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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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5 Characteristics of an Effective School Team

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A Look Inside the Classroom of the Future

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4 Lessons Learned From Common Core Implementation

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

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How Does Your School Plan for the Fall?

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Improving Our Schools From the Inside Out

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How Can We Reframe the Ed Reform Debate?

Blogger Mark Phillips reflects on the lessons of Pasi Sahlberg, the leading spokesperson for Finnish education, and how we might begin applying those lessons in the U.S.

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Poetry Can Change a Student's Life

Former teacher, principal, and creator of schools Bob Lenz recalls when his fifth grade teacher introduced him to poetry by using lyrics from a then popular song.

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Telling Isn't Teaching: The Fine Art of Coaching

Blogger Richard L. Curwin compares coaching to teaching, and describes the benefits of modeling and repetitive practice over simply telling a student what to do.

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Transforming Education: How Do We Start a Movement?

Blogger Bob Lenz shares highlights from the recent gathering of Deeper Learning Network Community of Practice.

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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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Teachers Observing Teachers: Instructional Rounds

Blogger Elena Aguilar makes a case for Instructional Rounds -- non-evaluative classroom visits where teachers, side-by-side with administrators, observe their colleagues.

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You Just Attended an Awesome Conference. Now What?

How about those exciting ideas and strategies you just learned at that educators' convention? Blogger Nick Provenzano suggests five ways to take them home and run with them.

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Meet a Virtual Principal: How to Lead from a Distance
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Meet a Virtual Principal: How to Lead from a Distance

Administrator Jeff Farden takes us on a ride through his workday and describes the unique demands of leadership for online learning.

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21st-Century PD: Retention, Reflection, and Redistribution of Knowledge

With more focus on retaining information, reflecting, and redistributing new knowledge, teachers can foster the deeper level of professional learning that kids and communities deserve.

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Mentorship: Teaching the Teachers

Shira Loewenstein, a specialist in new teacher support, makes the case for finding or starting a mentoring program within your own school.

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Teacher Development: Fueling Teachers to Go High-Tech

How one elementary school trains and supports its staff to blaze a new digital trail.

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The Barbed Wire Model of Classroom Management

The prickly fencing material inspires some instructional ideas.

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R-E-S-P-E-C-T: What Keeps Teachers Teaching

Many "Edutopia" readers say that in the current climate, respect for educators' expertise from both the government and the public is sorely lacking.

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Building the Makerspace of Your Students' Dreams

Why not encourage and inspire students in constructive engagement by building creative thinking into the very design and tools of their classroom environment?

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