Peter DeWitt is a long-time colleague, and over the years, the ideas we have shared about coaching, leadership, and the importance of dignity for all have resonated with me in everything I do. He is an extremely prolific author, averaging more than a book per year, and his blog, Finding Common Ground, just might be the most popular blog in education. I have always appreciated Peter’s part in my life, not only as a thought partner, but also as a friend. Please join me in my excitement for Peter’s breakout presentation at this year’s TLC Conference.    –Jim Knight


The Power of Reciprocal Learning


TLC 2021 breakout presenter, Peter DeWitt (Ed.D), is a school leadership coach who runs competency-based workshops and provides keynotes focusing on school leadership (collaborative cultures and instructional leadership), as well as, fostering inclusive school climates. His work has been adopted at the state and university levels, and he works with numerous school districts, school boards, regional networks, and ministries of education around North America, Australia, Europe, Asia, the Middle East and the U.K.

Discussing Complex and Sensitive Issues


Peter writes the Finding Common Ground column for Education Week, which has been in circulation since 2011. In 2020 DeWitt co-created Education Week’s A Seat At the Table where he moderates conversations with experts around the topics of race, gender, sexual orientation, research, trauma and many other educational topics.

Collaborative Leadership


He has authored an extensive list of bestselling books, ranging from Dignity for All: Safeguarding LGBT Students (2012) to Collaborative Leadership: 6 Influences That Matter Most (2016), and most recently, Instructional Leadership: Creating Practice Out Of Theory (2020).

Additionally, DeWitt is the Series Editor for the Connected Educator Series (Corwin Press) and the Impact Series (Corwin Press) that include books by Viviane Robinson, Andy Hargreaves, Pasi Sahlberg, Yong Zhao and Michael Fullan.

Instructional Leadership in the COVID-19 Pandemic


Browse Peter DeWitt’s books at his website or by clicking the book covers below:


Watch Peter and Jim’s full, hour-long Coaching Conversation below:


Don’t miss Peter DeWitt at this year’s TLC conference where he’ll be presenting a prerecorded breakout session.

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