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October 14, 2018

Can Leadership Coaching Help Leaders Focus on What Matters?

Being a school leader is difficult. They are meant to focus on improvement while also negotiating their way through adult behavior. Can leadership coaching help them focus on what truly matters?

October 07, 2018

6 Improvements Inspired by Practicing Mindfulness

Education is much more stressful than people who are not involved with schools may realize, and mindfulness may be the answer to alleviating some of that stress. Here are six things we can learn from mindfulness.

September 12, 2018

Paddling Is Pathetic. Here Are 6 Alternatives.

The rhetoric around education has not always been kind, and it just got a whole lot worse because of a school's desire to bring back paddling. It's pathetic and there are better alternatives. Here are 6 of them.

August 17, 2018

Schools Should Reconsider Their Relationships With the News Media

Schools can't afford to ignore the news media until a negative issue takes place.

June 20, 2018

Collaborative Professionalism. We Can't Do It Alone.

Educators collaborate all of the time, but it doesn't mean that it results in meaningful work that impacts student learning. In their new book focusing on collaborative professionalism, Andy Hargreaves and Michael T. O'Connor provide us with research and some practical suggestions that will help us get a bigger bang for our buck.

June 10, 2018

Are You Blithely Unaware of How Educational Research Impacts You?

There are teachers and leaders who believe that researchers have little to do with their classroom practice, but the reality is that what researchers do has a direct effect on everything that happens in the classroom.

April 15, 2018

Call To Action Or Blame Game? 3 Ways Schools Communicate With Families

During these times of accountability from our state we live in, or the social-emotional issues our students experience, family engagement is both a call to action, and a scapegoat depending on the conversation. It all comes down to how we communicate with them, and here are 3 that will help build that communication.

April 02, 2018

7 Simple Steps to Create a Positive School Climate

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.

June 04, 2017

Why Shouldn't Teachers Become Principals?

NPR recently published an article about an assistant principal who left the teaching ranks to make more money. Many leaders don't leave for the money, and what's the problem if they do choose to leave the classroom?

May 17, 2017

Why Does Teacher Talk Still Dominate High School Classrooms?

Teacher talk still dominates high school classrooms, but it doesn't have to, and here are a few reasons why.

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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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