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9 Things Great Leaders Do Every Day

9 Things Great Leaders Do Every Day | Education | Scoop.it
“Great leaders are hard to come by, let alone become. Here are 9 things they do every day.”
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The Science of Attention- How To Capture & Hold Attention of Distracted Students

The Science of Attention- How To Capture & Hold Attention of Distracted Students | Education | Scoop.it
"How long can you reasonably expect your students to pay attention during your lessons? Some psychologists claim the typical student’s attention span is about 10 to 15 minutes long, yet most university classes last 50 to 90 minutes. Students’ attention levels vary widely based on factors like motivation, emotion, enjoyment, and time of day."
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Rosemary Tyrrell, Ed.D.'s curator insight, June 29, 2014 2:48 PM

15 great tips for engaging student attention. Well worth a read. 

Mélanie Ciussi's curator insight, June 30, 2014 5:39 PM

Etude à lire!

KCenter SKEMA's curator insight, July 15, 2014 11:25 AM

Grande question pour les enseignants surtout maintenant avec les "distractions" qui se multiplient

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30 Habits Of Highly Effective Teachers

30 Habits Of Highly Effective Teachers | Education | Scoop.it
“30 Habits Of Highly Effective Teachers”
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Kathleen Cercone's curator insight, June 26, 2013 7:46 AM

If you ask a student what makes him or her successful in school, you probably won’t hear about some fantastic new book or video lecture series. Most likely you will hear something like, “It was all Mr. Jones. He just never gave up on me.”

Kara Banks's curator insight, February 4, 2015 11:18 AM

This piece presents the reader with 25 ideas of what makes a teacher highly effective.

Theresa Cunneen Parker's curator insight, July 12, 2015 11:43 AM

Teachers can have the greatest impact  on students when they have a personal connection with them and share their enthusiasm for what they teach. Just like our students, teachers should be continual learners, always reflecting and seeking ways to reach our students in order to make a lasting difference in their lives.  This article shares a list of 25 things that teachers should consider and strive for in order to be successful. This should be one of those things you refer back to often to see what you are consistently doing and as a  reminder of things forgotten.

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8 Online Tools To Help Educate Students With Disability

8 Online Tools To Help Educate Students With Disability | Education | Scoop.it

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Google Correlate

Google Correlate | Education | Scoop.it
“Google Correlate finds search patterns which correspond with real-world trends.”
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Kathleen Cercone's curator insight, April 19, 2013 7:16 AM

Google Correlate is an experimental new tool on Google Labs which lets you use the same methodology and data as Google Flu Trends.

 
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How to Write a Press Release

How to Write a Press Release | Education | Scoop.it
“A press release is a written statement to the media. It can announce a range of news items, including scheduled events, personnel promotions, awards, new products and services, sales accomplishments, etc.”
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Accountability And Leadership Go Hand In Hand

Accountability And Leadership Go Hand In Hand | Education | Scoop.it
“A few weeks ago, #bealeader’s weekly chat on Twitter focused on the topic of Accountability. The timing of this was extraordinary, as I had...”
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Designing Learning Experiences: Start with the Student and Co-Create

Designing Learning Experiences: Start with the Student and Co-Create | Education | Scoop.it
“Students are more likely to engage with a unit of study they've co-created. Matt Levinson suggests an eight-step example for how the history classroom.”
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Beth Dichter's curator insight, June 25, 2014 7:46 PM

How can we get students more engaged in units of study? What if we design our class so that they have ownership from the beginning of the unit? This post explores this issue, and although the focus is on social studies you could use the same steps in other curricular areas. What are the steps?

1. "Partner students and have them do a speed search on the topic." What can they find in 12 - 15 minutes? Let them generate a list of interest.

2. "Decision by debate." Change partners. Allow them 3 minutes to discuss and rank the topics by interest.

3. "Main characters." Switch partners again. In history you might be looking at key individuals, or key battles in a conflict.

There are five more steps that will help students learn to collaborate, analyze perspectives, co-create with you (as the teacher your job is to  make sure that all key areas are covered and help create the framework as well as providing additional input where necessary), and more.

This type of process allows the students to be engaged and have their voices heard from the beginning....a win-win situation in the classroom.

Heather MacDonald's curator insight, June 25, 2014 7:52 PM

Designing anything is only worthy if the "end user" has input.  This is a brilliant adaptation of that design philosophy.  And how can you resist the power in the eyes of this little girl?!

Anne Pascucci, MPA, CRA's curator insight, June 26, 2014 10:29 AM

Great work~

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Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners: The Ultimate Word Wall with ThingLink & Padlet

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners: The Ultimate Word Wall with ThingLink & Padlet | Education | Scoop.it

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Kathy Lynch's curator insight, June 26, 2014 9:51 AM

Thx Susan Oxnevad!

Teri Thomas's curator insight, June 26, 2014 1:00 PM

A helpful activity for memorizing activities online or in a classroom.

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10 Big Ideas of School Leadership

10 Big Ideas of School Leadership | Education | Scoop.it
“ Middle school principal Mike McCarthy shares 30 years of wisdom on how to run a school well.”
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Chris Carter's curator insight, June 26, 2014 2:17 AM

I particularly like #5: Find time to think throughout the day.

Andre Potvin's curator insight, June 27, 2014 12:17 PM

Some good wisdom here from a middle school principal.

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Forget Command and Control--Try Connect and Inspire

Forget Command and Control--Try Connect and Inspire | Education | Scoop.it
“Without open, inclusive, collaborative leadership, innovation simply can't thrive.”
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John Michel's curator insight, June 25, 2014 6:23 AM

Without open, inclusive, collaborative leadership, innovation simply can't thrive.

Lisa McCarthy's curator insight, June 25, 2014 8:30 AM

While there are certainly things leaders themselves can do to adapt their leadership style, individual change is not enough. We need to shift not only individual leaders but entire large organizations away from a culture of command and control to a more inclusive one that requires coordinated, sustained attention and commitment.

Lisa McCarthy's curator insight, June 25, 2014 8:54 AM

While there are certainly things leaders themselves can do to adapt their leadership style, individual change is not enough. We need to shift not only individual leaders but entire large organizations away from a culture of command and control to a more inclusive one that requires coordinated, sustained attention and commitment.

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Assessment in the Classroom: Informing Teaching and Learning

Assessment in the Classroom: Informing Teaching and Learning | Education | Scoop.it
“By Chris Gareis and Leslie Grant, The College of William & Mary Formative assessment is getting all kinds of attention these days. Open any journal, attend any conference, or glance at any commercial publisher’s catalog, and you will find a plethora of articles, sessions, and off-the-shelf products. Of course, the idea and practice of using formative assessment as part of the teaching and learning process is not new. Michael Scriven is credited with describing the concept in 1967. We believe that assessment is an inherent element of the teaching and learning process; therefore, in our work with teachers and education leaders, we define formative assessment as the assessment of student learning integrated into the act of teaching (Gareis & Grant, 2008). There are innumerable examples of what formative assessment can look like in the classroom, such as the Socratic Method, Do-Now activities, Exit Cards, Thumbs-Up/Thumbs-Down, personal whiteboards, and many more instructionally based practices for determining the current understanding of students. There are also more formal (and often more reliable) means, such as using performance-based assessments and accompanying scoring rubrics, or administering pre- and post-tests of key knowledge and skills. It is not the instrument or technique that is, in self, formative. It is the teacher’s use of the student’s performance on the instrument or with the technique to help form the student’s learning that makes the assessment formative. As educators, viewing assessment as an integral component to instruction (and not solely as a summative indicator of learning) makes intuitive sense. So why does it need our attention? We conclude with a few, brief reasons. First, research during the past decade has increasingly confirmed that teachers’ formative assessment practices in the classroom can significantly contribute to improved student learning. Consider the findings of the Assessment Reform Group from England beginning in 1999. This research team found that students gain roughly the equivalent of one to two grade levels in learning in classrooms that use formative assessment practices effectively. Second, most teachers—veterans and novices alike—are not adequately prepared in the domain of assessment. There is strong evidence of this going back to Rick Stiggins’ work in the early ‘90s and continuing to the present day with recent reports from professional associations such as AACTE and CAEP. Third, we are all aware that we are currently in an era of high-stakes assessment and accountability that places increasing emphasis on external standardized assessments. In our experience, the prolonged and often pejorative emphasis on accountability assessments has wreaked havoc on teachers’ practical use of assessment in the classroom. To conclude, here is what we believe: Using assessment effectively in the classroom is inherent to good teaching, but, for a variety of reasons, classroom-based assessment practices are diminished and even misused in our current accountability era. Our aim is to help teachers and school leaders reclaim the use of assessment in the classroom as a means to inform teaching and, ultimately, student learning. If you would like to learn more, join us this summer at the 2014 ASCD Conference on Teaching Excellence. You can search for our session, Teacher-Made Assessments: Connecting Curriculum, Instruction, and Student Learning (1101/1401), on the conference app or here.”
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If you want to 'read' people better, read more literature

If you want to 'read' people better, read more literature | Education | Scoop.it
“Reading Chekhov for a few minutes makes you better at decoding what other people are feeling. But spending the same amount of time with a potboiler by Danielle Steel does not have the same effect.”
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The Complete Guide to Using Hashtags - GetResponse Blog - Email Marketing Tips

The Complete Guide to Using Hashtags - GetResponse Blog - Email Marketing Tips | Education | Scoop.it
“Hashtags are an untapped source of great campaigning, read how you can begin using them the right way in your marketing.”
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The Shift From Teaching Content To Teaching Learning

The Shift From Teaching Content To Teaching Learning | Education | Scoop.it
The Shift From Teaching Content To Teaching Learning
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David Hain's curator insight, June 26, 2014 3:23 AM

Give a man a fish...

Andrea Johnson's curator insight, July 15, 2014 10:18 AM

Wasn't learning the goal all along?

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Instructional Strategies Online - Learning Logs

Instructional Strategies Online - Learning Logs | Education | Scoop.it

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Kathleen Cercone's curator insight, May 16, 2013 12:46 PM

What are Learning Logs ?

Learning logs are a simple and straightforward way to help students integrate content, process, and personal feelings. Learning logs operate from the stance that students learn from writing rather than writing what they have learned. The common application is to have students make entries in their logs during the last five minutes of class or after each completed week of class. The message here is that short, frequent bursts of writing are more productive over time than are infrequent, longer assignments. 


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- From the Principal's Office: Autonomy Breeds Change

- From the Principal's Office: Autonomy Breeds Change | Education | Scoop.it
“The Resource for Education Technology Leaders focusing on K-12 educators.”
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Kathleen Cercone's curator insight, April 20, 2013 9:27 AM

A year and a half ago I decided to implement a job-embedded growth model at the suggestion of some of my teacher leaders.  They desperately sought time during the school day to engage in professional growth opportunities, learn how to integrate Web 2.0 tools, and develop their own Personal Learning Networks (PLN’s).

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9,000+ Teaching Materials, eBooks, Educational Videos, Games - GoEd Online

9,000+ Teaching Materials, eBooks, Educational Videos, Games - GoEd Online | Education | Scoop.it
“9,000+ downloadable teaching materials, eBooks, educational videos, interactive activities, PowerPoints and more.”
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10 Striking Photos That Capture What Autism Looks Like Around The World - Huffington Post

10 Striking Photos That Capture What Autism Looks Like Around The World - Huffington Post | Education | Scoop.it
“10 Striking Photos That Capture What Autism Looks Like Around The World Huffington Post "I wanted to offer those not familiar with autism an opportunity to see what autism looks like, a safe space where social mores would not prevent them from...”
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How to be a conscious listener -- what it means for us and others

How to be a conscious listener -- what it means for us and others | Education | Scoop.it
“I am a huge fan of SmartBrief; great articles about leadership. I was very pleased that my article “Listening is our Most Important Skill” was posted on th”
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What Does "Autism Spectrum" Actually Mean?

“The conditions autism and aspergers have been in the news a lot over the last few years. Including some people using the term "spectrum-y" to describe a person showing characteristics of autism...”
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How To Use iPads For Personal Professional Development - Edudemic

How To Use iPads For Personal Professional Development - Edudemic | Education | Scoop.it
“Before I rush ahead with how I am going to roll out this device in my classrooms, I need to effectively incorporate it into my life and figure out how to use iPads to make me a better teacher.”
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Memrise - Learn something new everyday

Memrise - Learn something new everyday | Education | Scoop.it
“The Memrise community uses images and science to make learning easy and fun. Learn a language. Learn anything.”
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David R. Perry's curator insight, June 25, 2014 6:26 PM

There are thousands of courses on Memrise - all free and all created by other members of the community. Courses are available in many languages, for many languages and other subjects. If we don't have what you want, join in and make your own!

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How the Brain Learns—A Super Simple Explanation

How the Brain Learns—A Super Simple Explanation | Education | Scoop.it
“ eLearning professionals should learn more about the biological basis of learning. Check out this simple explanation.”
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Chris Carter's curator insight, June 24, 2014 7:35 PM

This is your brain ... this is your brain when it learns.

Betty Skeet's curator insight, September 1, 2014 6:54 AM

We need to know more about how the brain works in the learning process so that eLearning can be more effective.

Shawn Wright's curator insight, September 6, 2014 9:14 PM

Cool

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11 Absolutely Awesome Websites for Teachers

11 Absolutely Awesome Websites for Teachers | Education | Scoop.it
“ There are tons of fantastic websites available for teachers and here's a list of 11 that I absolutely love. You'll find lesson plans, videos, interactive resources and more on these sites. Click ...”
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Chris Carter's curator insight, June 24, 2014 11:25 AM

Thank you, Monica Burns! Worth checking out.