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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.

Pride of Profession: Striving to Become a Great Teacher

How can we expect students to aspire to be great if we are not also aspiring for greatness?

Honoring Pioneers in Education

Let's take a moment to admire innovators in our field including some who in spite of criticism continued forward.

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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The Myth of Having Summers Off

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5 Research-Based Tips for Providing Students with Meaningful Feedback

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Teachers: Preparing for Your Best Year Ever

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4 Big Things Transformational Teachers Do

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Classroom Environments: Does Space Make a Difference?

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End of Year Burnout: How to Finish the Marathon in Stride

Edutopia blogger Maurice Elias shares five ways teachers can beat end-of-the-year burnout.

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Developing a Mathematics Teacher Knowledge Framework

Sarah Fuentes and J. Matt Switzer, assistant professors of math education, show the building blocks of the teacher knowledge framework and share preservice teachers' reflections on learning to anticipate student thinking.

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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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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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How to Divorce Your District

After nearly 20 years in her district, a former teacher and instructional coach describes the factors that led to her resigning and embarking on a new career in the field of education.

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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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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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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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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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