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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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Five Ways to Increase Teacher Agency in Professional Development

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Teacher Collaboration: When Belief Systems Collide

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The Answer to Our Education Woes

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When Teachers and Administrators Collaborate

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How to Support Gifted Students in Your Classroom

Teachers can help students shine even brighter by simply adding a few additional strategies to their teaching repertoire.

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Lessons from Steve Jobs: How to Recover from Failure

Blogger Eric Brunsell reflects on how Steve Jobs turned his mistakes into spectacular opportunities.

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Differentiated Instruction in the Classroom at Mesquite Elementary School
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Differentiated Instruction: Helping Every Child Succeed

Mix teacher collaboration and innovative leadership with a big dose of differentiated instruction and you get Mesquite Elementary's winning recipe.

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Reteach and Enrich: How to Make Time for Every Student
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Reteach and Enrich: How to Make Time for Every Student

See step-by-step how this Arizona elementary school gives its students the additional time they need to master core concepts and elevate their learning to the next level.

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Saving Money, Sustaining Excellence

Budget cuts -- you can't get around them, but you can find ways to reduce the pain. Here's how to teach lean, make supplies last, and not shortchange your kids.

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Why We Celebrate School Successes When Education Seems to Be Going to Hell

With hard work and plenty of district support, Mesquite Elementary School has proven that budget cuts don’t have to mean the end of excellence.

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A New (School) Year's Resolution: Looking Back and Forward

Blogger Bob Lenz reflects on project-based learning, intervention strategies and college readiness.

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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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The Power of Teacher Workshops: Advocating for Better PD at Your School

Teacher education instructor Rebecca Alber encourages teachers to advocate for more relevant professional development at their schools.

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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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Using Literature the First Weeks of School

Use short stories to build community at the start of the year -- and excite your new students about learning.

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Teaching Tolerance: Meet the Teacher Who Started Gay-Straight Alliances

Teacher Bob Parlin launched the first gay-straight alliance in a public school. Today, this national network provides a powerful dose of social and emotional learning for students of every orientation.

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Pink Slip Season: How Teachers Can Prepare

If you get a pink slip, you don't have to panic, but you do need to seek out potential teaching opportunities for the future -- and be prepared.

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YES Prep: Hiring and Supporting Great Teachers
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YES Prep Hires and Supports Great Teachers

In a school where students and staff alike give 100 percent every day, teacher support and a strong community are key.

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