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March 11, 2018

Do Educators Really Want Parents to Be Held Accountable?

We often hear that parents need to be held accountable, which is a really interesting topic. Do we as educators want parents to be accountable only when it serves our purposes? Or do we want to work in partnership with them even when they want to hold us accountable as well?

March 04, 2018

No Place for Social-Emotional Learning in Schools? Are You Sure?

Critics of social-emotional learning say there is no place for it in schools. However, they are probably people who do not spend much time in schools and might be surprised to read the staggering statistics on trauma and mental health issues in school.

February 18, 2018

What is the Biggest Barrier to Achieving Instructional Leadership?

Many assistant principals are leaders who hope to one day move into the principalship. However, when asked what the biggest barrier is for assistant principals, their answer may surprise you.

February 15, 2018

8 Critical Issues Facing Education in 2018

Education seems to lose the spotlight to presidential Tweets that aren't very presidential. However, there are eight critical issues that all educators, and those who value education, need to know about.

July 05, 2017

Getting Into Classrooms With a Coach Approach

The value of being in classrooms to provide feedback seems like an obvious one, and yet so many principals can find themselves trapped in their office, piled under the daily minutia preventing them from getting into classrooms to provide feedback.

July 02, 2017

Do Some Administrators Let the Position Go to Their Heads?

There are lots of people who go into leadership positions but never make it further than focusing on their administrative duties. There are at least three reasons why this happens.

June 30, 2017

Unlocking Teacher Leadership: Finding the Hidden Leaders in Your Building

Most educators remain quiet, cemented in the belief that their voice is not valued enough to be heard. this is one of the major reasons why we must foster teacher leadership.

June 25, 2017

Who Is Really Responsible For the Summer Slide?

Who is really responsible for summer slide?

June 22, 2017

3 Issues To Ponder so That Summer Plans Survive the Winter

It's easy for leaders to make a grand plan in July when things are relatively quiet, but it's much harder to make those plans work when it's in the middle of January.

June 18, 2017

The Coach Approach to Giving and Receiving Feedback in Schools

While skillfully shared feedback can catapult learning to new heights, poorly offered feedback can have minimal impact, or worse, can potentially have negative impact, leading to disengagement and resentment.

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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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