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September 29, 2019

7 Ways We Judge Too Harshly in Education

Whether it's a teacher leader, a social-media "educelebrity," or just ourselves, we are too quick to judge in education. Here are seven examples from Peter DeWitt.

September 08, 2019

What Do Teachers Need? Are Leaders Willing to Give It to Them?

We talk a lot about what teachers need, but often our words and our actions do not match up. Here's how to change that.

August 28, 2019

Most Examples of Deep Learning Are Not Deep Enough

Most examples of deep learning aren't going deep enough nor are they widespread enough, says guest blogger Michael Fullan.

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.

July 29, 2019

What Is Collective Leader Efficacy?

Collective teacher efficacy happens when a group of teachers come together, co-construct a goal, learn how to implement it, and that goal has a positive impact on student learning. Can't leaders have a similar impact through collective leader efficacy?

July 07, 2019

3 Areas to Consider When Faced With an Unwanted Twitter Debate

If you want to engage with other educators, and debating is not your thing, try these suggestions from guest blogger Jennifer Borgioli Binis, an online debater.

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.

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.

March 17, 2019

Why Are Some Special Education Teachers Treated Like Second-Class Citizens?

As soon as a student receives the classification of special education, that label can create a glass ceiling for them. However, that label has long created a glass ceiling for their special education teachers.

March 10, 2019

12 Books You Need on Your Leadership Bookshelf

Every so often I love when I get into a space of learning where I can sit down, read a book, and take multiple notes, writes Peter DeWitt.

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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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