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November 06, 2016

Lower Your Status. Raise Theirs.

Status can prevent us from getting to the heart of the issue with a student or another adult, and sometimes it's based in having a low level of self-efficacy. If we want to have the best conversations with others, and focus on learning, we need to lower our status and help raise theirs.

October 30, 2016

4 Lessons Principals Can Learn From Their Staff

If you want a hard hitting blog post about how schools need to change, this is not the one for you. However, if you want to read some ways I learned from my staff when I was a principal, give this one a click.

October 25, 2016

What Schools Should Be Looking At Is Beyond Measure

The most important things we should be looking at in school are beyond measure.

October 23, 2016

5 Reasons Principals Should Be Coached

If coaching is beneficial to teachers, it should be beneficial to principals as well, and there are at least five reasons why.

October 16, 2016

If Coaching Is So Powerful, Why Aren't Principals Being Coached?

If instructional coaching is beneficial to teachers, shouldn't leadership coaching benefical to principals? Why aren't more principals doing it?

October 12, 2016

Teacher-Principal Relationships: Are We Building Bridges or Burning Them?

Too often in schools situations can help build walls and make teachers and leaders feel as though they're on opposite sides. There are a number of ways leaders and teachers can prevent that from happening.

September 25, 2016

What Presidential Candidates, Brangelina, and Reality Television Mean for Education

We ask the question of why we don't have better candidates for president or why our friends would ever vote for a candidate we wouldn't. It's all tied up in our need to be entertained more than informed. Good news though, because we can change that in the classroom.

September 20, 2016

Instructional Coaching: Finally, an Easy Choice

There are many reasons why instructional coaching is crucial to teacher development, and here are a few ways to do it well.

September 18, 2016

How to Build Compliance and Kill Collaboration

There's compliance and then there is over-compliance. Over compliance is built by chipping away at one's credibility and it starts one conversation at a time after the person leaves the room.

September 13, 2016

John Hattie's Research Doesn't Have to Be Complicated

John Hattie's research is often seen as complicated but it doesn't have to be. DeWitt explores the basics of Hattie's research, and how to go deeper, in this blog post.

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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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