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Educational Leadership:Interventions That Work:Reviving Reteaching

Educational Leadership:Interventions That Work:Reviving Reteaching | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
Founded in 1943, ASCD (formerly the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development) is an educational leadership organization dedicated to advancing best practices and policies for the success of each learner.
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I wonder how re-teaching works in a digital age?

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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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Why It's Time To Put Students In The Driver's Seat

Why It's Time To Put Students In The Driver's Seat | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
Think about how you or the people you work with approach the creation of a blended learning lesson plan. The first steps of coming up with and flushing out your initial idea. Then, scouring the web to find safe, factually accurate sites that are not blocked by your school filters and checking the fine print …

 

This method of teaching does require a certain amount of bravery. There is a very real chance that when a student asks you a question (How do I add media? How do I change the font? How do I import pictures? etc. etc.) you will have to say the dreaded “I don’t know”. But the neat thing is, your students are ok with this. You’re all learning as you go. More often than not another child in the class will be using the same site or will have at least used it before. If a classmate knows the answer, they can step into the role of teacher – from which much confidence is gained and leadership skills are learned.


Even the most reserved kid really enjoys teaching their teacher a trick or two. If no one knows the answer, they can collaborate to find the solution; an activity that provides important life skills with many real-world applications. All while leaving the initiative, process development and ownership of the learning itself right where it belongs, in the hands of the learners.


Gust MEES: I started with it in 2002 already and was a pioneer in my country, BUT I got BEST results! Make sure to work TOGETHER as a TEAM with the students, learners, create ALSO some groups where the BEST work together with the weakest. YOU will love it later and YOU will miss it as it gives YOU a direct feedback of WHAT THEY learned and YOU adjust on demand and necessity... WHEN the BEST feel boring, give THEM a special task to motivate THEM ;) ===> Adjust <===.


Concerning the questions from the students, please check my advice here:


http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/01/04/practice-better-ways-to-say-i-dont-know-in-the-classroom/


http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2012/05/02/work-sheet-teachers-best-practiceshowto/



Via Gust MEES
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I am not sure what is being suggested is putting students in charge. It is more about a complicated conversation between teachers and students about the subject matter. There is an in-between space where teachers and students meet.

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Gust MEES's comment, May 28, 3:40 PM
@Ivon Prefontaine Hi, give me some time (???), please and I will create a blog about how I did it ages ago (2002-2003), thanks. For the moment GO for #DeepTHINKing and try to find out (paper & notes & ideas) how You could realize it with your actual #ProfessionalDevelopment, make some #Brainstorming with THE #LEARNERS in mind ;) A good exercise ;) Let me know, thanks ;)
Ivon Prefontaine's comment, May 28, 6:57 PM
Thank you Gust.
Gust MEES's comment, May 28, 7:18 PM
@Ivon Prefontaine I will take it is a priority to create THAT blog, stay tuned, please ;)
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Breaks Are Good For Business

Breaks Are Good For Business | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
Leadership- you must talk the walk. There are big benefits to structured breaks. Employees refresh and recharge, they're more creative, focussed & engaged.

Via Susan Taylor, Bobby Dillard
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Breaks are healthy. It is actually on breaks from "real work" that many breakthroughs happen. Students benefit from these when done well.

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As a leader, what do you do to balance work and rest breaks, and how do you support your employees to do the same?


With all of the documentation out there about the benefits of downtime, many senior leaders don't change any of their practices.  We know that taking breaks is good for business; yet we still resist.  Why?


Peter McKelvie offers us this challenge:  "Take a risk and encourage some down time. See what happens. Take a bit for yourself while you’re at it".  Model to your team that taking breaks are not only acceptable; but desirable.

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What’s in the Way of Executives Engaging Their Human Capital?

What’s in the Way of Executives Engaging Their Human Capital? | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
The Conference Board CEO Challenge 2014 found that CEOs, presidents, and chairmen from more than 1,000 companies worldwide named “human capital” --- developing, engaging, managing, and …

Via Anne Leong, Robin Brothers
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The moment we think of human beings as being capital we monetize people. For that matter, thinking of anything as capital monetizes that phenomena. It abstracts and visualizes the phenomenon shredding its sense of being. We need to get back to thinking of the world as a phenomenal place we co-inhabit.

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A Pedagogy of Discovery: Reflections on Teaching Tech to Elementary Students

A Pedagogy of Discovery: Reflections on Teaching Tech to Elementary Students | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
When I discovered a rather nondescript blurb on Craigslist about needing an immediate replacement for a “technology specialist,” I didn’t know exactly what I’d find. Much to my joy, however,...

Via Dean J. Fusto
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I enjoy whenever someone uses John Dewey to support their thinking. Dewey was a profound thinker whose work resonates today. One key aspect is that discovery is not all newness. It mixes the new with the old discarding what is not necessary. It is reconstructing and not reorganizing.

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What Is Differentiated Instruction?

What Is Differentiated Instruction? | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
So, how would you define differentiated instruction? In her newly revised book, The Differentiated Classroom: Responding to the Needs of All Learners, 2nd Edition, Carol Ann Tomlinson discusses the meaning of differentiation and how teachers can modify their instruction to engage all students. The book highlights key principles of differentiation, including: An invitational learning environment that encourages and supports learning Quality curriculum Assessment that informs teaching and learning Instruction that responds to student variance Take a look at the infographic below that highlights some of the best and worst practices for differentiation in today’s classrooms. Post it in your office and share it with your colleagues as a reminder to refine your teaching strategies to meet the learning styles of all students. Want to read more? Pick up a copy in print or e-book format in the ASCD Online Store.

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In the early stages, this is hard work. With time and, as students join in as partners, the work is shared. It goes with self-directed learning where students begin to see learning as their responsibility as opposed to being something teachers do to them.

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We need this!

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Disruptive Collaboration

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Disruptive Collaboration

Via Pedro Ramalho, juandoming
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Collaboration is an interesting word. It has a negative and dark side which is about collaborated with the enemy. When collaboration is disrupting, it is not collaborating with the enemy. We should always be aware of what we think is meant by words. My experience has been collaboration in School is being part of what the School management and their team want. It is not about the particular teaching and students involved in a particular classroom.

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The Study of the Phenomenon of Creativity in the Educational Environment

The Study of the Phenomenon of Creativity in the Educational Environment | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
The modern world has changed dramatically: now it is the world of increasing volatility, heterogeneity, diversity, and rapid changes. It has become a self-organizing system that goes out of a human...
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Creativity is vital in education. The pace of change and the diversity we experience is such that without creativity which is not stifled can we survive?

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Creativity in Gifted Children - Definition and Traits

Creativity in Gifted Children - Definition and Traits | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
Most of us, when we think of creativity, think of art, music and writing, and encourage our children in those areas. But creativity is much more than that.

Via Sharrock
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Sir Ken Robinson has addressed the way creativity, in the form of divergent thinking, declines after kindergarten. This is especially true for gifted students who challenge and disrupt in stepping outside the box. One aspect of creativity that is not easily embraced in School is that it is disruptive.

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Perspective: A Game Changer in the Classroom and in Our Lives

Perspective: A Game Changer in the Classroom and in Our Lives | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
Teachers must recognize (and teach) that our perspective shapes our expectations and outcomes. Lori Desautels shares three practices for tuning into and altering perspective.

Via L. García Aretio, juandoming
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Alfred North Whitehead wrote about the importance of perspective in learning and understanding the world. Even a subtle shift in position changes the way we engage in the world and relationships.

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Perspective: A Game Changer in the Classroom and in Our Lives

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we do need to make sure that our students learn to look at things from various perspectives...  Information ,

literacy skills will be vital to the student who asks questions...

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Beyond Institutions - Personal Learning in a Networked World ~ Stephen's Web

Beyond Institutions - Personal Learning in a Networked World ~ Stephen's Web | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
Stephen's Web, the home page of Stephen Downes, with news and information on e-learning, new media, instructional technology, educational design, and related subjects
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Over a half century ago, Robert Greenleaf proposed new leadership as institutions replaced community. Today, we need to adapt again as digital technologies create different institutional interactions which are more global in reach and yet reach into our daily live.

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The Difference Between Instructivism, Constructivism, And Connectivism -

The Difference Between Instructivism, Constructivism, And Connectivism - | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
We spend so much time in education trying to make things better. Better policies. Better technology. Better standards. Better curriculum. Better instruction. Better assessment. Better response to assessment data. And too with research, teacher collaboration,...

Via TeachersWithApps, Suvi Salo
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Learning to be is interesting, but might not go far enough. One way to interpret being is as a noun which is always the jumping off point for becoming, a verb.

 

Having a teacher involved is important.

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I love to see adults learners learn from each other. I favor constructivism and connectivism respectively

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Humility Is An Interesting Starting Point For Learning

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Humility Is An Interesting Starting Point For Learning

Via Gust MEES, Sergio Scheer
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Humility is an interesting starting point for teaching, as well.

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Chris Carter's comment, July 10, 11:36 AM
Humility makes sense. Socrates knew that he was ignorant, and therefor was ready to learn. If I think that I already know a thing, or do not need to know a thing, then my mind is closed to it. All learning starts from a point of ignorance, and then move to greater approximations of understanding until mastery.
Srimayee Dam's comment, July 10, 11:43 AM
Absolutely! Most are unable to do so, unwilling to learn .. Being ignorant is fine, but lack of humility won't ever help
umh1467's curator insight, July 11, 4:57 AM

Es evidente que sólo si crees que puedes aprender lo harás.

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for the love of learning: Jeff Johnson strengthens cynicism and weakens democracy

for the love of learning: Jeff Johnson strengthens cynicism and weakens democracy | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
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The more impermeable boundaries created with ideology and beliefs the more harm is done. To become education, School needs permeable boundaries and democratic processes where voices are heard and not shut out.

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Awesome Visual Featuring The 7 Signs of Professional Learning

Awesome Visual Featuring The 7 Signs of Professional Learning | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
July11, 2014
Here is a useful visual from ASCD featuring 7 signs of professional learning. These are aggregated quips from some authoritative figures in the field of education. This visual is also...

Via YACOUBAHIEN
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Quite often, I began with where I thought students were and my understanding of these relationships. Meeting students where they are in their learning is at the heart of building the teaching relationships and the professional learning teachers undertake.

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Forget The “To-Do” List, You Need A ‘Stop Doing’ List

Forget The “To-Do” List, You Need A ‘Stop Doing’ List | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
If you were given a few years to live, how would your life change? More importantly, what would you stop doing? (What do you need to *stop* doing?

Via F. Thunus, David Hain, Jose Luis Anzizar, Bobby Dillard, Suvi Salo
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I prefer a to be list. Who am I becoming today? That seems like a very important question.

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David Hain's curator insight, July 11, 1:58 AM

If we can't alter 24 hours in every day, we need to stop doing some stuff to make more time for important stuff!

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Where Has The Joy Of Learning Gone?

Where Has The Joy Of Learning Gone? | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
TEST Where Has The Joy Of Learning Gone?
by Judy Willis & Terry Heick
We know that for most children kindergarten is something anticipated with awe and enthusiasm – especially when one or more older siblings are already in school.

Via Dean J. Fusto
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Teaching helps here. I used to tell students I was going home and tell my wife I learned something new today. That always got there attention. It suggested learning was not a finite thing, but an ongoing process and cast me as a learner. One parent told me that her son loved Social Studies because of the enthusiasm I brought to it. Gert Biesta says that teaching involves relational language; whereas learning has become instrumental.

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How Embracing Risk Is Vital For Your Leadership

How Embracing Risk Is Vital For Your Leadership | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
When it comes to business, no successful leader has made the big time by being overly hesitant and inhibited. Being bold and brash is not necessarily th...

Via Anne Leong
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Gert Biesta has  wonderful book about the beautiful risk involved in teaching. It is not about teachers pouring knowledge into students, but about building relationships and inviting students to take responsibility for their learning. Teaching, learning, and leading mingle as one.

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12 Characteristics Of A Horrible Boss (Infographic)

12 Characteristics Of A Horrible Boss (Infographic) | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
I’m sure we’ve all been there at one point, we’ve worked a job where the manager was absolutely dreadful. The type of boss that makes your job unbearable to a point where you feel like walking …

Via juandoming, Luciana Viter
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My experience with the control aspect was horrible bosses gave up control when the work was hard and contentious, but they still wanted the final say. Someone did the heavy lifting and they took the praise or doled out criticism.

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The Best Quote I’ve Ever Heard. (Ever.)

The Best Quote I’ve Ever Heard. (Ever.) | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
The quote I'm about to share is the single most encouraging string of words that has crossed my path.
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Gulping down undigested experiences as fast as we can is an interesting opening line in the longer Alan Watts' quote. Mindfulness and being attentive in life linger and while, over what we are doing at a particular moment brings life to life. John Dewey in Art as Experience expressed the same ideas.

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3 Ways You Are Being Controlled By Your Mind

3 Ways You Are Being Controlled By Your Mind | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
We live in the subconscious. Rather, 90% of our daily operations belong to the subconscious realm. That’s a huge chuck of us we are not in control of. It i

Via Anne Leong
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Doubling the use of our brain would mean an incredible leap in awareness. One would think that meditation would be an integral part of learning and teaching.

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What is Collaboration (part 1)

What is Collaboration (part 1) | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
  As I wrote earlier , I had the very fortunate luck of attending  a mini-session at the Project Zero Summer Institute 2013:   “Effective Professional Learning Communities:  Supporting Learnin...

Via Mary Perfitt-Nelson
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Cooperation is at the heart of educative processes and living.

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Mary Perfitt-Nelson's curator insight, July 10, 1:10 PM

True collaboration in schools, districts, learning communities is hard to create.  The benefits are huge!

Mel Braddock's curator insight, July 12, 12:15 AM

Collaboration

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@Ignatia Webs: Fabulous ideas: economics, innovation, #education

@Ignatia Webs: Fabulous ideas: economics, innovation, #education | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it

Via juandoming
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Control is an illusion, but a persistent one in the world replete with technocracy and bureaucracy. What is interesting is that digital technologies can be part of the larger solution or continue to be part of the problem.

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What Would Mark Twain Have Thought of Common Core Testing?

What Would Mark Twain Have Thought of Common Core Testing? | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
In his autobiography and in Tom Sawyer, the author skewered the test-centered teaching of his day. It's not hard to imagine what he would have thought about an exam that grades student essays via computer.
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Over a century after he wrote about education, Mark Twain remains relevant in his critique of School. Although this article is about common core, it still applies more broadly. We have taken School in Alberta out of the community and placed it in the hands of distant politicians, bureaucrats, and politicians.

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A Spiral Model of Change

A Spiral Model of Change | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
Designing change can be following the whorl of a shell more than the steps of a pyramid.

Via John Lasschuit ®™, Bobby Dillard, Suvi Salo
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Everything we need to know is already there. The challenge is shaking free from what shackles us in deeply held beliefs.

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John Lasschuit ®™'s curator insight, July 9, 5:19 AM

Dan Oestreich about #organizational #Change on Unfloding #Leadership.

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Sorry, Folks, Rich People Don't Create The Jobs

Sorry, Folks, Rich People Don't Create The Jobs | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
The theory sounds great. It just doesn't happen to be true.
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School is not the solution the way it currently exists. It is perpetuating, replicating the status quo.

 

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Leadership is Not a Contest

Leadership is Not a Contest | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
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Leadership is a noun which is a verb. It is a process rather than a contest which begins and ends declaring winners and losers. School operates on the premise that winners and losers have to be created.

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