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February 12, 2016

Who Is Doing Most of the Talking? Teachers or Students?

Why do teachers do most of the talking in the classroom when students should be part of the dialogue? Here are some practical strategies to change that dynamic.

February 07, 2016

Scaling Collaborative Inquiry: Professional Learning for Educators

Collaborative inquiry holds the potential to do that by calling each individual in education to raise within themselves a truer sense of leader and learner.

February 03, 2016

Why Collaborative Leadership Matters Most

Leaders hear a lot about being instructional leaders, but in order to bring all stakeholders together, they must be collaborative leaders.

January 21, 2016

Collaborative Leadership: Do You Take 10,000 Steps a Day?

What if school leaders made sure they walked 10,000 steps while in school, and paid close attention to the relationships they could build along every step?

January 10, 2016

Why We Need to Talk About Evidence

If we aren't providing evidence of our impact, what are we doing?

January 08, 2016

Collaboration Can Be a Colossal Waste of Time

Collaboration is a popular word these days, but our ideas on what it means to collaborate vary widely. Before we truly collaborate we need to understand what it means, and truly understand why we are doing it in the first place.

December 27, 2015

16 Books Educators Should Consider Reading in 2016

New books focusing on education come out every day. Some gain a wide audience while others don't have the machine behind them to help promote. Here are 16 books that educators should consider reading in 2016.

December 17, 2015

Pixar Helps Teachers Find Creativity 'in a Box'

What if students learned that math could help them tell a story? What if they could think of school without thinking of worksheets and rule following? What if teachers worked in collaboration with students? It's not only a reality, it's absolutely free and it's called Pixar in a Box.

December 06, 2015

The Problem With Having a 'Growth Mindset'

The problem with the growth mindset, and why it's sometimes a low-hanging fruit, is that school leaders and teachers do a book study on it, but their practices really don't change as much as their monologue does.

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.

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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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