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October 04, 2016

Actually, I Wasn't Listening to Anything You Said

Listening is one of the most important aspects to our learning, but many of us don't do it well, and we definitely could do it better with our students.

October 02, 2016

Consultant Confidential: We're Not Always Happy After Professional Development Either

Professional development gets a bad rap from time to time. Teachers and leaders aren't always happy after they leave, and truth be told, consultants aren't always happy when they leave either.

September 20, 2016

Instructional Coaching: Finally, an Easy Choice

There are many reasons why instructional coaching is crucial to teacher development, and here are a few ways to do it well.

September 06, 2016

Leadership: It's Much More Than Doing Discipline and Blanket E-mails

Collaborative leadership is about working in partnership with those groups that are a part of the school community, and there are 6 influences based on the research of John Hattie to help get leaders there.

August 28, 2016

Why Can't Instructional Coaches Reinvent Themselves?

We always tell students to learn from their mistakes but it seems that we don't give the same courtesy to instructional coaches. Why is that? Here are five steps coaches can take to reinvent their program.

August 01, 2016

Why Don't Educators Want to Be Coached?

In less than a week we will all be leaning in watching the Olympics. Thousands of athletes who have worked for years with their coach to improve in their sport. Why don't more teachers take advantage of the coaches they have in their buildings?

July 17, 2016

6 Beliefs to Help Prevent Communication Breakdown

We enter into conversations all the time without thinking much about it, and we certainly don't practice the art of communication like we train before a 5K. All of that can lead to a communication breakdown, and here are 6 ways to make sure that doesn't happen.

July 10, 2016

Professional Development: Are You Content With the Scenario?

Professional development is done with us, and sometimes it's done to us. When it comes to your professional development, are you content with the scenario? If so, here are a few ways to change that.

May 26, 2016

Why Our Feedback Is Backfiring

Not making an impact on the teachers you work with? Maybe your feedback is backfiring.

April 26, 2016

4 Steps to Consider When Conquering New Learning

New learning can be intimidating, regardless of whether you're an adult or child. The experiences we bring to the table can help support us or provide more fear. However, there are several steps all teachers can take to lessen the fear among students and maximize the learning.

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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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