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March 17, 2017

District Leaders Should Get Out of Their Office!

District leaders have long had the reputation for sitting in their ivory towers and making all the rules. Here are a few ways one district leader is shattering that myth.

March 12, 2017

Why Can't Teachers Make Decisions on Their Own?

Too often leaders don't involve teachers in the decision making process and then get mad at them for always asking what it is that leaders want them to do when it comes to any decision at all. Research shows that when teachers are authentically involved, the solutions to problems get stronger.

March 09, 2017

What Are the Five Formative Success Skills Every Student Needs?

What are the formative five skills for success and why do they matter to students? Find out here.

March 07, 2017

7 Traits of Highly Ineffective Leaders

Stephen Covey created a list of habits that he found true in highly successful people. Unfortunately there are also leaders who have the 7 habits of highly ineffective leaders. Read here to see where your leadership falls.

March 05, 2017

When Measuring School Climate, Context Is Key

As states finalize new school accountability plans under ESSA, measures of school climate have received increasing attention. Many states have included school climate as a "non-academic" indicator of school quality in their recently drafted plans. But what does that mean?

March 02, 2017

That Moment We Decide We Can't Teach a Student

There is a moment when we're teaching that a struggling student becomes the student we no longer think we can reach. It's different for all of us, and it depends on our self-efficacy (.63), the climate of the school in which we teach, and the accountability we face from our school leaders.

February 28, 2017

7 Areas to Consider When Deepening Your Impact

If leaders want to have a deeper impact they need to understand their current reality, which will help them understand where to start. Here are 7 areas to focus on.

February 26, 2017

Transgender Protections: Moral Purpose or Moral Judgment?

The Trump administration rescinded protections for transgender students but it doesn't mean that school leaders and teachers have to rescind the same protections. Educators have a moral obligation to protect all students.

February 23, 2017

11 Years Later, Would Sir Ken Robinson Find Creativity in Our Schools?

11 years later, would Sir Ken Robinson finally find creativity in our schools?

February 16, 2017

How Lesson Imaging Brings Math and Science Instruction Into Focus

The world is changing rapidly as advances in technology reshape the ways in which humans communicate and reason in the workplace. Here are a few ways schools can change their math focus to help.

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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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