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Instructional Leadership and “Other Duties As Assigned”

Instructional Leadership and “Other Duties As Assigned” | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it

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The opening question is provocative. My experience in the classroom was the numerous administrators we had were building managers. Having said this, relationships involved in leading are not managed. They are not predictable and linear. It gets pretty messy. It suggests there may never be win-win. That means something in teaching, leading, and learning. It is not enough to know the right words that signal leadership. Leading involves enacting those words, a continuous being and becoming.

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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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Finishing your PhD thesis: 15 top tips from those in the know

Finishing your PhD thesis: 15 top tips from those in the know | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
Trying to complete a PhD thesis in time for the October deadline? We share some advice on getting over that final hurdle

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All the help one can get along the way is good.

 

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Do You Want Authority Or Responsibility?

Do You Want Authority Or Responsibility? | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
Time and again, I've learned a painful lesson: don't fall in love with your own authority. For example, here's what I wrote last year in an article about the value of initiative:I was was 18 and dragging a coil of electrical cable across a stage. The 2,000-seat college theater was empty, except for a handful of minimum wage stage crew like myself and the stage manager, who ran the whole place. I put the coil in the pile, and waited for him to tell me what to do next.When the stage manager notice

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Both, as authority is about authoring work we do through responsible actions and words.

 

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Why Teaching Mindfulness Benefits Students’ Learning

Why Teaching Mindfulness Benefits Students’ Learning | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it

Mindfulness has the potential to be a very useful component because of its effectiveness in reducing emotional distress and promoting emotional balance, improving attention, and contributing to motivated learning.


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It benefits teachers.

 

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What's the difference between "beautiful", "pretty", "gorgeous", and "handsome"?

What's the difference between "beautiful", "pretty", "gorgeous", and "handsome"? | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
Answer to the question "What's the difference between "beautiful", "pretty", "gorgeous", and "handsome"? " for English language learners - PhraseMix.com

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Language and choice of words means something.

 

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What mountains can teach us

What mountains can teach us | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it

Currently being in the mountains and enjoying the crisp fresh air as well as the snow, I thought it'd be a good moment to remind myself of the mountain meditation from Jon Kabat-Zinn . The purpose ...


Via Jenny Ebermann
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Mountains have strong and broad bases. There is a calmness that finds its way into our practice when we spread the load out.

 

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, February 25, 3:40 PM

Feel yourself rooted in stillness. I don't think we realize how important that is some days.

 

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The Future of Professional Development Is Teacher Empowerment

The Future of Professional Development Is Teacher Empowerment | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
During my time in Baltimore, the Baltimore City Public School System developed toward what I believe is the future of professional development for teachers in the United States.

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The future of teacher education (a much different phenomenon than development) is responsible and autonomous teacher engagement which is a much different phenomenon than empowerment. Empowerment is given to us. Engagement is a choice and motivated through our interests.

 

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Dr. Deborah Brennan's curator insight, April 17, 3:53 PM

Our schools are filled with expertise upon which we too often fail to capitalize.  This article provides insight into a district where this expertise was used.  This practice not only benefits the teachers viewing the PDAS, it validates the practice of the master teacher.  By reflecting upon their practice and the elements that are creating success in the classroom, the presenting teacher becomes more intentional. 

 

A knowledgable, "present" administration finds ways to shine spotlights upon professional excellence. Participating in teacher planning sessions and daily classroom walkthroughs allow administrators to identify exemplary practices and provide platforms for sharing thess practices.  They also set up systems for data collection and a culture of trust that encourages reflection  and allows teachers to share data and discuss their practices openly.

 

 

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Being a beginner | A Learning a Day

Being a beginner | A Learning a Day | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it

Via Linus J Fernandes
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Being a beginner is a humbling experience. I am reading Levinas and Arendt and they would agree with their understanding of anarchy and action.

 

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Emotional Intelligence: The Social Skills You Weren't Taught In School

Emotional Intelligence: The Social Skills You Weren't Taught In School | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it

Empathy: While the three previous categories refer to a person’s internal emotions, this one deals with the emotions of others. Empathy is the skill and practice of reading the emotions of others and responding appropriately...

 

Your emotions are only one half of all your relationships. It’s the half you focus on the most, sure, but that’s only because you hang out with yourself every day. All the other people that matter to you have their own set of feelings, desires, triggers and fears.

 

Empathy is your most important skill for navigating your relationships. Empathy is a life-long skill, but here are some tips you can use to practice empathy.

 

Shut up and listen: Take up a contrary position to your own:Don’t just know, try to understand: 

 

ERIC RAVENSCRAFT

 

 


Via Edwin Rutsch, Jocelyn Stoller, Lynnette Van Dyke
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Emotional intelligence is not something that is taught, but it is learnable and requires teachers. Teachers are role models and pedagogues who lead in this sense.

 

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The 15 Diseases of Leadership, According to Pope Francis

The 15 Diseases of Leadership, According to Pope Francis | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
A memo to the cardinals applies to executives as well.

Via Roy Sheneman, PhD, Roger Francis, Mark E. Deschaine Ph.D.
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This has a very Buddhist feel to it.

 

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Roy Sheneman, PhD's curator insight, April 15, 9:11 AM

To avoid disease we must practice healthy living and continue to grow as individuals...

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Someone Calculated How Many Adjunct Professors Are on Public Assistance, and the Number Is Startling

Once in a while, someone publishes an article about adjunct professors who resort to food stamps in order to survive on the rock-bottom pay that so many college instructors are expected to live on. But until today, I had never seen a statistic summing up how many academics are actually...
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This extends to K-12 where many teachers are increasingly working part-time and having to take a second job.

 

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Problem Solving Versus Empathy

Problem Solving Versus Empathy | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it

A classical relationship problem is the dichotomy between solving a problem and providing empathy. If you really want to understand this, spend two minutes and watch the awesome "It's Not About The Nail" video below...

 

If you are an entrepreneur, CEO, or VC take a moment and think. Do you ever focus on “empathy” rather than “problem solving.” If you want to see an example of this in action, watch Jerry Colonna’s brilliant interview with Jason Calacanis. There’s a lot of incredible things on display in this interview, including plenty of empathy.


Via Edwin Rutsch, Mark E. Deschaine Ph.D.
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The title reminded me of David Bohm, Richard Rohr, and Parker Palmer. Quite often, we treat paradox like problems and try to solve them rather than holding the tension paradox offers. Empathy calls for dialogue rather than assumptions.

 

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John Michel's curator insight, July 3, 2013 10:35 PM

 If you are an entrepreneur, CEO, or VC take a moment and think. Do you ever focus on “empathy” rather than “problem solving.” If you want to see an example of this in action, watch Jerry Colonna’s brilliant interview with Jason Calacanis. There’s a lot of incredible things on display in this interview, including plenty of empathy.

Pål Dobrin's curator insight, July 4, 2013 3:13 AM

A lesson worth remembering for all you guys out there. It´s not about the nail. Hahahaha Funny and full of wisdom...

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Corporate Culture in a Venn Diagram

Corporate Culture in a Venn Diagram | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
There is a diagram floating around LinkedIn and Twitter that attempts to illustrate an individual's true 'purpose'. It's amusing to me, because it's short-sighted. It may even be delivering a disse...
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When I think of vocation, I think of it as a calling to take action through words and deeds. That calling engages me.

 

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How Can Students Have More Say in School Decisions?

How Can Students Have More Say in School Decisions? | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it

Administrators, educators and students are discovering ways to include students in the programs that affect them most. Some programs help students speak directly to the people in charge.


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Begin with giving teachers more decision-making ability. That would help set the model we need in schools.

 

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The key ingredient to having groupthink-free meetings is leadership

The key ingredient to having groupthink-free meetings is leadership | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it

Stand up for good meetings, if you want to avoid bad ones, that is.


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It is, but it is hard to do and many people do not want it.

 

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Transformational Leadership: Paradigm Shift or Incremental Change?

Transformational Leadership: Paradigm Shift or Incremental Change? | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
A shift from a transactional to a transformational form of leadership in many organizations is revolutionary. The ROI? Improved safety performance.

Via Dr. Susan Bainbridge
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Transforming leadership is more than change. Change can be just moving deck chairs around; while transforming is going beyond where we currently are.

 

 

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Miklos Szilagyi's curator insight, February 27, 3:50 AM

"...It will also require the great effort to live and be true to the new reality..."

 
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ASCD EDge - Teaching Excellence: a foundation for academic success

ASCD EDge - Teaching Excellence: a foundation for academic success | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
ASCD EDge - ASCD EDge

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The last sentence, model it and they will follow, is a great summary.

 

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My fantasy curriculum for secondary school - The Guardian

My fantasy curriculum for secondary school - The Guardian | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
I would follow the ancient Greeks and implement a whole way of living

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Putting philosophy at the heart of a curriculum is important. I hope it is practical and contains wisdom in an Aristotelian manner, that than in a Platonic way.

 

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leading and learning: Education Readings: Modern Learning Environments/ Privatization of Education/ICT Report/ creativity and lots more!

leading and learning: Education Readings: Modern Learning Environments/ Privatization of Education/ICT Report/ creativity and lots more! | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
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What does it mean to give students access to technology?

 

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Cynicism and Experience – Interpreted Dance

Cynicism and Experience – Interpreted Dance | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
Be experienced, not cynical.

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Experience and context work together.

 

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Education Readings April 17th

Education Readings April 17th | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
By Allan Alach I welcome suggested articles, so if you come across a gem, email it to me at allanalach@inspire.net.nz This week’s homework!   Report debunks ‘earlier is better’ academic instru...
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How do we get students into nature is a provocative and important question. It is an article worth reading.

 

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Teaching and the Fear of a Mistake

Teaching and the Fear of a Mistake | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it

Teaching. No other profession is so closely watched for mistakes. Of course, I realize why- we are in charge of America’s future and it is a very important job.


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We use grades and marks to judge forgetting about the complexity of teaching and learning.

 

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Learning with 'e's: The numbers game

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We use grades of any form in large part because that is the way things have been done. As well, those outside the classroom use them as a means to judge teachers and how they teach.

 

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Advice to young teachers: what I wish I had been told

Advice to young teachers: what I wish I had been told | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
#youngerteacherself Yesterday I saw at Joanna Malefaki’s blog the #youngerteacherself challenge. It is about, as you may suspect, advice to your younger you. I love these challenges. In fact, my ve...

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The article has great advice. Treat your body like a temple stands out. That means doing what is good for the body and soul.

 

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New Blogging Series: “New Leadership in the New Economy: Diversity Matters”

New Blogging Series: “New Leadership in the New Economy: Diversity Matters” | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it

Leadership is no longer defined by years spent in the industry, seniority with the company or the number of gray hairs on our heads. Innovation and social strategies play an increasing role in who wins – and who gets left behind. Often by necessity, leadership is getting younger, stronger and more diverse


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I suspect diversity has always mattered. Perhaps we are more aware of that need. What I find intriguing is how often diversity is shut down in the echo chambers we call organizations.

 

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Here's What These Inspirational Quotes Are Really Saying

Here's What These Inspirational Quotes Are Really Saying | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
Like that one friend on Facebook who won't stop posting them, these inspirational quotes need a healthy dose of reality.

Listen, everyone could use a few words of encouragement from time to time and sometimes these quotes and their inspirational i...

Via Suvi Salo
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Nature is a great place to just be. It cannot be reached virtually.

 

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