George Lucas Educational Foundation

Jonathan Eckert

Teacher and learner

I have been a teacher for over 20 years, am a consultant for the Center for Teaching Quality, was a Teaching Ambassador Fellow at the U.S. Department of Education in the Bush and Obama administrations, and am author of The Novice Advantage: Fearless Practice for Every Teacher (2016, Corwin Press) and Leading Together: Teachers and Administrators Improving Student Outcomes (2017, Corwin Press).

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  • School Leadership

    The ‘No’ in ‘Innovate’

    Selecting new initiatives is important for administrators and teachers—but so is refusing to take on too much.
  • Student Engagement

    3 Ways to Be Less Boring

    To avoid turning into that boring teacher, try waiting longer for student responses, teaching "do not call on me" signals, and enjoying these young people for who they are.