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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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Teacher as Researcher: The Ultimate Professional Development

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Helping Your Students Cope With a Violent World

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Why Don’t We Differentiate Professional Development?

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When Teachers Compete, No One Wins

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How Teams Can Transform Schools

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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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Student Commitment Depends on Teacher Commitment

For a classroom to be high-functioning, a teacher needs to be committed to each and every student learning.

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The Absolute Awesomeness of Field Trips

Field trips offer students some of the richest learning experiences explains instructional coach Elena Aguilar.

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Resources and Downloads for Teaching Critical Thinking

Educators from the Bay Area's KIPP King Collegiate High School and the KIPP network have provided these resources for you to use in your own school.

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What Does Successful Project-Based Learning Look Like?

Blogger Bob Lenz presents the criteria for project-based-learning at his schools.

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An Opportunity for the NEA to Redefine the Teaching Profession

The NEA has been showing signs of strong leadership around the issue of teacher evaluation, says guest blogger Patrick Dolan.

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A Primer on Compiling Digital Resources

An overview of the best organizational tools to help you keep track of your digital resources.

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The Art of Building School Community

For at-risk kids, a school that instills strong community -- and accountability -- makes a life-changing difference.

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Lesson 4: Student Assessment and Tracking

Evaluation tools and techniques help after-school programs run smoothly and effectively.

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Using Technology to Encourage Writing

Elmo digital presenter.

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PBL Pilot: Rolling It Out to Parents and Students

The PBL pilot program rollout continues as two adventurous teachers open lines of communication with parents and engage their fifth graders with a driving question.

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How Rafe Esquith’s 5th Graders Became the World Famous Hobart Shakespeareans

Guest blogger Rafe Esquith describes his process of trial and error in teaching fifth graders how to perform Shakespeare and play guitar.

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Parents Aren't Necessary for Students to Learn

High school principal Ben Johnson asks teachers to believe they can teach a child even when parental support is not possible.

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How to Go Global in Your Classroom

To one day be successful in the workplace, students must know how to collaborate with peers -- locally and globally.

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