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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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5 Tips to Kick Start the School Year

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When Teachers and Administrators Collaborate

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How to Become and Remain a Transformational Teacher

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Open Space Technology: Decision by Inclusion

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6 Scaffolding Strategies to Use With Your Students

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Beyond the Teachers' Lounge: The Emerging Connection Gap

Blogger Mary Beth Hertz reflects on the growing digital divide between the educators who are tapped into the global community and the educators who are not.

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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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Trends in Research-Based Practice: Report from the AERA Conference

Edutopia Research Analyst Vanessa Vega reports on trends in research-based practice as examined at the recent AERA Conference.

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Act and Inspire: The Dual Roles of Schools in Environmental Protection

Blogger Anne O'Brien proposes ways schools can lighten their environment footprints

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How Can We Reframe the Ed Reform Debate?

Blogger Mark Phillips reflects on the lessons of Pasi Sahlberg, the leading spokesperson for Finnish education, and how we might begin applying those lessons in the U.S.

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Poetry Can Change a Student's Life

Former teacher, principal, and creator of schools Bob Lenz recalls when his fifth grade teacher introduced him to poetry by using lyrics from a then popular song.

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Telling Isn't Teaching: The Fine Art of Coaching

Blogger Richard L. Curwin compares coaching to teaching, and describes the benefits of modeling and repetitive practice over simply telling a student what to do.

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

Transcend educational marketing claims by determining whether the research is factual and relevant, who conducted it, and who has actually used and benefitted from the product.

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Lessons in School Design from Crow Island Elementary

Designed to foster child-centered, progressive education, this public elementary school feels as fresh and inviting today as when the doors opened in 1940.

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Engaging Teachers in Math

Blogger Jose Vilson offers some professional development advice for his fellow math teachers.

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Encouraging Students to Find an Audience When They Write

Blogger Elena Aguilar shares a heartfelt story of encouraging one student to use writing to reach out to her father.

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The Nuts and Bolts of Setting up Literature Circles

Elena Aguilar shares more on literature circles, focusing this time on laying the groundwork, teaching kids protocols for discussion, and strategies for motivating them to read.

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How to Go Global in Your Classroom

To one day be successful in the workplace, students must know how to collaborate with peers -- locally and globally.

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The Tools of Tomorrow: New Technologies in the Classroom

What will they think of next?

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