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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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5 Characteristics of an Effective School Team

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4 Lessons Learned From Common Core Implementation

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The Key to School Change: Getting Comfortable With Discomfort

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5 Characteristics of an Effective School Team

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Transformational Leadership: Engineering Creative Solutions

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2 450 3,664 views

Cultivating Healthy Teams in Schools

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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.

8 275 2,330 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 1,196 8,735 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.

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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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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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Digital Citizenship: Developing a Culture of Trust and Transparency

Turning a forbidding acceptable use policy into a friendlier digital empowerment guideline can shift your school culture into a more tech-friendly place.

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Celebrating School Counselors

With National School Counseling Week the first week of February, find out ways administrators, teachers, parents, and students can honor and celebrate school counselors.

2 594 9,317 views
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Not Giving Up On a Student

How can teachers and administrators help students overcome negative attitudes about school and learning?

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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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Stop Meeting and Start Connecting and Sharing

Blogger Andrew Marcinek on how we can improve meetings with the help of technology, like Google Doc, that encourage collaboration.

30 405 8,880 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 1,196 8,735 views
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You Need an Elevator Pitch About School Culture and Climate

Once a leadership team has helped the school community understand the importance of culture and climate, they are ready to assess it and improve it.

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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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