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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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Study Finds Reading to Children of All Ages Helps Them to Read More on Their Own

Study Finds Reading to Children of All Ages Helps Them to Read More on Their Own | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it

A study by Scholastic points to ways that parents can encourage kids to read for fun.


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Reading to children is a relational and transformative experience.

 

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for the love of learning: 3 big ideas about teacher workload

for the love of learning: 3 big ideas about teacher workload | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
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It is not just a lack of time that prevents us from being better teachers. It is the lack of opportunity to work cooperatively with other teachers. The lack of time and cooperative opportunity are systemic issues that simply are not being overcome despite what some might argue. This includes the use of digital technologies and social media in overcoming those barriers.

 

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Theory lags practice

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Good theory and good practice complement each other.

 

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Learners, Teachers, and Technology: Personalization in 2015 and Beyond

Learners, Teachers, and Technology: Personalization in 2015 and Beyond | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
Many key questions about learning in the classroom can be boiled down to, “What should I do next?” From a teacher’s viewpoint, this question can mean, “Which topic should I teach next?” or “Do students need more review or are they ready to move on?

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We are always moving on in teaching and learning.

 

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If the World Were 100 People [Infographic]

If the World Were 100 People [Infographic] | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
  London-based designer Jack Hagley has created an infographic based on the simple premise of: what the world would like if it were represented by 100 people. The statistics cover a broad rang...
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This is always a good reminder of the diversity we live in which provides more commonality than we realize.

 

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The Authenticity Paradox

The Authenticity Paradox | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it

Authenticity has become the gold standard for leadership. But a simplistic understanding of what it means can hinder your growth and limit your impact.


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The more space we leave in defining what a word means the more it will provide opportunities to grow.

 

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By Herminia Ibarra. #Ledership and #authenticity: a paradox

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leading and learning: Educational Journey:A voice from the edge

leading and learning: Educational Journey:A voice from the edge | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
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It does take courage to step out onto the margins and work from there. It is much easier, or so we think, to sit in the mainstream and pretend we are changing something.

 

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Giving Student Feedback: 20 Tips To Do It Right

Giving Student Feedback: 20 Tips To Do It Right | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
It seems as if it was yesterday that I was a young middle school student giving a class presentation on the lifespan of the killer whale.? While I was pr

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Feedback should be educative in nature. It should be based on what is being taught and learned.

 

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Saberes Sin Fronteras OVS's curator insight, January 3, 2015 6:01 PM

#enseñanza_feedback

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This is especially necessary in writing-one on one conferencing is essential in providing feedback, especially with students struggling in this area.

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Bill Moyers’ farewell message to young activists: ‘Over to you. Welcome to the fight’

Bill Moyers’ farewell message to young activists: ‘Over to you. Welcome to the fight’ | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
Moyers & Company host Bill Moyers delivered a message of encouragement for young progressives in the face of seemingly harrowing odds, drawing the curtain on his 44-year broadcast career on Friday.

“To this new generation I say: over to you. Welcome to the fight,” Moyers said at the conclusion of his final show. “And to all of you who have been loyal to these broadcasts, and to my colleagues who produced them and our funders who kept on giving despite my foibles and flaws, I say: thank you.”

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In schools, this would mean taking on social causes and not just glossing over the need for change as if it were a technical fix.

 

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Keith Wayne Brown's curator insight, January 3, 2015 6:39 PM

Bill Moyer's has always been a favorite and the only real newsperson I still trust.  

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Students Learn Best When You Do This

Students Learn Best When You Do This | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
Students Learn Best When You Do This

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I like number 4 about 1-on-1 teaching. In overcrowded and externally ordered classrooms, do teachers have the ability to do this often enough?

 

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Mary Perfitt-Nelson's curator insight, June 3, 2014 10:14 PM
rather powerful stuff! Learning is the important thing, right?
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Most homework is 'pointless', expert says - Telegraph

Most homework is 'pointless', expert says - Telegraph | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it

A new Ofsted regime will encourage teachers to set “completely pointless” homework for their students, an education expert has claimed.

Youngsters will be forced to endure more “back breaking” after-school tasks with little educational value, according to Tom Bennett, director of the ResearchEd conference.

He added that schools were encouraging “the pickpocketing of family life” by setting youngsters futile work in order to hit targets.

Under the new regime of England’s inspectorate, Ofsted, progress will be shown through schoolbooks and homework, he said.

Writing in the Times Educational Supplement, Mr Bennett, who teaches at a school in Essex, argued this would encourage teachers to set more after-school tasks.
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Describing many homework tasks as “so much wasted on so little”, he cited real examples including ‘Design your own ideal bedroom’ and ‘Imagine how Jesus felt on the cross and draw it’.

 

He wrote: “I have no problem with setting challenging homework but I do disagree with the pickpocketing of family life to serve the requirements of a school’s homework timetable.


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Virtually all homework is pointless, unless it somehow advances student learning in meaningful ways.

 

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Old Literacies and the “New” Literacy Studies: Revisiting Reading and Writing

Old Literacies and the “New” Literacy Studies: Revisiting Reading and Writing | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
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Reading and writing skills are important in literacy regardless of whether it is old or new.

 

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Struggling Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist Represents Face Of Poverty in the US

Struggling Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist Represents Face Of Poverty in the US | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it

William McPherson has a Pulitzer Prize, but little money to his name. In a candid personal essay published in The Hedgehog Review, the 81-year-old journalist revealed his descent into near poverty.


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This is a provocative article. How do we measure success? It is not just about money, but people need to be able to do more than survive and subsist.

 

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20 Ways to Provide Effective Feedback to Your Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

20 Ways to Provide Effective Feedback to Your Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it

Via Ángel Yustas Domínguez, Stephen Scott, Mark Wilson
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An important and overlooked question is "How do students experience their learning?"

 

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EduGeek Journal » The Underlying Barrier to Education Reform

EduGeek Journal » The Underlying Barrier to Education Reform | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
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A substantial barrier to sound educational reform is that it is done by those who are not in the classroom as a theoretical exercise. Many involved in the "deform" have not been in classrooms for years and some did not want to be in class thus departing quickly.

 

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Strategies for Getting and Keeping the Brain’s Attention

Strategies for Getting and Keeping the Brain’s Attention | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
Holding students' attention is about activating the right neural network. Strategies include recognizing how focus feels, giving incentives, and adjusting the pace of your teaching.

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Meditation and other mindful practices are helpful.

 

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Becky Roehrs's curator insight, January 7, 2015 12:30 PM

This article provides suggestions on how to set up your lesson to gain and keep your student's attention, plus provides the link below for a debate assignment you can use to get/keep your student's focus on their assignment: http://www.brainsmart.org/tools.asp



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ADHD is not an attention deficiency, as the name suggests.  It is difficulty with controlling attention. Read this article for more information on this common misconception of ADHD.  

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There Are No Uniform Solutions to Education Reform - Huffington Post (blog)

There Are No Uniform Solutions to Education Reform - Huffington Post (blog) | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
There Are No Uniform Solutions to Education Reform Huffington Post (blog) While IT has been much discussed and will doubtless be a major player in transforming education over the next several decades, I feel that we need to decide if we are looking...

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Alfred North Whitehead suggested the basic unit of educational reform was the school. I suspect he might see it as the classroom in today's day and age.

 

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11 Habits of an Effective Teacher

11 Habits of an Effective Teacher | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it

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The list provides some food for thought.

 

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, January 4, 2015 9:51 PM

Edutopia has been sharing some of their top posts for 2014 and this one caught my eye. What are 11 habits of effective teachers? Five of the habits are listed above  (in the image). The rest may be found in the post. Each is also explained.

Do you have other habits that you think should be considered? If so, share them below.

(The image comes from Edutopia's Facebook page and is in the photo area.)

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The Best Brain Pickings Articles of the Year

The Best Brain Pickings Articles of the Year | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
The psychology of the perfect daily routine, how to criticize with kindness, the creative purpose of boredom, Kafka on what books do for the
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The list includes a broad range of topics i.e. happiness, neuroscience, gender, etc.

 

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15 Ways to Overcome Procrastination and Get Stuff Done

15 Ways to Overcome Procrastination and Get Stuff Done | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
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This is an excellent infographic.

 

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Secret teacher: stress is reaching a crisis point in schools | Teacher ...

Secret teacher: stress is reaching a crisis point in schools | Teacher ... | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
Secret Teacher reflects on the personal cost of teaching as they see friends, colleagues and even their partner struggle to cope with the pressures of the job • More from The Secret Teacher.

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I have been reading Judith Butler who, drawing on Foucault, Levinas, and others, suggested we lose something of our self in our work. There is a cost without knowing what it is in advance.

 

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Educational Leadership:Schools, Families, Communities:Involvement or Engagement?

Parent engagement vs. parent involvement


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Engagement and involvement are definitely different.

 

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Cultivating teacher leaders at your school

Cultivating teacher leaders at your school | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it

Teacher leaders are the backbone of our work, and we as school administrators can't do it alone. Let's take a look at some innovative efforts that are changing schools around the country.

 


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An important question might be do we need school administrators and principals?

 

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Lifelong Learning is the Most Crucial Educational Mindset

Lifelong Learning is the Most Crucial Educational Mindset | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
Doctors, lawyers, and other professionals never stop learning new techniques and strategies to hone their craft and remain on the cutting edge in their field – and so, too, do teachers.

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Teaching and learning should be interwoven. Teaching cannot exist without learning happening on the part of teacher contributing to their teaching.

 

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Why Have A Longer School Day? - WBUR

Why Have A Longer School Day? - WBUR | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
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Why Have A Longer School Day?
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To get positive results, schools must combine increased time with other effective practices a recent report from MassBudget details.

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We had less time in the classroom and it worked just fine.The students learned and teachers knew their curricula very well. The latter point allowed for the frills to be deleted when necessary without taking anything away from student learning.

 

I was once told by my Master's advisor John Dewey would have been jealous.

 

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