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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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How to Create a Professional Learning Community

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Replacing Filler in Special Education Documents

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

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

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Replacing Filler in Special Education Documents

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Is it Okay to Display Student Testing Data in Classrooms?

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Let Them Struggle: The Sweat Equity of Transformational Teaching

Transformational teaching is about recognizing how humans learn, how reflection aides in learning, and how metacognition embeds learning.

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Transform Teaching With the Diffusion of Innovation

You can bring innovation to your school by identifying and engaging the early adopters who share your excitement about new tools and practices.

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Cultivating Healthy Teams in Schools

Effective schools and organizations have a mission and vision that motivates, unifies, and guides all stakeholders in their day-to-day operations.

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21st-Century PD: Retention, Reflection, and Redistribution of Knowledge

With more focus on retaining information, reflecting, and redistributing new knowledge, teachers can foster the deeper level of professional learning that kids and communities deserve.

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Teaching for Life Success: Why Resourcefulness Matters

Teach resourcefulness (processing information intellectually and emotionally) by applying problem-solving knowledge to new situations and helping students know when to collaborate or work independently.

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Building the Makerspace of Your Students' Dreams

Why not encourage and inspire students in constructive engagement by building creative thinking into the very design and tools of their classroom environment?

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The Key to School Change: Getting Comfortable With Discomfort

Improvement requires change, which often means discomfort. Your school can edge out of its comfort zone by breaking down silos, taking risks, and shifting resources.

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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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When Rote Learning Makes Sense

Memorization has long been consider an insult to critical thinking, but it may be a necessary step in acquiring long-term learning.

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Design Thinking and PBL

Design thinking and PBL can bridge what we know and how we innovate. Try combining these two practices as an instructional framework for teaching 21st-century skills.

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A Handwritten Letter, With Love and Thanks, to My Students

Retiring teacher shares his love and gratitude in a handwritten letter to his former students.

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How to Implement Social and Emotional Learning at Your School

To implement SEL at your school, use these seven activities to help students build self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills, and responsible decision making.

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A Community of Learners: Building a Supportive Learning Environment

Creating a safe, respectful school is a foundation for high-performance learning.

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Becoming a Teacher Leader

School improvement coach and teacher Elena Aguilar defines what it means to be a teacher leader -- and what it takes to step into this role at your school.

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