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WHAT WORKS IN EDUCATION The George Lucas Educational Foundation

Teacher Leadership

For teacher-leaders who want to collaborate with other teachers and motivate colleagues and community with ideas, knowledge, and passion.

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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A Look Inside the Classroom of the Future

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O Captain! My Captain! Where Has Teaching Gone?

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Injustice in Education

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#Teachingis Adapting

Edutopia blogger Josh Block, reflecting on the prompt 'what #Teachingis,' considers some of the identities and role juggled by teachers: powerful voice, facilitator, conflict resolver, mentor, model, consultant, scholar, observer . . .

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What Makes a Great School Leader?

Edutopia blogger Elena Aguilar highlights the three qualities she thinks most indicative of a great school leader: visionary leadership, community builder, and emotional intelligence.

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Reflections of a School Year

Edutopia blogger Ben Johnson proposes that as teachers reflect on the school year, they should consider what their staplers might say about their classrooms.

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Teachers Need to Follow Their Own Rules

Edutopia blogger Rick Curwin explains how behavior follows values, asks how children can be expected to follow rules that their teachers fail to model consistently and meaningfully, and proposes two simple but profound behavior changes.

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Good Schools for All: Finishing the Work of Brown vs. Board of Education

In the spirit of Brown vs. the Board of Education, Edutopia blogger Maurice Elias advocates that every student be intentionally and continuously exposed to programming that supports the growth of the whole child -- as opposed to solely academics.

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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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Developing a Mathematics Teacher Knowledge Framework

Sarah Fuentes and J. Matt Switzer, assistant professors of math education, show the building blocks of the teacher knowledge framework and share preservice teachers' reflections on learning to anticipate student thinking.

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No-Cost Summer Travel for Teachers

Guest blogger Suzanne Acord, former Peace Corps volunteer and current high school history teacher, introduces a range of inexpensive travel opportunities that will broaden teachers' worldview and enhance their lessons for years to come.

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The Pygmalion Effect: Communicating High Expectations

Research shows that positive expectations will influence performance positively. Start modeling excellence, celebrating small victories, and refusing to accept failure -- and watch what happens.

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Introduction to Edcamp: A New Conference Model Built on Collaboration

Introduction to Edcamp: Mary Beth Hertz, one of the founders of edcamp Philly, gives an introduction to the "unconference" model for educators.

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Developing Students' Academic Vocabulary Helps Beat Achievement Gap

Blogger Ben Johnson shares strategies for developing students' academic vocabulary that help decrease the achievement gap.

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Deeper Learning: Defining Twenty-First Century Literacy

Blogger Rebecca Alber explores the changing definition of literacy in this new century.

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Should Students Evaluate Their Teachers?

Blogger Ben Johnson ponders the use of student evaluations in K-12 education.

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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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