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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.

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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Doing It Differently: Tips for Teaching Vocabulary

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10 Tips for Delivering Awesome Professional Development

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Limiting Our Students Via Race, Class, and Gender

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Meeting the Needs of All Students: A First Step

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Innovations in Teacher Prep and Support: Resource Roundup

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Five Tips to Make ISTE 2013 Awesome

Elana Leoni, Edutopia's Director of Social Media Strategy and Marketing, shares the best kind of preview for ISTE 2013 - five amusing but commonsense tips on how to make the most of this conference.

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A Like-Minded Community: Key for Sustaining Our Work as Educators

Blogger Elena Aguilar encourages educators find and maintain a tight-knit community at their school sites.

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Teaching Journalism in the 21st Century: A Conversation with William Zinsser

Teacher David Cutler relates his conversation with renowned journalist William Zinsser about making the transition from print to digital media and how, in the end, good journalism is still good journalism.

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Transformation Begins With Reflection: How Was Your Year?

How will you describe this school year, teachers? What will you try and what will you do differently next year?

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Complex Texts: Guiding Readers One Step at a Time

First grade teacher and literacy consultant Maria Walther offers a few simple but effective steps to guide beginning readers into complex texts.

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Teacher Burnout: 4 Warning Signs

Edutopia blogger Nick Provenzano confronts the weary heartbreak of teacher burnout by offering four warning signs to help recognize it in yourself and your colleagues.

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Hitting the Books: Summer Reading Recommends

School leader Elena Aguilar shares her book list for this summer.

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Teachers and Community Members Practice TLC with PLCs

Create a culture of collaboration and constant improvement with professional learning communities.

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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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Teachers Helping Teachers: Eight Ways to Prevent Burnout

Teacher and blogger Katy Farber offers some ideas for teachers to create supportive networks to keep from burning out.

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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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Meeting the Needs of All Students: A First Step

Edutopia blogger Elena Aguilar encourages teachers to confront their own biases so they connect more deeply with each child in their classrooms.

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Transforming Education: The One Thing I'd Change in 2014

Edutopia blogger Elena Aguilar describes how engaging in authentic dialogue can strengthen school communities.

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Teachers Need to Follow Their Own Rules

Edutopia blogger Rick Curwin explains how behavior follows values, asks how children can be expected to follow rules that their teachers fail to model consistently and meaningfully, and proposes two simple but profound behavior changes.

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