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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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A New Definition of Rigor

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The Warm Demander: An Equity Approach

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5 Tips for Engaging Parent Volunteers in the Classroom

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A New Definition of Rigor

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8 Top Tips for Highly Effective PD

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The Power of Speaking Out as a Teacher

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Educators + GoPro: What Does Love Look Like?
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Follow These Teachers Through Their Day and Feel the Love

What happens when you put GoPro cameras into the hands of teachers? You get a peek into just how fun, hectic, and wonderful an educator's day can be!

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Share Your Selfie in #MyClassContest

To help us appreciate teachers, upload a selfie to Instagram or Twitter, tag it, and maybe you'll win a Microsoft Surface. (You've already won our full appreciation!)

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Hands-Off Teaching Cultivates Metacognition

Students learn better when their "thinking" includes thinking about the material plus how to dig in, break it apart, understand it, and build on that.

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Going Beyond Teacher Appreciation Day

School improvement coach Elena Aguilar explains why Teacher Appreciation Day is not enough when it comes to giving gratitude to educators.

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Shifting Mental Models in Educators

When we recognize a mental model surfacing that doesn't seem to be of service, either in ourselves or in another, here are some approaches for shifting it.

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8 Top Tips for Highly Effective PD

Among the top strategies for highly effective professional development are making it useful, making it relevant, and making sure that teachers start practicing it ASAP.

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Educators Innovating Learning From the Inside Out

Teacher-researchers, design thinkers, and teacherpreneurs have the abilities and opportunities to improve education through their playfulness, creativity, and collaboration skills.

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Six Reasons Rewards Don't Work

Author and educator Richard L. Curwin examines the cost of the most commonly used reward strategies.

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Teachers Need to Follow Their Own Rules

Edutopia blogger Rick Curwin explains how behavior follows values, asks how children can be expected to follow rules that their teachers fail to model consistently and meaningfully, and proposes two simple but profound behavior changes.

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A Feelings Walking Tour: Surveying Your School Culture and Climate

Edutopia blogger Maurice Elias describes how to take a symbolic walk through your school to gain insight and ideas for any necessary action or changes.

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Transformation Begins With Reflection: How Was Your Year?

How will you describe this school year, teachers? What will you try and what will you do differently next year?

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9 Quick Tips for Taking Ownership of Your PD

Engineer PD activities on your own terms, whether it's inside your own school building, among far-flung teacher friends, or out in the teacher-friendly Twitterverse.

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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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Creating an Anti-Racist Classroom

Blogger Danielle Moss Lee examines the evidence that some teachers are still treating students of color differently.

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