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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.

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?

Honoring Pioneers in Education

Let's take a moment to admire innovators in our field including some who in spite of criticism continued forward.

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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Are You Tapping into Prior Knowledge Often Enough in Your Classroom?

Blogger Rebecca Alber explains why using students' prior knowledge to guide instruction is key to learning.

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Creating ePubs: A Model for Multi-District Collaboration

A report from the Massachusetts to produce an ePub, but left with a new model for collaboration.

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Student Commitment Depends on Teacher Commitment

For a classroom to be high-functioning, a teacher needs to be committed to each and every student learning.

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The Absolute Awesomeness of Field Trips

Field trips offer students some of the richest learning experiences explains instructional coach Elena Aguilar.

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Resources and Downloads for Teaching Critical Thinking

Educators from the Bay Area's KIPP King Collegiate High School and the KIPP network have provided these resources for you to use in your own school.

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What Does Successful Project-Based Learning Look Like?

Blogger Bob Lenz presents the criteria for project-based-learning at his schools.

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An Opportunity for the NEA to Redefine the Teaching Profession

The NEA has been showing signs of strong leadership around the issue of teacher evaluation, says guest blogger Patrick Dolan.

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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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Common Core Big Idea 5: Consider Meaningful Assessment

In this fifth of a five-part series, educators Jay McTighe and Grant Wiggins discuss how to implement backward design to create meaningful assessments.

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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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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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Trends in Education: How They Come and Go

When a district rolls out a new initiative, it ultimately needs the backing and support of one key stakeholder -- the teachers.

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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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Parents and Teachers: The Possibility of a Dream Team

Blogger Richard Curwin looks at improving the sometimes dysfunctional dynamic between teachers and parents by having them respect each other's efforts and put the student first.

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