Today's guest blog from the Education World Forum's Programme Director, Gavin Dykes writes about what happens when politics, economics and philosophy collide in the world of education.


Women in leadership? Should we focus on gender?


Sometimes learning is hard work for adults and students, which is why the Learning Pit is important.


It is estimated the if US students did as well as Canadian students on PISA it would amount to around 70 trillion dollars over the lifetime of students. How do we get there? Do we need a prevention or a cure?


Like a child who regularly misbehaves, the New York State Education Department's behavior leaves educators, leaders and parents feeling uncertain, even if they are trying to do the right thing. Officials are meeting with educators and leaders from districts around the state to talk about opting out and high stakes testing. Will they really listen?


Teachers often say that faculty meetings and observations are done to them, but do they have more power over those situations than they think?


Many educational initiatives often start out with a clear set of practices in mind, but often fail. Perhaps disciplined collaboration will help change that.


After posting a blog focusing on why faculty meetings are a waste of time and one on why teacher observations may not be beneficial, it is pretty clear that there are 3 areas of disconnect between teachers and school principals.


When it comes to confidence building for women in leadership there are at least 3 ways to 'show the love.'


Teacher observations should be one of the most important jobs completed between a leader and teacher, but there are 3 reasons why they are typically a waste of time.


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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