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December 15, 2015

12 Critical Issues Facing Education in 2016

2016 is quickly approaching and there are at least 12 issues that will divide schools. We all need to eliminate that division and work on how to address them.

December 13, 2015

Homework: High-Quality Learning, or Act of Compliance?

Homework has been a controversial issue for a long time. Some teachers use it to extend learning while others seem to use it to promote compliance. How do you use homework?

November 25, 2015

Educators: What Will Happen When Twitter Ends?

Twitter has been used by hundreds of thousands of educators, but recent news should make us wonder whether the social media platform is seeing its demise. What will educators do?

November 19, 2015

6 Stories That Address the Challenges of School Leadership

Principal churn is an issue leaders and schools have to face, but some leaders are doing better than others. There are six stories that will help leaders want to stay in their school, get out of their office and really connect with students.

November 08, 2015

How Do We Contribute to the Stories of Our Students?

On any given day we contribute to the stories of our students. Some of us continue the tragedy while others help inspire a new ending. How do you contribute to the story of your students?

October 30, 2015

Flipped Leadership: Engaging the Unengaged

Through flipping, leaders can provide an avenue to focus on learning and help foster the collaboration in adults that we all want to see in our students. And now there is research to support it.

October 28, 2015

Without Student Voice, Technology Just Fosters Another Type of Compliance

For all that we talk about the importance of student voice, we don't always provide the actions needed to support it.

October 25, 2015

Students Can Learn From Their Mistakes If We Let Them

John Hattie says that teachers answer 40 to 50% of the questions they ask students in the classroom. Why do we do that? How can we change?

October 18, 2015

Lack of Collaboration? Maybe It's You

It's easy for us to look at a parent, student or colleague who doesn't want to engage with us, and blame them for the lack of engagement. However, before we do that we need to look at how we are approaching them and see if there is something we can change within our approach.

September 30, 2015

Do We Provoke Misbehavior in Our Students?

In our effort to create optimal learning spaces and focus on learning, are teachers actually provoking the misbehavior that prevents them from getting to that learning with students?

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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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