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Why good leaders make you feel safe

Why good leaders make you feel safe | 21 century education | Scoop.it
What makes a great leader? Management theorist Simon Sinek suggests, it’s someone who makes their employees feel secure, who draws staffers into a circle of trust. But creating trust and safety — especially in an uneven economy — means taking on big responsibility.
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Getting the environment right is all part of making colleagues and employees feel safe!  Trust and co-operation are all part of the deal.  Simon Sinek shares his philosophy on a circle of safety.  As teachers we need to strive to make this circle in our physical and virtual classrooms.

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Nurturing Collaboration: 5 Strategies

Nurturing Collaboration: 5 Strategies | 21 century education | Scoop.it
When collaboration goes wrong, it can be toxic for learning and classroom culture.
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Collaboration using blogs is definitely a 21st century practice that builds digital citizenship.

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25 Ways Teachers Can Integrate Social Media Into Education - Edudemic

25 Ways Teachers Can Integrate Social Media Into Education - Edudemic | 21 century education | Scoop.it
Some teachers embrace technology and social media. Others lurk. Many ignore. So what does the average teacher do if they're somewhere in the middle?
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Join in the fun with your students and use social networks to enjoy collaboration and resource sharing.  infographic on ways to integrate social media into your school day.

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8 Things to Look For in Today’s Classroom

8 Things to Look For in Today’s Classroom | 21 century education | Scoop.it
cc licensed ( BY ) flickr photo shared by chrisbb@prodigy.net As I think that leaders should be able to describe what they are looking for in schools I have thought of eight things that I really wa...
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Some good thoughts for teachers starting their new year.  Alec Couros blog.

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WHERE GOOD IDEAS COME FROM by Steven Johnson

One of our most innovative, popular thinkers takes on-in exhilarating style-one of our key questions: Where do good ideas come from? With Where Good Ideas Co...
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Connectivity and collaboration = innovation.  Make it happen with a teacher librarian:)

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Thoughtful video on connectivity and engagement in 21 century learning. 

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Guest Post: Award-Winning Teacher on Technology and Learning

Guest Post: Award-Winning Teacher on Technology and Learning | 21 century education | Scoop.it

Today, Heidi Siwak, who teaches in the Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board, shares her insights about how to best use technology in today's classroom. Siwak and her students have won awards for the way they've combined technology with learning. She also blogs at heidisiwak.com.

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Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: The 21st Century Skills Teachers Should Have

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: The 21st Century Skills Teachers Should Have | 21 century education | Scoop.it

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: The 21st Century Skills Teachers Should Have http://t.co/TMKSCGDe


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Experimenting in Education: 21st Century School Culture

Experimenting in Education: 21st Century School Culture | 21 century education | Scoop.it

In Changing Education Paradigms, Sir Ken Robinson discusses the habits of institutions and the habitats they occupy.  While his intelligence exceeds mine by a factor of 10, I think what he is talking about is creating a collaborative culture of learning among all stakeholders of a school or institution.  Among other things, this culture must be truly collaborative--from top to bottom, or better yet, from bottom to top.  There are so many aspects to explore within this thought, but one that struck me recently is the general disjunction of professional development between administration and staff....

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What should students learn in the 21st century? - OECD ...

What should students learn in the 21st century? - OECD ... | 21 century education | Scoop.it
Skills – necessity for education outcomes: Higher-order skills (“21st Century Skills”), such as the “4 C's” of Creativity, Critical thinking, Communication, Collaboration, and others are essential for absorbing knowledge as well ...
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Educational Leadership:Schools as Learning Comm...

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Educational Leadership:Schools as Learning Communities:What Is a Professional Learning Community? on iFAIT - Innovative Formative Assessment with Instruction and Technology curated by Marcia J.
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Interesting article about team teaching and resourcing information to share the load.

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Why and How Administrators Make Connections and Collaborate with other Educational Leaders? - EdTechReview™ (ETR)

Why and How Administrators Make Connections and Collaborate with other Educational Leaders? - EdTechReview™ (ETR) | 21 century education | Scoop.it
Best strategies that helps administrators understand each and every part of the education system is to connect and collaborate with other administrators and education leaders.
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Social media is the best tool for professional development and collaboration with team leaders.  

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Dan Pink: How Teachers Can Sell Love of Learning to Students

Dan Pink: How Teachers Can Sell Love of Learning to Students | 21 century education | Scoop.it

In his new book To Sell is Human, author Daniel Pink reports that education is one of the fastest growing job categories in the country. And with this growth comes the opportunity to change the way educators envision their roles and their classrooms. Guided by findings in educational research and neuroscience, the emphasis on cognitive skills like computation and memorization is evolving to include less tangible, non-cognitive skills, like collaboration and improvisation.

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If change is needed then as facilitators let us acknowledge the intrinsic motivators and not the extrinsic ones.

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Raquel Oliveira's curator insight, January 22, 2013 8:41 PM

Mudar a visão dos educadores e sua missão no século ..."sui generis" !

Steven Sutantro's curator insight, January 23, 2013 7:21 PM

We should not standardize people at the same level coz everyone is unique. We should differentiate people at their uniqueness.

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How Can Teachers Prepare Kids for a Connected World?

How Can Teachers Prepare Kids for a Connected World? | 21 century education | Scoop.it
Educators are always striving to find ways to make curriculum relevant in students’ everyday lives. More and more teachers are using social media around les
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Interesting article about making learning relevent, playful and connected.  Mindshift.

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Tools to Boost Creativity, Critical Thinking, Community, Communication & Charter

Tools to Boost Creativity, Critical Thinking, Community, Communication & Charter | 21 century education | Scoop.it

Tom Vander Ark is an education advocate, advisor, and author of Getting Smart: How Personal Digital Learning is Changing the World. Tom is Founder and Executive Editor of Getting Smart and a partner in Learn Capital.  Here he discusess MainTools to Boost Creativity, Critical Thinking, Community, Communication & Charter in Valley Christian schools in California. 

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Must-Have Communication Tools For Every Business - Forbes

Must-Have Communication Tools For Every Business - Forbes | 21 century education | Scoop.it
Whether you’re a startup or a Fortune 500 company, every business needs to communicate effectively with their clients, employees and vendors.
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A Principal's Reflections: A Multi-Faceted Approach to Engaging ...

A Principal's Reflections: A Multi-Faceted Approach to Engaging ... | 21 century education | Scoop.it

Educators must be experts in effective communication techniques, especially when it comes to parents and other key stakeholders. As the times and tools have changed we now have a variety of means to disseminate information in a more efficient and cost-effective fashion. In my experience I have identified 4 key principles that lay a foundation for communicating effectively with parents: transparency, honesty, accessibility, and flexibility. As you will see, these four principles can be applied to the following strategies that are listed below:

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Kids Speak Out on Student Engagement| The Committed Sardine

Kids Speak Out on Student Engagement| The Committed Sardine | 21 century education | Scoop.it
Heather Wolpert-Gawron is a teacher who knows what inspires our digital kids. In this article she writes for Edutopia, she provides a roadmap for teachers to developing student engagement in classroom learning. And she gets help in her article from the best people to ask about what engages students—...

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Pippa's Homeschool and Library Blog: Editing Tools using Titanpad, and Scribblar, with Guest April Mcleod.

Pippa's Homeschool and Library Blog: Editing Tools using Titanpad, and Scribblar, with Guest April Mcleod. | 21 century education | Scoop.it

Discover some new editing tools with Pippa and April as they share Titanpad and Scribblar! 

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