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WHAT WORKS IN EDUCATION The George Lucas Educational Foundation

Teacher Development

High-quality teaching is vital for student success. Explore elements of effective professional development and leadership critical for growing and supporting great teachers.

Overview

Growing Great Teachers

Just as professionals in medicine, architecture, and law have opportunities to learn through participating in internships and learning best practices, exemplary teacher-preparation programs allow teacher candidates the time to spend in classrooms with experienced mentors. Watch an introduction video.

Importance

Why is Teacher Development Important?

Students deserve the best. Teacher-preparation programs provide educators-to-be with the tools, mentors, and hands-on experience they'll need once they begin their career. See about a career in teaching.

Research

Research Review: Teacher Development and Leadership

The human touch is the most valuable element in education. Teachers, administrators, and parents play critical roles in coaching and guiding students through the learning process, nurturing students' interest and confidence as learners. Dig deeper.

Programs

Innovative Exemplars

Teacher-preparation programs are responding to the increasingly complex needs of new teachers, and we profile ten of the most innovative exemplars. Learn more.

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Is there such thing as a 'teaching instinct'?

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Five Peaceful Steps To Delivering Critical Feedback

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Why Quality Professional Development for Teachers Matters

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Why Integrate Technology into the Curriculum?: The Reasons Are Many

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On-the-Spot Scaffolding for Students

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The Reflective Teacher: Taking a Long Look

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Teacher Development Research Review: Annotated Bibliography

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Teacher Development Research Review: Avoiding Pitfalls

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Teacher Development Research Review: Evidence-Based Practices and Programs

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Teacher Development and Leadership Research Review

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Teacher Development Research Review: Keys to Educator Success

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Lesson Plans and Resources for Arts Integration

Educators from Bates Middle School, in Annapolis, Maryland, share arts-integrated lessons and resources that you can use in your school.

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How to Use Social-Networking Technology for Learning

Why teachers should embrace networking, and how they can use it to improve education.

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Shaping Tech for the Classroom

21st-century schools need 21st-century technology.

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Teaching Elementary Students the Magic of Math

An Oregon elementary school has improved test scores by integrating math across all subject areas and focusing on teacher training.

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Teacher Development: Starter Kit for Teaching Online

Expert advice on shifting from brick and mortar to bytes and bits.

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Wii Love Learning: Using Gaming Technology to Engage Students

Put today's hottest game console to educational use.

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Overcoming Technology Barriers: How to Innovate Without Extra Money or Support

Five easy, practical steps toward better digital integration in your classroom.

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Teacher Development Research Review: Keys to Educator Success

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