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February 03, 2016

Why Collaborative Leadership Matters Most

Leaders hear a lot about being instructional leaders, but in order to bring all stakeholders together, they must be collaborative leaders.

January 29, 2016

Mindful Leaders Are Key for Transforming School

As self-compassionate school leaders, you learn to soothe and to comfort yourself in the moment when faced with your own personal failings, to honor and to accept your humanness. Mindfulness is an essential path of practice to transform your relationship to yourself and to your school.

January 26, 2016

Only 46% of Students Feel Valued in Their School

A recent survey of over 66,000 6-12 students shows that less then half feel that their teachers know their aspirations. As we spend time talking about student voice we should find ways to show we value it too.

January 24, 2016

School Climate Still Has a Long Way to Go

A recent guest blog by a transgender teacher ended up highlighting why school climate continues to be such an issue, and it seems as though many times it's the adults who are at fault.

January 21, 2016

Collaborative Leadership: Do You Take 10,000 Steps a Day?

What if school leaders made sure they walked 10,000 steps while in school, and paid close attention to the relationships they could build along every step?

January 17, 2016

Why Leaders Should Attend Teacher Trainings

So often, teachers and leaders get trained separately. Wouldn't it be better to have everyone in the same room so they can have authentic dialogue that will help them get to the heart of the issue, and create action steps to move on?

January 14, 2016

Is 'Good Enough' Teaching Good Enough?

Recently, Peter Gray wrote about the 'good enough' parent who does not excel at everything but works hard to understand their child. Should we have the same opinion when it comes to teachers?

January 12, 2016

Do School Leaders Really Start With 'Why'?

Schools seem to try to change a lot for a variety of reasons. But, in the spirit of Simon Sinek, do we really know why we do what we do?

January 10, 2016

Why We Need to Talk About Evidence

If we aren't providing evidence of our impact, what are we doing?

January 08, 2016

Collaboration Can Be a Colossal Waste of Time

Collaboration is a popular word these days, but our ideas on what it means to collaborate vary widely. Before we truly collaborate we need to understand what it means, and truly understand why we are doing it in the first place.

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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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