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January 05, 2016

It's the Hard That Makes It Good: Developing True Grit

A lot has been written, both good and bad, about 'Grit," but it's the hard learning that makes learning so good.

January 03, 2016

It's Important to Lead With Coherence

Many times initiatives fail because they lack coherence. Michael Fullan and Joanne Quinn show us how to do that.

December 30, 2015

9 Strategies Teachers and Leaders Should Add in 2016

A 2013 article in Forbes Magazine suggested that only 8 percent of people follow through on their New Year's resolutions because they are often too lofty. Here are 9 easy places to start.

December 27, 2015

16 Books Educators Should Consider Reading in 2016

New books focusing on education come out every day. Some gain a wide audience while others don't have the machine behind them to help promote. Here are 16 books that educators should consider reading in 2016.

December 15, 2015

12 Critical Issues Facing Education in 2016

2016 is quickly approaching and there are at least 12 issues that will divide schools. We all need to eliminate that division and work on how to address them.

December 13, 2015

Homework: High-Quality Learning, or Act of Compliance?

Homework has been a controversial issue for a long time. Some teachers use it to extend learning while others seem to use it to promote compliance. How do you use homework?

December 10, 2015

Have Leaders Asked These Questions Before Adopting a New Initiative?

Our conveyor belts are filled with curriculum and initiatives that weren't worth our time. There are at least 10 questions schools should ask before they buy what consultants are selling.

December 08, 2015

Are Schools Prepared for Uncommon Learning?

The world is changing but are our schools prepared for uncommon learning?

December 06, 2015

The Problem With Having a 'Growth Mindset'

The problem with the growth mindset, and why it's sometimes a low-hanging fruit, is that school leaders and teachers do a book study on it, but their practices really don't change as much as their monologue does.

November 19, 2015

6 Stories That Address the Challenges of School Leadership

Principal churn is an issue leaders and schools have to face, but some leaders are doing better than others. There are six stories that will help leaders want to stay in their school, get out of their office and really connect with students.

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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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