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New Orleans’ uphill battle for more black and homegrown teachers - The Hechinger Report

New Orleans’ uphill battle for more black and homegrown teachers - The Hechinger Report | Leadership for All | Scoop.it
This story is part of a series looking at a shortage of black and Hispanic teachers and ideas for recruiting more to the profession. Other stories in the series look at schools that are recruiting from their own alumni to increase diversity and a traditional teacher education program focused on recruiting Hispanic teachers. NEW ORLEANS —Educator …
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How Audiobooks Can Help Kids Who Struggle with Reading by Linda Flanagan

How Audiobooks Can Help Kids Who Struggle with Reading by Linda Flanagan | Leadership for All | Scoop.it
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Arizona State University, Claire McLaughlin's curator insight, November 1, 2:28 PM
Audio books and pod casts are great for English language learners as well!  Not only with reading, but pronunciation and fluency as well.
Julian Diaz's curator insight, November 6, 2:23 PM
Could an audio actually help children to improve their reading skills?

When I first saw the tittle of this article, it came to my mind my early school years when the teachers or my parents punished me because my reading skills were really bad, even nowadays, I don't enjoy that much the reading, it's easier for me if I listen the information, rather than reading it.

This happens nowadays to a lot of children and a good strategie to improve their reading skills is playing an audio-book while they read the book itslef, thus they don't have to encode every single word, their pronunciation could improve, and they learn to read very fast as well.

Another reason for which teachers and parents should take into account this strategy, is that it can actually help acquiring new languages, since if you play an audio in any language to a child in an early age, the children could learn it just as he/she learns the mother tongue.

I consider that this is a very good strategie to help children with low reading skills and I plan to implment it in my future classes.


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Managing Millennial Teachers: Major Challenge for Schools

Managing Millennial Teachers: Major Challenge for Schools | Leadership for All | Scoop.it
Most new teachers are millennials. But few public school superintendents think their districts understand this generation's workplace needs.
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Why do schools use grades that teach nothing? - The Hechinger Report

Why do schools use grades that teach nothing? - The Hechinger Report | Leadership for All | Scoop.it
A few years ago I was speaking to a group of parents whose children had just started Hampshire College. A father asked a question that was on many minds: “How can your college be rigorous without grading student work?” Before I could respond, another parent stood up and asked, “May I answer that?” I nodded …
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A 30-60-90 Day Plan For New Leaders

A 30-60-90 Day Plan For New Leaders | Leadership for All | Scoop.it
New leaders face challenges from multiple sources. They are learning a new organization or role while also establishing credibility with their team. This post provides a plan for navigating these adjustments.

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Radical Wisdom for a Company, a School, a Life

What if your job didn’t control your life? Brazilian CEO Ricardo Semler practices a radical form of corporate democracy, rethinking everything from board meetings to how workers report their vacation days (they don’t have to). 


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Hector Cortez's curator insight, March 23, 12:19 AM

Required viewing to make you think, even if you don't go a quarter as far as Semler has!

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All leaders should review Semlers work, even if they disagree with it!

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, May 14, 10:23 AM
His book Maverick is a great read. He proposes sitting together, talking with each other, and listening to each other. The corporate rules are 21 captioned cartoons.
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Online lessons bring Spanish to remote Texas schools

Online lessons bring Spanish to remote Texas schools | Leadership for All | Scoop.it
Guthrie Virtual School provides state-mandated Spanish instruction to about a half-dozen remote Texas towns that couldn’t afford to hire a full-time certified teacher.
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“Draw

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DrawToast is a Wicked Problem Solving™ design exercise by Tom Wujec that unlocks our ability to solve complex problems through visual thinking.
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How to Improve Your Emotional Intelligence and Be A Better Leader

How to Improve Your Emotional Intelligence and Be A Better Leader | Leadership for All | Scoop.it
We get promoted because of our IQ and we get fired because of our lack of EQ.

I remember when I was first promoted to a leadership position, I was so proud, and yet I was so unprepared too....

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How Relearning Old Concepts Alongside New Ones Makes It All Stick | LEARNing To LEARN

How Relearning Old Concepts Alongside New Ones Makes It All Stick | LEARNing To LEARN | Leadership for All | Scoop.it

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Schmidt explains that repetitive drilling on the same task is called “block practice.” You do the same thing, over and over, in one block of activity. He argues that a better way to learn is to practice several new things in succession, a technique called “variable practice” or “interleaving.”

 

There’s a broad feeling that we could learn better, our kids could learn better, that it’s important,” Bjork said. “And everything we’re seeing here suggests that schools could be more effective. People could learn much more effectively than they’re learning.”

 

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

 

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

 

 

 


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Schmidt explains that repetitive drilling on the same task is called “block practice.” You do the same thing, over and over, in one block of activity. He argues that a better way to learn is to practice several new things in succession, a technique called “variable practice” or “interleaving.”


There’s a broad feeling that we could learn better, our kids could learn better, that it’s important,” Bjork said. “And everything we’re seeing here suggests that schools could be more effective. People could learn much more effectively than they’re learning.”


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


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


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Failing high schools rarely turn around. But this one did - The Hechinger Report

Failing high schools rarely turn around. But this one did - The Hechinger Report | Leadership for All | Scoop.it
In the 1990s, one of the older career training high schools in the country teetered on the brink of shutdown. Student performance was low, books were reportedly in short supply, and an accreditation agency put the school on probation for its antiquated facilities. Today, Worcester Technical High School in Massachusetts sees 95 percent of its …
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Association of Child Poverty, Brain Development, and Academic Achievement

Association of Child Poverty, Brain Development, and Academic Achievement | Leadership for All | Scoop.it
This longitudinal cohort study investigates whether atypical structural development in areas of the brain tied to school readiness skills mediates the relationship between childhood poverty and impaired academic performance.
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Celebrating Achievement: How to Help Your Team Feel Good

Celebrating Achievement: How to Help Your Team Feel Good | Leadership for All | Scoop.it
Do you applaud your team members' hard work and success? And what counts as an achievement anyway? Discover the benefits for everyone of fair recognition.

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Ivan Ang's curator insight, July 23, 2015 7:30 PM

Did you know that on the top of most employee's lists of what they look for at their work is acknowledgement of the work they have done?

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How failing to get more Hispanics to college could drag down all Americans’ income - The Hechinger Report

How failing to get more Hispanics to college could drag down all Americans’ income - The Hechinger Report | Leadership for All | Scoop.it
Cristina Nino-Zavala watched her parents work in dead-end jobs they didn’t like — her father as a mechanic, her mother putting pills in bottles on a southern Michigan assembly line — and assumed she was headed toward the same fate. No one in her family had gone to college. The daughter of Mexican immigrants and …
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Why Adaptive Leadership is the Only Way to Get Results

Why Adaptive Leadership is the Only Way to Get Results | Leadership for All | Scoop.it
Adaptive leaders get better results because they build dynamic teams that embrace change.

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Study Highlights Importance of Principals in Teacher-Retention Efforts

Study Highlights Importance of Principals in Teacher-Retention Efforts | Leadership for All | Scoop.it
A new study suggests that districts take a closer look at principals if they want to get to the root cause of teacher turnover and find ways to prevent it.
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How do we stop the exodus of minority teachers? - The Hechinger Report

How do we stop the exodus of minority teachers? - The Hechinger Report | Leadership for All | Scoop.it
Minority teachers are being driven out of schools by poor working conditions at rates higher than their non-minority colleagues, which only undermines years of recruitment efforts that have targeted minority teachers. That is the major finding of Minority Teacher Recruitment, Employment, and Retention: 1987 to 2013, a new report by the California-based Learning Policy Institute …
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By Not Challenging Gifted Kids, What Do We Risk Losing?

By Not Challenging Gifted Kids, What Do We Risk Losing? | Leadership for All | Scoop.it
It’s easy to assume that for extremely bright young pupils, life in the classroom is a snap. But when conventional school curricula fail to stimulate their hungry young brains, leaving them bored and stymied, these kids may get lost in the system. Some end up with C averages and slip into truancy, and many may never blossom to their full potential. It’s a big loss for lots of reasons, including the fact that these precocious kids represent a unique pool of talent for generating new ideas and innovations. And because of inadequate policies, we may be losing opportunities to nurture the Henry Fords and Marie Curies of the future.

 

Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:

 

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

 


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Gust MEES's curator insight, August 11, 9:49 AM
It’s easy to assume that for extremely bright young pupils, life in the classroom is a snap. But when conventional school curricula fail to stimulate their hungry young brains, leaving them bored and stymied, these kids may get lost in the system. Some end up with C averages and slip into truancy, and many may never blossom to their full potential. It’s a big loss for lots of reasons, including the fact that these precocious kids represent a unique pool of talent for generating new ideas and innovations. And because of inadequate policies, we may be losing opportunities to nurture the Henry Fords and Marie Curies of the future.

 

Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:

 

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

 

 

Lee Hall's curator insight, August 12, 9:16 AM
We need to make sure all children are challenged in the classroom. 
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We Have Student-Led Conferences. Why Not Teacher-Led Evaluations?

We Have Student-Led Conferences. Why Not Teacher-Led Evaluations? | Leadership for All | Scoop.it
Modeled on student-led conferences, teacher-led evaluations support teachers as learners, motivate risk taking, and recognize the necessity for personalization.
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With the roll out of the Texas Teacher Evaluation and Support System (TTESS) there is a paradigm shift to a growth model vs. an appraisal model.  Teachers become the drivers of their own professional learning and implementation.
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How Teams Can Transform Schools

How Teams Can Transform Schools | Leadership for All | Scoop.it
In order to lead your school toward the change you want to manifest, you need to first understand the essential nature of team building. 
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Tech Tip: Use blogs, video to build parent partnerships | SmartBlogs

Tech Tip: Use blogs, video to build parent partnerships | SmartBlogs | Leadership for All | Scoop.it
Some classroom activities -- modeling, hands-on learning and interactive games -- are difficult to describe to parents in a newsletter or phone call. Last
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Be sure to click on the "Kid Principal" link to see a great example of a video newsletter blog for parents.  It packs a great amount of information into a short 10 minute video for parents. 

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12 Critical Competencies For Leadership in the Future

12 Critical Competencies For Leadership in the Future | Leadership for All | Scoop.it
The rate of change in the business world today is greater than our ability to respond. In a world that is often described as VUCA (Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and ambiguous), there are major tectonic shifts that demand a new mindset of leadership. First, let us look at these shifts. In recent

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The same shifts we see in the business world are happening in the field of education.  This is a good read ...

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Sue Hickton's curator insight, February 18, 7:43 AM

Great leadership competences for this VUCA world

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Leadership skill: Letting Go

Leadership skill: Letting Go | Leadership for All | Scoop.it
Letting go is a vital skill for leaders. Leaders who can let go of fears, create space for their teams to shine. They delegate, share power and lead in a collaborative way.

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Why is Good Instructional Design More Important than Ever in the Modern World? | ReadyToManage

Why is Good Instructional Design More Important than Ever in the Modern World? | ReadyToManage | Leadership for All | Scoop.it
Why is Well-Thought Through Instructional Design More Important than Ever in the Modern World?
http://t.co/9MJrFtCXaU

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Why is Well-Thought Through Instructional Design More Important than Ever in the Modern World? 
http://t.co/9MJrFtCXaU

 

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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/

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/08/01/21st-century-education-is-learning-to-learn-for-life-long-learning-and-nothing-else-matters/

 

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Why is Well-Thought Through Instructional Design More Important than Ever in the Modern World? 
http://t.co/9MJrFtCXaU

 

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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/

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/08/01/21st-century-education-is-learning-to-learn-for-life-long-learning-and-nothing-else-matters/

 

Dennis Swender's curator insight, August 10, 2015 11:55 AM
Why is Well-Thought Through Instructional Design More Important than Ever in the Modern World? 
http://t.co/9MJrFtCXaU

 

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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/

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/08/01/21st-century-education-is-learning-to-learn-for-life-long-learning-and-nothing-else-matters/

 

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7 Habits Of Innovative Thinkers

7 Habits Of Innovative Thinkers | Leadership for All | Scoop.it

Emotional Intelligence plays a big role in innovative thinking. Here are traits that these people have in common.


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judyhouse's curator insight, August 3, 2015 9:43 AM

Commonality is important, but drive and desire matter.

Tom Whitford's curator insight, August 9, 2015 8:28 PM

Emotional Intelligence plays a big role in innovative thinking. Here are traits that these people have in common.

 

1. INNOVATORS HAVE THEIR EGO IN CHECK

2. EMOTIONALLY INTELLIGENT PEOPLE ARE CONFIDENT, NOT ARROGANT

3. THEY ARE CONTINUALLY CURIOUS

4. THEY ARE GOOD LISTENERS

5. THEY DON'T LET THEIR EMOTIONS AFFECT THEIR INNOVATION EFFORTS

6. THEY CAN TAKE DIRECTION

7. THEY EMPATHIZE WITH CO-WORKERS AND CUSTOMERS

 

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


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


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


Sue Alexander's curator insight, August 10, 2015 8:12 PM

Very good advice for innovators and HUMANS