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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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5 Research-Based Tips for Providing Students with Meaningful Feedback

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Teachers: Preparing for Your Best Year Ever

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Three (+1) Leadership Ingredients I'd Take To A Desert Isle

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6 Scaffolding Strategies to Use with Your Students

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Three (+1) Leadership Ingredients I'd Take To A Desert Isle

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Meeting the Needs of All Students: A First Step

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Passion-Based Learning: An Interview with Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach

Blogger Heather Wolpert-Gawron interviews Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach, an educator who outlines the benefits of passion-based learning on both students and teachers.

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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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Going Beyond Teacher Appreciation Day

School improvement coach Elena Aguilar explains why Teacher Appreciation Day is not enough when it comes to giving gratitude to educators.

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Elementary Art and Service Learning Projects for Earth Day and Beyond

Blogger Gaetan Pappalardo believes that every day should be Earth Day. Here are some project ideas, from fun and simple to deep and meaningful.

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Active Learning Means Using the Body

When it comes to learning, blogger Ben Johnson makes the case for using both mind and body.

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Earth Day Challenge: Making Teacher Innovation Sustainable

Blogger Suzie Boss describes how simple things like turning off lights, turning down heat, and recycling can reduce a school’s carbon footprint.

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Congress, Can You Spare a Dime? A Teacher Makes the Case for the National Writing Project

Judy Jester reveals the impact of the National Writing Project on students. She challenges U.S. Congress to spend more than a dime per student to improve student reading and writing.

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The Emerging Age Bias

Blogger Pernille Ripp looks at the alarming devaluation of veteran teachers and their contributions.

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Connecting STEM and Arts (TEAMS) to Spur U.S. Innovation: Part 1 of 5

The first in a five part series on the integration of arts in STEM education by guest blogger Jim Brazell.

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How to Become More Tech Savvy This Summer

Dedicating time to becoming technologically proficient in your personal life can translate into a more innovative classroom.

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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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Student Awards: Digital Badges Make a Debut

Blogger Anne O'Brien explores the possibility -- and power -- of awarding students digital badges.

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Supporting Teachers: Resources for Mentors

Mentor educators share tips about finding the best resources.

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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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