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April 05, 2020

Coronavirus Boot Camp: 4 Distance-Learning Leadership Lessons

With the COVID-19 pandemic, schools suddenly found themselves in crisis. They need to go virtual, and go virtual today! Here's what one principal learned in the process.

March 23, 2020

12 Critical Issues in Education Due to the Coronavirus

The past few weeks have been some of the most difficult most of us have experienced in a very long time. The coronavirus has highlighted some critical issues in education, and we are all trying to find solutions.

March 15, 2020

School Closures and COVID-19. Perhaps It's Time to Cancel High-Stakes Testing, Too?

Schools are cancelling, rates of COVID-19 are increasing right now, and it's time for schools to focus on online learning and calming the social-emotional issues of students. So, why do we still have to worry about high-stakes testing?

January 12, 2020

6 Obstacles Facing Instructional Coaches

Instructional coaching can be an impactful position, but there are six critical issues that often get in the way of coaches being able to do their job. They can be overcome.

January 05, 2020

Why Is Fidelity Always Seen as the New Four-Letter Word?

Fidelity is often seen as a bad word in school, but it doesn't have to be that way. In this guest blog by George Toman, the concept of fidelity is explained and defended.

December 15, 2019

12 Critical Issues Facing Education in 2020

Anyone who gets into teaching needs to believe that they can improve the educational experience for their students, and here are 12 places where we can start.

November 01, 2019

Are You Activity Rich and Impact Poor?

Have you ever felt like you had a list a mile long of things to do, you did them all, and you still felt like you weren't any further along than when you began completing the list? We call that activity rich and impact poor. Here's a way to turn that around.

October 07, 2019

7 Ways Our Students Are Judged Too Harshly

Our judgments and biases are preventing students, and adults, from succeeding, and here are seven examples of when that happens.

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.

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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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