In a recent survey, 230 teachers answered questions regarding their observations. What they said should inspire leaders to try harder to follow through on the promises they made to themselves this summer to make their observations better.


"Opening days" are all around us if we think about it. What's your "opening day"? How can you hack it to inspire those in your district, school or classroom?


Do tests reflect what students know...or their motivation and test taking skills?


A mother remarked that it "sucks" that her daughter has to start school a day earlier than last year instead of getting one more day of summer. What actually "sucks" is how we talk about school.


It's expected that principals have a voice in their school community, but do they use it to lift others up or put them down?


Teachers should video themselves teaching for many reasons, but here are 3 of the most powerful. Sadly, because of hostile school climates, many teachers will never be able to use the process for everything it's worth.


We all know that school climate is vitally important to the social-emotional and academic progress of students. So, what is holding us back from taking the steps to improve our school climates?


In a new report by TNTP, they found that a large percentage of professional development doesn't have a high impact on teacher development. Is that really a surprise to teachers?


Leaders have a great deal of stress flying at them day by day. Perhaps the recent explosion of research on mindfulness will help them lead with greater strength?


Research shows that a reminder text to students can keep them in school, but are we enabling them at the same time we're trying to help 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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