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What It Means To Teach

What It Means To Teach | innovation in learning | Scoop.it

Teaching means…

…to help another person understand.

…to help another person understand why something is worth understanding.

…to help another person responsibly use what they know.

…to artfully connect students and content in authentic contexts.

…to cause change.

…to cognitively agitate.

…that relationships with children are the bedrock for everything else.

…to be able to see individual faces, needs, opportunities, and affections where others see a classroom of students.

…that you should always know the difference between what you taught and what they learned.

…to model curiosity.

…that students will likely never forget you (or that one thing you said, the time you lost your temper, how you made them feel, etc.)

…to know what it actually means to “understand.”

…to create a need for students to reorganize and repack their intellectual baggage.

…to self-critique your own biases, blind spots, and other “broken perceptions”

…to make dozens of crucial decisions on the fly not per day or class but per minute.

…that you’re going to be needed every second of every day in some important way.

…to adjust the timing, general ‘form’, and complexity of a given content so that it seems ‘just in time, just enough, and just for me’ for each student.

…to help students play with complex ideas in pursuit of self-knowledge and personal change.

…to be able to create an awesome lesson plan and unit–and to know when and why to ditch that plan and unit.

…to know the difference between teaching content and teaching thought.

…that you need to know your content well enough to teach any concept, skill, or standard within it 20+ different ways.

…that you’re going to work closely with people that will think differently than you, and learning to bridge those gaps with diplomacy could make or break your happiness

…to help students transfer understanding of academic content to authentic circumstances.

…to accept certain failure.

…to be a lifelong learner yourself.

…to disrupt social imbalances, inequities, and knowledge and skill gaps

…to confront your own weaknesses (technology, pedagogy, content, collaboration, organization, communication, etc.)

…to really, truly change the world (for the better or the worse).

…that you’re going to need a lot of help from everyone.

…to operate under unclear terms for success.

…to explain, model, and connect.

…to change, change, change.

…that in terms of sheer mathematical probability, you’re not going to be teaching for more than five years (if you’ve already passed that, congratulations!)

…that your ‘comfort zone’ no longer matters.

…your teaching program probably didn’t prepare you well (e.g., your ability to empathize and engage and design are more important than anything else you learned in said program).

…to practice humility.


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Koen Mattheeuws's curator insight, December 29, 2015 3:41 AM

Een checklist voor elke leerkracht

Arizona State University, Claire McLaughlin's curator insight, December 29, 2015 12:23 PM

For teachers everywhere, no matter who your students are and what the subject is, you really do make a difference (even though it may not seem that way on some days).  All the best to you in the upcoming year!

Inma Contreras's curator insight, January 5, 9:16 PM

What teaching means... all,nearly all in a real teacher's life.

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These 10 Things Will Happen When You Start Stepping Out Of Your Comfort Zone | Professional Development

These 10 Things Will Happen When You Start Stepping Out Of Your Comfort Zone | Professional Development | innovation in learning | Scoop.it
Leaving your comfort zone is one of the best decisions you can make. If you are not sure, these 10 things which happen afterward will surely convince you.

 

Learn more:

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Character

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Rise+of+the+Professional+Educator

 

 


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Ron McIntyre's curator insight, December 18, 2015 9:35 PM

Interesting insights? What do you think?

Joyce Valenza's curator insight, December 19, 2015 8:45 AM

For both students and teachers.

GwynethJones's curator insight, December 20, 2015 3:41 PM

If it feels uncomfortable - you're on the right track!

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Teacher Agency: Educators Moving from a Fixed to a Growth Mindset

Teacher Agency:  Educators Moving from a Fixed to a Growth Mindset | innovation in learning | Scoop.it

It is a myth that we operate under a set of oppressive bureaucratic constraints. In reality, teachers have a great deal of autonomy in the work they chose to do in their classrooms. In most cases it is our culture that provides the constraints. For individual teachers, trying out new practices and pedagogy is risky business and both our culture, and our reliance on hierarchy, provide the ideal barriers for change not to occur. As Pogo pointed out long ago, “we have met the enemy and it is us.” http://www.cea-ace.ca/blog/brian-harrison/2013/09/5/stop-asking-permission-change

Educational psychology has focused on the concepts of learned helplessness and more currently growth-fixed mindsets as a way to explain how and why students give up in the classroom setting.  These ideas can also be applied to educators in this day of forced standardization, testing, scripted curriculum, and school initiatives.

 

Learn more:

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Growth+Mindset

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/03/15/professional-development-why-educators-and-teachers-cant-catch-up-that-quickly-and-how-to-change-it/

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/03/28/learning-to-learn-for-my-professional-development-i-did-it-my-way/

 


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Wynne Boliek's curator insight, November 23, 2015 1:41 PM

It is a myth that we operate under a set of oppressive bureaucratic constraints. In reality, teachers have a great deal of autonomy in the work they chose to do in their classrooms. In most cases it is our culture that provides the constraints. For individual teachers, trying out new practices and pedagogy is risky business and both our culture, and our reliance on hierarchy, provide the ideal barriers for change not to occur. As Pogo pointed out long ago, “we have met the enemy and it is us.” http://www.cea-ace.ca/blog/brian-harrison/2013/09/5/stop-asking-permission-change

Educational psychology has focused on the concepts of learned helplessness and more currently growth-fixed mindsets as a way to explain how and why students give up in the classroom setting.  These ideas can also be applied to educators in this day of forced standardization, testing, scripted curriculum, and school initiatives.

 

Learn more:

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Growth+Mindset

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/03/15/professional-development-why-educators-and-teachers-cant-catch-up-that-quickly-and-how-to-change-it/

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/03/28/learning-to-learn-for-my-professional-development-i-did-it-my-way/

 

 

Blanca Fondevila's curator insight, January 31, 10:11 AM

A serious problem that must be solve..

 

María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, February 5, 4:12 AM

Teacher Agency:  Educators Moving from a Fixed to a Growth Mindset | @scoopit via @knolinfos http://sco.lt/...

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15 Ways to Promote the Adoption of a New Innovation in Your Learning Organization

15 Ways to Promote the Adoption of a New Innovation in Your Learning Organization | innovation in learning | Scoop.it
How do you get a new innovation adopted in your school? How do you convinced people it is a good direction. These 15 ideas will get you started.

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JESUS MARIA GARCIA HERREROS's comment, October 29, 2015 6:11 PM
Thanks Gus
Lee Hall's curator insight, October 30, 2015 9:47 AM

Scroll down to see practical ideas for getting people to progress toward adoption. 

Willex Okumu's curator insight, December 9, 2015 8:45 AM

 A good reading piece

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Heutagogy Explained for Teachers (and Tools That Support It) | LEARNing To LEARN

Heutagogy Explained for Teachers (and Tools That Support It) | LEARNing To LEARN | innovation in learning | Scoop.it
October 20, 2015
Heutagogy is a learning and teaching  approach that is primarily self-directed or self-determined. Unlike the traditional pedagogic paradigm where learning is administered in a controlled environment under the auspices of a ‘knowledge expert’ (teacher) and where learners agency is defined in the logic of conformity and passive adhesiveness to pre-defined instructional guidelines, a heutagogic pedagogy is more learner entered. It is bent on developing learners autonomy and enabling them to take control of their own learning. At its core is the individual empowerment through equipping learners with a variety of skills and competencies to help them with their self-formation.

 

Learn more:

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Heutagogy

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/07/19/learning-path-for-professional-21st-century-learning-by-ict-practice/

 


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Linda Heiland's curator insight, October 22, 2015 10:31 AM

Provides another level of meaning to making students accountable for their learning!

Iolanda Bueno de Camargo Cortelazzo's curator insight, October 22, 2015 1:24 PM

É importante que os professores se atualizem em relação às novas abordagens de aprendizagem de modo a continuarem o se udesenvolvimento profissional  e auxiliarem seus estudantes. com  estratégias para aprender ,

Tony Palmeri's curator insight, October 24, 2015 10:02 AM

I chose this article because I have not sensed the endorsement of self-directed learning that I experienced, say 10 years ago. However, the author describes different tech tools that support the idea of self-directed learning. Certainly, social media and the availability of knowledge and resources that support it (animations, tutorials, videos) make self-directed learning a more realistic venture. 

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Eduapps - Bausteine für zeitgemäßen Unterricht und innovative Pädagogik | Apps

Eduapps - Bausteine für zeitgemäßen Unterricht und innovative Pädagogik | Apps | innovation in learning | Scoop.it
Das Institut für Medienpädagogik, IKT & E-Learning möchte erprobte, medienpädagogische Szenarien präsentieren, die Lehrende im Unterricht einsetzen können.

 

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http://www.scoop.it/t/apps-for-any-use-mostly-for-education-and-free

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/09/15/specialized-magazines-for-apps/

 


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Gust MEES's curator insight, October 11, 2015 3:40 PM
Das Institut für Medienpädagogik, IKT & E-Learning möchte erprobte, medienpädagogische Szenarien präsentieren, die Lehrende im Unterricht einsetzen können.


Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:


http://www.scoop.it/t/apps-for-any-use-mostly-for-education-and-free


https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/09/15/specialized-magazines-for-apps/


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Why build a Personal Learning Network?

Why build a Personal Learning Network? | innovation in learning | Scoop.it
Time spent developing your Personal Learning Network is time well spent but it does take time. The danger busy teachers face is in becoming so engrossed in dealing with the day to day business of teaching that we make poor choices when it comes to time spent on our personal learning. We manage to find time for our students, for phone calls home, for report writing and programming all the while letting our engagement with learning slip down the list of things to do. Ensuring your personal learning is a priority is essential and should be seen against the value it brings to your students; enhance your teaching and you enhance their learning.

 

Munro, Hopkins and Craig recognise this when they state ‘Student outcomes depend on the teaching in the school, its pedagogic capital’. For you, your school and most importantly your students time invested in building a Personal Learning Network is time spent developing your pedagogic capital. 

 

Learn more:

 

https://globaleducationandsocialmedia.wordpress.com/2014/01/19/pkm-personal-professional-knowledge-management/

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=PLN

 


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Carlos Rodrigues Cadre's curator insight, September 30, 2015 2:56 PM

adicionar sua visão ...

Tamie Douglas's curator insight, September 30, 2015 9:05 PM

A great article ensuring that Educators make time to continually invest time into their own learning practices. Information is always changing, being updated,  being expanded, or being debated, so educators need to be aware of these adjustments. By analysing their knowledge and beliefs on certain topics and researching other perspectives educators will show growth and critical thinking in their own learning strategies.  

Dan Kirsch's curator insight, October 1, 2015 8:06 AM

Great point!! I truly believe that I have continued my life long learning by becoming a member of a PLN!!! It as lead me to be a member of a global collaboration blog! 

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Models For Designing Your Personal Learning Environment | LEARNingPath

Models For Designing Your Personal Learning Environment | LEARNingPath | innovation in learning | Scoop.it

A personal learning environment (PLE) is a solution for keeping up with the rapid pace of knowledge change. Some say it is a concept, while others say it is a technology.

I think a good definition is this: a self-directed and evolving environment of tools, services and resources organized by a person seeking a way to accomplish lifetime learning, to create, and to connect with others of similar interests.

Because it is personalized, everyone’s PLE will be unique. Because it is collaborative, information may be continually created and shared. In the workplace, designing a personal learning environment has the potential to partially replace conventional courses.

 

Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=PLE

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=design

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/07/19/learning-path-for-professional-21st-century-learning-by-ict-practice/

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/10/03/design-the-learning-of-your-learners-students-ideas/

 


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A personal learning environment (PLE) is a solution for keeping up with the rapid pace of knowledge change. Some say it is a concept, while others say it is a technology.

I think a good definition is this: a self-directed and evolving environment of tools, services and resources organized by a person seeking a way to accomplish lifetime learning, to create, and to connect with others of similar interests.

Because it is personalized, everyone’s PLE will be unique. Because it is collaborative, information may be continually created and shared. In the workplace, designing a personal learning environment has the potential to partially replace conventional courses.

 

Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=PLE

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=design

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/07/19/learning-path-for-professional-21st-century-learning-by-ict-practice/

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/10/03/design-the-learning-of-your-learners-students-ideas/

 

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Andres Garcia Alvarez's curator insight, August 10, 2015 6:30 PM

A personal learning environment (PLE) is a solution for keeping up with the rapid pace of knowledge change. Some say it is a concept, while others say it is a technology.

I think a good definition is this: a self-directed and evolving environment of tools, services and resources organized by a person seeking a way to accomplish lifetime learning, to create, and to connect with others of similar interests.

Because it is personalized, everyone’s PLE will be unique. Because it is collaborative, information may be continually created and shared. In the workplace, designing a personal learning environment has the potential to partially replace conventional courses.

 

Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=PLE

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=design

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/07/19/learning-path-for-professional-21st-century-learning-by-ict-practice/

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/10/03/design-the-learning-of-your-learners-students-ideas/

 

Giselle Pempedjian's curator insight, August 11, 2015 2:59 AM

A personal learning environment (PLE) is a solution for keeping up with the rapid pace of knowledge change. Some say it is a concept, while others say it is a technology.

I think a good definition is this: a self-directed and evolving environment of tools, services and resources organized by a person seeking a way to accomplish lifetime learning, to create, and to connect with others of similar interests.

Because it is personalized, everyone’s PLE will be unique. Because it is collaborative, information may be continually created and shared. In the workplace, designing a personal learning environment has the potential to partially replace conventional courses.

 

Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=PLE

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=design

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/07/19/learning-path-for-professional-21st-century-learning-by-ict-practice/

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/10/03/design-the-learning-of-your-learners-students-ideas/

 

Cercle d'autodidactes 's curator insight, August 14, 2015 9:19 AM

L'autodidaxie comme discipline d'apprentissage retrouvera-t-elle la cote auprès des employeurs? Pourquoi pas offrir le diplôme à la carte ? 

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Holistic approaches for Learning with Technology

Holistic approaches for Learning with Technology | innovation in learning | Scoop.it
Informational technology needs to be holistically integrated into our learning environments.

The integration of information technology into our unique learning environments can be greatly enhanced if we apply constructivist approaches. Such approaches could include, but are not limited to discovery learning, inquiry based learning, play-based learning and making. But they also include listening, reflecting, and taking the time to process. Essentially, we want our learners to become great thinkers. We want learners to take an active role in the learning process and move away from the passive regurgitation of information being passed from a teacher to a student. Effective infusion of information technology into our learning environments is an excellent way to achieve this.

In our world, information technology is not just a means to an end. It more about the information and how we use it that is the most important. How to find it, how to process it, how to use it, and how to build on it. The technology we use facilitates and re-shapes this use of information in many new ways. For instance, no longer are we following learning in a linear fashion, say, based on a textbook. Rather, we are working in flexible frameworks where learners can focus on big ideas, but follow their learning along multiple paths happening all at once in the learning environment.

 

credit is given to Deborah McCallum:


http://bigideasineducation.ca/2015/07/30/holistic-approaches-for-learning-with-technology/


 

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https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/07/19/learning-path-for-professional-21st-century-learning-by-ict-practice/

 


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Informational technology needs to be holistically integrated into our learning environments.
The integration of information technology into our unique learning environments can be greatly enhanced if we apply constructivist approaches. Such approaches could include, but are not limited to discovery learning, inquiry based learning, play-based learning and making. But they also include listening, reflecting, and taking the time to process. Essentially, we want our learners to become great thinkers. We want learners to take an active role in the learning process and move away from the passive regurgitation of information being passed from a teacher to a student. Effective infusion of information technology into our learning environments is an excellent way to achieve this.

In our world, information technology is not just a means to an end. It more about the information and how we use it that is the most important. How to find it, how to process it, how to use it, and how to build on it. The technology we use facilitates and re-shapes this use of information in many new ways. For instance, no longer are we following learning in a linear fashion, say, based on a textbook. Rather, we are working in flexible frameworks where learners can focus on big ideas, but follow their learning along multiple paths happening all at once in the learning environment.

 

Learn more:

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/07/19/learning-path-for-professional-21st-century-learning-by-ict-practice/

 

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Ines Bieler's curator insight, August 7, 2015 2:52 AM
Informational technology needs to be holistically integrated into our learning environments.
The integration of information technology into our unique learning environments can be greatly enhanced if we apply constructivist approaches. Such approaches could include, but are not limited to discovery learning, inquiry based learning, play-based learning and making. But they also include listening, reflecting, and taking the time to process. Essentially, we want our learners to become great thinkers. We want learners to take an active role in the learning process and move away from the passive regurgitation of information being passed from a teacher to a student. Effective infusion of information technology into our learning environments is an excellent way to achieve this.

In our world, information technology is not just a means to an end. It more about the information and how we use it that is the most important. How to find it, how to process it, how to use it, and how to build on it. The technology we use facilitates and re-shapes this use of information in many new ways. For instance, no longer are we following learning in a linear fashion, say, based on a textbook. Rather, we are working in flexible frameworks where learners can focus on big ideas, but follow their learning along multiple paths happening all at once in the learning environment.

 

Learn more:

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/07/19/learning-path-for-professional-21st-century-learning-by-ict-practice/

 

Connie Butcher's curator insight, August 7, 2015 1:58 PM
Informational technology needs to be holistically integrated into our learning environments.
The integration of information technology into our unique learning environments can be greatly enhanced if we apply constructivist approaches. Such approaches could include, but are not limited to discovery learning, inquiry based learning, play-based learning and making. But they also include listening, reflecting, and taking the time to process. Essentially, we want our learners to become great thinkers. We want learners to take an active role in the learning process and move away from the passive regurgitation of information being passed from a teacher to a student. Effective infusion of information technology into our learning environments is an excellent way to achieve this.

In our world, information technology is not just a means to an end. It more about the information and how we use it that is the most important. How to find it, how to process it, how to use it, and how to build on it. The technology we use facilitates and re-shapes this use of information in many new ways. For instance, no longer are we following learning in a linear fashion, say, based on a textbook. Rather, we are working in flexible frameworks where learners can focus on big ideas, but follow their learning along multiple paths happening all at once in the learning environment.

 

Learn more:

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/07/19/learning-path-for-professional-21st-century-learning-by-ict-practice/

 

Наталия Вяткина's curator insight, August 10, 2015 7:40 AM
Informational technology needs to be holistically integrated into our learning environments.
The integration of information technology into our unique learning environments can be greatly enhanced if we apply constructivist approaches. Such approaches could include, but are not limited to discovery learning, inquiry based learning, play-based learning and making. But they also include listening, reflecting, and taking the time to process. Essentially, we want our learners to become great thinkers. We want learners to take an active role in the learning process and move away from the passive regurgitation of information being passed from a teacher to a student. Effective infusion of information technology into our learning environments is an excellent way to achieve this.

In our world, information technology is not just a means to an end. It more about the information and how we use it that is the most important. How to find it, how to process it, how to use it, and how to build on it. The technology we use facilitates and re-shapes this use of information in many new ways. For instance, no longer are we following learning in a linear fashion, say, based on a textbook. Rather, we are working in flexible frameworks where learners can focus on big ideas, but follow their learning along multiple paths happening all at once in the learning environment.

 

Learn more:

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/07/19/learning-path-for-professional-21st-century-learning-by-ict-practice/

 

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Powerful Partnerships to Boost Personalized Learning Infographic | Infographics

Powerful Partnerships to Boost Personalized Learning Infographic | Infographics | innovation in learning | Scoop.it
This Powerful Partnerships to Boost Personalized Learning outlines the key lessons from programs which have successfully scaled their online and blended learning opportunities.

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Nicole Reid's curator insight, July 17, 2015 1:43 PM

This is something I feel to be important for any business. Currently at my job position was tasked with creating an infographic and got completely lost. I think making sure your information is visually pleasing is extremely important for getting your point across.

 

Jason Smith's curator insight, July 18, 2015 12:51 PM

More info in regards to Blended Learning

Carol Ann Frey Reinagel's curator insight, July 21, 2015 2:05 PM

Love this! Individualized learning = self-paced learning for mastery. #VBBT2015

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How to create a culture of daily mentorship | eLeadership | Coaching | Mentoring | eSkills

How to create a culture of daily mentorship | eLeadership | Coaching | Mentoring | eSkills | innovation in learning | Scoop.it
According to a study by Harvard Business Review, young high achievers value mentoring and coaching and often leave their current gigs in a quest to have those needs met. Companies like Microsoft and KPMG have caught on by giving employees exposure to peers in different divisions to provide fresh ideas and new ways of thinking.

In addition to more formalized training and education programs, many companies also try to foster mentorship within their organizations, often with mixed results. Like matchmaking, mentorship can seem shrouded in mystique and luck. HR departments eagerly set up colleagues for lunches or other work “dates” and cross their fingers that the chemistry will spark. A seasoned pro will take an eager novice under his or her wing and the next generation of great leaders will be born.


Learn more:


https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/07/10/education-collaboration-and-coaching-the-future/


https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/10/11/learning-to-become-a-good-digital-citizen-digital-citizenship/



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Gust MEES's curator insight, June 19, 2015 9:41 AM
According to a study by Harvard Business Review, young high achievers value mentoring and coaching and often leave their current gigs in a quest to have those needs met. Companies like Microsoft and KPMG have caught on by giving employees exposure to peers in different divisions to provide fresh ideas and new ways of thinking.

In addition to more formalized training and education programs, many companies also try to foster mentorship within their organizations, often with mixed results. Like matchmaking, mentorship can seem shrouded in mystique and luck. HR departments eagerly set up colleagues for lunches or other work “dates” and cross their fingers that the chemistry will spark. A seasoned pro will take an eager novice under his or her wing and the next generation of great leaders will be born.


Learn more:


https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/07/10/education-collaboration-and-coaching-the-future/


https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/10/11/learning-to-become-a-good-digital-citizen-digital-citizenship/


Simon Awuyo's curator insight, June 21, 2015 4:58 PM

As a mentor I need the mentoring sills and knowledge to be a better mentor.

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10 Communication Secrets of Great Leaders | eLeadership | eSkills | Leadership

10 Communication Secrets of Great Leaders | eLeadership | eSkills | Leadership | innovation in learning | Scoop.it

No one ever became a great leader without first becoming a great communicator.

Great leaders connect with people on an emotional level every time they speak. Their words inspire others to achieve more than they ever thought possible.

Great communicators are intentional about it, and there are 10 secrets they rely on to deliver a powerful message. Put these secrets to work in your communication and watch your influence soar.

1. They Know Their Audience

2. They Are Experts In Body Language

3. They Are Honest

4. They Are Authentic

5. They Speak With Authority

6. They Speak To Groups As Individuals

7. They Have Ears (And They Use Them)

8. They Use Phrases Like "It's My Fault," "I Was Wrong," and "I'm Sorry"

9. They Solicit Feedback

10. They're Proactive

Leaders with the best communication skills don't waste time playing catch-up. They're quick to head off the rumor mill by sharing bad news in a timely manner. They also give clear, concise goals and directions so people don't waste their time heading in the wrong direction.

 

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Ian Berry's curator insight, June 12, 2015 3:43 AM

Great list. It all begins at number 1

Simon Awuyo's curator insight, June 12, 2015 4:01 AM

I want to become and mentor a great leader.

Nadège CORDENTE's curator insight, June 12, 2015 4:32 AM

Cela paraît presque trop simple et pourtant...

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Creative Classrooms Lab - Tablets in schools - UK - YouTube

Creative Classrooms Lab - Tablets in schools

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Gust MEES's curator insight, May 28, 2015 1:38 PM

Creative Classrooms Lab - Tablets in schools


Koen Mattheeuws's curator insight, May 29, 2015 3:32 AM

Krab het promo-laagje ervan en luister naar en kijk naar wat deze mensen zeggen en doen. Ook dit is een manier om meer eigenaar te worden van eigen leren.

Jerry Johnson's curator insight, May 29, 2015 9:17 AM

Worth a look... 

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Courage to Be an Outlier Educator | LEARNing To LEARN | Student Centered

Courage to Be an Outlier Educator | LEARNing To LEARN | Student Centered | innovation in learning | Scoop.it
Today, during a podcast interview, I was asked what it takes to be an educational thought leader. My response was, "courage."  In this test driven, accountability-laden era of education, it takes courage to be an educator driven by authentic, constructivist, and student-centered values and practices. Courage: Courage is the choice and willingness to confront agony,…

 

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Gust MEES's curator insight, December 24, 2015 12:31 PM
Today, during a podcast interview, I was asked what it takes to be an educational thought leader. My response was, "courage."  In this test driven, accountability-laden era of education, it takes courage to be an educator driven by authentic, constructivist, and student-centered values and practices. Courage: Courage is the choice and willingness to confront agony,…


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Penryn64's curator insight, December 24, 2015 12:55 PM
Today, during a podcast interview, I was asked what it takes to be an educational thought leader. My response was, "courage."  In this test driven, accountability-laden era of education, it takes courage to be an educator driven by authentic, constructivist, and student-centered values and practices. Courage: Courage is the choice and willingness to confront agony,…

 

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https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/10/03/design-the-learning-of-your-learners-students-ideas/

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/07/19/learning-path-for-professional-21st-century-learning-by-ict-practice/

 

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Lisa Nielsen: The Innovative Educator: The Teacher Is Not The Most Important Factor When It Comes To Learning

Lisa Nielsen: The Innovative Educator: The Teacher Is Not The Most Important Factor When It Comes To Learning | innovation in learning | Scoop.it

We neither need nor want to remove or diminish the role of the teacher in the "in-school" success of students. We do however need to amplify the role and the voice of students and their families. Learning doesn’t take place unless it is consensual; a willingness on the part of the teacher and family: to listen, to respond, and to understand the significance of how all these factors influence students in the process.

 

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https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/11/27/unlearning-the-old-relearning-learning-to-learn-howto/

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/10/03/design-the-learning-of-your-learners-students-ideas/

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/07/19/learning-path-for-professional-21st-century-learning-by-ict-practice/

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/01/04/practice-better-ways-to-say-i-dont-know-in-the-classroom/

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/07/29/practice-creativity-examples-with-thinglink/

 

 

 


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Barbara Macfarlan's curator insight, December 3, 2015 3:48 PM

We need to re-think teaching and learning and frame it for the students rather than the teachers.

Carlos Rodrigues Cadre's curator insight, December 4, 2015 7:37 AM

adicionar sua visão ...

Daniel Christian's curator insight, December 4, 2015 11:48 AM

Some powerful, insightful comments here. Thanks Lisa. Thanks @Gust MEES

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How To Be a Teacher Leader | CTQ | LEARNing To Learn

How To Be a Teacher Leader | CTQ | LEARNing To Learn | innovation in learning | Scoop.it
Be the thing you teach.Be the expert of your classroom. Be data savvy.Be continually reflective on your practice.Be able to defend your practice.
This directive is similar to the data-savvy and expert points, but teacher leaders need to be able to explain their craft. Your administrator will be trotting all kinds of people through your classroom.  As a teacher leader, you might be a maverick, doing things a little differently than the rest of the herd. Be prepared to defend that road less traveled.  Know why you do the things you do.  Then, as a leader, share everything you know.

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Aprendiendo a ser líder...How To Be a Teacher Leader | CTQ | LEARNing To Learn | @scoopit via @knolinfos http://sco.lt/...

Angela Ribo's curator insight, October 30, 2015 11:40 AM

Very practical insight.

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Instructional Coaches: How Do You Evaluate Your Impact? | Coaching | LEARNing To LEARN

Instructional Coaches: How Do You Evaluate Your Impact? | Coaching | LEARNing To LEARN | innovation in learning | Scoop.it
Instructional coaches (IC's) are one group that are a bit more removed from students. Don't jump to any negative conclusions with that last sentence. What I mean is that, although they impact students in positive ways, they are a bit more separated from the consistent daily involvement that classroom teachers have with students.

Instructional coaches can have an enormous impact on the teaching and learning that happens in a school. Technology coaches help bridge the learning gap between teachers and technology. Content coaches can help teachers gain a better understanding of standards and subjects. Instructional coaches can help teachers improve their instructional practices in any subject at any time.

There are at least five reasons why schools should have instructional coaches. It's not that all teachers are weak and need help. It's about the idea that we all have blind spots (Otto Scharmer) and coaches can help others see their blind spots. According to this article in the New Yorker, even doctors have coaches to help them improve and see their blind spots.

 

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https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/07/10/education-collaboration-and-coaching-the-future/

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/07/19/learning-path-for-professional-21st-century-learning-by-ict-practice/

 


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Gust MEES's curator insight, October 23, 2015 10:57 AM
Instructional coaches (IC's) are one group that are a bit more removed from students. Don't jump to any negative conclusions with that last sentence. What I mean is that, although they impact students in positive ways, they are a bit more separated from the consistent daily involvement that classroom teachers have with students.

Instructional coaches can have an enormous impact on the teaching and learning that happens in a school. Technology coaches help bridge the learning gap between teachers and technology. Content coaches can help teachers gain a better understanding of standards and subjects. Instructional coaches can help teachers improve their instructional practices in any subject at any time.

There are at least five reasons why schools should have instructional coaches. It's not that all teachers are weak and need help. It's about the idea that we all have blind spots (Otto Scharmer) and coaches can help others see their blind spots. According to this article in the New Yorker, even doctors have coaches to help them improve and see their blind spots.


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https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/07/10/education-collaboration-and-coaching-the-future/


https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/07/19/learning-path-for-professional-21st-century-learning-by-ict-practice/


KaylaHeinlein's curator insight, October 25, 2015 9:37 AM

Great read! Instructional coaching is definitely something that I will research and focus on when in an administrative position.  

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What Core Skills Do Teachers Need To Be Effective? | LEARNing To LEARN | Professional Development

What Core Skills Do Teachers Need To Be Effective? | LEARNing To LEARN | Professional Development | innovation in learning | Scoop.it
“Teaching is complex work that people actually have to be taught to do,” says Deborah Loewenberg Ball, dean of the School of Education at the University of Michigan. Ball spent years as an elementary school teacher and was always praised for being a “natural,” but she says teaching never came easily. She worked hard at her job.

Now, she’s trying to dramatically change teacher training to focus on the specific knowledge and skills that teachers need to effectively help students. Understanding math and knowing how to teach it are two separate skills. And understanding how to teach math well doesn’t come naturally.

People who want to be teachers “deserve to learn how to do this work well,” Ball says. “And the children that they teach particularly deserve to have those teachers taught.”

 

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https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/03/15/professional-development-why-educators-and-teachers-cant-catch-up-that-quickly-and-how-to-change-it/

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/03/28/learning-to-learn-for-my-professional-development-i-did-it-my-way/

 

 


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nuria's curator insight, October 20, 2015 10:36 AM

añada su visión ...¡Cómo aprender a enseñar lo que se sabe eficazmente¡¡


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Tony Palmeri's curator insight, October 24, 2015 10:42 AM

I chose this resource because I was interested in seeing what the identified "core skills" that characterize an effective teacher are. I totally agree that "how to teach" is a skill and not necessarily a skill that is intuitive or easily learned. It must be taught intentionally to practitioners. Those directing the teacher education program identified 19 core skills that a novice teacher must have. Not surprisingly, many of these traits like "reflective practice" and designing an appropriate learning sequence are generic. I especially like the idea that we must interpret student thinking. Too often, when a teacher sees a struggling student they advise them of the "right way" to answer a question or solve a problem. But understanding a student's flawed thought process is valuable and it allows a teacher to attend to root problems that will hinder future learning. 

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Applied Disciplines: A Critical Thinking Model for Engineering

Applied Disciplines: A Critical Thinking Model for Engineering | innovation in learning | Scoop.it

Richard Paul's critical thinking model was adapted to the challenge of engineering education, and published in July 2006 as a guide to Engineering Reasoning. Paul's model is briefly described and exemplified by questions engineers ask in practice. This paper describes classroom exercises employing the model which are suitable for undergraduate and graduate engineering program.


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Gust MEES's curator insight, October 7, 2015 10:42 AM

Richard Paul's critical thinking model was adapted to the challenge of engineering education, and published in July 2006 as a guide to Engineering Reasoning. Paul's model is briefly described and exemplified by questions engineers ask in practice. This paper describes classroom exercises employing the model which are suitable for undergraduate and graduate engineering program.


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Creative Classrooms Lab - FCL | Integration of tablets into teaching and learning

Creative Classrooms Lab - FCL | Integration of tablets into teaching and learning | innovation in learning | Scoop.it
The Creative Classrooms Lab project (CCL) brought together teachers and policy-makers in eight countries to design, implement and evaluate 1:1 tablet scenarios in 45 schools. The project produced learning scenarios and activities, guidelines and recommendations to help policy-makers and schools to take informed decisions on optimal strategies for implementing 1:1 initiatives in schools and for the effective integration of tablets into teaching and learning. The project, funded by the European Commission’s Lifelong Learning Programme, was coordinated by European Schoolnet, involved 10 partners and ran from April 2013 to May 2015.

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Gust MEES's curator insight, September 3, 2015 9:17 AM

The Creative Classrooms Lab project (CCL) brought together teachers and policy-makers in eight countries to design, implement and evaluate 1:1 tablet scenarios in 45 schools. The project produced learning scenarios and activities, guidelines and recommendations to help policy-makers and schools to take informed decisions on optimal strategies for implementing 1:1 initiatives in schools and for the effective integration of tablets into teaching and learning. The project, funded by the European Commission’s Lifelong Learning Programme, was coordinated by European Schoolnet, involved 10 partners and ran from April 2013 to May 2015.


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Steps to Create the Conditions for Deep, Rigorous, Applied Learning

Steps to Create the Conditions for Deep, Rigorous, Applied Learning | innovation in learning | Scoop.it
Check out some resources meant to help education leaders find ways transform the vision and goals of schools to move towards applied, connected and real-world learning opportunities for students.

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Check out some resources meant to help education leaders find ways transform the vision and goals of schools to move towards applied, connected and real-world learning opportunities for students.


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Check out some resources meant to help education leaders find ways transform the vision and goals of schools to move towards applied, connected and real-world learning opportunities for students.


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Check out some resources meant to help education leaders find ways transform the vision and goals of schools to move towards applied, connected and real-world learning opportunities for students.


Ellen Dougherty's curator insight, August 8, 2015 8:48 PM

Check out some resources meant to help education leaders find ways transform the vision and goals of schools to move towards applied, connected and real-world learning opportunities for students.


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A MUST READ! What Education Technology Could Look Like Over the Next Five Years

A MUST READ!  What Education Technology Could Look Like Over the Next Five Years | innovation in learning | Scoop.it
A survey of schools around the world reveals what schools could look like, trends in personalized learning, the role of teachers and challenges to exciting techniques.

 

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https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/07/19/learning-path-for-professional-21st-century-learning-by-ict-practice/

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https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/07/10/education-collaboration-and-coaching-the-future/

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https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2013/12/21/privacy-in-the-digital-world-shouldnt-we-talk-about-it/

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Highly trained, respected and free: why Finland's teachers are different

Highly trained, respected and free: why Finland's teachers are different | innovation in learning | Scoop.it
Welcome to a country where teaching is a highly prized profession. Finland’s teachers have kept the nation near the top of the influential Pisa performance rankings since they were first published in 2001, leading to an influx of educational tourists as other teachers have endeavoured to learn from the Finnish experience.

 

The high-level training is the basis for giving young teachers a great deal of autonomy to choose what methods they use in the classroom – in contrast to England, Krokfors says, where she feels teaching is “somewhere between administration and giving tests to students”. In Finland, teachers are largely free from external requirements such as inspection, standardised testing and government control; school inspections were scrapped in the 1990s.

 

“Teachers need to have this high-quality education so they really do know how to use the freedom they are given, and learn to solve problems in a research-based way,” Krokfors says. “The most important thing we teach them is to take pedagogical decisions and judgments for themselves.”

 

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Kati Pärkkä's curator insight, June 25, 2015 1:39 AM

Teachers' basic training is very qualified. To make sure that the quality of teaching stays on high level we should invest on in-service training of all teachers. The world and society is developing faster and faster every day...

Iva Golec's curator insight, August 3, 2015 9:43 AM
Welcome to a country where teaching is a highly prized profession. Finland’s teachers have kept the nation near the top of the influential Pisa performance rankings since they were first published in 2001, leading to an influx of educational tourists as other teachers have endeavoured to learn from the Finnish experience.

 

The high-level training is the basis for giving young teachers a great deal of autonomy to choose what methods they use in the classroom – in contrast to England, Krokfors says, where she feels teaching is “somewhere between administration and giving tests to students”. In Finland, teachers are largely free from external requirements such as inspection, standardised testing and government control; school inspections were scrapped in the 1990s.

 

“Teachers need to have this high-quality education so they really do know how to use the freedom they are given, and learn to solve problems in a research-based way,” Krokfors says. “The most important thing we teach them is to take pedagogical decisions and judgments for themselves.”

 

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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Finland

 

Boutara Nour Eddine's curator insight, August 10, 2015 12:55 PM
Welcome to a country where teaching is a highly prized profession. Finland’s teachers have kept the nation near the top of the influential Pisa performance rankings since they were first published in 2001, leading to an influx of educational tourists as other teachers have endeavoured to learn from the Finnish experience.

 

The high-level training is the basis for giving young teachers a great deal of autonomy to choose what methods they use in the classroom – in contrast to England, Krokfors says, where she feels teaching is “somewhere between administration and giving tests to students”. In Finland, teachers are largely free from external requirements such as inspection, standardised testing and government control; school inspections were scrapped in the 1990s.

 

“Teachers need to have this high-quality education so they really do know how to use the freedom they are given, and learn to solve problems in a research-based way,” Krokfors says. “The most important thing we teach them is to take pedagogical decisions and judgments for themselves.”

 

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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Finland

 

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Top 10 Best Free Math Resources on the Web | eSkills

Top 10 Best Free Math Resources on the Web | eSkills | innovation in learning | Scoop.it
Math is often thought of as a dry subject, but math lovers have been working to show the more interesting side of math to students in many formats.

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Gust MEES's curator insight, June 15, 2015 10:15 AM

Math is often thought of as a dry subject, but math lovers have been working to show the more interesting side of math to students in many formats.


Arizona State University, Claire McLaughlin's curator insight, June 15, 2015 11:24 AM

For EFL/ESL teachers who teach content along with English, here are some helpful sites for teaching math.  

Lee Hall's curator insight, June 16, 2015 10:08 AM

Math can be fun.

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Flocabulary- An Online Library of Educational Music Videos to Use in Class

Flocabulary- An Online Library of Educational Music Videos to Use in Class | innovation in learning | Scoop.it

As a teacher you can use Flocabulary videos for a variety of instructional purposes that include ‘ introduction, enrichment, differentiated instruction and test prep.’ Most of the music videos included in this site are accompanied with a variety of materials such as song lyrics, online activities, and exercises.


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Gust MEES's curator insight, June 1, 2015 7:58 PM

As a teacher you can use Flocabulary videos for a variety of instructional purposes that include ‘ introduction, enrichment, differentiated instruction and test prep.’ Most of the music videos included in this site are accompanied with a variety of materials such as song lyrics, online activities, and exercises.


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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Music


http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Lyrics


https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2012/06/30/tutankhamun-exhibition-in-cologne-de/