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Looking for feedback, information, volunteers -- or just solidarity? This is a good first stop for news, updates, and opportunities to connect with fellow Edutopians.

  • Edutopia update

    New at Edutopia: What’s Changing in Today’s Release

    Today we’re releasing a major update to the Edutopia website that is the culmination of many months of work....
  • Teacher Development

    Reflecting on the Year's Accomplishments

    Before your school community scatters for the summer, reflect on your teaching year through student feedback (face-to-face or anonymous), self-evaluation, parent feedback, and your PLN.
  • School Leadership

    Talking in the Hallway: 3 Questions Principals Should Be Asking

    Principals could use casual interactions with the school population to promote literacy, emphasize that student and staff ideas matter, and actually invite those ideas.
  • Education Trends

    At the Movies: Films Focused on Education Reform

    There's been quite a bit of buzz about documentary films that take a look at issues within the American education system. Whether you agree with the point of view of any of these films or not, they are sure to get you thinking.
  • Learning Environments

    Elementary Classroom Hacks: Big Ideas at Little Cost

    With things like old keyboards, inexpensive aprons, free paint store supplies, and a little imagination, you can creatively customize your classroom environment to maximize learning.
  • School Leadership

    5 Strategic Tips for First-Year Administrators

    For admins just starting out, it's helpful to establish relationships, visit classrooms, understand others, flatten the hierarchy, and become an active social media presence.
  • Teacher Development

    10 Tips for Educators Considering a New Position

    If there's something pushing you out of your current role or pulling you towards another one, consider this: Pursue the exploration!
  • Rubrics

    4 Easy Tips and Tricks for Creating Visually Engaging Rubrics

    Cait Camarata, Edutopia’s visual designer, provides a few straightforward rubric-design tips and a customizable rubric template for educators who are short on time.
  • Teacher Wellness

    Stop, Drop, and Roll With It: Teacher Burnout Prevention

    Prevent teacher burnout by sustaining yourself with a non-education hobby, finding a teammate for shared venting, regular journaling or blogging, and finding reasons to laugh.
  • New Teachers

    Why Math?

    Make math meaningful by using numeracy to frame the economic, public policy, and global issues that your students are likely to face as adults.
  • School Climate

    The 2015 Nerdy Teacher Holiday Gift Guide

    For the nerdy teacher who has everything -- except maybe a Bluetooth beanie hat, a fisheye phone lens, or the to-die-for fragrances of zombie-repellant soap.
  • School Climate

    Themed Teacher Gifts for 2015

    Tired of the same old gifts year after year? Check out a stunning array of themed possibilities involving Hawai'i, apples, education bloggers' books, and cutting-edge tech.
  • Professional Development

    9 Quick Tips for Taking Ownership of Your PD

    Engineer PD activities on your own terms, whether it's inside your own school building, among far-flung teacher friends, or out in the teacher-friendly Twitterverse.