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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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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.

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.

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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.

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Five Ways to Increase Teacher Agency in Professional Development

Last comment 1 week 3 days ago
7 628 6,842 views

What Doesn't Work When Evaluating Teachers

Last comment 2 days 6 hours ago
6 298 8,575 views

Tools to Assess Social and Emotional Learning in Schools

Last comment 2 weeks 1 day ago
4 1,287 12,439 views

When Grading Harms Student Learning

Mon, 11/23/2015 - 06:00
30 22,303 95,986 views

When Teachers and Administrators Collaborate

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 09:51
15 4,193 24,463 views

Edcamps: The New Professional Development

Wed, 07/20/2016 - 12:00
1 142 2,610 views

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Routine, Ritual, and School Community

Build a positive school culture and climate for students and staff alike by creating expectations around constructive routines and fun rituals.

4 3,713 12,439 views
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The Long Game: 4 Essentials for a Successful Mindfulness Program

A schoolwide mindfulness program starts with a vision, teaches it as a practice, changes school culture, and frames the effort with research and verifiable results.

1 1,804 6,019 views
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Beyond Measure: The Revolution Starts Now

The film "Beyond Measure" highlights on-the-ground education reform already in progress, from a student-led alternative school in suburban Massachusetts to district-wide PBL adoption in rural Kentucky.

2 1,087 4,981 views
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Aligning the Projects With the Standards

PBL can align with CCSS when teachers, knowing their kids' interests and abilities, let projects evolve to meet student needs as well as the standards.

6 226 7,472 views
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Financial Mentoring: Teaching Toward an Affordable Future

Teach elementary students about banking by generating excitement in the project, building it into the curriculum, partnering with parents and community, and careful planning.

750 2,283 views
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Launch Video Classroom Observations With New Toolkit

A new toolkit from Harvard University’s Center for Education Policy Research provides resources to help educators leverage video observations in school communities to improve teacher practice and student learning.

5 2,401 15,134 views
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Stop, Start, Continue: Conceptual Understanding Meets Applied Problem Solving

To better understand how educating individuals can make a global difference, consider what we should stop doing, what we should start doing, and what we should continue doing.

27 6,703 98,059 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.

4 844 17,622 views
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Summer Prep for 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.

1 3,171 17,414 views
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Teacher Development Is Key to Closing the Achievement Gap

Academy for Urban School Leadership (AUSL) defines four key practices for sustained student achievement.

26 215 16,378 views
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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.

11 2,065 15,963 views
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A Principal's Perspective: Preparing to Distribute Student iPads?

Rolling out iPads to an entire student body isn't easy. Principal Ben Johnson shares strategies for doing so and offers up answers to some important questions.

7 331 15,756 views
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Teacher Development Research Review: Annotated Bibliography

Teacher Development Research Table of Contents: Introduction

1 23 15,548 views
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How to Implement Social and Emotional Learning at Your School

To implement SEL at your school, use these seven activities to help students build self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills, and responsible decision making.

10 3,153 15,341 views

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