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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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A Look Inside the Classroom of the Future

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O Captain! My Captain! Where Has Teaching Gone?

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Teacher as Farmer

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

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Why Reading Matters: An Interview with a School Leader

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Using Pre-Needs Assessment for Effective PD

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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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How Rafe Esquith’s 5th Graders Became the World Famous Hobart Shakespeareans

Guest blogger Rafe Esquith describes his process of trial and error in teaching fifth graders how to perform Shakespeare and play guitar.

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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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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?

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A Definitive Guide to Teacher Checklists

If any Edutopia blogger could dream up making a checklist of checklists, it would be Todd Finley. Teachers, prepare to get organized!

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Student Feedback Helps Teachers Grow

Encouraging students to comment on classroom instruction can lead to a more effective pedagogical practice.

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Effective Teams: The Key to Transforming Schools?

Blogger Elena Aguilar overcame her frustration with teams, and offers these insights into what makes for a successful school team.

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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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Why Teachers Matter

George Lucas, filmmaker and GLEF founder, believes that even in this age of digital connectivity and instant access to information, we still need to recognize the importance of the human touch in education.

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