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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.

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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5 Research-Based Tips for Providing Students with Meaningful Feedback

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Teachers: Preparing for Your Best Year Ever

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The Myth of Having Summers Off

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Meeting the Needs of All Students: A First Step

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Limiting Our Students Via Race, Class, and Gender

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How to Provide College Planning and Counseling Support to Students of Color

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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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Equation of Success: Top Ten Responsibilities that Students Must Own

Middle-school teacher Heather Wolpert-Gawron says requiring students to take responsibility in their own academic success is an important part of the school reform equation. (Updated 01/2014)

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The Power of Literature Circles in the Classroom

Instructional coach Ellen Aguilar explains how literature circles promote cooperative learning, and allow students to make choices about their own learning.

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Social and Emotional Learning: Taking a Stand for What You Believe In

Maurice Elias encourages teachers to begin advocating for social and emotional learning at their schools.

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Around the World in Five Days: Lessons from the Global Education Conference

Suzie Boss reports on the Global Education Conference -- virtual, professional development for educators around the globe, with nearly 400 sessions offered.

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How Classroom Environment Can Ignite Learning and Cultivate Caring

School improvement coach Elena Aguilar highlights ways to design and decorate your classroom to foster learning and caring in students.

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Planning an edcamp Unconference: Doing All of the Little Things

Blogger Mary Beth Hertz wraps up her 4-part series on how to plan an educamp unconference.

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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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Let's Get Real About Innovation in Our Schools

The federal government is offering tens of millions of dollars for grants that foster innovation, so this new educational buzzword deserves some defining.

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Lesson 5: Organization and Staffing

See the organizational structure for running an after-school AfterZone program.

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Without Geography, You Are Nowhere: Where in the World Is Geography in Our Schools?

Educational geography sites on the Internet.

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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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Inspiring Teacher: Her Race to the Top

How a neglected student named Tamara Douglass went on to become an award-winning teacher at the same high school she attended.

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An Interview with Arne Duncan
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An Interview with Arne Duncan

President Obama's secretary of education was formerly the CEO of Chicago Public Schools. In this interview, he discusses his strategy for reforming the city's school district and his passion for after-school programs.

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