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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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#HR #RRHH Enough training

#HR #RRHH Enough training | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it

In a recent CBC News story, a railway conductor lost her job following a derailment. She claimed she was not adequately trained. Here is a comment from the Railway Association representative:
    “In your job, you are qualified and do your job, but you feel you should know more. It doesn’t mean you are not qualified for your job. You might have a personal perception, that you would need additional training, but the minimum standards for your position are determined by the railways.”


Via Marta Torán, Ricard Lloria
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Interestingly enough, I would suggest most Schooling is now compliance training. Is that what we want?

 

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Marta Torán's curator insight, February 11, 2015 1:09 PM

La diferencia entre formar para el trabajo y apoyar el rendimiento explicado por Harold Jarche.

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Smart Leaders Are OK with Seeming Uncertain

Smart Leaders Are OK with Seeming Uncertain | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it

Though it may be particularly hard for leaders to embrace uncertainty after years of being taught to display confidence, there is a clear business benefit in doing so. Research has shown that over-confident CEOs make overly risky decisions, often at the expense of their shareholders. Leaders who are able to come to terms with uncertainty and communicate it to employees may avoid such bad decisions.

 

 


Via Kenneth Mikkelsen, june holley
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As we move deeper into the 21st Century, it mystifies me how we still hold on with absolute certainty that there is certainty in decision making. Is this why School has changed so little despite the rhetoric?

 

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Kimberley Richardson's curator insight, February 12, 2015 8:09 AM

Truth, transparency and vulnerability are the qualities of any great leader today - especially those who want to build trust.

george_reed's curator insight, February 12, 2015 3:05 PM

For an excellent exploration of this topic, consider Embracing Uncertainty: The Essence of Leadership by Phillip Clampitt and Robert DeKoch.

Don Lowe's curator insight, February 15, 2015 5:24 PM

It's amazing how difficult it is for people to use the phrases:"I don't know", "I need help", or "I was wrong".


But who would you rather work with or for...

1. Someone who, faced with a challenge they don't understand, pretends to know the answers (to give you confidence in their leadership)....or...

2. Someone who asks for your help when they  recognise they are in a situation that is beyond their level of competence?


Knowing (and admitting) when you're incompetent - perhaps the most important leadership competence!

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6 Important Things To Know About How Your Brain Learns

6 Important Things To Know About How Your Brain Learns | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
Whether you want to learn a new language, learn to cook, or just get more out of the books you read, it helps to know how your brain learns.

Via SHIFT eLearning, Suvi Salo
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The first point is key and has been known for some time. We learn more effectively when the information is presented visually. I would take it one step further and suggest that we learn most effectively when using all our senses.

 

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Dorote Lucci's curator insight, February 10, 2015 3:15 PM

Useful insights on how to learn more efficiently-and integrate the information

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The Future of Learning Is Stuck in the Past - Social Media Today

The Future of Learning Is Stuck in the Past - Social Media Today | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
Everything starts with you. I understand it's difficult and daunting. After all, there's a reason why change is either slow or ignored. It takes courage to break what isn't yet broken and rebuild it in a way that others can't yet ...

Via Bobbi Dunham, Mark E. Deschaine, PhD
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The future of learning has been stuck in the past for a long time. The more things change, the more they remain the same.

 

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Maruja Romero's curator insight, February 11, 2015 1:41 PM

Without defining a vision of what we are trying to do – something that will matter to people – we are just going through life the way we always have. We are not moving in any new direction. Profunda reflexión que debemos enfrentar y actuar en consecuencia.

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Importance of physical education in daily life - IT Info World

Importance of physical education in daily life - IT Info World | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
Physical education has a great role to keep fit our body. It maintains and develops good co-ordination between body and mind. Any kind education is not complete without physical education.
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We overlook Phys Ed, the Arts, Food Sciences, etc. and deny students the opportunity to learn differently, be creative, and take time to recharge.

 

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The Most Effective Way to Take Notes in Class

The Most Effective Way to Take Notes in Class | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
Notetaking is a skill that students will take with them into their careers.

Via Elke Lackner
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Another article on note taking and using graphic organizers.

 

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Educational Leadership:Early Intervention at Every Age:The Perils and Promises of Praise

Educational Leadership:Early Intervention at Every Age:The Perils and Promises of Praise | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it

Founded in 1943, ASCD (formerly the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development) is an educational leadership organization dedicated to advancing best practices and policies for the success of each learner.


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Feedback has to direct learning. When it does, it is effective and works well.

 

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Australian State starts afresh.

Australian State starts afresh. | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
Pupil Treehorn:     Why can’t we kids have a test-free, pupil-centred, achievement-oriented, holistic-learning-based-curriculum?  Why? Why? Klein testucators:     Why can’t we have a profit-based, ...
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We should be eliminating standardized testing globally. It might eliminate a lot of excess bureaucratic and technocratic layers in School.

 

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leading and learning: Homework Educational Readings for Creative Educators

leading and learning: Homework Educational Readings for Creative Educators | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
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It is interesting that the etymology of the word administrate comes from the word minister.

 

I wonder if we really need the amount of management we have in our Schools?

 

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Teacher: I see the difference in educational privilege every day. I live it. I am disgusted by it.

Teacher: I see the difference in educational privilege every day. I live it. I am disgusted by it. | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
'Almost every day, I slip food to one of my students. Both of his parents are in prison. Or, one of his parents is in prison and the other is dead. We can’t quite get the full story from him....Where there is money, there is education. Where there isn’t money, there is excessive testing, lack of curricular options, and struggle.'

Via GwynethJones
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This is an interesting and insightful post. We experience this each day in the classroom.

 

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GwynethJones's curator insight, February 5, 2015 7:39 PM

Heart wrenching & Important.

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Applying Mindfulness to Mundane Classroom Tasks

Applying Mindfulness to Mundane Classroom Tasks | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
By adding a fun, creative element of focus and stillness to a classroom routine, you can help your students learn to appreciate and practice self-regulation.

Via Nancy J. Herr, Bobby Dillard
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One role mindfulness can play in daily work, is finding the extraordinary in the ordinary. Thich Nhat Hanh provides wonderful insights into this work.

 

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leading and learning: What attitudes towards learning have your students brought with them - what will need to change?

leading and learning: What attitudes towards learning have your students brought with them - what will need to change? | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
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Perhaps, navigating with students is a better word than negotiating. It is different and acknowledges difference in perspective.

 

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Helping Students Fail: A framework for reconceptualizing and learning from "failure"

Helping Students Fail: A framework for reconceptualizing and learning from "failure" | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
Helping Students Fail: A Framework

Via iPamba
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When we look for meaning, we are looking for what is meaningful to us personally. That is a huge challenge for teachers, because they ave 30 plus students at times all looking for meaning.

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Why Work-Life Balance is Becoming Critical

Why Work-Life Balance is Becoming Critical | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it

Disconnect Between Employers and Employees on Work-Life Balance


Via Jenny Ebermann
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Finding ways to integrate work and life is a key to creativity.

 

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, April 23, 2015 8:41 PM

Where I worked espoused the work of Covey which includes sharpening the saw and suggests this balance. It only happens for those deemed important to managers.

 

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College education gap between rich and poor continues to grow in the US

College education gap between rich and poor continues to grow in the US | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it

A new study shows that for kids who are growing up poor, a bachelor's degree is getting further out of reach.

Conducted by two higher-education research institutes and released this week, the study shows that the college-education gap between rich and poor has multiplied dramatically over the past four decades to perhaps the widest it's been in national history.

The rate of affluent people completing college has exploded, while the rate of low-income people getting diplomas stayed relatively flat, according to the study. In 1970, 40% of affluent students finished college by 24, compared with about 6% of low-income students. In 2013, according to the study, more than three-quarters of upper-income students had finished college by age 24, but less than 10% of poor students did by the same age.


Via Stewart-Marshall, Dean J. Fusto
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First, a college education should not be the ultimate goal for all students. There are many college grads unable to find work in the US and Canada.

 

Second, the gap has been persistent and one wonders why. It begins in our K-12 Schools.

 

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The Lack of Evidence-Based Practice--The Case of Classroom Technology (Part 2) @CubanLarry

The Lack of Evidence-Based Practice--The Case of Classroom Technology (Part 2) @CubanLarry | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it

In  the No Child Left Behind Act (2001), the phrase "scientifically based research" is mentioned 110 times. Not a typo. Evidence-based practice, a variation of the NCLB phrase, and data-driven deci...


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This is an interesting approach. There is little actual research done in classrooms testing what is being done. The closest we come is the work teachers do and we discredit it.

 

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Ten Contemporary Assumptions Underlying Australian Education

Ten Contemporary Assumptions Underlying Australian Education | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
Revisited in the hope that some testucator will challenge any of these assumption...... now that Australian parents are said to be refusing NAPLAN in their thousands; that states are reclaiming the...
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The ten points make sense in Canadian contexts, as well. There may be slight differences, but Western School is similar across the board with a handful of people making the decisions.

 

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Leaning Think Tanks or (More) Flawed Education Journalism?

Leaning Think Tanks or (More) Flawed Education Journalism? | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
In the spirit of good journalism, let me start with full disclosure. I am on the Editorial Board of NEPC (you'll see why this matters in a few paragraphs), and that means I occasionally provide bli...
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A key point that might be overlooked in the article is that there is more than two sides. There are multiple sides and views on topics. We tend to forget that humans are historical beings and are becoming some one new with each ensuing moment.

 

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Note Taking Skills for 21st Century Students | Coolcatteacher

Note Taking Skills for 21st Century Students | Coolcatteacher | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it

Note taking skills aren’t just automatic. We tell students “take notes” but they have no idea what that means. What makes “good notes.” What do they write down? What should notes look like? 


Via Rob Hatfield, M.Ed., Lidia Davila
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Graphic organizers are good alternatives particularly when using colours.

 

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Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, September 13, 2014 5:49 AM

This is a very good review of note taking skills development. The video included is outstanding and will be used in my classes.

Lidia Davila's curator insight, February 6, 2015 4:23 PM

As for myself, i see the huge importance of teaching students how to take notes. I believe that notes truly help in remembering, learning, and studying afterwards. In order for students to be more effective they should be given tips to achieve that goal.

Philippe Colinot's curator insight, February 9, 2015 5:17 AM

Prise de notes Cornell et visuelle. (Eng)

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14 Bloom's Taxonomy Posters For Teachers

14 Bloom's Taxonomy Posters For Teachers | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it

“ 14 Bloom's Taxonomy Posters For Teachers”


Via Pam Morgan, Alma Vega
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Bloom remains important in teaching and learning.

 

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Education Readings February 6th

Education Readings February 6th | 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!   How long before administrators lose touch with the r...
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Two articles of note are the Senge/Goleman one and that pre-school should not be like school. Perhaps, we should be looking at radical change to school over all that would allow us to have school for children as opposed to neo-liberal economic reasons.

 

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32 Quotes On Creativity for Innovation Inspiration

32 Quotes On Creativity for Innovation Inspiration | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it

The most successful business leaders know creativity is a discipline worth practicing. Enhancing creativity to increase innovation is a worthy investment into the future of your business. Innovation is the lifeblood of today's companies playing in a hyper-competitive, globalized marketplace moving faster than ever. If you want to stay relevant, you need to innovate. And innovation doesn't happen without creativity.
If you're an innovation leader or are interested or a champion of innovation in your enterprise, these 32 quotes from respected thinkers and businesspeople will remind you just how powerful creativity is.


Via Alexander Crépin
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There are some excellent quotes about creativity i.e. Picasso, de Sainte Expury, Einstein, etc. 

 

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Classroom coaches critical as teachers shift to Common Core

Classroom coaches critical as teachers shift to Common Core | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
To break down the isolation that many teachers experience in their classrooms, California schools are using instructional coaches as a key tool to help teachers adapt their instruction to implement the Common Core standards in math and English language arts.

Via Nancy J. Herr, Cindy Riley Klages
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I don't see coaching, the external expert and one more layer of bureaucracy as critical. I see teachers working together as essential.

 

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Fostering Women Leaders: A fitness test for your top team

Fostering Women Leaders: A fitness test for your top team | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it

The challenges are well known: women in business continue to face a formidable gender gap for senior-leadership positions.1 Moreover, there are fewer and fewer women at each step along the path to the C-suite, although they represent a majority of entry-level employees at Fortune 500 companies and outnumber men in college-graduation rates.2 Increasingly, the barriers too are well known: a mix of cultural factors, ingrained mind-sets, and stubborn forms of behavior, including a tendency to tap a much narrower band of women leaders than is possible given the available talent pool.


Via The Learning Factor, Bobby Dillard
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If we believe that leading is everyone's work, this is not just a message for the top end. It should be throughout the organization.

 

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Elizabeth Alfaro's curator insight, February 6, 2015 9:13 AM

Definitivamente se necesita más mujeres en el ámbito tecnológico, de paso que se simplifica el código ;) 

Maggie Lawlor's curator insight, February 7, 2015 4:56 PM

Balanced communities involve both genders, whether that's at work or outside.  We have created an unbalanced world in business and I wonder if this is reflected in the current instability?

Maria Rekrut's curator insight, February 8, 2015 9:34 PM

When you own your own business you don't have to wait for anyone to promote you.  You promote yourself.

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Reading to your child begins at birth, or even before - Kidspot

Reading to your child begins at birth, or even before - Kidspot | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it

When should you begin reading to your child? This mother and teacher librarian believes reading begins before the child is even born.


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We should read to children. It is not just the reading that is important. It is the relational aspect of what we do with them during those moments.

 

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