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How to Create Social Media Guidelines for Your School

How to Create Social Media Guidelines for Your School | Leadership in education | Scoop.it
Get the seven steps (and a roundup of valuable resources) you need to help bring social media in your classroom.
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Not simple in schools, but not sure if it can or should be avoided.

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Study Finds How Parents And Children Actually Use Smartphones

Study Finds How Parents And Children Actually Use Smartphones | Leadership in education | Scoop.it
The Rogers Innovation Report looked at parents and young adult children to see how they use their smartphones.
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Smartphones are just little notebooks we are going to use for emergency only. (By the way I am 63!)

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How to Lead Better When Pressure Is Mounting - Lolly Daskal | Leadership

How to Lead Better When Pressure Is Mounting - Lolly Daskal | Leadership | Leadership in education | Scoop.it

Most of us work under pressure, that is a given, but not many of us who work under pressure will have our work affect hundreds if not thousands. As a leader, CEO, boss, what we do, gets magnified, scrutinized, and maximized.


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The sub heading in this short paper are worthy of note.
- Manage your own anxiety 
- Maintain an optimistic attitude 
- Find order in chaos 
- Look for those who can assist
- Mold your own potential, i.e. keep learning
- Stay ahead of the curve
- Continue to contribute to the cause
- Lead from within
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Gino Bondi's curator insight, March 11, 3:35 PM

Measuring one's leadership by the decisions made while under pressure - 6 things to consider in avoiding the Sisyphus "rolling of the boulder" paradigm

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How and Why I Research Exemplars of Technology Integration

How and Why I Research Exemplars of Technology Integration | Leadership in education | Scoop.it
For over 30 years, I have examined the adoption and use of computers in schools (Teachers and Machines, 1986; Oversold and Underused, 2001, Inside the Black Box, 2013). I looked at the policy hype, over-promising, and predictions accompanying new technologies in each decade. The question I asked was: what happens in schools and classrooms after…
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As Mal Lee would suggest, the key to understanding the research being undertaken here by Larry Cuban is to look for where schools have/are looking at the whole school as an example of a systems technology or an ecosystem in its own right. When viewed in this holistic manner, research on just one part of the system is like viewing a single tree in a forest, checking whether it is healthy and then assuming the whole forest is healthy or not.
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Read this from an objective viewpoint and not one where we often bring our educator emotions into play ;-) this is a complex task but we do need expansive evidence that will show education a way forward - important I think to ensure we do not drop back into the 3 r's of teaching
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21 ways to unlock creative genius | #Creativity #Infographic 

21 ways to unlock creative genius | #Creativity #Infographic  | Leadership in education | Scoop.it

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This is a great infographic. As a former visual arts teacher and design and technology teacher, I have used and taught these techniques for many decades. There is no novelty here; these techniques have been around for longer than me but they do work if they are fostered and practiced.
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No, Finland isn’t ditching traditional school subjects. Here’s what’s really happening.

No, Finland isn’t ditching traditional school subjects. Here’s what’s really happening. | Leadership in education | Scoop.it
Children will look at broader topics and use multi-disciplinary modules, one expert says.
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As usual, the reality is more nuanced and complex than a good headline suggests.
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The 7 principles of learning

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Download the 7 Principles of Learning infographic to help you support #students 21stC #learning
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This infographic is a great tool on which to build classroom and school practice. It brings the heart, heart and soul of learning together with the learner at the centre. This focus on the learner is critical. It is a significant component of the 'radical centre' of education.
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Be A Better Leader By Connecting Ideas

Be A Better Leader By Connecting Ideas | Leadership in education | Scoop.it
hange based on the rank of the recipient.

Whether it is senior managers learning social psychology, biologists learning physics, or military planners learning sociology, nobody in any field operates in a vacuum. You c
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Learning and unlearning. Daily business in school education for great teachers and other leaders.
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Why Leadership Development Isn’t Developing Leaders

And how to fix it.
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This post emphasises two critical aspects of leadership training that remain in deficit. Developing a sense of 'being' rather than simply learning the skills to 'do' and the importance of 'context' to leadership. A leader in a new position should have as their initial mantra - look, listen and learn. Context might make that difficult but it remains an important attitude to adopt rather than simply acting.
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The Slade Report blog

Teaching our students, schools and the Universities how to adapt with change

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The deep knowledge in a discipline developed through school and university education remains a significant component for career success. Nevertheless, it is increasingly being understood that there is so much more that is necessary to equip students with the skills for an ever changing future: complex problem-solving ability, critical thinking, communications skills, teamwork, people management and good decision-making are some of the key competencies of an adaptive skill set.
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Part 8: Contract – Terms of Employment: Considering School Principalship: Temporary Insanity or a Great Career Move?

Part 8: Contract – Terms of Employment: Considering School Principalship: Temporary Insanity or a Great Career Move? | Leadership in education | Scoop.it
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This the eight in a series I have written to provide background detail to an upcoming conference paper on 'Throwing your hat in the ring: Would you like to be a Principal?'.
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Part 6: The Application: Considering School Principalship: Temporary Insanity or a Great Career Move?

Part 6:  The Application: Considering School Principalship: Temporary Insanity or a Great Career Move? | Leadership in education | Scoop.it
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This the sixth in a series I have written to provide background detail to an upcoming conference paper on 'Throwing your hat in the ring: Would you like to be a Principal?'.
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Part 4: Qualifications and Experience: Considering School Principalship: Temporary Insanity or a Great Career Move?

Part 4: Qualifications and Experience: Considering School Principalship: Temporary Insanity or a Great Career Move? | Leadership in education | Scoop.it
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This the fourth in a series I have written to provide background detail to an upcoming conference paper on 'Throwing your hat in the ring: Would you like to be a Principal?'.
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Part 2: Personal Development: Considering School Principalship: Temporary Insanity or a Great Career Move?

Part 2: Personal Development: Considering School Principalship: Temporary Insanity or a Great Career Move? | Leadership in education | Scoop.it
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This the second in a series I have written to provide background detail to an upcoming conference paper on 'Throwing your hat in the ring: Would you like to be a Principal?'.
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Information Underload

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"For many years, the underlying thesis of the tech world has been that there is too much information and therefore we need technology to surface the best information. In the mid 2000s, that technology was pitched as Web 2.0. Nowadays, the solution is supposedly AI. We suffer not because there is just too much good information out there to process, but because most information out there is low quality slapdash takes on low quality research, endlessly pinging around the spin-o-sphere."

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This is an interesting and plausible thesis. It posits we are drowning in too much information that is next to useless. We need more high quality and useful data, especially in education and health. Worthy of reflection.
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The things our girls need most

The things our girls need most | Leadership in education | Scoop.it

"PICTURE a classroom full of 15-year-old girls, says renowned parenting expert, Steve Biddulph. They will all be individuals, he says, but compared with their mothers at this same age, they are amazingly confident and can speak their minds on any subject. However, if you meet with any of these girls on their own, below their cheerful exterior, you will likely see problems."

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Worthy of reflection and sensitivity - apparent confidence and articulateness in adolescence might not be as it first seems.
The 10 things girls need most according to Steve Biddulph.
1. To be loved and secure
2. To have time to be a child and a chance to be wild
3. To know how to make good friends
4. To find her spark in life
5. To have the love and respect of a dad (or a dad substitute)
6. To have a backbone
7. To be part of the women’s movement
8. To have a happy sexuality
9. To enjoy the support of aunties, wise women and experience a rite of passage to womanhood
10. Spirit
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Salman Khan: These 3 Ideas Will Completely Change How Education Works

Salman Khan: These 3 Ideas Will Completely Change How Education Works | Leadership in education | Scoop.it
Underemployment may be a thing of the past.
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These are all quite reasonable expectations that are now highly likely to occur. It is more a matter of how they come about and when.
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6 Common Misconceptions About Blended Learning

6 Common Misconceptions About Blended Learning | Leadership in education | Scoop.it
The Myths
1. Students work in isolation.
2. Students complete online content by working primarily asynchronously at school and at home.
3. Blended, hybrid and online learning are less work than traditional, face-to-face instruction
4. Blended learning is a linear process
5. Online learning is only for gifted students or credit recovery
6. All blended learning classrooms are student centered

Via Dennis T OConnor
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As all good educators, teachers and all with a good dose of commonsense know, blended learning, like all learning is complex and unlikely to be simply described. These misconceptions help describe the necessity of good teachers, making wise decisions to best assist students.
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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, August 1, 2016 5:53 PM

The best of both worlds... if you have the skills to juggle it all.  Want some structure and guidance? Join Maggie Rouman in EDUC 651 Project-based Learning in the Flipped Classroom this Fall!

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The One Type of Leader Who Can Turn Around a Failing School

Based on a study of more than 400 British academies.
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This is an excellent article based on research that is both interesting and informative. The irony that those who complete the best work as school leaders are those least publicly recognised and rewarded, resonates with my anecdotal experiences in knowing many school leaders across my various roles and experiences over several decades.
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Bedtime use of media devices more than doubles the risk of poor sleep in children

Bedtime use of media devices more than doubles the risk of poor sleep in children | Leadership in education | Scoop.it
Children using devices such as smartphones and tablets at bedtime have over double the risk of a disrupted night’s sleep compared to children without access to such devices, according to a new study.
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'The researchers from King's found that bedtime use of media devices was associated with an increased likelihood of inadequate sleep quantity, poor sleep quality, and excessive daytime sleepiness. Bedtime use was classified as engagement with a device within 90 minutes of going to sleep. They also found that the presence of a media device in the bedroom, even without use, was associated with an increased likelihood of poor sleep. One potential reason for this is that the 'always on' nature of social media and instant messaging means children are continuously engaged with devices in their environment, even when they are not actively using them.'
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5 Strategies for Creating a Mission-Driven Learning Community

5 Strategies for Creating a Mission-Driven Learning Community | Leadership in education | Scoop.it
Start with yourself. Model what it means to be a lifelong learner.
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These strategies seem commonsense until you see how often they are not noted or attempted across classrooms or schools.
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How 3 Interlocking Pedagogies Can Change the World

How 3 Interlocking Pedagogies Can Change the World | Leadership in education | Scoop.it
At School 21, the combination of teaching wellbeing, oracy (speaking skills), and project-based learning empowers students to create exceptional work that makes a real-world difference.
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While I might have used different semantics for these three foci in preparing students to be adaptable in a changing world, these plus a solid knowledge base, literacy and numeracy make a potent package.
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Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, September 23, 2016 2:34 AM
Three basic skills to underpin everything else.
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Part 9: Conclusion: Considering School Principalship: Temporary Insanity or a Great Career Move?

Part 9: Conclusion: Considering School Principalship: Temporary Insanity or a Great Career Move? | Leadership in education | Scoop.it
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This the last in a series I have written to provide background detail to an upcoming conference paper on 'Throwing your hat in the ring: Would you like to be a Principal?'.
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Part 7: The Interview(s): Considering School Principalship: Temporary Insanity or a Great Career Move?

Part 7: The Interview(s): Considering School Principalship: Temporary Insanity or a Great Career Move? | Leadership in education | Scoop.it
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This the seventh in a series I have written to provide background detail to an upcoming conference paper on 'Throwing your hat in the ring: Would you like to be a Principal?'.
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Part 5 Executive Search Consultants: Considering School Principalship: Temporary Insanity or a Great Career Move?

Part 5  Executive Search Consultants: Considering School Principalship: Temporary Insanity or a Great Career Move? | Leadership in education | Scoop.it
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This the fifth in a series I have written to provide background detail to an upcoming conference paper on 'Throwing your hat in the ring: Would you like to be a Principal?'.
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Part 3: Which School? Considering School Principalship: Temporary Insanity or a Great Career Move?

Part 3: Which School? Considering School Principalship: Temporary Insanity or a Great Career Move? | Leadership in education | Scoop.it
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Part 1: Shall I throw my hat into the ring? Weighing a decision to apply: Considering School Principalship: Temporary Insanity or a Great Career Move?

Part 1: Shall I throw my hat into the ring? Weighing a decision to apply: Considering School Principalship: Temporary Insanity or a Great Career Move? | Leadership in education | Scoop.it
Lodging an application for a position does not commit you to accept such a position, and in some instances the process of selection can help you to clarify thinking, especially regarding a particular
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This the first in a series I have written to provide background detail to an upcoming conference paper on 'Throwing your hat in the ring: Would you like to be a Principal?'.
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