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Sharing: A Responsibility of the Modern Educator

Sharing: A Responsibility of the Modern Educator | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
The educator becomes a connected educator and through sharing, is an active participant and contributor to the connected educator movement.

Being a connected educator means connecting with other teachers to exchange ideas, improve your teaching practice, and in turn, make a change in education. It is only through being connected that we can collaborate and help to foster learning for the 21st century and beyond. (Being a Connected Educator)

The gap between what is and what could be in education is larger than it ever has  been.  I believe this is largely due to technology and the ability to establish global connections because of social media. Educators are more connected and more aware about education trends than any time in the history of public education.

Imagine how education could be transformed if all educators use their own personal, often passion-driven voices. The bottom line is that if any individual educator believes there are flaws in the education, that it can be done better, then s/he has the responsibility to say something. I reaching the point that I am starting to believe it is a moral imperative for educators to share what they know to be true with other educators; and with administrators, students’ families, community members, politicians . . . the larger global society.

 

Learn more:

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/03/15/professional-development-why-educators-and-teachers-cant-catch-up-that-quickly-and-how-to-change-it/

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/?s=practice

 


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I don't think this is a new responsibility, but it is important.

 

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Dr. Deborah Brennan's curator insight, March 31, 2015 6:19 PM

We must break down the barriers and share our ideas to improve education.  It seems obvious that our national and state leaders have given our school system their best efforts and we still have too many children unsuccessful. Teachers are overworked, students over tested...we must creat a grassroots revolution to change the system for our children And their teachers.  

Willem Kuypers's curator insight, April 1, 2015 10:50 AM

J'aime ce post parce qu'effectivement, tout prof devient de facto une source pour les autres en matière de connaissance. Pourquoi pas le partager ?

Durriyyah Kemp's curator insight, April 6, 2015 9:50 AM

You'd be hard-pressed to find a better way to pay it forward than through shared learning... education.

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LEARNing To LEARN For MY Professional Development | I Did It MY Way

LEARNing To LEARN For MY Professional Development | I Did It MY Way | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it

I Am An Autodidact, A Self-Directed LEARNer, How Can I LEARN Best For MY Professional Development? . A neglected part in EDUcation is certainly THE ===> #Autodidact #SelfDirected #LEARNer <===! This was since centuries the case AND STILL is the case, a pity as NEW research shows THAT individual learning and teaching individually (Personalized LEARNing) is BETTER to get BEST results!

Let us first have a look on WHAT is NEW in EDUcation below, please. WE are taking a look on ===> EDUcation 4.0 <===

 

Did YOU know that Leaonardo da Vinci is BEST known ===> Autodidact <===?

 

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https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/03/15/professional-development-why-educators-and-teachers-cant-catch-up-that-quickly-and-how-to-change-it/

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/10/03/design-the-learning-of-your-learners-students-ideas/

 

 

 


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It is not just about being an autodidact learner. Perhaps we all have that potential given the right circumstances i.e. highly motivated. Other times, most of us need someone to help with teaching.

 

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Gust MEES's curator insight, March 29, 2015 2:20 PM

I Am An Autodidact, A Self-Directed LEARNer, How Can I LEARN Best For MY Professional Development? . A neglected part in EDUcation is certainly THE ===> #Autodidact #SelfDirected #LEARNer <===! This was since centuries the case AND STILL is the case, a pity as NEW research shows THAT individual learning and teaching individually (Personalized LEARNing) is BETTER to get BEST results!

Let us first have a look on WHAT is NEW in EDUcation below, please. WE are taking a look on ===> EDUcation 4.0 <===


Did YOU know that Leaonardo da Vinci is BEST known ===> Autodidact <===?


Learn more:


https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/03/15/professional-development-why-educators-and-teachers-cant-catch-up-that-quickly-and-how-to-change-it/


https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/10/03/design-the-learning-of-your-learners-students-ideas/


Tasia Thompson's curator insight, March 30, 2015 11:34 AM

#Growthmindset

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The six common components of good-quality teaching

The six common components of good-quality teaching | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it

Six good practices

The research we reviewed suggests there are six common components that are signatures of good-quality teaching:

- Content knowledge 


- Quality of instruction


- Teaching climate 


- Classroom management


- Teacher beliefs 


- Professional behaviours 

 

Learn more:

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Rise+of+the+Professional+Educator

 

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

 

http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/07/10/education-collaboration-and-coaching-the-future/

 

http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2013/05/25/so-whats-the-change-for-teachers-in-21st-century-education/

 

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

 

 

 


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Good teaching and pedagogy is all about relating to the students and curricula. It is invitational work that allows teachers and students to meet in spaces between each other.

 

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SMARTERTEACHER's curator insight, November 12, 2014 1:00 PM

I like the list but would prefer that Content not be the first thing to show up.  There are a great many people who know content, but could not teach their way out of a paper bag. 

Ness Crouch's curator insight, July 9, 2015 8:20 PM

I certainly have to agree but could I add more? The only addition I think I would make would be having learners as the centre of all of the above. ;)

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Why Students Should Take the Lead in Parent-Teacher Conferences

Why Students Should Take the Lead in Parent-Teacher Conferences | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
Students own their struggles and strengths when they lead parent-teacher conferences.

 

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http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/09/06/digital-citizenship-internet-safety-and-cyber-security-advisory-board-run-by-students/

 


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There is a point in saying learning is the students` responsibility. I think that means they need a bigger voice in the proceedings and this is increasingly important as they mature.

 

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Durriyyah Kemp's curator insight, September 24, 2014 10:12 AM

I love this idea.  At my son's school, the fall conferences are facilitated by the teachers, and the spring conferences are lead by the students.  It is a very nice way of allowing students to take responsibility for their effort and work-- to take pride in it, and/or recognize areas that need to be strengthened.  When students are aware that they will have to converse with their parents and teacher(s) about their work, they may take more time to ensure they are producing work that they can be proud of.

Quran Coaching's curator insight, September 25, 2014 9:52 AM

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Student Autonomy

Student Autonomy | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
Empowering Students In the Classroom

 

When I think of change that needs to happen in Education, my immediate thought goes toward student autonomy. To be autonomous as a student is to be able to independently manage the freedom one has in the classroom, while maintaining a harmonious relationship with the teacher.

 

For a student to be autonomous, a student must realize:

They have a voiceTheir voice mattersIt will be heardIt will make a difference

 


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Student autonomy happens with teacher autonomy. Gert Biesta proposes democracy happens in classrooms where it is lived and modeled. It is not a distant process. The word is not autonomy but emancipation which is responsible for the Other and the world we live in.

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Gust MEES's curator insight, June 30, 2014 9:00 PM

This fits by 100% my meaning also!

When I think of change that needs to happen in Education, my immediate thought goes toward student autonomy. To be autonomous as a student is to be able to independently manage the freedom one has in the classroom, while maintaining a harmonious relationship with the teacher.

For a student to be autonomous, a student must realize:

  • They have a voice
  • Their voice matters
  • It will be heard
  • It will make a difference


Stevi Quate's curator insight, July 2, 2014 9:28 AM

When John McDermott and I wrote Clock Watchers and The Just Right Challenge, we wrote about empowering students and captured similar ideas to this posting. Since these ideas aren't new and seem to be shared widely, I wonder why these ideas aren't the norm in classrooms that we watch.

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The Science (and Practice) of Creativity

The Science (and Practice) of Creativity | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
"Creativity isn't about music and art; it is an attitude to life, one that everybody needs," wrote the University of Winchester's Professor Guy Claxton in the lead-up to the 2014 World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE) dedicated to creativity and education. "It is a composite of habits of mind which include curiosity, skepticism, imagination, determination, craftsmanship, collaboration, and self-evaluation."

Sounds like the perfect skill set for equipping young people to navigate an increasingly complex and unpredictable world. Encouragingly, there's plenty of evidence -- from both research and practice -- that most of the above can be taught in the classroom. In fact, innovation and education experts agree that creativity can fit perfectly into any learning system.

But before it can be incorporated broadly in curriculum, it must first be understood.

 

Learn more:

 

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

 


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Creativity fosters teaching and learning.

 

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SMARTERTEACHER's curator insight, March 30, 2015 12:14 PM

Creativity must be cultivated in our schools.

Dr. Deborah Brennan's curator insight, March 31, 2015 6:02 PM

Creativity has always been what has set America apart from other nations.  The ability of our population to imagine new solutions to everyday problems and create innovations has kept America as a world leader and given us the economic advantage.  many nations have looked at our education system and wondered how they could nurture this ability in their children.  As a gifted educator, teaching creativity has always been our focus.  Unfortunately, in these days of standardized testing, which lead to standardized curriculum and schools, we are losing our creative advantage.  Creativity is a key for ALL our children.  our children enter school with an active imagination and a natural ability for creative thinking.  We must understand creativity and how we can nurture it in our classrooms and schools. 

Ann-Lois Edström's curator insight, April 7, 2015 12:56 PM

Understanding the creative process and creating a creative atmosphere conducive to learning is crucial

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Critical Friends: Building A Culture of Collaboration Between Teachers

Critical Friends: Building A Culture of Collaboration Between Teachers | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it

At New Tech Network, the Critical Friends protocol is an opportunity for colleagues to engage in honest conversations about teaching and learning.


Learn more:


Collaboration:


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


Global Collaboration:


-  https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/10/11/learning-to-become-a-good-digital-citizen-digital-citizenship/






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Teaching is often done in isolation. We need to meet each other face-to-face and in the virtual space. @ivon_ehd1
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Gust MEES's curator insight, January 24, 2015 5:03 PM

At New Tech Network, the Critical Friends protocol is an opportunity for colleagues to engage in honest conversations about teaching and learning.


Learn more:


Collaboration:


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


Global Collaboration:


-  https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/10/11/learning-to-become-a-good-digital-citizen-digital-citizenship/


Vanessa Camilleri's curator insight, January 27, 2015 6:13 AM

An interesting take on projects that can offer teachers support - being resilient, is more than just individual strength. It's about peer cooperation, and the sharing of experiences. EdTech can help. 

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Howard Gardner, creator of ‘multiple intelligences’ theory, launches new project on ‘good’ education

Howard Gardner, creator of ‘multiple intelligences’ theory, launches new project on ‘good’ education | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
Armed with a set of criteria drawn from different disciplines, I identified seven separate intelligences. All human beings possess these seven intelligences, but we differ from one another in which are strong; and in any case, strength or weakness in one (say spatial intelligence) does not predict strength or weakness in another (say, interpersonal or musical intelligence).

 

I would now add a few more intelligences to the list, and others, most famously Daniel Goleman, have proposed yet other intelligences like emotional intelligence. I am no longer invested in my particular set of intelligences. For me, the important advance is that a multiplicity of intelligences has been acknowledged—wits, rather than wit.

 

In this era of succinct messaging, I’ve created a twitter-short formula: Multiple Wits and Good Grits Lead to a Success Beyond Selfies.

 

Learn more:

 

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

 

 


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We need to include as many people in this projects as possible. The object should be good education, whatever good means, for as many as possible.

 

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Antonio Gerardo Gutiérrez Sánchez's curator insight, October 4, 2014 10:31 PM

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adicionar a sua visão ...

Laura Saavedra's curator insight, October 8, 2014 5:26 PM

So what is your mind like?

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Educating Parents About Education

Educating Parents About Education | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
Many parents today have an educational perspective based on 20th century pedagogy and methodology. Teachers need to educate them about where education is now.

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The second paragraph begins with the line "things have changed." In response, I would say the more things change the more the stay the same. The important point in the article is engaging teachers in a conversation and asking them to be part of the solutions not for now, but for the future. We have too many experts stating imperatives rather than engaging in conversations, asking questions, and listening.

 

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Gust MEES's curator insight, September 17, 2014 6:58 PM

Many parents today have an educational perspective based on 20th century pedagogy and methodology. Teachers need to educate them about where education is now.


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




Lori DiMarco's curator insight, September 17, 2014 10:52 PM

Our goal (TCDSB) this year is to have parent focus groups to determine what parents need to understand the 21st Century Learner - and then we will begin working with parent groups to address these needs

Vivian Kohler Fenandez's curator insight, September 21, 2014 2:07 PM

A must