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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.

September 08, 2019

What Do Teachers Need? Are Leaders Willing to Give It to Them?

We talk a lot about what teachers need, but often our words and our actions do not match up. Here's how to change that.

September 01, 2019

Improving School Leadership Through 'Confident Vulnerability'

We ask each of our students to be works in progress, and to be confident enough to believe that they can achieve and perform at truly high levels. They deserve educators who are committed to doing the same, argues Paul Freeman.

July 14, 2019

Do Principals and Their Administrative Team Need Coaching Too?

So often, we look at coaching as a one-on-one relationship, but coaching administrative teams can have a powerful impact as well.

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.

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.

April 22, 2019

Why Pedagogy and Politics Must Partner

A pedagogical pathway is paved with "engaging (learning about) the world," and "changing it for the better." What now is emerging is the possibility that pedagogical savvy and political action may make for a surprising combination with students as a force for change.

April 14, 2019

If You're Coaching and Not Learning, You're Not Coaching

Many people may believe a coach is the one with all of the power, but true coaching can offer learning opportunities for the coach and the person being coached. Here are four areas where I did some learning.

April 07, 2019

Does Your School Board Have a Governance Mindset?

School district governance is one of the most misunderstood and underappreciated functions in education. Here are four areas boards need to know to be successful, according to retired executive director of the California School Boards Association Davis Campbell.

March 31, 2019

Should Targeted Coaching Support Focus on Instructional Leadership?

Instructional leadership is easy to talk about but hard to put into practice, which is where coaching comes in. Here's how, according to Peter DeWitt.

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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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