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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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Research Shows Students Learn Better When They Figure Things Out On Their Own

Research Shows Students Learn Better When They Figure Things Out On Their Own | Education Leadership | Scoop.it
In some instances, research illuminates a topic and changes our existing beliefs. For example, here’s a post that challenges the myth of preferred learning styles. Other times, you might hear about a study and say, “Well, of course that’s true!” This might be one of those moments.
Last year, Dr. Karlsson Wirebring and fellow researchers published a study that supports what many educators and parents have already suspected: students learn better when they figure things out on their own, as compared to being told what to do.  

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I had already figured this out on my own. ;) Thanks to John Evans.

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The 7 questions every new teacher should be able to answer

The 7 questions every new teacher should be able to answer | Education Leadership | Scoop.it
Technology News & Innovation in K-12 Education
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I am thinking this would be a great topic for a seminar or seminars as well as coaching conversations.
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Teacher Feedback for Teacher Trainers

Teacher Feedback for Teacher Trainers | Education Leadership | Scoop.it

As a developing teacher, there are lots of courses you can do and resources that you can access to aid your development, but when you become a teacher of teachers, this often isn't the case. Feedback especially, is an area in which the door is often literally and metaphorically closed and you get little feedback yourself on this area of practice.


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This blog supports an ongoing conversation about the different needs and skills for supporting teachers leaders that are working with preservice teachers. One area we are looking at as a district is how do we create systematic support or training for cooperating teachers. 
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Nik Peachey's curator insight, June 15, 1:27 AM

Useful new site for teacher trainers or those who want to be.

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Who better to evaluate teachers than their students?

Who better to evaluate teachers than their students? | Education Leadership | Scoop.it
Who better to evaluate teachers than their students?
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This presents a strong case for engaging students in thinking about their teachers.  The author's humility and self-reflection add a strong model for how teachers might think about student feedback.
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OMG, I Can't Even: Drama, Social Skills, and the Teenage Brain - @Edutopia

OMG, I Can't Even: Drama, Social Skills, and the Teenage Brain - @Edutopia | Education Leadership | Scoop.it

"If you're teaching or raising teenagers, these sentence stems may sound familiar:

"Did you hear what she said about. . ."
"I can't believe he. . ."
"She's such a. . ."
"OMG! I'm going to die if. . ."
"Look at this chat/screenshot/Snapchat! Can you believe. . ." 


Social "drama" among teenagers is ever-present, overwhelming, and isn't going away. By better understanding the needs that teens are expressing through drama, we can support them in developing healthy skills that will serve them throughout life."


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 "Here are some of the key areas where teen brain development impacts social skills."  
     Impulse control  
     Heightened emotions  
     Decision making 

"The good news is that the teenage brain is malleable and primed to learn. This gives us a great opportunity to teach social skills, mindfulness practices, and empathy development. Honor the experience instead of judging."
     Teach social skills.  
     Don't react. Reflect. 
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Public good of the internet

Public good of the internet | Education Leadership | Scoop.it
The world of Magna Carta tells us much more about the world of today than we suppose.
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Six Useful Tips from a Co-teaching Chameleon

Six Useful Tips from a Co-teaching Chameleon | Education Leadership | Scoop.it
Veteran teacher Michele Simonetty shares useful advice with fellow co-teaching chameleons adapting to change: Speak up, take risks, be proactive & compromise.
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Great advice for teachers beginning a year and reflecting as they end a year.

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Stanford Daily | Behind the sticky notes. What is Design Thinking? #designthinking

Stanford Daily | Behind the sticky notes. What is Design Thinking? #designthinking | Education Leadership | Scoop.it
“ "Creating innovators rather than #innovation" – Guter Artikel über, was #designthinking ist: http://t.co/thwG1huXzX”;
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Tomorrow's Learning Today: 7 Shifts To Create A Classroom Of The Future - TeachThought

Tomorrow's Learning Today: 7 Shifts To Create A Classroom Of The Future - TeachThought | Education Leadership | Scoop.it
Below are some ideas that are truly transformational–not that they haven’t been said before. It’s not this article that’s transformational, but the ideas themselves. These ideas aren’t just buzzwords or trendy edu-jargon but the kind of substance with the potential for lasting change.

And the best part? This is stuff that’s available not tomorrow with ten grand in classroom funding and 12 hours of summer PD, but today. Utopian visions of learning are tempting, if for no other reason than they absolve us of accountability to create it right now, leading to nebulous romanticizing about how powerful learning could be if we just did more of X and Y.

But therein lies the rub: Tomorrow’s learning is already available, and below are 7 of the most compelling and powerful trends, concepts, and resources that represent its promise.

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This captures the shift we are trying to make in my district. I think this might make an excellent focus for a seminar

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añada su visión ...Cualquier inversión es buena siempre y cuando sea en educación, considero que es la clave para tener un mundo mejor. Cada día la tecnología avanza a pasos agigantados y si la educación no avanza a la par, tenemos grandes problemas...

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[Blog Post] The Three-Word Problem That Can Destroy Your Life

[Blog Post] The Three-Word Problem That Can Destroy Your Life | Education Leadership | Scoop.it
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The idea of essentialism is important to remember as we bring young teachers into the profession. 

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7 Habits of Amazing Student Teachers

7 Habits of Amazing Student Teachers | Education Leadership | Scoop.it

Anyway, I decided to put together a list of characteristics and qualities that I’ve noticed in my student teachers: things that have made their time in my classroom beneficial to them AND to me. Whether you’re about to be a student teacher yourself, or are about to be a mentor teacher and want to share this list with your newbie, here is a list of characteristics of things I have noticed my awesome student teachers have in abundance.


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Helping to develop new professionals and identify skills that support excellence helps student teachers be job ready but also schools identify skilled new teachers.

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Take A Mouth-Watering Tour Of School Lunches From Around The World

Take A Mouth-Watering Tour Of School Lunches From Around The World | Education Leadership | Scoop.it
Eating at the school cafeteria could've been amazing if you grew up almost anywhere but the U.S.

 

Tags: agriculture, food distribution. 


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THis is not what I regularly see in most schools. Only the tray looks familiar.

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Emily Bian's curator insight, March 25, 2015 5:53 PM

This is a really cool article! I always enjoy looking at food from around the world, so I automatically scooped this when I saw it. This is a article with a slideshow of school lunches around the world. At the very end of the photo slide, there is a photo of an American school lunch which is pretty embarrassing compared to Brazil and Finland. This photo series was taken by SweetGreens, and the school lunches were put together to represent an average school lunch, not necessarily what they have every day. 

They talk about how each country eats what is grown around them, while US is processed food like chicken nuggets and chocolate chip cookie.

I really want to move to Brazil and eat their school lunch, haha! It looks so good. For dessert in Finland, they have a berry crepe on their plate! That's awesome! If you have some free time, then be sure to check this out! 

5) Interdependence among regions of food production and consumption

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Summary: This article showed a series of pictures, which showed traditional school lunches of different countries. Greece's lunch included a Mediterranean diet, while Brazil's had rice and beans with greens, and the United States had its classic chicken nuggets, chocolate chip cookie, and mashed potatoes. The goal of this article was definitely to show what foods were incorporated into different cultures and climates.

 

Insight: Food is one example of a cultural trait, and quite a prominent one. Tradition may prohibit or encourage eating a certain kind of food, while long term climate also makes a large difference on the crops traditional grown in a country. 

Colleen Blankenship's curator insight, February 10, 9:16 AM

This is an excellent way to compare the impact that agriculture and culture in general have on our schools! 

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Measuring Compassion in the Body

Measuring Compassion in the Body | Education Leadership | Scoop.it

What happens in Vagus… may make or break compassion."  "...suggesting that the Vagus may be key to the emergence of compassionate behavior during development as well as day-to-day experiences of compassion."

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"Warm, sympathetic, and authoritative parents are like co-pilots for the Vagus nerve in helping children to develop their ability to feel sympathy and compassion—and then to act on that impulse." This makes me wonder the impact of teachers that are warm, sympathetic and compassionate- maintaining what parents have provided and planting seeds for children that have not had the modeling. 

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Five Classroom Dimensions That Show Deep Math Learning Is Happening

Five Classroom Dimensions That Show Deep Math Learning Is Happening | Education Leadership | Scoop.it
Narrowing down essential elements of teaching math to five dimensions can help teachers provide students the agency they need to be competent learners.
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I will probably se this with math teachers as a part of our ongoing video work. This will combine well with pivotal teaching moments.
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The Struggle to Bring Cognitive Psychology to Schools

The Struggle to Bring Cognitive Psychology to Schools | Education Leadership | Scoop.it

Bruner found that even very young children constructed their own knowledge—that is, they made sense of new information based on prior experience and understanding. The job of the teacher was to help students build upon what they already knew.


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"The job of the teacher was to help students build upon what they already knew. So it didn’t make sense to fill children with facts, which they would forget as soon as the test was over. The goal was to help them recognize relationships between facts. You didn’t have to be a physicist or a historian to understand gravity or the Civil War. But you did need a teacher who could help you think like a physicist or a historian, ordering and analyzing information just like they did."

Interesting insights. Again demonstrating the importance of teaching students to think and make sense of content.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, June 10, 4:08 AM

Well worth reading.

Haiden Jacob-Byrd's curator insight, September 21, 2:27 PM

Bruner believes that teachers have to specialize in critical thinking.

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The challenge is that the work of Dewey, Bruner, and Pestalozzi is hard work in classrooms. It will require rethinking what we call school and leadership rather than management.
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Five Minute Film School: Movie Making For the Rest of Us!

Everyone is a filmmaker. Learn how to be one here!

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What a great tool for explaining the process. Fun way to introduce project to students or teachers. I'm wondering how this might be part of new teacher induction, PIE or student teacher seminars. This might be a fun option for PIE infographic night. 
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What a great tool for explaining the process. Fun way to introduce project to students or teachers. I'm wondering how this might be part of new teacher induction, PIE or student teacher seminars.
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How To Teach Children That Failure Is The Secret To Success - NPR

How To Teach Children That Failure Is The Secret To Success - NPR | Education Leadership | Scoop.it
Is failure a positive opportunity to learn and grow, or is it a negative experience that hinders success? How parents answer that question has a big influence on how much children think they can improve their intelligence through hard work, a study says.

"Parents are a really critical force in child development when you think about how motivation and mindsets develop," says Kyla Haimovitz, a professor of psychology at Stanford University. She coauthored the study, published in Psychological Science with colleague Carol Dweck, who pioneered research on mindsets. "Parents have this powerful effect really early on and throughout childhood to send messages about what is failure, how to respond to it."

Although there's been a lot of research on how these forces play out, relatively little looks at what parents can do to motivate their kids in school, Haimovitz says. This study begins filling that gap.

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"Parents are a really critical force in child development when you think about how motivation and mindsets develop," says Kyla Haimovitz, a professor of psychology at Stanford University.
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5 Ways To Help Students Ask Better Questions - @TeachThought

5 Ways To Help Students Ask Better Questions - @TeachThought | Education Leadership | Scoop.it
In “Why Questions Are More Important Than Answers,” I said that “Questioning is the art of learning. Learning to ask important questions is the best evidence of understanding there is, far surpassing the temporary endorphins of a correct “answer.” And while I sometimes disagree with things I say after hearing or reading them later, that still holds up.

Questions are causes and effects of learning.

I saw the above graphic a few months ago while I was researching question-formation strategies. That post is still about 2/3 finished but after that long, I thought it made sense to share this graphic to kind of frame that content whenever I finally get off my keister and get it together.

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Questions are a powerful teaching and learning tool.  One of the great Design Thinking advances has been the addition of supporting students asking questions.
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Seven Ways Principals Can Support Instructional Coaches - edu Pulse

Seven Ways Principals Can Support Instructional Coaches - edu Pulse | Education Leadership | Scoop.it
7 Ways Principals Can Support Instructional Coaches I @ScholasticAdms
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Jim Knight helps outline clear steps to support coaches and administrators making a difference for teachers and student learning.

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The Operating Model That Is Eating The World

The Operating Model That Is Eating The World | Education Leadership | Scoop.it

PURPOSE :: Why are we doing this? THE SHIFT: FROM GROWTH AS A COMMERCIAL AGENDA TO GROWTH AS A VISIONARY AGENDA.

PROCESS :: How will we do this? THE SHIFT: FROM PROCESS AS QUALITY ASSURANCE TO PROCESS AS ITERATIVE IMPROVEMENT.

PEOPLE :: Who will do this? THE SHIFT: FROM PEOPLE AS MANAGERS OF COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE TO PEOPLE AS MAKERS OF COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE.

PRODUCT :: What are we doing? THE SHIFT: FROM PRODUCT BUILT TO LAST TO PRODUCT BUILT TO EVOLVE.

PLATFORM :: What are we doing that’s bigger than us? THE SHIFT: FROM A PLATFORM THE COMPANY BUILDS UPON TO A PLATFORM THE WORLD BUILDS UPON.


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8 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Calling Out Kids for Their Bad Behavior - Brilliant or Insane

8 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Calling Out Kids for Their Bad Behavior - Brilliant or Insane | Education Leadership | Scoop.it
If a kid has been pushed to a point where she’s acting out in order to get negative attention, the problem is far bigger than you. You know that, right? I didn’t when I was a young teacher, but when this reality dawned on me, it was a game changer. Realizing that it wasn’t about me gave me enough space to breath a bit before I reacted.

It’s not about you either, I’ll bet. If it is, it might say something about how much the kid who is making you crazy cares about you.

Sometimes, they act out to get your attention.

Sometimes, it’s the only way they know.

Sometimes, admitting what they really think or feel or need requires a level of vulnerability they just aren’t able to conjure.

So, don’t call students out in front of other people. Don’t point out their errors, don’t name their flaws, and by all means, don’t cut them down with your sarcasm. Try to get to the root of the problem, instead. Try asking yourself a few questions.

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How Teachers and CEOs Are Alike

Teachers and CEOs have similar professions—too bad nobody sees it that way, writes teacher-turned-CEO Aaron Schildkrout.
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The similarities, roles and mindset of highly effective teachers and a CEO are exciting to me. I am pondering when to teach this to my teachers. Seminars are a rich time for this mindset learning.

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Blended and Online Assessment Taxonomy Design

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Are you planning and communicating your feedback criteria? Here is our Blended and Online Assessment Taxonomy Design, an infographic to help you plan better assessments.

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Helping teachers align their assessment to their learning goals is important. This can help teachers quickly decide if their assessment best reflects their intent.

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Allan Shaw's curator insight, April 26, 2015 6:18 PM

'In the infographic, Blended and Online Assessment Taxonomy, we have organized types of activities that suit various levels of assessments (2001) starting with remember, understand, and apply in the first row. The second row of our infographic includes higher levels of active learning including analyze, evaluate, and create. Engaging curriculum whether face-to-face, blended, or online push student performances to these levels of learning; however, these assessments are less conducive to automated feedback systems as rubrics typically require intelligent judgment. The appropriate level of learning for any assessment should be determined by the learning objective(s).' - This is worthy of your time and reflection.

Georgia Heffernan's curator insight, April 26, 2015 7:43 PM

To enable our students to become assessment literate, teachers need to align their assessment feedback practices with the purpose of the learning. This info graphic provides an easy to use guide based on Bloom's taxonomy of developmental learning - a good reminder to be deliberate!

Gary Stanyard's curator insight, April 29, 2015 5:56 PM

Useful infographic

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10 Techniques for Scaffolded Social Learning

10 Techniques for Scaffolded Social Learning | Education Leadership | Scoop.it
I recently presented a model for the design of Scaffolded Social Learning: it’s a way of combining both formal and co-created components into one coherent learning narrative. The formal elements wi...
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Components of Social Learning are mentioned but this defines and helps teachers think about the individual skills.

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Layout Cheat Sheet for Infographics : Visual arrangement tips

Layout Cheat Sheet for Infographics : Visual arrangement tips | Education Leadership | Scoop.it

Infographic layouts refer to the arrangement of your visual elements and your content. When you begin working on a piece of infographic, you should have a story to tell hence, you will need to select a layout that best suits your story. Using the right layout will ensure good readability and convey your message well.

 

We have put together a cheat sheet for your quick reference to the right arrangement to use, here are six common ones you can quickly work with....


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This is a great tool to share with my seminar teachers whose final project for the year is an infographic.

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Tony Guzman's curator insight, March 2, 2015 3:29 PM

This article helps you determine the best layout for the type of infographic you may be creating.

Lee Hall's curator insight, March 18, 2015 9:26 AM

They show you a visual layout and explain the best use for it.

Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, March 20, 2015 11:51 PM

HERE ARE SOME HELPFUL LAYOUTS TO SPEED UP YOUR DESIGNS.