For too long faculty meetings have been about lists and compliance but this year each month will bring a new faculty focus.

Teachers have five minutes to engage students, and Mark Barnes and Pernille Ripp offer great examples on how educators can do that.

A new report by the report by the Center on Great Teachers and Leaders provides important ways for schools to help meet the needs of the whole child.

Corwin Press announced that they are bring John Hattie's Visible Learning to North America and schools should pay attention because this is not about school reform, it's about school transformation.

In this interview, Dr. Richard Allington gives some advice on how teachers can better provide literacy instruction and he talks about what needs to change about schools.

In a time when schools are seeing an increase in student social-emotional issues, school counselors are being cut due to budget cuts and the counselors left standing have quadruple the recommended case loads.

Guest blogger Katie Zahedi spent a day delving into social-emotional learning and walked out wondering why all of that is getting lost in our present educational system.

NY Times writer Frank Bruni wrote a powerful commentary about being gay and fearful, something which many of our LGBT student populations feels on a daily basis.

Recently, only 30% of NY State 3rd-8th graders met proficiency standards on the first state assessments that are tied to the Common Core State Standards. Is it the public school system that is ineffective or the state education department?

In public education we seem to be surrounded by self-fulfilling prophecies and we have to figure out how to not let them ruin our present system.

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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