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WHAT WORKS IN EDUCATION The George Lucas Educational Foundation

Teacher Leadership

For teacher-leaders who want to collaborate with other teachers and motivate colleagues and community with ideas, knowledge, and passion.

Reflecting for Change, From Journaling to Blogging

By journaling about your challenges and triumphs, you grow as a teacher. By blogging about them, you affirm, inspire, and help others grow.

Beyond Twitter and Google+: Staying Focused on Real Connection

Instead of focusing solely on social media, connected educators should stay tuned into their classrooms, meet other educators face to face, and model real-world engagement.

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?

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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What Makes Teachers Love What They Do?

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Beyond Twitter and Google+: Staying Focused on Real Connection

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10 Steps for Avoiding Teacher Burnout

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Reflecting for Change, From Journaling to Blogging

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Teacher Leadership and the Common Core State Standards?

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Listen, Please, Ron Clarke: On Developing Partnerships Between Parents and Teachers

Parent and teacher Elena Aguilar explains why teacher-parent relationships are critical to student success.

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20 Tidbits for New Teachers

From wikis to blogs to social media in the classroom, blogger and educator Lisa Dabbs shares twenty great ideas for new teachers.

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What Parents Want in School Communication

Results from a recent national survey can help schools develop better strategies for reaching out to parents.

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Resources and Downloads for Differentiated Instruction

Educators from Mesquite Elementary School, in Tucson, Arizona, have provided these resources for you to use in your own school.

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Quick Tips for Succeeding On a Low Budget

Arizona's Mesquite Elementary is one of the top-performing schools in the state but has one of the lowest per pupil budgets. Here’s how the school makes more out of less.

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5 Strategies to Ensure Student Learning

After Arizona's Mesquite Elementary School developed a program to provide additional instruction time for students struggling with math, test scores shot to the top.

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20 Movies Every Educator Should See

Some wonderful films that give us insights into the profession, the students, and the magic of the learning process.

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Is it Okay to Display Student Testing Data in Classrooms?

Blogger Elena Aguilar offers suggestions for creating displays in the classroom that celebrate student successes.

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Should Teacher Salaries be Linked to Student Performance?

A compensation system leveraged on student performance needs to be sophisticated, appropriate, and most importantly, fair.

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The Digital Divide Within: Creating a Level Playing Field for All Students

How do we make sure students get equal time on computers?

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Saying Goodbye to Students: How to Set up for a Leave of Absence

For teachers needing to take a leave absence, Heather Wolpert-Gawron offers tips for preparing students and setting up for a long-term substitute teacher.

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Use Skype with Students

Educators can use this Internet software to bring authors into the classroom virtually, to conference with other teachers globally, and to incorporate technology into project learning.

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New Kid on the Block: Surviving My First Year in the Classroom

A former teacher reflects on the challenges of starting out.

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