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December 02, 2018

12 Areas School Leaders Should Focus on in 2019

2019 is quickly approaching. Here are 12 issues that leaders should have on their radar for the new year.

November 11, 2018

Why Are We So Uninformed? We Don't Read What We Share

A few months ago, there was a blog post on Finding Common Ground that was shared 300,000 times but was read 100,000 times. It seems as though the adults who talk about media literacy don't necessarily read what they share, and that's a problem.

October 21, 2018

8 Super Important Words in Education That Are Literally Used in Different Ways

We love our educational words, but here are eight that are used on a daily basis by educators and leaders that can prove problematic for any school climate.

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?

September 30, 2018

How Do We Solve the Administrator Shortage?

There are not enough qualified and suitable candidates out there actively seeking positions despite salary compensation ranging from acceptable to, frankly, outrageous, says Patrick Sweeney. So, what can we do about it?

September 26, 2018

Isn't It Time to Improve Teacher Observations?

In Education Week Teacher Justin Minkel wrote a powerful post about the anxiety teachers feel during an observation. Well, principals feel that anxiety too, and there are a few things we can do to lessen the anxiety and make the process more worthwhile.

September 16, 2018

Is There Really That Much Drama In Schools?

Drama plays out in schools every day, because schools are complex places with a diverse thinking set of adults and students who converge in them every day. It's time to take on the drama, and see if leadership coaching can help meet the many challenges leaders face.

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 26, 2018

Has Instructional Coaching Become a Dumping Ground?

Many instructional coaches enter into the position with high hopes to have an impact on teachers and students, but many soon find out that the position becomes a dumping ground for "Duties as assigned."

August 19, 2018

Educators Need Mindfulness. Their Mental Health May Depend On It.

The mental health of school counselors, nurses, school leaders, and teachers are at risk, and they may only need 10 minutes to help alleviate their stress.

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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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