The TED list below features some really wonderful talks on how to be a leader and how to inspire others to action. If you have sometime this weekended you might want to watch some of them. our favourite talk in the list is Simon Sinek’s “How Great Leaders Inspire Action”.
1- How great leaders inspire action by Simon Sinek
National Public Radio did a recent story looking at why teachers stay on the job despite the inherent difficulties and relatively low pay.
Andrew Hockley's insight:
"National Public Radio did a recent story looking at why teachers stay on the job despite the inherent difficulties and relatively low pay. It cited a 2012 survey of teachers, which found that 68 percent of teachers cited "supportive leadership" as "absolutely essential" to retaining good teachers, with another 29 percent saying it was "very important.""
" Perceiving oneself perched on top of an organization is the worst way to understand what’s happening inside of it. Say “top” and we picture someone hovering over the place, as if on some sort of cloud, far removed from all those people who make the products and deliver the services."
Career analyst Dan Pink examines the puzzle of motivation, starting with a fact that social scientists know but most managers don't: Traditional rewards aren't always as effective as we think. Listen for illuminating stories -- and maybe, a way forward.
Andrew Hockley's insight:
Always worth watching again. How do we make this work in ELT?
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.
Digital technology has been one of the most powerful agents of change in how societies around the world work and live in the 21st century – from the way we do business and consume information to shopping, entertainment and socialising. The way we learn must therefore adapt to ensure students are equipped with the skills needed to thrive as adults now and in the future. Thankfully, many schools are rising to that challenge.
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