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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.

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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PBL Pilot: 4 Strategies to Implement and Spread PBL in Your School

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Watch and Learn: Observing the PBL Classroom

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Hands-Off Teaching Cultivates Metacognition

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PBL Pilot: 4 Strategies to Implement and Spread PBL in Your School

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Educators Innovating Learning From the Inside Out

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How to Inspire Your Students to Read this Summer

Blogger Rebecca Alber gives tips and lesson ideas for inspiring your students to read this summer.

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Join The Web Tools Collective

Blogger Eric Brunsell "kicks off" The Web Tools Collective, a summer series to help educators learn about Web 2.0 tools.

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Lessons Learned: When a Student Dies

Guest blogger Francis Peacock reflects on how the death of a student must change one's teaching philosophy.

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All You Can Learn: Differentiated Instruction Inspires Young Writers

Writing/tutoring center, 826 LA serves up some delicious prose in partnership with a local high school.

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Teaching Grammar: There Has to Be a Better Way (And There Is!)

When teaching grammar, guest blogger Steve Peha gets rid of the jargon and focuses on patterns.

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Four Conditions Essential for Instructional Coaching to Work

Blogger and former teacher Elena Aguilar describes four conditions she considers essential in order for instructional coaching to work at a school.

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Passion-Based Learning: An Interview with Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach

Blogger Heather Wolpert-Gawron interviews Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach, an educator who outlines the benefits of passion-based learning on both students and teachers.

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The Digital Divide Within: Creating a Level Playing Field for All Students

How do we make sure students get equal time on computers?

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Making Room for Making

To bring maker education to your school, find a space, purchase equipment and supplies carefully, budget and partner creatively, and encourage ongoing student involvement.

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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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Alternatives to Teaching Summer School

Budget cuts cancel summer school in some districts leaving teachers time to explore professional and personal growth -- and possibly earn a little cash.

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Bridging the Gap: High School College Prep and Career/Technical Education

Guest blogger Anne O'Brien proposes that career and technical education classes can prepare high school students for the demands and rigor of college just as well as college prep courses.

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Steering Student Dropouts Back to School

An independent district in Texas strives to make dropouts into graduates -- even those who are well past their teen years.

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Google+: The Dark Side of the Circle

Google's social network is built on the idea of social stratification. How does this translate to the classroom?

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