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December 01, 2013

Should We Measure School Climate?

Schools have to keep a lot of "data" but the most important data they could get is through the use of a school climate assessment.

November 24, 2013

Maybe It's Time to Explore an Edcamp!

Professional development these days seems to be more about compliance than good teaching practices. Edcamps are an increasingly popular way to bring collaboration back into professional development.

November 19, 2013

How Do Children View Social Media?

How our students use social media may depend greatly on how the adults around them use it.

November 10, 2013

Why #Satchat Is a Mind-Blowing Experience!

Twitter's #satchat takes place on Saturday mornings and can help provide the professional growth that educators are looking for to inspire change in their classroom or school.

November 08, 2013

The War Between Fiction & Nonfiction And Everything In Between

As we stand at the Common Core buffet of reading, there seems to be a risk that we are going to force students to binge just for a better grade on a test, when we should be teaching them to try everything from the menu to help prepare them for their future.

October 31, 2013

Do You Check Your School E-Mail Too Much?

Just because educators stop checking their e-mail so much doesn't make them any less dedicated to their profession.

October 29, 2013

N.Y. Principals Speak Out Against State Testing

8 principals from across New York State co-authored a letter to parents about state testing, and I am proud to be one of them.

October 26, 2013

New Forums Scheduled, But N.Y. State Commissioner Pressured To Step Down

NY State Education Commissioner John King has rescheduled new forums for parents to share concerns about the CCSS but will it be enough?

October 21, 2013

Delivering Effective Feedback ... to Everyone

Effective feedback is important to student learning, as well as educator improvement, but many educators provide praise and advice instead of feedback.

October 15, 2013

N.Y. State Commissioner John King's 'Message' Gets Cancelled

N.Y. State Education Commissioner John King scheduled a handful of parent meetings sponsored by the N.Y. State PTA to engage parents about the Common Core State Standards and state assessments. Unfortunately for him, the parents wanted to engage him as well.

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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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