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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.

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.

Back-to-School Resources for School Leaders

Explore resources from Edutopia and the Web that support school leaders -- including principals and other administrators -- as they guide school communities into a new school year.

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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Why Quality Professional Development for Teachers Matters

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8 Tips for Schools Interested in Restorative Justice

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Leading and Learning for a Successful Digital Transformation

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A Warm and Inviting School Climate

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8 Tips for Schools Interested in Restorative Justice

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

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Addressing Chronic Absenteeism

Blogger Anne O'Brien shares both nationwide data for student chronic absence and ways schools and districts can work to decrease it.

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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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School Board Elections: How to Decide

Edutopia blogger Mark Phillips presents his criteria in voting for school board candidates, suggesting the job skills and character traits he believes are required for the position.

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6 Paths to Better Leadership

Maurice Elias outlines six important standards for school leaders to make a difference in the lives of their students and school communities.

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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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Student Advocacy for Every Secondary School

Edutopia blogger Mark Phillips believes that comprehensive student advocacy should be part of every secondary student's experience.

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One Size Does Not Fit All: Engaging Families Next Year by Soliciting Feedback Now

Principal, educator and blogger Joe Mazza looks at data regarding parent engagement with the suggestion that schools tailor their outreach specifically to the families in their community.

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Resources and Lesson Plans for a College-bound Culture

The school shares details about administration, school culture, professional development, and curriculum -- materials that you may adapt for your class or school.

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One Size Does Not Fit All: Engaging Families Next Year by Soliciting Feedback Now

Principal, educator and blogger Joe Mazza looks at data regarding parent engagement with the suggestion that schools tailor their outreach specifically to the families in their community.

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Principal Kappy Cannon Fosters Technology Innovation and Teamwork
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Principal Kappy Cannon Steck Fosters Technology Innovation and Teamwork

Principal Kappy Cannon Steck encourages master teachers to innovate with new technologies and work together to share their skills with the entire staff.

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Teacher Development and Leadership Research Review

Teacher Development Research Table of Contents: Introduction Keys to Educator Success

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#Satchat: A Great Way for Administrators to Connect

Middle school vice principal Brad Currie explains the origins of the #Satchat group on Twitter, and describes how school administrators can benefit from expanding their Personal Learning Network.

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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!

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Why Learning Space Matters

To maximize learning potential, classrooms should be open, comfortable, well lit, and visually stimulating. Strategic use of existing space can make a big difference, too.

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