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Educational Leadership:Promoting Respectful Schools:Creating a Climate of Respect

Educational Leadership:Promoting Respectful Schools:Creating a Climate of Respect | Education Leadership | Scoop.it
Founded in 1943, ASCD (formerly the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development) is an educational leadership organization dedicated to advancing best practices and policies for the success of each learner.
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10 Ways Students Can Use Twitter for Paper Writing

10 Ways Students Can Use Twitter for Paper Writing | Education Leadership | Scoop.it
It been a while since we’ve posted any content on using Twitter in the academic context, so this submission from Leslie Anglesey is welcomed. These suggestions are directed towards students but...
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6 Twitter Tips That Will Jumpstart Your Professional Development

6 Twitter Tips That Will Jumpstart Your Professional Development | Education Leadership | Scoop.it
If you're struggling to make the most of Twitter or get colleagues interested, check out these handy Twitter tips and consider doing some PD via tweets!
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Mary Perfitt-Nelson's curator insight, February 14, 2013 7:47 PM

Great tips!  If you haven't fallen in love with Twitter, you need to work on your relationship with Twitter!  : )

Allan Shaw's curator insight, February 19, 2013 5:17 PM

It is now 18 months since my first Tweet! What a positive difference it has made in a cumulative manner over that time. It was a tentative and nervous entry, a fun, engaging and confidence building middle stage and now a more discerning and focussed approach to stick to a few topics of importance to me.

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Do unto students…

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I recently read the article, “Introverted Kids Need to Learn to Speak Up at School“,and I will have to be honest, it made my skin crawl.
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Mary Perfitt-Nelson's curator insight, February 14, 2013 7:50 PM

One more on the introvert-extrovert issue

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My 10 Favorite iPad Apps Used In The Classroom

My 10 Favorite iPad Apps Used In The Classroom | Education Leadership | Scoop.it
Whether you're a new iPad owner or old salt, here are a few of my favorite iPad apps used in the classroom this year.
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Is your school’s “digital citizenship” practice a pass or fail?

Is your school’s “digital citizenship” practice a pass or fail? | Education Leadership | Scoop.it
cc licensed ( BY ) flickr photo shared by Walmart Corporate This past week, I worked with a small group of educators on becoming a “Networked Educator“, and we had some great conversations about how social media is changing a lot of what we do in...
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Why Apple, Academia, Tesla & VCs May Die, Disruption Guru Christensen Talks

Why Apple, Academia, Tesla & VCs May Die, Disruption Guru Christensen Talks | Education Leadership | Scoop.it

"Harvard business professor Clayton Christensen literally wrote the book on technology disruption...and he thinks Apple, Tesla Motors, venture capitalists and most of the nation’s colleges and universities should be afraid."

  

The author of The Innovator’s Dilemma said Wednesday that all of them could be killed by less advanced competitors in the same way that many once dominant technology companies have been in the past.

  

...He believes that and the commoditization of smartphones threaten Apple in the long run.

  

...“For 300 years, higher education was not disruptable because there was no technological core."

  

“But now online learning brings to higher education this technological core, and people who are very complacent are in deep trouble.'

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...people who are very complacent are in deep trouble.

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...“there is a different business model that is disrupting this in addition to online learning. It’s on-the-job education. ...you come in for a week and we’ll teach you about strategy and you go off and develop a strategy.  


...You learn it and you use it. These are very different business models and that’s what’s killing us.”


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Deb Nystrom, REVELN's curator insight, February 11, 2013 11:50 AM

I've posted this to BOTH Change Leader Watch & here.  On the Innovations & Institutions stream, I'll be adding examples of organizations that are adapting to this disruption in academe and the other industries mentioned.  ~  Deb

Deb Nystrom, REVELN's comment, February 17, 2013 4:30 PM
Thanks for your comments Marie. Knowledge Management is quite an industry, with various opinions of the traction it holds in business. I am most curious as to where it is headed.
Patrick J Scanlon's curator insight, March 12, 2013 5:58 PM

If you don't like change.  You will like irrelevance even less #media #higherEd #VC

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Tips and resources for supporting struggling readers

Tips and resources for supporting struggling readers | Education Leadership | Scoop.it
The Common Core State Standards Initiative focuses on rigor and raising expectation in classrooms nationwide. It calls for an increase in reading complexity for students of all ages.
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The Common Core State Standards Initiative focuses on rigor and raising expectation in classrooms nationwide. It calls for an increase in reading complexity for students of all ages. As principals and teachers work hard to ensure their curricula are standards aligned, are struggling readers at risk of being left behind?
The 10th reading standard says that by the end of the year, students will read and comprehend texts at their respective grade level independently and proficiently. The first question to ask when familiarizing yourself with the standards: “What is grade level when it comes to reading?” This is a question that many special-education teachers and literacy coaches grapple with daily.
The common core website provides guidance on Page 4 of Appendix A, where readers will find a chart with updated information about text complexity by grade band and associate measures. Still, what’s “appropriate” for each grade level is not black and white and doesn’t fit neatly into a chart, especially when working with a wide range of readers.
As a classroom teacher, it is immensely challenging to ensure that all students get what they need at their level, especially in large classes. The pressure that comes with this increase of text complexity makes this even more difficult. Perhaps now more than ever, it is crucial that teachers are creative in finding ways to meet the needs of our readers, while ensuring that our curriculum is standards aligned. Some steps you can take to get there:
There is a common misconception that in fourth or fifth grade, teachers can stop teaching decoding. If you have students who are struggling in this area, make sure to find time to teach them how to improve decoding, no matter what grade level you teach. A great resource might be the first- or second-grade teacher in your building.
Give students an opportunity to read materials that are appropriate for them, even if the level does not fall within the grade band in Appendix A. This can be in addition to other texts that they read. If you are crunched for time, try incorporating an independent reading routine in class or for homework and use that time to have students reading at their level.
For students who are stronger at comprehension than decoding, try pairing them with a partner for decoding or having them listen to a text read aloud. That way, they can have access to higher-level texts with increasingly difficult vocabulary in a way that is appropriate for them.
Include a variety of reading techniques with your class. If you usually have students read independently, try reading a text aloud and focusing on comprehension. If you usually read aloud, try using centers so you can have certain readers using headphones and listening, while others read independently or in pairs. This variety will set you up for differentiation.
You know your learners. If the level of instruction doesn’t feel appropriate for your whole class, it is time to rethink the structure of instruction. That might mean teaching in small groups or revisiting certain strategies one-on-one with a student. Raising our expectations is a good thing, and being in tune to what students need can help us pinpoint exactly where our expectations should be.
Three additional resources that can help you support struggling readers:
ReadWorks.org: This website is free and provides access to nonfiction passages organized by grade level, skill or strategy, and keywords.
Scholastic Action magazine’s Differentiated Articles: This is an intervention magazine for grades 6 to 12, and the link offers differentiated articles at three Lexile levels so you can differentiate in your classroom.
BiblioNasium: This is a free, protected social network for children ages 6 to 12 designed to engage, encourage and excite young people about reading. It is used by parents and teachers.
Marisa Kaplan (@EdGeeks) is a special-education teacher and literacy coach in New York City. She has a master’s degree in learning disabilities and has taught in settings from early childhood to middle school. She writes a blog, EdGeeks, consults with local education technology startups and frequents educational meet-ups and conferences in the New York City area.
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5 Things To Consider Before Teaching An Online Course

5 Things To Consider Before Teaching An Online Course | Education Leadership | Scoop.it
Before you head off into the wild world of online learning, consider some of these tips and tricks before teaching an online course or even taking one.
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Why leadership requires prudence and temperance

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Courage is an important virtue for leadership. It is critical for leading people, disrupting the status quo and having significant impact.
But I also think two other virtues, prudence and temperance, are also critical for leadership.
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Allan Shaw's curator insight, February 8, 2013 5:09 PM

Thank you Karen for passing on another excellent resource.

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“Don’t Let the Sorting Define You….”

“Don’t Let the Sorting Define You….” | Education Leadership | Scoop.it
Cross posted on Figuring It Out by  Johnny Bevacqua   The other day I spoke to a group of students at our academic Honour Roll assemblies.  For the last few years I have attended and spoken at these assemblies with mixed emotions and a sort of...
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Allan Shaw's curator insight, February 8, 2013 5:06 PM

"I asked them to follow their hearts, their passions.  I asked them to explore new opportunities, to always persevere and put their best foot forward.  I asked them to define themselves NOT by any external achievements, but rather by their own internal best efforts and passions."

Mary Perfitt-Nelson's curator insight, February 10, 2013 11:18 AM

lovely!

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The Heart of the Matter

So this week I want to talk about struggling students, or more to the point, our responsibility as educators to truly get down to the heart of the matter when it comes to why kids aren’t learning.
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Allan Shaw's curator insight, February 7, 2013 4:16 PM

understanding and diagnosing each student's learning needs to become our highest priority; perhaps even more important than some of our teaching practices, important though they are!

Mary Perfitt-Nelson's curator insight, February 7, 2013 5:22 PM

Lovely reflection about kids who are struggling.  As Ross Greene says:  "kids do well if they can".  We need to take the time to understand "why".  Solutions cannot be made until we know.  

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Professional-development reform: 8 steps to make it happen

Professional-development reform: 8 steps to make it happen | Education Leadership | Scoop.it
Every year, school districts around the country waste a tremendous amount of time and money on ineffective professional development. The traditional model of “sit and get,” where a one-size-fits-all approach is utilized, yields abhorrent results.
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Mary Perfitt-Nelson's curator insight, February 6, 2013 7:07 PM

Great article!

 

Vision is the purpose.  Always keep that at the forefront.  

 

My take aways:  PL must meet them where they are; must differentiate.  Pre-Needs assessments (of some form) are really crucial.  Feedback from learners should guide you.  Alternative forms of professional learning must be available so people can learn when they need it in a personalized way.  

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Educational Leadership:Reshaping High Schools:Put Understanding First

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Founded in 1943, ASCD (formerly the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development) is an educational leadership organization dedicated to advancing best practices and policies for the success of each learner.
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Educational Leadership:Students Who Challenge Us:Eight Things Skilled Teachers Think, Say, and Do

Educational Leadership:Students Who Challenge Us:Eight Things Skilled Teachers Think, Say, and Do | Education Leadership | Scoop.it
Founded in 1943, ASCD (formerly the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development) is an educational leadership organization dedicated to advancing best practices and policies for the success of each learner.

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Allan Shaw's curator insight, February 19, 2013 5:20 PM

These are eight great headings by which to reflect upon your interaction with anyone! The development of students will be better with these approaches but your interactions with other adults will also be enhanced!

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Before Adding Time to the School Day . . .

Before Adding Time to the School Day . . . | Education Leadership | Scoop.it
Adding hours to the school day has become a new mantra of the corporate education industry. At first glance, it makes sense.
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What Makes It Meaningful?

What Makes It Meaningful? | Education Leadership | Scoop.it
After finishing a packet for homework, Joel pulls out his notebook. I'm wondering if he's going to write a story or maybe sketch some pictures. He's been really into that lately.
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7 Tips From Effective Teachers Who Use Technology

7 Tips From Effective Teachers Who Use Technology | Education Leadership | Scoop.it
So you've got an iPad or laptop. Now what? Here are some useful tips from effective teachers who use technology in their classrooms.
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30 Young Leaders Of Education Worth Knowing About

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Towards the end of the year, Forbes puts out a number of lists called the '30 Under 30' in multiple categories.
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How to leverage Twitter’s Vine app for B2B content marketing

How to leverage Twitter’s Vine app for B2B content marketing | Education Leadership | Scoop.it
By now you have probably heard of Twitter’s new video-sharing application called Vine. If not, here is a quick snapshot.
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Exiting the Race to Nowhere to Enter the Road Made by Walking

Exiting the Race to Nowhere to Enter the Road Made by Walking | Education Leadership | Scoop.it
Thank you, Elle:
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Mary Perfitt-Nelson's curator insight, February 10, 2013 11:19 AM

Lordy, do you not want to gobble this kid up!?

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Free eBook: 154 Brilliant iPhone (and iPad) Tips. Too Cool Not to Share.

Free eBook: 154 Brilliant iPhone (and iPad) Tips. Too Cool Not to Share. | Education Leadership | Scoop.it
This free eBook is full of tips and tricks you’ll benefit from for years to come! Did you know you can add your own keyboard shortcuts on the iPad or iPhone? How about some faster ways to...
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How To Start Using iTunes U In The Classroom

How To Start Using iTunes U In The Classroom | Education Leadership | Scoop.it
Ready to take the plunge and start using iTunes U in the classroom? It's not as scary as you think - and many aren't yet using the tool!
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10 Resources For Getting Elementary Students Interested In Reading

10 Resources For Getting Elementary Students Interested In Reading | Education Leadership | Scoop.it
Integrating experiences into student’s worlds makes them more interested in reading and literacy. These Learnist resources should help.
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'Big Three' Publishers Rethink K-12 Strategies - Education Week News

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'Big Three' Publishers Rethink K-12 Strategies
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"What we've done to date is use digital technology to still support a pretty traditional direct-instruction model," Chou says.
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