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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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What Makes Teachers Love What They Do?

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Teacher Burnout: 4 Warning Signs

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Reteach and Enrich: How to Make Time for Every Student

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Helping Girls Unlock Their Leadership Potential

Blogger Anne OBrien profiles a school program committed to changing the way tween and teen girls view themselves.

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The Best 1:1 Device is a Good Teacher

Edutopia blogger Andy Marcinek, a frequent advocate for one-to-one classrooms, admits that no edtech can truly replace an engaged, forward-thinking teacher.

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Five Tips for Taking Advantage of Twitter Over the Summer

Elana Leoni, Edutopia's Director of Social Media Strategy and Marketing, provides us with five summertime tips for taking advantage of Twitter as a professional learning network in preparation for the new school year.

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Parents Aren't Necessary for Students to Learn

High school principal Ben Johnson asks teachers to believe they can teach a child even when parental support is not possible.

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Why We Must Recreate the Wheel

High school English teacher Ryan W. Ihrke looks past the dread of recreating the wheel to suggest that reinvention can actually be good for refreshing our teaching strategies.

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Summer Planning for Successful PBL

Bob Lenz suggests that teachers spend a few additional summertime hours planning for successful project-based learning -- this practice can help them reap bigger benefits during the year.

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Teacher Burnout: You're Not Alone

Edutopia blogger Nick Provenzano urges you to seek support from your PLN if you find yourself in the throes of Teacher Burnout.

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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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Cynicism Is Contagious; So Is Hope

Educator and blogger Rick Curwin looks at teacher cynicism, what causes it, and how to counteract it.

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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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The 5 Features of Science Inquiry: What Questions Do You Have?

STEM blogger Eric Brunsell on the 5 features of science inquiry: What questions do you ask?

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An Introduction to Teacher Development
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An Introduction to Teacher Development

New models for preparing educators in training focus on practical tips and feedback.

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Teachers Support Differentiated Learning Through Professional Development and Collaboration
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Teachers Support Differentiated Learning Through Professional Development and Collaboration

In order to successfully personalize learning for each student, teachers at Forest Lake Elementary plan lessons together, build a strong support network, and collaborate on professional development.

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A Note from George Lucas: Celebrating Unsung Heroes in Education

Edutopia founder George Lucas observes Teacher Appreciation Day with words of encouragement to all the unsung heroes who spend their days preparing our children for their future.

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