Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity
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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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Good Schools, Bad Schools: More Codes that Blind

On the first class of my May X course on educational documentaries, we watched the short and really powerful film Crenshaw by Lena Jackson. The film introduces students to many of the key patterns of educational reform over the last thirty-plus years, including how we talk politically and publicly about good schools and bad schools…
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In Edmonton and Alberta, we close schools for non-political reasons or so we claim. When we close schools and remove them from the community they are embedded in, we eliminate a potential place for community members to gather.
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At West Side Chicago school, kids go without teachers

At West Side Chicago school, kids go without teachers | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it

WBEZ interviewed a dozen students at Austin Business and Entrepreneurship Academy, and all of them told the same story. Their core courses in English and science have been taught mostly by substitutes this year—sometimes a different substitute every day—meaning no homework, and often no classwork.  One student said students are passed automatically since there are no teachers.


Via Sharrock
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There is still a role for teachers and stability in education. I am not sure what stability means, but it might include the same caring person with students each day.

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Sharrock's curator insight, March 19, 2014 12:35 PM

Another sad story.