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By Not Challenging Gifted Kids, What Do We Risk Losing?

By Not Challenging Gifted Kids, What Do We Risk Losing? | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Intellectually talented kids “don’t get the attention of policymakers,” said psychology professor David Lubinski of Vanderbilt University.
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Memory Makers ~ Building Memories All Year Long

Memory Makers ~ Building Memories All Year Long | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Why not begin the year thinking about what you can do at the end of the year? Memory Makers will get students excited and reflecting. Memory Makers is just that, students are the makers of memorie...
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8 Habits Of Leaders Who Know How To Delegate

8 Habits Of Leaders Who Know How To Delegate | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
The more leaders micromanage, the more their teams push for independence. Here's how to break the cycle.

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Bradley Gomoluch's curator insight, July 31, 5:48 PM

8 helpful habits for leaders, it is important to know how to delegate. I think it is important to work collaboratively and provide opportunities for independence.  

Ivan Ang's curator insight, August 1, 2:18 AM

Have you ever worked for someone who micro-managed you? how did that make you feel?

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I chose this article because good leaders need to be smart when it comes to delegating.  I like how the article states, "Delegation is about enabling the most intelligent, capable, committed people to contribute to their organization’s success."

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Infographic: The Value of a STEM Education

Infographic: The Value of a STEM Education | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it

"Knowledge in science, technology, engineering, and math STEM_ canbe a key to a successful future. Here's why a STEM education matters and how you can inspire students to pursue STEM careers.

80 % of the fastest growing occupations in the United States depend on mastery of mathematics and scientific knowledge and skills, but students are not currently equipped to satisfy this growing need." 


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A great infographic that looks as the value of a STEM education...for more on the value of educating students in science, technology, engineering and math click through to the post. You may also download the infographic as a pdf. 

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Engineering is the missing piece of STEM.  Rarely do you find a focus on STEM that capitalizes on engineering.

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Rarely do you find a focus on STEM that capitalizes on engineering. Great graphic.

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A great infographic that looks as the value of a STEM education...for more on the value of educating students in science, technology, engineering and math click through to the post. You may also download the infographic as a pdf. 

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Why Picture Books - 5 Reasons Why They Belong in Every Classroom

Why Picture Books - 5 Reasons Why They Belong in Every Classroom | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
I don't remember when I fell out of love with picture books, but I do remember wondering why any teacher would invest any money in them if they were not teaching young kids.  After all, picture boo...

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Making Students Partners in Data-Driven Approaches to Learning

Making Students Partners in Data-Driven Approaches to Learning | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Increasingly educators are relying on student data to make instructional decisions, but how much more useful could that information be in the hands of students themselves?
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Swoodle- A Great App for Co-editing Documents ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Swoodle- A Great App for Co-editing Documents ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it

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Choice Board

Choice Board | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
We all have those students that raise their hand and say, “I’m done, now what do I do?” We also have those who finish with their work and decide its time to play and distract others. Does this so...
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A World of Project Ideas (You Can Steal)

A World of Project Ideas (You Can Steal) | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
To get off to a flying start planning this summer, borrow good project ideas from other teachers and adapt them to fit your context.
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The Toughest Job In Education? Maybe Not

The Toughest Job In Education? Maybe Not | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
The assistant principal has a lot on her plate. But that job is where future school leaders come from. Some districts are trying to make sure APs get the training they need.
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10 Tough Truths about Your First Year of Teaching - Brilliant or Insane

10 Tough Truths about Your First Year of Teaching - Brilliant or Insane | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Before you begin your first year of teaching, consider these ten tough truths.

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Dr. Seuss A to Z: A Gleeful Guide to All Things Seuss | Brightly

From Brown Bar-ba-loots to Wockets in pockets, enjoy this delightful A to Z guide to the wonderful world of Dr. Seuss.
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A MUST READ! What Education Technology Could Look Like Over the Next Five Years

A MUST READ!  What Education Technology Could Look Like Over the Next Five Years | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
A survey of schools around the world reveals what schools could look like, trends in personalized learning, the role of teachers and challenges to exciting techniques.

 

Learn more:

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/07/19/learning-path-for-professional-21st-century-learning-by-ict-practice/

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

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https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2013/12/21/privacy-in-the-digital-world-shouldnt-we-talk-about-it/

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How Transparency Can Transform School Culture

How Transparency Can Transform School Culture | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Leaders who demonstrate a continual desire to learn and connect whenever possible help set a precedence of transparency and innovation in a school's culture.
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21st Century EDUcation is LEARNing To LEARN for Life-Long LEARNing AND NOTHING ELSE MATTERS!

21st Century EDUcation is LEARNing To LEARN for Life-Long LEARNing AND NOTHING ELSE MATTERS! | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it

21st Century EDUcation is LEARNing To LEARN for Life-Long LEARNing In a world where WE have to deal with "RealWorld" AND "VirtualWorld" (internet) and where both are influencing each other on an incredible, nearly impossible way of following, MOST people, especially in EDUcation get stuck!



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21st Century EDUcation is LEARNing To LEARN for Life-Long LEARNing In a world where WE have to deal with "RealWorld" AND "VirtualWorld" (internet) and where both are influencing each other on an incredible, nearly impossible way of following, MOST people, especially in EDUcation get stuck!


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21st Century EDUcation is LEARNing To LEARN for Life-Long LEARNing In a world where WE have to deal with "RealWorld" AND "VirtualWorld" (internet) and where both are influencing each other on an incredible, nearly impossible way of following, MOST people, especially in EDUcation get stuck!


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21st Century EDUcation is LEARNing To LEARN for Life-Long LEARNing In a world where WE have to deal with "RealWorld" AND "VirtualWorld" (internet) and where both are influencing each other on an incredible, nearly impossible way of following, MOST people, especially in EDUcation get stuck!


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21st Century EDUcation is LEARNing To LEARN for Life-Long LEARNing In a world where WE have to deal with "RealWorld" AND "VirtualWorld" (internet) and where both are influencing each other on an incredible, nearly impossible way of following, MOST people, especially in EDUcation get stuck!


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Top Ten Practices for Principals to Promote Literacy in School

Top Ten Practices for Principals to Promote Literacy in School | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
1. Read, Read and Read Principals should not only be reading current research and resources about best practices in education, they should be reading children's books as well as reading for pleasur...
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Routines to Build Independence Early in the School Year - Choice Literacy

Routines to Build Independence Early in the School Year - Choice Literacy | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it

... We plan to use this guide with our parents during curriculum night.  The questions and routines in these lists are possibilities you can consider or build from depending on what your child needs.

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Career Readiness: Starting Early With Young Learners

Career Readiness: Starting Early With Young Learners | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
A key career readiness skill is to get kids talking, encouraging them to talk with each other, reach out to others not in the classroom, and to engage in deeper conversations.
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Taking aim at the ‘middle school plunge’ with a positive culture

Taking aim at the ‘middle school plunge’ with a positive culture | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Moving from elementary to middle school causes a substantial drop in test scores.
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Do We Really Have High Expectations for All?

When it comes to high expectations, learning consultant Barbara Blackburn says actions speak louder than beliefs. Using her own classroom mistakes as a backdrop, she points out the teacher behavior...
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Insight and Outsight: 8 Strategies to Catalyze District-Wide Learning

Insight and Outsight: 8 Strategies to Catalyze District-Wide Learning | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
To prepare for an unpredictable future, look beyond educations' familiar rhythms to encourage staff and student voice and agency, rule challengers, design thinkers, and leaders.
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Transformational Leadership: Engineering Creative Solutions

Transformational Leadership: Engineering Creative Solutions | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
By rising to the challenge of school transformation with passion and vision, Walter Bracken STEAM Academy turned their culture and climate into a national model.
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Essential Habits of an Excellent Educator

Essential Habits of an Excellent Educator | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
As an educator, you are what you do, so establish a good workflow, make assessment a routine, and develop personal habits to sustain your excellence.
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