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July 13, 2020

How Do We Teach Literacy During a Pandemic When Access and Equity Are an Issue?

Equity has been a focus of constant conversations during COVID-19. How do students receive an equitable education, especially when it comes to literacy? N.Y.C. officials responded in a big way.

June 02, 2020

But I'm Not a Protester. What Can I Do?

As our friends on social media battle over who is fanning the flames of the riots and which political party is best for fixing our societal issues, we need to look at how we can stop oppressing groups who have consistently been marginalized.

May 17, 2020

What Does Remote Instructional Leadership Look Like During a Pandemic?

We are over 8 weeks into this pandemic and teachers and leaders all over North America are engaged in pandemic teaching. But, the fall is coming and we will find ourselves in this position once again. We need virtual instructional leadership to move from pandemic teaching to virtual learning.

April 13, 2020

Assessments and Grading in the Midst of a Pandemic

Many teachers struggle with how to assess learning during the coronavirus crisis. Here are a few important aspects to think about and a few ways to meet your grading needs.

March 15, 2020

School Closures and COVID-19. Perhaps It's Time to Cancel High-Stakes Testing, Too?

Schools are cancelling, rates of COVID-19 are increasing right now, and it's time for schools to focus on online learning and calming the social-emotional issues of students. So, why do we still have to worry about high-stakes testing?

June 30, 2019

How Teaching in Extremely Poor Conditions Changed My Life

My girlfriend and I saved for years and then went on a nine-month adventure visiting countries we always dreamed about seeing, says guest blogger Charly Boerboom. However, one unexpected stop on our trip turned into a lifelong passion.

April 26, 2019

Why the 20th Anniversary of Columbine Should Be About Listening to Students

As adults, our job is to ensure all children feel safe in school. Creating a safe space for learning starts with listening to our students. We must prioritize not only listening to our students but also using their input to enact change.

April 22, 2019

Why Pedagogy and Politics Must Partner

A pedagogical pathway is paved with "engaging (learning about) the world," and "changing it for the better." What now is emerging is the possibility that pedagogical savvy and political action may make for a surprising combination with students as a force for change.

February 10, 2019

Addressing Criticisms of Social-Emotional Learning in the Classroom

There is a lot of pushback from critics when teachers and leaders try to address the social-emotional-learning needs of students. The reality is that social-emotional learning is not only easy to address, it's important to do so, and this post explains why.

January 27, 2019

When Schools Say 'All Means All,' What Do They Really Mean?

Peter DeWitt discusses life for LGBTQ students and what schools should do to help them.

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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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