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Making School About Connection

Making School About Connection | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
To create meaningful experiences and possibilities for students, let's begin by recognizing them as people and remaking schools and classrooms to value the human experience.

Via Nancy J. Herr
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Here is an interesting way of understanding teaching: ``teaching is always about something". It is always about relationship with people. School is a building and an institution. We might want to make it into a community that connects broadly to other communities i.e. the community it resides within.

 

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Nancy J. Herr's curator insight, November 14, 2014 5:23 PM

Relationships are becoming more important in schools and in the world. Here's some advice to help older students connect. 

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Here Are The Different Ways People Give Criticism Around The World | Communication | ICT | eSkills

Here Are The Different Ways People Give Criticism Around The World | Communication | ICT | eSkills | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
As anyone who has worked abroad will tell you, a communication strategy that's effective in one country doesn't necessarily work in another.

 

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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Criticism

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=communication

 


Via Yashy Tohsaku, Gust MEES
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The American influence combines with the English and French depending on where you live in Canada.

 

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Gust MEES's curator insight, November 14, 2014 7:15 PM
As anyone who has worked abroad will tell you, a communication strategy that's effective in one country doesn't necessarily work in another.


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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Criticism


http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=communication


Lisa Gorman's curator insight, April 12, 6:47 AM

Out of all the Anglo Saxon countries, Australians are the most direct.  Sorry, I should have got to the point faster?!

Lisa Gorman's curator insight, April 12, 6:48 AM

This fun info-graphic provides a snapshot of cultural differences including...

 

Australians are the most direct out of all the Anglo Saxon Countries!

 

Perhaps I should have got to the point more quickly?!

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The Neuroscience of Bad Habits and Why It’s Not About Will Power - Mindfulness and Psychotherapy

The Neuroscience of Bad Habits and Why It’s Not About Will Power - Mindfulness and Psychotherapy | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
We all have bad habits we want to break, but understanding the brain and mindfulness can give us a leg up.

Via Anne Leong, David Hain, Pascale Mousset, Jean-Philippe D'HALLUIN, Roy Sheneman, PhD
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I have been watching the recent anti-drug use ads the Canadian government, actually the Conservative Party under the guise of the government, with interest. Do they fall into this conversation?

 

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David Hain's curator insight, October 9, 2014 1:50 AM

We can re-write patterns that are not helping us!

Miklos Szilagyi's curator insight, October 10, 2014 12:01 PM

Yesss... I have some too... but you know what? I adore some of them... they are giving the special flavour being me...:-))) or... I don't know... simply I hate that everybody always want to change to somebody else.... Normally I would like to be even more myself... OK, some small things...:-)))

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Bandura's 4 Principles Of Social Learning Theory

Bandura's 4 Principles Of Social Learning Theory | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
Bridging Behaviorism & Cognitivism: Bandura's 4 Principles Of Social Learning Theory

Via L. García Aretio, juandoming
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Bandura's work which cannot be broken down into four key points is still important.

 

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Education Readings November 14th

Education Readings November 14th | 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 allan.alach@ihug.co.nz. This week’s homework!   Integrating technology into learning UK academic Ste...

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Here are more excellent readings. The one about digital reflections was an interesting one for me. We often forget many of tools we use are technologies of various forms. For example, curricula are discursive technologies.

 

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The Last PTA Meeting I Will Ever Attend

The Last PTA Meeting I Will Ever Attend | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
Imagine my utter delight when I learned that at the next PTA meeting, someone would be speaking about the anti-bullying laws in place to protect LGBT and gender creative kids. Although I’m a card-c...

Via Linda Alexander
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Several years ago, a parent commented to me that she was happy the new teacher was not gay. It caught me totally off guard. I always hope the new teacher is a kind, caring, and compassionate human and sexuality is a non-issue in that.

 

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Linda Alexander's curator insight, November 13, 2014 5:37 PM

It would be my last meeting as well...

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Will teacher leadership matter tomorrow? | CTQ

Will teacher leadership matter tomorrow? | CTQ | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
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The better question might be "does it matter today?" It certainly has not mattered up to this point in time except as a talking point for politicians, bureaucrats, and external experts.

 

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A New Paradigm for Accountability: The Joy of Learning

A New Paradigm for Accountability: The Joy of Learning | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it

 

I have an idea for a new accountability system that relies on different metrics. We begin by dropping standardized test scores as measures of quality or effectiveness. We stop labeling, ranking, and rating children, teachers, and schools. We use tests only when needed for diagnostic purposes, not for comparing children to their peers, not to find winners and losers. We rely on teachers to test their students, not corporations. The new accountability system would be called No Child Left Out. The measures would be these: 

 


Via Patti Kinney, The Rice Process
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The more we focus on accountability the more we fail. Responsibility for teaching and learning is an ethical venture. Accountability is getting it right based on a bureaucratic, technocratic checklist.

 

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Teacher's guide to sleep – and why it matters

Teacher's guide to sleep – and why it matters | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
On average, teachers get just six hours’ sleep a night. Neurologist Judy Willis explains why this is detrimental and offers her tips on how to nod off with ease

Via Mikko Hakala
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The last few years I taught I was down to 3-4 hours most nights. It was not good. Since I left teaching, I am back to 8 hours a night. The problem was not what happened in the classroom, but dealing with adults who thought they knew more about what I did.

 

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Mikko Hakala's curator insight, November 13, 2014 11:36 AM

Importance of sleeping enough (neurological and teacher-specific perspective), and four tips.

 

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The leadership of collaborative innovation

The effectiveness of educational collaborative networks

Via Ana Cristina Pratas
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This is a doctoral thesis turned into a PPT. It raises excellent points. Is School doing what we need it to?

 

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José Antônio Carlos - O Professor Pepe's curator insight, November 13, 2014 6:19 AM

A Educação na era das redes digitais. Excelente apresentação.

june holley's curator insight, November 13, 2014 9:02 AM

Some nice slides on the networks underlying systems...

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We Say We Like Creativity, but We Really Don’t

We Say We Like Creativity, but We Really Don’t | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it

People don’t actually like creativity. In the United States we are raised to appreciate the accomplishments of inventors and thinkers—creative people whose ideas have transformed our world. We celebrate the famously imaginative, the greatest artists and innovators from Van Gogh to Steve Jobs. Viewing the world creatively is supposed to be an asset, even a virtue. Online job boards burst with ads recruiting “idea people” and “out of the box” thinkers. We are taught that our own creativity will be celebrated as well, and that if we have good ideas, we will succeed. It’s all a lie. This is the thing about creativity that is rarely acknowledged: Most people don’t actually like it. Studies confirm what many creative people have suspected all along: People are biased against creative thinking, despite all of their insistence otherwise.


Via Alexander Crépin, Claude Dupuy
Ivon Prefontaine's insight:

I have been reading Jacques Derrida about inventions and his thinking was there was not anything that was totally novel. Everything builds on what already exists, but even that disrupts our world. This is interesting in light of the idea that many School reformers are determined to have something that never existed before. Or is that really the case? We see little change. What we see is new tools in existing structures. Is that really creativity?

 

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margot roi's curator insight, November 14, 2014 10:10 AM

Are we taking the negative stand in education?

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The Best Teams Hold Themselves Accountable

It’s the boss’s job to make sure they can.

Via Anne Leong
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It is about being responsible for our work rather than being held accountable by external forces.

 

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Curiosity: It Helps Us Learn, But Why?

Curiosity: It Helps Us Learn, But Why? | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
New research suggests that curiosity triggers chemical changes in the brain that help us better understand and retain information.

Via juandoming
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I don't think this is a suggestion that curiosity triggers chemical reactions. It is very likely it does.

 

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200 Prompts for Argumentative Writing ~ NY Times Learning Network

200 Prompts for Argumentative Writing ~ NY Times Learning Network | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it

by Michael Gonchar

 

"To help jump-start your brainstorming, we have gathered a list of 200 writing prompts from our daily Student Opinion feature that invite you to take a stand.

"Though you won’t be limited to these topics for the contest, you’ll see that our list touches on every aspect of modern life, from politics to sports, culture, education and technology. We hope the range inspires you, and we hope the fact that each question links to at least one related Times article gives you a starting point for finding evidence."


Via Jim Lerman
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To use argumentative writing, teachers and students need to know how to use the Theory of Argumentation. That is not common.

 

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Dennis Swender's curator insight, November 17, 2014 3:14 AM

Chapbook Essays galore -- with applicable background info

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Debunking Homework Myths

Debunking Homework Myths | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
Check out these homework myths one teacher debunked and the strategies he used to successfully engage his students in homework.

Via Sharrock
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Frequently, I had parents ask why their children did not get homework. I said we worked hard in class and got it done together. When I sent projects home, the students were excited to work differently with their parents helping them.

 

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Teaching With Music: Why It Works

Teaching With Music: Why It Works | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
Teaching with music? Genius! I knew when I began teaching seven years ago that my students responded better to videos and music than the sound of my voice.

Via Suvi Salo
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Music provides background and a conversation starter. Students always wanted to know what I listened to and I kept them on their toes.

 

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A Botched Study Raises Bigger Questions

A Botched Study Raises Bigger Questions | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
Why one education research technique, coming into use by most states, is proving so controversial.

Via Sharrock
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Research is important, but it only gives a snapshot in time and about conditions at a given time. We need to learn from all research failed or successful whatever that means.

 

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Professors’ Place in the Classroom Is Shifting to the Side

Professors’ Place in the Classroom Is Shifting to the Side | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
Colleges have long seen students as passive receivers of content. That view is changing, and it could portend an even more "radical" shift in teaching.

Via Faculty Focus, Mark E. Deschaine, PhD, Suvi Salo
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Teachers and professors should move fluidly in the classroom through the corridors that reach from the periphery into the middle and back. It is a dynamic role, perhaps better understood as ethical and responsible.

 

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Lee SCHLENKER's curator insight, November 14, 2014 2:50 AM

Mr. Eagan and his fellow researchers see in that survey’s results widespread evidence of faculty members' using teaching methods that demand more of students than the traditional lecture often does

Manuel González's curator insight, November 14, 2014 6:17 AM

Nada más real y palpable que ver a los alumnos gestionando parte de su propio aprendizaje. Descubrirnos como verdaderos maestros que acompañan procesos de vida-educación y no solo como meros altavoces de contenidos curriculares.

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How do you know if you're a teacher leader? | CTQ

How do you know if you're a teacher leader? | CTQ | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
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I think we need to figure out what this means.

 

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Reimagining Capitalism

Reimagining Capitalism | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it

Soaring economic inequality has led economists and executives to reconsider capitalism in its current form. Rajiv Joshi, managing director of the B Team, a nonprofit group of business and government leaders, says his organization envisions a future in which companies do more than respect human rights and follow environmentally sustainable practices. They become agents of change.


Via Becky Willmoth
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Before he was an economist, which he never was, Adam Smith was a moral philosopher which he always was. The same can be said for Karl Marx who was a philosopher/sociologist, but hardly an economist.

 

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David Hain's curator insight, November 13, 2014 11:19 AM

"Collaboration is no longer just a luxury; it’s a necessity." ~ Ford Foundation

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Stepping Outside

Stepping Outside | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
Sometimes stepping outside the comfort zone box can help change the view! - xx

Via Vilma Bonilla
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Get on the edge and look in all directions.

 

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Vilma Bonilla's curator insight, November 13, 2014 10:48 AM
I agree. It takes courage! ❤️
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Tips for Coaching Teacher Teams

Tips for Coaching Teacher Teams | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
Check out these tips and sage advice on how to guide a team of teachers and facilitate professional development.

Via Suvi Salo
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It does all boil down to trust and ethical behavior. The first year the School division I worked for introduced learning coaches I witnessed the opposite of what was supposed to happen.

 

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Choose To Live A Life That Matters

Choose To Live A Life That Matters | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it

So what will matter? How will the value of your days be measured?


Via donhornsby, Sílvia Dias
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Teaching is one of those lives. Or is it?

 

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donhornsby's curator insight, November 12, 2014 10:14 AM
Living a life that matters doesn't happen by accident.It's not a matter of circumstance but of choice. Choose to live a life that matters.
SageRave of Get Custom Content's curator insight, November 12, 2014 4:09 PM

The first step? Understand that your life already matters. Then, find people can embrace you as an equal.

Kimberley Richardson's curator insight, November 12, 2014 8:11 PM

Living a life that matters, is what makes life worth living.

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Excellent Graphic Feauring 10 Powerful Body Language Tips Teachers Should Know ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Excellent Graphic Feauring 10 Powerful Body Language Tips Teachers Should Know ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it

Via Amy Burns, Suvi Salo
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#5, walk the talk, is the important one for me.

 

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Amy Burns's curator insight, November 12, 2014 10:02 AM

As a former speech communications teacher, I can tell you that these are effective techniques to use!

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The 8 Learning Events Model and its principles


Via Ana Cristina Pratas
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I always wonder when we begin to include Skinner and behaviorism in the equation.

 

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Betz's curator insight, November 12, 2014 7:29 PM

Relevant and useful for trainers and faculty.