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June 26, 2014

Got Coffee? Getting Testing Off Caffeine

High stakes testing and educational reform is like having a coffee buzz, at some point it all comes crashing down.

June 17, 2014

Siena Poll: Slow Down the Common Core

For the past couple of years Commissioner John King and Regents Chancellor Merryl Tisch have said they will not slow down on the Common Core, but 82% of respondents of a new Siena Poll want them to...will they listen?

June 15, 2014

How Is Compliance Working Out for You?

Anthony Cody recently wrote an outstanding blog about reluctant warriors. Many educators don't like to be warriors because they dislike confrontation and discourse. How is that all working out?

June 08, 2014

Let's Recapture Some Time

Time is the one thing that moves on whether we want it to or not. We can't slow it down and we can't speed it up. In his today's guest blog, Jon Harper asks how we make time work better for us and our students.

June 05, 2014

Are Bad Ideas Making Us Miss the Good Ones?

Instructional coaching expert Jim Knight offers some great tools to help teachers improve, but in this era of accountability our focus on bad ideas may prevent us from seeing the good ones like Jim offers.

May 28, 2014

Teachers Are Not a Problem. They Are an Opportunity.

In today's guest blog, international leadership expert Andy Hargreaves lays out that when it comes to education, teachers are not the problem but an opportunity.

May 25, 2014

Teacher Leaders: Who Are the Best Ones?

Does the phrase "teacher leaders" mean innovative teachers who can help move their colleagues forward, or teachers who are there to agree with district changes?

May 18, 2014

Peer Observation: Get Out of the Land of Nice

Peer observation doesn't always work well because teachers do not want to provide critical feedback, but given a supportive school leader, and a focus on professional growth, peer observation could offer enormous benefits.

May 16, 2014

A Great School Community Is Worth Its Weight in Gold

School communities are worth their weight in gold...I know mine is.

May 13, 2014

Professional Development Should Be Like a Runner's High

Professional development sessions leave many educators wondering what they are supposed to learn. Maybe the answer is in running?

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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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