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November 06, 2015

Flipped Leadership Is Collaborative Leadership

Flipping for the sake of flipping is not enough to move the dial of learning. In this co-authored blog between Peter DeWitt and John Hattie, they discuss the reason why true learning in school needs collaborative leadership.

October 28, 2015

Without Student Voice, Technology Just Fosters Another Type of Compliance

For all that we talk about the importance of student voice, we don't always provide the actions needed to support it.

October 18, 2015

Lack of Collaboration? Maybe It's You

It's easy for us to look at a parent, student or colleague who doesn't want to engage with us, and blame them for the lack of engagement. However, before we do that we need to look at how we are approaching them and see if there is something we can change within our approach.

October 13, 2015

2 Technology Tools That Will Help Change Your Impact

It's Connected Educator Month, and two of the best tools around can help transform the way leaders lead, teachers teach, and students learn.

October 11, 2015

3 Ways to Teach Less and Learn More

Teachers are working harder than their students. Here are 3 ways to teach less and learn more.

October 08, 2015

5 Questions to Ask a CEO Before a District Takeover

Youngstown used to be a boomtown, and now politicians see it as broken. In a few weeks the school district may be handed over to a CEO. Here are 5 questions to ask them before handing them the keys.

October 07, 2015

The Principalship Needs a Makeover

Angry. Sitting in their office doing paperwork. Is that what you think of when you think of a principal? We think the principalship needs a make-over.

October 05, 2015

What's the Opposite of Top-Down Leadership?

How do we encourage that kind of partnership in other schools, because I'm not sure more accountability is the way to do it.

September 30, 2015

Do We Provoke Misbehavior in Our Students?

In our effort to create optimal learning spaces and focus on learning, are teachers actually provoking the misbehavior that prevents them from getting to that learning with students?

September 17, 2015

A Method for Fostering Better Observations

Many times teachers believe the observation process is a waste of time, and leaders don't always do anything to change that perception. Perhaps if they went through the observation process using a 3rd party video during a faculty meeting, the observation process may look a whole lot clearer.

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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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