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January 26, 2013

Who Owns the Patent on Learning?

Educators, as well as parents, have the opportunity to inspire students to want to gain ownership over their own learning.

January 16, 2013

The Mean Girl Dilemma

Relational aggression(RA) is a term to describe behaviors that are used to harm someone by damaging or manipulating their peer relationships.

January 11, 2013

You're a Principal...Now What?

Education needs less accountability enforcers and more administrators who can create positive school cultures.

January 09, 2013

Does America Have a Violence Problem?

There has been a great deal of discussion lately about allowing teachers to bring guns to school or to hire armed security guards for every school. School districts are finding themselves go from discussing BYOD to discussing BYO...G.

January 07, 2013

How to Create a Boy-Friendly School

If we want to change the outcomes for boys, we need to first come to grips with this reality: School is a better fit for girls than for boys.

January 02, 2013

Encouraging Students to Question

If we want students to question educational changes and budget cuts, we must encourage me to speak up in the classroom.

December 28, 2012

Have You Filled a Bucket Today With a Random Act of Kindness?

Unfortunately, it sometimes takes a tragedy to get people to step back and reflect on life. It shouldn't but it does. Many people try to learn something from even the most horrific of events. The Sandy Hook tragedy is one such event that people are trying to learn from. Some choose to fight about gu...

December 15, 2012

A Tragic Day

On Friday, every educator and administrator who is fortunate enough to work with students, regardless of whether they are in a primary or secondary school, had a piece of themselves taken away.

December 08, 2012

Have You Flipped Your Faculty Meeting Yet?

Flipping faculty meetings offers an opportunity for administrators and staff to discuss what is really important about education which will ultimately benefit the students.

November 27, 2012

Principals With a Bone to Pick

Principals are known for discipline and not always known for the positive impact they can have on students and staff, and that needs to change.

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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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