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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.


Kindness Matters: Transforming Your Classroom and Creating a Bully-Free School

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5 More Ways to "Remove the Walls" From Your Classroom

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Defining Differentiated Instruction

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How to Create a Professional Learning Community

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5 More Ways to "Remove the Walls" From Your Classroom

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Five Ways to Develop a Partnership with Your Principal

Blogger and school principal Ben Johnson outlines five helpful tips to help teachers connect with their principals.

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Powerful PD: Teachers Take the Learner's Seat

Blogger Bob Lenz proposes that schools give teachers opportunity firsthand to experience project learning.

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If They Don't Practice Democracy, They Won't Learn It

Edutopia blogger Mark Phillips explains the need for high schools to model democracy by involving students in the decision-making process.

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The Secret to Making It a Great School Year

Blogger Elena Aguilar advocates for focusing and reflecting on three good things at the end of each school day.

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Join the Big Conversation of Learning 2.0

Edutopia blogger Suzie Boss takes a look at some of the highlights of the Learning 2.0 virtual conference, which kicks off this week.

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Tee Up the New School Year with Tips from Connected Educators

Blogger Suzie Boss highlights educators and administrators who are connecting and collaborating online.

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It’s Not a Pipe: Teaching Kids to Read the Media

Blogger Mark Phillips introduces students to semiotics, or the language of images, in a unit about critical consciousness and the media.

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Helping Girls Unlock Their Leadership Potential

Blogger Anne OBrien profiles a school program committed to changing the way tween and teen girls view themselves.

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Six Ways to Avoid Feeling Isolated in the Classroom

Blogger Rebecca Alber proposes ways to avoid feeling isolated in your classroom.

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4 Lessons Learned From Common Core Implementation

Some effective ways for CCSS implementation include ongoing and embedded PD, clear connection to instruction, focusing on assessment rather than testing, and leveraging teacher leaders.

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Why "Content Coverage" is Over: A Manifesto!

Should content coverage requirements supersede delivering high-quality instruction? Andrew Miller doesn't think so! And he invites you to read and sign his rousing manifesto.

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What Can School Teams Learn from Geese?

Believe it or not, a lot! Geese are experts at teamwork. Elena Aguilar shares some specifics.

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PBL Pilot: What Will the Future Bring?

Two fifth grade teachers reflect on their first year with a PBL curriculum, self-evaluating their outcomes and formulating an action plan for next year.

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On Twitter: To Follow or Not to Follow

Blogger Nick Provenzano offers his three basic rules for keeping teacher-student Twitter communications reasonable and appropriate.

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