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Do We Really Need Managers?

Do We Really Need Managers? | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
How one company did away with its managers, and what happened next.

 

Ryan Carson was presenting his company’s latest numbers to investors when he broke the big news. In the middle of the presentation, one investor stopped and asked, “Wait, who reports to who?”


Via John Lasschuit ®™
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In a word, yes and no. We need manager-leaders and we need flux in who fills the role at a given time. It is situational, contextual, and relational.

 

I wonder what it would look like to not have principals in schools or central office staff?

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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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Leadership is Situational, Integrity is Not - Tech Cocktail

Leadership is Situational, Integrity is Not - Tech Cocktail | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it


I had always thought that people had their own leadership styles. One could be autocratic, consensus building, charming, aloof, data-driven, passionate, etc.


Via Jose Luis Anzizar, Bobby Dillard, Robin Brothers
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Integrity is situational and there is no way that we can teach morality in the strictest sense. We can help students understand what it means to be a good person and to take questioning stances. By turning classrooms into political and cultural sites, students can learn valuable lessons as they apply ethical thinking in practical situations. In that fashion, we might end up with leadership that says we have to trust them when all the evidences suggests not trusting.

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Blame the system, not teachers, for any 'cheating' - Telegraph

Blame the system, not teachers, for any 'cheating' - Telegraph | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
According to the ATL, many teachers admit to "teaching to the test"; welcome to the giant exam-passing machine that is British education, says Boarding School Beak

Via Peter Mellow
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If bureaucrats, technocrats, and politicians persist in creating tests, teachers will continue to teach to those tests. That is not cheating, but it is not teaching and learning likely is not happening.

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How to Relinquish Control with Confidence in Your Class

How to Relinquish Control with Confidence in Your Class | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
It is hard to do. With high expectations for teachers and students, it is a tough time to consider giving less guidance in certain areas.

Via Dean J. Fusto
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I am not sure teachers relinquish control of their classrooms. What we do is accept that learning is not a given and look for ways to invite students to share in the living work that becomes our teaching and, hopefully, their learning. I think the substance of the article suggests this in ways.

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Ability Grouping and Student Achievement in Elementary Schools: A Best-Evidence Synthesis


Via J. Mark Schwanz
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It will take time to go through the research articles attached. Do ability groupings i.e. gifted provide necessary diversity for students and teachers?

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More Progressive Ways to Measure Deeper Level of Learning

More Progressive Ways to Measure Deeper Level of Learning | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it

How do we measure learning beyond knowledge of content? Finding that winning combination of criteria can prove to be a complicated and sometimes difficult process.


Via Deborah Arnold, Sharrock
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Rubrics do become disguised as quantitative measures and outcome checklists. Used well, they can offer a qualitative approach to feedback and learning.

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Study: Changing schools affects children's mental health

Study: Changing schools affects children's mental health | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it

A British study says preteen mental health is affected by frequent school changes.


Via ICTPHMS
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Stability would seem to be a key factor in learning.

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Learning, Leading and Reflecting: 10 principles of formative assessment

Learning, Leading and Reflecting: 10 principles of formative assessment | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it

Via Chris Carter, Torsten Fell
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That are probably more than ten principles, but these made sense. Checking for differences was the one that stood out. All students are different and all teachers are different. That factors into the assessment process to some extent.

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The Quickly Narrowing Gap Between Formal & Informal Learning

The Quickly Narrowing Gap Between Formal & Informal Learning | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
The Quickly Narrowing Gap Between Formal & Informal Learning

Via Grant Montgomery, The Rice Process
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According to John Dewey, the objective of education is to connect learning to life. Alfred North Whitehead suggested the only subject needed was Life in all its manifestations.

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Chris Carter's comment, April 12, 7:44 PM
Thank you, Grant. The philosophical shift must follow the experience on the ground.
Donna Fry (@fryed)'s curator insight, April 12, 10:18 PM

This is an important read.  Great Ken Robinson quote about dangerously irrelevant.

Keaton Toscano's curator insight, April 14, 12:46 AM

Resources are not only becoming more available, but more applicable as well! Maybe the way of the future is not sitting in a classroom, but that would require more self-directed learners... and there is a lack of such in my experience, at least in the commonly recognized academic fields. Everyone has their own interests, whether inside or outside the classic realm of academia, but maybe that's a distinction worth respecting.

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Thanks for Being a Star Performer. Now I Will Ignore You.

Thanks for Being a Star Performer. Now I Will Ignore You. | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
Most managers spend 80% of their time with those who only do 20% of the work while the top talent quietly does 80% of the workload with minimal fuss. It is easy to get distracted by the high

Via Raj Nadar, Bobby Dillard, John Michel
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I found this in school. I would go do my job and those who seemed less capable seemed to receive attention in positive ways.

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Ali Anani's curator insight, April 12, 12:09 PM

Do well to get bypassed

John Michel's curator insight, April 12, 3:15 PM

Make a conscious effort to not ignore those that make you look good everyday, even though they quietly work behind the scenes. Or, if you are a high performer yourself and could use a little attention from your boss go ahead and print this article and leave it on their desk. We won’t tell.

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How Can Teachers Assess Students’ Understanding Infographic | e-Learning Infographics

How Can Teachers Assess Students’ Understanding Infographic | e-Learning Infographics | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
The How Can Teachers Assess Students' Understanding Infographic refers to Gagne’s 8th event of instruction and suggests 27 ways that will help teachers to a

Via ThePinkSalmon
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It would be interesting to test these in on-line settings. How different would that be from traditional.

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Aiko Maargret's curator insight, April 11, 5:58 PM

Wow..this is crayz...how are teachers going to Students understanding ???

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Why Great Managers Are So Rare

Why Great Managers Are So Rare | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
One of the most important decisions companies make is whom they name manager. Yet Gallup research suggests they usually get it wrong -- costing businesses billions of dollars annually.

Via Anne Leong
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I think everyone has the chance to achieve excellence, but many of us are in the wrong roles. My experience in education was that many of our managers were not leaders and not innovative. They had their personal idea about what needed to get done and heaven forbid classroom teachers contradicted them. Managing and leading are intertwined and when we overload one way or the other it is not good.

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David Barrett's curator insight, April 11, 9:53 AM

I saw this issue early on in my career when I watched my employer promote the best sales person to a Sales Manager.  Wrong. 

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A Celebration of Learning

A Celebration of Learning | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
Edutopia blogger Ben Johnson reflects on the importance of celebrating student learning often.

Via Becky Roehrs, Keaton Toscano
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One challenge is do we get to celebrate everyone excellent learning? What does that mean for the child who struggles in their learning? What about celebrating teachers' excellence? What would that look like in schools?

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Keaton Toscano's curator insight, April 10, 10:57 AM

"I give them their test results and their homework scores so they should know how well they are doing, but then I tell them, "Let's look at what you did wrong."  Why don't I celebrate what they did right?  Well, I know why.  I feel that if I don't spend the time to correct their mistakes, they will keep making them."

 

This is a good attitude to have, however, I think that identifying mistakes is equally as important as celebrating successes. "Doesn't this guy know that positive reinforcement is just as important as negative reinforcement?" -Jacob

 

A very valid point.

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An Education Reporter Puts Himself To The (Standardized) Test

An Education Reporter Puts Himself To The (Standardized) Test | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
New Common Core teaching standards mean new standardized exams. NPR's Cory Turner took one himself and reports on what's changed.

Via Linda Alexander
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What I took away, was that the tests remain a reading test despite being labeled writing tests. Students who read well and read closely will continue to succeed. I know adults who teach that struggle with those two skills.

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Linda Alexander's curator insight, April 10, 12:41 PM

Really interesting analysis of the new tests versus the older model.

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What High Performers Do When Things Get Tough

What High Performers Do When Things Get Tough | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it

The last decade of entrepreneurship has taken place within a rapidly changing environment of growth, struggle, triumph and confusion. The cornerstones relied upon in the past for small business stability and growth have crumbled, leaving an expensive hodgepodge of misguided efforts and bipolar business strategies. 

 

Fundamentally, sales and marketing behaviors are no longer the same. Technology changes have made accurate access to complex business answers easier than ever. Data systems are faster and more people have smarter phones with faster access to the internet. Things we used to wonder about are now quickly answered by an audio search on Google. Business is no longer about having inside access to sales information.


Via Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor
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Creativity is a chaotic place to be and for managers this is not where they want to be. They want certainty, but the real certainty is in uncertainty. This requires conversations and embracing the uncertainty along the way. Consider the way we hold curriculum as a plan that leads to learning. When learning does happen, it is because the classroom is a chaotic places where great conversations happen and bring meaning and life to inert outcomes.

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Business is now about having rich conversations with global audiences. Here are four winning attitudes for success at a time of great change.

John Michel's curator insight, Today, 7:56 AM

Social changes make it easier than ever to build and maintain relationships that matter. External boundaries such as time zones, location and means of communication have rapidly evolved. People can now share pictures, video, quick thoughts or even their current location with thousands of individuals with just a few clicks of a button. Business is now about rich conversations with an audience all over the world

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Creativity and the Brain: What We Can Learn From Jazz Musicians

Creativity and the Brain: What We Can Learn From Jazz Musicians | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
Research on what’s happening in the brain when jazz musicians improvise is helping shed light on the neuroscience behind creativity.

Via Chris Carter
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This thinking is a key to teaching and learning.

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The Neuroscience At The Heart Of Learning And Leading

The Neuroscience At The Heart Of Learning And Leading | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
Joshua Freedman (@eqjosh) shares the science behind what's going on inside your head. Emotional intelligence, he says, is the difference that makes the difference.

Via Merdrignac Soizic, Mark E. Deschaine, PhD
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Neuroscience is making great inroads into understanding the brain. Meditation changes the brain and potentially creates opportunities to be present for students, employees, colleagues, etc.

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All good education is special education: Assessment, Accountability & Data Use conference

As a keynote speaker, Rick Stiggins, a man who has dedicated his life to creating quality assessments, was a phenomenal and inspirational speaker. Rick descended upon the education community by referring to it as an institution that is wrongly believed to have quality assessments. He respectfully challenged the audience to rethink the way we design assessments and wanted us to truly reflect on the purpose of assessments. Dr. Stiggins said it best: "decisions will be made based on these crucial assessments." Another major point that Dr. Stiggins made was that to be able to create a strong assessment, we need to set a clear purpose and target and create an assessment around it.


Via Alfredo Calderon
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All education is special education. This becomes true when we encounter each student and their particular learning as unique to them.

 

Rick Stiggins has been sounding the assessment alarm for a number of years. If he thinks schools, not education, have poor quality assessment that is problematic.

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Fixing Education Is Child's Play - Forbes

Fixing Education Is Child's Play - Forbes | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
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Speakers included leading voices in education, learning, and child development: Tony Wagner, Joi Ito, Larry Rosenstock, Jack Shonkoff, and more.

Via Robert Hubert
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Even thinkers who thought differently about school and education i.e. Dewey and Bobbitt agreed as to the importance of play in learning.

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Devaluing Teachers in the Age of Value-Added

Devaluing Teachers in the Age of Value-Added | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
"We teach the children of the middle class, the wealthy and the poor," explains Anthony Cody, continuing: We teach the damaged and disabled, the whole and the gifted. We teach the immigrants and th...
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Teachers cannot be held directly accountable for the learning and non- learning of students. Teachers can invite students into learning which makes learning a complex conversation rather than a given set of prescribed outcomes designed in technocratic and bureaucratic ways. It does not mean curriculum should not be planned, but means it need to be understood in the midst of autobiographical encounters by students and teachers.

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Teaching Students to Fail

Teaching Students to Fail | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
Teaching students to fail gives essential character while it changes a classroom to a more participatory, less fear-driven culture. Optimism can be taught.

Via Suvi Salo, Bobby Dillard
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An important consideration is that "grit" is not just for learning, but for life in its broader context. Grit as a tool for succeeding in school is healthy when connected more broadly to life.

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The article discusses failures and how students can learn resilience and optimism. Three dimensions:

 

1) Teachers should pay attention to character education (non-cognitive skills). Optimism can be learned, for example by enouraging flexible thinking. In short, input from positive psychology should be implemented.

 

2) Gamification, if successfully integrated, can produce failure-resilence. 

 

3) Teachers sharing personal stories of failures and joys of overcoming them. Role playing.  

 

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How Do We Know When Students Are Engaged? Edutopia

How Do We Know When Students Are Engaged? Edutopia | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it

Updated 11/2013

 

"Educational author and former teacher, Dr. Michael Schmoker shares in his book, Results Now, a study that found of 1,500 classrooms visited, 85 percent of them had engaged less than 50 percent of the students. In other words, only 15 percent of the classrooms had more than half of the class at least paying attention to the lesson.

So, how do they know if a student is engaged? What do "engaged" students look like? In my many observations, here's some evidence to look for:"

 


Via John Evans, Jill Leafstedt, Mark E. Deschaine, PhD
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The point about Socratic seminars is interesting. Teachers need to take care that the purpose of the seminar is not simply to bring students to a per-determined outcome.

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Jill Leafstedt's curator insight, November 3, 2013 6:31 PM

Not rocket science, but important to remember. An engaged student is an active student.

Teach N Kids Learn's curator insight, April 2, 9:27 PM

The man who gave us Star Wars gives more to education.

Keaton Toscano's curator insight, April 14, 12:51 AM

I don't think that teachers should waste as much time as they do PITCHING lessons to today's students (high schoolers in particular), and that students aren't taking enough responsibility in their education. The entire point of the students being there is to invest in their futures, and that time is spent trying to convince them that their futures are worth investing in, on some level they ALL KNOW THIS. I'm still trying to narrow in on exactly what the root cause of this is, but I think it has something to do with standardized testing score requirements for schools, and the subsequent dumbing-down of lessons for students to avoid school wide repercussions. In my time dual spend at community college and my high school, I do get more out of my college experience... 

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leading and learning: Educational Readings Alfie Kohn and 'grit'/ brain research/ Anthony Cody/ educational books and TED talks

leading and learning: Educational Readings Alfie Kohn and 'grit'/ brain research/ Anthony Cody/ educational books and TED talks | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
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The first link is to an Alfie Kohn article about the hidden curriculum of "grit". If it is not about the student being able to help themselves beyond the school/work context, what is grit for?

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Schools Use Student Data to Find Signs of Trouble, Help Struggling Kids

Schools Use Student Data to Find Signs of Trouble, Help Struggling Kids | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
More schools are collecting and using information about student attendance and grades to flag kids at risk of dropping out — often before anyone realizes they need help.

Via Fishtree Education
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This is what we should be doing and have been doing all along. Students who are not engaged in their learning are at risk. Disengagement has some markers that do not need big data sets. Discipline issues, attendance issues, and not getting into the learning all come to mind. Classroom teachers know this.

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Education run by corporations is wrong - The Daily Advertiser

Education run by corporations is wrong - The Daily Advertiser | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
Education run by corporations is wrong The Daily Advertiser President Reagan's 1983 Commission on Excellence in Education developed, "A Nation At Risk" that indicated, "our society is presently being eroded by a rising tide of mediocrity that...

Via Robert Hubert
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Even without explicit involvement, corporations run our schools. They produce the books and technology we use. They pressure politicians to meet their agenda. It is just more obvious today. In some ways, that is good. We know what we are about against and can make decisions accordingly. What would happen if teachers quit going to school and families stopped sending their children?

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Robert Hubert's curator insight, April 10, 10:50 AM

An interesting article that raises a few interesting points though it suffers somewhat ... the issue is portrayed to simply ... you are either "with me or against me". Educators in both public, and private systems must acknowledge that their is room for improvement, and that every initiative we undertake whether it be with, or without, a corporate partner must be carefully analyzed. If there is a flaw in the existing process governing these interactions then let us work on the process without eroding the potential benefits of these partnerships.

 

Cas Op de Beek's curator insight, April 11, 5:40 AM

Typical Amrikan always thinking that they are the best take a better look to the world and look behind your walls and look at how they are teaching and tho that if you think that is better do that if you want change your education 

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Bringing the Locker Room Into the Classroom

Bringing the Locker Room Into the Classroom | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
Watching a good coach at work opened one professor’s eyes to a new way of teaching.

Via John Shank
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This was an very revealing article. The author takes a candid look at their teaching practice and goes so far as to say it was an inauthentic invitation. A word of caution would be that male sports and their coaches can differ from female sports and their coaches. As a long-time coach, it shaped my teaching and, in turn, my teaching shaped my coaching.

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