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How to Be a Genius in Seven Questions

How to Be a Genius in Seven Questions | Leadership in education | Scoop.it

"At the beginning, you offer answers. In the end it's about questions. The right answer is always preceded by the right question....If your organisation expects leaders to have answers, ....in truth it's institutional helplessness that makes others expect answers from you."

Allan Shaw's insight:

It's been a difficult skill to stop and think about asking a good question rather than provide an answer. A good point in between is to offer options, joining in the quest for the best solution. In school education there can be several 'right' answers; it takes a little time, reflection and discussion to tease out the best in the current circumstances.

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We Have 21st Century Learners Who Need 21st Century Leaders

We Have 21st Century Learners Who Need 21st Century Leaders | Leadership in education | Scoop.it
We must lead the shift to a way that maximizes opportunities for investigation, problem solving, and collaboration while maintaining assurance that each child is gaining knowledge, and is able to apply it both alone and with others.

Via Pierre Levy
Allan Shaw's insight:

It is wise not to allow allow large dichotomies, perhaps false dichotomies to dominate this debate. Critical thinking, collaborative work and knowledge of content are all important and attainable for good teachers, as they have been. It is a matter of emphasis. Check

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Kirsten Wilson's curator insight, February 10, 2014 4:33 PM

Excellent argument and validation for Instructional Leaders to be at the forefront of the cutting edge in instruction.  That involves conceptual learning, instructional technology that redefines the learning, and quality instructional implementation both in classrooms and in professional development.

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, February 13, 2014 4:46 AM

But, we are almost 15% of the way into the century. Why has it not happened? And, it has not. Not even where I used to work.