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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.

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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Less Is More: The Value of a Teacher's Time

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Using Pre-Needs Assessment for Effective PD

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Teacher as Farmer

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Using Pre-Needs Assessment for Effective PD

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The Myth of Having Summers Off

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No-Cost Summer Travel for Teachers

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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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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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The Hardest Job in America

Edutopia blogger Maurice Elias reflects on the powerful words of Sargent Shriver, a champion for public school teachers.

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6 Scaffolding Strategies to Use With Your Students

Blogger Rebecca Alber shares scaffolding strategies to use in your lessons. (Updated 01/2014)

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Teachers: 10 Tips for Slowing Down

Edutopia blogger Elena Aguilar shares ten tips to help teachers take a break and a breath much more often.

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Teach Kids to Use the Four-Letter Word

Guest blogger Joe Hirsch, award-winning teacher leader and curriculum developer, talks about a powerful four-letter word - grit - and why teachers shouldn't be afraid of demonstrating and encouraging their students how to use it.

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Doing It Differently: Tips for Teaching Vocabulary

Rebecca Alber offers tips for teaching vocabulary that include letting students select the words, putting away dictionaries, and creating time for talk and play with new terms.

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Teachers Observing Teachers: Instructional Rounds

Blogger Elena Aguilar makes a case for Instructional Rounds -- non-evaluative classroom visits where teachers, side-by-side with administrators, observe their colleagues.

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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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Teacher Appreciation: Why We Teach

Guest blogger Peg Regan reflects on why teachers teach: they're leaders who serve, fulfilling their own high expectations, giving to those who need to receive it - and ultimately, they were born to teach.

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Creating an Anti-Racist Classroom

Blogger Danielle Moss Lee examines the evidence that some teachers are still treating students of color differently.

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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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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 are Learning Designers

Edutopia blogger Andrew Miller, inspired by Sir Ken Robinson's metaphor that teachers are like gardeners, reviews the skills teachers need to design fruitful learning conditions: empower yourself, stop blaming students, and revise and reflect.

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