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February 26, 2015

State Testing: Where's the Dialogue Around Learning?

Two recent commentaries in Education Week and the NY Times focused on the need for annual state testing. Unfortunately we keep battling over testing at a time when we should really talk about learning.

February 24, 2015

Priority Standards: The Power of Focus

In order for teachers to effectively teach everything on their list, they must use the priority standard approach. Here's how to do it.

February 22, 2015

Letting Parents in on the Secret of School

We assume there are topics that parents don't need to know about when we engage in initiatives or changes, when the reality is that they are the very topics that parents need to know about.

February 15, 2015

How To Be More Generationally Savvy: Part 1

In schools we have staff that cross from young to veteran, which means we all need to be more generational Savvy in order to collaborate across generations.

February 10, 2015

4 Lessons Learned From Differentiating Leadership

Differentiation, if it is going to be successful, is not about moving all students from Point A to Point B - it is about moving each student from their Point A to their Point B.

February 01, 2015

Do Students Need a Bill of Assessment Rights?

When it comes to assessment there are five areas that students are entitled to, and these are those five areas.

January 19, 2015

How to Identify and Keep Exceptional Young Teachers

In these days of high burnout and accountability how do you find...and keep...exceptional young teachers?

January 16, 2015

Do We All Need a Dose of Assessment Literacy?

Assessment literacy would do us all a bit of good...especially those leaders at the top.

January 08, 2015

It's Time to Stop Ignoring Data

Using data properly can lead us to better student outcomes, and after a few years of battle with it, I'm calling a truce.

January 01, 2015

10 Seconds: The Time It Takes a Student to Size You Up

Every time we engage with our students and parents matters because they are making judgments about us that may be untrue, and we should understand that we too are making decisions about all of them...within a blink of an eye.

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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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