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Promoting Grit, Tenacity, and Perseverance | US Department of Education


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Jim Lerman's curator insight, May 24, 2013 4:21 PM

From the USDOE website:

"We face a critical need to prepare children and adolescents to thrive in the 21st century—an era of rapidly evolving technology, demanding and collaborative STEM knowledge work, changing workforce needs, economic volatility, and unacceptable achievement gaps. This report takes a close look at a core set of noncognitive factors—grit, tenacity, and perseverance—that are essential to an individual’s capacity to strive for and succeed at important goals, and to persist in the face of an array of challenges encountered throughout schooling and life."


A very useful synthesis of current information on this topic. It's great to see this being published by the Office of Educational Technology in the USDOE. Draft version published in February 2013.

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We need people who can persevere and bounce back. We need more than self-esteem in our children and adults.

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19 bold (not old) ideas for change

At ISTE 2012, Will Richardson did an ignite session (five minutes / 20 slides) where he shared 20 bold ideas for change. The presentation was powerful and fast. These are his thoughts:

 

1. Forget open book / phone tests.
Let’s have open network assessments where students can use the tools they own and love for learning. School should not be a place where we force kids to unplug and disconnect from the world.
2. Stop wasting money on textbooks.
Make your own texts with things like wikis.
3. Google yourself
If we’re not empowering ourselves and our students to be Google well, we’re not doing a good job.
4. Flip the power structure from adults to learners
Empower students with the tools and resources they need to go where they want to go and explore and develop their interests and passions.
5. Don’t do work for the classroom
Support learners in doing work that is worthy of, can exist in, and can change the world.
6. Stop telling kids to do their own work
That’s not reality any longer. Support them in collaborating, interacting, and cooperating with others.
7. Learn first. Teach second.
We must come into our classrooms knowing that we are learners first. If we think we are teachers first, we are not giving our students the powerful learning models they’ll need to be successful.
8. No more how-to workshops
Educators should know how to find out how to on their own. When we come together it should be to talk about how we are doing.
9. Share everything
The best work of you and your students should be shared online. This will help us all get better.
10. Ask questions you don’t know the answer to
The learning of high stakes tests with predetermined answers is not as powerful as the learning that comes from finding our own new and unique answers.
11. Believe that you want to be found by strangers on the internet
If you think kids aren’t going to interact with strangers on the internet, you’re wrong. Let’s embrace that and support kids in being smart when doing so and learning a lot about the minds they are meeting.
12. Rethink the role of the teacher
We should not be doing the same work that 20th century teachers did. Consider how technology can and should change our roles.
13. Toss the resume
No one cares about your resume anymore. The internet is the new resume. What will people find when they look at who you are online? That is what you should be focusing on.
14. Go beyond Google to learn
Build your personal learning network and learn with and from the people you know via places like Twitter and Facebook.
15. Go free and open source
We have a budget crises, yet schools are wasting millions on things that are offered for free.
16. Create an UnCommon Core
Don’t ask how you will meet the common core, empower kids to think about how they will change the world.
17. Stop delivering the curriculum
This is no longer necessary. Information can be accessed without a teacher. Move beyond delivery to discovery.
18. Be subversive
When Lisa (was he talking about me?) is told to do a standardized test, stand up and say NO! We have to be disruptive and push back.
19. Stand up and scream
Tell everyone that education is not about publishers and politicians but rather it’s about what students and parents want and how teachers can best give that to them.


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Everday inquiry and inquiry learning

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In this post I outline the characteristics of everyday inquiry and explain how everyday inquiry is related to inquiry learning. Everyday inquiry involves asking questions, and finding and using inf...
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Is Sweden's Classroom-Free School the Future of Learning? - Education - GOOD

Is Sweden's Classroom-Free School the Future of Learning? - Education - GOOD | Connecting Students in a Global Society | Scoop.it
Vittra Telefonplan takes away the formal classroom, desks, and chairs.
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The Quantified Self & Learning, iPad & Education, To learn, we must do | Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies

The Quantified Self & Learning, iPad & Education, To learn, we must do | Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies | Connecting Students in a Global Society | Scoop.it
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Sarah Kay: If I should have a daughter ...

http://www.ted.com "If I should have a daughter, instead of Mom, she's gonna call me Point B ... " began spoken word poet Sarah Kay, in a talk that inspired ...
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Flipping The Classroom… A Goldmine of Research and Resources To Keep You On Your Feet

Flipping The Classroom… A Goldmine of Research and Resources To Keep You On Your Feet | Connecting Students in a Global Society | Scoop.it
Greetings from Boston and  BLC12 (Alan November’s Building Learning Communities Conference ).  If you wish to follow the happenings at BLC12 check out the hashtag #BLC12 on Twitter. Welcome t...
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The Heart of Innovation: 100 Awesome Quotes on What It Really Takes To Innovate

The Heart of Innovation: 100 Awesome Quotes on What It Really Takes To Innovate | Connecting Students in a Global Society | Scoop.it
Creativity, Innovation, Team Building, Leadership, Brainstorming, Idea Champions...
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Using Evernote in School : A Collection of Links | Doug Woods

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Social Media Revolution 2 (Refresh) by Socialnomics™

Learn your Socionomics. The revolution is here so get on the bus or get of the way! Ask me now; visit http://www.facebook.com/magoreilly Eric Qualman of Soci...
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Educational Leadership:Expecting Excellence:Rigor Redefined

Educational Leadership:Expecting Excellence:Rigor Redefined | Connecting Students in a Global Society | Scoop.it
Founded in 1943, ASCD (formerly the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development) is an educational leadership organization dedicated to advancing best practices and policies for the success of each learner.
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Leadership Through the Ages | Visual.ly

Leadership Through the Ages | Visual.ly | Connecting Students in a Global Society | Scoop.it
An infographic designed to assist in leadership development courses by helping participants to increase their awareness of leaders and leadership theo...
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Adding More Time for Global Learning

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Anthony Jackson is vice president for education at Asia Society.
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Global Competence at the Middle Level: A Critical Imperative

Global Competence at the Middle Level: A Critical Imperative | Connecting Students in a Global Society | Scoop.it
Anthony Jackson is vice president for education at Asia Society.
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The Odyssey Initiative

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High School Dropout Potential Could Be Determined In Middle School

High School Dropout Potential Could Be Determined In Middle School | Connecting Students in a Global Society | Scoop.it
A report by PBS's Frontline examines the work of Johns Hopkins researcher Dr. Robert Balfanz, who suggests there is a key period in middle school that determines whether a student will eventually drop out.
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What new research on extended school day says

What new research on extended school day says | Connecting Students in a Global Society | Scoop.it
Two new studies are flashing warning signs about the move to extend the school day and the consequences of doing it the wrong way.
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Schools and Students Clash Over Use of Technology

Schools and Students Clash Over Use of Technology | Connecting Students in a Global Society | Scoop.it
By Katrina Schwartz When it comes to using technology in school, the tension between what students and parents want and what schools allow is becoming more app...
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10 TED Talks That Could Be Used As Course Titles | Edudemic

10 TED Talks That Could Be Used As Course Titles | Edudemic | Connecting Students in a Global Society | Scoop.it
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Does Our Current Education System Support Innovation?

Does Our Current Education System Support Innovation? | Connecting Students in a Global Society | Scoop.it
Flickr:Flickingerbrad By Aran Levasseur Innovation is the currency of progress.
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MYSA What's the Point? by Summer Charlesworth on Prezi

Re-thinking assessment, PBL and what it might look like for Middle Schoolers...
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A “Languages for Jobs” Initiative

A “Languages for Jobs” Initiative | Connecting Students in a Global Society | Scoop.it
In an era when the growing export markets are increasingly in countries that are not English-speaking, the authors argue for a federal initiative to reverse the decline in foreign language education and promote the instruction of market-relevant...
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YouTube For Schools Strips Away Kitten and Fail Videos So Students Can Actually Learn Online - SocialTimes

YouTube For Schools Strips Away Kitten and Fail Videos So Students Can Actually Learn Online - SocialTimes | Connecting Students in a Global Society | Scoop.it
YouTube for Schools offers high quality educational videos on YouTube for free, in a controlled environment.
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What is Global Education?

What is Global Education? | Connecting Students in a Global Society | Scoop.it
We live in a changing world where people are more “connected” than ever before.  Even if you don’t acknowledge it, we are connected through the clothes we wear, the food we eat, ...
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5 Great iPad Apps you don't want to miss | ZDNet

5 Great iPad Apps you don't want to miss | ZDNet | Connecting Students in a Global Society | Scoop.it
There are so many good apps for the iPad that finding the gems can be a full-time job.
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