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June 20, 2018

Collaborative Professionalism. We Can't Do It Alone.

Educators collaborate all of the time, but it doesn't mean that it results in meaningful work that impacts student learning. In their new book focusing on collaborative professionalism, Andy Hargreaves and Michael T. O'Connor provide us with research and some practical suggestions that will help us get a bigger bang for our buck.

April 15, 2018

Call To Action Or Blame Game? 3 Ways Schools Communicate With Families

During these times of accountability from our state we live in, or the social-emotional issues our students experience, family engagement is both a call to action, and a scapegoat depending on the conversation. It all comes down to how we communicate with them, and here are 3 that will help build that communication.

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.

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.

March 28, 2017

What Was the Greatest Rivalry In Sports? Why Does It Still Matter?

The movie Hidden Figures exposed us all to a piece of our own history where women played an integral part. A new book reminds us of an important moment in sports where women were center stage, and more students need to know about it.

March 17, 2017

District Leaders Should Get Out of Their Office!

District leaders have long had the reputation for sitting in their ivory towers and making all the rules. Here are a few ways one district leader is shattering that myth.

February 28, 2017

7 Areas to Consider When Deepening Your Impact

If leaders want to have a deeper impact they need to understand their current reality, which will help them understand where to start. Here are 7 areas to focus on.

February 19, 2017

What Are 5 Priorities For Every School Principal?

After a series of blogs on leadership coaching, leaders filled out a survey asking them what priorities they would like to be coached through. Here are the five they suggested. Are they the same as yours?

January 12, 2017

'Mom, You Don't Get It. They Only Do Stuff for the Grade.'

Trying to get students to ask questions instead of always looking for the answers is hard. Too often they're just doing it for the grade, which is a culture we created. It's time to turn that game around.

January 10, 2017

17 Critical Issues Facing Education in 2017

Education wasn't always the hottest topic of the presidential campaign. It took a backseat to Tweets, fake news and name calling. However, there will surely be changes in education because so much is bubbling to the top. Here are 17 critical issues facing education.

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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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