October 2014 Archives

In today's guest blog, two co-authors suggest that a comfortable learning environment is the key to softening the blow of accountability through reform, standards, testing, and mandates.


It may feel good to be the boss, but without listening to teachers, administrators are leading in the wrong direction.


Schools are under initiative fatigue, but maybe they don't have to be as fatigued as they think.


Being a school leader is a stressful job, but one that comes with a great deal of responsibility. Schools, staff and students need great leaders, and there just isn't enough of that going around yet.


In today's guest post, Steve Constantino provides a great argument in why schools should be creating a brand to build family engagement.


A recent NY Times article suggests that increased accountability isn't helping to raise achievement or growth...something educators have been saying for many years.


In today's guest post, Professor of Educational Psychology and author Thomas Guskey says that "Exceeds Standards" doesn't work.


Empowering students and teachers is vitally important, and the Global Read Aloud is just one way to do that.


Today's guest post is written by 2 principals from California whose whole staff is on Twitter. Big whoop you may say! They show that there are many benefits.


Something is missing in the raging debate about the Common Core, and in today's guest blog Yong Zhao addresses it.


Today's guest blog is written by Sean Slade, the Director of the Whole Child Initiative for ASCD, and he wonders if we inspire learning...or just allow it.


Many teachers feel that they don't have a real voice in their school community, and if they don't have a voice their students won't.


Every teacher has at least one. The hibernating student. How do we reach them?


The opinions expressed in Peter DeWitt's Finding Common Ground are strictly those of the author(s) and do not reflect the opinions or endorsement of Editorial Projects in Education, or any of its publications.

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