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The Power of "I Don't Know"

The Power of "I Don't Know" | Inspirational leadership | Scoop.it
Educators are tasked with teaching students how to find answers themselves. And it all starts with a simple three-word phrase: I don't know.

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Artur Coelho's curator insight, October 14, 2014 5:34 PM

yep. isto sou eu a usar o scratch com os alunos: "não sei, não faço ideia, mas e que tal irmos descobrir como é?"

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, October 14, 2014 6:58 PM

Teaching could be about saying "I don't know" and waiting, in the uncomfortable silence that follows, for students to begin their exploring with you. As teachers and students become more comfortable with that silence, students accept responsibility for their learning.

Paul leslie large's curator insight, October 14, 2014 11:51 PM

Includes a great activity with Google Search.

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Resistance to change in organisations

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Infographic: Resistance to change in organisations - Understanding the most common reasons employees resist change - Torben Rick

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, October 16, 2014 7:57 PM

It is not just fear of the unknown. My experience was there was exceptionally poor communication, top-down oppressive ways of dealing with change, faddish approaches, etc. For example, the implementation of the 7 Habits work and digital technologies was a handful of people's dictates rather than consulting with classroom teachers who were doing the heavy lifting.

 

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Rob Kingston's curator insight, October 18, 2014 11:27 AM

you can't manage change if you don't first understand the resistance  to change.  This concise and accurate infographic helps simplify it. 

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Innovation and Building a Next Generation Organisation

Innovation and Building a Next Generation Organisation | Inspirational leadership | Scoop.it

 Businesses large and small can all now access the same technology, manufacturing techniques, processes and materials; meaning traditional forms of competitive... Building a ‘Next Generation Organisation’  boils down to three core attributes – Intelligence, Collaboration and Adaptability. The first challenge for organisations is ‘Intelligence’ and moving away from traditional approaches to data and insight. The second challenge is around ‘Collaboration’ and the re-design of cultures, networks, strategic partnerships and increasing co-creation. And the final challenge ‘Adaptability’ focuses on speeding up the commercialisation of innovation in order to bring bigger ideas to market faster.


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Sir Ken Robinson speaks to Paddy O'Connell | schools stifling children's creativity | "Finding Your Element".

Sir Ken Robinson speaks to Paddy O'Connell | schools stifling children's creativity | "Finding Your Element". | Inspirational leadership | Scoop.it
Sir Ken Robinson speaks to Paddy O'Connell about his new book Finding Your Element.

 

Educationalist Sir Ken Robinson speaks to Paddy O'Connell about schools stifling children's creativity and his new book Finding Your Element.


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



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Gust MEES's curator insight, July 30, 2014 4:03 PM

Educationalist Sir Ken Robinson speaks to Paddy O'Connell about schools stifling children's creativity and his new book Finding Your Element.


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



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How To Build A New Habit

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According to researchers at Duke University, habits account for about 40 percent of our behaviors on any given day. 

 

Understanding how to build new habits (and how your current ones work) is essential for making progress in your health, your happiness, and your life in general.

 

But there can be a lot of information out there and most of it isn’t very simple to digest. To solve this problem and break things down in a very simple manner, I have created this strategy guide for building new habits that actually stick.

 
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The Learning Factor's curator insight, July 20, 2014 5:13 AM

Understanding how to build new habits is essential for making progress in your health, your happiness, and your life in general. Here are the five principles.

Graeme Reid's curator insight, July 21, 2014 2:39 AM

Great techniques for building powerful habits.

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25 Reading Strategies That Work In Every Content Area

25 Reading Strategies That Work In Every Content Area | Inspirational leadership | Scoop.it
25 Reading Strategies That Work In Every Content Area

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Cindy Riley Klages's curator insight, July 22, 2014 11:05 PM

This includes a link to 50 apps, too.  

Al Post's curator insight, July 27, 2014 12:38 PM

A good reminder of tried & true strategies!

Tammy Goldring's curator insight, September 28, 2014 9:36 AM

Great Visual!

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What’s in the Way of Executives Engaging Their Human Capital?

What’s in the Way of Executives Engaging Their Human Capital? | Inspirational leadership | Scoop.it
The Conference Board CEO Challenge 2014 found that CEOs, presidents, and chairmen from more than 1,000 companies worldwide named “human capital” --- developing, engaging, managing, and …

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, July 11, 2014 12:26 PM

The moment we think of human beings as being capital we monetize people. For that matter, thinking of anything as capital monetizes that phenomena. It abstracts and visualizes the phenomenon shredding its sense of being. We need to get back to thinking of the world as a phenomenal place we co-inhabit.

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3 Ways You Are Being Controlled By Your Mind

3 Ways You Are Being Controlled By Your Mind | Inspirational leadership | Scoop.it
We live in the subconscious. Rather, 90% of our daily operations belong to the subconscious realm. That’s a huge chuck of us we are not in control of. It i

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, July 10, 2014 2:56 PM

Doubling the use of our brain would mean an incredible leap in awareness. One would think that meditation would be an integral part of learning and teaching.

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5 ways to support kids who struggle with student-directed learning -

5 ways to support kids who struggle with student-directed learning - | Inspirational leadership | Scoop.it
I mentioned in my ten takeaways from #ISTE2014 post that I wanted to write a bit more about some of the problems teachers are encountering with project-based and student-directed learning. Even though we believe deeply in helping kids uncover their passions, ask and pursue answering their own questions, and take ownership over their learning, the …

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How To Create A Google Drive Classroom

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How To Create A Google Drive Classroom

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Linda Dougherty's curator insight, July 11, 2014 3:24 PM

Information to review before school starts.

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The 20 Most Popular TED Talks of All Time | TED

The 20 Most Popular TED Talks of All Time | TED | Inspirational leadership | Scoop.it
These iconic talks are the ones that you and your fellow TED fans just can't stop sharing.

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Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, July 10, 2014 4:23 AM

These are the Best of the Best TED Talks...add these talks to your 21st Century learning leader watch / resource list...

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What is Collaboration (part 1)

What is Collaboration (part 1) | Inspirational leadership | Scoop.it
  As I wrote earlier , I had the very fortunate luck of attending  a mini-session at the Project Zero Summer Institute 2013:   “Effective Professional Learning Communities:  Supporting Learnin...

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Mary Perfitt-Nelson's curator insight, July 10, 2014 1:10 PM

True collaboration in schools, districts, learning communities is hard to create.  The benefits are huge!

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, July 10, 2014 2:42 PM

Cooperation is at the heart of educative processes and living.

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Has ‘Disruptive Innovation’ Run Its Course? Not Yet… Knowledge@Wharton

Has ‘Disruptive Innovation’ Run Its Course? Not Yet… Knowledge@Wharton | Inspirational leadership | Scoop.it

According to one critique, the concept of disruptive innovation has been allowed to run amok. Is it time to question how the term is being applied? According to one critique, the concept of disruptive innovation has been allowed to run amok. Is it time to question how the term is being applied? Lepore’s polemic may or may not signal the beginning of the end for disruptive innovation as the knee-jerk answer to all institutional ills, but it has undoubtedly given great energy to the discussion of what was once a discrete and considerably more modest theory. “I do think this interaction is healthy in that we are all talking,” says Wharton management professor Rahul Kapoor. “It serves perhaps to discipline the use of the term and the application of the term … closer to what the research meant.”


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Curriculum That Questions The Purpose Of Knowledge

Curriculum That Questions The Purpose Of Knowledge | Inspirational leadership | Scoop.it
Curriculum That Questions The Purpose Of Knowledge

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Elaine J Roberts, Ph.D.'s curator insight, October 16, 2014 8:04 AM

This is the macro and the micro level question: Why? Why do we need or want students to learn certain things? What criteria do we use to privilege certain learning over other learning? More importantly, how do we reiterate to our students and ourselves that that which we are teaching in a classroom situation is a small fraction of all that they could learn about anything, and that what we're really teaching them is how to learn and giving them a baseline from which to work.


In the quest to review, reform, re-vision curriculum, we have to remember that the curriculum should be a starting point for students and their learning, not the end.

Carlos Rodrigues Cadre's curator insight, October 16, 2014 9:19 AM

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, October 16, 2014 12:08 PM

John Dewey suggested we are continuously reconstructing our knowledge. Knowledge might be understood as know-ledge. We are always on the edge of learning something new and reconstructing what we think we know.

 

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How Kids Lose Their Creativity As They Age (And How To Prevent It)

How Kids Lose Their Creativity As They Age (And How To Prevent It) | Inspirational leadership | Scoop.it

1.       Teach creative problem solving over rote memorization. How to reach an answer is far more important than making the right choice on a standardized test and then forgetting the concept the next day.

2.       Teach kids to challenge assumptions instead of accepting things “as is.” Success is no longer about following an operating manual.  It is about imagining the possibilities and real-time innovation.

3.       Teach that mistakes are not evil, and should not be feared.Make sure kids learn that mistakes aren’t fatal – they’re simply the portals of discovery.

4.       Drive diversity of thought over conformity. World progress occurs by challenging conventional wisdom and approaching problems with fresh perspective.  Following the herd is a surefire path to mediocrity.

5.       Forster imagination and curiosity. No longer optional, creativity has become the currency of success for us all.  This applies to CEO’s and soccer-moms.  Musicians and military leaders.  Engineers and educators.

 

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

 


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Lon Woodbury's curator insight, October 17, 2014 3:24 PM

Struggling Teens often are those kids who cannot/will-not give up their creativity.  Those are not broken kids needing serious treatment, but confused kids trying to find their way and making poor decisions.  There are schools working on this creativity gap, and should be a model for mainstream kids. -Lon


Nick Hester's curator insight, October 18, 2014 6:35 AM

Celebrate diversity, be open, share, listen and learn...

Dr. Pat McGuire's curator insight, October 20, 2014 11:41 AM

When my children were small we spent a great deal of time being creative and playing the "what if" game to test out theories. That is not seen with children in my practice much anymore.  They are stuck in overly compartmentalized learning and playing.  Few of them know what to do if told to go outside.

 

We need to bring curiosity and creativity back into the forefront of child development and learning.  I see the loss of this as being as devastating as when children were told "Do it because I said so and don't ask questions."

 

What do you think?

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What do all mentally tough people do?

What do all mentally tough people do? | Inspirational leadership | Scoop.it

What is mental toughness? Is mental toughness essential to high achievement? What do mentally tough people avoid?

 

For a number of years, Dr Angela Duckworth, a neurobiologist and psychologist has studied thousands of business people, graduates, lawyers, doctors, artists, writers, teachers and students in all kinds of challenging settings. She has wanted to understand ”Who is successful here and why?”


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The Learning Factor's curator insight, July 29, 2014 6:38 PM

The seven things common to everyone who displays psychological fortitude.

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Ellen Naylor's curator insight, August 3, 2014 10:07 AM

I like the Steve Jobs quote at the end, "Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma...Don't let the noise of other's opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition..."

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6 ways to start a speech

6 ways to start a speech | Inspirational leadership | Scoop.it
The opening of your speech needs to be an attention grabber. You want the audience to sit straight in anticipation of what’s coming. A “thank you mr. chairman, I’m delighted to be...

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, July 27, 2014 10:34 PM

Question, word, statistic, action, quote, and story are great ways to begin a speech and teaching students.

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How To Build A New Habit

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According to researchers at Duke University, habits account for about 40 percent of our behaviors on any given day. 

 

Understanding how to build new habits (and how your current ones work) is essential for making progress in your health, your happiness, and your life in general.

 

But there can be a lot of information out there and most of it isn’t very simple to digest. To solve this problem and break things down in a very simple manner, I have created this strategy guide for building new habits that actually stick.

 
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The Learning Factor's curator insight, July 20, 2014 5:13 AM

Understanding how to build new habits is essential for making progress in your health, your happiness, and your life in general. Here are the five principles.

Graeme Reid's curator insight, July 21, 2014 2:39 AM

Great techniques for building powerful habits.

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Teachers Practical Guide to A Flipped Classroom | Infographic

Teachers Practical Guide to A Flipped Classroom | Infographic | Inspirational leadership | Scoop.it

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Gust MEES's curator insight, July 15, 2014 3:57 AM

Teachers Practical Guide to A Flipped Classroom | Infographic.

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The 4 Levels Of Learning Analytics | Edudemic

The 4 Levels Of Learning Analytics |  Edudemic | Inspirational leadership | Scoop.it

Using data to drive learning outcomes isn’t a new concept, really. For as long as teachers have been giving students assessments, the assessments and results have been used by both students and teachers (even if only loosely) to determine how to move forward. What needs to be reviewed more? What was covered/studied well? 

 

Learning analytics takes this concept and kicks it up a notch. Well, more like a thousand notches, especially if you’re considering things like adaptive computer based testing that changes as students use it.


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Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, July 11, 2014 6:38 PM

"Do you use the four levels of learning analytics to drive change and learning in your classroom? Do you do it with technology or without?"

 

How can you apply what was learned toward a 21st Century teaching and learning environment?

 

Alexandra Swanson's curator insight, July 11, 2014 11:48 PM

Very interesting. 

Reaching Teachers's curator insight, July 17, 2014 5:27 AM

Do you use the four levels of learning analytics to drive change and learning in your classroom? Do you do it with technology or without?

 

How can you apply what was learned toward a 21st Century teaching and learning environment? This article explores the levels of learning analytics and how we can use them to create the best outcomes for our students. 

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Forget The “To-Do” List, You Need A ‘Stop Doing’ List

Forget The “To-Do” List, You Need A ‘Stop Doing’ List | Inspirational leadership | Scoop.it
If you were given a few years to live, how would your life change? More importantly, what would you stop doing? (What do you need to *stop* doing?

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David Hain's curator insight, July 11, 2014 1:58 AM

If we can't alter 24 hours in every day, we need to stop doing some stuff to make more time for important stuff!

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, July 11, 2014 12:28 PM

I prefer a to be list. Who am I becoming today? That seems like a very important question.

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Awesome Visual Featuring The 7 Signs of Professional Learning

Awesome Visual Featuring The 7 Signs of Professional Learning | Inspirational leadership | Scoop.it
July11, 2014
Here is a useful visual from ASCD featuring 7 signs of professional learning. These are aggregated quips from some authoritative figures in the field of education. This visual is also...

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, July 12, 2014 1:21 PM

Quite often, I began with where I thought students were and my understanding of these relationships. Meeting students where they are in their learning is at the heart of building the teaching relationships and the professional learning teachers undertake.

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6 Powerful Strategies For Deeper Learning In Your Classroom | TeachThought

6 Powerful Strategies For Deeper Learning In Your Classroom | TeachThought | Inspirational leadership | Scoop.it
6 Powerful Strategies For Deeper Learning In Your Classroom

 

In my new book, “Deeper Learning: How Eight Innovative Public Schools are Transforming Education in the Twenty-First Century,” I take you inside a growing movement that represents what should be the new normal. 

 

Deeper Learning is a set of student outcomes that includes mastery of essential academic content; thinking critically and solving complex problems; working collaboratively and communicating  effectively; having an academic mindset, and being self-directed.


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Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, July 9, 2014 6:54 PM

"Deeper Learning truly has the ability to redefine what teaching and learning looks like in the 21st century. It’s time for us to invest in Deeper Learning and designate it as the new normal."

 

6 powerful learning strategies for the 21st Century teaching and learning environments. 

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How Thinking Inside the Box Unleashes Creativity

How Thinking Inside the Box Unleashes Creativity | Inspirational leadership | Scoop.it
Creativity can shine in spite of and because of limitations. And it's one of the most important skills we can pass on to the next generation.

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Sushma Sharma's curator insight, July 13, 2014 6:52 AM

As a matter of fact it is within limits that one needs creativity 

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Has ‘Disruptive Innovation’ Run Its Course? Not Yet… Knowledge@Wharton

Has ‘Disruptive Innovation’ Run Its Course? Not Yet… Knowledge@Wharton | Inspirational leadership | Scoop.it

According to one critique, the concept of disruptive innovation has been allowed to run amok. Is it time to question how the term is being applied? According to one critique, the concept of disruptive innovation has been allowed to run amok. Is it time to question how the term is being applied? Lepore’s polemic may or may not signal the beginning of the end for disruptive innovation as the knee-jerk answer to all institutional ills, but it has undoubtedly given great energy to the discussion of what was once a discrete and considerably more modest theory. “I do think this interaction is healthy in that we are all talking,” says Wharton management professor Rahul Kapoor. “It serves perhaps to discipline the use of the term and the application of the term … closer to what the research meant.”


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