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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.

Reflecting for Change, From Journaling to Blogging

By journaling about your challenges and triumphs, you grow as a teacher. By blogging about them, you affirm, inspire, and help others grow.

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?

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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Reflecting for Change, From Journaling to Blogging

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10 Steps for Avoiding Teacher Burnout

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PBL Pilot: Rolling It Out to Parents and Students

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Good Schools for All: Finishing the Work of Brown vs. Board of Education

In the spirit of Brown vs. the Board of Education, Edutopia blogger Maurice Elias advocates that every student be intentionally and continuously exposed to programming that supports the growth of the whole child -- as opposed to solely academics.

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End of Year Burnout: How to Finish the Marathon in Stride

Edutopia blogger Maurice Elias shares five ways teachers can beat end-of-the-year burnout.

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Developing a Mathematics Teacher Knowledge Framework

Sarah Fuentes and J. Matt Switzer, assistant professors of math education, show the building blocks of the teacher knowledge framework and share preservice teachers' reflections on learning to anticipate student thinking.

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Teachers Matter (Now More Than Ever)

Educator, author, consultant and guest blogger Angela Maiers reminds us with passion and positivity about why teachers still matter, culminating with a heartfelt list of nine things that they do every day - and do gladly.

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Why Teachers Matter

George Lucas, filmmaker and GLEF founder, believes that even in this age of digital connectivity and instant access to information, we still need to recognize the importance of the human touch in education.

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Every Teacher an Innovator

Guest blogger Joe Mazza believes that, beyond a willingness to integrate the latest technology, true innovation begins with a mindset, something that he encourages all educators to make a part of their job.

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Looking for STEM Beyond the Classroom (and Beyond the Field Trip)

Guest blogger Jim Kisiel, a teacher educator who's worked in classrooms and museums, discusses sharing informal STEM learning opportunities with new teachers and inspiring them to bring their students resources from beyond the classroom.

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The Myth of Having Summers Off

When summer hits, teachers often find themselves busy with all the business they were unable to accomplish during the frantic school year.

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Big Thinkers: Judy Willis on the Science of Learning
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Big Thinkers: Judy Willis on the Science of Learning

The noted neurologist turned educator talks about the science of boredom, how to get students' attention, and the most important lessons for 21st-century learning.

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Critical Thinking: A Necessary Skill in the Age of Spin

Attorney and author G. Randy Kasten suggests that educators have an obligation to prepare young minds for the thickening information cloud they're already being forced to navigate.

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Becoming a Teacher Leader

School improvement coach and teacher Elena Aguilar defines what it means to be a teacher leader -- and what it takes to step into this role at your school.

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Teachers: 10 Tips for Slowing Down

Edutopia blogger Elena Aguilar shares ten tips to help teachers take a break and a breath much more often.

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Differentiated Instruction in the Classroom at Mesquite Elementary School
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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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Why I Flattened My School

One high school experiments with the flattened model as it seeks to replace departmental hierarchy with the creativity that blossoms from staff collaboration.

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