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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.

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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Doing It Differently: Tips for Teaching Vocabulary

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Three (+1) Leadership Ingredients I'd Take To A Desert Isle

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Limiting Our Students Via Race, Class, and Gender

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Teacher Burnout: 4 Warning Signs

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10 Tips for Delivering Awesome Professional Development

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Five Ideas for Using Pop Culture to Inspire Elementary Students

Gaetan Pappalardo shares five ideas for using pop culture to inspire elementary school students.

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The 5 Features of Science Inquiry: What Questions Do You Have?

STEM blogger Eric Brunsell on the 5 features of science inquiry: What questions do you ask?

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Teachers: What Are Your Intentions for the New Year?

Elena Aguilar, school improvement coach and blogger, asks teachers about the intentions and resolutions they will set for their classrooms and schools in 2011.

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Saying Goodbye to Students: How to Set up for a Leave of Absence

For teachers needing to take a leave absence, Heather Wolpert-Gawron offers tips for preparing students and setting up for a long-term substitute teacher.

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The Nuts and Bolts of Setting up Literature Circles

Elena Aguilar shares more on literature circles, focusing this time on laying the groundwork, teaching kids protocols for discussion, and strategies for motivating them to read.

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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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Parents Aren't Necessary for Students to Learn

High school principal Ben Johnson asks teachers to believe they can teach a child even when parental support is not possible.

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A Teacher's Anti-Resolutions for the New Year

Edutopia blogger Nick Provenzano, with tongue firmly in cheek, lists ten New Year's Anti-Resolutions that he fully intends to break.

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Ten Commandments for the Teacher Handed a Pink Slip

Blogger Heather Wolpert-Gawron shares with teachers ten commandments for surviving pink slips.

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Lesson 5: Organization and Staffing

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

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10 Tips for Delivering Awesome Professional Development

Having clear objectives and starting on time are some of the tips one expert offers for creating effective professional development for teachers.

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Learning Trends vs. Permanent Disruptors

Edutopia blogger Terry Heick compares the usual waves of new ideas in education to the rising tide of disruptive tech in our culture, and asks how we can begin to reconcile them.

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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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