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July 15, 2018

Learn by Playing During a Lecture?

For too many university students, and K-12 students for that matter, classroom lectures can take our attention away from learning and put students in a state of boredom. Fortunately, there are tools that can easily be used by teachers/professors, and can bring back the engagement students need.

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.

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.

November 22, 2016

Do Educators Need Media Literacy as Much as Students Do?

Too many adults, which includes educators, are contributing to fake news being posted on social media. Let's continue to teach our students about media literacy, but take some time to re-educate ourselves on it as well.

September 25, 2016

What Presidential Candidates, Brangelina, and Reality Television Mean for Education

We ask the question of why we don't have better candidates for president or why our friends would ever vote for a candidate we wouldn't. It's all tied up in our need to be entertained more than informed. Good news though, because we can change that in the classroom.

August 23, 2016

3 Collaboration Tools and Tips for Education Leaders

Providing opportunities for teachers to interact with collaborative tools can help them brainstorm ideas for their own instructional goals. So why don't more leaders do it?

July 17, 2016

6 Beliefs to Help Prevent Communication Breakdown

We enter into conversations all the time without thinking much about it, and we certainly don't practice the art of communication like we train before a 5K. All of that can lead to a communication breakdown, and here are 6 ways to make sure that doesn't happen.

July 01, 2016

If Schools Had a Relationship Status, It Would Be 'It's Complicated'

Schools are sometimes like hoarders. They keep collecting stuff and don't get rid of the things they don't need.

June 08, 2016

Who Knows What's Best for Students?

Social media offers us a plethora of opportunities to chase after silver bullets that may or may not help us with our issues. Sometimes we need to take a big step back first and ask, "Who knows what's best for students?"

May 31, 2016

Why Educators Should Join Twitter

Twitter offers connections, professional development, and the opportunity to find engaging resources for the classroom. In this post that originally appeared in 2011, Peter explains why educators should join Twitter.

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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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