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May 24, 2018

Why School Shootings May Never End in America

Some believe that they can stop school shootings from happening where they are, but unfortunately, we are learning that school shootings are our new normal, and we may not be able to change that.

May 20, 2018

Labels Aren't the Problem; It's Their Permanence and Scope

In a previous blog post, Peter DeWitt wrote about the dark side of labelling students. Labels sometimes assign students to fixed categories, and getting out of that category can be tough. To remedy the potentially negative consequences of labels we must do two things, and here, Thomas Guskey writes what those.

May 13, 2018

Are Labels Preventing Students from Succeeding?

Research shows that labels do not always have a positive impact on students. Should schools continue to use labels to help students succeed? Are those labels actually helping?

May 06, 2018

SEL for Gen Z? The Responsibility of Meeting Students Where They Are.

To meet the objective of reaching every student and demonstrating that we understand them, we should understand that it is the school's responsibility to reach students with SEL content anywhere and everywhere they take their devices.

April 29, 2018

Why Do Building Leaders Need Coaches?

Building leaders get the job and are handed the keys but many of them are overwhelmed with the amount of duties. This puts them in the position of manager too often, and instructional leader not often enough. Exploring the coaching relationship can be one way to help leaders feel less stressed, and create an opportunity for them to regain the focus that brought them into leadership in the first place.

April 22, 2018

Are We Asking Too Much of Our Schools?

This is the boiling point for schools, and we need to do more than just pay attention...we need to take action as well. Are we asking too much of our schools?

April 05, 2018

5 Reasons Why the Oklahoma Teacher's Walkout Needs to Be a Turning Point in Education

The recent strike in Oklahoma is about much more than just higher salaries. It's about how we need to change the narrative around public education. Here are 5 reasons why the recent strike Oklahoma needs to be a turning point in education.

April 02, 2018

7 Simple Steps to Create a Positive School Climate

Too often one leader may be blamed for creating a negative climate, when the reality is that we all contribute to a positive or negative school climate. Our attitude every day plays an important part in our school climate. Here are 7 easy steps school communities can take to improve their school climate.

March 25, 2018

4 Lessons We Can Learn From a Struggling Learner

It's important for those of us who talk about the benefits of failure to actually practice what we preach as well. Here are 4 things a struggling learner would like teachers to know.

March 18, 2018

If Collaboration Makes Us Better, Why Aren't More Leaders Doing It?

Leaders tell teachers they need to collaborate, but leaders need to be a part of the process too. It's time leaders practice what they preach.

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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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