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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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Why Don’t We Differentiate Professional Development?

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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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Helping Your Students Cope With a Violent World

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6 Scaffolding Strategies to Use With Your Students

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What Does the "Special" in Special Education Mean?

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5 Characteristics of an Effective School Team

Check out these tips for growing powerful leadership teams that can transform schools.

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Creative Destruction in Teaching (and the Ongoing Relevance of Teachers)

"Industrial mutation," rather than making teachers obsolete, uniquely positions us to empower students to change the world with the new tools in their hands.

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PBL Pilot: What Will the Future Bring?

Two fifth grade teachers reflect on their first year with a PBL curriculum, self-evaluating their outcomes and formulating an action plan for next year.

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Improving Our Schools From the Inside Out

You can improve your school's climate and quality of education through bt sharing with colleagues, conveying positive sentiments, assuming leadership roles, and broadening student interests.

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Apply for a Teacher Travel Grant This Summer

Teacher travel grants can be the perfect source to fund professional development, service-learning, and study abroad trips. Here are some resources to help teachers apply and the best sources to look.

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Teacherpreneurs: We're Here to Inspire

Teacherpreneurs inspire their students in many ways, such as connection, appreciation, valuing feedback, expecting grit, and modeling good relationships, growth mindset, and ownership.

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When Teachers Compete, No One Wins

Preventing competition and friction between teachers is always ideal, but it's also possible to fix a difficult situation through professionality, generosity, and outside mediation.

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Big Thinkers: Judy Willis on the Science of Learning
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Big Thinkers: Judy Willis on the Science of Learning

The noted neurologist turned educator talks about the science of boredom, how to get students' attention, and the most important lessons for 21st-century learning.

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Design Thinking: Lessons for the Classroom

Edutopia community manager Betty Ray presents a simple yet elegant strategy to bring real-world thinking into the classroom.

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End of Year Burnout: How to Finish the Marathon in Stride

Edutopia blogger Maurice Elias shares five ways teachers can beat end-of-the-year burnout.

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Common Core Math: Best Resources for High School Educators

Are you looking for some resources for Common Core math? Here, blogger Matt Davis rounds up some of the most useful CCSS math resources for high school educators.

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Big Thinkers on Education

Some of the most compelling visionaries in the world -- from Sir Ken Robinson to Jane Goodall to Martin Scorsese -- are focusing their attention on how to improve education. Get inspired by their big ideas.

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Why I Flattened My School

One high school experiments with the flattened model as it seeks to replace departmental hierarchy with the creativity that blossoms from staff collaboration.

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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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