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May 25, 2016

Inclusive Education: What Can We Learn From Ontario?

Many leaders and teachers aren't prepared to engage in inclusive education, and students are sitting back saying, "Make it relevant or make it stop."

May 22, 2016

What Should We Expect Preservice Teachers to Know?

Many preservice teachers are just graduating, and a brand new teaching experience awaits them in the fall; and it's one that they will have to negotiate without a net. Hopefully their professors have prepared them, but there are at least 10 areas that they need to have on their minds when they enter the classroom.

May 18, 2016

Playing It Straight: The (Re)Making of an Early-Childhood Teacher

Gender stereotypes often appear very early in a child's life, and early-childhood teachers often help support those stereotypes.

May 13, 2016

Anti-Bias Education: The Power of Social-Emotional Learning

Bias and discrimination is still very much alive in schools. Social-emotional learning may just be the best way to combat it.

April 28, 2016

3 Questions to Guide Your Use of Student Feedback

Survey says! 3 questions to help guide your use of student feedback.

April 19, 2016

The Myth of Walkthroughs: 8 Unobserved Practices in Classrooms

Walkthroughs can offer enormous learning opportunities for teachers and leaders, but unfortunately they focus on at least 8 myths that aren't offering the biggest bang for the buck.

April 12, 2016

Student Engagement: Is It Authentic or Compliant?

Student engagement is extremely important in our classrooms, but too often the engagement is compliant rather than authentic.

April 03, 2016

Gifted and Talented: We Need a Flexible Mindset

When it comes to gifted and talented students, does the philosophy of the growth mindset fail?

March 30, 2016

Learning From Politics: 5 Actions to Help Students Embrace Civility

Considering all of the negative rhetoric this political season we need to explore ways to find civility again, and these are five actions we can take to find it.

March 24, 2016

'Testing for Joy and Grit'? I Don't Think So.

The NY Times recently ran a story about testing for joy and grit. Seriously? It seems as though joy and grit are really just used for compliance.

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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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