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On Educational Coaching, Mentoring & High-Impact Learning

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Coaching is a difference-maker in education.  Think of the mindset evident in high-performing athletic teams, chess teams, even actors and other entertainers. Content providers are valuable, but that is not what makes learning organizations distinct, especially not those that seek to reach and provide a high-quality education to a full spectrum of learners.

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The same thing is true as we continue to implement things like competency-based education models. Many celebrate the way CBE can reduce the cost of college degrees, increasing access and opportunity, and addressing critical workforce needs. However, if cost reduction happens at the expense of great coaching and mentoring, I am concerned that we will make little progress in the democratization of education.

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The “haves and have nots” of education depend largely upon the prerequisite skills needed to take advantage of newer and emerging learning environments ranging from CBE to MOOCs, self-directed learning to self-organized learning environments....

 

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https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/07/10/education-collaboration-and-coaching-the-future/

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Coaching

 


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Gust MEES's curator insight, May 18, 8:21 AM
Coaching is a difference-maker in education.  Think of the mindset evident in high-performing athletic teams, chess teams, even actors and other entertainers. Content providers are valuable, but that is not what makes learning organizations distinct, especially not those that seek to reach and provide a high-quality education to a full spectrum of learners. 


The same thing is true as we continue to implement things like competency-based education models. Many celebrate the way CBE can reduce the cost of college degrees, increasing access and opportunity, and addressing critical workforce needs. However, if cost reduction happens at the expense of great coaching and mentoring, I am concerned that we will make little progress in the democratization of education.


The “haves and have nots” of education depend largely upon the prerequisite skills needed to take advantage of newer and emerging learning environments ranging from CBE to MOOCs, self-directed learning to self-organized learning environments....


Learn more:


https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/07/10/education-collaboration-and-coaching-the-future/


http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Coaching


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Twitter for Learning: The Past, Present and Future

Twitter for Learning: The Past, Present and Future | Enrjtk Educatr | Scoop.it
And since then, plenty more forward-thinking learning professionals have recognised the value of Twitter for their own professional learning – with Twitter rising to the top of the Top 100 Tools for Learning in 2008 and staying in that position for the last 6 years.

Now, of course Twitter has become mainstream, brands and celebrities have their own Twitter accounts to promote themselves, there are live chats every day on all kinds of topics  – with even TV programmes holding their own live chats. But just like with any society, it has unfortunately meant a darker side of Twitter has emerged too.

Nevertheless, Twitter is still the most important place for me to find out what is going on in the world, but I can understand how newcomers today might be daunted at the prospective of joining up. Most of the press would have them believe it’s just a place for finding out what their colleagues had for breakfast, or what their favourite celebrity is wearing today, but it has does have clear professional value too.

 

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https://gustmees.wordpress.com/?s=twitter

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/03/28/learning-to-learn-for-my-professional-development-i-did-it-my-way/

 


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Gust MEES's curator insight, March 31, 9:04 AM
And since then, plenty more forward-thinking learning professionals have recognised the value of Twitter for their own professional learning – with Twitter rising to the top of the Top 100 Tools for Learning in 2008 and staying in that position for the last 6 years.

Now, of course Twitter has become mainstream, brands and celebrities have their own Twitter accounts to promote themselves, there are live chats every day on all kinds of topics  – with even TV programmes holding their own live chats. But just like with any society, it has unfortunately meant a darker side of Twitter has emerged too.

Nevertheless, Twitter is still the most important place for me to find out what is going on in the world, but I can understand how newcomers today might be daunted at the prospective of joining up. Most of the press would have them believe it’s just a place for finding out what their colleagues had for breakfast, or what their favourite celebrity is wearing today, but it has does have clear professional value too.


Learn more:


https://gustmees.wordpress.com/?s=twitter


https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/03/28/learning-to-learn-for-my-professional-development-i-did-it-my-way/


Willem Kuypers's curator insight, April 1, 10:48 AM

Tout à fait d'accord, Twitter est aujourd'hui l'outil numéro 1 pour l’apprentissage. Il faut le combiner avec Flipboard pour facilement lire l'info contenue dans les liens qui sont tweeté.

 

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The Power of Teacher Collaboration

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Teaching is simultaneously one of the hardest and one of the most rewarding jobs in the world. We often say that students make it worth it, but there’s something else that can make or break your happiness as a teacher: your colleagues.


Collaboration begins with finding time to connect with colleagues, to share thoughts, and provide support. Here are three tips for successful collaboration...


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http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/07/10/education-collaboration-and-coaching-the-future/



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Chris Carter's comment, July 22, 2014 1:44 PM
So true. I collaborate with four colleagues on our Humanities curriculum, a combined ELA and Ancient History class, and the growth in quality of the curriculum has been incredible. We have 3-4 hours per week of collaboration time, and we use that time fully. Collaboration is a force multiplier.
Chris Carter's comment, July 22, 2014 1:44 PM
So true. I collaborate with four colleagues on our Humanities curriculum, a combined ELA and Ancient History class, and the growth in quality of the curriculum has been incredible. We have 3-4 hours per week of collaboration time, and we use that time fully. Collaboration is a force multiplier.
Chris Carter's curator insight, July 22, 2014 1:44 PM

So true!

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EdLeaders for the 21st Century

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As part of our Preparing Leaders for Deeper Learning, Bonnie brings us P21's ideas about 21st century education leadership.

 

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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=LeaderShip

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Great+Teachers

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Rise+of+the+Professional+Educator

 


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Gust MEES's curator insight, April 11, 9:38 AM
As part of our Preparing Leaders for Deeper Learning, Bonnie brings us P21's ideas about 21st century education leadership.


Learn more:


http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=LeaderShip


http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Great+Teachers


http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Rise+of+the+Professional+Educator


Robert STAHL's curator insight, April 12, 6:17 AM

Ce schéma, que je vous invite à regarder non pas autour du thème du "leader" mais du "professionnel" que vous êtes, rejoint une démarche centrale de ma pratique au quotidien : commencer par avoir une vision, une vision partagée, pour aligner son "système, puis compléter/enrichir ses talents, respecter les 4 C (Communication, Collaboration, Esprit Critique, Créativité), donner du soutien dans l'action, s'améliorer et innover ! Un beau programme... en 7 étapes !

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The Shift of the Role of the Teacher

The Shift of the Role of the Teacher | Enrjtk Educatr | Scoop.it

We know today’s students will have to create their jobs, not look for jobs. They will compete with others around the globe. They will have jobs replaced by outsourcing and technology if their skills are easily replicated or duplicated.  To succeed, students will need creativity, communication, critical thinking, collaboration, and entrepreneurship.


They will need to be able to adapt to change, be resilient and able to work effectively in a variety of environments.


Learn more:


http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2013/05/25/so-whats-the-change-for-teachers-in-21st-century-education/


 
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nihal abitiu's curator insight, September 29, 2014 4:32 AM

The  role of the Teacher

Pamela Perry King's curator insight, September 29, 2014 11:14 AM

What's the change: Excellent Tips!

Ness Crouch's curator insight, April 28, 9:53 PM

There are huge shifts in the role of the teacher these days! A very worthwhile read and great graphic

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Want To Be A Better Leader? Try This In 2014

Want To Be A Better Leader? Try This In 2014 | Enrjtk Educatr | Scoop.it
Refuel your mind, body, and soul and 2014 will be your best year yet.

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