Are the ideals really all that ideal for every student?

NY State Education Commissioner John King has sent out memo after memo in 2013 explaining what he meant...public education deserves more than a memo.

The best gift we can offer our students isn't that of the content we teach, it's the honest awareness of what they know, what they need to know and how to obtain it and show it in a way that demonstrates real synthesis and depth of understanding.

Many educators are concerned that strict standards and accountability will never promote independent thinking, but have schools ever promoted that?

There is a Twitter challenge going around, so I decided to succumb to the pressure and take it.

NCTQ put out a new report on the quality of pre-service teacher programs but their findings only tell one part of the story.

Collaborative inquiry is a powerful design for professional learning that supports the notion of teacher leadership as it recognizes the role of teachers in on-going school improvement.

Jack doesn't act like "other boys" and the adults around him want Jack to change. Why is that Jack's problem?

Data has become the next dirty four letter word but it's not the data's's how adults use it.

Visible learning is not about sticking to a script but helping students find their way through the roadblocks of learning, and it has valuable implications for schools.

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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