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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.

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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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20 Inspiring Reasons Why You Love to Teach

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Hands-Off Teaching Cultivates Metacognition

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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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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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PBL Project Planning: Matching Projects to Standards

Two adventurous fifth grade teachers explore their new PBL pilot program as they learn what it means to align student projects with learning standards.

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Professional Development: More Than Just a Checkbox on a Form

Guest blogger Tom Whitby examines how a school district's professional development decisions come down to cost, and then proposes maximizing the trend of DIY PD as a cost-effective answer to the problem.

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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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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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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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STEM: Virtual Projects to Inspire Lessons in Your Classroom

The American Indian Science and Engineering Society offer stellar virtual science projects from students across the country.

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