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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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Teacher as Researcher: The Ultimate Professional Development

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Helping Your Students Cope With a Violent World

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Helping Your Students Cope With a Violent World

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6 Scaffolding Strategies to Use With Your Students

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What Does the "Special" in Special Education Mean?

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Banned Books Week: Slaying Censorship

The American Library Association's Banned Books Week is a time schools can pay special homage to those books censored throughout history.

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Online Teacher Book Clubs: Promoting a Culture of Professional Development

Starting an online book club for teachers at your school can promote professional development and teamwork through introducing new ideas without impacting everyone's already-busy schedule.

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Using Assessment to Create Student-Centered Learning

There's more to assessment than test scores. By assessing students' passions, learning styles, success skills, and levels of rigor, teachers can create a student-centered classroom.

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Meeting the Needs of All Students: A First Step

It's important for educators to examine their own biases so they connect more deeply with each child in their classrooms.

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5 Tips to Kick Start the School Year

Through podcasts, web pages, mailed invitations, a "Meat 'n' Greet," and a final email blast, you can build up your incoming students' back-to-school excitement.

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Home-to-School Connections: Resource Roundup

Getting parents engaged in their children's education can be beneficial for everyone. We've compiled some tips to help improve the connection from home to school and expand parent involvement.

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

What does greatness mean in education? Administrator, author, and educator Ben Johnson ponders the quality of excellence.

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Apply for a Teacher Travel Grant This Summer

Teacher travel grants can be the perfect source to fund professional development, service-learning, and study abroad trips. Here are some resources to help teachers apply and the best sources to look.

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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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Top 12 Summer Tips for Top Teachers

For top teachers, the list of 12 tips for maximizing your summer vacation includes reflecting, connecting, laughing, and coming out swinging in September.

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Teachers: Staying Positive in Trying Times

Blogger Heather Wolpert-Gawron proposes ways for teachers to avoid shutting down and how to stay happy and effective in the classroom.

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Defining Differentiated Instruction

Differentiating instruction for a struggling student can begin with using graphic organizers, offering alternative assignments, and providing extended work time. (Updated 01/2014)

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

What does greatness mean in education? Administrator, author, and educator Ben Johnson ponders the quality of excellence.

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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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