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Schooling Beyond Measure

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This was written by Alfie Kohn who writes and speaks on parenting and education. His website is here and tweets here. This article can originally be found here.
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A passionate reminder that quantitative assessment while having its place should never replace the value of observations and watching the learning in action. 

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School-Based Mentorship Vs Inspection - AllAfrica.com

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School-Based Mentorship Vs Inspection
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So, the education policy makers realised that teachers are the main instruments for bringing about desired improvements in teaching and learning process.
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Training the mentors in the culture of mentoring is also important. It doesn't just happen. This article helps to support the importance of relationship in the mentoring process and the need to value as a long term connection.

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Let’s Brainstorm with Mobile Devices! 15+ Free Apps for IOS/Android

Let’s Brainstorm with Mobile Devices! 15+ Free Apps for IOS/Android | Creating Professional Learning Communities | Scoop.it
Part of the Mobile Learning Series! “You can have brilliant ideas, but if you can’t get them across, your ideas won’t get you anywhere.” – Lee Iacocca quotes Brainstorming is an important process for any subject and helps improve writing, organizer...
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The Role of Teacher and the Job of Teaching: Hearing the Rhythm

The Role of Teacher and the Job of Teaching: Hearing the Rhythm | Creating Professional Learning Communities | Scoop.it
I was laying in bed with my two boys last night; storytime was over and I was in the mood for a song. The first one that came to mind was Harry Chapin’s Circle. I sang it quietly and unaccompanied.
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How Coaching Can Impact Teachers, Principals, and Students

How Coaching Can Impact Teachers, Principals, and Students | Creating Professional Learning Communities | Scoop.it

 

Finally, the Annenberg report determined that coaching supports collective leadership across a school system. An essential feature of coaching is that it uses the relationships between coaches, principals, and teachers to create the conversation that leads to behavioral, pedagogical, and content knowledge change.

 

Effective coaching distributes leadership and keeps the focus on teaching and learning. This focus promotes the development of leadership skills, professional learning, and support for teachers that target ways to improve student outcomes...

 


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Stephen Basden's comment, September 12, 2013 8:30 PM
What I learned from this article is how a good coach on the field, can help a student's performance in the classroom. Strong and successful sports programs create atmospheres on campuses that help success in the classroom. Principles should take this into mind when hiring a coach. They can't just hire somebody with a good playbook but rather role models and well respected individuals that will create young men and women who challenge themselves outside of sports.

In this particular article, what I found most educational is when the author said "Coaching is an essential component of an effective professional development program. Coaching can build will, skill, knowledge, and capacity because it can go where no other professional development has gone before: into the intellect, behaviors, practices, beliefs, values, and feelings of an educator. " This is such a powerful statement. I have for years personally seen how coaching affects an individual. I had a football coach in high school that demanded the best from us not just on the field but in the classroom and as a person. This coach meant a lot to me, he was very knowledgeable, successful, and well respected that I treated his word like gospel. During the season I actually saw an increase in grades and personally happiness. Coaches can have a personal relationship with their players that no teacher, principle, or other faculty member can imitate. Sports is a powerful tool and when used correctly can change lives; not only of that individual but his peers too.

I selected because the title really grabbed my attention. Often times we hear how sports can really help a student or employee in their respective environments so I thought it was really interesting to see an article on how teachers can also benefit from sports. A good sports program directly translate into a good academic program at an institution.

This article gave me even more of an understanding on exactly how much sports affect all aspects of life. Sports go way beyond the playing field, they carry over into relationships and even occupations. Everything in life you do that isn't individual, needs teamwork. Whether that be wife and husband or employee and employer, sports have and continue to prove that teamwork gets things done the best. Sacrificing personal agendas to achieve greater goals is a must and sports have taught us this over the years.
Gust MEES's comment, September 12, 2013 8:36 PM
Hi, I agree with You. These parts from sports are influencing widely in life and education!
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Focus on teaching and learning when coaching....

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Managing Expectations: Accomplish the Impossible - FLEET ...

Managing Expectations: Accomplish the Impossible - FLEET ... | Creating Professional Learning Communities | Scoop.it
It comes back to education. Whether you are brand new to the industry, or have spent decades in the post, a commitment to lifelong learning is essential. Many fleet professionals have turned to NAFA – Fleet Management ...
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school systems are no different. We need to ensure that leadership knows what is trying to be achieved. We need a clear direction based on a purposefully written vision that has everyone on board and aware of what it will take.

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23 Excellent Professional Development Tools for...

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23 Excellent Professional Development Tools for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning on Professional Development CHS curated by Laura Conley (RT @lconley86: 23 Excellent Professional Development Tools for Teachers #flippedPD | @scoopit...
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5 ways to continue growing as a teacher SmartBlogs

5 ways to continue growing as a teacher SmartBlogs | Creating Professional Learning Communities | Scoop.it
Period. However, on the other side of things, I've been in the education field long enough to realize that a lot of others get stagnate, grow weary and even become bitter. ... Never stop learning.
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Big heads up for twitter uses as a means of professional learning! Get excited about learning and your love of teaching will return!
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As We Speak: The Difference Between Job and Role

As We Speak: The Difference Between Job and Role | Creating Professional Learning Communities | Scoop.it
I love words. I love thinking about them, and I love listening to them. I get excited when they are used in new and interesting ways, and I get frustrated when I find myself at a loss for them.
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Education doesn't need to be reformed...

Education doesn't need to be reformed... | Creating Professional Learning Communities | Scoop.it
This post appeared at www.joebower.org
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Thanks Ken Robinson

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