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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.

January 01, 2017

3 'Simple' Ideas Every Educator Should Work on in 2017

It's 2017 and we are all in the mood to have deeper relationships and make the year better than the one we had in 2016. The Big three strategies in this blog are sure to help deepen the relationships we have with others.

December 13, 2016

7 Keys to Building a Successful Learning Environment for Students

There are 7 keys to building a positive learning environment in your classroom. Three of them as Classroom Expectations, Targeted Instruction and Positive Reinforcement. Click on this blog for the other four.

November 15, 2016

School Climate: Why Avoiding Tough Conversations Limits Our Learning

School climate is very popular these days in educational circles. The only issue with that is school leaders often avoid talking about the topics that will make their climates better.

October 27, 2016

When That Last Name Appears on Our Class List

Christopher Emdin says,"Our unwillingness to engage young people in trouble is an indictment on us, not them." And it starts with what we do when we read their names on our class list, says DeWitt.

October 25, 2016

What Schools Should Be Looking At Is Beyond Measure

The most important things we should be looking at in school are beyond measure.

October 19, 2016

Relationships: The Yin to Feedback's Yang

How can one sentence change the trajectory of student learning? It shows the power of feedback.

October 14, 2016

Standards-Based Learning: Why Do Educators Make It So Complex?

Educators have the odd habit of taking simple ideas and making them inexplicably complex. Standards based learning is one of them.

October 04, 2016

Actually, I Wasn't Listening to Anything You Said

Listening is one of the most important aspects to our learning, but many of us don't do it well, and we definitely could do it better with our students.

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.

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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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