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May 02, 2017

Are We Accurately Confronting Inequity?

Inequity is confronting and needs to be confronted. It is injurious when you experience it and it is jarring when you witness it. But not enough educators are doing anything about it.

April 30, 2017

Does Your Coach Have Credibility?

Some leaders only focus on what to fix outward and never spend enough time looking inward to see what needs fixing first. Coaching can help that. A coach can help that, but in order for it to happen, the coach needs credibility.

April 26, 2017

5 Strategies Leaders Can Use to Stay Out of the Weeds

Too often leaders find themselves in the weeds, which prevents them from making good decisions. There are 5 ways to prevent that from happening.

April 23, 2017

Students Don't Always Trust Us, and That's a School Climate Issue

As a society we seem to be more polarized than ever, and as an institution students do not seem to trust us very much. It's time to get the trust back and it begins with our school climate.

April 20, 2017

Why Differentiation Misses the Mark for Gifted Students

Can gifted students' needs be met through differentiated instruction in a "regular" classroom?

April 18, 2017

How to Engage College Students With Learning Differences

Statistics have shown that more students with learning differences (LD) are entering college campuses, according to the National Center for Learning Disabilities. Fayetteville State University is prepared to meet their needs.

April 13, 2017

Why Won't Our Principal Collaborate With Us?

So often we think teachers are the ones who don't want to collaborate, when the principal may be the one who believes that they should dictate the need for collaboration but not be a part of it.

April 11, 2017

Accountability Partners: Finding Your Professional Soulmates

We hear a lot about accountability in the public education realm and there are negative connotations for the term. Accountability isn't all stress and pressure, though.

April 09, 2017

Can We Destroy the Silver Bullet Mentality Before It Destroys Us?

We live in a world of gimmicks, shiny new toys, and silver bullets. Too often we find ourselves chasing all of them and it prevents us from doing the work that matters.

April 02, 2017

Collaboration Isn't New, But It Doesn't Mean You're Doing It Right

Many teachers and leaders collaborate. It's not a new word. However, just because they do it doesn't mean they do it right. Here are some things to think about when it comes to collaboration.

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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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