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September 24, 2013

The Counterproductive Ways Schools Punish Kids...

In an effort to punish students for misbehaving educators use some methods that are counterproductive to stop the behavior.

August 28, 2013

Should All Kindergartners Know Their Letters by Halloween?

In this interview, Dr. Richard Allington gives some advice on how teachers can better provide literacy instruction and he talks about what needs to change about schools.

August 26, 2013

Overwhelming Caseloads for California School Counselors

In a time when schools are seeing an increase in student social-emotional issues, school counselors are being cut due to budget cuts and the counselors left standing have quadruple the recommended case loads.

August 21, 2013

We Have Students Who Are Gay and Fearful

NY Times writer Frank Bruni wrote a powerful commentary about being gay and fearful, something which many of our LGBT student populations feels on a daily basis.

August 18, 2013

Is Education Filled With Self-Fulfilling Prophecies?

In public education we seem to be surrounded by self-fulfilling prophecies and we have to figure out how to not let them ruin our present system.

August 03, 2013

What Can We Learn From Failure?

We all fail in life, but some families want to prevent their children from failure, which is too bad because we can learn a lot from it.

June 29, 2013

Is Our Stress Good for Us?

In a recent BAM Radio Network interview Bruce S. McEwen, Luis A. Hernandez, Alia Crum, Jessica Johnson, Holly Elissa and I discussed how stressed educators are and what we can all do about it.

June 27, 2013

I Was Once Defined by a Number

I was once defined by numbers...and I won't be again.

June 25, 2013

Is the LGBT Community More Accepted? 'It Depends'

It's 2013 and surely that means that members of the LGBT community are more accepted and safer. It depends...

June 07, 2013

You're Not Really Thinking of Taking Away Recess, Are You?

Schools that are opting out of recess in order to provide more academic time are making a mistake that will negatively effect students for a long time.

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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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