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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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To Anyone Who Thinks Their Writing Isn't Good Enough

To Anyone Who Thinks Their Writing Isn't Good Enough | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
Do you feel your writing isn't good enough? Do you hesitate to publish content? Learn how to become a writing pragmatist, so you can write and publish more.

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It is about patience and finding one's writing voice.
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Penelope's curator insight, September 1, 1:05 PM
Writers—listen up! Turn off all the noise, phone, music, TV, etc. and read this letter addressed to us. I am going to file these words away to pull out when that inner critic starts hacking away at my confidence. This article will give you a new spring of life from which to draw when you need to create your art.

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100+ Motivational Quotes On Dream, Goal And Future

100+ Motivational Quotes On Dream, Goal And Future | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
Check this out if you need some motivation on the journey of chasing your dream!

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Useful reminders of what humans and living can be about.
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What Maslow’s Hierarchy Won’t Tell You About Motivation

What Maslow’s Hierarchy Won’t Tell You About Motivation | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
Leaders need to focus on three basic psychological needs.

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Maslow's hierarchy becomes more internalized as we move up. What Deci describes is similar to what Habermas described as the colonization of the lifeworld.

 

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Christian Salafia's curator insight, January 28, 2015 10:16 AM

Prior to, and more importantly, more vital to one's success are the three psychological needs of autonomy, relatedness, and competence.

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Motivational Quotes and Inspirational Articles

Motivational Quotes and Inspirational Articles | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
Inspiring and Motivational Quotes of various Great persons in various categories. Share the Motivational Quotes easily.

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There are some great links embedded.

 

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Engagement Landscape

Engagement Landscape | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
A survey from the Education Week Research Center offers important insights about the levels of engagement and dedication teachers and school-based administrators see among their students.

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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When we describe classrooms as landscapes, teachers engage in a hermeneutic process within the living landscape inhabited by other human beings.

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Scott Holcomb's curator insight, June 6, 2014 1:45 PM

I do so love a great visual "Infographic!"

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What’s the ‘Sweet Spot’ of Difficulty For Learning?

What’s the ‘Sweet Spot’ of Difficulty For Learning? | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it

"Tom Hoerr leads the New City School, a private elementary school in St. Louis, Mo., that has been working on grit. ‘One of the sayings that you hear around here a great deal is, 'If our kids have graduated from here with nothing but success, then we have failed them, because they haven’t learned how to respond to frustration and failure,'‘ says Hoerr. After years of focusing on the theory known as ‘multiple intelligences’ and trying to teach kids in their own style, Hoerr says he’s now pulling kids out of their comfort zones intentionally. ‘The message is that life isn’t always easy,’ Hoerr says. His goal is to make sure ‘that no matter how talented [students are], they hit the wall, so they can learn to pick themselves up, hit the wall again and pick themselves up again, and ultimately persevere and succeed.’ But even putting the question of educational trends aside, the experience of principal Tom Hoerr as documented in the NPR segment brings up a question that parents and teachers wrestle with all the time: Should we be making learning easier for kids—or harder? The answer, according to research in cognitive science and psychology, is both." | by Annie Murphy Paul


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What is interesting is that John Dewey and Alfred North Whitehead's work indicates learning is always be on the edge of where we are comfortable reaching into zones of discomfort. Some might call it an ecotone where the ecosystem is very fluid. It is the way we support students in these spaces that is important. They can fail with support and build resiliency. This means teachers living in relationship with children rather than just facilitating and observing.

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Heinrich Erasmus's curator insight, March 27, 2014 2:46 AM

This is a very interesting perspective on the current trend in the learning environment, whether it be primary, secondary or tertiary education. Like the article says towards the focus should remain on making education easy but harder. To clarify that statement, by making the education easier through proper education whether it be Multimedia or class room aspect. Another way to improve on making it easier is entertainment and group involvement just to name a few improvements. These variations in education style might be able to encourage more students to take on more difficult areas of study.

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Student Motivation: It’s More Complicated Than We Think

Student Motivation: It’s More Complicated Than We Think | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
Motivation—there are two kinds: intrinsic, which involves doing something because we want to do it, and extrinsic, which is doing something because we have to do it. A negative relationship exists between the two.

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Motivation is complex and very individual.

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Sharrock's curator insight, January 15, 2014 12:24 PM

excerpt: "In his research he identified 16 distinct universal reinforcements that he developed into an assessment tool called the Reiss Motivation Profile. “Everybody is motivated by the 16 universal reinforcements, but not in the same way. Individuals show reliable individual differences in how they prioritize these 16 reinforcements.” (pp. 154-155) These 16 reinforcements are listed in the article and they include the following motivations (among others): eating, the desire for food; curiosity, the desire for understanding; independence, the desire for self-reliance; social contact, the desire for peer companionship; and vengeance, the desire to confront those who offend."

- See more at: http://www.facultyfocus.com/articles/teaching-and-learning/student-motivation-its-more-complicated-than-we-think/#!

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Personalize Learning: Continuum of Motivation: Moving from Extrinsic to Intrinsic

Personalize Learning: Continuum of Motivation: Moving from Extrinsic to Intrinsic | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
Motivation affects how we learn. The Continuum of Motivation walks you up the mountain from Instrumental to Self-Actualization where learners are intrinsically motivated to learn.

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Where do we want teachers to be on the continuum? I experienced more of the instrumental end of the spectrum where administrators ordered us, in multiple ways.
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Mark E. Deschaine, PhD's curator insight, March 26, 2016 12:09 PM
Useful motivation knowledge.
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Useful motivation knowledge.
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Useful motivation knowledge.
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The Hierarchy of Needs for Employee Engagement

The Hierarchy of Needs for Employee Engagement | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it

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Only 15% reach self-actualization. I wonder how many never get beyond security? More importantly, what constrains those people? As well, we should not mistake people who are busy selling themselves and their limited ideas with anything but the security level.

 

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Frédéric Bataillou's curator insight, July 19, 2015 5:18 AM

ajouter votre perspicacité ...

Janita Keating's curator insight, March 23, 2016 4:15 AM

I've always been a fan of Maslow's hierarchy of needs and I really appreciate this "tweaked" model because it maps it very close to the principles of employee engagement. 


 


 


 


On the survival level, I would add "I can't retire" as a common sign of disengagement.  As a supervisor, I do all I can to engage many of these staff as they often provide great context and insight as to what has been done in the past and how efforts can be optimized in order to succeed the next time we try them.  


 


 


 


 

Jillian Schaibly's curator insight, July 17, 9:26 PM
I've always been a fan of Maslow's hierarchy of needs and I really appreciate this "tweaked" model because it maps it very close to the principles of employee engagement.

On the survival level, I would add "I can't retire" as a common sign of disengagement. As a supervisor, I do all I can to engage many of these staff as they often provide great context and insight as to what has been done in the past and how efforts can be optimized in order to succeed the next time we try them.
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10 Motivation Killers and How to Fix Them (Infographic)

10 Motivation Killers and How to Fix Them (Infographic) | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
You suddenly realize that you have been shopping for shoes or staring at the same Facebook post for about three hours. You have work to do, but you would rather have a dozen elective root canals than…

Via Stefano Principato, massimo facchinetti, Suvi Salo
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This infographic is an amazing summary of School as I experienced it. The micro-managing is at the heart of the issues we face in School.

 

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Chris Carter's curator insight, October 9, 2014 10:50 PM

Sweet infographic that helps us see what to do by pointing out what not to do.

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The Secret of Effective Motivation

The Secret of Effective Motivation | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
Encourage people to do something for its own sake, not for its benefits.

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Instrumental and internal motivation mix together. When one exists without the other, it can be problematic. I think of learning that way. Frequently, adhering to the planned curricula overrides the need for us to individually make sense of the learning outcomes. This applies to teachers, as well. When we get a good mix, the results can be incredible.

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Eric Anderson's curator insight, July 18, 2014 6:31 PM

A key take-away: "Helping people focus on the meaning and impact of their work, rather than on, say, the financial returns it will bring, may be the best way to improve not only the quality of their work but also their financial success."

Valary Oleinik's curator insight, July 22, 2014 4:51 PM

Often we view motivation as a choice between extrinsic and intrinsic but there is also instrumental motivation to consider.

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10,000 Hours to Mastery: The Gladwell Effect on Learning Design

10,000 Hours to Mastery: The Gladwell Effect on Learning Design | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
I just finished reading Malcom Gladwell’s latest book, Outliers. In one of its chapters, he explains the 10,000-hour rule.

 

Great book.  I saw this come alive in my son who, at 16 "wanted to be a musician" but was going through a period where hanging out with friends was all he could think about.  Having read the book, I challenged him to the 10,000 hours premise (and asked that if he wanted my backing on the music, he had to Prove to me his sincerity).  Well.........he became hyperfocused at that point and indeed, mastered percussion in ways that astounded me.  

 

Practice.  A vital piece of mastery.  Without time on task, you have mediocrity.  


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When I coached hockey, I used to tell my players and parents that if you practice something well for 10, 000 hours expect good results. If you practice something poorly for 10, 000 hours, expect frustration and poor results. I think when people realize doing something well requires commitment and perseverance to practice they can become enlivened in their learning.

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Presentation & Motivation Zen: Sir Ken Robinson Gives Best Talk Yet, TED & Education

Presentation & Motivation Zen: Sir Ken Robinson Gives Best Talk Yet, TED & Education | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it

Creativity and education expert Sir Ken Robinson delivered two amazingly popular TED Talks prior to his newest, and what could be his best to date in 2013.

 

Excerpted from a Garr Reynolds post:

 

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Good presentation is a balance of information, persuasion, and inspiration... [to] light a spark and point the way.

     

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His first talk http://bit.ly/1fjhkH6 —presented sans multimedia in the true Sir Ken Robinson style — was made in 2006 and is the most viewed TED talk of all time.

 

His follow-up talk given in 2010 http://bit.ly/1f6zZp2 also has been downloaded millions of times.

 

I have seen Sir Ken speak many times and he is always inspiring and engaging, but his latest TED talk, http://bit.ly/IEXH0Q presented at TED Talks Education in April of this year, is my favorite yet.

Good presentation is a balance of information, persuasion, and inspirationPresentations related to leadership must necessarily light a spark and point the way

  

Sir Ken does not scream or jump up and down but he nonetheless ignites, provokes, and inspires his live audience, and anyone else who cares to listen to his presentation on line, in a meaningful and memorable way.

 

Millions of people have seen his latest talk, but just in case you have not, please set aside about 20 minutes to watch this outstanding, short TED talk."

 


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Sir Ken is always a good listen and viewing.

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Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, December 25, 2013 3:27 PM

Sir Ken certainly has a lot to say about education. It is important to listen to voices that challenge you. 

simondcollins's curator insight, January 20, 2014 6:11 AM

The brilliant Sir Ken Robinson.

Graeme Reid's curator insight, January 22, 2014 5:57 PM

Fabulous presenter making some excellent points about education.

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5 Things Students Expect From Their Teachers

5 Things Students Expect From Their Teachers | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it

Is there "a difference between a 'student' and a 'learner,' between a 'teacher' and an 'educator.'
Teachers want their students to be responsible and curious. They expect their students to follow class rules and do their homework. But what about the reverse? What do students want from their teachers?"

 


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They want to see we are human at times, perhaps all the time.

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Sue Alexander's curator insight, August 17, 2013 10:51 AM

Some wonderful questions that I look forward to answering.

Allan Shaw's curator insight, August 19, 2013 1:36 AM

I consider points two and three absolutely necessary! Points one, four and five are more difficult to maintain for six hours per day each day of the school year for all students.

Beatriz Montesinos's curator insight, August 20, 2013 12:42 PM

¿Hay diferencia entre "alumno" y "aprendiz" y entre "profesor" y "educador"?