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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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Report Finds ‘Deeper Learning’ Model Improves Outcomes for All Students

Report Finds ‘Deeper Learning’ Model Improves Outcomes for All Students | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
The conversation about what kids need to know and to be able to do by the end of high school has gradually shifted over the past several years to emphasize not just rigorous content goals, but also...

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When we rely on outcomes as the measure, we miss the relational aspects of learning which entails the complex conversations around curricula. Deep learning could draw some of its philosophy from deep ecology which thinks not in terms of just outcomes, but about the context and conversations.

 

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Audrey's curator insight, October 5, 2014 4:35 PM

Creative thinking, analytical thinking, learning styles for different types of information, active rather than passive learning.  All of these start from a young age. 

 

All parents can encourage their children to use their brain - home learning is for every child, even those who go to school.

 

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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, October 6, 2014 1:19 AM

Creative thinking, problem-solving and collaboration

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Education Readings October 3rd

Education Readings October 3rd | 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!   Education Reform explained in 3 memes Highly recomme...
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Some more links to articles about School. The two that caught my eye were the one about Thomas Kane on Educational Reform cautioning against reform thinking that as little or no basis on working in the classroom. Many reformers are people who have not been teachers and others who rushed through the classroom because they did not want to teach. The second article addresses why teachers, in a tongue-in-cheek manner, are not at the table.

 

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Curiosity Prepares the Brain for Better Learning

Curiosity Prepares the Brain for Better Learning | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
Neuroimaging reveals how the brain’s reward and memory pathways prime inquiring minds for knowledge
-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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It makes sense. We create questions and seek answers in our exploring.

 

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Bibiana Vargas's curator insight, October 3, 2014 5:11 AM

La recompensa emocional activa los caminos neuronales que conectan la memoria.  educación estimulante, gratificante.  Facilitadores con psicología, más que educadores.  Personas empáticas, experimentadas y abiertas más que un pedagogo.  Las herramientas para que los maestros se reinventen están a la orden.

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Innovation Excellence | A World of Knowledge: 50 Different Views of Education

Innovation Excellence | A World of Knowledge: 50 Different Views of Education | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
Education sprouts in many forms depending on how you look at it. Our views of what it should look like and how it should materialize depend on our value of it and our experience with it. What if a class consisted of words that led to information that whirled into blended realms of creativity set up just for students, created by students..

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There are some nice synopsis for all fifty. They are appetizers waiting for the whole meal to be explored and enjoyed.

 

The constructivist learning summary included a rarely heard name, Vico which leads us to Gadamer and other contemporary thinkers i.e. Jardine.

 

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College is ripping you off: Students are cash cows, and schools the predators

College is ripping you off: Students are cash cows, and schools the predators | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
Higher ed is sold as the key to an affluent life. It's really a big business designed to leave you buried in debt
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Their is no question getting a university degree does not guarantee affluence the way it may have and emphasize the may. More importantly, it might be myth to think university has been a place where character was built. Many universities failed in that respect and have for some time.

 

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The Educator with a Growth Mindset

Presentation materials for an educator inservice on growth mindsets. Includes background information, historical perspectives, a self-assessment, and strategi…

 

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

 


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This a rather long show, but has some useful points.

 

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Margarita Parra's curator insight, October 3, 2014 10:03 AM

Abrirse a las ideas, explorar alternativas, aprender de otros, utilizar eficientemente los recursos tecnológicos, colaborar, compartir,...

Chris Carter's curator insight, October 3, 2014 8:48 PM

Ready-to-go presentation

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All you need to introduce a growth mindset culture, anywhere, comprehensively and generously compiled by @JackieGerstein Ed.D.

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Coaching Introverts

Coaching Introverts | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it

Introverts are getting a great deal of attention recently, in part due to Susan Cain’s popular book, “Quiet: The Power of Introverts,” published last year and this year’s Scientific American article, The Power of Introverts: A Manifesto for Quiet Brilliance. In the past, introverts tended to be criticized as less, somehow, in need of being “fixed” or “brought out of their shell” by extroverts. This perception may have arisen from lack of knowledge and is explored in this article by examining how introverts might best be coached in the workplace as one factor among many in coaching skill-building.

 

First, we’ll tackle a few basic questions before moving on to specific coaching strategies. This initial groundwork looks at these questions: what is an introvert? how does an introvert generally relate to the world? and finally what percentage of the world is introverted versus extroverted?

 

What is an introvert?

According to Carl Jung, the psychologist who defined the terms introversion and extroversion in the language, Introversion is all about drawing energy from the internal world of thoughts and ideas, preferring depth and pausing for thought. Jung would say that the unconscious preoccupation of introverts is therefore privacy. Extroversion, on the other hand, is about drawing energy from the world of people, things, and activities, and dealing in breadth rather than depth. Jung would say that the unconscious preoccupation of extroverts is therefore access to people. Introverts then tend to focus on their own inner world of ideas and experiences. They direct their energy and attention inward and receive energy from their internal thoughts, feelings and reflections. They tend to enjoy quiet for concentration and do not mind working on one project for a long time. They usually prefer working alone and develop their ideas through reflection.

 

People who prefer introversion are energized when they are involved with the ideas, images, memories, and reactions that are a part of their inner world. Introverts often prefer solitary activities or spending time with one or two others with whom they feel an affinity, and they often have a calming effect on those around them.

 

Introverts often take time to reflect on ideas that explain the outer world. With their orientation to the inner world, introverts truly like the idea of something, often better than the something itself, and ideas are almost solid things for them.

 

So, in summary, people who prefer introversion are likely to:

 

* Be mainly private and contained

* Enjoy being calm and “centered” or reserved (preferring reflection in general). This means they tend to reflect before acting or speaking

* Feel comfortable being alone and like solitary activities

* Prefer fewer, more intense relationships socially (and may need time to recover from heavy socializing)

* Sometimes spend too much time reflecting and may not move into action quickly (usually wanting to understand things thoroughly before acting)

* Often like quiet space in which to work or concentrate

* Sometimes forget to check with the outside world to see if their ideas really fit their experience (as they are drawn to inner world of thoughts and ideas)

 

To contrast the introvert with the extrovert, the following table may help (and, you will notice that both lists start and end with how extroverts and introverts use energy: 


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As an introvert, I did not enjoy being coached. I wanted to ask questions, receive feedback, and take time mulling it over. Busyness is the antithesis of the way I learn.I think it is for all, but for introverts it is even more critical.

 

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Vilma Bonilla's curator insight, October 2, 2014 1:44 PM

This is a good, long read. Click on the link or image to view the full post.

 

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The Increasingly Dated Image Of The Slacker Teacher

The Increasingly Dated Image Of The Slacker Teacher | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it

Those of us of a certain age probably well remember those teachers who showed movies all the time, sat behind their desks, and chatted with their friends while giving students seatwork to complete independently.  However, back in the mid-20th century, many occupations operated in a similar manner. Executives and CEOs relaxed with their coffee and read the newspaper. Others overextended breaks, came in a few minutes late to work, or left early. Nowadays, those slacker executives and CEOs have been replaced. Young professionals, fresh out of college, fill their shoes. Companies expect employees to attain certain goals and demand increased performance from all their workers. A new work ethic replaces the old one. Employees must prove they make a difference for the company.


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Are we sure that slacker teachers were forced to leave the profession? Or are many who left were the ones who worked hard and found no benefit and only obstacles?

 

I am sure there are slackers in classrooms, but to say those who left are slackers is a gross generalization.

 

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There's no app for good teaching

There's no app for good teaching | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it

Bie8 solid, actionable tips for using tech in ways that actually improve the classroom.

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Gert Biesta stated teaching is relational. We are teaching someone about something. It is about people. Levinas described the compassion brilliantly as something we encounter before encounter.

 

Teaching and learning are about people and bringing subjects to life.

 

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Learning Theories: Bandura’s Social Learning Theory

Learning Theories: Bandura’s Social Learning Theory | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
TEST Learning Theories: Bandura’s Social Learning Theory
by Steve Wheeler, Associate Professor, Plymouth Institute of Education
This is the third in my blog series on major learning theories.

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Reproduction is not the same as replication. The former improves upon what we already have learned suggesting we discard and take on aspects.

 

 

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Yoga in Schools: Phys Ed for the 21st Century - Huffington Post (blog)

Yoga in Schools: Phys Ed for the 21st Century - Huffington Post (blog) | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
Yoga in Schools: Phys Ed for the 21st Century
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Through learning breathing practices, yoga postures, deep relaxation, and meditation, this younger generation is experiencing the connection between mind and body at an early age.

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This makes sense.

 

 

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Don't Be a "Water Bucket" Leader

Don't Be a "Water Bucket" Leader | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
Command in the U.S. Army, regardless of echelon, is one of the greatest privileges (and stressors) bestowed upon commissioned officers. Unfortunately, many of us seem to stumble through these small...

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The gerund transforming, leading, learning, etc. always suggest an ongoing process which does not end. Leading is not a role or job. It is relational.

 

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Cammie Dunaway's curator insight, September 29, 2014 4:51 PM

A “water bucket” leader is someone whose leadership approach can be likened to sticking a hand into a bucket of water and creating a stir by splashing it around. Eventually, the leader pulls their hand out, and when they do, the water quickly returns to it’s original state. It’s as if they never existed. Even though there was a lot of activity, in the end, the bucket of water looks no different than it did before

Jeremy Barton's curator insight, May 5, 2015 2:36 AM

An interesting Analogy

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The Nerdy Teacher: Weekly Reflection Supports Growth #NerdyCast #EdChat

The Nerdy Teacher: Weekly Reflection Supports Growth #NerdyCast #EdChat | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it

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Regular reflection is important to teaching. Most of what we learn is done in retrospect.

 

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Real rules need to be explicit

Real rules need to be explicit | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it

Like baseball, every workplace has “unwritten rules” about how things work. That’s great, until something goes wrong.


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Real rules do need to be explicit and this is not writing them down. It is done in the course of negotiating what they mean in the work context involved with the people involved. Too often, we fall into the trap of this is the rule for these people and not for these people when we write them down. We are always negotiating the rules in complex conversations.

 

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Teachers Step Off Their Stage

Teachers Step Off Their Stage | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
Teachers need to reinvent themselves, like Miley Cyrus. We need to come in like a wrecking ball and smash our traditional approach.

Via Elaine J Roberts, Ph.D.
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I don't know that reinvent is the right word. Humans, including teachers, are always becoming and forming per Butler and Gadamer. Our character is never fully defined per Hillman.

 

Treating teaching as phenomenological and hermeneutic would be a shift that helps teachers encounter who they are in their forming.

 

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Elaine J Roberts, Ph.D.'s curator insight, October 2, 2014 1:22 PM

The Miley Cyrus metaphor will get your attention. What I hope will keep your attention are some of the suggestions to help you continue your own transformation.

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School Libraries Transform Learning | American Association of School Librarians (AASL)

A new digital magazine, produced by AASL and American Libraries, showcases the way school libraries and school librarians transform learning. Featuring articles from prominent members of the profession, “School Libraries Transform Learning” is available electronically in e-book format and as a downloadable PDF.


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School libraries and librarians are important for teaching and learning.

 

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Dr. Laura Sheneman's curator insight, October 2, 2014 5:47 PM
Awesome! Can't wait to dig in.
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The myths about Canada's skill gap

The myths about Canada's skill gap | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
Chris Sorensen explains how misperceptions get in the way of solutions.
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School,. at all levels, has been linked to a neo-liberal agenda for some time. Unhooking them might be part of the solution. What are other countries doing differently than Canada?

 

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Rethinking Teacher Time | CTQ

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We do need to rethink teachers' time. It is not enough to simply shuffle the deck chairs and say PD is devoted to teacher learning. I sat in on many sessions which were co-opted by the manager's latest fad i.e. digital technology implementation, critical thinking, Seven Habits, etc. Teachers need choice and parameters for that choice. The best learning for me was when I made choices and attended conferences, retreats, workshops, etc. that fit with my teaching and student learning.

 

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Eight Questions for Emerging Leader Annie Huynh

Eight Questions for Emerging Leader Annie Huynh | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
We’re always looking for new ways to insert ASCD voices into our conversations on Inservice. With this in mind, we’ve developed a question-and-answer session for our ASCD emerging leaders.

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I think we have to be careful how we use the word educator. We often use it as a synonym for teacher. Educator is about leading and teaching which is not always what happens.

 

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The Current Ecosystem of Learning Management Systems in Higher Education


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The title is scary. As if we can manage learning?

 

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A Visual Primer On Learning Theory - TeachThought

A Visual Primer On Learning Theory - TeachThought | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it

"Theories on how people learn are not new. Piaget, Bruner, Vygotsky, Skinner and others have theorized for years how it is we come to “know” things.

 

Unlike many theories involving physics for example, it is unlikely that a single learning theory is “right,” and will ultimately prove other theories “wrong.” How people learn is complex, and any unifying theory on how it all happens that’s entirely accurate would likely be too vague to be helpful. In that way, each “theory” is more of a way to describe one truth out of many."


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I wonder where Dewey, James, Whitehead, etc. are in this scheme of things.

 

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Carlos Rodrigues Cadre's curator insight, October 2, 2014 8:30 AM

adicionar a sua visão ...

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My View: Public flunks on key education issues - Portland Tribune

My View: Public flunks on key education issues - Portland Tribune | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
My View: Public flunks on key education issues
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School has started and student testing will soon be underway. And as we know, what's good for the goose is good for the gander. So what about a test for us adults?

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A well-informed public is important to School.

 

 

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Not Just Group Work -- Productive Group Work!

Not Just Group Work -- Productive Group Work! | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
To ensure productive group work, teachers must communicate expectations, strategically build groups, structure activities, scaffold work with a supportive classroom culture, and stress individual accountability.

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Without forgetting the relational nature of learning and teaching. Is it accountability or responsibility? Or is it a combining both? Judith Butler speaks about giving an account of one's self which is the way we respond and are responsible for learning.

 

 

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Gust MEES's curator insight, September 30, 2014 9:28 AM

To ensure productive group work, teachers must communicate expectations, strategically build groups, structure activities, scaffold work with a supportive classroom culture, and stress individual accountability.


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grupo de trabajo productivo en el aula  @barbirimoo

Quran Coaching's curator insight, October 1, 2014 3:21 AM

The Quran-Coaching is the best platform for the quran learning by taking online quran classes.
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Why the Unskilled Are Unaware: Further Explorations of (Absent) Self-Insight Among the Incompetent

Why the Unskilled Are Unaware: Further Explorations of (Absent) Self-Insight Among the Incompetent | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
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Heidegger proposed that we either act incompetently or rage against new ways of doing things. Both are forms of incompetence. There is a need for mindfulness and thoughtfulness in teaching and learning.

 

 

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Designing Curriculum That Teachers Will Actually Use

Designing Curriculum That Teachers Will Actually Use | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
Designing Curriculum That Teachers Will Actually Use by Grant Wiggins, Authentic Education What is leadership in curriculum? Whatever the answer, the question should not be confused with a related but far different query: What is management in...

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The who question often goes unasked. Who is the person? What is the context?

 

As well, planned curricula is still filtered in the classroom conversations. It is always forming in those conversations.

 

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