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Good vs. great teachers: how do you wish to be remembered?

Good vs. great teachers: how do you wish to be remembered? | Teacher Leadership Weekly | Scoop.it

Remember the Jim Collins craze...when everyone was trying to get on the bus?  Well.....it's back.  This time with Grant Wiggins helping to frame the conversation I'm pretty sure we're going to get something a bit more helpful.  Check it out!

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Leadership and responsibility

Leadership and responsibility | Teacher Leadership Weekly | Scoop.it

Leadership: One of the key attributes of a successful leader is responsibility for their actions and beliefs. Figuring out the choices that have to be made, evaluating options and making a decision are all important characteristics.  

 

 

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Latino students are highest users of mobile devices for homework

Latino students are highest users of mobile devices for homework | Teacher Leadership Weekly | Scoop.it

Did you know?  I'd like to see what the Pew Trust data looks like and if it confirms this study.  Anyone see other information out that that dissects the useage?  It makes me wonder what the implications should be.

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Middle school students bottle up science lesson in Bettendorf

Middle school students bottle up science lesson in Bettendorf | Teacher Leadership Weekly | Scoop.it

Have you faced this same challenge....how to lead students in thinking without directly answering their questions?  It's something we're all facing with CCSS.

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Can You REALLY Describe Good Teaching? | Connected Principals

Can You REALLY Describe Good Teaching? | Connected Principals | Teacher Leadership Weekly | Scoop.it

I like how this principal talks about collaborating with teachers and other administrators to commonly define and enumerate elements of good teaching.  Send this article to your administrator and get these kinds of talking started where you work.

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How Teens Do Research in the Digital World | Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project

How Teens Do Research in the Digital World | Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project | Teacher Leadership Weekly | Scoop.it
A survey of Advanced Placement and National Writing Project teachers finds that teens’ research habits are changing in the digital age...

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Does your practice reflect your beliefs?

Does your practice reflect your beliefs? | Teacher Leadership Weekly | Scoop.it
Lately I’ve been involved in a lot of professional development where I’m providing space and time for teachers to consider their teaching beliefs. I’ve been nudging teachers to co... (Does your practice/teaching reflect your beliefs?
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How the Online Education System Helps the Students

How the Online Education System Helps the Students | Teacher Leadership Weekly | Scoop.it
Much of president’s Obama’s past and present election platform has been based on the importance of the importance of the education system and how it was the key for the US to rise as the undisputed world leader that it was.
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Response: Working Smarter, Not Harder, With Neuroscience in the Classroom

Response: Working Smarter, Not Harder, With Neuroscience in the Classroom | Teacher Leadership Weekly | Scoop.it

Larry Ferlazzo's question about practically implementing what we know about brain-based learning....responses from educators Wendi Pillars and Wendy Ostroff shared here...

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Do you understand your people's needs?

Do you understand your people's needs? | Teacher Leadership Weekly | Scoop.it

Leaders are charged with having a vision and gaining the cooperation of those required to execute that vision. Essentially, leaders need followers.  How does a leader de-code what needs people have around them and then formulate a way to match needs and the mission of the organization?

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Seeking ideas for teacher development program

Seeking ideas for teacher development program | Teacher Leadership Weekly | Scoop.it

Focusing on 1st year teacher, creating mentors and seeing a tiered leadership system sounds like a pretty solid system.

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Saving Face: Being Smart about Facebook

Saving Face:  Being Smart about Facebook | Teacher Leadership Weekly | Scoop.it

There are some easy to follow, super-smart tips for how to use Facebook and keep your job.  Pass it along to someone else you might need the help.

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How Teens Do Research in the Digital World

How Teens Do Research in the Digital World | Teacher Leadership Weekly | Scoop.it

PEW always has relevant and useful info for all us.  This one on how teens use online research sources and how they digitally search won't disappoint.

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Remixing as a Classroom Strategy

Remixing as a Classroom Strategy | Teacher Leadership Weekly | Scoop.it

Take a trip into making new things with old things....fostering creativity and expressing ideas is a hot topic right now....so how does all of this work.  Teacher leaders are looking to the example of hiphop remixing....think DJing!!!

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Why Do Great Ideas Take So Long to Spread?

Why Do Great Ideas Take So Long to Spread? | Teacher Leadership Weekly | Scoop.it

Resistance and stubbornness from the old guard isn't slowing things down.  So new ideas take time to be accepted. And how they are accepted is far from common sense. But one thing's for sure: Don't write off the old folks. They have a lot to teach us.

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Teaching with SmartPhones

Teaching with SmartPhones | Teacher Leadership Weekly | Scoop.it

Jennifer Carey tells how she's using smartphones in her classroom: to charge up lessons, promote research & fact-checking and harness powerful apps for learning.  More and more teachers are considering how to best approach this topic of including mobile devices into their  lesson design....how does the pedagogy shift along with the lesson?

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$20 Tablet Computer Brings Internet to Underserved Communities | 11.26.12 | PBS

$20 Tablet Computer Brings Internet to Underserved Communities | 11.26.12 | PBS | Teacher Leadership Weekly | Scoop.it

How much do you think this would change your classroom and the ways in which you teach?

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Creating The Conditions: Instructional Leadership | Connected Principals

Creating The Conditions: Instructional Leadership | Connected Principals | Teacher Leadership Weekly | Scoop.it

Professional autonomy is one of those terms that is defined in so many different ways.  How can we find the areas where we have passion, interest and desire to lead others?  It's the very partnership between teacher and administration that builds that bridge.

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8 Things Collaborative Leaders Know

8 Things Collaborative Leaders Know | Teacher Leadership Weekly | Scoop.it

 

Collaboration is not an option. Driven by the economic crisis and supported by the opportunities of Web 2.0, collaborative leaders know the future is in networked communities.

 


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Mr. Obama, Let's Work On Teacher Working Conditions

Mr. Obama, Let's Work On Teacher Working Conditions | Teacher Leadership Weekly | Scoop.it
José Vilson
Dear Mr. President,
During the presidential debates between you and former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney, you mentioned that you'd hire thousands more math and science teachers to boost this country's status as an economic power.
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The Rise of Educator-Entrepreneurs: Bringing Classroom Experience to Ed-Tech

The Rise of Educator-Entrepreneurs: Bringing Classroom Experience to Ed-Tech | Teacher Leadership Weekly | Scoop.it
By Katrina Schwartz Most teachers are happy doing their job -- helping kids understand and make sense of the world around them.
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Shannon CdeBaca's curator insight, April 10, 2013 11:15 AM

EdTech companies are actively looking for quality educators to help guide them and to beta test products they are designing for the education market. This is a great opportunity to influence technology so it is more classroom useful and meets real and emeerging needs. We should all be involved at some level.

ratzelster's comment, April 25, 2013 7:47 PM
So the question of the".... there’s a growing number of educators who are wading into entrepreneurship, frustrated at the lack of tools they need, and wanting to extend their sphere of influence. "
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A Tool to Build the Co-Teaching Relationship | MiddleWeb

A Tool to Build the Co-Teaching Relationship | MiddleWeb | Teacher Leadership Weekly | Scoop.it

Co-teachers need to be aware of their personalities and those of their co-teachers, says Elizabeth Stein. How to gain this awareness? So many possibilities and options are out there.  What fits your situation best.

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Core Standards, Writing and Computers

Core Standards, Writing and Computers | Teacher Leadership Weekly | Scoop.it

Jamie McKenzie has another wonderful article on how to smartly use computers to meet CCSS writing standards.

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Leading with practical antibullying

Leading with practical antibullying | Teacher Leadership Weekly | Scoop.it
The Youth Voice Project presents results of a large scale study that helps youth define what works in preventing peer mistreatment at school.
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