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October 29, 2013

N.Y. Principals Speak Out Against State Testing

8 principals from across New York State co-authored a letter to parents about state testing, and I am proud to be one of them.

October 26, 2013

New Forums Scheduled, But N.Y. State Commissioner Pressured To Step Down

NY State Education Commissioner John King has rescheduled new forums for parents to share concerns about the CCSS but will it be enough?

October 21, 2013

Delivering Effective Feedback ... to Everyone

Effective feedback is important to student learning, as well as educator improvement, but many educators provide praise and advice instead of feedback.

October 15, 2013

N.Y. State Commissioner John King's 'Message' Gets Cancelled

N.Y. State Education Commissioner John King scheduled a handful of parent meetings sponsored by the N.Y. State PTA to engage parents about the Common Core State Standards and state assessments. Unfortunately for him, the parents wanted to engage him as well.

September 19, 2013

Want to Flip Communication? Click Here

Flipping communication isn't about replacing anything...it's about enhancing it.

September 14, 2013

Why John Hattie Is Inspiring Me to Take a Leap of Faith

After almost 19 years in public education, I am taking a leap of faith to help share the work of John Hattie.

September 12, 2013

Multiple Measures Matter More When They Include Teacher Autonomy

Multiple measures are those pieces to teacher and administrator evaluation that are most important to evaluation, because they are the pieces that can provide teachers with important feedback.

September 10, 2013

Should Children Really Be Expected to Have Grit?

Grit is being used to decsribe how students need to toughen up and face their failures, and as important as grit may be, reslience seems to be a much better trait to have in life.

September 07, 2013

What Will Be Your Faculty Focus?

For too long faculty meetings have been about lists and compliance but this year each month will bring a new faculty focus.

August 18, 2013

Is Education Filled With Self-Fulfilling Prophecies?

In public education we seem to be surrounded by self-fulfilling prophecies and we have to figure out how to not let them ruin our present system.

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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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