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September 27, 2020

Educators, Get Prepared for a W-Shaped Recovery ... Emotional Not Economic

Most recovery efforts work as a V-shape, but the recovery for COVID-19 is going to work as a W-shape. This post explains why and what we can do about it.

September 09, 2020

Educators, Don't Forget About Your Own Mental Health.

COVID-19 has been one of the worst challenges many of us have faced in life. Let's use it as a reason to combat our own mental-health concerns.

August 22, 2020

We Should Be Concerned About the Mental Health of Principals

All principals are dealing with COVID-19, and some are dealing with wildfires or hurricanes at the same time. Those issues, on top of increasing job demands, are pushing principals to the breaking point. We need to do something about that.

June 14, 2020

What Can We Do About Our Racial and Pandemic Educational Issues?

Many people are unsure about what they can do about educational issues relating to race as well as the pandemic. Giving the people who can help us a seat at the table is a good start.

June 07, 2020

How Reciprocal Teaching Can Transform Your Remote Faculty Meeting

When it comes to remote teaching and learning, a combination of the flipped model and reciprocal learning may be the way to elevate the voices of participants and find some inspiration during this exhausting time.

June 02, 2020

But I'm Not a Protester. What Can I Do?

As our friends on social media battle over who is fanning the flames of the riots and which political party is best for fixing our societal issues, we need to look at how we can stop oppressing groups who have consistently been marginalized.

May 17, 2020

What Does Remote Instructional Leadership Look Like During a Pandemic?

We are over 8 weeks into this pandemic and teachers and leaders all over North America are engaged in pandemic teaching. But, the fall is coming and we will find ourselves in this position once again. We need virtual instructional leadership to move from pandemic teaching to virtual learning.

May 13, 2020

Classroom Connection Check-In: Making Sure All Children Are Seen During Remote Learning

During the pandemic, many students are feeling isolated and worry that their peers and teachers have forgotten about them. Here are some ways to make sure that all students feel seen, heard, and less isolated.

May 03, 2020

This Is What Students Want Us to Know About Pandemic Learning

Adults talk so much about what pandemic learning should look like, but they never seem to ask the students. This is how students feel about it.

April 30, 2020

As Educators, Let's Embrace Our Own Fear. Here Are 10 Strategies to Consider

We are not short on fear these days, but instead of running away from it, we need to embrace it. There is a lot we can learn during the process.

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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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