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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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Beyond Twitter and Google+: Staying Focused on Real Connection

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How to Create a Professional Learning Community

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10 Steps for Avoiding Teacher Burnout

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PBL Pilot: Rolling It Out to Parents and Students

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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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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.

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It's time to reflect on what keeps you in the classroom.

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My Journey into Connectedness

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Common Core in Action: Narrative Writing

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Edutopia blogger Terry Heick compares the usual waves of new ideas in education to the rising tide of disruptive tech in our culture, and asks how we can begin to reconcile them.

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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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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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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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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.

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Common Core in Action: Narrative Writing

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The Secret to Making It a Great School Year

Blogger Elena Aguilar advocates for focusing and reflecting on three good things at the end of each school day.

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College Readiness: How to Help Students Think Abstractly

Abstract thinking skills are key to college readiness for students.

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