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Six Paths to Better Leadership

Six Paths to Better Leadership | Professional Growth and Innovation | Scoop.it
We know a lot about effective leadership in education -- and we keep learning the same lessons over and over. Between 1989 and 2000, Mark Goldberg interviewed 43 leaders across a spectrum of positi
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"One need not be a principal, superintendent or school board president to be a school leader. Leaders are those who step up to help their organizations succeed. They take a larger measure of responsibility for keeping track of the big picture. In the coming school year, consider how you can exercise greater leadership."

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"One need not be a principal, superintendent or school board president to be a school leader"--inspire, optimize, and envision to promote your own personal leadership.

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Classroom Management: 3 Important Big-Picture Questions

Classroom Management: 3 Important Big-Picture Questions | Professional Growth and Innovation | Scoop.it
Before getting into the minutiae of classroom management, consider how you organize your space, what learning looks like, and how you're building relationships with families.
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Back to School: Preparing for Day One

Back to School: Preparing for Day One | Professional Growth and Innovation | Scoop.it
Six tips for helping both new and seasoned teachers have a successful first day of school.
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Using Assessment To Elevate Learning

Using Assessment To Elevate Learning | Professional Growth and Innovation | Scoop.it
If we hope to improve student learning, we need to build into every student a growth mindset and a passion for becoming a better student and a better person.
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Back-to-School Countdown: Building Classroom Culture

Back-to-School Countdown: Building Classroom Culture | Professional Growth and Innovation | Scoop.it
Tune in daily from August 18 - 29 to get a special video blog from Sarah Brown Wessling. Then, join Sarah on August 28 for a #TchLIVE chat to share how it’s going.
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What’s the ‘Sweet Spot’ of Difficulty For Learning?

What’s the ‘Sweet Spot’ of Difficulty For Learning? | Professional Growth and Innovation | Scoop.it
Parents and teachers wrestle with all the time: Should we be making learning easier for kids—or harder? The answer, according to research in cognitive science and psychology, is both.
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Flexible Classrooms: Providing the Learning Environment That Kids Need - YouTube

At Albemarle County Public Schools, flexible classrooms empower student choice, increase student engagement, and improve student participation. Albemarle Cou...
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The Neuroscience Behind Stress and Learning

The Neuroscience Behind Stress and Learning | Professional Growth and Innovation | Scoop.it
Neuroimaging and EEG studies provide a scientific basis for the sometimes controversial belief that children become better learners when they actually enjoy learning.
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The Key to School Change: Getting Comfortable With Discomfort

The Key to School Change: Getting Comfortable With Discomfort | Professional Growth and Innovation | Scoop.it
Improvement requires change, which often means discomfort. Your school can edge out of its comfort zone by breaking down silos, taking risks, and shifting resources.
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Setting Effective Instructional Priorities for Next Year

Setting Effective Instructional Priorities for Next Year | Professional Growth and Innovation | Scoop.it
Ryan McCarty provides a roadmap for setting - and achieving - effective instructional priorities for next school year.
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The Language of Choice and Support

The Language of Choice and Support | Professional Growth and Innovation | Scoop.it
For all students, especially those with mental health challenges, the language of empowerment and choice contributes significantly to an environment that helps them grow toward their goals.
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5 Quick Classroom-Management Tips for Novice Teachers

5 Quick Classroom-Management Tips for Novice Teachers | Professional Growth and Innovation | Scoop.it
Check out these five management strategies new teachers can begin using immediately in their classrooms.
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Giving Good Praise to Girls: What Messages Stick

Giving Good Praise to Girls: What Messages Stick | Professional Growth and Innovation | Scoop.it
Carol Dweck's research, which focuses on what makes people seek challenging tasks, persist through difficulty and do well over time, has shown that many girls believe their abilities are fixed, that individuals are born with gifts and can't change.
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Strengthening Parent Partnerships

Strengthening Parent Partnerships | Professional Growth and Innovation | Scoop.it
Photo credit: Kevin Jarrett via flickr (CC BY 2.0)Shira LoewensteinHome-to-School ConnectionsFor effective school-home partnerships, get to know the parents early in the year, get to know the values of each family, and remain consistent and fair.
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5 Shifts to Learner Roles in a Personalized Learning Environment

5 Shifts to Learner Roles in a Personalized Learning Environment | Professional Growth and Innovation | Scoop.it
(This article originally appeared in the AWSA Update Bulletin) by Jim Rickabaugh The process of transforming learning in our schools from an industrial, assembly line model to a modern, learner-cen...
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Teaching Empathy: Are We Teaching Content or Students?

Teaching Empathy: Are We Teaching Content or Students? | Professional Growth and Innovation | Scoop.it
Teaching empathy is about teaching students, not content -- how they feel about the incoming knowledge will ultimately determine how useful it is to them.
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20 Tips for Creating a Safe Learning Environment

20 Tips for Creating a Safe Learning Environment | Professional Growth and Innovation | Scoop.it
Strategies for a safe, open, and community-centered classroom environment.
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Empowering Educators Through Cultural Competence

Empowering Educators Through Cultural Competence | Professional Growth and Innovation | Scoop.it
We're teaching students, not just curriculum, so cultural competence should equal professional competence, especially with students who don't share our background or level of privilege.
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Redesigning My Classroom Environment

Redesigning My Classroom Environment | Professional Growth and Innovation | Scoop.it
Mixing up the types of seating in a classroom can engage different learners and allow students to select various positions depending on exhaustion level, needs of an assignment, or their need for simply a new view.
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Seating Arrangements with Work Stations

Seating Arrangements with Work Stations | Professional Growth and Innovation | Scoop.it
Seating arrangement of desks in a classroom can have a big impact on the environment and student behavior. Here is one seating arrangement idea that works great for group learning and instructional time.
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How to Reinvent Project Based Learning to Be More Meaningful

How to Reinvent Project Based Learning to Be More Meaningful | Professional Growth and Innovation | Scoop.it
Project-based learning continues to be misinterpreted as a single teaching strategy rather than as a set of design principles that allow us to introduce the philosophy of inquiry into education in an intelligent and grounded way. It’s time to not only address the flaws in PBL, but to reinvent it in a way that leads to deeper learning, creative inquiry, and a better fit with a collaborative world in which doing and knowing are one thing.
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WeAreTeachers: What Are Students' Biggest Motivation Killers? We Asked Them Point-Blank

WeAreTeachers: What Are Students' Biggest Motivation Killers? We Asked Them Point-Blank | Professional Growth and Innovation | Scoop.it
With so much talk about student motivation, we often feel like we have the answers. But what if we ask the students themselves what motivates them?
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Research: Collaboration Is Key for Teacher Quality -- THE Journal

Researchers at the University of Michigan and Vanderbilt University found in a study of teachers in Miami that collaboration is a significant factor in improving teachers’ ability to impact student learning.
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18 education Twitter chats worth your time

18 education Twitter chats worth your time | Professional Growth and Innovation | Scoop.it
Twitter chats for educators offer free professional learning on your favorite topics and the chance to connect with peers around the world. Here are a handful of the best.
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WeAreTeachers: Your Crash Course on the Science of Well-Being: 6 Great Positive Psychology Books for Teachers

WeAreTeachers: Your Crash Course on the Science of Well-Being: 6 Great Positive Psychology Books for Teachers | Professional Growth and Innovation | Scoop.it
Happiness is booming. Well, the study of happiness at least. Never before have we understood so much about what contributes to human flourishing. Unfortunately, the true gems positive psychology can be hard to find. For anyone interested in teaching (or experiencing) the science of well-being, check out these resources.
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