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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.

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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.


The Power of Story in School Transformation

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Meeting the Needs of All Students: A First Step

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No-Cost Summer Travel for Teachers

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Reteach and Enrich: How to Make Time for Every Student

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Hands-Off Teaching Cultivates Metacognition

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Get Inspired By Everyday Teachers Doing Great Things

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The Power of Teacher Workshops: Advocating for Better PD at Your School

Teacher education instructor Rebecca Alber encourages teachers to advocate for more relevant professional development at their schools.

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5 Steps to Better School/Community Collaboration

A parent and community organizer shares some resources and great ideas, including the creation of a resource map and connecting with subject matter experts to connect to curriculum.

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20 Ways to Create a Healthy Faculty Environment

Educator and technologist Jac de Haan shares 20 tips for creating a vibrant and healthy work environment for educators.

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Educational Expertise: How Would You Redesign a School Library?

Blogger Elena Aguilar seeks suggestions for redesigning a school library.

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How to Support Gifted Students in Your Classroom

Teachers can help students shine even brighter by simply adding a few additional strategies to their teaching repertoire.

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Lessons from Steve Jobs: How to Recover from Failure

Blogger Eric Brunsell reflects on how Steve Jobs turned his mistakes into spectacular opportunities.

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Differentiated Instruction in the Classroom at Mesquite Elementary School

Differentiated Instruction: Helping Every Child Succeed

Mix teacher collaboration and innovative leadership with a big dose of differentiated instruction and you get Mesquite Elementary's winning recipe.

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Creative Destruction in Teaching (and the Ongoing Relevance of Teachers)

"Industrial mutation," rather than making teachers obsolete, uniquely positions us to empower students to change the world with the new tools in their hands.

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PBL: Jumping in Headfirst

Join two middle school teachers in their first post of a year-long series about implementing a PBL pilot program in their fifth grade classroom.

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Engaging Teachers in Math

Blogger Jose Vilson offers some professional development advice for his fellow math teachers.

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Winter Reading: What's on Your Bedside Table?

Edutopia blogger Elena Aguilar is looking forward to some quality reading time over the holidays, and here's where her 3500 pages of text will take her.

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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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Foundation Recognizes Teaching Excellence

Video producer Ken Ellis writes about the inspiring teachers who received the 2012 Carlston Family Foundation awards.

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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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