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August 24, 2015

3 Reasons Why Teachers Should Film Themselves Teaching

Teachers should video themselves teaching for many reasons, but here are 3 of the most powerful. Sadly, because of hostile school climates, many teachers will never be able to use the process for everything it's worth.

August 18, 2015

Is Your Professional Development a Waste of Time?

In a new report by TNTP, they found that a large percentage of professional development doesn't have a high impact on teacher development. Is that really a surprise to teachers?

July 22, 2015

7 Words to Know When Helping Transgender Students

When the topic of the LGBTQ curriculum comes up in discussion, it brings about very strong feelings. The NY State Education Department's guidance on transgender students will certainly add fuel to the fire.

July 14, 2015

Have You Been Teaching the Same Grade Too Long?

We may think the best grade we ever taught is the one we are teaching in now, when the best grade we ever taught may end up being the one we were afraid to try.

July 02, 2015

Leadership: We've Got This!

National conferences don't always leave us as inspired as we should be, but NAESP's Annual Conference had a whole lot of awesomeness and gives us hope for kids.

June 25, 2015

2 Reasons Connected Education Needs to Focus on Learning

Social media and technology are being treated like a silver bullet and schools are spending billions of dollars but there at least 2 reasons why connected education needs to focus on learning.

June 07, 2015

Pre-Service Teaching: Should It Be More Innovative?

Ray McNulty of Southern New Hampshire University believes that we have a responsibility for preparing pre-service teachers for the classroom, and sometimes that means taking them to places they have never been.

May 17, 2015

Disciplined Collaboration: Allowing Freedom Within Form

Many educational initiatives often start out with a clear set of practices in mind, but often fail. Perhaps disciplined collaboration will help change that.

May 01, 2015

Can You Engage an Audience for 18 Minutes?

We live in a very wired and distracted society. Maybe we should keep that in mind when it comes to professional development?

April 30, 2015

An Emotion Revolution in American Education

What feelings should classrooms focus on? All of them. Isn't it time for some legislation to support social-emotional learning?

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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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