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10 Reasons Why We Struggle With Creativity - Forbes

10 Reasons Why We Struggle With Creativity - Forbes | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
VideoSisyphus the Titan pushing his infamous boulder up the hill; image credit Wikipedia “There is always room, if only in one’s own soul, to create a spot of Paradise, crazy though it may sound.” --Henry Miller, Preface to Stand Still Like the Hummingbird...
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There are some excellent points here.

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How Children Use iPads

How Children Use iPads | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Are touch-screen devices harming kids' brains or making them smarter? Hanna Rosin shares her findings, with the help of her four-year-old son.
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A short article combined with short video. We should be concerned with the way digital technology is changing our brain structure and function. What does it mean?

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The Value of Meaningful Work : HRVoice.org

The Value of Meaningful Work : HRVoice.org | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

“No longer can management believe they hold the answers to the company’s vexing problems and then direct staff to execute on their solutions.”

In today’s workplaces viewing work as an extension of one’s passion is the shift management must grasp, adopt, and adapt to if the business is to thrive in the 21st century.


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I agree that there is no room for the experts who continue to try dominate. We need new thinking, new organizations, and real leadership.

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The Future of Working Life

The Future of Working Life | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Lynda Gratton, The London Business School professor and top 50 management thinker describes the possible ups and downs of the future of work

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Léonne Willems's curator insight, March 25, 2013 4:04 PM

Let's ruminate some more :-)

Tony Brugman (Bright & Company)'s curator insight, April 9, 2013 11:28 AM

Another great and extensive interview at Forbes with HR Guru, London Business School professor Lynda Gratton. She describes 32 trends and five broad forces that will shape the future of work and organizations. Must-read!

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Educational Leadership:Teachers as Leaders:Ten Roles for Teacher Leaders

Educational Leadership:Teachers as Leaders:Ten Roles for Teacher Leaders | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

Teacher leaders assume a wide range of roles to support school and student success. Whether these roles are assigned formally or shared informally, they build the entire school's capacity to improve. Because teachers can lead in a variety of ways, many teachers can serve as leaders among their peers.

So what are some of the leadership options available to teachers? The following 10 roles are a sampling of the many ways teachers can contribute to their schools' success.


Via Jim Lerman, Nancy Jones
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Considering the fact this article is almost 6 years old and we see little evidence that teacher leadership is increasing, what does that say?

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Happiness Part 2: Where Does Happiness Live?

Happiness Part 2: Where Does Happiness Live? | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
  In my last Blog, we started on our discussion of Happiness. We looked at several peoples’ interpretation of happiness throughout the ages and realized this has been a fairly central theme fo...
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 I believe this topic will become more and more relevant to organizations and people as we move forward.

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Emotional Intelligence (EQ) for happy life and successful career

Emotional Intelligence (EQ) for happy life and successful career | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
From IZquotes * * * From Communicating with Confidence We probably all know people, who are really good listeners. No matter what kind of situation we're in, they always seem to know what to say – ...
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This is an excellent summary of EQ.

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PLN benefits

(taken from an assignment that I am currently writing) Enhancing teaching and learning with ICT is a world-wide initiative for improving education and an attempt to align education with the require...
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I need to check out the references, but the article has good points.

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4 Quickies To Improve Listening Skills

4 Quickies To Improve Listening Skills | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
“The most precious gift we can offer anyone is our attention.” Thich Nhat Hanh We like to talk, share our opinion, share about the stuff we do with people around us.  That’s cool. But we’re so used...
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Four great suggestoins that all lead back to being present. We need to learn this in our digital conversations.

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Don’t take refuge in anything outside of you

Don’t take refuge in anything outside of you | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
When the Buddha was very old, just before he died, he said, My dear friends, my dear disciples, don’t take refuge in anything outside of you. In every one of us there is a very safe island we can g...
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A beautiful poem from Thich Nhat Hanh.

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20 Tips On How To Work With Students Who Have a Hard Time Collaborating

20 Tips On How To Work With Students Who Have a Hard Time Collaborating | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
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Will this work with adults who have a hard time collarborating? There is lots of evidence that if children see adutls collaborating that is a powerful way for them to learn.

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25 Twitter Tips For Students, Parents, And Teachers - Edudemic

25 Twitter Tips For Students, Parents, And Teachers - Edudemic | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Twitter can be a powerful weapon in your arsenal of learning resources. So we figured a few Twitter tips for students and others might be in order.
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This is a good one for the novice tweet.

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25 Quotes to Inspire You to Become a Better Leader

25 Quotes to Inspire You to Become a Better Leader | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Great quotes inspire us to change, to grow, and to become our best selves. I researched thousands of quotes from successful leaders for my last book, to capture one for each chapter, covering 11
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It's Not About the Device

It's Not About the Device | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Many schools wrestle with the idea of technology in the hands of each and every student. Leaders wonder if the results of implementing a 1:1 initiative or “BYOT” policy will result in learning gain...
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It certainly is not about the device. I am reading Will Richardson's article in Educational Leadership and words of caution are at the forefront of my reflection. What is mindful learning? What is the role of the mindful teacher in helping select the appropriate tool for the job?

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10 Ways To Become A Better Online Learner - Edudemic

10 Ways To Become A Better Online Learner - Edudemic | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
There are some quick and easy ways to become a better online learner. Whether you're taking a class or just researching, here are the DOs and DON'Ts.
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In an increasingly digital world, we need to think and be mindful about the dos and don'ts of online learning.

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8 Characteristics Of Education 3.0

8 Characteristics Of Education 3.0 | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Something “point-oh” has entered the modern vernacular as a response to our digital world. Unlike physical “Stuff,” digital stuff is more fluid–constantly iterating and evolving at often breakneck speed.

Via Mary Perfitt-Nelson
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This is great. I worked in a place where this was beginning to happen and it took bureaucrats no time flat to bring it down.

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Mary Perfitt-Nelson's curator insight, March 23, 2013 2:45 PM

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8 Characteristics Of Education 3.0

1. Meaning is social constructed and contextually reinvented

2. Technology is everywhere (digital universe).

3. Teaching is done teacher-to-student, student-to-student, and people-technology-people (co-constructivism)

4. Schools are located everywhere (fully infused in society)

5. Parents view schools as a place for them to learn, too

6. Teachers are everybody, everywhere

7. Hardware and software in schools are available at low cost and are used (strategically)

8. Industry views graduates as co-workers or entrepreneurs"


I would add..........to build effective relationships with kids (and so that they do the same with their learning) they need meaningful learning that allows autonomy.  

Mary Perfitt-Nelson's comment, March 24, 2013 4:23 PM
Yikes, Ivon.
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Announcing: Raising Modern Learners! - Will Richardson

Announcing: Raising Modern Learners! - Will Richardson | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

"I’m really excited to announce a new undertaking that my good friend Bruce Dixon from Melbourne, Australia and I are launching today: Raising Modern Learners (RML). 

 

"As the proud owner of two teenagers (where’s the handbook?), I’ve been more and more drawn to the question of how we begin to educate parents around the very big learning and schooling shifts that are occurring because of the Web and the technologies that support it. Specifically, how can we develop and nurture in parents a new context for learning that will allow them to understand the changes many of us are fighting for in our classrooms. Neither Bruce nor I have seen any co-ordinated attempts to offer parents a truly different concept of schooling that synthesizes technological change with progressive ideas around learning and a new vision for the role of schools in our communities.  

 

"We’re hoping our free, weekly newsletter and accompanying site will begin that work."


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This is a great concept, but should we not have been doing this all along?

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How Happy Is Your Organization?

How Happy Is Your Organization? | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
People need pleasant, engaging, and meaningful work to thrive.
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The two times people are most unhappy is on the commute to work and on their jobs. This has been researched and found to be statistically relevent.

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Touching Peace by Thich Nhat Hanh

Touching Peace by Thich Nhat Hanh | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

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A Tale of Two Coaches: What Kind Are You?

A Tale of Two Coaches: What Kind Are You? | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
There’s more to coaching than sharing your expertise. The way you communicate that expertise is as important as the knowledge itself.

Via Todd Lohenry
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We need to have those people around us who build us up rather than tear us down.

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Todd Lohenry's curator insight, March 23, 2013 6:36 AM

Michael Hyatt shares an interesting story about picking up golf again. More interesting to me is this question; when coaching your Self, which one of these two coaches do you most resemble? Which one would you like to be more like?

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Ten Tips for Becoming a Connected Educator

Ten Tips for Becoming a Connected Educator | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
ASCD's annual conference (see #ASCD13 on Twitter) recently came to a close, and one of the main themes that kept surfacing was the need for more "connected educators." At this conference, there were

Via Ana Cristina Pratas
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Treat them like tips rather than absolutes. I liked the one about "no right way, just your way." When we connect, are we present in our conversations? I have some issues with the pointing towards Twitter as the way to go. It is for some but not all.

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what is mindfulness?

what is mindfulness? | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xoLQ3qkh0w0
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Jon Kabat-Zinn is a great presenter.

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Mindfulness...

Mindfulness... | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
What is it? According to Kristen Neff... How has it helped me? By giving me the ability to respond rather than react... Pausing. Covey talks about Stimulus>Pause>Response. Tara Brach talks ab...
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Fits with some of my research.

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5 Tools to Help Students Learn How to Learn | MindShift

5 Tools to Help Students Learn How to Learn | MindShift | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Jamie Nast/Flickr Helping students learn how to learn: That's what most educators strive for, and that's the goal of inquiry learning. That skill transfe
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Strictly inquiry orientated and does not presume digital technology is needed or not needed.

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The World Bank’s Robert Hawkins on Linking Technology Skills to Learning, a 21st Century Model | CREATIVE Magazine

The World Bank’s Robert Hawkins on Linking Technology Skills to Learning, a 21st Century Model | CREATIVE Magazine | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
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This is a great idea. We need to send children into adulthood with a skill set that allows them to be adaptable life-long learners.

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