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Massive Open Online Courses Are Multiplying at a Rapid Pace

Massive Open Online Courses Are Multiplying at a Rapid Pace | Teacher Leadership Weekly | Scoop.it

Massive open online courses are the educational happening of the moment. Everyone wants in. No one is quite sure what they’re getting into.  Are you MOOCing yet?

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Bad performance, good performance and the other two kinds

Where do you fall in this group of possibilities.

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A Beginner’s Guide to Personal Integrity

A Beginner’s Guide to Personal Integrity | Teacher Leadership Weekly | Scoop.it

In this era of ever expanding social networks, we are faced with trusting other people with our ideas, our thoughts and our wonderings.  Maybe stopping, for just a moment, to consider what integrity entails is a good ideas.

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Learner Focused

Learner Focused | Teacher Leadership Weekly | Scoop.it

This post talks about how to embody the change that we've seen in our practices.  It speaks to the shift in teaching and it makes me wonder how leaders help others cope with the shift.

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Response: Classroom Strategies to Foster a Growth Mindset

A growth mindset is essential to every classroom, every teacher, every parent and every student.  I think a growth mindset = hope.  Without hope, all is lost.

 

Establishing high expectations and providing a place where experimentation, re-design and try again modality is fundational to creating this atmosphere.  I know I struggle...not with accepting the philosphical belief, but in the daily execution of walking the walk and not just talking the talk. 

 

Where does a teacher leader fit?  Are we willing to share our victories AND the places where we struggle, so together, we can all be better?

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With Great Expectations: Compare/contrast

With Great Expectations: Compare/contrast | Teacher Leadership Weekly | Scoop.it

As teacher leaders, I think we can always use a good infusion of excellent teaching examples to let us re-connect with our profession.  I was blown away by this 1st grade example from Dayle Timmons....read it and be inspired.

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How to build a winning team - 10 top tips from outstanding school leaders

From plugging skills gaps in your team to identifying and promoting talent, a group of 'outstanding' head teachers reveal how they get top staff into their school...
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7 Ways to Transform Your Classroom | Connected Principals

7 Ways to Transform Your Classroom | Connected Principals | Teacher Leadership Weekly | Scoop.it

Useful ideas for any teacher. Slide shows accompany each of the 7 aspects.

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SpeEdChange: Changing Pedagogy vs. Teacher Identity

SpeEdChange: Changing Pedagogy vs. Teacher Identity | Teacher Leadership Weekly | Scoop.it

So much to recommend about this article....what do we need to throw away about how we think in order to move forward.  Great article that asks important questions.

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How a Teacher Made $1 Million Selling Lesson Plans

How a Teacher Made $1 Million Selling Lesson Plans | Teacher Leadership Weekly | Scoop.it
Teachers are making money selling their classroom lessons in TPT, an online marketplace. Is this crazy? To think that we can make money selling intellectual property we create is amazing. What I want to know is....how does something like this change we think about ourselves?
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Why teacher training fails — and how we can correct that

We all know this already but hopefully Mathews article will shone a spotlight on the problem. We spend $20 billion a year on professional development for teachers, much of it wasted because of a lack of a very basic feature. Practice time!
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What's Working: "Speed Socializing" In Advisory

What's Working: "Speed Socializing" In Advisory | Teacher Leadership Weekly | Scoop.it

Where have you taken the lead and innovated?  Probably in quite a few places.  So the question then becomes...are you sharing that with others?  Start posting and blogging and making sure the world knows all the good stuff that teachers are doing with students.

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On the Shoulders of Giants: Let's Have More Conversations About What Works

On the Shoulders of Giants: Let's Have More Conversations About What Works | Teacher Leadership Weekly | Scoop.it

Why aren't we having more conversations about what's working in education?   Well, Ariel....I say let's change that right now.  I'm sick of focusing on the broken and would love to swap stories that inspire, create momentum, and propel me forward.  Right now...let's all make a pact to start doing much more of this!

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What Is College Readiness?

What Is College Readiness? | Teacher Leadership Weekly | Scoop.it

Where I work college readiness is the big word used in every other sentence.  How does this infographic help us explore ideas for how our classrooms should be responding?

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Measuring the worth of a teacher?

Measuring the worth of a teacher? | Teacher Leadership Weekly | Scoop.it

How to measure the worth of Los Angeles math teacher Kyle Hunsberger?  This article articulates some of the fears that all of us have.  And it begs the question....what will we do when it hits us?

 

Honestly....what is an appropriate response if I'm Mr. Hunsberger?  or a teacher leader in Mr. Hunsberger's school?  It's something we may seriously want to be proactive in thinking about.

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Seth's Blog

Seth's Blog | Teacher Leadership Weekly | Scoop.it

If marketing can change the way people think about hardware and geeky stuff, can marketing also change the way people think about education?

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A Culture of Reading Without Points, Prizes and Pizza Parties

A Culture of Reading Without Points, Prizes and Pizza Parties | Teacher Leadership Weekly | Scoop.it

Stepping away from all the tangible rewards takes courage.  Teaching kids to love reading for the love of reading...well, that's brave in this "reward me" world. 

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Meaning and Purpose | Connected Principals

We have a deep and urgent responsibility to prepare our kids for life outside of the school walls, and we need to be held accountable for ensuring that each student has opportunities to see, and find, purpose in their lives.

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Is it any surprise our learners are so dependent?

Is it any surprise our learners are so dependent? | Teacher Leadership Weekly | Scoop.it
Because school defines learning as passive, learners come to see education as something done to them.
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What We're Missing with Digital Footprint

What We're Missing with Digital Footprint | Teacher Leadership Weekly | Scoop.it

If we aren't thinking about this and helping student frame their online image, I think we're missing a huge opportunity. Agree or disagree?

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Teacher Uses Skype to Create Global Classroom | MiddleWeb

Teacher Uses Skype to Create Global Classroom | MiddleWeb | Teacher Leadership Weekly | Scoop.it
Using Skype, teacher Patti Grayson involves her fourth grade students in opportunities to to connect, collaborate, and communicate with people around the globe.
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The End of Leadership--at Least As We Know It! - Forbes

The End of Leadership--at Least As We Know It! - Forbes | Teacher Leadership Weekly | Scoop.it
America is currently facing a crisis of leadership in business and in government. Yet at the same time – participation in leadership seminars and programs has never been higher. Seems like a book we should read.
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The Captivating Teacher Manifesto

The Captivating Teacher Manifesto | Teacher Leadership Weekly | Scoop.it
How does this align for you? I wish we all had time to create manifestos...not mission statements but more I'm proud of the fact I'm a teacher and here's why kind of statements.
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