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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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5 Tips to Kick Start the School Year

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Why Don’t We Differentiate Professional Development?

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How to Become and Remain a Transformational Teacher

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Open Space Technology: Decision by Inclusion

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6 Scaffolding Strategies to Use With Your Students

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Educational Expertise: How Would You Redesign a School Library?

Blogger Elena Aguilar seeks suggestions for redesigning a school library.

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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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Teachers' Tips for Saving Money in the Classroom
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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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4 Ways to Use Athletics to Promote SEL and Character Development

Check out these four ways that athletic experiences promote social and emotional learning and character development.

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The Year of Agency

Let's engage students in cognitive apprenticeships, help them practice the tenets of good citizenship, and encourage them to construct their own understanding of the world.

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Teacher of Year Sean McComb Makes the Case for Optimism

As he makes his way across the country visiting classrooms and meeting policy makers, we catch up with National Teacher of the Year, Sean McComb, in this interview.

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Professional Development: More Than Just a Checkbox on a Form

Guest blogger Tom Whitby examines how a school district's professional development decisions come down to cost, and then proposes maximizing the trend of DIY PD as a cost-effective answer to the problem.

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Foundation Recognizes Teaching Excellence

Video producer Ken Ellis writes about the inspiring teachers who received the 2012 Carlston Family Foundation awards.

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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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The Barbed Wire Model of Classroom Management

The prickly fencing material inspires some instructional ideas.

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