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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.

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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Less Is More: The Value of a Teacher's Time

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Not Giving Up On a Student

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Using Pre-Needs Assessment for Effective PD

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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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Education Grants: Making College More Accessible to All Students

Bob Lenz, founder of several successful charter schools, tells how a recent grant will make college more accessible for kids at his schools, and other schools in the San Francisco area.

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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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Pernille Ripp on The Elusive Hunt for the Goal of Education

Guest blogger Pernille Ripp on the common goal of education.

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The Internet-Connected Computer: It's How You Use It That Counts

Great Web sites help teachers make the most of classroom computers.

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What Works: In Five Years

Think big. Start mentoring programs, shift to a postagricultural school year, and defend Darwin.

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Guest Blog: Dealing with the Reform Bullies

Guest blogger Olaf Elch on #edchat topic of how teachers can play a part in educational reform

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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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Project Learning: Teachers Discuss the Daily Challenges
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Project Learning: Teachers Discuss the Daily Challenges

A team of eighth-grade teachers compares notes on the trials and rewards of working together on project-based "expeditionary" learning.

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Use Skype with Students

Educators can use this Internet software to bring authors into the classroom virtually, to conference with other teachers globally, and to incorporate technology into project learning.

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