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Steve Hargadon: Escaping the Education Matrix

Steve Hargadon: Escaping the Education Matrix | Edu-Vision- Educational Leadership | Scoop.it
“People are almost in this Matrix-like existence,” says education thought-leader Steve Hargadon. “They don’t question schooling. How do you tell a story that opens the door to rethinking what people...
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The Learning Gap Infographic

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The Learning Gap Infographic presents the difference between learning hours spent of middle class kids and kids born into poverty. Middle class kids have likely spent 6,000 more hours learning than kids born into poverty. Parents – 220 hours Pre-school – 1,395 hours After-school and... http://elearninginfographics.com/the-learning-gap-infographic/


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Dr. Deborah Brennan's curator insight, May 28, 2015 4:32 PM

Our students of poverty enter school behind and by the time they are in middle school, the achievement gap has widened.  Often the answer is to remove the struggling students from electives and place them in remediation courses for math or reading, robbing them of the rich contribution arts makes to the lives of middle and upper class children. Innovation must guide our efforts to close the gap, providing not just remediation but enrichment to our children of poverty.

Kelly Christopherson's curator insight, August 16, 2015 7:07 PM

Some interesting numbers in this info-graphic. 

Actions Speak's curator insight, August 17, 2015 10:54 AM

In a weak culture, unacceptable performance is rewarded.  The standard for what is acceptable gets lowered.

 

Our public education system is not best in class.  Education bureaucrats are getting rewarded for unacceptable performance.  Too many kids are not getting an education that prepares them to effectively compete .

 

What kind of questions would you ask if you were a top education leader in your state, county, or city?

 

How about some of these?

 

1) when are going to stop passing kids that can't do the work at the current level?

2) how are we going to close learning gaps with a sense of time is of the essence?

3) what needs to change in our approaches to teaching to drastically improve learning results?

4) if what we are supposed to achieve is kids learning at a high level then what about all the resources allocated to transportation, duplicate administrators, government edicts, athletics, ...?

5) what do other cultures with high performance education systems do differently?

6) do you ask the teachers what they need to close gaps and energize the kids to learn at a much higher level?

7) do you have the courage to think out of the box and go against the politically correct that rewards blind compliance to government ideology?

 

"If a child can't learn the way we teach, maybe we should teach the way they learn" -- Ignacio Estrada 

 

Isn't it time to rethink our approach?

 

Yes.  It is way past time!

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Tracking Key Issues in Teaching and Learning: What Matters Most in 2017

Tracking Key Issues in Teaching and Learning: What Matters Most in 2017 | Edu-Vision- Educational Leadership | Scoop.it
EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative has released survey results from its annual search for the most pressing issues in teaching and learning; this year’s results just might surprise you.
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Ten Tips for Creating a Culture of Innovation

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Keara Duggan, Director of Education Elements' Design & Implementation team, provides 10 essential tips for creating a culture of innovation.

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Academic Redshirting: Does it make a difference!

Academic Redshirting: Does it make a difference! | Edu-Vision- Educational Leadership | Scoop.it
Redshirting may do more harm than good

 


In his 2008 blockbuster, Outliers, Malcolm Gladwell makes the case that a person’s age relative to his or her cohort is a key predictor of success. That is, the older you are in relation to your peers, the more likely you are to perform at an elite level in sports, to excel in school, and even to attend college. We see this principle applied in college athletics when coaches “redshirt” freshman athletes, allowing them to practice with the team but not play in official games. Redshirting gives younger athletes an additional year to develop skills and extends their playing eligibility, since colleges allow these freshmen five years to attend and compete.


On the other end of the student age spectrum, many parents of preschoolers have bought into this concept, choosing to delay their child’s entry into kindergarten for a year—a practice known as academic redshirting. Their justifications parallel those of college coaches: these parents believe that their children need that extra year to develop the necessary skills and maturity to succeed in kindergarten. A redshirted child is a year older at kindergarten entry and thus becomes one of the oldest in his class and remains so throughout his school years, enjoying the presumed advantages of age.


Preschools and elementary schools often recommend redshirting, asserting that it bestows the “gift of extra time,” but parents should take such advice with a grain of salt. After all, a preschool stands to gain financially from the practice, since the school will likely capture another year’s tuition. And elementary schools may also have mixed motives: older children are easier to teach and they perform at higher levels, just by virtue of being older. In other words, older children make the school’s job a little bit easier.


How should parents decide whether they should enroll their child in kindergarten when he is first eligible or hold him back for a year? In this article, we draw upon our combined experience—Schanzenbach as an education researcher and Larson as a preschool director—to provide some practical, evidence-based advice. Notably, we find that Larson’s take on the issue, formed by 14 years of experience with preschoolers and their parents, accords perfectly with Schanzenbach’s conclusions based on academic studies: redshirting is generally not worth it.


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Anatomy of School Bullying

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Understanding the hot spots within schools is essential to putting a stop to student bullying.

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The surprising habits of original thinkers

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How do creative people come up with great ideas? Organizational psychologist Adam Grant studies "originals": thinkers who dream up new ideas and take action to put them into the world. In this talk, learn three unexpected habits of originals — including embracing failure. "The greatest originals are the ones who fail the most, because they're the ones who try the most," Grant says. "You need a lot of bad ideas in order to get a few good ones."

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David Hain's curator insight, April 7, 7:21 AM

Failure sucks - but only if you frame it that way!

Begoña Pabón's curator insight, April 10, 8:01 AM
¿COmo podemos convertirnos en personas creativas con grandes ideas?...Desarrollando algunos habitos, algunos de los cuales pueden resultarnos hasta sorprendentes.
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How to Use Collaborative Leadership to Address Complexities

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It’s easy to say that different organizations can collaborate to achieve, but if it’s so easy in practice, the world would have solved challenges such as access to clean water by now.

Dr. John Bryson, an expert in collaborative governance and the McKnight Presidential Professor of Planning and Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota, notes that, “Collaboration is not an easy answer to hard problems; it’s a hard answer to hard problems and there’s no getting around it.”

In a recent paper with colleagues Dr. Fran Ackerman and Dr. Colin Eden in Public Administration Review, he used CCL’s model of Direction-Alignment-Commitment — the shared tasks of leadership — to help explain the results of their study on public-private partnerships (PPPs).


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David Hain's curator insight, March 22, 5:35 AM

Collaboration is hard - but the process is pretty simple!

Phyllis L Trower's curator insight, March 22, 2:43 PM
common sense to common practice 
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English Majors Can Be Doctors Too: Medical School Rethinks Pre-Med

English Majors Can Be Doctors Too: Medical School Rethinks Pre-Med | Edu-Vision- Educational Leadership | Scoop.it
Many of the students at Mount Sinai's medical school in New York majored in English or history, and never took the MCAT. The school sees that diversity among

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Redesigning the goals of a 21st Century Education

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Many have addressed how present and future students should learn. Few have examined what students should learn for the 21st century. The rapid increase in the rate of systemic change around the globe creates an increasingly volatile, uncertain, complex, ambiguous world and thus is significantly more unpredictable. Six emerging trends will require a diverse set of individual abilities and competencies and an increased collaboration among cultures.


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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, March 28, 4:38 PM
Do these goals leave some people out?
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Muy interesante vision
Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, March 30, 2:29 AM
Redesigning the goals of a 21st Century Education
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Why Teachers & School Librarians Should Unite!

Why Teachers & School Librarians Should Unite! | Edu-Vision- Educational Leadership | Scoop.it
Middle school librarian Rachel Grover's favorite role is instructional partner, working with teachers across disciplines to extend and enhance the curriculum.

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Why More Rural Districts Are Moving to a Four-Day School Week

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An increasing number of rural districts are moving away from the five-day model.

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11 Leadership Guidelines for the Digital Age

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Ten years ago, when we would ask senior executives or company directors what “digital” meant to them, their response would usually be something related to social media. Today, it might be apps, Big Data, 3D printing, “the cloud” or another current example of digital technology. All such answers are equally correct – and equally in error. More important than the specific innovations introduced by the digital revolution is their earth-shaking cumulative impact on business and on organisations. There is no border anymore between the pre- and post-digital worlds. Digital is business and business is digital.

Yet, top corporate leaders are not taking charge of digitalising their organisations, as was made clear to us by a survey we conducted in 2016 – to which 1,160 managers, executives and board directors responded – that developed into a report available for free online. We discovered that most board members lack the knowledge and awareness necessary to lead a digital transformation.


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Daniel Tremblay's curator insight, March 22, 8:37 AM
A few clips (et leur traduction libre)

"Digital advantage resides largely in the opportunity to customise not only products and services but also organisational strategy and structure" - on ne peut pas juste améliorer nos services; on doit ajuster nos stratégies et notre structure organisationnelle.

"The digital revolution is indeed cultural, not merely technological." - La transformation digitale est d'abord une question de culture organisationnelle.

"Digitalisation demands a greater level of collaboration." - On doit implanter une culture de collaboration au sein des organisations...

"Digitalisation is about continuous management of change" - Développer notre capacité à constamment s'adapter au changement.

Not so easy for organisation ...  Pas facile pour les organisations ...
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Ten 5 min video clips - Leadership & Deep Learning with Michael Fullan

The Ontario Ministry of Education filmed a series of 10 short videos (5 minutes each) on Leadership with Michael Fullan. These video clips cover a range of new ideas from Michael Fullan’s recent work on ‘leadership for deep learning’.
The videos can be viewed on the MichaelFullan.ca YouTube Channel.
 … Read more Just Released: Ontario Ministry of Education Videos

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How to build an Effective Team: focus on just 3 things

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Being proficient in managing yourself is one thing, inspiring and developing those qualities, essential for success, within a diverse team can be quite another, significant challenge. One secret strategy for building an effective team is to focus your attention on just three key areas – leadership, ownership and relationships – to transform a struggling team into an effective one.


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6 ways to foster leadership in your team

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“Ultimately, leadership is not about glorious crowning acts … it is about laying the groundwork for others' success, and then standing back and letting them shine.” ~ Chris Hadfield

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Adrian Bertolini's curator insight, April 20, 7:56 PM
Here are six jobs great leaders do every day in the pursuit of top-performing players.
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Mentor People Who Aren’t Like You

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It takes a concentrated effort, but it’s good for the organization.

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Why Won't Our Principal Collaborate With Us?

Why Won't Our Principal Collaborate With Us? | Edu-Vision- Educational Leadership | Scoop.it
In the End
So often we think teachers are the ones who don't want to collaborate, when the principal may be the one who believes that they should dictate the need for collaboration but not be a part of it. This happens with new principals who are still getting a feel for the school community, and veteran principals who are used to establishing the group but not being a deep part of the process. Unfortunately, some principals are in the position because they did their time and have no need to work with teachers. They believe teachers work for them.

That is flawed thinking.

Some of the best learning I had as a principal came from the teachers I worked with every day. This is not remembering the past fondly. The eight years I spent with the teachers of Poestenkill (and a few from around the district) offered me some of the most enormous growth of my life. They contributed to my self-efficacy. 

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How to Unlock the Full Potential of Diverse Teams

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By now, it’s understood that diversity and inclusion are important attributes for any high-functioning businesses. Several recent studies have shown that diverse and inclusive operations tend to be more innovative, generate better ideas, and capture new markets. The Center for Talent Innovation (pdf) found that companies with diverse employees are 70 percent more likely to report new or improved market share than companies with nondiverse employee populations. A study by Ronald Burt, a professor at University of Chicago, concluded that any diverse group will surface better, more effective ideas than a group of more homogenous “top talent.”

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10 Questions for a  Leadership Journal  - Invitation to experiment

10 Questions for a  Leadership Journal  - Invitation to experiment | Edu-Vision- Educational Leadership | Scoop.it
Try this exercise out. Bullet-point answers are fine. I challenge you to try it as a gift to yourself for the next seven days. My hope is that it will help you to become a more inspired, authentic and agile leader.

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David Hain's curator insight, April 6, 7:49 AM

Do you journal? I am too intermittent, but always feel the benefit of making time to do so.

Ron McIntyre's curator insight, April 6, 12:49 PM

Like many, I am not as consistent with journalling as I would like to be but whenever I look back when I did it the rewards are great.

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How do school systems really improve?

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The truth is that school systems improve not through flash and dazzle but by linking talented teachers, a challenging curriculum and engaged students.

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NMC Horizon Report > 2017 Library Edition

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NMC Horizon Report > 2017 Library Edition

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, March 28, 1:28 PM

Research to help you see what's coming over the next 5 years.

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School Closures: What Do They Mean for Students and Communities?

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Only 8 percent of all schools closed were replaced with new schools that served the same grades, finds a new Urban Institute study.

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What the best education systems are doing right

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The reality is, in the modern world the kid is going to have to know how to learn, how to work hard and how to persist after failure. The Korean model teaches that.


In Finland, school is the center of the community. Education is about creating identity.


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#HR Five tips for being a better mentor  

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At some point in your life, there is a pretty good chance that you will be a mentor to someone, even if only in a more informal relationship. It can be exhilarating to think that you are helping shape someone’s development and potentially helping them carve out a career path for themselves.

But that said, it can also feel a bit overwhelming at times to be a mentor and to be looked upon as the guiding light in someone’s life.  

The truth is that mentors don’t always have the answers, nor should they. Mentors aren’t there to just point in a direction and tell the mentees to go. Mentors should act as a sounding board and guide for their mentees, but should also push their mentees to find their own answers. 

It can require a delicate balance of listening, sharing, brainstorming, commiserating, encouraging, and more. To help you find the right balance and be a more effective mentor, Here are five tips to share that you can implement in your relationships.

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Implementing and Sustaining School Reform

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20 Ideas for Professional Development in the Digital Age

20 Ideas for Professional Development in the Digital Age | Edu-Vision- Educational Leadership | Scoop.it
What is professional development?  It is pretty much anything that helps one develop professionally. At the heart, professional development is about growth and learning.  In the field of education, it seems like many quickly think of educational opportunities that mimic what they see in their schools. As a result, they turn professional learning and education into schooling.  The problem with that is that schooling is too limiting.  In this age, there are many other exciting and high-impact learning opportunities for teachers that extend beyond traditional notions of schooling.  When we hear the phrase “professional development,” certain practices likely come to mind, things like in-services and conferences. In the digital age, there are countless other opportunities for professional development and restricting one’s thoughts to just a few options limits our insight into what is possible for our students.  With that in mind, here is a brainstorm of 20 options available to educators today. This is far from an exhaustive list, but it is enough to start exploring the possibilities.  Feel free to suggest others in a comment to this post.

 

Learn more:

 

Professional Development: WHY EDUcators And TEACHers Can’t Catch UP THAT Quickly AND How-To Change It

 

LEARNing To LEARN For MY Professional Development | I Did It MY Way

 

 

 


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R's curator insight, April 6, 1:31 PM
Growth and learning beyond schooling - think outside in-service and conferences/professional workshops.