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March 03, 2013

Are Your Students Learning Ready?

If students are learning ready, it means they are prepared for every challenge that comes their way.

February 12, 2013

Working Together, We Can Produce Genius

Robert Garmston says To produce genius in children we need to work together.

February 08, 2013

Local Education Communities

Local Education Communities (LECs)are groups of local citizens that are motivated enough to get engaged and they identify the local issues that vary from neighborhood to neighborhood (school to school).

February 06, 2013

Bridging the Digital Divide Is Like Salmon Fishing in the Yemen

On Digital Learning Day where we are supposed to highlight what to do with technology, we should also be thinking of those who lack the opportunities to infuse technology into what they do.

February 04, 2013

What Does Public Education Mean to You?

Public education means different things to different people. Peter DeWitt asked the experts what public education meant to them.

January 17, 2013

When a Classroom Works (and Doesn't)

Based on Seth Godin's blog When a Meeting Work and (Doesn't), Peter delves into how Seth's suggestions can work for any classroom and school.

January 07, 2013

How to Create a Boy-Friendly School

If we want to change the outcomes for boys, we need to first come to grips with this reality: School is a better fit for girls than for boys.

December 30, 2012

A Word or Two...About Writing

The writing process should be fun and exciting and Peter uses the book Several Short Sentences About Writing by Verlyn Klinkenborg to show how.

December 28, 2012

Have You Filled a Bucket Today With a Random Act of Kindness?

Unfortunately, it sometimes takes a tragedy to get people to step back and reflect on life. It shouldn't but it does. Many people try to learn something from even the most horrific of events. The Sandy Hook tragedy is one such event that people are trying to learn from. Some choose to fight about gu...

December 10, 2012

Is Homework the Root of All Evil?

As an elementary school teacher I was required to provide homework to students every night except for Fridays. During school vacations we were required, yes...required, to provide packets of math and ELA to students. Every vacation I gave my first graders packets of dittos that they had to complete ...

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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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