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June 08, 2014

Let's Recapture Some Time

Time is the one thing that moves on whether we want it to or not. We can't slow it down and we can't speed it up. In his today's guest blog, Jon Harper asks how we make time work better for us and our students.

June 05, 2014

Are Bad Ideas Making Us Miss the Good Ones?

Instructional coaching expert Jim Knight offers some great tools to help teachers improve, but in this era of accountability our focus on bad ideas may prevent us from seeing the good ones like Jim offers.

June 03, 2014

What Kind of Mind Trainer Are You?

In today's guest blog, Professor Guy Claxton asks teachers what kind of "Mind Trainer" they want to be with their students?

June 01, 2014

Do You Talk Too Much in Class?

In a recent speech in Denmark, John Hattie said that teachers ask around 250 questions a day while their students ask about 2 questions per week. Do you talk too much in class?

May 25, 2014

Teacher Leaders: Who Are the Best Ones?

Does the phrase "teacher leaders" mean innovative teachers who can help move their colleagues forward, or teachers who are there to agree with district changes?

May 22, 2014

Reimagining Schools: What Does That Mean?

When we talk about reimagining schools, what do we mean?

May 20, 2014

Transforming Teacher Preparation

Teacher preparation programs have been the object of much criticism lately. Elizabeth Hinde, Director of Teacher Preparation at Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College at Arizona State University, points out that not all teacher prep programs deserve such criticism, and many have transformed the way they prepare teachers.

May 18, 2014

Peer Observation: Get Out of the Land of Nice

Peer observation doesn't always work well because teachers do not want to provide critical feedback, but given a supportive school leader, and a focus on professional growth, peer observation could offer enormous benefits.

May 01, 2014

If You Build It...

How much time are you willing to spend to foster relationships with your students?

April 29, 2014

The Myth of Learning Styles

For many years educators were under the false notion that there were learning styles, and recent research from Howard Gardner, John Hattie and Gregory Yates shows there isn't such thing as a learning style.

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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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