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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.

June 22, 2017

3 Issues To Ponder so That Summer Plans Survive the Winter

It's easy for leaders to make a grand plan in July when things are relatively quiet, but it's much harder to make those plans work when it's in the middle of January.

June 18, 2017

The Coach Approach to Giving and Receiving Feedback in Schools

While skillfully shared feedback can catapult learning to new heights, poorly offered feedback can have minimal impact, or worse, can potentially have negative impact, leading to disengagement and resentment.

June 11, 2017

Vicariously Learning Experiences. Why Aren't We Doing More of Those?

We have all heard the phrase, "living vicariously through someone else," but can it be applied to learning too? Actually, research shows it can.

May 07, 2017

If Video Is So Powerful, Shouldn't Principals Use It Too?

Too often principals ask teachers and coaches to do something that they aren't going to do themselves. Is video one of them?

April 13, 2017

Why Won't Our Principal Collaborate With Us?

So often we think teachers are the ones who don't want to collaborate, when the principal may be the one who believes that they should dictate the need for collaboration but not be a part of it.

February 19, 2017

What Are 5 Priorities For Every School Principal?

After a series of blogs on leadership coaching, leaders filled out a survey asking them what priorities they would like to be coached through. Here are the five they suggested. Are they the same as yours?

February 01, 2017

5 Non-Negotiables of Project-Based Learning Professional Development

Project based learning is an effective format used for professional development. Here are 5 non-negotiable to make sure your PD goes well.

January 18, 2017

How Can We Make Leadership Coaching Work?

Research shows that instructional coaching works to foster teacher growth, but very few school principals have a leadership coach to help them grow. Will that work for principals?

October 23, 2016

5 Reasons Principals Should Be Coached

If coaching is beneficial to teachers, it should be beneficial to principals as well, and there are at least five 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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