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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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PBL Pilot: 4 Strategies to Implement and Spread PBL in Your School

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Watch and Learn: Observing the PBL Classroom

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Hands-Off Teaching Cultivates Metacognition

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PBL Pilot: 4 Strategies to Implement and Spread PBL in Your School

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Educators Innovating Learning From the Inside Out

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Teacher of Year Sean McComb Makes the Case for Optimism

As he makes his way across the country visiting classrooms and meeting policy makers, we catch up with National Teacher of the Year, Sean McComb, in this interview.

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The Longer View: Edtech and 21st-Century Education

A forward-thinking Baby Boomer reflects on the need to accept the opportunities offered by technology to educate the generations who embrace it.

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After Ferguson and NY: Holding Space for Sadness, Anger, and Hope

How do we find courage and motivate colleagues to look inward, look outward, and do something about injustices -- in our classrooms, schools, justice system, and society?

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The Pygmalion Effect: Communicating High Expectations

Research shows that positive expectations will influence performance positively. Start modeling excellence, celebrating small victories, and refusing to accept failure -- and watch what happens.

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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.

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Brown and Garner: Courageous Teaching in Times of Crisis

Following the grand juries decisions in Ferguson and New York to not indict police officers in the deaths of Mike Brown and Eric Garner, educators may think it important to keep their opinions out of discussion so students can form their own.

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Listening Dyads Can Transform Your Team

Dyadic communication paired with Constructivist Listening presents a unique, healthy way for teachers to integrate their emotional selves with their professional selves.

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Why Do You Teach?: What Sustains Us in Our Work

It's time to reflect on what keeps you in the classroom.

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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 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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20 Tips for Developing Positive Relationships With Parents

Blogger Elena Aguilar shares 20 tips to help teachers better connect with parents.

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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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5 Strategies to Ensure Student Learning

After Arizona's Mesquite Elementary School developed a program to provide additional instruction time for students struggling with math, test scores shot to the top.

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5 Tips to Avoid Teacher Burnout

Blogger Andrew Miller recalls five critical lessons about staying fresh and focused from early in his own teaching career.

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