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May 17, 2015

Disciplined Collaboration: Allowing Freedom Within Form

Many educational initiatives often start out with a clear set of practices in mind, but often fail. Perhaps disciplined collaboration will help change that.

May 01, 2015

Can You Engage an Audience for 18 Minutes?

We live in a very wired and distracted society. Maybe we should keep that in mind when it comes to professional development?

April 30, 2015

An Emotion Revolution in American Education

What feelings should classrooms focus on? All of them. Isn't it time for some legislation to support social-emotional learning?

April 22, 2015

Join the Revolution: 5 Ways to Evolve as a Teacher

It seems easy to fall into the status quo these days, but there are 5 steps every teacher should take to be more evolved in their practices.

April 17, 2015

Please, No More Professional Development!

Professional development are two words that teachers dread. But what if leaders and teachers changed the focus and followed this 5 point plan?

April 10, 2015

3 Reasons Why Faculty Meetings Are a Waste of Time

There are at least two areas where school leaders waste the time of teachers. The faculty meeting is one of them and here are 3 reasons why.

April 06, 2015

What's Worse ... Failure or Success?

In the Teacher Voice Report by the Quaglia Institute, teachers say they are afraid of failure. Ironically, even more are afraid of success.

March 29, 2015

Leaders: Are Your Teacher Observations Active or Passive?

Too many observations result in passive conversations and very little learning. Principals need to approach observations like an instructional coach, but are they prepared to do so?

March 27, 2015

Caught on Tape: Using Video to Enhance Instruction

Using video is an excellent option to truly see how we engage with our students, but too often it won't happen because of a lack of trust in the building. Here are some options to overcome those obstacles.

March 10, 2015

How to Be More Generationally Savvy: Skills for Collaborating - Part 2

In schools we have staff that cross from young to veteran, which means we all need to be more generational Savvy in order to collaborate across generations. This is Part II is a series of II by Jennifer Abrams.

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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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