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January 14, 2014

What Are the 7 Mind Frames of Learning?

We need to move away from discussing teaching and focus our efforts on learning. In today's guest blog, Professor John Hattie provides the 7 mind frames that will help us do that.

January 08, 2014

10 Years of No Name-Calling, One Week at a Time...

GLSEN's No Name Calling Week celebrates its tenth anniversary and provides schools with the opportunity to create a more inclusive environment where ideas are respected and name calling is not.

January 06, 2014

Are Ideals Really Ideal?

Are the ideals really all that ideal for every student?

January 02, 2014

Educators Need More Than Memos & Mandates in 2014

NY State Education Commissioner John King has sent out memo after memo in 2013 explaining what he meant...public education deserves more than a memo.

December 31, 2013

Letting Go of the Reins to Allow for Student Self-Advocacy

The best gift we can offer our students isn't that of the content we teach, it's the honest awareness of what they know, what they need to know and how to obtain it and show it in a way that demonstrates real synthesis and depth of understanding.

October 24, 2013

Are the Common Core State Standards Really THAT Bad?

Are the Common Core State Standards really the problem, or is how they were rolled out?

October 04, 2013

Does Class Size Matter?

Class size does matter for teachers and students, but only if the instruction used in the small class size is different from those instructional practices used in a large one.

September 29, 2013

Redshirting Isn't Just for Sports ... but Does It Work?

Redshirting is a popular practice in sports, but does it work for kindergarten?

September 24, 2013

The Counterproductive Ways Schools Punish Kids...

In an effort to punish students for misbehaving educators use some methods that are counterproductive to stop the behavior.

September 04, 2013

What if You Only Had 5 Minutes to Inspire a Student?

Teachers have five minutes to engage students, and Mark Barnes and Pernille Ripp offer great examples on how educators can do that.

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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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