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Reflecting on Reflection: A Habit of Mind

Terry Heick looks at what reflection is, how it works as both a private and shared activity, and why teachers need it in their toolkit.

Ten Tips for Becoming a Connected Educator

Elana Leoni, Edutopia's Social Media Marketing Manager, shares ten tips to become a connected educator -- including making the time to connect, following educators you respect, and being open to making mistakes.

The Connected Educator: All About Connectedness

Six educators share the insights, changes, and rewards observed and felt during their journey from unconnectedness to connectedness.

Beyond Twitter and Google+: Staying Focused on Real Connection

Instead of focusing solely on social media, connected educators should stay tuned into their classrooms, meet other educators face to face, and model real-world engagement.

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Resources for Connected Educator Month 2015

Explore Edutopia's guide to websites, events, tools, and other resources from Connected Educator Month.

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Research Supports Global Curriculum

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Research Supports Global Curriculum

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Outstanding in Your Field: What It Takes to Be a Great Teacher

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Teacher Development and Leadership Research Review

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#EdutopiaChat

Edutopia hosts a Twitter chat on the first Wednesday of every month at 4 pm PT.  Follow #EdutopiaChat to participate.

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An Introduction to Twitter Education Chats

Edchats are a good way to grow your personal learning network. Here’s how to get started with them.

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A Farewell to the Coalition of Essential Schools

Celebrating the impact and influence of CES—with the people who knew it best.

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The Power of Collective Wisdom

Networking increases our chance of success in implementing social-emotional and character development programs.

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Outstanding in Your Field: What It Takes to Be a Great Teacher

How does one advance from good teaching into greatness? It takes a tremendous deal of reflection and the will to change.

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Reflecting on the Year's Accomplishments

Before your school community scatters for the summer, reflect on your teaching year through student feedback (face-to-face or anonymous), self-evaluation, parent feedback, and your PLN.

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Edutopia Community: The Triumph of Small Victories

We asked the Edutopia community about their small victories in the classroom, and this is what they shared. 

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The Myth of Having Summers Off

When summer hits, teachers often find themselves busy with all the business they were unable to accomplish during the frantic school year.

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Best Education Podcasts

These seven podcasts are the tip of the iceberg for hearing teachers discuss PLNs, school and teacher leadership, teaching strategies, STEM, PD, and more.

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Social Media in Education: Resource Toolkit

This collection of blogs, articles, and videos aims to help educators deploy social-media tools to develop professionally, connect with parents and communities, and engage students in 21st-century learning.

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Outstanding in Your Field: What It Takes to Be a Great Teacher

How does one advance from good teaching into greatness? It takes a tremendous deal of reflection and the will to change.

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Teacher Learning That Supports Student Learning: What Teachers Need to Know

Preparing teachers to be more well-rounded educators.

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5 Tips to Help Teachers Who Struggle with Technology

Guest blogger Josh Work, middle school teacher and Marine Corps reservist, talks about teachers who struggle with technology and offers five professional development tips that can bring staff up to speed for school-wide technology integration initiatives.

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Teacher Development Research Review: Keys to Educator Success

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