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Complexity, chaos, and ambiguity are aspects of leadership and learning. Without those we cannot innovate and create.
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How Teachers Are Learning: Professional Development Remix (EdSurge Guides)

How Teachers Are Learning: Professional Development Remix (EdSurge Guides) | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
Personalized learning is on the rise for learners in our schools. Redesigned schools include personal learning plans, playlists of content tailored to fit each learner, adaptive curriculum, and access to learning anytime and anywhere. That's great for students but what about teachers? Where's the pe

Via Teach n' Kids Learn, April S Brown
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What does that mean? I experienced writing up a professional development plan each year and for the last decade being told what I would do. It was about figuring out how to learn what I wanted based on my teaching and the students in front of me.
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The Educational Power of Discomfort

The Educational Power of Discomfort | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it

Our fragile students need to be exposed to difficult realities.


From Academica Top Ten - Tuesday, April 19, 2016


"Students must become comfortable with discomfort “We must make it clear to our students that mistakes and failure are a part of learning,” writes Irina Popescu in a discussion about the benefits of discomfort in an educational setting, and how it impacts students who may enter postsecondary school in a “fragile” state. While maintaining the need for a classroom that is a “safe space,” where students are encouraged to respect one another’s opinions and to actively listen and respond during discussions, Popescu emphasizes the importance of wrestling with uncomfortable topics and texts. She concludes that, in her experience, students’ “fragility, though still not entirely eradicated, becomes less visible, less relied upon” after a semester in a class that requires them to become comfortable with discomfort."


Via iPamba
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"To help my students with that..." is an important teaching role. We are in relational settings with each student and helping our students be reponsible for their learning is an aspect of our teaching responsibility.
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Criticism Is Not Feedback

Criticism Is Not Feedback | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
There’s a huge difference between feedback and criticism. Feedback is helpful and constructive; criticism is hurtful and damaging.

Via Bobby Dillard, Suvi Salo
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It is hard for students and teachers to understand this, but essential in teaching and learning.
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lymphomawinner's curator insight, April 19, 2016 12:01 AM

nice

 

Sarah Jorgensen's curator insight, April 19, 2016 8:45 PM

Great tips on giving positive, constructive, yet gentle feedback- not criticism. May help when teaching adolescents.

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Teaching Poetry with Fidelity: “Does it matter?”

My take on Sandra Cisneros's "Eleven" has always focused on the callousness of her math teacher and the subsequent marginalizing of Rachel, who represents for me all students and especially vulnerable students. Due to both historical and recent (the accountability movement) pressures, teachers fail when they see their work as teaching content instead of teaching students.…
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When teachers teach content, teaching is instrumental and based on outcomes. When teachers teach each student, their teaching is relational. They teach someone something and accept responsiblity, not for the learning, but for how they mediate content.
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Teacher professional learning pedagogy needs to change too — Medium

Teacher professional learning pedagogy needs to change too — Medium | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
For too long now education conferences and professional learning events have prolonged a traditional “sage on the stage” approach. It is…

Via L. García Aretio, juandoming
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How each teacher experiences their teaching and learning is important. The way we professionally develop teachers has a small role, but eventually teachers need to work together and find how new learning fits into their classroom and pedagogic relationships.
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Leaders Need Three Kinds of Focus

Leaders Need Three Kinds of Focus | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
I once worked with a CEO who was paranoid about results, so much so that he never cared for relationships with those who delivered the results. The end results weren’t surprising - the intended results were never delivered because people either stopped caring or moved on. The loss was almost

Via Julie Gauthier, Raghunandan SV, David Hain, Ron McIntyre, Roy Sheneman, PhD
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I think of the other focus as in-between. It is the hyphen (our senses) we find between things that allows the inner and outer foci to communicate with each other. Derrida and Merleau-Ponty used the slash between words (inner/outer) to denote the permeable and thin membrane that exists.
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Ron McIntyre's curator insight, February 25, 2016 3:22 PM

So very true but difficult to live.  Takes time, effort, transparency and integrity to accomplish.

Adam Cairns's curator insight, March 28, 2016 7:58 AM

When leaders focus they are doing so with three elements. The inner, outer and other focus. This simple graphic reinforces the vital importance of a healthy mindset.

Roy Sheneman, PhD's curator insight, March 31, 2016 9:12 AM

So very true but difficult to live.  Takes time, effort, transparency and integrity to accomplish.

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Essential Questions: Confessions of My Life as a Misguided Teacher

My seniors returned yesterday to our ELA methods seminar after an extended 2.5 months of their field placement, our program's condensed version of what most people would call student teaching. After teaching high school English for almost two decades, and now an additional 14 years as a teacher educator, I am even more aware of…
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Teaching is a phenomenological practice. We should ask "what is teaching, technology, curriculum, etc?" "Is" is the key word as it is about essence and what is essential. An important point is our answers are always incomplete, posing as new questions that remain ongoing.
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Teacher shortages 'of greater concern than full-scale academisation'

Teacher shortages 'of greater concern than full-scale academisation' | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
Sir Daniel Moynihan, head of one of the largest academy chains, warns many teachers are priced out of living in England
Via Mark E. Deschaine, PhD
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Teachers remain essential to school and education.
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“Principals ‘Must be Reflective Daily About the Work'”

“Principals ‘Must be Reflective Daily About the Work'” | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
Principals ‘Must be Reflective Daily About the Work’ is the headline of my latest column at Education Week Teacher. In it, Catherine Beck, Mark Estrada, Bill Sterrett and Ben Fenton sha…
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I once heard an assistant prinicipal tell  a small group that the never really wanted to teach; he wanted to be an administrator and consultant to tell teachers what to do. It is hard to be a teacher and learner as one of the quotes suggests when teaching and learning are understood as theoretical and abstract rather than practical, concrete, relational and situational.

That assistant principal is now a successful consultant who presents internationally.
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What is a teacher in the 21st century and what does a 21st century teacher need to know?

What is a teacher in the 21st century and what does a 21st century teacher need to know? | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
There is now almost universal recognition around the world that 'teaching matters' and that the quality of teaching is crucial in social and economi
Via Bookmarking Librarian
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Teaching are about relationships between teachers and students who have real names, real faces, and real stories.
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A Nobel Laureate's Education Plea: Revolutionize Teaching

Stanford physicist Carl Wieman is on a quest to bury the big lecture in favor of evidence-based techniques. But it's not clear higher education is listening.
Via Cindy Riley Klages
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School has long needed more than reform. It needs to be transformed.
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Teaching From the Bottom Up

Teaching From the Bottom Up | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
It's not unusual to hear a professor say, "My students are just not critical thinkers." To this I would reply, "So what are you doing to make them critical thinkers? What are you doing to develop that skill?

Via Elaine J Roberts, Ph.D.
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All learning is a ground up and recurring process. What is interesting is this is another person who is not in a classroom passing judgement on what is done in a classroom. Maybe he should spend time with today's students.

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Elaine J Roberts, Ph.D.'s curator insight, January 26, 2014 1:44 PM

Professional improvement/development is for ALL educators. If we want students to be engaged, problem solvers, and critical thinkers, we need to be engaging and challenge them to be problem solvers and critical thinkers.