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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.

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?

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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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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PBL Pilot: Rolling It Out to Parents and Students

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What Makes Teachers Love What They Do?

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Reflecting for Change, From Journaling to Blogging

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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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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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Bridging the Gap: High School College Prep and Career/Technical Education

Guest blogger Anne O'Brien proposes that career and technical education classes can prepare high school students for the demands and rigor of college just as well as college prep courses.

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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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Lesson 5: Organization and Staffing

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

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Keys to the (Online) Kingdom: Keyboarding and Word Processing Resources

Check out these aids for keyboarding and word processing.

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Faces of CARE: Pat Gausepohl

The principal of a Kentucky middle school on making connections with social and emotional learning.

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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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