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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.

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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Less Is More: The Value of a Teacher's Time

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Using Pre-Needs Assessment for Effective PD

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Teacher as Farmer

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20 Tips for Developing Positive Relationships With Parents

Blogger Elena Aguilar shares 20 tips to help teachers better connect with parents.

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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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Twenty Things I Never Thought I'd Say in an Elementary Classroom

In honor of Edutopia's 20th anniversary, blogger Gaetan Pappalardo shares twenty things he thought he'd never say in his elementary classroom. Please add your own!

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National Parks: Project-Based Learning in Our Most Important Places

Some examples of rich and rewarding learning opportunities offered in our national parks.

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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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Join The Web Tools Collective

Blogger Eric Brunsell "kicks off" The Web Tools Collective, a summer series to help educators learn about Web 2.0 tools.

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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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Why Pre-K Education is Worth the Cost

Blogger Anne O'Brien provides evidence and a good argument for continuing to provide funding for pre-K education.

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Teacher of Year Sean McComb Makes the Case for Optimism

As he makes his way across the country visiting classrooms and meeting policy makers, we catch up with National Teacher of the Year, Sean McComb, in this interview.

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Honors Classes: A Need for More Diversity

Blogger Heather Wolpert-Gawron proposes that schools work to break down societal stereotypes so that students themselves believe they have a place in honors classes.

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Foundation Recognizes Teaching Excellence

Video producer Ken Ellis writes about the inspiring teachers who received the 2012 Carlston Family Foundation awards.

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ISTE 2012: A Suggested To Do List

Elana Leoni, Edutopia's Social Media Marketing Manager, shares her strategies for getting the most out of an ISTE conference -- and hopes to see you at ISTE 2012 in San Diego!

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