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May 18, 2016

Playing It Straight: The (Re)Making of an Early-Childhood Teacher

Gender stereotypes often appear very early in a child's life, and early-childhood teachers often help support those stereotypes.

May 15, 2016

5 Reasons Your Teaching Team May Be Dysfunctional

Initiatives come and go, and many often fail. But perhaps the failure isn't to be blamed on the initiative, but the dysfunction of the team that adopted it. And there are 5 dysfunctions that all teams encounter.

May 13, 2016

Anti-Bias Education: The Power of Social-Emotional Learning

Bias and discrimination is still very much alive in schools. Social-emotional learning may just be the best way to combat it.

May 09, 2016

Leaders: 8 Steps to Be a Mindful Listener

Leaders often listen in order to solve a problem, but they should consider these 8 other forms of listening that will help them be more of a mindful listener.

May 05, 2016

4 Reasons Administrators And Teachers Won't Attend the Same Professional Development

Professional development can be very expensive, especially if it centers around a whole district initiative. It results in being a waste of time if administrators and teachers don't attend it together, and there are at least 4 reasons why they won't.

April 28, 2016

3 Questions to Guide Your Use of Student Feedback

Survey says! 3 questions to help guide your use of student feedback.

April 24, 2016

3 Reasons Instructional Coaching May Not Be Working

Instructional coaching can have enormous benefits, but there are at least 3 reasons why it's probably not working in your school.

April 19, 2016

The Myth of Walkthroughs: 8 Unobserved Practices in Classrooms

Walkthroughs can offer enormous learning opportunities for teachers and leaders, but unfortunately they focus on at least 8 myths that aren't offering the biggest bang for the buck.

April 12, 2016

Student Engagement: Is It Authentic or Compliant?

Student engagement is extremely important in our classrooms, but too often the engagement is compliant rather than authentic.

April 07, 2016

What's Wrong With the Word 'Rigor'?

The word rigor brings out a strong reaction from those who love the word and those who hate it. What's wrong with the word rigor?

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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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