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Don’t be the reason people quit (working effectively)

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I’ve always been interested in what makes an effective team, and in the fundamentals of attracting, hiring and retaining… (RT @orenellenbogen: Don’t be the reason people quit http://t.co/TZvDMJIKus...

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I looked at this article and translated it into the education world. Teachers and staff who are frustrated with management sometimes leave, but more often they remain, and remain stagnant. The ideas here can be used to help you get rid of that stagnation. Don't be the reason teachers aren't open to new ideas. Don't be the reason teachers isolate themselves and won't share their good ideas with others. Don;t be the reason teachers aren't receptive to change. Don't "use up" your excellent and enthusiastic teachers and not give them credit for your success. Read on for insight into how.

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Bill Palladino - MLUI's curator insight, January 13, 2014 8:53 AM

First off, you just have to love this blog because it tells you how long it should take to read each post.  Why didn't I think of that!?  And it brings up a great point about high-performers in organizations, and why they choose to leave.  It's usually about the boss.

John Michel's curator insight, January 13, 2014 12:16 PM

We can always be better. We owe it to our teams, our colleagues, our clients and our shareholders.

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4 Questions That Will Change the Way You Lead

Ready to help yourself (and your team) deliver breakthrough results? Ask these four questions to change your idea of what it will take.

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Flipped Learning: The Big Picture Infographic

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Flipped Learning: The Big Picture Infographic As we progress rapidly into the middle of the second decade of the 21st century, questions continue to be raised about how education addresses the ever increasing demands for change, integrating emerging technologies, and maximising the possibilities... http://elearninginfographics.com/flipped-learning-big-picture-infographic/


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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, February 20, 4:28 PM

This is a good summary of complex work.

 

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Growth mindset: What interventions might work and what probably won’t?

The claim that there are attributional differences between pupils which can affect their experience of school and their academic outcomes is well supported. You can read a bit more about some of the psychology behind the idea of a ‘growth mindset’ here: Growth Mindset: It’s not magic However, accepting that these key attributional variables exist still leaves at least two important questions that school leaders and teachers should be asking before seeking to implement ‘growth mindset’ interventions in schools.


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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, February 20, 4:20 PM

The key might be to understand that changing mindsets is not a linear, predictable process. It is likely to be messy and uncertain like much good work.

 

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Michael Fullan: What really improves schools?

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Michael Fullan discusses the latest global trends in educational change and leadership development, addresses the challenges and opportunities of the Common Core, and talks about his work to assist the state of California in implementing whole...

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Mel Riddile's curator insight, September 30, 2013 9:11 AM

center the effort on capacity building

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Stop Pitting Technology Against Quality In-Person Time

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In a New York Times op-ed a couple weeks ago, Susan Pinker, the author of The Village Effect: How Face-to-Face Contact Can Make us Healthier, Happier, and Smarter, showcased the evidence that too much technology can be a bad thing, particularly for the most vulnerable students in our society. She made [...]
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Why Professional Conferences Are Still Worth Attending

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I'll be attending and facilitating sessions at Ignite'15, San Diego Feb. 19-21. Hope to see you there!

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How to Empower Students to Create Change

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Empowering teachers and trainers through technology

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While technology is not a panacea there are excellent opportunities to harness digital technologies to make teachers more effective

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Leading Motivated Learners: Principals Need PD Too

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"As I have started doing preliminary research for my dissertation I have discovered that high quality, relevant and sustainable Professional Development (PD) opportunities for principals (and building leaders in general) are limited. How is that possible? Principals are supposed to be visionaries! Principals are supposed to be transformational in their leadership! Principals are supposed to be responsible for the learning and growth for all those around them! How can all that be accomplished without proper support through high quality PD?"


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Why school leaders must explain consultation

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When decisions get made in schools, it can be quite commonplace to hear the following words in the staff room, “I / we were not consulted.” Speaking to a school leader about the same decision, I am...
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Characteristics Of High-Performing Classrooms

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32 Characteristics Of High-Performing Classrooms -- Spotting the holes in your teaching. 


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A nice set of ideas that may help as you assess classroom effectiveness. 

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CHS junior receives grant to make lockdown kits

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This could be a jumping off point for your school. It is a great idea to be more prepared for the situations that could occur. 

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A Call For A New Generation Of Teacher Leadership

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Raising Our Teacher Voices: A Call For A New Generation Of Teacher Leadership
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What the best education systems are doing right

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In South Korea and Finland, it's not about finding the "right" school.

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Voxer Walkie Talkie Messenger 2.3.1.014169 APK

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Voxer Walkie Talkie Messenger 2.3.1.014169 APK http://www.releasex.com/voxer-walkie-talkie-messenger-2-3-1-014169-apk/ Facebook Twitter twiter Alpha Google+ FriendFeed F Bloglovin Free download Voxer Walkie Talkie Messenger 2.3.1.014169 APK Android . It is a Application for Android, category of App is Communication created by Voxer on December 1, 2014 . Updated: December 1, 2014 Size: 15.53 MB Current Version: 2.3.1.014169 Requires Android: Varies with device With new update in v2.3.1.014169: * Head over to Invite Friends […]


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The Art of Saying ‘No’

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I find it ironic that when I ask leaders—even good ones—what constitutes leadership, I often get vague, disparate, and vapid responses. You’d think this educated and successful population could offer crisp and concrete definitions of their own crucial work. Instead, you hear a dozen tangents of real leadership like energizing, visioning, pathfinding and modeling.

Fortunately, not all leaders are missing the mark. I once met a leader who has a concrete expression of leadership on the tip of his tongue. Tim Tassopoulos, EVP of Operations at Chick-fil-A, says it this way: leadership is intentional influence. I couldn’t agree more.

For more than 30 years my colleagues and I have helped leaders increase their capacity for influencing change. But it came as a surprise that prior to helping them learn how to influence, we had to draw their attention to it as their core work.

Tim, on the other hand, understands that success comes down to whether one of his 50,000 front-line associates with a few discretionary minutes decides to lean against a wall or clean tables. Tim’s success or failure as a leader does not come down to whether he is charismatic, visionary, or inspirational, but to whether people behave in ways that improve results. Period.

Given that few leaders can even define leadership, it’s no surprise their performance is mediocre at best. We studied the successes and failures of more than 1000 leaders from 50 global companies to influence strategically critical behavior change in their companies. We were stunned to discover that fewer than one in 20 had any evidence of success in spite of their belief that change was crucial. As we combed through the data, some key insights emerged that helped us understand why so few leaders either grasp or exert influence well:

1. Leaders act as if it’s not their job to address entrenched habits

Most leaders put a great deal of time into crafting strategy, selecting winning products, and engaging with analysts, shareholders, and major customers. But few realize the success or failure of their grand schemes lies in influencing the behavior of the people who will have to execute on the big ideas—their employees.

By contrast, the most influential leaders—the 5 percent who succeed at changing behavior—spend as much as half of their time thinking about, and actively, influencing the behaviors they know will lead to top performance. The 95 percent who dither and fail tend to delegate what they dismiss as “change management” to others.

2. Leaders lack a theory of influence

Very few leaders can even answer the question, “How do you change the behavior of a large group of people?” And yet, what they’re ultimately paid to do is align people to execute on decisions. Imagine discovering, just as the anesthesia is taking effect, that your heart surgeon—the one hovering over your chest with a scalpel—is working off a “gut hunch” about how to conduct a bypass. Unless leaders become articulate about a repeatable and effective way to influence behavior—they’ll continue to rack up predictably high failure rates at leading change.

3. Leaders confuse talking with influencing

Many leaders think influence consists of little more than talking people into doing things. It’s no wonder most influence efforts start with slide presentations or rallies. But profound, persistent, and overwhelming problems demand more than verbal persuasion. Anyone who’s ever tried to “talk” a smoker into quitting knows there’s a lot more to behavior change than words (see our BS Guys video).

4. Leaders believe in silver bullets

When leaders actually attempt to influence new behavior, they commonly fall into the trap of thinking deeply ingrained bad habits can be changed with a single technique.

They host star-studded retreats and hand out inspiring posters and think people will line up for change. Still others believe it’s all about incentives and so they tinker with the performance management system or tie new behaviors to executive bonuses. The research shows that when leaders rely on just one simple source of influence (like training or incentives or verbal persuasion) to drive change, they almost always fail.

Over the past 30-plus years, my colleagues and I have sought out and studied a different kind of leader. We’ve tried to find those who had remarkable abilities to influence change—rapidly, profoundly, and sustainably.

We’ve studied the methods used by one remarkable influencer who, with no formal authority, changed behavior in thousands of U.S. hospitals. We’ve looked first hand at one influencer who saved five million lives from AIDS by influencing behavior change in a country of 60 million. We worked with a CEO who, within 12 months, influenced deeply entrenched habits in employees with an average of 26 years tenure.

What we’ve learned is that when you know what you’re doing, change can happen relatively quickly. And it all starts with gaining greater clarity about what leadership really means, then finding a way of thinking about the fundamental principles of influence.


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We can't always say yes to requests, but knowing how to say no without creating negative feelings is important to our jobs.

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Linda Holroyd's curator insight, February 19, 1:54 PM

To lead, know what you're doing and influencing others to embrace that direction - no easy task

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6 Core Skills of a Leader who Develops Talent

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Leaders face turbulent situations, diverse personalities, and multiple opportunities all while developing talent. Talent development is the best development. Coaching-leaders passionately develop t...
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Remember, if you are not developing others, you are not really a leader. 

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5 Simple Questions To Encourage Student Voice

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This is a recent resource I have shared on Twitter that has proven really useful and very popular with educators. Thanks to Rebecca Alber and Edutopia for

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Wie stelle ich durch Fragen sicher, dass Studierende dabei sind?

Dr. Laura Sheneman's curator insight, February 10, 9:10 AM

Such simple questions!  Think of ways to use this at team/department meetings also.

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How Technology Is Empowering Teachers, Minting Millionaires, And Improving Education

How Technology Is Empowering Teachers, Minting Millionaires, And Improving Education | Assistant Principal | Scoop.it
Thanks to the rise of in-classroom technology, the focus in education tends to be on student engagement and how to improve learning. It becomes easy to forget the importance of great teachers.

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5 Reasons You Should Use Touchcast!

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If you are interested flipping your classroom or leadership Touchcast may be the app for you, and there are hundreds of educators who want to help you get started.
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One principal's idea for communicating with teachers and parents. 

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A principal's reflections: The limitations of being a disconnected nomad

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Classroom coaches critical as teachers shift to Common Core

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To break down the isolation that many teachers experience in their classrooms, California schools are using instructional coaches as a key tool to help teachers adapt their instruction to implement the Common Core standards in math and English language arts.
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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, February 5, 10:00 PM

I don't see coaching, the external expert and one more layer of bureaucracy as critical. I see teachers working together as essential.

 

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School Principals Should Be Trained Like MBAs

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In some states, school districts are working with business schools to identify and establish the conditions that will enhance the effectiveness of the future of ed leadership programs, while driving sustainable gains in student achievement. Instead of pursuing the traditional M.Ed., they are working toward an MBA, studying topics such as leadership, quality management, talent management, data analysis, and organizational change—all provided through an education lens.


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5 Things to Share With Your Teachers About Educational Technology

5 Things to Share With Your Teachers About Educational Technology | Assistant Principal | Scoop.it
We know that technology has changed education and it is only going to continue to do so. Teachers will not only accept these changes in technology, but will embrace them if they feel confident in the learning experience....
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Habits That Drive Great Leaders To Success

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In my many years of business experience, I have found that five powerful leadership habits make the biggest difference in the success of every leader -- and the organizations they work for.


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