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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.

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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 New Definition of Rigor

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20 Inspiring Reasons Why You Love to Teach

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Hands-Off Teaching Cultivates Metacognition

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Teachers: How Slowing Down Can Lead to Great Change

In the spirit of the slow food movement, Edutopia blogger Elena Aguilar proposes teachers lead in slowing the frenetic pace often found in schools.

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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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Comprehensive Assessment: A New York City Success Story
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Comprehensive Assessment: A New York City Success Story

Through constant investment in the assessment process, both students and teachers strive for true learning at School of the Future, a 6-12 school in Manhattan.

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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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A New Definition of Rigor

Rigor doesn't simply mean giving students more or harder work. Instead, it's the result of work that challenges students' thinking in new and interesting ways.

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School-Wide Appreciation: 3 Ways to Say Thank You

Edutopia blogger Nick Provenzano notes that Teacher Appreciation can be an opportunity for showing gratitude to everyone in the building, whether you bake them cookies, write a personal note, or tell them face-to-face.

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Technology and Teaching: Finding a Balance

Edutopia blogger Andrew Marcinek provides a thoughtful course correction for teachers facing full-on technology integration, offering three suggestions for focusing on media and balancing it with what students should be learning.

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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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What Teacher Leadership Looks Like for the New School Year

Teacher and blogger Jose Vilson looks at what 21st century teacher leadership involves and breaks it down into four simple but essential steps for starting a new school year in this role.

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