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Preserving School Culture: Standing Up, Speaking Out, and the Realities of Wilful Blindness

Preserving School Culture: Standing Up, Speaking Out, and the Realities of Wilful Blindness | Leadership in education | Scoop.it

"We all know what works when it comes to school culture: we strive to establish a positive, nurturing, and inclusive school culture.

There are a number of common characteristics I’ve noticed amongst communities (school communities or otherwise) that are distinctly positive, nurturing and inclusive of the people within them.

One of those is a deeply entrenched intolerance of behaviour that erodes the established culture."

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An insightful commentary on the day to day work required to build and maintain a positive school culture. Work that is well worth the effort.

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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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Agron S. Dida's curator insight, April 28, 2014 6:16 AM

Smartphones are just little notebooks we are going to use for emergency only. (By the way I am 63!)

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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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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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This the third 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 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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The four building blocks of change | McKinsey & Company

The four building blocks of change | McKinsey & Company | Leadership in education | Scoop.it
Four key actions influence employee mind-sets and behavior. Here’s why they matter.
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The #1 Factor That Determines A Toxic or Thriving School Culture

The #1 Factor That Determines A Toxic or Thriving School Culture | Leadership in education | Scoop.it
When it comes to the success of an individual classroom, nothing is more important than the relationship between the teacher and the students. When it comes to the success of an entire school, nothing is more important than the relationship of the adults in the building.
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Sensible advice in dealing with conflict - mostly common sense but it is often best to state the obvious over and over again.
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To Find Success, Psychologists Recommend More Listening & Connecting | #EmotionalIntelligence #EQ 

To Find Success, Psychologists Recommend More  Listening  & Connecting | #EmotionalIntelligence #EQ  | Leadership in education | Scoop.it
Emotional intelligence is a people skill that is not only necessary but powerful when it comes to connecting and engaging with others.

 

Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:

 

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

 


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Emotional intelligence is a skill set. It can be developed through attention and practice. In doing so, you set yourself and others up for greater success in your joint endeavours, be they work projects, family life or as a teacher the learning of the students you work with each day.
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Deb Nystrom, REVELN's curator insight, June 21, 2016 9:08 PM

This work also supports the Conversational Intelligence work of Judith Glaser, known as C-IQ, or #CIQ.  A reference on Judith's work is here:  

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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

The 7 principles of learning | Leadership in education | Scoop.it
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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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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We Should Measure Students' Noncognitive Skills

We Should Measure Students' Noncognitive Skills | Leadership in education | Scoop.it
Noncognitive skills are worth measuring and there are reliable tools to do so, writes a former principal turned consultant Jonathan E. Martin.
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I am supporter of a small 'l' liberal education and thus the recognition of non-cognitive skills has always been of importance to me. I have always worked on the basis that children will copy what you do, rather than do what you say they should do. This post suggests that the capacity to accurately measure non-cognitive skills has improved. If this proves true then schools should enter this territory. It will also assist in the improvement of cognitive skill development. It supports what employer groups are now also saying is needed in the world of work. It supports a well rounded education and if we can measure what we value highly then why not...?
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Lost in translation – shattering neuromyths

Research to set right common neuromyths that are held by teachers.

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Much information is transferred by teachers to other teachers via conversations across desks and over a cup of tea or coffee. In such circumstances it is reasonable to assume that accuracy, detail and nuance of research can be lost. It is not reasonable that such conversations are accepted and passed on rather than used as the basis for reading, checking and learning by those teachers involved. After all, we do wish to be regarded as professionals and thus need to act in such manner.
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Pepsi CEO: Break With the Past, and Don’t Play Too Nice

Pepsi CEO: Break With the Past, and Don’t Play Too Nice | Leadership in education | Scoop.it
Six management tips from Indra Nooyi, one of the most powerful women in business.
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In terms of school development and innovation, the thoughts outlined in this post run counter intuitive to the prevailing norms, which wee success as 'sensibly' paced and culturally careful. Maybe disruption from various directions might turn more to this style of operation?
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How To Weave Growth Mindset Into School Culture - Mind/Shift

How To Weave Growth Mindset Into School Culture - Mind/Shift | Leadership in education | Scoop.it
Adilene Rodriguez admits she has always struggled with academics. Especially in middle school she hated getting up early, found her classes boring and didn’t really see where it was all going. When she started her freshman year at Arroyo High School in San Lorenzo, California, just south of Oakland, she was a shy student who rarely spoke up in class and had little confidence in herself as a scholar.

Rodriguez is now a senior and her approach to school has changed dramatically over her high school career. She attributes her shift to her freshman science teacher, Jim Clark, who taught the class about growth mindset from the very beginning and backed up the discussion with action.

“He would tell me, ‘You need to push yourself, that’s how you’re going to grow. Be confident. You’re not always going to be successful on your first tries, but you can get there,’ ” Rodriguez said

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"She also tries hard to model a growth mindset to her students by being open about her own struggles as a parent and a teacher. “They’re not used to teachers apologizing,” Rodgers said. “But I tell them I’m going to make mistakes all the time. And I think showing that helps them realize they can actually make mistakes.” When teachers and administrators say they want kids to have a growth mindset, the school environment has to back up that rhetoric. At Arroyo, the emphasis on growth mindset came alongside a shift to standards-based grading. Kids can see that mistakes along the way aren’t negatively affecting them and keep working to master the concepts. “When you believe it; they believe,” Rodgers said. “If I didn’t believe this, they wouldn’t buy what I’m selling.”"
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J A Jones's curator insight, February 10, 2016 10:24 AM

Carol Dweck"s book Mindset is a great resource for teachers who want to learn more about this topic.