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WHAT WORKS IN EDUCATION The George Lucas Educational Foundation

Teacher Leadership

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

Beyond Twitter and Google+: Staying Focused on Real Connection

Instead of focusing solely on social media, connected educators should stay tuned into their classrooms, meet other educators face to face, and model real-world engagement.

Pride of Profession: Striving to Become a Great Teacher

How can we expect students to aspire to be great if we are not also aspiring for greatness?

Honoring Pioneers in Education

Let's take a moment to admire innovators in our field including some who in spite of criticism continued forward.

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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What Makes Teachers Love What They Do?

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Beyond Twitter and Google+: Staying Focused on Real Connection

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How to Create a Professional Learning Community

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PBL Pilot: Rolling It Out to Parents and Students

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What Makes Teachers Love What They Do?

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Teacher Burnout: 4 Warning Signs

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Teachers: How Slowing Down Can Lead to Great Change

In the spirit of the slow food movement, Edutopia blogger Elena Aguilar proposes teachers lead in slowing the frenetic pace often found in schools.

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"Why Humanistic Teachers Get Fired: Because They're Stupid"

Edutopia blogger Mark Phillips is all for teachers who are trying to change their school communities for the better - as long as they're smart enough to keep their jobs!

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Enter the 36 Chambers of Teaching (What We Can Learn from the Wu-Tang Clan)

Edutopia blogger Jose Vilson, drawing on the Wu-Tang Clan for inspiration, suggests that the world of education could learn a few practical and philosophical lessons from the poetry of the street.

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From Brooklyn to Jakarta: Teaching Teachers Well

Blogger Karali Pitzele explains how using discussion protocols and classroom strategies during professional development can help propel teacher learning.

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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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This Year's Nerdy Gift Suggestions

Edutopia blogger Nick Provenzano makes his holiday season recommendations for what to give that special nerd in your life.

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Common Core in Action: Reviving the Civic Mission of Schools

Edutopia blogger Anne O'Brien outlines how the Common Core State Standards can help promote the civic goals of schools.

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When Rote Learning Makes Sense

Memorization has long been consider an insult to critical thinking, but it may be a necessary step in acquiring long-term learning.

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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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What Makes for a Master Teacher?

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

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Harness Your Students' Digital Smarts
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Harness Your Students' Digital Smarts

Innovative teacher Vicki Davis leverages wikis, blogs, podcasts, virtual worlds, and other new media tools to connect students in rural Georgia to the world.

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Teachers, What's Your Vision?

Blogger Elena Aguilar highlights how Restorative Justice helped one school greatly decrease suspensions.

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Appreciate Teachers By Understanding What They Do

Edutopia blogger Mary Beth Hertz suggests that the best way to celebrate teacher appreciation week is focusing on the reality of what teaching means rather than falling back on outdated assumptions or news media-induced perceptions.

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No-Cost Summer Travel for Teachers

Guest blogger Suzanne Acord, former Peace Corps volunteer and current high school history teacher, introduces a range of inexpensive travel opportunities that will broaden teachers' worldview and enhance their lessons for years to come.

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