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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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5 Characteristics of an Effective School Team

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A Look Inside the Classroom of the Future

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4 Lessons Learned From Common Core Implementation

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PBL Pilot: Formative Assessment and PBL

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Let Them Struggle: The Sweat Equity of Transformational Teaching

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Improving Our Schools From the Inside Out

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PBL Project Planning: Matching Projects to Standards

Two adventurous fifth grade teachers explore their new PBL pilot program as they learn what it means to align student projects with learning standards.

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When Teachers and Administrators Collaborate

See what it looks like when a district that has a strong collaborative culture undertakes a major initiative like implementing the Common Core.

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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.

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What Edtech Can You Trust?

Education needs reliable standards for validating edtech product claims. Judy Willis suggests Consumer Reports, Edutopia, Graphite, the British Education Index, and What Works Clearinghouse.

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Becoming a Listening Educator

The four traits of a listening educator are a willingness to slow down, genuine curiosity, attention to non-verbal cues, and self-awareness and empathy.

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Tips for Coaching Teacher Teams

Check out these tips and sage advice on how to guide a team of teachers and facilitate professional development.

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Teacher Leadership and the Common Core State Standards?

The pushback against Common Core includes teachers who believe they should have a voice in defining the standards, curriculum, and assessment.

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Twenty Teacher Tips for Beating Fatigue

When the tired takes over, blogger Elena Aguilar offers quick and easy tips for beating fatigue.

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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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What Does "The World Is Flat" Mean for Education?: A Closer Look at Our Educational Globe

A look at the book by Thomas Friedman.

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5 Strategic Tips for First-Year Administrators

For admins just starting out, it's helpful to establish relationships, visit classrooms, understand others, flatten the hierarchy, and become an active social media presence.

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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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Climate Control: 6 Ways to Improve Your School Environment

Educational consultant and blogger Allen Mendler suggests six ways for any teacher to improve his or her school climate.

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