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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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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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6 Paths to Better Leadership

Maurice Elias outlines six important standards for school leaders to make a difference in the lives of their students and school communities.

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Old School or New School, Keep Parents Involved

Blogger and teacher Lisa Mims encourages us, whether by old school or new school strategies, to keep parents involved with their children's academic lives.

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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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Six Reasons Rewards Don't Work

Author and educator Richard L. Curwin examines the cost of the most commonly used reward strategies.

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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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Student Commitment Depends on Teacher Commitment

For a classroom to be high-functioning, a teacher needs to be committed to each and every student learning.

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Habits of Mind for the New Year: 10 Steps to Actually Accomplish Your Resolutions

Edutopia blogger Vicki Davis points out that a New Year's resolution, at its core, is a new habit, and offers ten steps for identifying and incorporating new habits into our lives.

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What Are You Reading this Summer?

Blogger and teacher Elena Aguilar offers up book suggestions for summer reading.

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Teachers Matter (Now More Than Ever)

Educator, author, consultant and guest blogger Angela Maiers reminds us with passion and positivity about why teachers still matter, culminating with a heartfelt list of nine things that they do every day - and do gladly.

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