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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.


5 "Be's" for Connected and Curious Educators

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Help Needed - AIS & Unit Planning

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Doing More With Less: PD, Resources, and Ownership

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Help! Starting a Leadership Role Class

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5 Steps to Better School/Community Collaboration

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5 "Be's" for Connected and Curious Educators

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Grant Funding with Social Media

Ed tech specialist Brian Dixon looks using social media to locate, manage, update, track, announce and implement grant funding.

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Beyond Back to School Night: Parents and Teachers as Allies

Edutopia blogger Mark Phillips proposes strengthening the alliance between parents and teachers by reviewing what each side can bring to the table.

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What I Write: National Day on Writing

Writer and teacher Steve J Moore shares his path to becoming a writer, and some tips for becoming a better writing teacher.

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Helping Students Manage Stress, Set Goals, and Feel Connected

Inspired by Paul Tough's new book, Blogger Elena Aguilar offers ways to help students set goals, handle stress, and connect with school community.

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A Step-by-Step Guide to College Financial Aid

Education coach Tanya Knight walks us through the process of applying for college financial aid.

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A Definitive Guide to Teacher Checklists

If any Edutopia blogger could dream up making a checklist of checklists, it would be Todd Finley. Teachers, prepare to get organized!

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A Painter at the Chalkboard: "Old School Tools" in the Classroom

Edutopia blogger Lisa Dabbs shares how a teacher's passion and innovation can inspire students even in a low-tech environment.

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PBL: Jumping in Headfirst

Join two middle school teachers in their first post of a year-long series about implementing a PBL pilot program in their fifth grade classroom.

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Summer Planning for Successful PBL

Bob Lenz suggests that teachers spend a few additional summertime hours planning for successful project-based learning -- this practice can help them reap bigger benefits during the year.

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Project Learning: Expeditions in Portland, Maine

Project Learning: Expeditions in Portland, Maine

Project learning combined with 1-to-1 laptops creates a rich and rigorous environment for learning at a middle school and a high school in Portland, Maine.

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Why We Should Learn Other Languages

Learning a language not one's own is still among the most powerful forces in education.

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Making Our Nation Great: Teaching Is a Special Calling

Reflections on how teaching is a uniquely important job.

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Doing More With Less: PD, Resources, and Ownership

Strategies for doing more with less include adequate PD around new technology, embracing mobile solutions, low-cost high tech, and expanding the ownership of school policy making.

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Why Edcamp Is the Future of PD

An Edcamp pioneer looks back at how this now-popular professional development model remains free, noncommercial, spontaneous, organic, user-friendly, and open to all presenters and attendees.

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