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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.

October 09, 2016

Renegade Leadership: Making Change Realistic

We talk about change a lot, but it's often lofty and out of reach. How can we make change more realistic?

October 06, 2016

Poverty Matters, But Not the Way You Think

Research has shown us that poverty has a large impact on students. However, poverty actually has a more profound impact on schools and parents.

October 04, 2016

Actually, I Wasn't Listening to Anything You Said

Listening is one of the most important aspects to our learning, but many of us don't do it well, and we definitely could do it better with our students.

September 25, 2016

What Presidential Candidates, Brangelina, and Reality Television Mean for Education

We ask the question of why we don't have better candidates for president or why our friends would ever vote for a candidate we wouldn't. It's all tied up in our need to be entertained more than informed. Good news though, because we can change that in the classroom.

September 22, 2016

Why Do Students Think They Have to Be Perfect?

Why do students believe they have to be perfect. It doesn't necessarily come from within. It may be pushed on them from the adults around them.

September 20, 2016

Instructional Coaching: Finally, an Easy Choice

There are many reasons why instructional coaching is crucial to teacher development, and here are a few ways to do it well.

September 18, 2016

How to Build Compliance and Kill Collaboration

There's compliance and then there is over-compliance. Over compliance is built by chipping away at one's credibility and it starts one conversation at a time after the person leaves the room.

September 15, 2016

Are We Thinking About Growth Mindset Too Narrowly?

Are we thinking too narrowly about the growth mindset?

September 13, 2016

John Hattie's Research Doesn't Have to Be Complicated

John Hattie's research is often seen as complicated but it doesn't have to be. DeWitt explores the basics of Hattie's research, and how to go deeper, in this blog post.

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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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