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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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School Leaders: 6 Strategies for Retaining New Teachers

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Resources for Organizing an Edcamp

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5 "Be's" for Connected and Curious Educators

To keep your teaching fresh and effective, learn about colleagues, build community, expect the unexpected, and remain present, involved, current, and curious.

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What Is Financial Literacy?

As financial literacy expands beyond balancing a checkbook to include entrepreneurship and investing, schools must begin to define and teach this critical life skill.

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Transform Your Staff Meetings, Engage Your Faculty

Remix and energize your school staff meetings by suggesting fresh approaches, making them meaningful, drawing on everyone's genius, and generating inspiring documentation for the community.

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5 More Ways to "Remove the Walls" From Your Classroom

Here are five more ways to rearrange students across the usual groupings and grade levels while differentiating, hitting the standards, ensuring proficiency, and boosting engagement.

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Kindness Matters: Transforming Your Classroom

Bullying will cease when you make kindness the heart of your classroom, engage with the community, provide youth leadership opportunities, and participate in service projects.

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Fret-Free Field Trips: Create a Timeline for Success

Successful school field trips require efficient planning, clear communication, and being prepared for anything. Here are some sample timelines for making it all work.

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Online Teacher Book Clubs: Promoting a Culture of Professional Development

Starting an online book club for teachers at your school can promote professional development and teamwork through introducing new ideas without impacting everyone's already-busy schedule.

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End of Year Burnout: How to Finish the Marathon in Stride

Edutopia blogger Maurice Elias shares five ways teachers can beat end-of-the-year burnout.

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A New Definition of Rigor

Rigor doesn't simply mean giving students more or harder work. Instead, it's the result of work that challenges students' thinking in new and interesting ways.

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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.

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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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Twenty Teacher Tips for Beating Fatigue

When the tired takes over, blogger Elena Aguilar offers quick and easy tips for beating fatigue.

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What I Love About Teaching

When teachers reveal that they are learners, too, students often respond positively and are more apt to learn.

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How Coaching Can Impact Teachers, Principals, and Students

Blogger Elena Aguilar shares an excerpt from her recently released book, The Art of Coaching: Effective Strategies for School Transformation.

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