Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity
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Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity
Complexity, chaos, and ambiguity are aspects of leadership and learning. Without those we cannot innovate and create.
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Habits for Success in School and Life

Habits for Success in School and Life | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
Take a moment to join us in a snapshot of a classroom we recently observed: Students are hard at work designing a travel brochure as a part of their study of Ireland. They need to think about how m...

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa) , Suvi Salo
Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's insight:

I used these habits in my classrooms almost 20 years ago. They are excellent and students play a substantial role in their learning.

colleen demille's curator insight, July 26, 2014 5:14 PM

Cultivating a growth mindset is key!

Cynthia Day's curator insight, July 27, 2014 11:21 AM



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What is SEL?

What is SEL? | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it

Social and emotional learning involves the processes of developing social and emotional competencies in children. SEL programming is based on the understanding that the best learning emerges in the context of supportive relationships that make learning challenging, engaging, and meaningful; social and emotional skills are critical to being a good student, citizen, and worker; and many different risky behaviors (e.g., drug use, violence, bullying, and dropout) can be prevented or reduced when multi-year, integrated efforts develop students’ social and emotional skills.

This is best done through effective classroom instruction, student engagement in positive activities in and out of the classroom, and broad parent and community involvement in program planning, implementation, and evaluation (Bond & Hauf, 2004; Hawkins, Smith, & Catalano, 2004; Nation et al., 2003; Weare & Nind, 2011). Effective SEL programming begins in preschool and continues through high school. CASEL has identified five interrelated sets of cognitive, affective, and behavioral competencies.

The definitions of the five competency clusters for students are:

* Self-awareness: The ability to accurately recognize one’s emotions and thoughts and their influence on behavior. This includes accurately assessing one’s strengths and limitations and possessing a well-grounded sense of confidence and optimism.

* Self-management: The ability to regulate one’s emotions, thoughts, and behaviors effectively in different situations. This includes managing stress, controlling impulses, motivating oneself, and setting and working toward achieving personal and academic goals.

* Social awareness: The ability to take the perspective of and empathize with others from diverse backgrounds and cultures, to understand social and ethical norms for behavior, and to recognize family, school, and community resources and supports.

* Relationship skills: The ability to establish and maintain healthy and rewarding relationships with diverse individuals and groups. This includes communicating clearly, listening actively, cooperating, resisting inappropriate social pressure, negotiating conflict constructively, and seeking and offering help when needed.
* Responsible decision-making: The ability to make constructive and respectful choices about personal behavior and social interactions based on consideration of ethical standards, safety concerns, social norms, the realistic evaluation of consequences of various actions, and the well-being of self and others.

Via Vilma Bonilla
Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's insight:

This is a good infographic with some detailed explanation.

Vilma Bonilla's curator insight, July 17, 2013 10:52 PM

Excellent piece on developing emotional intelligence in children.

Tamra Dollar's curator insight, July 19, 2013 4:53 PM

To be an effective teacher, we must embrace social and emotional learning. If we don't, we might as well be replaced by a piece of computer software!

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Critical Thinking for Kids

Critical Thinking for Kids | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
Bloom's Taxonomy critical thinking questions. I am in love with this!!! :)

Via John R. Walkup, Sharrock
Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's insight:

I found the critical thinking we undertook with students was bringing them back to the "right answer" per the curriculum. Is this real critical thinking?

John R. Walkup's curator insight, April 28, 2014 3:16 PM

A nice set of questions that teachers can ask to reach across a wide range of Bloom's Taxonomy.