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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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4 Things Transformational Teachers Do

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Not Giving Up On a Student

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Blended Learning in the Mix: The Proactive Teacher

Teachers in blended learning programs should take the opportunity to learn and lead -- your ideas and observations are worth hearing and acting upon.

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PBL: Jumping in Headfirst

Join two middle school teachers in their first post of a year-long series about implementing a PBL pilot program in their fifth grade classroom.

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Innovations in Teacher Prep and Support: Resource Roundup

In this collection, find resources that discuss some of the innovative strategies used by teacher educators, mentors, coaches, and other professionals to prepare and support preservice and new teachers and facilitate ongoing teacher development.

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How Can We Avoid Limiting Our Students Via Race, Class, and Gender?

It's critical to keep bias out of the classroom, where no student deserves to be judged by his or her race, socioeconomic class, or gender.

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5 Research-Based Tips for Providing Students with Meaningful Feedback

Teacher feedback must be informative and encouraging for students to fully understand whether they're learning and what they can do to improve the learning process.

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Supporting the Teacher Maker Movement

In order for teachers to encourage student innovation, they need the freedom to be innovative as well. Eight ways school leaders can support faculty who want to develop engaging curriculum.

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Teachers: Preparing for Your Best Year Ever

Blogger Elena Aguilar gives teachers tips on ways to stay happy and successful this school year.

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The Power of Literature Circles in the Classroom

Instructional coach Ellen Aguilar explains how literature circles promote cooperative learning, and allow students to make choices about their own 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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Promoting a Culture of Learning

Edutopia blogger Terry Heick proposes using the Gradual Release of Responsibility Model - show them, help them, let them - as an authentic means for creating and promoting a culture of learning in your classroom.

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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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A New Definition of Rigor

Rigor doesn't simply mean giving students more or harder work. Instead, it's the result of work that challenges students' thinking in new and interesting ways.

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Four Simple Tips to Start the Year Strong

Setting a positive, approachable tone in the classroom on the first day of class will pay off in the long run.

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A Handwritten Letter, With Love and Thanks, to My Students

Retiring teacher shares his love and gratitude in a handwritten letter to his former students.

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