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User-Generated Learning: A Must-Do for School Leaders Today

User-Generated Learning: A Must-Do for School Leaders Today | Engagement Based Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
School leaders must move beyond passive PD & take charge of their professional growth. A new book on user-generated learning can help, says principal Lyn Hilt.
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A must read.  Today's learners take charge of their professional growth via:  

 

learning acquired through active curation, reflection, and contribution to a self-selected collaborative space

 

A book to assist individual's with a self-made plan is:  http://www.eyeoneducation.com/bookstore/productdetails.cfm?sku=7228-4

 

I've learned more, in this manner, than ever since leaving grad school.  

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Three Surprising Secrets to Creating Simplicity

Three Surprising Secrets to Creating Simplicity | Engagement Based Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Fog rolled in last week in Central Pennsylvania. Warm temperatures collided with cold snow and gray mist blanked our valley. Everything slows in fog. Everything’s more dangerous. Complexity creates...
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Purpose, purpose, purpose!  Always know the "why" to what you do!  

 

Nice entry regarding ways to simplify your life.  

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What Is Your Special Purpose

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Like Navin R. Johnson, in The Jerk:   everyone has a special purpose.  Knowing and monitoring the “why” of your … Continue reading »
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Reflections on the repeating themes in my head around my work.  What is my purpose?  

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PD followed by Teacher Coaching Boosts Achievement

PD followed by Teacher Coaching Boosts Achievement | Engagement Based Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

Teacher-coaching linked to a well-known teaching framework paid dividends for student achievement in the secondary grades, according to a study published today in Science magazine.


Via Mel Riddile
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Coaching after PL works!

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Mel Riddile's curator insight, December 5, 2012 12:54 PM

In all, the study found a 0.22 standard deviation increase in the scores of students taught by teachers who received a special form of teacher-coaching—roughly the equivalent of an increase from the 50th to the 59th percentile—relative to the students taught by teachers in a control group.


"This study shows dramatically, clearly, when you implement a [teacher] measure rigorously and couple it closely to a PD system, you get dramatic improvements in student achievement," said Robert C. Pianta, a professor at the Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia.

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Secrets%20for%20Working%20with%20Districts%20in%20Need%20of%20Improvement%20NCSM%204:25:12.pdf

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Tips for working with difficult districts.  Includes little secrets that will make the work more effective.  

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Coaching Towards Common Core State Standards

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Elena Aguilar, an experienced K-12 educator, is a transformational leadership coach in the Oakland, Calif., school district.
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"I've received many emails related to coaching towards the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). I'm going to address some by responding to Leah's email in which she raises the challenge of coaching towards CCSS in a context of change and distrust. Please continue to email me with other coaching questions, related to CCSS or anything else!"


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Moving from Knowing to Doing.

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An edupeep on #educoach (@PrincipalJ) recommended this article re: going from knowing to doing.  Includes a discussion of what to do about the main three barriers:   to translating knowledge 

into action: knowing what to do is
not enough; when talk substitutes
for action; and when measurement
obstructs good judgment.

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