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December 23, 2013

Fostering Teacher Leadership Through Collaborative Inquiry

Collaborative inquiry is a powerful design for professional learning that supports the notion of teacher leadership as it recognizes the role of teachers in on-going school improvement.

December 20, 2013

Why Does Jack Have to Change?

Jack doesn't act like "other boys" and the adults around him want Jack to change. Why is that Jack's problem?

December 13, 2013

Does Your School Climate Focus on Learning?

When it comes to school climate, our focus should be on learning and not rule following.

December 11, 2013

The Pseudo-Science of Evaluating Teachers Via a "Student Learning Objectives" Strategy

To structure the evaluative process around students' attainment of capriciously established, even if well intentioned, growth targets (SLO's) is downright silly!

December 01, 2013

Should We Measure School Climate?

Schools have to keep a lot of "data" but the most important data they could get is through the use of a school climate assessment.

November 24, 2013

Maybe It's Time to Explore an Edcamp!

Professional development these days seems to be more about compliance than good teaching practices. Edcamps are an increasingly popular way to bring collaboration back into professional development.

November 19, 2013

How Do Children View Social Media?

How our students use social media may depend greatly on how the adults around them use it.

November 10, 2013

Why #Satchat Is a Mind-Blowing Experience!

Twitter's #satchat takes place on Saturday mornings and can help provide the professional growth that educators are looking for to inspire change in their classroom or school.

November 08, 2013

The War Between Fiction & Nonfiction And Everything In Between

As we stand at the Common Core buffet of reading, there seems to be a risk that we are going to force students to binge just for a better grade on a test, when we should be teaching them to try everything from the menu to help prepare them for their future.

October 31, 2013

Do You Check Your School E-Mail Too Much?

Just because educators stop checking their e-mail so much doesn't make them any less dedicated to their profession.

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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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