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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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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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Masterful Teacher: Jonathan Winn Makes Calculus Cool
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Masterful Teacher: How Calculus Became the Most Popular Class on Campus

Jonathan Winn, San Diego's 2011 High School Teacher of the Year, takes us inside his classroom to show us how he engages his students and ignites their love for math.

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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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How to Put the Rigor in Project-Based Learning

Tips from a one-time skeptic turned teacher-leader.

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Educational Change Starts with Listening

Conversation plays a vital role in leading the change in our schools -- and so does listening.

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The Knowledge Funnel: A New Model for Learning by Elliot Washor and Charles Mojkowski (Part 1 of 2)

Guest bloggers Elliot Washor and Charles Mojkowski outline an innovative approach to learning.

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The Seven Characteristics of a Good Leader

Blogger Maurice Elias provides an overview of The Seven Characteristics of a Good Leader. (Updated 01/2014)

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Creating ePubs: A Model for Multi-District Collaboration

A report from the Massachusetts to produce an ePub, but left with a new model for collaboration.

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My Love Affair with TED (.com)

Heather Wolpert-Gawron proposes using Ted.com -- a collection of online lectures from experts in just about every field and subject matter -- as a teaching tool with students.

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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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Why Do We Teach?

With the Internet offering instant information, today's teachers need to redefine the educator's role from conveyor of knowledge to facilitator of problem solving and inquiry.

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Five Ways to Enrich Your Teaching Life

Educators can take a few steps to advance student achievement and make day-to-day teaching a little less challenging.

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What Does It Mean to Be College Ready?: Helping All Students Get There

What does it mean to be college ready? How do you design schools, and the systems to support them, to reach the goal of preparing all students to graduate from college?

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Using Student-Led Parent-Teacher Conferences to Build Relationships

Sometimes the most challenging aspect of student evaluation is getting parents to participate.

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