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Motivating Reluctant Learners


Via Mary Perfitt-Nelson
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Student self-efficacy begins with teacher self-efficacy where both student and teacher believe the learning and teaching is meaningful.

 

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Mary Perfitt-Nelson's curator insight, November 10, 2014 11:00 AM

Some tips for those with students who are reluctant to engage in learning.  "

“Self-efficacy starts with
students believing that
what they are working on
is meaningful…they need
to know why what they
are learning is important.”"

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Working and Learning Out Loud Harold Jarche

Working and Learning Out Loud Harold Jarche | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it

Via juandoming
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Working, learning, and teaching are social activities.

 

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Reasons Why Reading With Your Child Is a Habit Worth Keeping

Reasons Why Reading With Your Child Is a Habit Worth Keeping | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
I have had great success with reading with my children and will continue the habit and routine of reading together daily, to promote and encourage literacy and confidence....

Via Elaine J Roberts, Ph.D.
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It is about becoming a reader.

 

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Elaine J Roberts, Ph.D.'s curator insight, November 8, 2014 2:56 PM

Just 20 minutes a day. 20 minutes. But making regular time each week for reading with your kids is great for a lot of reasons, some of which are even academic.


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Wild ideas for fixing gifted education

Wild ideas for fixing gifted education | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
Could we let everyone take gifted ed? How about free time to do anything for the most exceptional?

Via Bonnie Bracey Sutton
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What makes a curriculum gifted? There are many problems with what we call gifted learning. It begins with the grind and lack of creativity.

 

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Bonnie Bracey Sutton's curator insight, November 8, 2014 7:05 PM

No, the answer is that technology allows us to share more, personalize more and create opportunities in areas where we may not have expertise or skill for all. There are gifted students and they need to be served.

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Trust: An Important Ingredient for Effective Communications

Trust: An Important Ingredient for Effective Communications | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
Having worked lately with various groups of people on effective internal communications and  team building it struck me again how the trust factor remains of major importance for any successful int...

Via Jenny Ebermann
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I would take this a step further. Teams shift to communities which are more organic and fluid and share a common etymological root with communication. I would think of trans-cultural communications as well as inter-cultural. Inter suggests between and trans suggesting a continuous changing process which we have to be aware of.

 

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Beyond Student Engagement: Achieving a State of Flow

Beyond Student Engagement: Achieving a State of Flow | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it

Think about a time when you were really engaged in something, the kind of engagement where you lose track of time and experience feelings of joy and satisfaction. You may have felt acutely focused, physically, mentally, and emotionally absorbed in a task. I've felt this most often while writing, reading, teaching, and coaching -- always signaled by the moment when I notice the clock and, feeling dazed, wonder where the hours have gone.


Via Steven Engravalle, Nancy J. Herr
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The goals are clear but in Csikszentmihalyi's work the goals are often those of the students. William Doll suggests this is negotiated between teacher and students.

 

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What Happens in Great Schools

What Happens in Great Schools | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it

After 40+ years of reporting about education, I am absolutely convinced that, in the very best schools, the students are the workers and the work they are doing is meaningful. What they do–their product–depends upon their ages and stages, but the concept doesn’t change. In these schools, teachers are conductors, directors, supervisors, guides or docents. This observation flies in the face of conventional wisdom, which holds that teachers are workers whose job is to produce capable students. That gets further bastardized when ‘capable’ is defined by test scores until we end up thinking, “The work of teachers is to add value, which is measured by higher te


Via Patti Kinney, The Rice Process
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Schools are not work places for students.That is part of a larger neo-liberal economic and political agenda. Schools are creative spaces where relationships emerge and curiosity fueled.

 

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Need Inspiration? Don’t Think Too Far Outside The Box, Study Says

Need Inspiration? Don’t Think Too Far Outside The Box, Study Says | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
Searching for solutions far from the problem doesn't increase creativity, according to new research.

Via Anne Leong
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The best ideas are on the margins. Once we move beyond the boundaries of the box, we are in the hinterland and on our own. Once we move too close to the centre, it is a babble and cacophony of mindless agreement with the boss.

 

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Rethinking Teacher Time (Infographic)

Rethinking Teacher Time (Infographic) | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it

Via Beth Dichter, Suvi Salo, Bonnie Bracey Sutton
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Are teachers involved in the conversation? The first point suggests another download on teachers who need the benevolence of all-knowing managers to show them the way.

 

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Ines Bieler's curator insight, November 8, 2014 4:01 AM

This is a a great reminder to put our focus on collaboration again. And both sides - teachers and students are beneficiaries.

ManufacturingStories's curator insight, November 8, 2014 3:18 PM

For more resources on STEM Education visit http://bit.ly/1640Tbl

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Education Readings November 7th

Education Readings November 7th | 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!   Am I the only person thinking this about the teachin...
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Two articles that caught my attention were the first two. The first links with my dissertation. The story of each teacher is their story only and can only be experienced by them. I never thought I was one of the best teachers, but I chose not to have tests in the classroom. It is inconsistent with the way we live life. We do not go around responding to the world in a multiple-choice fashion.

 

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Demand for male elementary teachers remains unanswered - Montana Kaimin

Demand for male elementary teachers remains unanswered - Montana Kaimin | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
When University of Montana student Jerod Viers decided elementary education was in his future, he knew he would be one of the few men in classrooms – something that’s true in professional and educational settings. ...

Via Mark E. Deschaine, PhD
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The blend is important.

 

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Are You a Teacher Leader?

Are You a Teacher Leader? | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
Who will drive the movement around teacher leadership? It needs to be all of us, because we all want freedom, justice, equality, and prosperity for students.

Via Patti Kinney, The Rice Process
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I thought so, but was rarely ever invited into the inner circle. Why you might ask? I was seen as disruptive and willing to think for myself. I did not need someone else's script.

 

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Be the Source, Not an Imitator

Last week while in Vegas, I saw Larry the Cable Guy off in the distance.
I expected everyone in the room to be flocking to him. Although a few people went up to get their picture taken with him, he was pretty much left alone. I decided to go over and talk with him. I quickly discovered that he is the Las Vegas Larry. In other words, an impersonator. He looks a lot like him and sounds exactly like him. But he is not the real deal.
I’m certain that if the real Larry the Cable Guy were in that bar, people would have been flocking to him.
This got me thinking.


Via Alexander Crépin
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We need more sources. It is at the heart of what we do when we create.

 

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The six common components of good-quality teaching

The six common components of good-quality teaching | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it

Six good practices

The research we reviewed suggests there are six common components that are signatures of good-quality teaching:

- Content knowledge 


- Quality of instruction


- Teaching climate 


- Classroom management


- Teacher beliefs 


- Professional behaviours 

 

Learn more:

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Rise+of+the+Professional+Educator

 

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

 

http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/07/10/education-collaboration-and-coaching-the-future/

 

http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2013/05/25/so-whats-the-change-for-teachers-in-21st-century-education/

 

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

 

 

 


Via Gust MEES, Yashy Tohsaku
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Good teaching and pedagogy is all about relating to the students and curricula. It is invitational work that allows teachers and students to meet in spaces between each other.

 

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WEAC's curator insight, November 10, 2014 10:43 AM

Do you agree that these are the six key components of good-quality teaching? Would you add others?  ... Content knowledge, Quality of instruction, Teaching climate, Classroom management, Teacher beliefs, and Professional behaviours .

SMARTERTEACHER's curator insight, November 12, 2014 1:00 PM

I like the list but would prefer that Content not be the first thing to show up.  There are a great many people who know content, but could not teach their way out of a paper bag. 

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Shifting Our Deficit Gaze, Asking Different Questions about Literacy

Shifting Our Deficit Gaze, Asking Different Questions about Literacy | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
Poor Kids and the "Word Gap" opens with an important admission by Jessica Lahey: The Horace Mann ideal that education is the "great equalizer" has not materialized (or at least, has eroded). While ...
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Each day, perhaps each moment, we should open ourselves up to asking new questions. How are we experiencing the world as teachers and students? This is like shifting sands and tidal zones.

 

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The Fallacy of ‘Disruptive Innovation’

The Fallacy of ‘Disruptive Innovation’ | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it

Disrupt is perhaps the most misused term in entrepreneurship.
Successful new companies can indeed disrupt an industry. Amazon disrupted book retailing. Its ascent caused the failure of the incumbent Borders.
Two conditions are required for disruption.
First, a substantial fraction of the market must prefer the product or service of the new company.
Second, the incumbents must be unable to respond and replicate. When those conditions are met, a new entrant can gain sufficient market share that existing firms fade into irrelevance.
But disruption is rare, and it’s not required for entrepreneurial success.



Via Alexander Crépin
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Jacques Derrida used the word invention and said there is rarely anything totally novel, but all inventions/innovation should be disruptive. So, why does School look a lot like it did a generation ago?

 

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To Teach Facts, Start with Feelings

To Teach Facts, Start with Feelings | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
Students are more likely to engage in learning if you present the material in the context of a story conveying emotions that they can understand.

Via Nancy Jones
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This makes sense on an intuitive level, as well. We experience the world and how we live in. That is not about someone else's experience and facts. It is about our encounters.

 

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Nancy Jones's curator insight, November 8, 2014 7:24 PM

It seems a no brainer of sorts, but it is about the connection. Stories engage as all .

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Air #Pollution Exposure Can Drastically Increase A #Child’s Chances Of Developing #ADHD

Air #Pollution Exposure Can Drastically Increase A #Child’s Chances Of Developing #ADHD | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
CREDIT: AP Photo/David J. Phillip
Add behavioral problems to the list of health and developmental impacts linked to air pollution exposure.

Via CineversityTV
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It makes sense. Toxins entering the human body cannot be good at any level.

 

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Socratic Questioning: 30 Thought-Provoking Questions to Ask Your Students - InformED

Socratic Questioning: 30 Thought-Provoking Questions to Ask Your Students - InformED | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it

"Over a decade ago, cognitive scientists John D. Bransford and Daniel J. Schwartz asked fifth graders and college students to create a recovery plan to to protect bald eagles from extinction. Surprisingly, the two groups came up with plans of similar quality (although the college students had better spelling skills)."


Via Beth Dichter, Dean J. Fusto
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As long as the questions do not circle back to one right answer then critical thinking is used. Too often, questioning is brought back to the one right answer rather than exploring the questions from the many perspectives in the classroom.

 

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, November 7, 2014 11:16 PM

How do students learn to ask questions? Today many schools are driven by test taking, but lacking in teaching students how to ask questions. We ask student to be critical thinkers, but do not necessarily provide the tools. This post will help you with some of the tools.

Learn about  different types of questions:

* Display questions

* Referential questions

* Open-ended/divergent questions

* Closed/convergent questions

* Low risk questions

Consider the purposes of questions

Effective questions vs ineffective questions

How to design effective questions

And last (but not least) find 30 thought-provoking questions to ask your students.

This resource is rich with material that may help you move your students in their skills in asking questions.

Susan C. Freeman's curator insight, November 8, 2014 11:50 AM

This article is terrific. However, James says the apple falling is a myth. What say you?

Susan Hall's curator insight, November 9, 2014 9:28 AM

This is great for PBL questioning.

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leading and learning: Educational Readings - how much have schools changed for the good?

leading and learning: Educational Readings - how much have schools changed for the good? | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
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There are some interesting articles here. For example, the Alfie Kohn one about using or not using tests. Another one that is quite interesting is the one suggesting tests and curricula are not necessary. I wonder why we have experts, bureaucrats and technocrats?

 

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Personalize My Learning, Please (Infographic)

Personalize My Learning, Please (Infographic) | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
Some of the things we think about when designing personalized learning curriculum. What else do you think about? ~Mia

Via Ana Cristina Pratas, Suvi Salo
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This is an infograhic worth exploring. What do all the suggestions mean in a particular situation and context?

 

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Cristina G.'s curator insight, November 7, 2014 4:10 PM

agregar su visión ...

Jennifer Gandarias's curator insight, December 30, 2014 12:09 AM

What a wonderful infographic.  A simple visual reminder to all of us on the front lines. Thank you.

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How Toxic Leaders Prompt The Most Talented Employees To Jump Ship

How Toxic Leaders Prompt The Most Talented Employees To Jump Ship | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
Of all the losses a modern corporation can suffer, one stands out: a mass exodus of talent due to a toxic work market environment, which has the potential to ruin the organization. But toxic environments are not the result of spontaneous bad fortune.

Via george_reed
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I wonder whether this has been considered as a leading reason teachers leave teaching?

 

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george_reed's curator insight, November 7, 2014 12:38 PM

I like to say that talent flees toxicity, but the real answer is a bit more complicated than that. 

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Teachers: Finding Appreciation at Work - Elena Aguilar

Teachers: Finding Appreciation at Work - Elena Aguilar | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
The daily demands on teachers can be intense and incredibly taxing yet acknowledgement of all the hard work can work wonders for helping with stress management.

Via Cindy Riley Klages
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The work in the classroom is where teachers appreciate and gain. It is the nonsense outside the classroom where they depreciate and lose.

 

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Cindy Riley Klages's curator insight, November 6, 2014 5:58 PM

From the author of The Art of Coaching

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WeAreTeachers: Dear First-Year Teacher: A Love Letter

WeAreTeachers: Dear First-Year Teacher: A Love Letter | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
A love letter to the super awesome (and super tired) first-year teachers out there.

Via Cindy Riley Klages
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I love this kind of letter when they are authentic and meaningful.

 

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5 Ways to Be More Empathetic

5 Ways to Be More Empathetic | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it

From everyday interactions to global conflicts, we've hit rock-bottom in compassion. Here's how you can be more understanding


Via Linus J Fernandes
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The first two points are critical. Listening and genuinely asking people about their day.

 

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