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

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

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Design Thinking: Lessons for the Classroom

Edutopia community manager Betty Ray presents a simple yet elegant strategy to bring real-world thinking into the classroom.

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The commitment required to attend YES Prep demands familial support for its students.

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Mentorship: Teaching the Teachers

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New Teacher Academy: Building Relationships

Blogger Lisa Dabbs, with help from teacher and coach Joan Young, explains how building relationships with both students and colleagues is at the heart of effective teaching.

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