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April 09, 2017

Can We Destroy the Silver Bullet Mentality Before It Destroys Us?

We live in a world of gimmicks, shiny new toys, and silver bullets. Too often we find ourselves chasing all of them and it prevents us from doing the work that matters.

April 02, 2017

Collaboration Isn't New, But It Doesn't Mean You're Doing It Right

Many teachers and leaders collaborate. It's not a new word. However, just because they do it doesn't mean they do it right. Here are some things to think about when it comes to collaboration.

March 24, 2017

Have School Leaders Become Too Enabled?

We ask students to be self-directed learners and take risks, but often leaders and teachers don't take those same type of risks and seem to want the answer before they really know the question to answer.

March 12, 2017

Why Can't Teachers Make Decisions on Their Own?

Too often leaders don't involve teachers in the decision making process and then get mad at them for always asking what it is that leaders want them to do when it comes to any decision at all. Research shows that when teachers are authentically involved, the solutions to problems get stronger.

March 05, 2017

When Measuring School Climate, Context Is Key

As states finalize new school accountability plans under ESSA, measures of school climate have received increasing attention. Many states have included school climate as a "non-academic" indicator of school quality in their recently drafted plans. But what does that mean?

February 28, 2017

7 Areas to Consider When Deepening Your Impact

If leaders want to have a deeper impact they need to understand their current reality, which will help them understand where to start. Here are 7 areas to focus on.

February 23, 2017

11 Years Later, Would Sir Ken Robinson Find Creativity in Our Schools?

11 years later, would Sir Ken Robinson finally find creativity in our schools?

February 01, 2017

5 Non-Negotiables of Project-Based Learning Professional Development

Project based learning is an effective format used for professional development. Here are 5 non-negotiable to make sure your PD goes well.

January 25, 2017

Which Coaching Is Best for You?

Just like teaching and leading there are so many different opinions on coaching that works. Which coaching is for you?

January 22, 2017

4 Phrases All Teachers Say and No Students Understand

Think you have teacher clarity? Here are four Phrases All Teachers Say and No Students Understand

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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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