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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.

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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The Myth of Having Summers Off

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How to Divorce Your District

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Mastering the Teaching Game

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Mastering the Teaching Game

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Supporting the Teacher Maker Movement

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Pride of Profession: Striving to Become a Great Teacher

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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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Teachers: What Are Your Intentions for the New Year?

Elena Aguilar, school improvement coach and blogger, asks teachers about the intentions and resolutions they will set for their classrooms and schools in 2011.

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Saying Goodbye to Students: How to Set up for a Leave of Absence

For teachers needing to take a leave absence, Heather Wolpert-Gawron offers tips for preparing students and setting up for a long-term substitute teacher.

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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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Education Speak: Defining Innovation

Bob Lenz, founder of several successful charters in California, proposes that innovation in education includes challenging the ways schools currently operate -- and a commitment to doing things differently.

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The Payoff for Parent-Teacher Conferences

Meetings keep parents involved in what their kids are doing at school.

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Moving Forward: It's Time to Rethink Physical Education

Students and teachers of all grade levels need to be more active.

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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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The Power of Combining Coaching with a Framework for Teaching

Blogger Elena Aguilar proposes that an effective school must have a shared agreement for developing teacher practice.

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A Teacher's Anti-Resolutions for the New Year

Edutopia blogger Nick Provenzano, with tongue firmly in cheek, lists ten New Year's Anti-Resolutions that he fully intends to break.

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10 Women Who Rock . . . and Teach!

In honor of Women's History Month, blogger Lisa Dabbs expresses her appreciation for ten dedicated and inspiring women from her own personal learning network.

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Elementary Art and Service Learning Projects for Earth Day and Beyond

Blogger Gaetan Pappalardo believes that every day should be Earth Day. Here are some project ideas, from fun and simple to deep and meaningful.

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