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.


When it comes to formative assessment, there is a right question at the right time.


Mrs. Flynn was such a great fourth grade teacher, I decided to have her two years in a row. Happy Teacher Appreciation Week.


Do women in leadership have it tougher than men? Is there a gender bias in schools?


Nowhere in the US is education more of a political hotbed than in NY State. The Senate is getting ready to hold meetings around Annual Professional Performance Review (APPR), but will the Governor listen?


We live in a very wired and distracted society. Maybe we should keep that in mind when it comes to professional development?


What feelings should classrooms focus on? All of them. Isn't it time for some legislation to support social-emotional learning?


Not all assessments may be formalized, but each teacher has routines, habits, and techniques that provide a shape or structure to his or her assessment system. How can we make them better?


There seems to be some debate by principals who believe lead learner should be used instead of instructional leader. What does it matter? A lot...if you're one of their teachers.


How many of us have sat through pointless or less-than-informational parent-teacher conferences? It's time to turn that 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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