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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.

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How to Become and Remain a Transformational Teacher

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Five Ways to Increase Teacher Agency in Professional Development

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Teacher Collaboration: When Belief Systems Collide

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New Teacher Academy: Building Relationships

Blogger Lisa Dabbs, with help from teacher and coach Joan Young, explains how building relationships with both students and colleagues is at the heart of effective teaching.

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The Power of Project-Based Writing in the Classroom

Blogger Heather Wolpert-Gawron explains how project-based writing prepares students for real-world writing.

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Do You Write with Your Students?

Blogger Rebecca Alber shares how writing and reading with your students can make a difference.

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Head in the Clouds: The Benefits of Celestial Storage

Blogger Nick Provenzano presents five ways that cloud computing helps him as a teacher.

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Digital Learning Resource: The Burlington High School Student Help Desk

To celebrate Digital Learning Day, blogger Andrew Marcinek presents the description of a course that offers his tech-savvy high school students a valuable introduction to the IT world.

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Seven Digital Learning Tips for Students

Blogger Heather Wolpert-Gawron shares tips for students learning online.

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Civic Engagement Tactics 2.0

Blogger Todd Finley examines the role of social media in civic activism and compares the youth empowerment strategies of the Boomers and the Millennials.

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Beyond Measure: The Revolution Starts Now

The film "Beyond Measure" highlights on-the-ground education reform already in progress, from a student-led alternative school in suburban Massachusetts to district-wide PBL adoption in rural Kentucky.

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Reflecting on a Flat School

One school rearranged its staff duties and decision-making process to widen the range of ideas and involvement for operating efficiently and effectively.

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The Longer View: Edtech and 21st-Century Education

A forward-thinking Baby Boomer reflects on the need to accept the opportunities offered by technology to educate the generations who embrace it.

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Teaching Is Giving: One Teacher's Gift List

Terry Heick reflects on the many levels of giving that happen within our teaching practice, and considers how he can give more -- and more efficiently.

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The Hardest Job in America

Edutopia blogger Maurice Elias reflects on the powerful words of Sargent Shriver, a champion for public school teachers.

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A Great Reason for Appreciating High School Teachers

Blogger Bob Lenz explains that between teaching, grading, meetings, and planning, the average high school educator puts in 70 hours a week.

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Students Who Struggle: Focusing on Strengths

Heather Wolpert-Gawron muses that learning difficulties could be seen as potential one-day strengths, rather than how they are viewed in schools today -- as deficits.

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