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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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A Letter to My New Principal

Last comment 3 weeks 3 days ago
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5 Characteristics of an Effective School Team

Last comment 2 days 15 hours ago
58 7,176 87,398 views

Reimagining Classroom Walkthroughs

Last comment 3 weeks 2 days ago
9 737 13,743 views

Maintaining School-to-Home Ties in the High School Years

Fri, 08/21/2015 - 06:00
4 109 663 views

Not Giving Up On a Student

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 12:00
10 210 9,592 views

5 Characteristics of an Effective School Team

Mon, 06/22/2015 - 10:00
58 7,176 87,398 views

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Listening Dyads Can Transform Your Team

Dyadic communication paired with Constructivist Listening presents a unique, healthy way for teachers to integrate their emotional selves with their professional selves.

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The Misguided War on Tenure: Some Peaceful Solutions

Rather than abolishing tenure, we can fix it by improving how it's granted, improving teacher evaluation, and tying salaries to post-tenure review, not seniority.

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Moving Beyond the Textbook

Welcome to the days of OER, PLCs, and student-supported tech as education transitions from static textbooks to connect students' learning with the world around them.

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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.

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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.

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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 5,524 15,835 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 2,196 7,461 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.

4 786 10,049 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?

10 210 9,592 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.

5 453 9,288 views
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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 7,151 9,136 views
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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.

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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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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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