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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.

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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Doing It Differently: Tips for Teaching Vocabulary

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How to Find Your Dream Teaching Job

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Limiting Our Students Via Race, Class, and Gender

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The Fever Dream: A Personal Narrative Exercise

Blogger and Professor Todd Finley shares his personal speed-driven narrative writing exercise.

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Empowering Teachers with DIY

Edutopia's Community Manager Betty Ray shares how DIY community and events can empower teachers.

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The Write Way: Building Fluency with Students

Instructional coach Elena Aguilar shares how one Oakland teacher inspires her eighth grade students to write.

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Escuelas sin Fronteras

Edutopia senior fellow Milton Chen on forging better relationships between U.S. and Latin American schools.

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How the School of the Future Got It Right

This New York City middle and high school measures the full range of student ability through formative assessments, presentations, exhibitions, and tests -- and they put a strong focus on "authentic" tasks that are tied to the real world.

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Five Ideas for Using Pop Culture to Inspire Elementary Students

Gaetan Pappalardo shares five ideas for using pop culture to inspire elementary school students.

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The 5 Features of Science Inquiry: What Questions Do You Have?

STEM blogger Eric Brunsell on the 5 features of science inquiry: What questions do you ask?

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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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A Crash Course in Innovation

Design thinking is a key strategy for unlocking students’ capacity to be change agents and innovators.

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My Love Affair with TED (.com)

Heather Wolpert-Gawron proposes using Ted.com -- a collection of online lectures from experts in just about every field and subject matter -- as a teaching tool with students.

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Lesson 4: Student Assessment and Tracking

Evaluation tools and techniques help after-school programs run smoothly and effectively.

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What If It Breaks?: Tech-Support Concerns Impede Adoption

Teachers are concerned about insufficient assistance for classroom technology.

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Let's Get Real About Innovation in Our Schools

The federal government is offering tens of millions of dollars for grants that foster innovation, so this new educational buzzword deserves some defining.

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Make Project Planning a Collaborative Practice

A teacher's blog gets the word out about setting up project learning.

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