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.


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.


Let's give up the search for "best practices" in grading. Best practices are often not as great as we are told.


Recently, several hundred leaders filled out a survey stating they were confident in their ability to be instructional leaders. Many teachers filling out a like survey said, "Not so fast."


There is a lot of pushback from critics when teachers and leaders try to address the social-emotional-learning needs of students. The reality is that social-emotional learning is not only easy to address, it's important to do so, and this post explains why.


Instructional leadership is easy to talk about but much more difficult to put into practice. And now leaders are being asked to be content experts, which is not the best use of their time and can lead to burnout. So, where do we start?


Peter DeWitt discusses life for LGBTQ students and what schools should do to help them.


There is so much important research in education, but much of it doesn't get used. Here's why.


Schools across the country participate in active-shooter drills. Perhaps it's time to find a better approach to preparing students for emergency events.


Sometimes we are told by others that we should be thankful for our careers, which can lead to shame somedays. In that pursuit, we can create stress for ourselves that can ultimately lead to burnout. Here are five ways I let the stress of trying to be better control my behavior.


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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