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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.

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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Top 12 Summer Tips for Top Teachers

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How to Divorce Your District

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Pride of Profession: Striving to Become a Great Teacher

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Outstanding in Your Field: What It Takes to Be a Great Teacher

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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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Every Teacher an Innovator

Guest blogger Joe Mazza believes that, beyond a willingness to integrate the latest technology, true innovation begins with a mindset, something that he encourages all educators to make a part of their job.

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Looking for STEM Beyond the Classroom (and Beyond the Field Trip)

Guest blogger Jim Kisiel, a teacher educator who's worked in classrooms and museums, discusses sharing informal STEM learning opportunities with new teachers and inspiring them to bring their students resources from beyond the classroom.

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Inequities in Student Discipline: What To Do About Them

Edutopia blogger Anne OBrien uses data from a recent study on discipline disparities to propose that schools start having honest conversations about the possibility of discrimination existing on their campuses.

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Appreciate Teachers By Understanding What They Do

Edutopia blogger Mary Beth Hertz suggests that the best way to celebrate teacher appreciation week is focusing on the reality of what teaching means rather than falling back on outdated assumptions or news media-induced perceptions.

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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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10 Steps for Avoiding Teacher Burnout

To avoid teacher burnout, Edutopia blogger Ben Johnson proposes ten tips that include trusting students more, exercising, and redecorating classrooms.

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How to Create a Professional Learning Community

It takes careful planning to form a useful and functional PLC, but once the foundation is built, the benefits will soon be evident.

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Waldorf-Inspired Public Schools Are on the Rise

Waldorf-inspired public schools are on the rise as parents seek relief from the high-stakes testing culture.

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Five Things to Consider Before Becoming an Instructional Coach

School-improvement coach and former teacher Elena Aguilar shares five things for a teacher to consider before becoming an instructional coach.

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Are You Tapping into Prior Knowledge Often Enough in Your Classroom?

Blogger Rebecca Alber explains why using students' prior knowledge to guide instruction is key to learning.

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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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Student-Centered Learning Strategies for Math and Other Subjects

Student-Centered Learning Strategies: Guest blogger Paul Bogdan shares strategies for teaching kids how to learn

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Tech-Fueled Differentiated Instruction Engages Elementary School Students

At Forest Lake Elementary School, in Columbia, South Carolina, achievement has soared since educators started using new technology to personalize the learning experience for each student.

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