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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.

Teaching Is Giving: One Teacher's Gift List

Terry Heick reflects on the many levels of giving that happen within our teaching practice, and considers how he can give more -- and more efficiently.

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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Becoming a Listening Educator

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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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Open Letter to a New Principal

A principal should take seriously these five facts when arriving at a new school site.

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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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A Major News Alert for All Educators

Edutopia blogger Mark Phillips kicks off the month of April with two stunning news reports from our nation's capitol.

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Teens Take on Day Care -- on Their Own School Grounds

An on-site day care program provides high school students with hands-on training in early-childhood education.

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Creating Successful Collaborations

Humanities teacher Joshua Block explains how he brings artists and experts into the classroom to give his students authentic experiences in creative collaboration.

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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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YES Prep: Hiring and Supporting Great Teachers
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YES Prep Hires and Supports Great Teachers

In a school where students and staff alike give 100 percent every day, teacher support and a strong community are key.

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Teachers as Curators of Learning

Educators are challenged with sifting through countless online resources and then knowing how to use the gems in their classrooms.

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