As teachers and leaders, we have to ask ourselves why we are constantly in this place where we are fighting. Is it just politics are usual? And will Betsy Devos be worse...or just more of the same of what we have had?


"History is not about memorizing facts. This class is not about me telling you what you need to know. History is about learning from our past. This class is about empowerment. Remember, dates change. People don't." And from that Lisa Westman tells us what she has learned from veteran teacher Tom O'Brien.


Project based learning is an effective format used for professional development. Here are 5 non-negotiable to make sure your PD goes well.


When a post-election protest broke out at her high school, Woodside Principal Diane Burbank did something amazing. She didn't shut it down, she gave students a voice.


Just like teaching and leading there are so many different opinions on coaching that works. Which coaching is for you?


Think you have teacher clarity? Here are four Phrases All Teachers Say and No Students Understand


The hearing for the U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy Devos was an eye-opening experience. There seems to be a bipartisan battle against public education, and we are once again fighting an uphill battle. Don't you think it's time you help shift the narrative?


Research shows that instructional coaching works to foster teacher growth, but very few school principals have a leadership coach to help them grow. Will that work for principals?


If we can't get students to differentiate between what bullying is and what it's not, how can we get students to differentiate between what is fake news and what is not when some adults don't even know?


Trying to get students to ask questions instead of always looking for the answers is hard. Too often they're just doing it for the grade, which is a culture we created. It's time to turn that game around.


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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