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8 Types Of Infographics & Which One To Use When [Infographic]

8 Types Of Infographics & Which One To Use When [Infographic] | Education Leadership | Scoop.it
This visual presentation shows you the 8 types of infographics, and which one is the most effective to use depending on the content you are developing.

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Selecting the correct type of format greatly increases effectiveness of content.  THis is similar to helping students learn to write for audience and purpose.

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PierrePilon's curator insight, October 29, 2013 9:58 AM

Quelques bons indicateurs pour savoir quand et comment utiliser les infographiques.

Deborah Owen's curator insight, November 1, 2013 9:54 AM

Good to know about.

John O'Connor's curator insight, March 19, 8:47 AM

info graphics are something that I really want to develop more skills in.

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How does the brain learn best? Smart studying strategies

How does the brain learn best? Smart studying strategies | Education Leadership | Scoop.it
In his new book, “How We Learn: The Surprising Truth about When, Where, and Why It Happens,” author Benedict Carey informs us that “most of our instincts about learning are misplaced, incomplete, or flat wrong” and “rooted more in superstition than in science.”That’s a disconcerting message, and hard to believe at first. But it’s also unexpectedly liberating, because Carey further explains that many things we think of as detractors from learning — like forgetting, distractions, interruptions or sleeping rather than hitting the books — aren’t necessarily bad after all. They can actually work in your favor, according to a body of research that offers surprising insights and simple, doable strategies for learning more effectively.Society has ingrained in us “a monkish conception of what learning is, of you sitting with your books in your cell,” Carey told MindShift. It’s a ritual of self-discipline, isolation and blocks of repetitive practice, whether in math, vocabulary, piano or tennis. But that traditional ideal has psychological downsides. Often, “you feel like you haven’t done it right or you haven’t done enough of it,” he said. “It causes a lot of anxiety because of what we think we should be doing.” For many students, learning has become a high-stress burden.
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Self-Assessment Inspires Learning

Self-Assessment Inspires Learning | Education Leadership | Scoop.it

"Self-reflection is self-assessment, and one of the most significant learning tools we can model for our students. Ultimately, we want our children and adolescents to be the self-assessors of their work, dispositions, and goals. Research repeatedly reports that the difference between good teachers and superior teachers is that superior teachers self-reflect."


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The tools to help teachers and students to reflect on their work is impressive. I appreciated the downloadable rubric and questions. I see this as a source text for a graduate seminar. Helping students to develop the ability to self-assess will allow them to grow just as teachers grow and excel from reflection.

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, August 16, 8:53 PM

We ask our students to reflect on their work, but do we ask them to reflect on their social and emotional development? This post from Edutopia looks at the importance of self-reflection in these areas.

The author discusses how the brain is wired to do self-assessment, stating:

'When we teach to a child's or adolescent's brain, we empower that student with the "inner resources" that directly affect his or her ability to pay attention, engage, and create meaningful learning experiences. School culture is simply about relationships, and the brain is relational organ designed to survive, think, and feel.'

She has also uploaded three great documents that you may print out and use with your students. These documents are:

* Self-Assessment Rubric for Social and Emotional Development

* Social and Emotional Development Daily Goals

* Social and Emotional Development Questions for Reflection

Working with social and emotional development as an avenue for self-reflection may be new to you, but to help our students gain this ability to self-assess make create changes in the classroom that lead to students feeling safer.

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20 World-Class Presentation Experts Share Their Top Tips

20 World-Class Presentation Experts Share Their Top Tips | Education Leadership | Scoop.it
“Have you ever sat through a presentation that seemed to slog on and on? Presenters that are disorganized, dwell on trivial information and give long winded explanations that lead nowhere? Too many presentations are afflicted by poor planning and poor visuals. The audience who come to see these presentations, pay attention [...]”
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Simple, powerful points that are easy to forget.
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9 Things Every Parent with an Anxious Child Should Try

9 Things Every Parent with an Anxious Child Should Try | Education Leadership | Scoop.it
I wish I could go back in time and teach the younger version of myself how to cope, but of course, that's not possible. What is possible is to try to reach as many kids and parents as possible with these coping skills....
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Important reminders for parents and teachers as the new school year begins.

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Are Great Teachers Born or Made?

Are Great Teachers Born or Made? | Education Leadership | Scoop.it
“ A thoughtful new book argues that teaching is a craft anyone can learn. But there's a big difference between competence and excellence. ”
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MARY HELEN FERRIS's curator insight, August 12, 3:12 AM

with thanks to Meirc Training Courses and Rami Kantari for sharing the love 

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Charles Yu's Insanely Helpful Advice On "Getting Stuck" While Writing

Charles Yu's Insanely Helpful Advice On "Getting Stuck" While Writing | Education Leadership | Scoop.it
“What do you do when you're in the middle of working on your writing, and you get stuck? And then you start beating yourself up, which only makes it worse.”
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4 Ideas To Have A Successful First Year as Principal

I am so intrigued with the number of people that are jumping into principal positions as I think it is truly one of the best jobs in the world. It is also one of the toughest. Isolation within a school (even though that is a choice that we now make ourselves) has been kind of a norm in past years, so to have a shared focus as a school is foreign territory for many (including principals). Yet with a constant focus on “change”, many principals bring people together, but often for the wrong reasons. If you move to fast, that can often lead to strained relationships within a school and resentment towards the new “leader”. As much as principals want to make it “our school”, many admin really try to make it “their school”, or at least, that is the picture that they paint to their staff. Sometimes you need to move slow to go fast.
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Shared with all my principal friends and coaches.
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Embracing Messy Learning

Embracing Messy Learning | Education Leadership | Scoop.it
I am slowly learning to embrace the struggles that students experience as they engage with authentic work. If I don't allow learning to be messy, I eliminate authentic experiences for students as thinkers and creators. I find it important to regularly remind myself that frustration leads to insights and that learning is not necessarily the equivalent of mastery.
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Messy is sometimes scary in the face of pacing guides and high stakes testing but the value of the struggle is a powerful life skill and to refine until something is right is a skill in learning and self-monitoring.
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The cognitive importance of storytelling

The cognitive importance of storytelling | Education Leadership | Scoop.it
“ Last week, I shared Dr. Klaus Oberauer’s research into how working memory operates and how multitasking is more fiction than reality. One of the key findings in Dr. Oberauer’s work is that there are three functional components of working memory: the active center of attention that is being processed by the brain, the active data [...]”
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Q & A Collections: Best Ways To Begin & End The School Year

Q & A Collections: Best Ways To Begin & End The School Year | Education Leadership | Scoop.it
“ All my Ed Week posts on beginning the school year well in one place!”
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This will be an anchor resource for a PST.
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Don’t Spank the Gorilla

Don’t Spank the Gorilla | Education Leadership | Scoop.it
Don’t expect the gorilla to cooperate if you’re spanking him. Insults don't enhance influence. You can’t antagonize and influence at the same time. The teammate you're complaining about was hired b...
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Love the title. The steps are a good reminder as we begin to start a new school year.
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How to Tell a Great Story

How to Tell a Great Story | Education Leadership | Scoop.it
It’s a skill every leader needs to master.
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This article summarizes storytelling well. In addition to the principles to remember the steps, anecdotes and case studies make this very user friendly. Principles to Remember Do: Consider your audience — choose a framework and details that will best resonate with your listeners. Identify the moral or message your want to impart. Find inspiration in your life experiences. Don’t: Assume you don’t have storytelling chops — we all have it in us to tell memorable stories. Give yourself the starring role. Overwhelm your story with unnecessary details.
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The power of collaboration | Training Journal

The power of collaboration | Training Journal | Education Leadership | Scoop.it
RT @TrainingJournal: The power of #collaboration: Debbie Carter reviews TJ’s action #learning research project http://t.co/q4sjZaU0gl

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Effective Schools Help Students Outperform Expectations Based on Cognitive Skills

Effective Schools Help Students Outperform Expectations Based on Cognitive Skills | Education Leadership | Scoop.it
“Contact:Martin R. West: martin_west@gse.harvard.edu, 617-496-8302, Harvard University Ashley Inman: ashley_inman@hks.harvard.edu, (707) 332-1184, Education Next Communications Office Effective Schools Help Students Outperform Expectations Based on...”
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What Students Remember Most About Teachers

What Students Remember Most About Teachers | Education Leadership | Scoop.it
Dear Young Teacher Down the Hall, I saw you as you rushed past me in the lunch room. Urgent. In a hurry to catch a bite before the final bell would ring calling all the students back inside. I noti...
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A powerful reminder as we begin working as coaches and mentors for new teachers entering the profession.

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5 Research-Based Tips for Providing Students with Meaningful Feedback

5 Research-Based Tips for Providing Students with Meaningful Feedback | Education Leadership | Scoop.it
Teacher feedback must be informative and encouraging for students to fully understand whether they're learning and what they can do to improve the learning process.
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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, August 6, 8:34 PM
Teachers who listen closely and provide specific feedback help their students with their learning. A second aspect is that students begin to take control of their learning and know when to ask and receive help. @ivon_ehd1
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How We Make Progress

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““Slipping back” isn’t a shameful retreat from our goal—it’s part of the process of getting there.”
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I love the analogy of overlapping waves to describe the processes of learning.
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The similarities between successful teaching, professional development, and leadership

The similarities between successful teaching, professional development, and leadership | Education Leadership | Scoop.it
In my view, a common set of principles regarding human learning and relationships underlie teaching, professional development, and leadership that intends to continuously improve teaching and learning.
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John Gravitt's curator insight, August 8, 7:07 AM

I've always hated the phase "Those that can't do, teach."  People assume sometimes that I went into training because I "couldn't" consult.  Could it be that I didn't want to work crazy hours every week away from home?

 

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, August 17, 7:42 PM

The challenge for teachers is that those outside the classroom telling them how to do their jobs have whittled the work down to a science only approach. Dennis Sparks makes the valid point it is an improvisational art which cannot be designed externally. What is designed is subject to change which is part of a complex conversation teachers engage in with students and with the subjects taught. In this sense, all the subjects take on a life.

 

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Supporting the Teacher Maker Movement - Edutopia

Supporting the Teacher Maker Movement - Edutopia | Education Leadership | Scoop.it
“ In order for teachers to encourage student innovation, they need the freedom to be innovative as well. Eight ways school leaders can support faculty who want to develop engaging curriculum.”
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The Best Way to Implement Action Learning in Your Organization

The Best Way to Implement Action Learning in Your Organization | Education Leadership | Scoop.it
“The Best Way to Implement Action Learning in Your Organization http://t.co/3mK3qaHDOJ”;
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For our team after we complete our new teacher orientation.
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10 time management tips for teachers

10 time management tips for teachers | Education Leadership | Scoop.it
As someone who worked in education for several years, I can tell you that one of my biggest obstacles was time -- as in, there was never enough of it.
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Something to work on for me.
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Top Ten Tips for developing a Growth Mindset in your Classroom

Top Ten Tips for developing a Growth Mindset in your Classroom | Education Leadership | Scoop.it
Imagine if every classroom, every teacher instilled this culture within your school. Every day, every hour, every minute. It would be transformational. Look to see how it affects the learning culture within your classroom and be prepared to share it with others. Teachers can be the very antithesis of a growth mindset. Having routines and expectations of ‘that bottom set’, which haven’t changed in the last 20 years. This is your biggest challenge. Embrace it!
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How to Tell a Great Story

How to Tell a Great Story | Education Leadership | Scoop.it
It’s a skill every leader needs to master.
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This article summarizes storytelling well. In addition to the principles to remember the steps, anecdotes and case studies make this very user friendly. Principles to Remember Do: Consider your audience — choose a framework and details that will best resonate with your listeners. Identify the moral or message your want to impart. Find inspiration in your life experiences. Don’t: Assume you don’t have storytelling chops — we all have it in us to tell memorable stories. Give yourself the starring role. Overwhelm your story with unnecessary details.
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Set Your Hook

Great hooks, like McGonigal’s provocative opening statement, get audiences on the edge of their seats and give them a sense of what’s coming. They allow you to…

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Powerful exploration of how to capture a group. Excellent Visuals

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gwynethjones's curator insight, July 31, 12:54 PM

It's good to be provocative, personal, & funny - whatever moves the message and grabs your audience.

That includes our kiddos, too you know!