April 2016 Archives

Survey says! 3 questions to help guide your use of student feedback.

New learning can be intimidating, regardless of whether you're an adult or child. The experiences we bring to the table can help support us or provide more fear. However, there are several steps all teachers can take to lessen the fear among students and maximize the learning.

Instructional coaching can have enormous benefits, but there are at least 3 reasons why it's probably not working in your school.

Walkthroughs can offer enormous learning opportunities for teachers and leaders, but unfortunately they focus on at least 8 myths that aren't offering the biggest bang for the buck.

Many parents have a plethora of opportunities to send their children to summer camp. Parents of children on the autism spectrum aren't as fortunate with the summer camp possibilities, but there is one camp that is trying to change that.

We talk a great deal about how teachers are not evaluated enough, but a new study highlights that principals aren't either.

Student engagement is extremely important in our classrooms, but too often the engagement is compliant rather than authentic.

It sounds strange, but innovation is like hand washing, because it's difficult to infuse and sustain.

The word rigor brings out a strong reaction from those who love the word and those who hate it. What's wrong with the word rigor?

Guest blogs are often ignored by readers because they lack familiarity with the guest writer, but in doing that they may be missing out on some very important dialogue.

When it comes to gifted and talented students, does the philosophy of the growth mindset fail?

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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