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The Key to Improving Teaching and Leading

Making a daily practice of visiting classrooms, observing briefly, and talking with teachers has the greatest potential to improve student learning, help professionals grow, and help schools become more effective learning organizations.
I've come to this conclusion by studying an unlikely role model: Toyota. At Toyota, continuous improvement and employee development happen primarily through interactions between mentors and mentees—employees and their supervisors—on the factory floor or wherever the work is being done. We might assume that leadership in a manufacturing company would be rigidly top-down, numbers-driven, and directive toward frontline staff. But Toyota's focus on conversation is precisely what sets it apart from its competitors.

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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, May 26, 1:59 PM
Teachers visiting each other's classrooms and having conversations is a way for them to grow, which is under used.
Kelly Christopherson's curator insight, May 26, 2:09 PM
Learning, it's about the conversations of the learners and their thinking.  
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4 Big Gaps to Close in Your Emerging Leader Program

4 Big Gaps to Close in Your Emerging Leader Program | Education and Training | Scoop.it
Supporting emerging leader development is high on the list of priorities for most top executives and firms. Just beware these four big gaps.
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Seven Meaningful Steps to Becoming a Great Mentor  

Seven Meaningful Steps to Becoming a Great Mentor   | Education and Training | Scoop.it
Being a great mentor is about developing capability and potential in a person rather than fixating on an individual’s performance and skills.

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A List of 8 Learning Reflections That Promote Critical Thinking

A List of 8 Learning Reflections That Promote Critical Thinking | Education and Training | Scoop.it
In this article, we'll be exploring and expanding on 8 crucial learning reflections featured in an article by Terry Heick of TeachThought.

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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, May 14, 11:40 AM
Learning abou9t learning, metacognitioin, is essential for teaching and learning. What did I learn? What interests me? These are vital questions for reflection.
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How to Master Employee Coaching in 3 Simple Steps

How to Master Employee Coaching in 3 Simple Steps | Education and Training | Scoop.it

Learning and development is one of the most important strategies a company can have, but it often gets forgotten or put on the back burner.


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8 Guidelines for Fostering Creative Teaching Skills

8 Guidelines for Fostering Creative Teaching Skills | Education and Training | Scoop.it
In this article, we'll talk about 8 useful ways that educators can build creative teaching skills and apply fresh ideas in any of their classrooms.

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Sample Student's curator insight, May 15, 6:46 PM
We tend to limit the concept of creativity to the creative arts. But creative solutions in engineering, science, maths, in fact all curriculum areas are critical to our personal and social growth and futures. The guidelines for fostering creative teaching skills is an example of how we can approach creativity in our students. Be sure to use the sites you visit - follow the links, discover new sources as you travel through this resource. For instance, the link to a solution fluency video is very useful.
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A List of 10 Effective Self-Assessment Tips to Give Your Learners

A List of 10 Effective Self-Assessment Tips to Give Your Learners | Education and Training | Scoop.it
Check out these 10 inspiring self-assessment tips to apply to any student's self-assessment approach. Teach students the power of self-evaluation.

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Martin Seligman: 'Teaching wellbeing in schools will improve the lives of young people and drive up test results'

Martin Seligman: 'Teaching wellbeing in schools will improve the lives of young people and drive up test results' | Education and Training | Scoop.it
Lessons on wellbeing are about helping pupils to find a greater meaning in life, says a leading US psychologist

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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, May 5, 12:33 PM
The articles blends happiness, politics, and economics. Seligman concludes people want more than more money.
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The Feynman Technique for learning | #LEARNing2LEARN

The Feynman Technique  for learning | #LEARNing2LEARN | Education and Training | Scoop.it

The Feynman Technique is perfect for learning a new idea, understanding an existing idea better, remembering an idea, or studying for a test. The Feynman Technique is a mental model that was coined by Nobel-prize winning physicist Richard Feynman. Known as the "Great Explainer," Feynman was revered for his ability to clearly illustrate dense topics…

 



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Begoña Pabón's curator insight, May 2, 4:12 PM
Una tecnica de éxito probado para un mejor y mas eficaz aprendizaje
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By attempting to explain a concept in simple terms, you’ll quickly see where you have a good understanding of that concept. You’ll also be able to instantly pinpoint your problem areas, because they’ll be the areas where you either get stuck or where you end up resorting to using complex language and terminology. In addition to helping you pinpoint those problem areas in the concept you’re trying to learn, the Feynman Technique gives you a quick, efficient way to shore up those areas using targeted learning. It’s a simple technique, but it’ll help you study much more efficiently once you put into action. How to Use the Feynman Technique: Step 1: Grab a sheet of paper and write the name of the concept at the top. You can use pretty much any concept or idea – even though the technique is named after Feynman, it’s not limited solely to math and science. Step 2: Explain the concept in your own words as if you were teaching it to someone else. Focus on using plain, simple language. Don’t limit your explanation to a simple definition or a broad overview; challenge yourself to work through an example or two as well to ensure you can put the concept into action. Step 3: Review your explanation and identify the areas where you didn’t know something or where you feel your explanation is shaky. Once you’ve pinpointed them, go back to the source material, your notes, or any examples you can find in order to shore up your understanding. Step 4: If there are any areas in your explanation where you’ve used lots of technical terms or complex language, challenge yourself to re-write these sections in simpler terms. Make sure your explanation could be understood by someone without the knowledge base you believe you already have. Step 5: think like a child; while you’re working through the Feynman Technique for any given concept, it can be useful to pretend that you’re explaining that concept to a child. Doing this will boost your own understanding for one simple reason; a kid is probably going ask why? Why does that formula work? How can you know it`ll always work? While older people often become accustomed to taking things at face value, kids are naturally curious. They’re quick to point out their confusion. This is a great mindset to adopt.
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The Science of Effective Learning Spaces

The Science of Effective Learning Spaces | Education and Training | Scoop.it
A neuroscientist explains how factors such as light and seating arrangements can affect students’ cognitive performance.

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Chris Carter's curator insight, May 1, 9:13 AM
To be reminded of learning space design is no bad thing.
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Is There a Correlation Between Poor Mental Health and Unsubstantiated Psychological Practices and…

Is There a Correlation Between Poor Mental Health and Unsubstantiated Psychological Practices and… | Education and Training | Scoop.it
Some might say mental illness is the most intractable health issue in the modern world. One in five humans suffer a mental illness each year. If psychiatry, psychology, or sociology possessed truly…
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Why Believing in Your Students Matters

Why Believing in Your Students Matters | Education and Training | Scoop.it
When I hear statements from educators like: “I have the worst class I’ve had in years,” “These kids can’t do it” or “They don’t want to learn” my heart breaks for the students in their classes and in their schools. I know teaching is complex. The work is hard and seemingly never ending. I will…
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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, April 23, 4:32 PM
I remember a hug and the kind words a junior high teacher shared with me. It makes all the difference. Differences make a difference. This is the currere method informing who we are as teachers and our teaching.
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The Principles of Adult Learning Theory 

The Principles of Adult Learning Theory  | Education and Training | Scoop.it
It has long been understood that adults learn differently from children, and from students of traditional university age. With the recent shift toward continuous education and adult learning, especially in the professional sphere, it has become necessary to quantify these differences more closely.

Instructional design’ is a science-based field that synthesizes pedagogical realities and the neurological facts of learning. Although it can be applied to any learning community, the field has attained widespread recognition due to its role in adult-focused pedagogy.

It builds on and implements existing theories of adult learning in modern, effective ways.

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Carlos Fosca's curator insight, April 17, 9:15 AM

Es bien sabido que los adultos aprendemos de manera diferente que los niños y que incluso los estudiantes universitarios tradicionales. Sin embargo, también es sabido que poco o nada se hace en la mayoría de programas de educación continua para cambiar la estrategia pedagógica del aula universitaria y por ello, una clase para adultos se diferencia poco de una clase tradicional que se ofrece a jóvenes estudiantes de pregrado o incluso de posgrado. La única diferencia radica en que los estudiantes adultos, en este caso, son los que obligan a cambiar la estrategia, cuando introducen preguntas prácticas en clase. El profesor debería planificar su curso y sus clases de una manera diferente, mucho más enfocado a la solución de problemas y a un aprendizaje muy contextualizado, promoviendo el debate y el aprendizaje entre pares. El resto lo ponen los estudiantes que pueden contribuir al aprendizaje de sus compañeros tanto o más que el profesor mismo.

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"As a general rule, adults need to be involved in planning their instruction and evaluating their results. They should be provided with an environment in which mistakes are safe, expected and a basis for continued learning, in keeping with a problem-centered approach to new ideas."

Those creating and implementing educational policy might want to read this article. Teachers can play a vital role in their own learning.
Margarita Saucedo's curator insight, April 21, 10:51 AM
Andragogía: toma este ámbito de conocimiento
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These Life-Changing Books Will Expand Your Sense of Possibility

These Life-Changing Books Will Expand Your Sense of Possibility | Education and Training | Scoop.it
Change is the only true constant. But real change is a choice. A decision — a commitment to do something different. To take control of the direction of your life. Transformation is uncomfortable but…
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How to Learn New Things as an Adult

How to Learn New Things as an Adult | Education and Training | Scoop.it
A new book explores the psychology of mastering skills and absorbing information.
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Dan Pink: How Teachers Can Sell Love of Learning to Students

Dan Pink: How Teachers Can Sell Love of Learning to Students | Education and Training | Scoop.it
As education grows and changes educators have the opportunity to change the way they envision their roles and their classrooms.
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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, May 15, 11:14 AM
Let's not sell learning. It is not a commodity. It is something we each engage in and find meaning through. Teachers are responsible for teaching and creating inviting settings where students will want to engage and grow. This means teaching is communicating with students: talking, listening, and reflecting.
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20 Ice Breaker Ideas to Help Event Networking

20 Ice Breaker Ideas to Help Event Networking | Education and Training | Scoop.it
Networking is an important part of events. Here are 20 ice breaker ideas that are easy, fun and should loosen everyone up.
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Was Yoda a Good Teacher?

Was Yoda a Good Teacher? | Education and Training | Scoop.it
I've always enjoyed analyzing teachers in movies and books. In a way, they are often more realistic than the glorified, fictionalized versions of the silverscreen superteachers that you see in movies like Stand and Deliver or

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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, May 4, 12:52 PM
A little bit of humour to begin an interesting article. How Yoda was a good teacher moves us towards the soft skills of teaching i.e. compassion and humility.
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Try These 8 Simple Methods for Transforming Teaching

Try These 8 Simple Methods for Transforming Teaching | Education and Training | Scoop.it
Terry Heick of TeachThought offers 8 simple strategies for transforming teaching in a way that ensures lasting change that benefits teacher and learner.

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Strategies to Build Intrinsic Motivation

Strategies to Build Intrinsic Motivation | Education and Training | Scoop.it
Encouraging student commitment ultimately brings better results than the external motivations of reward or punishment. These seven self-persuasion strategies will get you started.

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5 Highly Effective Teaching Practices

5 Highly Effective Teaching Practices | Education and Training | Scoop.it
Earlier this year, a piece from the Edutopia website was doing the rounds under the title "5 highly effective teaching practices".  I automatically question pieces like this as I doubt somewhat whether the purpose of the piece is actually to raise standards in the profession and develop teachers - or whether it is simply to…

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Finding Good Books: A How-To Guide – Better Humans

Finding Good Books: A How-To Guide – Better Humans | Education and Training | Scoop.it
Guess what? The people who ask this are, inevitably, not writers. For real writers, ideas are never the problem. It’s the same for reading — those who ask how to find good books are (generally) the…
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How to Make Lifelong Learning a Daily Habit – Thrive Global

How to Make Lifelong Learning a Daily Habit – Thrive Global | Education and Training | Scoop.it
Many of us still operate under the idea that, once we leave school with our diplomas in hand, there’s no need to continue mastering different areas of knowledge. However, the reality is that we no…
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The “Secret” to High-Performance Collaboration Is Practice

The “Secret” to High-Performance Collaboration Is Practice | Education and Training | Scoop.it
On March 22, 2017, I had the pleasure of giving the keynote at The Collaboratory 5, a forum of about 200 Jewish innovators and entrepreneurs focused on grassroots change. My talk was on my favorite…

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A Different Approach To Education: This Is How The Japanese Do It

A Different Approach To Education: This Is How The Japanese Do It | Education and Training | Scoop.it
Earlier this month, I set myself on a self-declared journey to research various school systems across the world. My first stop was Finland. The

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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, May 1, 12:43 PM
Do measures of standardized testing tell the whole story? I think the quality of teaching and pedagogic relationships makes a difference.