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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.

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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O Captain! My Captain! Where Has Teaching Gone?

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Injustice in Education

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Teacher as Farmer

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A Look Inside the Classroom of the Future

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Common Core in Action: Narrative Writing

Blogger Heather Wolpert-Gawron provides strategies and steps for teaching narrative writing aligned to the Common Core State Standards.

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Learning Trends vs. Permanent Disruptors

Edutopia blogger Terry Heick compares the usual waves of new ideas in education to the rising tide of disruptive tech in our culture, and asks how we can begin to reconcile them.

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Collaboration, Change and Innovation in Teaching and Learning

Harriet Sanford, president and CEO of the NEA Foundation, reports that, in school systems across the country, teacher unions and district leaders are working together to address pressing needs.

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Teachers: Staying Positive in Trying Times

Blogger Heather Wolpert-Gawron proposes ways for teachers to avoid shutting down and how to stay happy and effective in the classroom.

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Common Core in Action: Writing for an Audience

Edutopia blogger Rebecca Alber provides meaningful writing tasks for all grade levels that are aligned to the Common Core.

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Teaching for Justice: 10 Ways To Unravel Systemic Oppression

How do you confront any racial injustice at your school? How do you reflect on your own potential biases in the classroom? Blogger Elena Aguilar offers ten tactics to help teachers answer those questions.

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Lessons Learned: Mexico's Day of Independence

Edutopia blogger Ben Johnson shares his experiences of teaching in Mexico and the lessons he learned.

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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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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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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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When Teachers and Administrators Collaborate

See what it looks like when a district that has a strong collaborative culture undertakes a major initiative like implementing the Common Core.

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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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How the School of the Future Got It Right

This New York City middle and high school measures the full range of student ability through formative assessments, presentations, exhibitions, and tests -- and they put a strong focus on "authentic" tasks that are tied to the real world.

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