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Disrupting Teacher Professional Development

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Technology-Enhanced Professional Development combines elements of effective staff development, change theory, innovation adoption, and blended learning.

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How to Become a Fascinating Leader

How to Become a Fascinating Leader | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
Fascinating leaders ask questions. The rest are dullards. Leaders who don’t ask questions are uninteresting, short-sighted, self-absorbed, and ineffective. Bores don't ask questions. Success requir...
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The Reasons People Don’t Follow Their Passions, and What You Can Do

The Reasons People Don’t Follow Their Passions, and What You Can Do | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
Pursuing your passion can mean different things to different people, but no matter your definition, it seems people always have a reason why they can't do it. If you're someone who has always wanted to follow your dream but never gained any traction, here are some answers.
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ustwo | The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teams

ustwo | The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teams | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
Having spent over a year together, one of our teams set out to uncover and define the principles which helped them along the way.
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Stop Penalizing Boys for Not Being Able to Sit Still at School

Stop Penalizing Boys for Not Being Able to Sit Still at School | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
Instead, help them channel their energy into productive tasks.
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Building a Common School Vision For Your Makerspace

Building a Common School Vision For Your Makerspace | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
By Lindsey Own - How to create common language and identify common values throughout your school as you begin the final outfitting of your makerspace.
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Having a school vision for Maker Space helps guide the decisions that are made and brings a collaborative nature to the concept within the school. 

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Developing a Growth Mindset in Teachers and Staff

Developing a Growth Mindset in Teachers and Staff | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
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 A growth mindset is important especially as change continue to proceed at a rapid pace. Developing a growth mindset is important for teachers and staff as new ideas and ways of doing and knowing become a regular part of the school culture. 

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Beyond LiteracyLink: Spring's Symphony Unveiled

Beyond LiteracyLink: Spring's Symphony Unveiled | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
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A wonderful collection of art and poetry. A great place to just wander and get lost in the wonder! 

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ISTE 2015: Takeaway Tips for a Library Maker Space | ISTE 2015

ISTE 2015: Takeaway Tips for a Library Maker Space | ISTE 2015 | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
Maker was front and center at the 2015 ISTE conference—and that was a good thing for Jennifer Hanson, director of library services at Worcester (MA) Academy, who is planning a maker space at her school.
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Some great ideas and suggestions for a maker space. 

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The next design trend is one that eliminates all choices

The next design trend is one that eliminates all choices | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
Freedom from the hundreds of "micro decisions" that clog our brains.
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Eliminating small decisions allows people to focus on larger/deeper issues. But are we ready to give up those small decisions? 

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Harness the power of design thinking

Harness the power of design thinking | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
Start by forgetting everything you know. Experts advise small businesses to get creative and explore the possibilities
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10 Reasons Twitter Works In Education

10 Reasons Twitter Works In Education | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
Why Twitter Works In Education by TeachThought Staff As the collective family of social media channels grows, each adopts their own personality. LinkedIn is oldest sibling…
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Why digital transformation is so difficult to achieve

Why digital transformation is so difficult to achieve | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
Concept of minimum viable product can really help scale the digital business, and speed and flexibility matter above all else
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5 thoughts from ISTE weekend | Dangerously Irrelevant

5 thoughts from ISTE weekend | Dangerously Irrelevant | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
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How to Find Your Life Purpose? Escape Your Bubble

How to Find Your Life Purpose? Escape Your Bubble | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
Let's say you're feeling unmotivated, unsure of yourself, aimless, can't find your passion, directionless, not clear on what your purpose in life is. You're in good company—most people are in the same boat.
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University of Adelaide is phasing out lectures

University of Adelaide is phasing out lectures | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
University of Adelaide is phasing out lectures in favour of online learning and small-group discovery.
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Is there still a place for lecture in higher ed? Is this the future of higher ed? 

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Carol Dweck: 'The whole idea of growth mindset is to say yes they can'

Carol Dweck: 'The whole idea of growth mindset is to say yes they can' | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
Carol Dweck is education’s guru of the moment. The US academic’s “growth mindset” theory has taken schools on both sides of the Atlantic by storm. When TES met the Stanford University psychology professor at the Festival of Education at Wellington College last week, the mere mention of her name was sending teachers into shivers of excitement.  But the woman herself is refreshingly modest about the success of her philosophy. “You never know how influential your idea is going to be,” she says, smi
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KitHub Designed to Empower Young Innovators | DMLcentral

KitHub Designed to Empower Young Innovators | DMLcentral | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
KitHub, “creative electronics for young innovators,” is a kit-of-the-month club for young makers, their parents, and their families. It was designed to empower kids and parents who weren’t necessarily close to a physical makerspace, by two women — Tara Tiger Brown and Luz Rivas — who are passionately devoted to maker education, not by an edu-biz conglomerate or VC-founded startup.
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A great idea for anyone who is thinking of a Maker Space but is looking to get things started or for parents who want to spend time tinkering with their children but don't have the time to go find all they need. 

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The benefits of being selfish

The benefits of being selfish | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
None of us wants to feel like we’re being selfish. We all know we should have empathy for others and be helpful. But when it comes to doing your best work, sometimes being selfish is exactly what you need to do. […]
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Why saying No isn't selfish but allows us to be deliberate with our time, a very limited resource. We need to allocate time for ourselves and the different areas that important. 

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The Secret to Getting Big Things Done at Work and in Life

The Secret to Getting Big Things Done at Work and in Life | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
Connecting to Create Change: A Q&A With Erica Dhawan - The Muse: What do the founder of Quirky and the farmer wh...
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Connections are so important in all aspects of life. In education, connecting is an integral part of what happens in classrooms and in schools. Connecting with others is vital to developing relationships with the people around us and with others via various forms of technology. So what is Connectional Intelligence? 

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7 Books that will make you a better teacher - Daily Genius

7 Books that will make you a better teacher - Daily Genius | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
Reading makes your smarter.  More importantly, it makes you a better teacher. Smart districts offer in-service or professional development compensation for instructors that read relevant resources. Most people think that the summer provides educators with well deserved time to recharge.  While that is true, most importantly, it provides educators time to read. I challenge you to …
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How to harness the power of design thinking

How to harness the power of design thinking | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
Design thinking is the hot new trend with some arguing its the secret to successful business performance.
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Top 6 Benefits Of Gamification In eLearning - eLearning Industry

Top 6 Benefits Of Gamification In eLearning - eLearning Industry | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
Does introducing Gamification in eLearning truly help learners learn? Check 6 benefits of Gamification in eLearning.
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Free Technology for Teachers: SeeSaw - Easily Create Digital Portfolios on iPads, Chromebooks, and Android Tablets

Free Technology for Teachers: SeeSaw - Easily Create Digital Portfolios on iPads, Chromebooks, and Android Tablets | Educational Discourse | Scoop.it
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