 2,097 views
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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.

6 456 5,309 views
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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.

8 1,538 15,360 views
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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.

8 879 7,125 views
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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.

8 179 2,375 views
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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.

5 452 9,082 views
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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.

4 604 6,147 views

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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.

1,371 10,060 views
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Four Suggestions to Help You Lead by Relationships and Realize Your Vision

Scott Taylor, Assistant Superintendent for the Kenilworth, NJ school district, writes about the importance of leading by relationships in order to realize your vision.

3 538 9,920 views
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Teacher Development Research Review: Annotated Bibliography

Teacher Development Research Table of Contents: Introduction

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How School Leaders Set the Stage for PBL Success

Whether the goal is for projects to happen occasionally or every day, lasting results require thoughtful school leadership.

7 736 9,641 views
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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.

4 352 9,641 views
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Creating a Culture of Integrity in the Classroom

Students develop academic honesty when you build their moral vocabulary, respond appropriately to cheating, use meaningful quotes, and inspire them to believe in themselves.

7 741 9,524 views
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O Captain! My Captain! Where Has Teaching Gone?

To understand the changing nature of 21st-century teaching, consider how these elements define your school culture: scheduling, budget, programming, and student POV.

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