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What Teacher Leaders Learned This School Year

What Teacher Leaders Learned This School Year | Teacher Leadership Weekly | Scoop.it
Reflecting on their fast-changing profession, members of the Teacher Leaders Network share their thoughts on the most important lessons they learned about teaching this year.
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Iowa emphasizes teacher leadership

Iowa emphasizes teacher leadership | Teacher Leadership Weekly | Scoop.it
Stronger, shared efforts by principals and teachers are key to world-class schools, Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad says.
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The Learning Nation: If You Could Not Fail?

The Learning Nation: If You Could Not Fail? | Teacher Leadership Weekly | Scoop.it

Conversation about failure is all over the social network these days.  Cale Birk says "I want students to try the things they would not normally try. To do things that they would normally not think that they could do. And the only way to get them to do those things is to build the belief that they CAN do it."


Boy, doesn't he get it!!!  Read on.

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High Anxiety Schooling vs. Its Polar Opposite

High Anxiety Schooling vs. Its Polar Opposite | Teacher Leadership Weekly | Scoop.it

Mary Tedrow gives us a review of two education-related movies....you'll want to find these after reading what she has to say.

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4th Annual Book-a-Day

4th Annual Book-a-Day | Teacher Leadership Weekly | Scoop.it

Are you up for a rockin' good summer challenge?  Donalyn tells you exactly how to get involved this vacation.

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Policymakers Walking in Teachers’ Shoes: A Brilliant, Replicable Idea - Get In The Fracas

Policymakers Walking in Teachers’ Shoes: A Brilliant, Replicable Idea - Get In The Fracas | Teacher Leadership Weekly | Scoop.it

Last week, 50 employees— mostly senior staff— of the U.S. Department of Education spent their Wednesday shadowing teachers in D.C.-area schools.  Dan goes on to tell us the positive results that everyone gained from this kind of learning and sharing.

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Reminder: Mastery and Performance are NOT the Same Thing [Slide] - The Tempered Radical

Reminder: Mastery and Performance are NOT the Same Thing [Slide] - The Tempered Radical | Teacher Leadership Weekly | Scoop.it
Over the course of the past week, I've been wrestling with one simple question: Are the grading practices in our schools too far gone to be fixed? My thinking started when Dean Shareski challenged me to make self-assessment a larger...
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Digitizing Teacher Discussions--Get into the Flow

Digitizing Teacher Discussions--Get into the Flow | Teacher Leadership Weekly | Scoop.it

Read about this new style PD...one where teachers develop an "flow" where they reflect, dissect and improve their teaching practices.  This team of teachers is leveraging their learning in new ways.

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Connected Test-Taking: Is It Cheating? New Style of Testing

Connected Test-Taking: Is It Cheating? New Style of Testing | Teacher Leadership Weekly | Scoop.it

Have you stopped to consider what might happen if we allowed the use of a computer during high-stakes testing?  Questions certainly have to be different and the thinking at a deeper level.  Would this work at your school or in your classroom?

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Teacher Leadership Recap

Teacher Leadership Recap | Teacher Leadership Weekly | Scoop.it

Patrick has done a terrific job compiling important articles to keep your background knowledge stuffed with interesting ideas. Do you have your roadmap? and can you answer the 3 big questions about transformational leadership?

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Thoughts From a PD Connoisseur

Thoughts From a PD Connoisseur | Teacher Leadership Weekly | Scoop.it

"Call me a PD connoisseur. A class on how to use a new online math program that assesses and offers remediation? I'm there. A workshop on brain theory and how to implement new strategies? I'll pay for the three-day retreat. Fortunately, I have a husband who juggles childcare and his own job to support my passion for (addiction to?) professional development. That said, I do have some PD pet peeves..."

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Bionic PD: Half Live, Half Digital

Bionic PD: Half Live, Half Digital | Teacher Leadership Weekly | Scoop.it

Hybrid PD?  Is that a new term for you?  Blending the online and real-life worlds can come together in ways that brings differentiated, relevant PD.  Is that happening where you work?

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How Finland became an education leader

How Finland became an education leader | Teacher Leadership Weekly | Scoop.it

Interestingly Finland has concentrated on improving teacher quality and then trusting them.  What lessons do you see that we could adopt here in the US?

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How Hybrid Teachers Create Credibility in PD

How Hybrid Teachers Create Credibility in PD | Teacher Leadership Weekly | Scoop.it

"Whether I was working with administrators or teachers, being able to talk about my own successes and vulnerabilities in the classroom spoke volumes. I wasn't a talking head, but a colleague who was also trying to make sense of the gradual release of responsibility model in my classroom as much as through the research."

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Follow up: Make Your Case for PLNs

Follow up: Make Your Case for PLNs | Teacher Leadership Weekly | Scoop.it

"My guess is that many of this roundtable's readers are familiar with personal learning networks. But is there a similar awareness among those who design PD for the teaching community?"

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On the Shoulders of Giants: Must Teachers Keep Quiet About the Tests?

On the Shoulders of Giants: Must Teachers Keep Quiet About the Tests? | Teacher Leadership Weekly | Scoop.it

Ariel gives you her perspective on this question...what say you?

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Kindergarten Round-up How does it need to change?

Kindergarten Round-up  How does it need to change? | Teacher Leadership Weekly | Scoop.it

Do you remember Kindergarten Roundup...such excitment fills the air and expectations soar.  But how should this tradition change with the times?  Dayle Timmons gives a peek into one possibility.

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Middle Schoolers have so much to teach us

Middle Schoolers have so much to teach us | Teacher Leadership Weekly | Scoop.it

Cossondra gives us another million dollar lesson to be learned from middle schoolers.  Yep, middle schoolers!

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Digigogy

Digigogy | Teacher Leadership Weekly | Scoop.it

Transliteracy is a term that is bantered about and no one is ever really sure what it is.  But here is a real-life example that clearly points the way to possibilities.

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Education reform must address poverty

Education reform must address poverty | Teacher Leadership Weekly | Scoop.it

This Columbus Dispatch op-ed piece argues that poverty is one important "unaccounted" factor that prevents educational reforms from being successful.  The stats are compelling.  Is your community factoring this into their plans?

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Teachers as 'Lead Learners'

Teachers as 'Lead Learners' | Teacher Leadership Weekly | Scoop.it

Is co-learning a staple of your classroom?  Read Sarah Brown Wessling's vision.

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My 24/7 Personal PD Provider

My 24/7 Personal PD Provider | Teacher Leadership Weekly | Scoop.it

Are you ready to take this challenge?  Jennifer has laid out a clear gameplan here.  What do you think?

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Making education innovation come to life | Clayton Christensen

Making education innovation come to life | Clayton Christensen | Teacher Leadership Weekly | Scoop.it

Disrupting has never been more vital to lasting educational reform.

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Seth's Blog: Hard work on the right things

I'm such a sucker for Godin...but focusing on the right things is key.  He just makes it sound so simple and it's not.  But it's a critical piece to making last reforms work and stick beyond the latest, greatest phase.

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Teaching Secrets: Ending the Year on a High Note

Teaching Secrets: Ending the Year on a High Note | Teacher Leadership Weekly | Scoop.it

"Ah, the home stretch. Time to coast? No way. You're the kind of teacher who wants to end this year with a bang—giving your students a positive send-off to summer (and their next year of school). Here are a few ideas to help you finish strong."

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