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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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5 Strategic Tips for First-Year Administrators

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Teacher Collaboration: When Belief Systems Collide

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Brown and Garner: Courageous Teaching in Times of Crisis

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The Common Core Debate: One Teacher Vs. The Experts

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A Step-by-Step Guide to College Financial Aid

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2015: The Good, the Bad... and the Potential

With love for teaching and hope for the future, Vicki Davis reviews the year in U.S. education, from increasing societal pressures to exciting technologies and positive practices.

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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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Lessons in School Design from Crow Island Elementary

Designed to foster child-centered, progressive education, this public elementary school feels as fresh and inviting today as when the doors opened in 1940.

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District Support Strategies for a PBL Launch

District administrations can help streamline PBL implementation by removing traditional barriers to change, crucially conversing with parents and other staff, and providing emotional support.

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Beyond Measure: The Revolution Starts Now

The film "Beyond Measure" highlights on-the-ground education reform already in progress, from a student-led alternative school in suburban Massachusetts to district-wide PBL adoption in rural Kentucky.

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Modern Professional Learning: Connecting PLCs With PLNs

Supercharge your PLC by blending in ideas from your PLN and encouraging more traditional community members to sample these networks' free-flowing ideas.

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Five Things to Consider Before Becoming an Instructional Coach

School-improvement coach and former teacher Elena Aguilar shares five things for a teacher to consider before becoming an instructional coach.

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What Parents Want in School Communication

Results from a recent national survey can help schools develop better strategies for reaching out to parents.

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A Look Inside the Classroom of the Future

To educate students for 21st-century careers, educators should be using real-world case studies, embracing complexity, practicing empathy, integrating technology, and encouraging reflection.

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Teachers, What's Your Vision?

Blogger Elena Aguilar highlights how Restorative Justice helped one school greatly decrease suspensions.

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How to Create a Professional Learning Community

It takes careful planning to form a useful and functional PLC, but once the foundation is built, the benefits will soon be evident.

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The Key to Effective Teams in Schools: Emotional Intelligence

A school team's emotional intelligence might be the most important predictor of what it will to do together, what conversations will sound like, and how members will feel about going to meetings.

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Six Steps to Master Teaching: Becoming a Reflective Practitioner

Longtime educator Peg Regan outlines six critical steps toward becoming a master teacher.

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