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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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Six Reasons Rewards Don't Work

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20 Movies Every Educator Should See

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20 Inspiring Reasons Why You Love to Teach

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Sharing Your Best Work With Other Teachers

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6 Paths to Better Leadership

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Try: A Little Word Becomes a Big Gift

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What Parents Want in School Communication

Results from a recent national survey can help schools develop better strategies for reaching out to parents.

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Resources and Downloads for Differentiated Instruction

Educators from Mesquite Elementary School, in Tucson, Arizona, have provided these resources for you to use in your own school.

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Quick Tips for Succeeding On a Low Budget

Arizona's Mesquite Elementary is one of the top-performing schools in the state but has one of the lowest per pupil budgets. Here’s how the school makes more out of less.

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5 Strategies to Ensure Student Learning

After Arizona's Mesquite Elementary School developed a program to provide additional instruction time for students struggling with math, test scores shot to the top.

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20 Movies Every Educator Should See

Some wonderful films that give us insights into the profession, the students, and the magic of the learning process.

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Open Letter to a New Principal

A principal should take seriously these five facts when arriving at a new school site.

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Four Simple Tips to Start the Year Strong

Setting a positive, approachable tone in the classroom on the first day of class will pay off in the long run.

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R-E-S-P-E-C-T: What Keeps Teachers Teaching

Many "Edutopia" readers say that in the current climate, respect for educators' expertise from both the government and the public is sorely lacking.

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A Community Comes Together to Build an Elementary School
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Community-Built School: Working Together to Make a Change

Parents and teachers, community members, and business partners have come together to build a new school and revitalize a community.

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Effective Strategies for School Transformation: Our Beliefs

Blogger Elena Aguilar explores how belief systems can influence one's perception of classroom management and instructional practices.

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Foundation Recognizes Teaching Excellence

Video producer Ken Ellis writes about the inspiring teachers who received the 2012 Carlston Family Foundation awards.

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Beyond the Teachers' Lounge: The Emerging Connection Gap

Blogger Mary Beth Hertz reflects on the growing digital divide between the educators who are tapped into the global community and the educators who are not.

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The Power of Teacher Workshops: Advocating for Better PD at Your School

Teacher education instructor Rebecca Alber encourages teachers to advocate for more relevant professional development at their schools.

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Using Literature the First Weeks of School

Use short stories to build community at the start of the year -- and excite your new students about learning.

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