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February 17, 2016

Why You Should Meet Stakeholders Where They Are

We know that collaboration around a goal works well. So why doesn't it always work?

February 12, 2016

Who Is Doing Most of the Talking? Teachers or Students?

Why do teachers do most of the talking in the classroom when students should be part of the dialogue? Here are some practical strategies to change that dynamic.

February 07, 2016

Scaling Collaborative Inquiry: Professional Learning for Educators

Collaborative inquiry holds the potential to do that by calling each individual in education to raise within themselves a truer sense of leader and learner.

February 03, 2016

Why Collaborative Leadership Matters Most

Leaders hear a lot about being instructional leaders, but in order to bring all stakeholders together, they must be collaborative leaders.

January 29, 2016

Mindful Leaders Are Key for Transforming School

As self-compassionate school leaders, you learn to soothe and to comfort yourself in the moment when faced with your own personal failings, to honor and to accept your humanness. Mindfulness is an essential path of practice to transform your relationship to yourself and to your school.

January 26, 2016

Only 46% of Students Feel Valued in Their School

A recent survey of over 66,000 6-12 students shows that less then half feel that their teachers know their aspirations. As we spend time talking about student voice we should find ways to show we value it too.

January 24, 2016

School Climate Still Has a Long Way to Go

A recent guest blog by a transgender teacher ended up highlighting why school climate continues to be such an issue, and it seems as though many times it's the adults who are at fault.

January 21, 2016

Collaborative Leadership: Do You Take 10,000 Steps a Day?

What if school leaders made sure they walked 10,000 steps while in school, and paid close attention to the relationships they could build along every step?

January 17, 2016

Why Leaders Should Attend Teacher Trainings

So often, teachers and leaders get trained separately. Wouldn't it be better to have everyone in the same room so they can have authentic dialogue that will help them get to the heart of the issue, and create action steps to move on?

January 14, 2016

Is 'Good Enough' Teaching Good Enough?

Recently, Peter Gray wrote about the 'good enough' parent who does not excel at everything but works hard to understand their child. Should we have the same opinion when it comes to teachers?

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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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