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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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The 6 Levels of Bloom’s Taxonomy Infographic

The 6 Levels of Bloom’s Taxonomy Infographic | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it

Benjamin Bloom, a renowned American education psychologist developed the taxonomy of learning objectives. Bloom’s taxonomy divides learning objectives into 3 domains namely; Cognitive Domain, Affective Domain, and Psychomotor Domain. Within the cognitive domain, objectives have been organizes i... http://elearninginfographics.com/6-levels-of-blooms-taxonomy-infographic/


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It is a little oversimplified, but would be good as a starter and as something to post on the wall for students to follow.

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Parsing Your School's Vision

Parsing Your School's Vision | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
Last week I reviewed the visioning and strategic planning documents for a school with whom I may work in the fall.  Taking out the specifics for that school, I thought I would share my reflections ...
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I find many words in vision statements are so general and ambiguous they can mean anything that the School manager wants them to mean.

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What an Effective Teacher's Classroom Looks Like

What an Effective Teacher's Classroom Looks Like | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
Teaching experts Annette Breaux & Todd Whitaker contrast the characteristics of effective and ineffective classrooms with two simple but compelling bullet

Via Patti Kinney, Dean J. Fusto
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I would be careful subscribing to the lists as an end-all-to-be-all.  If a teacher was doing several things on the first list and very few on the second, it is problematic. My classroom looked disorganized, but I was on top of things, we had lots of conversation, we used creative projects, had few discipline issues, etc. Students enjoyed coming to classes. That is the ultimate measure.

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Malachy Scullion's curator insight, July 16, 2:06 AM

If only I had this as a beginner teacher!!

Jane Milne's curator insight, July 16, 7:52 AM

Great for back to basics here. Like a teacher MOT

Emma Stear's curator insight, July 16, 8:46 AM

This is great- I like the 7 tips - its going up in our faculty office!

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Five Strategies for Surviving a Hard Year of Teaching

Five Strategies for Surviving a Hard Year of Teaching | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it

Five Strategies for Surviving a Hard Year of Teaching http://t.co/0vcVI0m8xb


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There are five good ideas. What is described as compartamentalizing is integrating time away into one's life. It makes us more whole and creative.

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Leadership is Like Fingerprints

Leadership is Like Fingerprints | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
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The philosopher Emmanuel Levinas said the responsibility we undertake for the Other precedes contact and outlives contact. We leave fingerprints on relationships without realizing the marking. Teaching, learning, and leading are areas where these responsibilities come into play.

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'Making' Does Not Equal 'Constructionism'

'Making' Does Not Equal 'Constructionism' | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
‘Making’ is about empowering students to ‘make their own minds.’ ‘Making’ is about empowering students to ‘make up their own minds’—quite literally—regardless of the artifacts being constructed. Th...
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I prefer the word engaging which suggest that students discover their way forward. A paraphrase from Gadamer is that there is always a question pressing us forward.

 

The rest is an excellent article worthy of reading and absorbing.

 

It is great to see the work of Dewey, Piaget, Vygotsky, Bruner, and Papert acknowledged. William Doll in his work in the 1990's used the Dewey, Piaget, Bruner, and Whitehead.

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4 Ways Leaders Can Create a Candid Culture

4 Ways Leaders Can Create a Candid Culture | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it

When leaders want to create an open culture where people are willing to speak up and challenge one another, they often start by listening. This is a good instinct. But listening with your ears will only take you so far. You also need to demonstrate with words that you truly want people to raise risky issues.

 


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Don's point is well-made: sacrifice ego. Too often, bosses want to talk and not listen. Sometimes stepping back and listening is important. It allows the other person to share their complete thought rather than only half which might not be enough.

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donhornsby's curator insight, July 14, 5:53 PM

(From the article): Sacrifice ego. On one memorable occasion Phil said in front of a group of middle managers: “I’ve been told I am unapproachable. I don’t know what that means. I would appreciate any specific feedback any of you would be willing to offer me.” The rest of the group looked on in awe as one brave soul, a manager named Terry, raised his hand. “I would be happy to, Phil.” Terry met later with Phil and gave a couple of suggestions – which Phil then shared publicly. Phil sacrificed his ego to show how much he valued candor and openness and that people were safe with him.

Ian Berry's curator insight, July 15, 8:09 PM

Please read co-creating cultures of candor too http://blog.ianberry.biz/2014/07/co-creating-culture-of-candor.html

Sharon Govender's curator insight, August 12, 8:03 AM

Leaders are the architects of corporate culture. What leaders "say and do"....matters!

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How Much Multitasking Should Be Done In The Classroom? - Edudemic

How Much Multitasking Should Be Done In The Classroom? - Edudemic | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
“Ability to multitask”. That phrase is seen on nearly every job description that I’ve ever read. It doesn’t matter what industry you’re in or what job you’re applying for – everyone expects everyone to be able to multitask. But what does that mean, exactly? Does it mean being able to work on three things at …

Via Nik Peachey, The Rice Process
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Multi-tasking stands in the way of creativity, learning, and getting the job done well.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, July 14, 4:17 PM

This research shows the negative side of multitasking.

Marian Royal Vigil's curator insight, July 15, 3:49 PM

Some of the findings here are alarming.  I know that technology has made it much harder for me to focus make the most efficient and effective use of my time.  We don't really "multitask", weflit between things sequentially and usually don't do any of them as well as we would if we did only one thing at a time. 

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3 Quotes every Writer should Ink to their Souls.

3 Quotes every Writer should Ink to their Souls. | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
You must be a writer to write. When we give we must give without expectation to receive. We must throw our creative children into the deep end and let them
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Anne Lamott, Alan Watts, and Thomas Merton providing advice for writers. It does not get much better.

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Why Complaining Is Killing Your Reputation At Work

Why Complaining Is Killing Your Reputation At Work | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it

In one of my first jobs out of school, at a tender 25 years old, I found myself at a firm with no career ladder and a particularly demoralizing, tyrannical boss. Every morning that I walked from my house to that job, I was wretchedly miserable. My one glimmer of happiness was a smart, funny peer—let’s call her Sarah—who became my instant friend. We were in the same unhappy boat, at a similar level in the organization, and I seized on our lunch breaks as prime opportunities to vent my gloom and misfortune with someone who I knew would understand.


Via Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor
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Complaining is problematic, but is it really what others think about the complainer that is important. Actually, it might be that the complainer ends up focusing on the negative and ends up in a morass of non-productivity. I used to just go back to my classroom and do what I felt was best. It did not make any difference whether the School manager agreed or not. Once I said my piece, I had better things to do.

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Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor's curator insight, July 13, 6:19 AM

When you complain, you’re not endearing yourself to anyone.

John Michel's curator insight, July 14, 7:42 AM

Next time you feel the urge to reflexively complain, think through these common perceptions of workplace whiners (by non-whiners). They may just be the best deterrent when you have the need to gripe:

Debra Walker's curator insight, November 25, 8:22 PM

Complaints should always be accompanied by suggestions for addressing them.  I never advocate suppressing ideas or different perspectives but having a perspective to share comes with a responsibility and a commitment to participate in making things stronger and more effective.

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Why Goal Setting Doesn't Work

Why Goal Setting Doesn't Work | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it

Despite the popularity of goal setting, there is compelling evidence that regardless of good intentions and effort, people and organizations consistently fall short of achieving their goals. More often than not, the fault is attributed to the goal setter. But the real problem may be in the efficacy of goal setting itself.

 


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Is it possible we get locked into goals once we write them down? Do we commit ourselves in ways that are hard to break free?

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Connected Learning: The Power Of Social Learning Models

Connected Learning: The Power Of Social Learning Models | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
Connected Learning: The Power Of Social Learning Models

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These principles should be in pedagogic practice in classrooms, online, and in hybrid settings. John Dewey proposed that learning was a social process.

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How to Read Education Data Without Jumping to Conclusions

How to Read Education Data Without Jumping to Conclusions | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it

With research findings widely available on websites and Twitter feeds, it's easier than ever to oversimplify the results—and risk bringing half-formed ideas into America's classrooms.


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Most quantitative research boils things down to statistics and an average measure of something. That might be helpful the further away from the classroom a person is, but the mix of quantitative and qualitative is important in the classroom. The late Ted Aoki used the phrase that students become faceless in the face of statistics.

 

Whatever research we turn to has to answer some important questions. Does the research measure and report what it says it does? Is the research helpful in the teaching and learning that happens in the classroom?

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The Disruptive Summer

The Disruptive Summer | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it

Via Nancy J. Herr
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Although summer does disrupt the learning of students, I am not sure adding to School to summer is a great idea. There are other changes that can be made i.e. changing the school calendar and making learning meaningful.

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Educational, financial costs of high teacher turnover

Educational, financial costs of high teacher turnover | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
KINGSTON — Nearly one-third of the 34 school districts in the mid-Hudson are losing new teaching talent at the rate of at least one in five yearly, adding to costs and hampering student achievement.
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The statistics may not be as daunting elsewhere with about 50% turn over in the first 7 years, including in Canada. In Alberta a contributing factor, is the use of part-time contracts which meas many new teachers are at the mercy of School managers who are looking for compliance and conformity and not creativity.

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How Mind-Wandering and “Positive Constructive Daydreaming” Boost Our Creativity and Social Skills

How Mind-Wandering and “Positive Constructive Daydreaming” Boost Our Creativity and Social Skills | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
The science of why fantasy and imaginative escapism are essential elements of a satisfying mental life.

Via Loralee Scott-Conforti
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I think about the students who were most creative and they spent time daydreaming. They set aside time where they read, drew, wrote in a diary, etc.

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Howard Gardner Quotes at BrainyQuote

Howard Gardner Quotes at BrainyQuote | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it

Enjoy the best Howard Gardner Quotes at BrainyQuote. Quotations by Howard Gardner, American Psychologist, Born July 11, 1943. 


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Gardner's work is underutilized. Many of the quotes point to how important teaching really is in learning.

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Gust MEES's curator insight, July 15, 5:49 PM

Enjoy the best Howard Gardner Quotes at BrainyQuote. Quotations by Howard Gardner, American Psychologist, Born July 11, 1943. 


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The Most Effective Factor in Education

The Most Effective Factor in Education | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
I've been a teacher for the past 15 years, and I've taught in several mediums including live classes and computer-based e-learning. I have come to the conclusion that the most effective factor in
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I would preface the emotional investment (that is not the best word. It sounds like a commodity) with creating an environment and space where this can happen.The teacher's role and the relationships are essential.

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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
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...

Via Marci Segal, MS, Wellenwide
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My teaching experience suggests the more creative a teacher is the less likely they are to be accepted. Creativity is hard work and those around us do not like to be shown up. I also found that the words innovative and creative were often used to support introducing the new fad or catch phrase. Usually, it was just a way of trying to sell something that was unpalatable that had been around for some time and should have been gotten rid of.

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Marci Segal, MS's curator insight, March 21, 2:16 PM

I've often wondered what stops people from celebrating World Creativity and Innovation Week - April 15 - 21.  Maybe this article holds the clue.  What do you think?

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How To Prep Your Child for Kindergarten — Painlessly!

How To Prep Your Child for Kindergarten — Painlessly! | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
The start of Kindergarten is a major milestone in a child's life but it can involve lots of anxiety. Here are a few ways to ease the Kindergarten transition.

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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Kindergarten should be a place children look forward to going to. What preparation might do is take away from that enjoyment. I looked at the common core standards and was taken aback by the abstractness and the need for abstract thinking. Children operate in the concrete, the right now.

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Student Growth Not Based on Tests? Blasphemy! Or Genius...

Student Growth Not Based on Tests? Blasphemy! Or Genius... | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
In education, the one thing we know how to measure best is IQ. But what if doing well in school and in life depends on much more than learning quickly and easily? Grit. Grit is what matters. Accord...
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Student growth is based on the relationships which they engage in with teachers. The stronger and healthier those relationships, the better teachers know the person they teach and encounter, the more likely learning will happen and this takes a lot of work on everyone's part. It certainly is not based on the latest fad, cliches thrown around, and doing the same we have always done with new technology. It is grit on everyone's part in engaging each other that counts.

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10 Scientific Ideas That Scientists Wish You Would Stop Misusing

10 Scientific Ideas That Scientists Wish You Would Stop Misusing | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it

Many ideas have left the world of science and made their way into everyday language -- and unfortunately, they are almost always used incorrectly.


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This is an interesting article. The first point is the use of the word proof rather than correlation (quantitative). I find it interesting that there is a lot of educational research used to justify various ways of teaching. For example, there are those who say digital technologies are a god-send and others who say otherwise. Research is good, but has to be considered contextually.

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Educational Leadership:Getting Students to Mastery:Differentiation: It Starts with Pre-Assessment

Educational Leadership:Getting Students to Mastery:Differentiation: It Starts with Pre-Assessment | 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.

Via kathyvsr, The Rice Process
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Notice that the teacher clearly told the students what was expected. We are focused on what the curricula wants and forgetting that curricula is a series of complex conversations which need to happen between students and teachers.

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How To Take Notes: Strategies That Set Straight-A Students Apart

How To Take Notes:  Strategies That Set Straight-A Students Apart | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
Most students take notes without thinking twice about it. It's what a good student does, what the professor expects, what everyone around them is doing.

Via Beth Dichter, The Rice Process
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Note taking can become a distraction. Parker Palmer suggests that attendees at his events take notes based on the connections they make with material in their lives. It might be important to stop for a moment and let students catch up before carrying on. What seemed important in that last part of the activity?

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Jan MacWatters's curator insight, July 14, 10:03 AM

It's always a good idea to review not taking skills periodically...  Many students just highlight everything....without actually creating anything useful 

Laura Saavedra's curator insight, July 14, 4:54 PM

Good for students and even teachers!

LibrarianLand's curator insight, July 15, 12:27 PM

Long hand note taking appears to beat typed note taking in many instances.

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A Wonderful Poster on Failure

A Wonderful Poster on Failure | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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Making mistakes is most often not fatal. An open mindset is important, but we live in a world where numbers drive learning and living.

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Sayward Henry's curator insight, July 15, 1:10 PM

Fail Again. Fail Better.

Dean Mantz's curator insight, July 25, 11:52 AM

This is an ideal image for my use when discussing "Failure".  When working with my pre-service students as well as teachers in PD sessions, I explain "FAIL" as First Attempt In Learning.  This image will provide authentic connections for those involved in our discussion.  

Sue Alexander's curator insight, August 23, 8:50 PM

Such an important message for inspiring fearlessness.