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June 02, 2016

The Benefits of Failure

In this post on the benefits of failure that originally appeared on January 8th, 2012, Peter wrote, "When looked at correctly, failure can teach us where we went wrong in the first place, and how we can learn to pick ourselves up again in a pursuit to succeed."

May 18, 2016

Playing It Straight: The (Re)Making of an Early-Childhood Teacher

Gender stereotypes often appear very early in a child's life, and early-childhood teachers often help support those stereotypes.

April 07, 2016

What's Wrong With the Word 'Rigor'?

The word rigor brings out a strong reaction from those who love the word and those who hate it. What's wrong with the word rigor?

April 05, 2016

The Power of Guest Blogs

Guest blogs are often ignored by readers because they lack familiarity with the guest writer, but in doing that they may be missing out on some very important dialogue.

March 30, 2016

Learning From Politics: 5 Actions to Help Students Embrace Civility

Considering all of the negative rhetoric this political season we need to explore ways to find civility again, and these are five actions we can take to find it.

March 08, 2016

Feedback: How Good Are You at Receiving It?

Feedback is easier to give than to get. Here are a few ways to take it all in without letting it ruin your day.

December 27, 2015

16 Books Educators Should Consider Reading in 2016

New books focusing on education come out every day. Some gain a wide audience while others don't have the machine behind them to help promote. Here are 16 books that educators should consider reading in 2016.

December 15, 2015

12 Critical Issues Facing Education in 2016

2016 is quickly approaching and there are at least 12 issues that will divide schools. We all need to eliminate that division and work on how to address them.

November 22, 2015

Even Instructional Coaches Need Coaching

As teachers, we are only one step away from a bad lesson, which is why instructional coaching is so important. However, a recent bad performance made me realize that coaches need some coaching too.

November 04, 2015

3 Reasons Why Status Prevents You From Collaborating

When coaches and leaders have difficulty creating authentic dialogue that will help foster collaboration, they may not understand that their status may be the wedge that causes the issue.

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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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