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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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How to Become and Remain a Transformational Teacher

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Doing More With Less: PD, Resources, and Ownership

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Help Needed - AIS & Unit Planning

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20 Tips for New Instructional Coaches

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On Twitter: To Follow or Not to Follow

Blogger Nick Provenzano offers his three basic rules for keeping teacher-student Twitter communications reasonable and appropriate.

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Six Reasons Rewards Don't Work

Author and educator Richard L. Curwin examines the cost of the most commonly used reward strategies.

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Modeling Ethical Conduct in the Classroom

Longtime educator Peg Regan establishes the classroom as the last, and first, outpost of ethical communication skills.

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Twenty Teacher Tips for Beating Fatigue

When the tired takes over, blogger Elena Aguilar offers quick and easy tips for beating fatigue.

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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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Using Wikipedia in the Classroom: A Good Starting Point

Using Wikipedia for research.

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Complex Texts: Guiding Readers One Step at a Time

First grade teacher and literacy consultant Maria Walther offers a few simple but effective steps to guide beginning readers into complex texts.

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Beyond Back to School Night: Parents and Teachers as Allies

Edutopia blogger Mark Phillips proposes strengthening the alliance between parents and teachers by reviewing what each side can bring to the table.

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A Great Reason for Appreciating High School Teachers

Blogger Bob Lenz explains that between teaching, grading, meetings, and planning, the average high school educator puts in 70 hours a week.

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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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Pink Slip Season: How Teachers Can Prepare

If you get a pink slip, you don't have to panic, but you do need to seek out potential teaching opportunities for the future -- and be prepared.

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In Our Classrooms: Supporting Children of Military Families

Get tips for supporting students who have family members fighting overseas.

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