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Toward a common definition of "flipped learning" - Casting Out Nines - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Toward a common definition of "flipped learning" - Casting Out Nines - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it

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A brief article that offers a succinct definition and borrows a distinction made between flipped learning and a flipped classroom. The article provoked quite a lively and lengthy flow of comments on this topic. They make for very interesting reading.


Via Jim Lerman
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It is like we want to parse what learning, teaching, and education down to some finite level where there is only way definition. Really, there are as many definitions as there are people involved. The rest is technology and tools.

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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, 2014 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, 2014 6:57 PM
Thank you Gust.
Gust MEES's comment, May 28, 2014 7:18 PM
@Ivon Prefontaine I will take it is a priority to create THAT blog, stay tuned, please ;)
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Leading in an Increasingly VUCA World

Leading in an Increasingly VUCA World | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
The world is getting more dynamic and complex, not less, so leaders must learn how to surmount new challenges.

Via Eugene Fernandez
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Surmounting new challenges is about sharing the load. Good leaders understand that others help in VUCA times.

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Resilience isn't just a nice-to-have. Here's why.

Resilience isn't just a nice-to-have. Here's why. | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it

The workplace throws up a steady stream of obstacles and challenges e.g. colleague relationships, organisational ways of working, workloads etc., and it’s our resilience or the ability to cope with the obstacles that come our way, to bounce back, learn from mistakes, to make amends when necessary, and most important of all, begin again without rumination or regret, which determines our wellbeing at work.

 Resilience was once seen as a rare human feat - but now, research shows that within a well-functioning emotion system, resilience can be standard and that people’s levels of resilience are not set in stone, but can be improved through experience and training (Barbara L Fredrickson, PhD.)


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Resilience is important. As a hockey player and coach, I found that the ability to bounce back was incrediblly important to one's perception and measures of success, whatever they might be. It is not always about winning. It is about the effort and process of playing, living, teaching, etc. With micro-management, rather than leadership, in education, it is doubly hard to be resilient.

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James Baldwin’s Advice on Writing: discipline, love, luck, but most of all, endurance

James Baldwin’s Advice on Writing: discipline, love, luck, but most of all, endurance | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
"Talent is insignificant. I know a lot of talented ruins. Beyond talent lie all the usual words: discipline, love, luck, but most of all, endurance."

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You have to hang in there.

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Leadership: Start With Trust

Leadership: Start With Trust | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
Leadership starts with influence and influence starts with trust. Ability to truly connect with others is vital for leaders to build an environment where a leader is trusted for the intentions before being respected for competence. I once worked with a new CEO who came on-board, took charge and

Via Bobby Dillard
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I don't know that leaders begin with trust, but they have to get there and quickly. In the latter stages of my teaching career, I did not trust the school managers I worked for. It was time to leave.

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25 Must-Read Books for the Educational Hacktivist or Contrarian - Etale - Digital Age Learning

Maybe you love the way things are going in modern education. Perhaps you are desperately looking for an alternative. Or, you might already be deeply rooted in alternative education or educational Continue Reading →

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The first and last one say it all and bracket the list well. Postman drew on Ivan Illich's ideas in his book.

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5 papers every learning professional should read

5 papers every learning professional should read | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
I don't read as many journal articles as I'd like. Given the challenges and pressures of professional life, combined with everything else that's been going on privately, I've fallen out of the habi...

Via Valary Oleinik
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I used Gert Biesta extensively in my dissertation. I rue the day we shifted from relational language that involves someone teaching someone to the what he calls the "learnification of educational discourse" based on learning outcomes as if they could be fixed.

 

William Pinar writes in similar vein questioning the neo-liberal and neo-conservative agendas at work in education.

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Radical Pedagogy - Visual Thinkery

Radical Pedagogy - Visual Thinkery | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
My wife is my signpost – for some things, anyway. She reads faster than me and tells me of books that I might like. I have but one requirement: at the end of the book, I want to be able to say “I’ve never read anything like that before”. As a result, I’ve been enjoying …

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Paulo Freire's work was aimed largely at adults. Certainly, we want children to question the world and explore it, but will they understand what oppression really is and subvert it? We can begin the process with open dialogue including eloquent questions without fixed answers and understand we exist in radically contingent worlds. We do not know what is around the next corner.

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Frances's curator insight, February 7, 9:53 AM

A tool you can use.  Thank you Bryan.

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PE for all? Not just a slogan but an effective educational innovation

PE for all? Not just a slogan but an effective educational innovation | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
PE for children who do not like PE: it is an attractive slogan for the majority who are not the fastest, the strongest or blessed with the best hand-to-eye co-ordination. As Richard Garner, our Education Editor, reports today, it is not just a slogan but an effective educational innovation. 

Via Peter Mellow
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The opening says it all. Good PE teachers reach most and often all of their students by shifting the way they invite students to participate. It is not just about the best showing off and dominating, but everyone participating.

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Creating An Empowering School Environment - Hybrid Pedagogy

Creating An Empowering School Environment - Hybrid Pedagogy | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
This story is about technology and how its use can contribute to building a culture of trust and empowerment.
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A key conclusion was that trust was placed in teachers first. They could choose how to use social media and understood that boundaries existed. That is a key first step. My experience is that teachers are externally ordered (Gert Biesta's work is interesting) by bureaucrats and technocrats who appear to have little insight into the messy conditions that exist in classrooms and their human relationships.

 

This article, based on research, was not a blind acceptance or a total rejection of social media, but a realistic and practical assessment.

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Icarus Falling: Re-Imagining Educational Theory

Icarus Falling: Re-Imagining Educational Theory | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
This article offers a critique of the notion of ‘capacity building’ in educational theory. Are the intentions behind the latter enterprise as benign and altruistic as they first appear? How is the term ‘capacity building’ to be understood?

Via Dan Kirsch
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This is an interesting article. What does capacity building mean? We use terms as if they are neutral, but that is not the case. Who is served through capacity building?

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Are You a Leader, or Just Pretending to Be One?

Are You a Leader, or Just Pretending to Be One? | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it

It’s not about performing, in either sense of the word.


Via Richard Andrews, Roger Francis, donhornsby
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Leadership and management, although both vital, are not the same, but are often conflated. A person who can micro-manage and check off lists like many educational managers can think they are leading. They are managing and not doing that well. Living does not involve a fixed script and leading in the midst of complexity requires qualities many do not have or are not allowed to use.

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(From the article): When leaders empower people through a higher purpose, they don’t have to “create buy-in” or use other marketing tactics to win over their followers. Leaders who do find themselves acting something like a pusher — resorting to perks, tit-for-tats, and bonuses — might want to ask themselves if they’re missing some larger point. A leader isn’t a salesman. When Steve Jobs asked John Sculley his famous question, “Do you really want to spend your life selling sugared water, or do you want a chance to change the world?” he was making just such a distinction. Selling sugared water might make you a few bucks — but only at the cost of doing something that matters. The purpose of a leader is to create a purpose.


And yet although that sounds very inspiring, a leader’s job still is not to give inspiring speeches. A leader isn’t an orator who claps everyone on the back once in a while when they’ve sunk into a torpor. The job of a leader is indeed to inspire people — but in the truer sense of the word: from the Latin inspirare, inspire, to breathe or blow into. Leaders breathe life into the organizations they lead, into the people they’re responsible for. They breathe life into possibilities. They make it more possible for the rest of us to dare, imagine, create, and build. They do not merely encourage us to do so; theirs is the hard work of crafting all the incentives, processes, systems, and roles that actually empower us to do so.

 

Leadership is in an uncertain place. We long desperately for better leaders. But perhaps it is precisely our longing that’s the problem. We’re waiting for a rescue at the cost of our own redemption.

Because it’s easier to complain about the leaders we have than to try to do better. After all, it’s a pretty hard job.

Ron McIntyre's curator insight, February 5, 12:59 PM

A very good question for all leaders today.

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The one-room schoolhouse is the next big thing in education

The one-room schoolhouse is the next big thing in education | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
Here's why "micro schools" could save private education.

Via Antonia Rudenstine
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This is interesting. I taught for 17 years in a mixed grade classroom and the powers to be could not wait to shut us down. We (the teachers) actually put a proposal forward to expand to about 150 students, a number we felt was about the right maximum.

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Antonia Rudenstine's curator insight, February 3, 9:40 AM

Micro-schools are currently private, but do they need to be? These schools are finding affordable ways to personalize learning using technology and a small scale. Tuition in Austin Texas is about $10k...not so different from public per pupil spending. District & charter schools need to be looking at the kinds of models that middle-class families are choosing: whether it's homeschool collective or micro-schools. The move is towards student agency, deep learning, adaptability and flexibility.

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ADHD in kids: What many parents and teachers don’t understand but need to know

ADHD in kids: What many parents and teachers don’t understand but need to know | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
What it is, who it affects, and help for parents and teachers from an ADHD expert.
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There is room for the use of medication, but what if we helped children cope with their attention difficulties. I was once asked if I was ADHD by a professor in my Masters' program. We all have features that might suggest we struggle with attention and, depending on circumstances i.e. tough day, improper sleep and food, we might demonstrate those more.

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Why successful leaders are compassionate

Why successful leaders are compassionate | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
Harvard Scientist Dr. Emma Seppälä on the power of compassion in the workplace.

Via Marc Wachtfogel, PhD, Roger Francis, Wise Leader™
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The word compassion means to share one's passion with others. Observe great teachers. What they love, they share with other people around them. Ditto for great leaders; managers not so much.

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The Truth About Wasting Time At Work - Forbes

The Truth About Wasting Time At Work - Forbes | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
What does our obsession with time-keeping at work say about us as leaders?

Via John Lasschuit ®™
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Gadamer proposed that work, including teaching and learning, that is worthwhile allows us to while over its worth.

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By Liz Ryan. We are stupid and deluded about time at work. We measure how long it takes to perform every minute task, until the  measurement itself becomes more important than the task.

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Through the Looking Glass - On Leadership

Through the Looking Glass - On Leadership | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
By: Dr Eugene Fernandez Lewis was walking past the office kitchen when he overheard a hushed conversation - off with his head I say, off with his head, it was the voice of Carol his executive

Via Eugene Fernandez
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Leadership programs are formulaic. Leadership is a performance and a leader's character are important.

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Eugene Fernandez's comment, Today, 4:23 AM
Thanks for your comments Ivon.
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Thanks for your comments Ivon and for scooping the article.
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Fixing Schools Outside of School

Fixing Schools Outside of School | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
Districts are turning to private companies, nonprofits, and foundations for partnerships that can help tackle the biggest impediments to learning.

Via Bonnie Bracey Sutton
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Fixing sounds like we know how to cure what ails things and people. It is why we are in the bind we are in. The people closest to the scene, teachers, parents, and students, have the least say in what happens. It should not be a free-for-all, but isn't that what we have now? And, yes we do have external partners helping us, hence the neo-liberal economic and political agendas perpetuated in our curricula.

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From Solitary to Society - Harvard Political Review

From Solitary to Society - Harvard Political Review | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
Almost 100,000 prisoners in America are in solitary confinement. This degrades their mental health and makes the transition back to society much harder.

Via Darcy Delaproser
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Those who think solitary confinement is appropriate should ask how they might like to cut almost completely from meaningful human contact.

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Why You Need to Hire More Wrestlers and Soccer Players

Why You Need to Hire More Wrestlers and Soccer Players | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
Athletes are driven to perform at a high level. They choose to compete and spend time honing their abilities to win. Individual and team athletes bring different skills, but they can both be assets to your company
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This is a short and interesting article.

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My Biggest Regret as a Teacher - Cooper on Curriculum

My Biggest Regret as a Teacher - Cooper on Curriculum | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it

In June 2014 I officially left my job as a fourth grade teacher, and the classroom, to become an administrator. Since joining the dark side, I continuously ask myself what I could have and should have done differently for my students.


Via Cindy Riley Klages
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Do we want children to hear us making sarcastic and cutting comments?

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How to achieve academic excellence

How to achieve academic excellence | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it

Academic excellence is the quality of being eminent in the field of higher education particularly teaching and research. There are high qualities of educational programs in certain institutions in the world from where many illustrious academicians made their way to the world. However, most... https://www.allassignmenthelp.co.uk/blog/how-to-achieve-academic-excellence/


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A little superficial, but useful.

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Renaissance Florence was a Better Model for innovation than Silicon Valley is - HBR

Renaissance Florence was a Better Model for innovation than Silicon Valley is - HBR | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it

 

Urban planners the world over yearn to replicate the success of Silicon Valley: witness Thames Valley (England) and Silicon Oasis (Dubai), to name just two of these attempts. Invariably, these well-intentioned efforts fail for the simple reason that they’re trying to replicate the wrong model. Silicon Valley is too new, too now, to glean lessons from.

 

Chap 1 : Talent needs patronage.

Chap 2 : Mentors matter.

Chap 3 : Potential trumps experience.

Chap 4 : Disaster creates opportunities.

Chap 5 : Embrace competition.

Chap 6 : Seek out and synthesize ideas.


Via Laurent BINDEL
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This is a great article. The premise shakes one up and suggests that a teacher-student relationship is vital. We have created an individual system where cooperation and community are often overlooked as important ingredients.

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Personalize Learning: My Transformation as a Teacher

Personalize Learning: My Transformation as a Teacher | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
Pernille Ripp, 7th grade teacher in WI, shares her transformation and pathways to personalized learning environments and passionate learners.

Via Elizabeth E Charles, Mark E. Deschaine, PhD
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I find I am still becoming a teacher, even after retiring. Transforming is a process that is ongoing. We are always making sense and meaning of what we are, transforming and becoming some one new.

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Suburban Moms Making Unorthodox Choices — Bright — Medium

Suburban Moms Making Unorthodox Choices - Bright - Medium
Welcome to a homeschooling collective that sounds a lot like school.

Via Antonia Rudenstine
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My experience as a teacher and as a parent who homeschooled a child is home school communities have existed for some time and are important to the success of children and parents.

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Antonia Rudenstine's curator insight, February 3, 8:55 AM

I homeschooled my daughter last year, and it was an incredible learning experience for both of us. The modern, secular homeschooling community should be actively informing "school design" efforts. This post describes Trellis: a homeschooling collective in Massachusetts that is "more like the Google break-room than the one room schoolhouse."  

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Engaging with educational research

Engaging with educational research | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it

This free course, Engaging with educational research, introduces you to the theoretical toolkit that is an essential part of engaging in educational enquiry. You will consider the types of theories...


Via Mark E. Deschaine, PhD
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The article makes it sound like interpretivism and positivism are either/or proposositions. John Dewey suggested we do not live in two separate worlds, subjective and objective, but that those worlds continously interact with each other as we make decisions. The only place we find clear separation, including in research, is in sitcoms like The Big Bang Theory. 

 

It is important for teachers to be familar with educational research and make sense of what outcomes mean in their settings.

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