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March 12, 2015

What If You Only Had 5 Minutes to Inspire a Teacher?

The reports are everywhere. Teacher enrollment is down, but their status is up. Regardless of the reports, teachers need a little inspiration. What would you say if you had 5 minutes to do it?

March 08, 2015

Flipped Leadership Is About Instructional Leadership

Sometimes flipped leadership comes of like a gimmick, but it's really centered in instructional leadership. Instructional leadership takes a whole lot of risk taking and relationship building.

March 07, 2015

The Flip Side of Feedback: Embedded Professional Learning

The flipside of feedback. How often do teachers ask students for feedback on what transpired in the classroom as a way to advance their own teaching and ultimately student learning?

March 05, 2015

Gender Equity in Education - Still a Long Way to Go

In today's guest blog, Andreas Scheicher, well known for his role in PISA explains the ABC's of gender equality in education.

March 03, 2015

Maybe You Should Raise Their Grade

Recently an article appeared in the Chronicle of Higher Education that focused on why professors won't raise a student's grade when asked. Perhaps the issue isn't the student, but the clarity of the teacher.

March 01, 2015

How to Increase Leadership Impact on Teacher Observations

Teacher observations are incredibly important but are usually filled with pomp and circumstance and are more concerned about getting it done instead of getting it done right. Why not use SOLO Taxonomy?

February 26, 2015

State Testing: Where's the Dialogue Around Learning?

Two recent commentaries in Education Week and the NY Times focused on the need for annual state testing. Unfortunately we keep battling over testing at a time when we should really talk about learning.

February 24, 2015

Priority Standards: The Power of Focus

In order for teachers to effectively teach everything on their list, they must use the priority standard approach. Here's how to do it.

February 22, 2015

Letting Parents in on the Secret of School

We assume there are topics that parents don't need to know about when we engage in initiatives or changes, when the reality is that they are the very topics that parents need to know about.

February 15, 2015

How To Be More Generationally Savvy: Part 1

In schools we have staff that cross from young to veteran, which means we all need to be more generational Savvy in order to collaborate across generations.

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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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