If we took a break from professional development, would we really stop learning all together...or would we actually get more done?

One of the issues that school leaders understand, is when they enforce rule after rule in their school building, compliance is all they will ever get.

For too long, schools have been exposed to educational consultants who say they are experts in their field when they really lack any experience at all.

The ASCD Whole Child approach as our model and not the heavy-handed approach that some of our state education departments are taking under the guidance of the USDOE.

For some reason educators are nervous to join Twitter but they shouldn't be because it can be a game changer for anyone's career.

Third grade teacher Melissa Weatherwax knows a thing or two about technology and she offers educators a glimpse into what she uses in her classroom.

Schools have a lot of mandates and increased accountability coming at them but it doesn't mean that they have to give up on their goals of what to change about their practices.

Before you discount social media as a fad, make sure you understand how important it is, and realize that it is changing the face of how we live.

When tests served student-centered purposes, they were one piece to a puzzle that could drive instruction in a valuable way but Value-Added Data no longer does that.

The Flipped model can clearly be a fad, but it doesn't have to be if it is done with integrity.

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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