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6 Alternatives To Bloom's Taxonomy For Teachers -

6 Alternatives To Bloom's Taxonomy For Teachers - | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
This post is updated from an article we published in April. At the end of the day, teaching is about learning, and learning is about understanding. And as technology evolves to empower more diverse and...

Via Maria Lopez Alvarado, MBA, Nancy Jones
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This is an interesting way of rethinking Bloom's.

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Nancy Jones's curator insight, December 18, 2013 7:08 AM

"At the end of the day, teaching is about learning..." An interesting interpretation  of the goals of bllom's applied to deeper learning skills.

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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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Would You Want Your Child In This Exquisitely-Managed Classroom?

Would You Want Your Child In This Exquisitely-Managed Classroom? | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
The First Day Of School In A 9th Grade Classroom That Runs Like Clockwork: A Video Of Classroom Management We don’t talk much about classroom management here at TeachThought. (Well, sometimes we do.) First and...

Via Mary Perfitt-Nelson, Sharrock
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No. Teaching and learning are messy. They are not managed.

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Mary Perfitt-Nelson's curator insight, October 16, 2013 3:18 AM

This video is worth gold in terms of potential for GOOD conversation about what we value as educators.  Are there pros?  Are there cons?  Would pros and cons vary, depending on the students?  

Sharrock's curator insight, April 22, 12:48 PM
Mary Perfitt-Nelson's insight:

This video is worth gold in terms of potential for GOOD conversation about what we value as educators.  Are there pros?  Are there cons?  Would pros and cons vary, depending on the students?  

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2 Student Beliefs That Can Change Everything

2 Student Beliefs That Can Change Everything | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
2 Student Beliefs That Can Change Everything by Grant Wiggins, Authentic Education We know the relationship between feedback and achievement is strong. What about the relationship between feedback, personalization and, hence, motivation?

Via Dean J. Fusto
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I hope every student has more than one teacher who makes them excited about their learning. One is not enough.

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How We Can Connect School Life to Real Life

How We Can Connect School Life to Real Life | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
Excerpted from Will Richardson's new TED Book Why School:  How Education Must Change When Learning and Information Are Everywhere. Richardson offers provoc

Via Jenn Alevy
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I attended a critical thinking workshop about 4 years ago. I described how parents and I helped children in classrooms and at home. One of the facilitators asked how I marked those projects and was I sure students were not cheating. I responded by saying cooperation and working together were valued in life and what would make not valued in schools. We used rubrics. Schools are not to prepare students for a future life, but to live the current life.

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Connectivism as a Learning Theory

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There is something remarkably phenomenological about what is being described as connectivism. We encounter a phenomenon and it, in turn, encounters us and a connection is made.

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Why Your Teaching Style Might Be A Bad Match For Your Students

Why Your Teaching Style Might Be A Bad Match For Your Students | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it

Why Your Teaching Style Might Be A Bad Match For Your Students


Via Sharrock
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Some students need more help than others. It does not mean they will accept it readily, but teaching is active and not passive. It is relational and situational so this chart can be helpful in viewing students and their needs, but take care we do not treat them as givens.

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What Should We Focus On Learning In An Age Where Almost All Information Is At Your Fingertips?

What Should We Focus On Learning In An Age Where Almost All Information Is At Your Fingertips? | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it

What should we focus on learning in an age where almost all information is at your fingertips? This question was originally answered on Quora by Robert Frost and Balaji Viswanathan. (@ForbesTech: "Data is not info.


Via Daniel Tan, Suvi Salo
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We should not confuse education with learning. Learning is something that focuses on the very specific; education focuses on much broader learning which is relevant to a particular society's survival. The two intersect, but are not the same just as school is not the same as education.

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Not Enough Students Are Success-Ready

Not Enough Students Are Success-Ready | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
According to a recent study, only 33% of U.S. students are success-ready. Here's how schools can foster students' crucial hope for the future and increase their overall well-being.

Via Thomas Faltin
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I was wondering what school they took the picture at. How many students wear ties? The stats sound discouraging.

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How early is too early for education? - Deseret News

How early is too early for education? - Deseret News | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it

How early is too early for education? Deseret News Frances Campbell was a station-wagon mom in North Carolina, running her kids around town, when she got a part-time position to help with a scientific study on the benefits of early childhood...


Via Robert Hubert
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Children begin to learn and are being educated at the earliest ages. It may not happen immediately but, as they begin to respond to their environment, it takes off. I am not in favour of highly structured programs, but bringing children together to play is important.

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The 60 Most Powerful Photos Ever Taken That Perfectly Capture The Human Experience

The 60 Most Powerful Photos Ever Taken That Perfectly Capture The Human Experience | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
These photographs tell stories that go beyond words.

Via Linda Alexander, Suvi Salo
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There are some great and inspirational images.

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Mike Masin's curator insight, April 18, 4:22 PM

Take 10 and check out these photos.

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Historias que se cuentan con una sola imagen

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Increibles fotos sobre la realidad humana.
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The Power of Performance Assessments

The Power of Performance Assessments | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
Education is, of course, about so much more than filling minds with facts and figures. Teachers everywhere know that education is about developing minds for all kinds of future experiences: college, careers that will evolve over time, and community and civic life. So how can we know if we are developing minds -- and citizens -- for the future? The right kinds of assessment tell us far more than whether or not students are gaining knowledge.

Via Patric Lougheed
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There is merit in performance based assessment grounded in the life of the classroom and participants. In concrete settings, we move past the abstract and make it real.

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One Word... Hope - Great Leaders Serve

One Word... Hope - Great Leaders Serve | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
Over the last few months, I’ve written several posts under the banner – One Word. These have included, Vision (A three-part mini series), Data, Diversity and others. Today, let’s explore a word that is critical to our success… Hope. The ability to generate hope is one of the hallmarks of leadership. Napoleon said, “A leader » Read More

Via Amy Melendez, donhornsby
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There is a lot of servant-leadership in the article. The interesting thing about competence is it shares a common root with compete rather than collaborate. Collaborate has negative implications based on its etymology. Competing is striving together which takes competency.

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Amy Melendez's curator insight, April 16, 8:59 PM

From the post: 

Hope, and the ability to generate it, is a big part of what we do as leaders. But the truth is, at some point, we must deliver. Hope without progress is unsustainable. It actually fades rather quickly.

The good news for us as leaders is we are more than dealers in hope; we create the future. That’s what ultimately keeps hope alive!

donhornsby's curator insight, April 17, 3:13 PM

Hope, and the ability to generate it, is a big part of what we do as leaders. But the truth is, at some point, we must deliver. Hope without progress is unsustainable. It actually fades rather quickly.

Ali Anani's curator insight, April 18, 10:57 PM

Insightful words for leaders

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Study Suggests Ways to Sharpen 'Tools of the Mind'

Study Suggests Ways to Sharpen 'Tools of the Mind' | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
A small-scale study suggests some ways to achieve better results for English-learners in preschool using the the popular, play-based Tools of the Mind curriculum.

Via Alfredo Calderon
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When we integrate the planned curricula with the living curricula in the classrooms, good things are possible.

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How to Remake the World by Making with Kids

How to Remake the World by Making with Kids | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
Insights from MakerKids, one of the world's only makerspaces for kids.

Via OneLastMember
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Making things and helping children grow as people can go hand-in-hand. The Montessori connection is interesting and, if we added John Dewey's thinking to teaching, what schools we would have. I was there for almost 15 years and the bureaucrats and technocrats, with an eye on finished products got their hands on what we did and it no longer is.

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OneLastMember's curator insight, April 17, 1:46 PM

As crianças e os jovens precisam de engajamento para transformar seus heabitos e realidades. Nesta matéria a gente vê práticas aplicadas a educação, mas que são uma referência importante para a realidade do esporte.


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How Should Learning Teams Choose Essential Outcomes?

How Should Learning Teams Choose Essential Outcomes? | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
One of the questions that I'm often asked in #atplc workshops is, "How should our learning team identify the essential and nonessential standards in our curriculum?" My answer is a simple one:  Ins...

Via Dean J. Fusto
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The endurance test is an excellent idea, but it is not well understood or in place.

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The Case Against Zeros - Brilliant or Insane - Assessment Practices

The Case Against Zeros - Brilliant or Insane - Assessment Practices | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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Inviting students into learning means they may not complete the work. A thoughtful teacher does not move on. They look for new ways of inviting students into learning.

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Steven Pinker’s Mind Games

Steven Pinker’s Mind Games | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
The Harvard professor culled exam questions from his course “Psychological Science.” Test your knowledge.
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It was interesting completing the test.

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To Create Change, Leadership Is More Important Than Authority

To Create Change, Leadership Is More Important Than Authority | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it

Aspiring junior executives dream of climbing the ladder to gain more authority.  Then they can make things happen and create the change that they believe in.  Senior executives, on the other hand, are often frustrated by how little power they actually have.

 

The problem is that, while authority can compel action, it does little to inspire belief.  It’s not enough to get people to do what you want, they also have to want what you want — or any change is bound to be short lived.

 

That’s why change management efforts commonly fail.  All too often, they are designed to carry out initiatives that come from the top.  When you get right down to it, that’s really the just same thing as telling people to do what you want, albeit in slightly more artful way.  To make change really happen, it doesn’t need to be managed, but empowered. That’s the difference between authority and leadership.


Via John Lasschuit ®™
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This is interesting. It explains why so little changes in bureaucratic institutions i.e. school. There is little in terms of leadership and not much authority. What is exercised is coercive power.

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Greg Satell on #HBR
Change always requires #leadership rather than #authroity 

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Understanding Children's Writing Evolution

Understanding Children's Writing Evolution | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it

A really handy guide to what's normal in the evolution of your kid's squiggles.

 

From scribbles to drawings to phrase and whole-sentence writing. Respect the process. Understand, nurture and encourage your child's gift in reading and writing. Know children's writing evolution.


Via Kids Ahoy, Dr. Alison C Kay PGCE, FEED THE TEACHER, Mark E. Deschaine, PhD
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I wonder is we will have this sense of growth with the use of digital technologies? Writing provide teachers and parents with insights into the child's progress. It also helps with the creative brain development. And, there are some people who want to do away with cursive writing in school.

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No Managers? No Hierarchy? No way! - Forbes

No Managers? No Hierarchy? No way! - Forbes | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
No Managers? No Hierarchy? No way!
Forbes
In networked organizations, where work is self-managed, there are still managers. The managers have become enablers of self-managing teams and networks rather than controllers of individuals.

Via Jose Luis Anzizar, Bobby Dillard, Jean-Philippe D'HALLUIN
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The world is inherently hierarchical, but those hierarchies can be quite fluid. I wonder what schools would look like without managers, consultants, and outside experts?

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Ali Anani's curator insight, April 20, 9:17 PM

Enablers are the new faces of managers

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5 Reasons Why You Need Take Your Kids To The Library

5 Reasons Why You Need Take Your Kids To The Library | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
Some say that the children's rooms of libraries are an anachronism in a world of mobile screens with books on demand. But I say that while childhood has changed quite a bit, children have not....

Via Anu Ojaranta, Suvi Salo
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Libraries are great places to explore the world.

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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, April 18, 11:18 PM

Encourage the joy of reading, access to more resources than I could afford to buy, recommend resources that I may not have found on my own, access to activities and tools, teaching me responsibility for my library card .....

Lourense Das's curator insight, April 21, 12:47 AM

For parents: 5 reasons why you need to take your kids to the library

Sandra Carswell's curator insight, April 22, 8:12 PM

Share this post far and wide! So many of my students do not have public library cards. Let's get a drive going!

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leading and learning: Easter educational Readings -death of creativity/boys education/PISA nonsense and Diane Ravitch

leading and learning: Easter educational Readings -death of creativity/boys education/PISA nonsense and Diane Ravitch | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
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There are some great links involved. A couple that caught my attention were In Defense of Poetry and Education's Culture of Overwork Turning Teachers and Student into Ghosts.

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Advice for Teachers: Dare to Be Strict

Advice for Teachers: Dare to Be Strict | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
In “Good Teaching as Vulnerable Teaching” (The Teaching Professor, December 2012), Rob Dornsife of Creighton University invites us to embrace the uncertainties teachers encounter.

Via Blaine Morrow
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I never thought of it as being strict. Holding high and realistic expectations are important if students are to gain control of their learning.

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Professional Development: What's it to You? Part 2 | Not Dead Yet - Library Journal

Professional Development: What's it to You? Part 2 | Not Dead Yet - Library Journal | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
Library Journal
Professional Development: What's it to You?

Via Blaine Morrow
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Teachers also want to have say in their professional development. What helps them and students in the classroom? That is a central question.

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Leadership in education by dr manishankar chakraborty

Leadership in education by dr manishankar chakraborty

Via Nevermore Sithole, iPamba
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Leadership is about being present. There is too much focus in schools on the long-term. We need to have a sense of direction, but we are making the path with each step we take and we do it in the company of others. We also use measures which are not always the most effective and only reflect a snapshot of what has happened and that is usually something in the past, rather than in the moment.

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Here's Why You Should Be Fighting To Save Libraries

Here's Why You Should Be Fighting To Save Libraries | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
The sounds of libraries today reveal the impact of libraries throughout our lives -- from the excited giggles of toddlers in storytimes to the "aha's!" of young people engaged in inquiry to the quiet conversations of senior citizens discove...

Via Karen Bonanno, Dr. Laura Sheneman
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Libraries can be great places. They are human spaces with adults who help children in schools. It is more than the books, but they are important as well. They let us travel in our imagination.

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Maria Jose Vitorino's curator insight, April 16, 2:03 PM

All types of libraries -- school, public, and academic -- form a library ecosystem that provides and supports lifelong learning. Funding cuts to school libraries have an impact on public and academic libraries as students lack essential information literacy skills. Public and academic libraries have to adjust their core services to accommodate the need" (Karen Bonanno)

Glenda Morris's curator insight, April 16, 2:10 PM

Why we need to be saving all libraries

Joyce Valenza's curator insight, April 16, 2:46 PM

Via Barb Stripling: "At this moment we are facing a serious threat to school libraries, and thus to the entire library ecosystem."