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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.

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Start Your Teaching Blog: Resources, Advice, and Examples

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Why Social and Emotional Learning Is Essential for Students

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Resources for Organizing an Edcamp

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Design Thinking and PBL

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The Power of Vulnerability in Professional Development

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How Can We Reframe the Ed Reform Debate?

Blogger Mark Phillips reflects on the lessons of Pasi Sahlberg, the leading spokesperson for Finnish education, and how we might begin applying those lessons in the U.S.

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Poetry Can Change a Student's Life

Former teacher, principal, and creator of schools Bob Lenz recalls when his fifth grade teacher introduced him to poetry by using lyrics from a then popular song.

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Telling Isn't Teaching: The Fine Art of Coaching

Blogger Richard L. Curwin compares coaching to teaching, and describes the benefits of modeling and repetitive practice over simply telling a student what to do.

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Transforming Education: How Do We Start a Movement?

Blogger Bob Lenz shares highlights from the recent gathering of Deeper Learning Network Community of Practice.

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The Importance of Community Involvement in Schools

Family and community involvement play essential roles in the success of schools, explains blogger Anne O'Brien.

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Teachers Observing Teachers: Instructional Rounds

Blogger Elena Aguilar makes a case for Instructional Rounds -- non-evaluative classroom visits where teachers, side-by-side with administrators, observe their colleagues.

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You Just Attended an Awesome Conference. Now What?

How about those exciting ideas and strategies you just learned at that educators' convention? Blogger Nick Provenzano suggests five ways to take them home and run with them.

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A Crash Course in Innovation

Design thinking is a key strategy for unlocking students’ capacity to be change agents and innovators.

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Pink Slip Season: How Teachers Can Prepare

If you get a pink slip, you don't have to panic, but you do need to seek out potential teaching opportunities for the future -- and be prepared.

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In Our Classrooms: Supporting Children of Military Families

Get tips for supporting students who have family members fighting overseas.

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It's Important to Practice What We Teach

When teachers commit to being practitioners in their fields, they serve as models to students and show the benefits of lifelong learning.

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The Tools of Tomorrow: New Technologies in the Classroom

What will they think of next?

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Families Respond to a School on a Mission

The commitment required to attend YES Prep demands familial support for its students.

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Discomfort, Growth, and Innovation

Foster a culture of successful innovation by empathizing with fellow educators who are uncomfortable with risk, modeling a growth mindset, and celebrating effort as well as success.

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