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LEADERSHIP COMES FROM THE HEART AND CONSIDERS THE HEARTS OF OTHERS - Six Qualities Leaders Need to Be Successful

LEADERSHIP COMES FROM THE HEART AND CONSIDERS THE HEARTS OF OTHERS - Six Qualities Leaders Need to Be Successful | 21st C Learning | Scoop.it


Leaders have to be able to flexibly adapt their strategies in line with their personal qualities, the company culture, and the situation. The new thinking about leadership emphasizes authenticity, openness, caring and flexibility.
A leader needs to be genuine and lead by example, understanding and is emotionally connected in order to inspire loyal followers.



Here six qualities a leader needs to be successful:

- A good leader lives by the same principles he expects of his followers
- Great leaders inspire us to reach for the stars and to become what we dream of.
- Good leaders show empathy - they take the time to listen to and connect emotionaly with followers at all levels
- The best leaders show passion, commitment, and dedication. They put the organization first and are willing to make personal sacrifices to achieve group goals that they highly value. They display self-discipline and unselfishness.
- A key quality of leadership is the ability to inspire others through emotional connection as well as rational arguments and explanation. Leaders articulate their vision in such a way that followers can see the big picture. Leadership involves engaging the whole person including the sense, thoughts, and emotions.
- Great leadership involves bringing out the best in the followers. Leaders create an organizational culture in which the strengths and potential of each individual are valued and recognized. 

These words sum it up so wonderful:

Leadership is not so much about technique and methods as it is 
about opening the heart. Leadership is about inspiration - of oneself 
and of others. Great leadership is about human experiences, not processes. Leadership is not a formula or a program, it is a human activity that comes from the heart and considers the hearts of others.
It is an attitude, not a routine.

—  Lance Secretan, Industry Week, October 12, 1998

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http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-mindful-self-express/201204/six-qualities-leaders-need-be-successful


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Angela Chammas, M.Ed., M.S., CPC's curator insight, June 6, 2013 10:57 PM

Effective leadership emphasizes being present, focused, genuine, authentic, open, adaptable, caring and leading by example; traits that inspire great followers.  

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Can’t Keep Up with Professional Development? Build Your Personal Learning Network | EmergingEdTech

Can’t Keep Up with Professional Development? Build Your Personal Learning Network | EmergingEdTech | 21st C Learning | Scoop.it

Today’s Savvy Teachers are Putting the “Learn” in Personal Learning Networks. It should be clear to any educator, or any career-minded individual in any field.


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Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, February 11, 2014 7:10 PM

Start slowly and build up your network over time. This will help you to stay fresh and current with new teaching and learning strategies.

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, February 11, 2014 8:08 PM

The author makes an interesting point in that many teachers have been engaged in PLN's for years. What has changed is the idea that it has to be or is global. It can be, but does not have to be. Start local and grow global.

Kirsten Macaulay's curator insight, February 13, 2014 5:01 AM

I like it! Start slowly and build up your network over time. This will help you to stay fresh and current with new teaching and learning strategies.

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Retention

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The research findings of William Glasser suggest that we remember.


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Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, February 20, 2014 3:21 AM

This is interesting findings based on William Glasser's research on what is remembered. You can see how student-centered teaching approaches would assist in the 21st century interactive learning environment.

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Is Competency Based Education the Next Game Changer on the Horizon? | EmeringEdTech

Is Competency Based Education the Next Game Changer on the Horizon? | EmeringEdTech | 21st C Learning | Scoop.it

“Competency-based education (CBE) awards academic credit based on mastery of clearly defined competencies. CBE replaces the conventional model in which time is fixed and learning is variable with a model in which the time is variable and the learning is fixed.

 

CBE is built around clearly defined competencies and measurable learning objectives that demonstrate mastery of those competencies. Measuring learning by competency is not new, but various challenges facing higher education, combined with new models and technologies, have brought a new focus on CBE.

 

A growing number of competency-based programs have been developed at all levels of instruction. CBE capitalizes on the potential of online learning, enabling new models that can reduce both the cost and time needed to earn credentials while better preparing students for their professional lives.”


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Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, March 16, 2014 8:27 PM

At technological institutions, CBE has moved along side with the expected learning outcomes as authentic learning.

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How Assessment Can Lead to Deeper Learning | Edutopia

How Assessment Can Lead to Deeper Learning | Edutopia | 21st C Learning | Scoop.it

Most educators, policymakers, and parents agree that today's students need a mix of knowledge, skills, and dispositions to prepare them to be successful and engaged citizens. Given that students need a mix of these things, iknowledge, educators, policymakers, and parents are also askng, "How do we know if students are learning both what we are teaching and what they need to know to succeed?"


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Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, March 29, 2014 10:28 PM

The stakeholders active roles in deeper learning is the key to successful authentic assessment.

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27 Ways To Assess Background Knowledge | TeachThought

27 Ways To Assess Background Knowledge | TeachThought | 21st C Learning | Scoop.it
27 Ways To Assess Background Knowledge

 

The purpose of assessing background knowledge is not to get everyone on the “same page,” but rather to make visible the nature of what a student knows (rather than a list or academic labels like “proficient). This makes it possible to create personalized learning pathways for students as each learner approaches new–or familiar–thinking on their own terms.


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Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, May 1, 2014 8:03 PM

I activate this prior knowledge by using metacognitive learning strategies within the learning environment.

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iPad Bingo Chart for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

iPad Bingo Chart for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | 21st C Learning | Scoop.it

"Pad Bingo chart is an activity created by Allanah King to help teachers enhance their workflow with iPad. At the heart of iPad Bingo is a collaborative learning and sharing experience and though Allanah initially designed this chart to be used with teachers learning about the basics of iPad use, I would suggest that teachers use it with their students in the start of the school year to assess students knowledge of basic iPad tasks. To do this you can apply the procedure Allanah used :

 

 

The deal was that people had to walk around the room and find someone who could show them how to do the tasks on the bingo board, that person showed them, then they had to do the task themselves. Then they could initial the bingo board. When they had five squares initialled in a row they yelled ‘Allanah’ and got a prize!"


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Personalize Learning: Stages of Personalized Learning Environments (v3)

Personalize Learning: Stages of Personalized Learning Environments (v3) | 21st C Learning | Scoop.it

The Stages of Personalized Learning Environments (version 2) was updated from feedback and input from educators around the world.


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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, February 20, 2014 12:09 AM

It is interesting we thought we had to have stages of personal learning environments?

Jean Floten's curator insight, February 20, 2014 2:01 PM

WGU's mentor-supported, competency-based, online learning model is a model of Stage 3 learning. 

Nichelle Plivelic's comment, March 6, 2014 7:57 AM
There are three main stages to personalized learning, which involves the teacher figuring out how each student learns individually and establishing goals for the students. A teacher can change the physical layout if this helps(when working with children who are easily distracted, such as those with ADHD or autism, it's best to get rid of as many distractions as possible). The student will learn at their own pace in whatever way is the most effective.
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Leadership is Situational, Integrity is Not - Tech Cocktail

Leadership is Situational, Integrity is Not - Tech Cocktail | 21st C Learning | Scoop.it
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Leadership is Situational, Integrity is Not
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I had always thought that people had their own leadership styles. One could be autocratic, consensus building, charming, aloof, data-driven, passionate, etc.

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John Lasschuit ®™'s curator insight, April 16, 2014 1:34 PM

Neil Kane on @techcocktail #leadership and #integrity

daniel peled's curator insight, April 17, 2014 3:05 AM

כדי שהמנהיגות תצליח במצבים משתנים...שמור על יושרה - היא האמינות שלך

Connie Hamilton Ed.S.'s curator insight, April 17, 2014 8:23 AM

Integrity is constant, no matter the environment.

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Hiring Managers Rank Best and Worst Words to Use in a Resume

Hiring Managers Rank Best and Worst Words to Use in a Resume | 21st C Learning | Scoop.it

CHICAGO, March 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- One in six (17 percent) hiring managers spend 30 seconds or less, on average, reviewing resumes, according to a new CareerBuilder survey. A majority (68 percent) spend less than two minutes. With so little time to capture interest, even a candidate's word choice can make a difference. The nationwide sample of employers identified which commonly-used resume terms are overused or cliche and which are strong additions.


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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, March 14, 2014 3:22 PM

How do you react to the top 5?


The following terms are resume turn-offs as selected by respondents:

   1. Best of breed: 38 percent
 
   2. Go-getter: 27 percent
 
   3. Think outside of the box: 26 percent
 
   4. Synergy: 22 percent
 
   5. Go-to person: 22 percent

Lisa Jones's comment, March 15, 2014 10:09 AM
Being a resume writer, I couldn't agree more. Catching up with those words is multitasking. However, people who write the job posting may be someone other than the hiring manager. if they put these words as priorities in the job posting the applicant must use them in the resume or it decreases their odds of being pulled by applicant tracking systems. Talk about a "Catch-22!"
MFaculty's curator insight, March 15, 2014 1:33 PM

For anyone looking to take their resume to the next level, here are some vocabulary pit-falls to avoid, and insights to include.

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27 Simple Ideas To Stimulate Creativity - Edudemic

27 Simple Ideas To Stimulate Creativity - Edudemic | 21st C Learning | Scoop.it
Sometimes you're just stuck in a creativity rut. Check out these 27 simple ideas to boost your creativity!

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, March 13, 2014 11:53 PM

Great ideas for the writing classroom.

Patricia Christian's curator insight, March 22, 2014 8:58 PM

This fits in perfectly with the Six Traits of Writing on Ideas.

Everyone could use these tips to get the ideas flowing.

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27 Characteristics Of Authentic Assessment

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Interesting Flow Chart on Teacher Confidence in Use of Technology ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Interesting Flow Chart on Teacher Confidence in Use of Technology ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | 21st C Learning | Scoop.it
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One-Way and Two-Way Communication: Building Relationships in Online Programs

One-Way and Two-Way Communication: Building Relationships in Online Programs | 21st C Learning | Scoop.it
Across the nation, students are leaving their home school districts to attend online schools. These schools have something that public school districts simply don't and won't have: ad campaigns. To t

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What Is Connected Learning? | Edudemic

What Is Connected Learning? | Edudemic | 21st C Learning | Scoop.it
Connected learning brings together all of the various experiences, interests, technology, academics, people and communities that learners are a part of in order to make all of these scenarios and experiences learning opportunities.

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Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, February 16, 2014 6:41 PM

I would add in the social connection and change it to social-cultural connection.

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Student Report from: The Rules of 21st Century Education | Tech&Learn

Student Report from: The Rules of 21st Century Education | Tech&Learn | 21st C Learning | Scoop.it

Over the course of the past three days, and attending all these sessions, I came up with rules that educators need to know in order to successfully educate 21st century learners like myself:

 

- See more at: http://www.techlearning.com/Default.aspx?tabid=67&entryid=7290#sthash.p4mi29u3.dpuf


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Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, March 10, 2014 7:14 PM

This is a positive perspective from the next generation of 21st century learners.

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, March 10, 2014 7:57 PM

This was written by a student who suggested balance was needed. That is quite profound.

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One Size Does Not Fit All: The Need for Variety in Learning | MindShift

One Size Does Not Fit All: The Need for Variety in Learning | MindShift | 21st C Learning | Scoop.it
When you want to improve your physical health, you don’t have to eat one specific type of food or exercise in a specific way. Rather, you need an appropriate mix of healthy foods and exercise -- no one thing is required. Different types of exercise and foods are in some sense interchangeable. What matters is that you get the appropriate dose. Could this common idea from health translate into the world of education?

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Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, March 27, 2014 7:32 PM

Reviewing this article will provide excellent resources with the different links to learning strategies and varieties of 21st teaching and learning environments. 

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, March 27, 2014 8:06 PM

We have known this for some time, but it is good to be reminded.  Challenges are in classroom sizes and the new fads imposed on teachers.

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11 Note-Taking Tips For The Digital Classroom | Edudemic

11 Note-Taking Tips For The Digital Classroom | Edudemic | 21st C Learning | Scoop.it
Does the physical act of writing something down help you to remember it? What is the most effective way to take notes? How does all of this play into a more digital classroom?

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Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, April 10, 2014 8:20 PM

I teach all three note taking skills in all of the freshmen courses at RMUTL.

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7 Brain-based Tips for eLearning Success

7 Brain-based Tips for eLearning Success | 21st C Learning | Scoop.it

The brain is constantly on the lookout for ways to improve by obtaining new knowledge and skills, even before birth. Unfortunately, retaining information can be challenging, simply because instructors and course designers do not always use methods that facilitate remembering. The following seven points look at key principles from neuroscience research paired with tips that will allow course creators to achieve effective eLearning development.


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Sandra Carswell's curator insight, May 1, 2014 11:48 PM

Must read.

Siegfried Holle's curator insight, May 2, 2014 1:57 PM

food for thought

Iris Velasquez P's curator insight, May 3, 2014 8:44 AM

Muy interesante y útil.

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34 Diverse Blended Learning Apps For iPad - TeachThought

34 Diverse Blended Learning Apps For iPad - TeachThought | 21st C Learning | Scoop.it

"Blended learning is a potentially powerful way of mixing the power of asynchronous access with face-to-face facilitation and instruction.

It’s this mixing of old and new that makes it tempting for many schools and districts wanting to dip their toes in the water of eLearning and far-reaching technology access while still depending on the expertise and training of human teachers."


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Designing for Learning's curator insight, May 7, 2014 1:35 AM

A diverse list here from whiteboard apps to video creation tools - to help you kick start your blending!

John Evans's curator insight, May 16, 2014 10:15 AM

Thanks for the suggestion to re Scoop this from Lee Hall!

mrsjgarcia's curator insight, May 17, 2014 10:25 AM

This is a really good list. I haven't come across x-mirage before and look forward to trying it out. Another great mirroring device, is Splashtop that allows you to mirror your Mac on your iPad and control it remotely.

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Four Steps for Jumpstarting Global-Collaboration Projects

Four Steps for Jumpstarting Global-Collaboration Projects | 21st C Learning | Scoop.it
A globally connected workplace will be the norm for this generation of students, writes instructional coach Ben Curran, requiring a unique and deep skill-set that teachers must help students develop.
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Part 1: Digital Citizenship Education... Over 20 Essential Resources

Part 1: Digital Citizenship Education... Over 20 Essential Resources | 21st C Learning | Scoop.it

In the last year I have been working toward building up our district e-curriculum. With this emphasis comes the need to also provide classroom educators and students with resources regarding proper learning and citizenship on the internet. I believe this is essential to the success of any e-learning, blended learning, and on-line learning program. In the next few post I wish to not only share resources, but also information I have either created or found in assisting teachers and students in promoting an e-learning environment that promotes learning, academics, safety, and 21st century learning.

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Attempting to Flourish in the Digital Era

Attempting to Flourish in the Digital Era | 21st C Learning | Scoop.it
It’s no secret that good learner-centered teaching is meaningful and interesting, requires active participation from learners, uses different methods to incorporate all students’ preferred learning styles and is differentiated at an appropriate level. Vygotsky (1978) stated that learning is achieved by the active construction of knowledge supported by various perspectives within meaningful contexts; making meaning. ...

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What Keeps Students Motivated to Learn?

What Keeps Students Motivated to Learn? | 21st C Learning | Scoop.it
What keeps students motivated to learn? Relevance, connections, and their teachers' emotional investment, among just a few criteria.

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Adrian Bertolini's curator insight, March 15, 2014 11:33 PM

Some thoughts from students about what motivates them to learn

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How to Write Multiple-Choice Questions Based on The Revised Bloom's Taxonomy

How to Write Multiple-Choice Questions Based on The Revised Bloom's Taxonomy | 21st C Learning | Scoop.it

5 Tips to Write a Multiple-Choice Test Based on The Revised Bloom's Taxonomy.

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