De-Implementation with Peter DeWitt - The Authority 10

On today’s episode we’re thrilled to welcome Dr. Peter DeWitt to discuss his latest book, De-Implementation: Creating the Space to Focus on What Works.

Peter and Ross discuss: 

- The concept of de-implementation and how Peter began to study it 
- How to understand what’s working and what’s not 
- The benefits of focusing on “fewer things, greater depth” 
- What surveys show educators are interested in de-implementing 
- How de-implementation or “strategic abandonment” can create more time for effective instruction to take place 
- “In fact, it is not possible to create tomorrow unless one first sloughs off yesterday” - Peter Drucker

De-Implementation is published by Corwin. Find it  HERE.

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About today’s guest
Peter M. DeWitt, EdD is a former K–5 teacher (eleven years) and princi­pal (eight years). He is a school leader­ship coach who runs competency-based workshops and provides keynotes nationally and internationally, focus­ing on school leadership (collaborative cultures and instructional leadership), as well as fostering inclusive school climates. Peter writes the “Finding Common Ground” column for Education Week and co-created _Education Week_’s “A Seat at the Table” series, where he moderates con­versations with experts around the topics of race, gender, sexual orienta­tion, research, trauma, and many other educational topics. Learn more at or connect on Twitter @PeterMDeWitt 

About the host
Ross Romano is a co-founder of the Be Podcast Network and CEO of September Strategies LLC, a consulting firm that helps organizations and high-performing leaders in the K–12 education industry communicate their vision and make strategic decisions that lead to long-term success. Connect on Twitter @RossBRomano

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Creators and Guests

Ross Romano
Ross Romano
Co-founder of Be Podcast Network and CEO of September Strategies. Strategist, consultant, and performance coach.
Peter DeWitt
Peter DeWitt
Leadership coach/Workshop Facilitator/Education Author/ @EducationWeek Blogger. Moderator for A Seat @ the Table.
De-Implementation with Peter DeWitt - The Authority 10