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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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Teacher as Researcher: The Ultimate Professional Development

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Helping Your Students Cope With a Violent World

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How Teams Can Transform Schools

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Cultivating Healthy Teams in Schools

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In the center of the classroom there is a big block house on top of a wooden block on top of a green table. Against one wall are shelves filled with blocks.
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Lessons in School Design from Crow Island Elementary

Designed to foster child-centered, progressive education, this public elementary school feels as fresh and inviting today as when the doors opened in 1940.

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District Support Strategies for a PBL Launch

District administrations can help streamline PBL implementation by removing traditional barriers to change, crucially conversing with parents and other staff, and providing emotional support.

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A teenage girl is standing in a classroom, holding a piece of paper, speaking to a small group of people, while other students are grouped throughout the classroom.
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Beyond Measure: The Revolution Starts Now

The film "Beyond Measure" highlights on-the-ground education reform already in progress, from a student-led alternative school in suburban Massachusetts to district-wide PBL adoption in rural Kentucky.

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Modern Professional Learning: Connecting PLCs With PLNs

Supercharge your PLC by blending in ideas from your PLN and encouraging more traditional community members to sample these networks' free-flowing ideas.

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Elementary students are sitting at their desks, looking at the front of the class towards their teacher.
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Launch Video Classroom Observations With New Toolkit

A new toolkit from Harvard University’s Center for Education Policy Research provides resources to help educators leverage video observations in school communities to improve teacher practice and student learning.

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The Power of Story in School Transformation

Educators should pay close attention to their students' and colleagues' stories and, through "storientation," use these shared feelings and expectations to create desired outcomes.

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No-Cost Summer Travel for Teachers

Guest blogger Suzanne Acord, former Peace Corps volunteer and current high school history teacher, introduces a range of inexpensive travel opportunities that will broaden teachers' worldview and enhance their lessons for years to come.

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Teachers: 10 Tips for Slowing Down

Check out these ten tips to assist teachers in taking a break and a breath much more often.

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5 Research-Based Tips for Providing Students with Meaningful Feedback

Teacher feedback must be informative and encouraging for students to fully understand whether they're learning and what they can do to improve the learning process.

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Teacher Burnout: What Are the Warning Signs?

Blogger Maurice Elias suggests that identifying the warning signs can help teachers avoid burning out on the job.

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The Five Features of Science Inquiry: How do you know?

The Five Features of Science Inquiry: How do you know? STEM blogger Eric Brunsell outlines the five features of science inquiry

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The Importance of Community Involvement in Schools

Family and community involvement play essential roles in the success of schools, explains blogger Anne O'Brien.

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Reteach and Enrich: How to Make Time for Every Student
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Reteach and Enrich: How to Make Time for Every Student

See step-by-step how this Arizona elementary school gives its students the additional time they need to master core concepts and elevate their learning to the next level.

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