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WHAT WORKS IN EDUCATION The George Lucas Educational Foundation

Teacher Leadership

For teacher-leaders who want to collaborate with other teachers and motivate colleagues and community with ideas, knowledge, and passion.

Beyond Twitter and Google+: Staying Focused on Real Connection

Instead of focusing solely on social media, connected educators should stay tuned into their classrooms, meet other educators face to face, and model real-world engagement.

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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What Makes Teachers Love What They Do?

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Beyond Twitter and Google+: Staying Focused on Real Connection

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How to Create a Professional Learning Community

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PBL Pilot: Rolling It Out to Parents and Students

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What Makes Teachers Love What They Do?

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Teacher Burnout: 4 Warning Signs

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A Teachable Moment: Turning News from Egypt into Classroom Lessons

With civil unrest mounting in Egypt and other parts of the Middle East, instructional coach Elena Aguilar discusses ways to use current events in the classroom and why it's important.

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How School-Based Health Care Can Contribute to Closing the Achievement Gap

Anne O’Brien explains how school-based clinics can contribute to closing the achievement gap.

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What Process Activity Works Best with Your Students?

Ben Johnson explores process activities -- old and new -- where students learn how to use sequence words.

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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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Teaching for Justice: 10 Ways To Unravel Systemic Oppression

How do you confront any racial injustice at your school? How do you reflect on your own potential biases in the classroom? Blogger Elena Aguilar offers ten tactics to help teachers answer those questions.

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More Diversity in Honors Classes: An Update

Blogger Heather Wolpert-Gawron outlines the steps her middle school is taking to increase enrollment of Latino students in the their honors program.

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Going Beyond Teacher Appreciation Day

School improvement coach Elena Aguilar explains why Teacher Appreciation Day is not enough when it comes to giving gratitude to educators.

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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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Five Ways to Enrich Your Teaching Life

Educators can take a few steps to advance student achievement and make day-to-day teaching a little less challenging.

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Innovations in Teacher Prep and Support: Resource Roundup

In this collection, find resources that discuss some of the innovative strategies used by teacher educators, mentors, coaches, and other professionals to prepare and support preservice and new teachers and facilitate ongoing teacher development.

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Reflections of a School Year

Edutopia blogger Ben Johnson proposes that as teachers reflect on the school year, they should consider what their staplers might say about their classrooms.

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