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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.

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.

Blended Learning in the Mix: The Engaged Administrator

For a successful school-wide blended learning program, administrators should remove obstacles, let teachers lead, and remain engaged with the process as well as the results.

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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8 Tips to Create a Twitter-Driven School Culture

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Five Peaceful Steps To Delivering Critical Feedback

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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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10 Tips for Delivering Awesome Professional Development

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8 Tips to Create a Twitter-Driven School Culture

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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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21st Century Schools or 21st Century Learning?

District principal and blogger George Couros suggests that 21st century learning involves far more than redesigning school libraries and purchasing iPads.

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Five-Minute Film Festival: A Day in the Life of a Public School District

A powerful documentary film project tells the story of a public school district through the lens of the people who work and learn there. VideoAmy offers a few favorites from the fifty short videos that have been published.

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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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Plan a "Digital Family Summit" to Engage Students and Parents

Principal and blogger Joe Mazza recounts his visit to the Digital Family Summit and talks about how, with digital media, children and their parents can learn and play together.

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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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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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Principal Mike McCarthy Sustains a Culture of Collaboration
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Principal Mike McCarthy Sustains a Culture of Collaboration

At King Middle School in Portland, Maine, McCarthy transformed a culture of divisiveness and violence by committing to cooperation and innovation.

4 1 4,002 views
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Becoming a 21st Century School or District: Use the 4Cs to Build Professional Capacity (Step 4 of 7)

A useful framework for developing good professional development for 21st century educators.

1 3,902 views
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Becoming a 21st Century School or District: Community Consensus Around the 4C's (Step 2 of 7)

In this second post of his series on 21st century leadership, Ken Kay discusses how to build consensus to support your vision.

1 3,902 views
How Principal Bill Perkins Creates a Caring School Community
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How Principal Bill Perkins Creates a Caring School Community

The head of Frederick Law Olmsted Academy North discusses how the CARE for Kids program has transformed students at his all-boys Louisville middle school.

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How Does Your School Have Fun?

Blogger and charter school CEO Bob Lenz shares how his organization keeps faculty spirits high.

7 3,802 views
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The Art of Facilitating Teacher Teams

For those who facilitate teacher teams, blogger Elena Aguilar offers tips for running professional development smoothly and effectively.

2 4 3,802 views
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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.

4 2 3,602 views

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