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Community Schools: A Worthwhile Investment

Community Schools: A Worthwhile Investment | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
New research shows the dollar value of investing in community schools, Cheryl Hayes and Richard Buery Jr. write.

Via Chris Thomas, Jacqueline Maria Paras
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We had a community schoo model and some rocket scientist of a bureaucrat did away with them.

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29 Quotes On The Future of Business

29 Quotes On The Future of Business | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
What does the future of business have in store for us? Here are 29 quotes to help you understand the changes that are coming. Please add your own quote?

Via The Fish Firm, David Hain
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Some good material is included.

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judicoms Associate's curator insight, August 27, 2013 4:28 AM

add your insight...in business note that families are valuable assets to hang on to when the storm hits

 
The Fish Firm's curator insight, September 14, 2013 9:12 AM

The internet has radically changed the relationship between customers and businesses. This has forced especially small businesses into a new space where ‘business as usual’ must be done differently in order to get discovered, connect with customers and run effective promotions.

As we’ve been visiting with small businesses, we’ve found that most are using social media to connect with customers. But at the same time, most are unaware of the power online communities, that include a combination of Social, Local and Mobile media, can play in today's consumer’s purchase decisions.

This stat proves this to be true: "Peer recommendations drive sales. 70% of consumer said they were influenced by a friend or family member’s online recommendation, beating out in-person recommendation (61%), online articles (59%), ads (49%), or someone they follow online but don’t know (32%)"

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leading and learning: Educational Readings -Creativity and Project Based Learning

leading and learning: Educational Readings -Creativity and Project Based Learning | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
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The article about Maria Montessori caught my eye.

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Thoughts????? Teacher's Ten-Minute Resignation Video

Thoughts?????  Teacher's Ten-Minute Resignation Video | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
A veteran teacher shares her story of... 5/26/13: The outpouring of love and support is overwhelming. I originally intended for this video to be watched by m...

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When teachers do not feel they have input into what happens, they leave.

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Ken Morrison's curator insight, August 21, 2013 10:33 PM

It is very sad that the average number of years before burnout for teachers in many parts of the world is five years

Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, August 23, 2013 2:06 AM

Why teachers leave what they love to do...

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Social Business: Flat or Hierarchical? A Surprising Answer

Social Business: Flat or Hierarchical? A Surprising Answer | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it

The most effective social businesses may start to look more like organizations that long predate modern corporations — so-called “loosely coupled” organizations such as military, education and religious institutions.


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I hope they are not too loosely coupled. Education has been compared to anarchy as well. We need a shared vision to make it work effectively.

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The Management Style of Gen Y

The Management Style of Gen Y | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
Micro-management, hierarchy and a demand for authority were all qualities that defined the workplace of the baby-boomers and the members of Gen X, but this pyramid-like work structure is fast becoming obsolete for Gen Y.

Via Anne Egros
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I believed I should be able to climb the ladder with good ideas and good work. It never happened. What makes us think this will be different moving forward?

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Anne Egros's curator insight, August 22, 2013 5:05 AM

The millennial management style is all about coaching the individual and mentoring employees to understand how their creativity can produce benefit of the team.


Gen Y managers focus on the individual and their interests, personal engagement is a defining factor for the millennial workforce.

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The Ten Rules for Creative Work...

The Ten Rules for Creative Work... | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
COURTESY OF IMMACULATE HEART COLLEGE ART DEPARTMENT.
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This is a good post; one of those I could print and hang somewhere visible.

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Creative Pedagogy, Language Learning & Technology

Presentation given at the 10th annual Anglos congress in Montevideo, Uruguay on 18th August 2013 (see http://www.anglo.edu.uy/) See accompanying article in http...

Via Ana Cristina Pratas
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Creativity and critical thinking are essential to learning.

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"Creativity is an emergent process..... it needs to be courted, like its sibling, serendipity."

"Creativity is an emergent process..... it needs to be courted, like its sibling, serendipity." | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
Google SVP Jonathan Rosenberg might be the reason Google has an open culture--and why Chrome and Android flourished. Here he opens up on innovative...

Via Anne Leong
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One way to allow these to emerge is to find time and just be.

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Leadership Skill #2: Do You Have A Dream?

Leadership Skill #2: Do You Have A Dream? | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
Great leaders inspire us, creating passion and belief through exciting shared dreams and causes about which they have strong convictions.Do you have an exciting shared dream and a strong cause for (Leadership Skill #2: Do You Have A Dream?

Via John Michel, Don Cloud
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Dreams and visions are essential.

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John Michel's curator insight, August 20, 2013 6:21 PM

Great leaders inspire us, creating passion and belief through exciting shared dreams and causes about which they have strong convictions.

Don Cloud's curator insight, August 21, 2013 3:46 AM

Rescooping ... what a hidden gem of an article (thanks to John Michel for scooping)... lot's a great questions that every leader should ask and answer.

 

Bottom line:  If you don't have a dream ... then where exactly are you trying to lead your folks?

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Four Pillars Of Leadership

Four Pillars Of Leadership | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
Listening to CEOs and other senior leaders talk about building businesses is always a privilege.

Via Frank J. Papotto, Ph.D., Roy Sheneman, PhD
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Not everything should be considered strategic.

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Frank J. Papotto, Ph.D.'s curator insight, June 27, 2013 2:34 PM

I don't find it that surprising the leaders described in this article converged on what I would call the four components of organizational effectiveness: Adaptation, Engagement, Alignment and Execution.  Good leaders understand that they and their enterprise must be proactive and adaptive, engage their workforce and other stakeholders, clarify and focus organization activity, and insure excellent execution. 

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What Makes a Teacher Effective?

What Makes a Teacher Effective? | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
What Makes a Teacher Effective?

Via Sharrock
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A quick overview

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Are you a thought leader?

Are you a thought leader? | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
Ask.com says that a thought leader is an individual or firm that is recognized as an authority in a specialized field and whose expertise is sought and often rewarded.

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I am not sure that I am or not.

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John Lasschuit ®™'s comment, August 20, 2013 12:09 PM
I think I am on certain subjects.
Paul Grout's curator insight, August 22, 2013 11:51 PM

This is an excellent article which I am sure many people can connect to. I totally agree with the concept with what you focus on is what you become. Strong enthusiasm and willpower is great to get started with our missions to serve the world. My concern is that if we keep pushing ourselves without enjoying the process we can may start to become lost in the field of 'wanting' and not doing. We are all creative machines who desire passion and purpose in what we do. So I believe that willpower is much more effective when we create a underlining purpose which gives us the passion keep on track to achieve the goal with flow. Focus is very important. What helps me stay on track of my mission to help people find their creative flow is to ensure I have a healthy balance for work and play. For example, I normally get my best ideas when I relax and dedicate time for fun. I am certainly going to share this article with my community. Thank you http://creativeflowevolution.com

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The 6 types of Questions your Students Need to Know about

The 6 types of Questions your Students Need to Know about | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it

Via Maria Zappa Kasapidi, Nicholas Fragkias
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Now, if only we did this as adults.

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Maria Zappa Kasapidi's curator insight, August 23, 2013 10:28 PM

Η γνωση προέρχεται από ερωτήσεις και τις απαντήσεις που θα δώσουμε σ' αυτές. Τα ανήσυχα πνεύματα ψάχνουν πέρα από τα συνηθισμένα και κάτω από την επιφάνεια.

Για να δημιουργήσουμε όμως τέτοιους μαθητές σαν εκπαιδευτικοί ή εκπαιδευτές πρέπει να δουλέψουμε πολύ και να προετοιμάσουμε το κατάλληλο περιβάλλον.
Βάλτε το στα πλάνα σας για τη σχολική χρονιά που ξεκινά. Μάθετε τους μαθητές σας ή τους εκπαιδευόμενους σας να κάνουν διαφορετικών ειδών ερωτήσεις ανάλογα με την περίσταση. 

(via Educational Technology and Mobile Learning).

Judy Beemer's curator insight, September 10, 2013 9:18 AM

An overview of Inquiry

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Learning Communities in Schools - What Hinders and Why

“I think a summary of what worked in BC schools along with what didn’t and why would help others build from these experiences” was a part of a comment to my July 2013 blog post. Last week I gave a...


Via Chris Wejr
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What works in one school may not work fully in the next school or even the next day.

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Chris Wejr's curator insight, August 24, 2013 8:10 AM
Research from a BC lens.
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It's Not That Complicated - 7 Simple Truths For Leadership Success

It's Not That Complicated - 7 Simple Truths For Leadership Success | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
We tend to over-complicate things in life, and when it comes to defining what successful leadership looks like, we really, really, over-complicate it. Much of what constitutes leadership success co...
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Some good points made and the first one about no shortcuts is a good starting place.

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Who Innovates: Creating the Innovation Culture with Geniuses, Leaders & Champions | Innovation Management

Who Innovates: Creating the Innovation Culture with Geniuses, Leaders & Champions | Innovation Management | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
Organizations that are successful at innovation naturally develop a strong innovation culture. But supposing an innovation culture doesn’t yet exist in your organization. Then how can you develop it?

Via Anne Leong
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There is a good chart comparing innovative and non-innovative environments part way through the article;

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How Teachers Make a Difference [Infographic]

How Teachers Make a Difference [Infographic] | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it

Teachers work an average of 50 hours per week, including 12 hours per week on activities they don’t get paid for, like grading papers and advising student clubs. By educating the next generation, teachers are shaping tomorrow’s politicians, business leaders, artists, scientists and doctors. 


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And there are some who propose that teachers will be obsolete. I hope not.

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Cut Your Meeting Time by 90%

Cut Your Meeting Time by 90% | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
Managers do things right, while leaders do the right thing(s).” -- Warren Bennis, scholar and organizational expert
Most advice on meetings focuses on the “how.” But the effort to

Via Les Howard, David Hain
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Meetings have to be meaningful to be productive. If they are meaningful, people will tend to be present there.

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10 Powerful Quotes From The Steve Jobs Movie And What They Teach Us About Leadership

10 Powerful Quotes From The Steve Jobs Movie And What They Teach Us About Leadership | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
Ten quotes from the biopic about Steve Jobs that will help you in your career.

Via Lauran Star, Robin Martin, David Hain
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This is an interesting article which in some ways needs to be taken carefully.

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Garth Sanginiti's curator insight, August 20, 2013 6:49 PM

Great quotes from Steve Jobs...particularly like, "You’ve got to find what you love… Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it.”

Patricia D. Sadar - Career and Leadership Acceleration Coach's comment, September 6, 2013 11:36 AM
I agree Ivon, so many important nuggets in this article. I particularly like: If you’re afraid of failing, you won’t get very far,” Jobs once said. “Most people never pick up the phone and call. Most people never ask, and that’s what separates the people who do things from the people who just dream about them."
harish magan's comment, September 7, 2013 1:34 AM
Quotes are always good to read upon and some people act on them and some people tries to follow and most people forget after reading them and move on. That's the fate of the quotes by all learned people. They look good on reading it.
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Why top performers go bad

Why top performers go bad | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
Every manager, every employee and every company suffers from this problem.  At some point we turn in a bad performance.


The key is for the employee, the boss and the company to see the signs and

Via Anne Leong
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Some great insight is provided in this article.

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Mindfulness can improve leadership in times of instability

Mindfulness can improve leadership in times of instability | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
A mindful leader can respond to change with focus and clarity, and avoid repeating the same mistakes, writes Cheryl Rezek

Via ThinDifference, Jenny Ebermann
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Being present and listen deeply are essential skills in current organizational settings.

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David Hain's curator insight, August 20, 2013 3:02 AM

It seems to be this year's trend, let's hope people really adopt it!

Jenny Ebermann's comment, August 20, 2013 11:45 PM
There needs to be a change, definitely!
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Blended Learning Resources, Guides, and Whitepapers from The Learning Accelerator

Blended Learning Resources, Guides, and Whitepapers from The Learning Accelerator | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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A broad range of topics is presented

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Halina Ostańkowicz-Bazan's curator insight, August 21, 2013 9:37 AM

Thank you for sharing.

Lisa Duty's curator insight, August 21, 2013 1:48 PM

Many thanks to Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa) for sharing my organization's resources.  We’re fairly new – so stay tuned-- there's more to come!

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The Real Neuroscience of Creativity

The Real Neuroscience of Creativity | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it

You know how the left brain is really realistic, analytical, practical, organized, and logical, and the right brain is so darn creative, passionate, sensual, tasteful, colorful, vivid, and poetic?

 

No.

 

Just no.

 

Stop it.

 

Please.


Via Kenneth Mikkelsen
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Another great article bringing the neuroscience aspect into the picture.

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Kenneth Mikkelsen's curator insight, August 20, 2013 11:01 AM

The latest findings from the real neuroscience of creativity suggest that the right brain/left brain distinction is not the right one when it comes to understanding how creativity is implemented in the brain. 


Creativity does not involve a single brain region or single side of the brain.

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It's Not That Complicated - 7 Simple Truths For Leadership Success

It's Not That Complicated - 7 Simple Truths For Leadership Success | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it

We tend to over-complicate things in life, and when it comes to defining what successful leadership looks like, we really,really, over-complicate it. Much of what constitutes leadership success comes down to common sense, but unfortunately it’s not common practice.


Via John Lasschuit ®™
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Being present and mindful would be helpful.

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John Lasschuit ®™'s curator insight, August 20, 2013 11:21 AM

#Leadership isn't complicated. There is no mystery neither any hidden secrets. Just do it.