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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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Teacher as Researcher: The Ultimate Professional Development

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Neuromyths and Edu-Ca$h-In: Vetting the "Expert" Claims

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What Does the "Special" in Special Education Mean?

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A Note from George Lucas: Celebrating Unsung Heroes in Education

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How Important is Teaching Literacy in All Content Areas?

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Social and Emotional Curriculum: Self-Mastery

In her Seven Doors to Happiness blog series, filmmaker Randy Taran opens Door Number Four to reveal the nature of anger and a few critical techniques for self-mastery.

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Celebrating Access to Information

On Johann Gutenberg's birthday, blogger Anne O'Brien highlights the unprecedented access to information available in our world today.

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Finding the Genius in Hip Hop Education

Blogger Suzie Boss interviews author of Sam Seidel, author of Hip Hop Genius: Remixing High School Education.

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Arts Education: A Right and Necessity

Blogger Elena Aguilar makes a case for keeping the arts alive in our schools.

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What's So Funny About Teaching?

Blogger Mark Phillips presents evidence (and a few amusing examples) that a sense of humor is seriously necessary in the absurd world of education.

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New Teacher Academy: Building Relationships

Blogger Lisa Dabbs, with help from teacher and coach Joan Young, explains how building relationships with both students and colleagues is at the heart of effective teaching.

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The Power of Project-Based Writing in the Classroom

Blogger Heather Wolpert-Gawron explains how project-based writing prepares students for real-world writing.

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Families Respond to a School on a Mission

The commitment required to attend YES Prep demands familial support for its students.

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After Brown v. Board of Education

Blogger Anne O'Brien revisits the Brown decision and explores where schools stand today when it comes to diversity.

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Saving Money, Sustaining Excellence

Budget cuts -- you can't get around them, but you can find ways to reduce the pain. Here's how to teach lean, make supplies last, and not shortchange your kids.

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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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Students Who Struggle: Focusing on Strengths

Heather Wolpert-Gawron muses that learning difficulties could be seen as potential one-day strengths, rather than how they are viewed in schools today -- as deficits.

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What Teachers Can Learn From Lincoln

Although he was a president, Abraham Lincoln's life provides some powerful lessons for teachers: demonstrating restraint, building trust, and the power of predictability and presence.

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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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