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September 08, 2019

What Do Teachers Need? Are Leaders Willing to Give It to Them?

We talk a lot about what teachers need, but often our words and our actions do not match up. Here's how to change that.

September 01, 2019

Improving School Leadership Through 'Confident Vulnerability'

We ask each of our students to be works in progress, and to be confident enough to believe that they can achieve and perform at truly high levels. They deserve educators who are committed to doing the same, argues Paul Freeman.

August 28, 2019

Most Examples of Deep Learning Are Not Deep Enough

Most examples of deep learning aren't going deep enough nor are they widespread enough, says guest blogger Michael Fullan.

August 25, 2019

The Unity of the Human Race: Our Precarious Future

Humans are not intrinsically good. Each of us is conflicted; sometimes selfish, other times committing to others and the common good. Guest blogger Michael Fullan believes that we are tipped to be good but only when certain conditions prevail.

July 29, 2019

What Is Collective Leader Efficacy?

Collective teacher efficacy happens when a group of teachers come together, co-construct a goal, learn how to implement it, and that goal has a positive impact on student learning. Can't leaders have a similar impact through collective leader efficacy?

July 14, 2019

Do Principals and Their Administrative Team Need Coaching Too?

So often, we look at coaching as a one-on-one relationship, but coaching administrative teams can have a powerful impact as well.

June 30, 2019

How Teaching in Extremely Poor Conditions Changed My Life

My girlfriend and I saved for years and then went on a nine-month adventure visiting countries we always dreamed about seeing, says guest blogger Charly Boerboom. However, one unexpected stop on our trip turned into a lifelong passion.

May 12, 2019

How Can Mindfulness Teach Surface, Deep, and Transfer Learning?

Our students are constantly told to toughen up, but too often students turn to negative behaviors like binge drinking or drugs because of their inability to handle stress and anxiety. Perhaps mindfulness can help?

April 26, 2019

Why the 20th Anniversary of Columbine Should Be About Listening to Students

As adults, our job is to ensure all children feel safe in school. Creating a safe space for learning starts with listening to our students. We must prioritize not only listening to our students but also using their input to enact change.

April 24, 2019

Technology Has No Impact on Teaching and Learning

If we truly want educational technology to take root in schools and finally live up to the promise we've been expecting for more than a decade, schools need to develop a cadre of well-trained tech instructional coaches.

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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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