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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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Meeting the Needs of All Students: A First Step

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A New Definition of Rigor

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Civic Engagement Tactics 2.0

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A New Definition of Rigor

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

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What Do Parents Want From Schools?

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After Brown v. Board of Education

Blogger Anne O'Brien revisits the Brown decision and explores where schools stand today when it comes to diversity.

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3D for PD: Second Life Gets a Second Chance

University of Oregon researcher and media specialist Alina Padilla-Miller offers Second Life a second chance, this time as a distance learning platform for professional development.

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Teacher Burnout: What Are the Warning Signs?

Blogger Maurice Elias suggests that identifying the warning signs can help teachers avoid burning out on the job.

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5 Tips to Avoid Teacher Burnout

Blogger Andrew Miller recalls five critical lessons about staying fresh and focused from early in his own teaching career.

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A Great Reason for Appreciating High School Teachers

Blogger Bob Lenz explains that between teaching, grading, meetings, and planning, the average high school educator puts in 70 hours a week.

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Sendak: Where the Wild Rumpus Began

Blogger and third grade teacher Gaetan Pappalardo shares his reflections on how Maurice Sendak's work made children's literature more wild, and more real.

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Should Students Evaluate Their Teachers?

Blogger Ben Johnson ponders the use of student evaluations in K-12 education.

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Creative Destruction in Teaching (and the Ongoing Relevance of Teachers)

"Industrial mutation," rather than making teachers obsolete, uniquely positions us to empower students to change the world with the new tools in their hands.

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Reflecting on a Flat School

One school rearranged its staff duties and decision-making process to widen the range of ideas and involvement for operating efficiently and effectively.

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Parents Aren't Necessary for Students to Learn

High school principal Ben Johnson asks teachers to believe they can teach a child even when parental support is not possible.

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Mentorship: Teaching the Teachers

Shira Loewenstein, a specialist in new teacher support, makes the case for finding or starting a mentoring program within your own school.

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How to Put the Rigor in Project-Based Learning

Tips from a one-time skeptic turned teacher-leader.

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Education Speak: Defining Innovation

Bob Lenz, founder of several successful charters in California, proposes that innovation in education includes challenging the ways schools currently operate -- and a commitment to doing things differently.

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Doing More Than Involving Parents

Engaging parents at our schools is an important part of school reform.

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