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August 23, 2016

3 Collaboration Tools and Tips for Education Leaders

Providing opportunities for teachers to interact with collaborative tools can help them brainstorm ideas for their own instructional goals. So why don't more leaders do it?

August 16, 2016

Learning Strategies, Not Learning Styles

Too often we put students in boxes and label them with learning styles, when we should be teaching them learning strategies to use when we aren't there to help support them. John Hattie has a new research paper out exploring strategies, and getting us to ponder whether our students have the skill, the will and the thrill to get there.

August 14, 2016

Who Are Transnational Students?

Schools are dealing with an increasingly diverse population of students, which include transnational students. Who are they and why should we care?

August 11, 2016

Yes, Differentiation Is Hard. So, Let's Get It Right.

Differentiation is a word that makes some teachers shudder, but we know it's important, so let's get it right.

August 07, 2016

School Leadership: Stop Saying It's 'Going to the Dark Side'

So often leaders hear that they are "Going to the dark side" when they enter into school leadership. We need to stop treating leaders like they're leaving the trenches when they're actually right there in them with teachers.

August 01, 2016

Why Don't Educators Want to Be Coached?

In less than a week we will all be leaning in watching the Olympics. Thousands of athletes who have worked for years with their coach to improve in their sport. Why don't more teachers take advantage of the coaches they have in their buildings?

July 29, 2016

3 Reasons We May Never Be Like Finland

We know that Finland is great when it comes to education, and we want to be more like them, but there are at least three reasons why we may never get there.

July 24, 2016

Why Collaboration Doesn't Work

If we consider what it is we want to collaborate on, the process to take, the people involved, and how it all fits into our context, collaboration can be very powerful. Many times however, it all falls flat and these are some of the reasons why.

July 19, 2016

Synergy or Consensus: Which One Do You Build?

Compliant learning. We all engage in it, and then do it to our students. It leads to consensus building rather than synergizing where we build the best ideas together. We need to meet, model and motivate in order to synergize those best ideas.

July 17, 2016

6 Beliefs to Help Prevent Communication Breakdown

We enter into conversations all the time without thinking much about it, and we certainly don't practice the art of communication like we train before a 5K. All of that can lead to a communication breakdown, and here are 6 ways to make sure that doesn't happen.

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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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