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April 29, 2015

3 Reflective Activities to Align Assessment

Not all assessments may be formalized, but each teacher has routines, habits, and techniques that provide a shape or structure to his or her assessment system. How can we make them better?

April 26, 2015

Parent Teacher Conferences: Something's Got to Give

How many of us have sat through pointless or less-than-informational parent-teacher conferences? It's time to turn that around.

April 24, 2015

Have You Ever Felt Unsafe at School?

Have you ever felt unsafe? If you have, then you understand how some LGBT students feel every single day. GLSEN, NSCC, Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence and the Born This Way Foundation want to help.

April 06, 2015

What's Worse ... Failure or Success?

In the Teacher Voice Report by the Quaglia Institute, teachers say they are afraid of failure. Ironically, even more are afraid of success.

March 24, 2015

Teacher Voice: 8 Conditions That Are Harder Than You Think

In order to foster teacher voice, there are 8 conditions that are needed in every school, but that's not as easy as you may think. Which conditions are missing in your school?

March 17, 2015

Making Your Voice Heard: The Power of the Teacher Brand

Teachers are getting bashed on one side and praised on the other. Is it time for teachers to create their own brand?

March 07, 2015

The Flip Side of Feedback: Embedded Professional Learning

The flipside of feedback. How often do teachers ask students for feedback on what transpired in the classroom as a way to advance their own teaching and ultimately student learning?

March 03, 2015

Maybe You Should Raise Their Grade

Recently an article appeared in the Chronicle of Higher Education that focused on why professors won't raise a student's grade when asked. Perhaps the issue isn't the student, but the clarity of the teacher.

February 17, 2015

Being Visible Isn't Enough

In leadership classes school leaders are taught to be visible, but in order to really foster student voice and put a focus on learning, school leaders need to be more than visible.

February 08, 2015

5 Reasons You Should Use Touchcast

If you are interested flipping your classroom or leadership Touchcast may be the app for you, and there are hundreds of educators who want to help you get started.

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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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