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March 23, 2020

12 Critical Issues in Education Due to the Coronavirus

The past few weeks have been some of the most difficult most of us have experienced in a very long time. The coronavirus has highlighted some critical issues in education, and we are all trying to find solutions.

January 12, 2020

6 Obstacles Facing Instructional Coaches

Instructional coaching can be an impactful position, but there are six critical issues that often get in the way of coaches being able to do their job. They can be overcome.

December 15, 2019

12 Critical Issues Facing Education in 2020

Anyone who gets into teaching needs to believe that they can improve the educational experience for their students, and here are 12 places where we can start.

October 07, 2019

7 Ways Our Students Are Judged Too Harshly

Our judgments and biases are preventing students, and adults, from succeeding, and here are seven examples of when that happens.

August 25, 2019

The Unity of the Human Race: Our Precarious Future

Humans are not intrinsically good. Each of us is conflicted; sometimes selfish, other times committing to others and the common good. Guest blogger Michael Fullan believes that we are tipped to be good but only when certain conditions prevail.

June 23, 2019

Grades Versus Comments: What Does the Research Really Tell Us?

In articles and presentations on student feedback, educators are admonished today to use "No grades, comments only!" Unfortunately, they do not seem to know the whole story, nor do they seem to know what the research really says, guest blogger Thomas R. Guskey, a senior research scholar at the University of Louisville.

May 12, 2019

How Can Mindfulness Teach Surface, Deep, and Transfer Learning?

Our students are constantly told to toughen up, but too often students turn to negative behaviors like binge drinking or drugs because of their inability to handle stress and anxiety. Perhaps mindfulness can help?

April 26, 2019

Why the 20th Anniversary of Columbine Should Be About Listening to Students

As adults, our job is to ensure all children feel safe in school. Creating a safe space for learning starts with listening to our students. We must prioritize not only listening to our students but also using their input to enact change.

April 22, 2019

Why Pedagogy and Politics Must Partner

A pedagogical pathway is paved with "engaging (learning about) the world," and "changing it for the better." What now is emerging is the possibility that pedagogical savvy and political action may make for a surprising combination with students as a force for change.

February 25, 2019

Let's Give Up the Search for 'Best Practices' in Grading

Let's give up the search for "best practices" in grading. Best practices are often not as great as we are told.

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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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