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Former Hefce research director to become v-c

Former Hefce research director to become v-c | Education: Teaching & Learning | Scoop.it
A former director of research at England’s funding council has been appointed as the next vice-chancellor of Canterbury Christ Church University.
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How to move your teaching on from 'requires improvement'

How to move your teaching on from 'requires improvement' | Education: Teaching & Learning | Scoop.it
Teachers must listen, engage and act on the advice they are given in order to develop, says Ross Morrison McGill
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Ten Tips for Becoming a Connected Educator

Ten Tips for Becoming a Connected Educator | Education: Teaching & Learning | 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
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Curation for Education: The Curator as a Facilitator

Curation for Education: The Curator as a Facilitator | Education: Teaching & Learning | Scoop.it

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Alfredo Corell's curator insight, June 7, 2013 6:44 PM

An expert always provides feedback on the next steps....

 

A facilitator... facilitates the student to learn from peer feedback and self reflection

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, June 7, 2013 7:38 PM

We know we have lots of self-appointed experts. They masquerade as facilitators as well.

Begoña Iturgaitz's curator insight, June 13, 2013 11:44 AM

focus on chart. The other ideas are the ones we've been dealing with for...ten years?

Nire iritziz taula da  interesgarriena. Gainerako ideiek +10 urte? dauzkate.

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Evaluating Teaching and Learning: The Departmental Review

Evaluating Teaching and Learning: The Departmental Review | Education: Teaching & Learning | Scoop.it
This is the time of year, in the lull before the storm of exam results, when we engage in reviews of what we're doing and what we've achieved in order to look ahead.  One of the key issues for us, ...
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Assessing Creativity | Educational Leadership

Assessing Creativity | Educational Leadership | Education: Teaching & Learning | Scoop.it

By Susan M. Brookhart

 

"Creativity is a simple concept that can be difficult to get your head around. In its most basic sense, creative means "original and of high quality" (Perkins, 1981, p. 6). The girl's school spirit poem was of high quality, but it was workmanlike and derivative. The boy's self-analysis poem was original, and the poetic composition and word choice were fine; he just needed to attend to the quality of the mechanics. Of course, a poem that is uninterpretable or meaningless, no matter how original, can't be creative.

 

"What does it look like when schoolwork is original and of high quality? Probably the foremost characteristic of creative students is that they put things together in new ways (Brookhart, 2010). For example, while writing a poem about a sunset, a student who observes that moment when the sunset looks very much like a sunrise and makes the connection to other endings that can also foreshadow beginnings is more creative than a student who describes that moment as "red and fiery."

 

"Students who are able to put things together in new ways can observe things others might miss, construct more novel products, give more novel performances, use more unusual or unconventional imagery to make points, observe ordinary things and find in them an area to wonder about or a problem to solve, and the like.


"Not all schoolwork, even performance assessments, supports this sort of thinking. Before you can assess creativity, you need to make sure that the tasks you set for students are conducive to creativity."


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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, March 20, 2013 8:08 PM

Great looking rubric that can act as a template and foundation

Nancy Jones's curator insight, March 21, 2013 11:02 AM

A very interesting concept is introduced here. Not sure if creativity can truly be assessed, but this rubric certainly helps define what it is as it applies to Schoolwork and would be an interesting conversation started both in the classroom and the lunchroom.

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Educational Leadership:The Prepared Graduate:The Essential Cognitive Backpack

Educational Leadership:The Prepared Graduate:The Essential Cognitive Backpack | Education: Teaching & Learning | Scoop.it

From the website

 

"In this Educational Leadership article, Mel Levine discusses the importance of helping students develop "soft skills" and what he calls the four Is: interpretation, instrumentation, interaction, and inner direction. As he says, students can have superb memories for facts, but educators must make sure students learn how to decipher, interpret, and think.

 

"If high schools merely require students to memorize and mimic, Levine says, students will struggle in college and not be able to decrypt content or have true comprehension. Instead, educators need to help students analyze, evaluate issues, and interpret.

 

"Levine goes on to suggest ways in which high schools can alter their curriculum to support active mental engagement and set students on the road to success in higher education and in life."


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Ken Morrison's comment, February 14, 2013 9:35 PM
I love this line: When I was an undergraduate, Barry Marks, an English professor, told us that “The most important book you'll read in this class is the one you pick up two weeks after the final exam!”
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Educational Leadership:Students Who Challenge Us:Eight Things Skilled Teachers Think, Say, and Do

Educational Leadership:Students Who Challenge Us:Eight Things Skilled Teachers Think, Say, and Do | Education: Teaching & Learning | Scoop.it
Founded in 1943, ASCD (formerly the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development) is an educational leadership organization dedicated to advancing best practices and policies for the success of each learner.

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Allan Shaw's curator insight, February 19, 2013 5:20 PM

These are eight great headings by which to reflect upon your interaction with anyone! The development of students will be better with these approaches but your interactions with other adults will also be enhanced!

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5 Educational Leadership Realities

5 Educational Leadership Realities | Education: Teaching & Learning | Scoop.it
The reality of educational leadership today is that as education, particularly public education, struggles to find its identity among opposing factors such as politics, financial crises, government...

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David Hain's curator insight, April 1, 2013 4:00 AM

Must be 60-70 years old now, but still a great foundational model and really speaks to people about their culture.

Erin Ryan's curator insight, October 19, 2015 8:21 PM

.Educational leaders are creators, mentors, coaches, managers, counselors, writers, technicians, disciplinarians, and so much more. Our jobs are complex and we wear many hats. But mostly importantly is  Every action every moment of every day needs to be to the positive benefit of the students in the school. Shared leadership and collaboration are key elements in the success of schools.

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You're Never Too Young To Be A Leader - 10 Steps You Can Take To Become A Successful Young Leader At Work - Forbes

You're Never Too Young To Be A Leader - 10 Steps You Can Take To Become A Successful Young Leader At Work - Forbes | Education: Teaching & Learning | Scoop.it
Most people near the starts of their careers aren't typically thought of as leaders in the workplace.

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5 Steps To Developing Your Child’s Learning Style - Edudemic

5 Steps To Developing Your Child’s Learning Style - Edudemic | Education: Teaching & Learning | Scoop.it
Parents can help to enhance their child’s learning process, and help their children develop skills and a learning style that they will use for a lifetime.

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Jennifer McGuff's curator insight, August 1, 2015 4:59 PM

Great information on learning styles.

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Set your Leadership Goals | Transformational Leadership Blog

Set your Leadership Goals | Transformational Leadership Blog | Education: Teaching & Learning | Scoop.it
“A goal is a dream with a deadline.” -Napoleon Hill We kick off this 30-day series with goal-setting. These posts are not the usual weekly long, in-depth articles usually featured here at www.TransformationalLeadershipHQ.com.

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Workplace Mojo | 3 Reasons Leaders Should Appreciate Opposition

Workplace Mojo | 3 Reasons Leaders Should Appreciate Opposition | Education: Teaching & Learning | Scoop.it

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Nurturing brighter pupils: 'you get rewarded for achieving here'

Nurturing brighter pupils: 'you get rewarded for achieving here' | Education: Teaching & Learning | Scoop.it
How St Bonaventure's school in east London helps its students to progress
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Educational Leadership:The Principalship:Eight Ways to Model Technology Use

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Founded in 1943, ASCD (formerly the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development) is an educational leadership organization dedicated to advancing best practices and policies for the success of each learner.

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Why Right Now Is Just The Beginning For Education Technology - Edudemic

Why Right Now Is Just The Beginning For Education Technology - Edudemic | Education: Teaching & Learning | Scoop.it
The stars are finally aligning for a dramatic shift in terms of education technology. Dr. Jeff Borden weighs in on why right now matters.

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adpcenter's curator insight, May 24, 2013 11:32 AM

I have been at this game for nearly 20 years now, worked for and with some the early pioneers of educational technology and have facilitated integration workshops for more than 10000 teachers and I completely agree with Dr. Borden that we are still in the very primative stages of how digital technologies will transform education as we know it. As computing power increases, internet access expands, more knowledge is shared and personalization systems (Web 3.0) improve we will begin to see wide-spread disruptive changes to our current antiquated educational system.

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, May 25, 2013 11:30 AM

We are at the beginning but stil need to think differently. Some of us began using technology in earnest 30 years ago.

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Educational Leadership:For Each to Excel:Preparing Students to Learn Without Us

Educational Leadership:For Each to Excel:Preparing Students to Learn Without Us | Education: Teaching & Learning | Scoop.it

In this era of access, personalizing learning means allowing students to choose their own paths through the curriculum. For schools and teachers, it means connecting our expectations to students' passions and interests as learners. That is both a challenge and an opportunity for educators...


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Jennifer McGuff's curator insight, August 1, 2015 5:26 PM

By pairing personalized learning and technology, a teacher can help students learn what they need to learn through the topics that interest them most.

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Educational Leadership:Feedback for Learning:Seven Keys to Effective Feedback

Educational Leadership:Feedback for Learning:Seven Keys to Effective Feedback | Education: Teaching & Learning | Scoop.it
Founded in 1943, ASCD (formerly the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development) is an educational leadership organization dedicated to advancing best practices and policies for the success of each learner.

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Ana Cristina Pratas's curator insight, March 8, 2013 9:35 PM

Basically, feedback is information about how we are doing in our efforts to reach a goal. I hit a tennis ball with the goal of keeping it in the court, and I see where it lands—in or out. I tell a joke with the goal of making people laugh, and I observe the audience's reaction—they laugh loudly or barely snicker. I teach a lesson with the goal of engaging students, and I see that some students have their eyes riveted on me while others are nodding off.

Here are some other examples of feedback:


  • A friend tells me, "You know, when you put it that way and speak in that softer tone of voice, it makes me feel better."
  • A reader comments on my short story, "The first few paragraphs kept my full attention. The scene painted was vivid and interesting. But then the dialogue became hard to follow; as a reader, I was confused about who was talking, and the sequence of actions was puzzling, so I became less engaged."
  • A baseball coach tells me, "Each time you swung and missed, you raised your head as you swung so you didn't really have your eye on the ball. On the one you hit hard, you kept your head down and saw the ball."
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Teaching Students to Dig Deeper

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A backwoodsman went to a home improvement store and purchased a chainsaw to replace an old, worn-out saw. After a month, the backwoodsman returned the saw to the store, complaining, "It doesn'

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Leave Them Laughing: 4 Things To Remember in your Presentations

Leave Them Laughing: 4 Things To Remember in your Presentations | Education: Teaching & Learning | Scoop.it
You have probably sat through many a boring presentation, ones packed with pie charts, way too much text and cheap clip art. Add in a bad presenter and you have the perfect recipe to put any

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Education Topics: Secrets to a Successful Principal and Teacher Relationship

Education Topics: Secrets to a Successful Principal and Teacher Relationship | Education: Teaching & Learning | Scoop.it

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What Leaders Miss When They Don't Listen (and What to Do About It)

What Leaders Miss When They Don't Listen (and What to Do About It) | Education: Teaching & Learning | Scoop.it
Better listening means better communication which in turn leads to better leadership. How to become a more active listener.

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