Too often one leader may be blamed for creating a negative climate, when the reality is that we all contribute to a positive or negative school climate. Our attitude every day plays an important part in our school climate. Here are 7 easy steps school communities can take to improve their school climate.
It's important for those of us who talk about the benefits of failure to actually practice what we preach as well. Here are 4 things a struggling learner would like teachers to know.
Leaders tell teachers they need to collaborate, but leaders need to be a part of the process too. It's time leaders practice what they preach.
We often hear that parents need to be held accountable, which is a really interesting topic. Do we as educators want parents to be accountable only when it serves our purposes? Or do we want to work in partnership with them even when they want to hold us accountable as well?
Critics of social-emotional learning say there is no place for it in schools. However, they are probably people who do not spend much time in schools and might be surprised to read the staggering statistics on trauma and mental health issues in school.
Mass shootings have become too commonplace in our nation's schools but they are preventable. Here are some ways to stop the violence.
Many assistant principals are leaders who hope to one day move into the principalship. However, when asked what the biggest barrier is for assistant principals, their answer may surprise you.
Education seems to lose the spotlight to presidential Tweets that aren't very presidential. However, there are eight critical issues that all educators, and those who value education, need to know about.
Finding Common Ground has always been more than a blog, it has been a community of learners. After writing the Finding Common Ground blog for over 6 years, it is time for Peter DeWitt to focus on other things. This is his last official blog post for Education Week.
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