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April 14, 2019

If You're Coaching and Not Learning, You're Not Coaching

Many people may believe a coach is the one with all of the power, but true coaching can offer learning opportunities for the coach and the person being coached. Here are four areas where I did some learning.

April 07, 2019

Does Your School Board Have a Governance Mindset?

School district governance is one of the most misunderstood and underappreciated functions in education. Here are four areas boards need to know to be successful, according to retired executive director of the California School Boards Association Davis Campbell.

March 31, 2019

Should Targeted Coaching Support Focus on Instructional Leadership?

Instructional leadership is easy to talk about but hard to put into practice, which is where coaching comes in. Here's how, according to Peter DeWitt.

March 10, 2019

12 Books You Need on Your Leadership Bookshelf

Every so often I love when I get into a space of learning where I can sit down, read a book, and take multiple notes, writes Peter DeWitt.

February 03, 2019

Do Leaders Really Need to Be Content Experts?

Instructional leadership is easy to talk about but much more difficult to put into practice. And now leaders are being asked to be content experts, which is not the best use of their time and can lead to burnout. So, where do we start?

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.

January 20, 2019

4 Reasons Educators Use Research and 4 Reasons They Don't

There is so much important research in education, but much of it doesn't get used. Here's why.

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.

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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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