Assessment is the new dirty word in education but with the right taxonomy, it can help change the way students learn.

Perhaps teachers are making changes in their instruction, and we as leaders are blind to those changes because they aren't the ones we want. Not everyone needs to be a good little soldier.

According to Time, "Kansas lawmakers passed a bill Tuesday that would permit businesses and government employees to deny service to same-sex couples on the basis of their religious principles." What does this mean for LGBT youth?

Ted Talks inspire us to be more innovative, or not give up. What would your Ted Talk be?

Great storytelling is an art, and this guest post by storyteller Chris Shaw explains why we need to keep the practice alive in schools.

They Learned It, But Did They Feel It?

When each of us decides to become a teacher, we don't take an oath to spend the better part of everyday preparing students for timed impending doom. We hope to engage in a dialogue that allows students to acquire skills and inspire them to become lifelong learners.

In this day and age of accountability school leaders have a lot on their plate, but the five dimensions of student-centered leadership may be the most important.

Edcamps are being organized around the world and some of us have "edcamp envy" which is why we are creating our own.

After a few difficult years in NY Public Education, this years brings a re-election for Governor Cuomo, a vote of no confidence on Commissioner King from NYSUT and a promise for some positive changes.

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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