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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.

Teaching Is Giving: One Teacher's Gift List

Terry Heick reflects on the many levels of giving that happen within our teaching practice, and considers how he can give more -- and more efficiently.

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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Looking for STEM Beyond the Classroom (and Beyond the Field Trip)

Guest blogger Jim Kisiel, a teacher educator who's worked in classrooms and museums, discusses sharing informal STEM learning opportunities with new teachers and inspiring them to bring their students resources from beyond the classroom.

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Inequities in Student Discipline: What To Do About Them

Edutopia blogger Anne OBrien uses data from a recent study on discipline disparities to propose that schools start having honest conversations about the possibility of discrimination existing on their campuses.

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Appreciate Teachers By Understanding What They Do

Edutopia blogger Mary Beth Hertz suggests that the best way to celebrate teacher appreciation week is focusing on the reality of what teaching means rather than falling back on outdated assumptions or news media-induced perceptions.

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School-Wide Appreciation: 3 Ways to Say Thank You

Edutopia blogger Nick Provenzano notes that Teacher Appreciation can be an opportunity for showing gratitude to everyone in the building, whether you bake them cookies, write a personal note, or tell them face-to-face.

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10 Steps for Avoiding Teacher Burnout

To avoid teacher burnout, Edutopia blogger Ben Johnson proposes ten tips that include trusting students more, exercising, and redecorating classrooms.

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It's Time for Social and Emotional Learning for All

Edutopia blogger Elena Aguilar makes a case for social and emotional learning for adults as well as children on all school campuses.

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Teacher Appreciation: Why We Teach

Guest blogger Peg Regan reflects on why teachers teach: they're leaders who serve, fulfilling their own high expectations, giving to those who need to receive it - and ultimately, they were born to teach.

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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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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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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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Waldorf-Inspired Public Schools Are on the Rise

Waldorf-inspired public schools are on the rise as parents seek relief from the high-stakes testing culture.

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10 School-Based Secret Santa Gift Suggestions

Edutopia blogger and middle school teacher Heather Wolpert-Gawron provides 10 clever secret Santa ideas for your school.

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Do You Write with Your Students?

Blogger Rebecca Alber shares how writing and reading with your students can make a difference.

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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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