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July 19, 2016

Synergy or Consensus: Which One Do You Build?

Compliant learning. We all engage in it, and then do it to our students. It leads to consensus building rather than synergizing where we build the best ideas together. We need to meet, model and motivate in order to synergize those best ideas.

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.

June 28, 2016

Collaboration: Are You Compelled or Repelled?

Collaboration is quite the buzz word. Are you compelled or repelled by collaboration?

June 21, 2016

Magic Bullets and Sacred Cows

Not every old method is bad. Not every new initiative is good. Rather than holding on to sacred cows or embracing magic bullets, we need to work together within our schools to figure out what is best for the students we teach.

June 10, 2016

Leading Impact Teams: 5 Keys to Developing Rock Star Teams

We hear a lot about collaboration, but many teams don't function well together. Here are 5 keys to building rockstar teams.

May 31, 2016

Why Educators Should Join Twitter

Twitter offers connections, professional development, and the opportunity to find engaging resources for the classroom. In this post that originally appeared in 2011, Peter explains why educators should join Twitter.

May 25, 2016

Inclusive Education: What Can We Learn From Ontario?

Many leaders and teachers aren't prepared to engage in inclusive education, and students are sitting back saying, "Make it relevant or make it stop."

May 05, 2016

4 Reasons Administrators And Teachers Won't Attend the Same Professional Development

Professional development can be very expensive, especially if it centers around a whole district initiative. It results in being a waste of time if administrators and teachers don't attend it together, and there are at least 4 reasons why they won't.

April 19, 2016

The Myth of Walkthroughs: 8 Unobserved Practices in Classrooms

Walkthroughs can offer enormous learning opportunities for teachers and leaders, but unfortunately they focus on at least 8 myths that aren't offering the biggest bang for the buck.

April 15, 2016

Study Shows Principals Don't Get Evaluated Enough

We talk a great deal about how teachers are not evaluated enough, but a new study highlights that principals aren't either.

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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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