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March 23, 2020

12 Critical Issues in Education Due to the Coronavirus

The past few weeks have been some of the most difficult most of us have experienced in a very long time. The coronavirus has highlighted some critical issues in education, and we are all trying to find solutions.

March 15, 2020

School Closures and COVID-19. Perhaps It's Time to Cancel High-Stakes Testing, Too?

Schools are cancelling, rates of COVID-19 are increasing right now, and it's time for schools to focus on online learning and calming the social-emotional issues of students. So, why do we still have to worry about high-stakes testing?

January 19, 2020

A Mystery Donation, An Unknown Name, And A Connection to School Climate

Principal Ken Lein received a mysterious card with a donation in the name of Sam McCaffrey. On a mission to find out who he was, Ken was surprised to find what his school climate had to do with the donation.

September 29, 2019

7 Ways We Judge Too Harshly in Education

Whether it's a teacher leader, a social-media "educelebrity," or just ourselves, we are too quick to judge in education. Here are seven examples from Peter DeWitt.

July 07, 2019

3 Areas to Consider When Faced With an Unwanted Twitter Debate

If you want to engage with other educators, and debating is not your thing, try these suggestions from guest blogger Jennifer Borgioli Binis, an online debater.

June 16, 2019

Mindfulness: It's Time for a Digital Detox

Research shows that "The average number of times per day people check their phones is 47." Some of you may be thinking, "Really? I check my phone much more than that." Personally, I feel like I could double that number. It's time for a digital detox.

April 24, 2019

Technology Has No Impact on Teaching and Learning

If we truly want educational technology to take root in schools and finally live up to the promise we've been expecting for more than a decade, schools need to develop a cadre of well-trained tech instructional coaches.

January 20, 2019

4 Reasons Educators Use Research and 4 Reasons They Don't

There is so much important research in education, but much of it doesn't get used. Here's why.

November 11, 2018

Why Are We So Uninformed? We Don't Read What We Share

A few months ago, there was a blog post on Finding Common Ground that was shared 300,000 times but was read 100,000 times. It seems as though the adults who talk about media literacy don't necessarily read what they share, and that's a problem.

July 15, 2018

Learn by Playing During a Lecture?

For too many university students, and K-12 students for that matter, classroom lectures can take our attention away from learning and put students in a state of boredom. Fortunately, there are tools that can easily be used by teachers/professors, and can bring back the engagement students need.

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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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