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Teacher Leadership

For teacher-leaders who want to collaborate with other teachers and motivate colleagues and community with ideas, knowledge, and passion.

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Why Reading Matters: An Interview with a School Leader

An instructional development director from a charter schools network in the San Francisco area shares his plan for acquiring 300 donated digital reading devices for students.

Gratitude Can Fuel School Transformation

Blogger Elena Aguilar describes how developing a practice of gratitude on our campuses can help change the culture and climate of our schools.

Tips for Coaching Teacher Teams

Check out these tips and sage advice on how to guide a team of teachers and facilitate professional development.

Start Your Teaching Blog: Resources, Advice, and Examples

Thinking of starting a teacher blog? Matt Davis has collected guides and sources of inspiration to help you get started, including examples and advice from experienced bloggers.

Three Dos and Don’ts of Transformative Teacher Leadership

Jose Vilson looks at teacher leadership and offers some ideas for boosting your effectiveness as a liaison between teachers and administrators.

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A New Definition of Rigor

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20 Inspiring Reasons Why You Love to Teach

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Hands-Off Teaching Cultivates Metacognition

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Why I Flattened My School

One high school experiments with the flattened model as it seeks to replace departmental hierarchy with the creativity that blossoms from staff collaboration.

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Teacher for Hire: Tips for Finding Summer Employment

Edutopia blogger Ben Johnson suggests several employment alternatives to teaching summer school.

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#Teachingis Adapting

Edutopia blogger Josh Block, reflecting on the prompt 'what #Teachingis,' considers some of the identities and role juggled by teachers: powerful voice, facilitator, conflict resolver, mentor, model, consultant, scholar, observer . . .

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What Makes a Great School Leader?

Edutopia blogger Elena Aguilar highlights the three qualities she thinks most indicative of a great school leader: visionary leadership, community builder, and emotional intelligence.

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Reflections of a School Year

Edutopia blogger Ben Johnson proposes that as teachers reflect on the school year, they should consider what their staplers might say about their classrooms.

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Teachers Need to Follow Their Own Rules

Edutopia blogger Rick Curwin explains how behavior follows values, asks how children can be expected to follow rules that their teachers fail to model consistently and meaningfully, and proposes two simple but profound behavior changes.

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Good Schools for All: Finishing the Work of Brown vs. Board of Education

In the spirit of Brown vs. the Board of Education, Edutopia blogger Maurice Elias advocates that every student be intentionally and continuously exposed to programming that supports the growth of the whole child -- as opposed to solely academics.

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A Feelings Walking Tour: Surveying Your School Culture and Climate

Edutopia blogger Maurice Elias describes how to take a symbolic walk through your school to gain insight and ideas for any necessary action or changes.

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What Makes for a Master Teacher?

What makes for a master teacher? Ben Johnson shares his ideas and invites discussion.

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How to Stay Charged During the Final Weeks of School

Teachers can do a few things to help themselves and students remain motivated through the end of the year.

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Making the Most Out of Teacher Collaboration

Blogger Ben Johnson stresses the importance of collaboration and offer strategies for teachers working together.

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10 School-Based Secret Santa Gift Suggestions

Edutopia blogger and middle school teacher Heather Wolpert-Gawron provides 10 clever secret Santa ideas for your school.

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Waldorf-Inspired Public Schools Are on the Rise

Waldorf-inspired public schools are on the rise as parents seek relief from the high-stakes testing culture.

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Rethinking Difficult Parents

Educational consultant and author Allen Mendler looks at the ways that difficult parents can become teachers' allies rather than their adversaries.

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