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November 10, 2016

Whole-Child Journey: Why We Bumped Recess Up to 40 Minutes a Day

Our students need more...not less. And when we say more...we mean mindfulness and recess.

November 08, 2016

Does Self-Efficacy Really Matter?

Ashton and Webb (1986) found that, "Teachers with low teaching efficacy don't feel that teachers, in general, can make much of a difference in the lives of students, while teachers with low personal teaching efficacy don't feel that they, personally, affect the lives of the students." Yeah, I'd say self-efficacy matters.

November 06, 2016

Lower Your Status. Raise Theirs.

Status can prevent us from getting to the heart of the issue with a student or another adult, and sometimes it's based in having a low level of self-efficacy. If we want to have the best conversations with others, and focus on learning, we need to lower our status and help raise theirs.

November 02, 2016

Is the Internet the New Sex Education?

When it comes to sex education most teachers charged to teach it focus on keeping students safe. Are we doing the same thing when it comes to internet research?

October 30, 2016

4 Lessons Principals Can Learn From Their Staff

If you want a hard hitting blog post about how schools need to change, this is not the one for you. However, if you want to read some ways I learned from my staff when I was a principal, give this one a click.

October 27, 2016

When That Last Name Appears on Our Class List

Christopher Emdin says,"Our unwillingness to engage young people in trouble is an indictment on us, not them." And it starts with what we do when we read their names on our class list, says DeWitt.

October 25, 2016

What Schools Should Be Looking At Is Beyond Measure

The most important things we should be looking at in school are beyond measure.

October 23, 2016

5 Reasons Principals Should Be Coached

If coaching is beneficial to teachers, it should be beneficial to principals as well, and there are at least five reasons why.

October 16, 2016

If Coaching Is So Powerful, Why Aren't Principals Being Coached?

If instructional coaching is beneficial to teachers, shouldn't leadership coaching benefical to principals? Why aren't more principals doing it?

October 12, 2016

Teacher-Principal Relationships: Are We Building Bridges or Burning Them?

Too often in schools situations can help build walls and make teachers and leaders feel as though they're on opposite sides. There are a number of ways leaders and teachers can prevent that from happening.

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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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