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A powerful must-read.
Inspired by his colleagues, one teacher learned to differentiate instruction, foster a flexible learning environment, avoid harshly penalizing failure, and encourage problem solving and innovation.
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+Edutopia My mentors encouraged me to take care of my students, especially when they were less successful.  They instilled the words, "Every student can learn, just not in the same way or on the same day."

I encourage my mentees to have the same motto.
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Easy-to-find gift ideas that teachers actually want.
Gifts for Teacher Appreciation Week can be simple (like Post-it notes), practical (like screen wipes), or musical (like a rechargeable wireless speaker), but always heartfelt.
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One student's inspiring story.
To help these kids make the kinds of gains they need to master the Common Core, students must learn to receive feedback and also how to use it to improve.
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Working with teens and young adults with ADHD, "failure" is such a tough word for me to use.  Trial and error works better because "trial" is just one in a series of attempts.

This is great because the greatest minds did the same...like Steve Jobs  :-)
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Why do you teach?
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I teach because I love being in the classroom with my students, learning from them, but also watching them grow.
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Let the grade wars begin...
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Minnesota History! Hahah
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Expand your mind.
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Let It Get Stretched Every Moment- Elasticity Is Infinite!
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Simple and effective. We love it!
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HERE, HERE NOW!
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“To be inspired is great, to inspire others is incredible.”
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hearing inspiring stories. For example, one of our 2014 participants emailed us today informing us she was selected for a year-long fellowship opportunity in Germany! :D
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Let's move towards self-directed learning and self-determined living.
Introduce students to the concept of executive functions, put it to work, referring frequently to these learning tools in positive, productive classroom interactions.
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We've rounded up the best, just for you.
From classroom management to working with parents, lesson planning to learning environments, this compilation of blogs, videos, and other resources provides an array of tips and advice for teachers just starting out.
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Nice Roundup. Even folks who have taught forever need to learn some new tricks.
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The research says it all. edut.to/1z3vrc3
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10 tips directly from students.
Blogger and English teacher Heather Wolpert-Gawron asked her eighth grade students what they find most engaging in the classroom.
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By commenting on this page, you are agreeing to our commenting policy. This page is maintained by this Edutopia team member: Elana Leoni. Thank you for connecting with us on G+ and joining the movement for change in education. We like to be a part of the conversation and we actively monitor this page. We try to respond to every person, so do let us know by emailing community@edutopia.org or messaging our page if your comment goes unanswered. We also monitor comments, and those that do not fall within our commenting policy will be deleted. You can see the policy we follow here: http://www.edutopia.org/community-guidelines.

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Company Overview
Edutopia is produced by The George Lucas Educational Foundation, a private operating foundation dedicated to improving the K-12 learning process by documenting, disseminating, and advocating for innovative, replicable, and evidence-based strategies that prepare students to thrive in their future education, careers, and adult lives. As one of the world's leading sources for change-makers in education, The George Lucas Educational Foundation spreads the word about ideal, interactive learning environments and enables others to adapt these successes locally. Edutopia.org contains a deep archive of continually updated best practices, from classroom tips to recommendations for district-wide change.  

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Our vision is of a new world of learning, a place where students and parents, teachers and administrators, policy makers and the people they serve are all empowered to change education for the better; a place where schools provide rigorous project-based learning, social-emotional learning, and access to new technology; a place where innovation is the rule, not the exception; a place where students become lifelong learners and develop 21st-century skills, especially in information literacy so they can:
  • find, assess, and use information effectively and creatively
  • work cooperatively and constructively with others 
  • use their strengths and talents to become empowered, productive citizens in our democratic society and the world at large.
It’s a place of inspiration and aspiration based on the urgent belief that improving education is the key to the survival of the human race. We call this place Edutopia, and we provide not just the vision for this new world of learning but the real-world information and community connections to make it a reality.

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Edutopia’s audience includes educators, parents, school board members, university faculty, community-based organizations, and the business community -- all groups working to create better schools for the twenty-first century.

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