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7 Simple Steps to Create a Positive School Climate

By onApril 2, 2018 6:55 AM<p><i>Too often one leader may be blamed for creating a negative climate, when the reality is that we all contribute to a</i> …

Pedagogy

Retakes Do Not Promote Laziness. They Exemplify Compassion

First Person<p>—Getty<p>By Lisa Westman<p><i>Editor's note: For a counterpoint to this piece, see Baptiste Delvallé’s opinion essay, "Why I Give Students Only</i> …

Pedagogy

Top Opinion Blog Posts of 2017: Education Week's Most Viewed

The editors of <i>Education Week</i> compiled a list of the 10 most-viewed posts this year from the educators, researchers, and education experts who make up …

When it comes to discrimination "good intentions" are not enough

I have a confession to make. One of the reasons I married my husband was because I loved his younger brother.<p>Now, before you jump to any conclusions, …

Strengths should be the focus in education, not student and teacher deficits

This August marks the first time in 15 years that I didn’t have an official first day of school. Instead, this August, I transitioned to full-time …

Curriculum Development

Who Is Really Responsible For the Summer Slide?

By onJune 25, 2017 7:25 AM<p><b>Today's post is written by frequent Finding Common Ground guest blogger Lisa Westman. Lisa is an instructional coach</b> …

Teaching

Student-Driven Differentiation: Putting Student Voice Behind The Wheel

By onJune 8, 2017 6:30 AM<p><b>Today's guest post is written by frequent Finding Common Ground blogger Lisa Westman. Lisa is an instructional coach</b> …

Pedagogy

The Three Biggest Time Killers We Do Little to Avoid

By onMay 24, 2017 6:55 AM<p><b>Today's guest post is written by frequent Finding Common Ground blogger Lisa Westman. Lisa is an instructional coach</b> …

Teaching

Teachers, Do We Appreciate One Another?

By onMay 4, 2017 7:25 AM<p><b>Today's guest post is written by frequent Finding Common Ground blogger Lisa Westman. Lisa is an instructional coach</b> …

Pedagogy

Why Differentiation Misses the Mark for Gifted Students

By onApril 20, 2017 6:25 AM<p><b>Today's guest post is written by frequent Finding Common Ground blogger Lisa Westman. Lisa is an instructional coach</b> …

Pedagogy

Differentiation: Attainable or Somewhere Over the Rainbow?

By onApril 4, 2017 8:00 AM<p><b>Today's guest post is written by frequent Finding Common Ground blogger Lisa Westman. Lisa is an instructional coach</b> …

Pedagogy

Differentiation is The Key to Assessment For Learning

<i>“Too often, educational tests, grades, and report cards are treated by teachers as autopsies when they should be viewed as physicals.</i>” Douglas …

Standards-Based Grading Made My Kid Average

By onMarch 14, 2017 7:05 AM<p><b>Today's guest post is written by frequent Finding Common Ground blogger Lisa Westman. Lisa is an instructional coach</b> …

Mom, Can You Pleeeease Record Me?

By onFebruary 21, 2017 6:45 AM<p><b>Today's guest post is written by frequent Finding Common Ground blogger Lisa Westman. Lisa is an instructional coach</b> …

Check Your 'Selfie' Advice From a 58-Year Veteran Teacher

By onFebruary 5, 2017 8:20 AM<p><b>Today's guest post is written by frequent Finding Common Ground blogger Lisa Westman. Lisa is an instructional coach</b> …

Teaching

4 Phrases All Teachers Say and No Students Understand

By onJanuary 22, 2017 7:25 AM<p><b>Today's guest post is written by frequent Finding Common Ground blogger Lisa Westman. Lisa is an instructional coach</b> …

Pedagogy

What? Principals Are in It for the Money?

By onJanuary 4, 2017 6:46 AM<p><b>Today's guest post is written by frequent Finding Common Ground blogger Lisa Westman. Lisa is an instructional coach</b> …

Teaching

Instructional Coaching in 20 Seconds or Less

By onDecember 16, 2016 7:35 AM<p><b>Today's guest post is written by frequent Finding Common Ground blogger Lisa Westman. Lisa is an instructional coach</b> …

Pedagogy

Last I Checked, Compliance Isn't a Learning Standard

By onSeptember 1, 2016 8:45 AM<p><b>Today's guest post is written by Lisa Westman. Lisa is an instructional coach specializing in differentiation for</b> …

Pedagogy

Learning Strategies, Not Learning Styles

By onAugust 16, 2016 6:55 AM<p>For way too long, students were defined and confined by learning styles. It most likely all began as a positive move …

Pedagogy

Instructional Coaching: Finally, an Easy Choice

By onSeptember 20, 2016 6:55 AM<p><b>Today's guest post is written by frequent Finding Common Ground contributer Lisa Westman. Lisa is an instructional</b> …

Teaching

Teachers Make the Worst Parents

By onNovember 17, 2016 7:08 AM<p><b>Today's guest post is written by frequent Finding Common Ground blogger Lisa Westman. Lisa is an instructional coach</b> …

Yes, Differentiation Is Hard. So, Let's Get It Right.

By onAugust 11, 2016 6:15 AM<p><b>Today's guest post is written by Lisa Westman. Lisa is an instructional coach specializing in differentiation for Skokie</b> …

Pedagogy