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    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....
  • Finding the Gold Within: Excellent Film for Educators and Students Available for Streaming

    Mark Phillips
  • A male teacher and teenage boy are smiling, talking in a school hallway. The student is leaning against his locker, holding a folder and book.

    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.
  • A closeup, waist up, of a female teacher standing in a school hallway. She's looking directly at the camera, her arms crossed, wearing a closed mouth smile. She's wearing a black blouse over a white, collared, button up.

    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.
  • 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.
  • Two young girls smiling during exercise

    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.
  • A photo of a group of elementary students looking out a window, waving and smiling.

    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.
  • A blond, short-haired man is kneeling in a garden, gardening. It's sunny outside, and he's wearing glasses, a blue, plaid, button up shirt rolled up at the sleeves, and beige khaki shorts.

    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.
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    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.
  • Three Types of Reading

    As educators, one of our biggest jobs is to help our students develop a love of reading. After all, without reading, one cannot engage fully in the world.
  • Illo of a woman looking through a giant telescope

    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!
  • photo of two people seated across from one another

    Finding a New and Better Job in Education

    To find a more fulfilling job in education, clarify your goals and skills, network with other educators, strengthen your resume, and fully understand any position being offered.
  • Seven young students are squatting side-by-side on a basketball court with their arms extended out at their sides.

    Cultivating a New Leadership Archetype

    Transformative school leaders embrace creativity and play, reimagine meetings, promote a culture of celebration through their daily interactions, and maintain their own health and spirit.
  • A photo of a male student in front of his locker.

    Our Boys Need Us: The Power of Mentoring

    Traditional education may put boys at a developmental disadvantage, and we must try harder to make them feel understood, valued, and eager to learn.

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