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We are well into our PIU (Professional Issues Updates) / Townhall sessions and the polling shows a consistent theme across all of our segments about what CPAs are identifying as the biggest challenges they are facing.

Here is the latest summary of the top 5 challenges:
1. Keeping up
2. Information overload
3. Reactive vs proactive
4. Doing more with less
5. Complexity
Which brings up the next question, so what do you do about these?
Answer: Plan to attend the CPA Innovation...
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How to deal with the Top 5 Issues Facing CPAs?

 

Anticipate by keeping up on the latest trends

Collaborate with others outside your area to explore creative options

Connect to the leaders in your field (CPA Profession)

Get inspired to re-charge and re-fuel your efforts

 

Check out my post and let me know what you think?

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Forward This to your CEO

Forward This to your CEO | Leadership & Learning | Scoop.it
You need to learn more, and you need to learn faster. Your organization's health depends on it. You need to see how things are changing BEFORE the change is beaten to death in the main stream press...
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Great post from my friend Jamie Notter at SocialFish where he speaks to the L>C (keep your rate of learning greater than the rate of change) concept and the new role of the CEO as the keeper of the organization's health and architect of its strategy, culture, and finances (I would say business model). Jamie and Maddie Grant both wrote the book, Humanize which highlights a lot of these concepts and I highly recommend. Read this and then forward to your CEO, Managing Partner, or just your boss. 

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Desperately Seeking Innovation - Leading From The Edge

Desperately Seeking Innovation - Leading From The Edge | Leadership & Learning | Scoop.it
Recently, I had a very interesting day of consulting with a client who is in the midst of a massive go-to-market transformation project. At the onset of our day, he laid out brilliant logic as to why the organization’s sales process needed to innovate itself—if not fully transform. He cited complex industry dynamics, a highly …
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Love this excerpt about leaders and the ability to manage multiple projects and some seemingly at odds which reminds me of Jim Collins, protect the core while stimulating progress (and innovation).


"As I write about in Leading from the Edge (ASTD Press), one of the core competencies of leaders, especially at the global level, is the ability to focus on multiple, and often seemingly conflicting, priorities. When it comes to innovation, this is particularly important. Successful leaders must sustain value through innovations at the core that sustain today’s business model(s) while at the same time creating new (and often disruptive forms of) value for the future by innovating at the edge."

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The 5 Traits Of A Company's 'Top Talent'

The 5 Traits Of A Company's 'Top Talent' | Leadership & Learning | Scoop.it
Stand out from the crowd with these traits.
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Great article and I agree with the Top 5 Traits:

 

1) Adaptable

2) Collaborative

3) Adept Problem Solver

4) Humility

5) Leadership

 

How about you?

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The Future of the Lifelong Learning Market: 10 Critical Insights - Tagoras

The Future of the Lifelong Learning Market: 10 Critical Insights - Tagoras | Leadership & Learning | Scoop.it
As we continue on into 2014, the pace of change remains brisk.  Whether online or off, there are new opportunities and challenges to be found everywhere, and in many ways, what happens over the course of the next few years will shape how we think about lifelong learning for a long time to come. How …
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Great insights and spot on. It is a rapidly evolving field and we are working on many of these dimensions to find the right ways to support today’s learners.


Our thinking is overall we must all focus on the needs of toady’s learners. Our theme is “the right talent, with the right skills, at the right time.”


Bottomline for me is that in this era of rapid change and increasing complexity the winners will be those how can keep their rate of learning greater than the rate of change (L>C) as individuals and organizations.


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How to Create Future-Proof Leaders

How to Create Future-Proof Leaders | Leadership & Learning | Scoop.it

When it comes to leadership development, a fundamental flaw occurs much more often than any other. Here's what it is and how to fix.


Via Morag Barrett
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Are you future ready?

 

I love the idea of  thinking about the future of your organization and then  writing down the skills they will need in the future. We actually did this exercise with our team (MACPA/BLI) a few months ago and identified, flexibility,  collaboration, adaptability, strategic thinking, empathy, and a few others. Although we used #MBSN and sticky notes :)

 

Then we helped the AICPA do this with over one thousand CPAs in 2011 by using two sets of research by futurists looking out to 2025, then asking what skills would they need to be successful in the future. They answered Leadership, Communication, Strategic Thinking, Collaboration & Synthesis, and  Technologically Savvy. These competendies are the foundation of our Business Learning Institute. 

 

Start with your strategy as an organization (and even in your career) and then  ask yourself what skills do I need to be successful in the future? Start learning those skills and you will be future proof, at least for a little while...

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Why Scoopit Is Becoming An Indispensable Learning Tool

Why Scoopit Is Becoming An Indispensable Learning Tool | Leadership & Learning | Scoop.it
Why Scoopit Is Becoming An Indispensable Learning Tool
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The #1 issues facing CPAs is "keeping up with information and change".

 

Can content curation be one of the keys to unlocking this?

 

We all need to be curators in the 21st century... Watching educators create PLNs and PKNs is making me think about how to use these new tools and techniques to tame the information overload we all feel.

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The Social Learning Revolution: What it means for Higher Education

Closing Keynote, WCET Annual Meeting, Denver, Colorado, 15 November 2013
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Lectures Didn't Work in 1350—and They Still Don't Work Today

Lectures Didn't Work in 1350—and They Still Don't Work Today | Leadership & Learning | Scoop.it
A conversation with David Thornburg about designing a better classroom

Via Nancy Jones, Ivon Prefontaine
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It is really about learner engagement.

 

Exactly why we have added new particpation techniques and tools like Insights to Go, Conferences.io, ThinkTank, #MBSN (Management By Sticky Notes and more to our professional development programming. 

 

See our release about a New Era in Talent Development and Learning http://cpa.tc/32f

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, November 16, 2013 7:43 PM

School has not been a happy place for many of us. We need real conversations rather than a continuation of the same old same old.

Diane Johnson's curator insight, November 17, 2013 2:12 PM

Interesting considerations for reimagining school.

Agron S. Dida's comment, November 20, 2013 8:47 AM
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Howard Gardner: ‘Multiple intelligences’ are not ‘learning styles’ - Washington Post

Howard Gardner: ‘Multiple intelligences’ are not ‘learning styles’ - Washington Post | Leadership & Learning | Scoop.it
The famed psychologist explains why one is not the other though they are often confused.

Via John Evans
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I am a fan of Gardner and his Five MInds for the Future. This new work is needed and I like the emphasis on designing learning to work with these multiple intelligences. In this world of rapid change and increasing complexity, learning is THE competitive advantage we can control. 

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Linda L. Rosario's curator insight, October 18, 2013 8:04 PM

Es imperativo leer este artículo escrito por el creador de la Teoría de las Inteligencias Múltiples y su clarificación de que éstas ... ! NO son estilos de eprendizajes!

Ante Lauc's curator insight, October 21, 2013 3:39 AM

For me the most important is moral and emotional intelligence, than cognitive and other that HG did discover.

Rhiannon Boyd's curator insight, November 18, 2013 8:33 PM

From the article: 

 "On the basis of research in several disciplines, including the study of how human capacities are represented in the brain, I developed the idea that each of us has a number of relatively independent mental faculties, which can be termed our “multiple intelligences.” The basic idea is simplicity itself. A belief in a single intelligence assumes that we have one central, all-purpose computer—and it determines how well we perform in every sector of life. In contrast, a belief in multiple intelligences assumes that we have a number of relatively autonomous computers—one that computes linguistic information, another spatial information, another musical information, another information about other people, and so on." - HG

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The Five Laws of The Content Curation Economy by Steve Rosenbaum

The Five Laws of The Content Curation Economy by Steve Rosenbaum | Leadership & Learning | Scoop.it

Via Robin Good
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Great insights to a great article. I was on a panel with Steve at the Association DigitalNow Conference a few years back and he was inspiring and full of great insights about curation and content marketing.

 

What is the opportunity for CPAs in this? Given the proliferation of content and the constant cries of information overload by CPAs and their companies and clients. Can CPAs become curators for their specific industries and areas of interests? What do you think?

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wanderingsalsero's curator insight, October 20, 2013 8:09 PM

Makes sense to me.

Julie Groom's curator insight, October 23, 2013 4:48 AM

Curating - how to manage it. And curation experts already exist - they're called Librarians!

John Thomas's curator insight, February 9, 2014 12:29 PM
The Five Laws of The Content Curation Economy by Steve Rosenbaum
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Gamification In Leadership Development: How Companies Use Gaming To Build Their Leader Pipeline

Gamification In Leadership Development: How Companies Use Gaming To Build Their Leader Pipeline | Leadership & Learning | Scoop.it
Have you ever watched someone play Angry Birds, Fruit Ninja, or World of Warcraft? They are totally absorbed in the moment. What are they playing for, you might ask? Often, it is just the sense of personal accomplishment in reaching a new level.
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Jeanne makes eome great points about the future of learning incuding engagament. While gamification is a major trend and future opportunity, there are some ways even average size companies can increase learning effectiveness and engagement. Things like the flipped classroom, structured collabroation technology tools and facilitation techniquescan greatly increase the effectiveness of learning. See http://cpa.tc/32f for some examples.

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Believe It or Not – Classroom Training Isn’t Dead

The popularity of mobile, social, and elearning might lead us to think classroom training is dying. But Brandon Hall says classroom training is up 5%.

Via Don Dea
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Love this post and agree 100%. The challenge is to make in-person training more valuable to organizations and participants. Collaborative learning supported by technology, linking learning to vision and purpose in the organization, and most importantly building relationships and networks up and down (with leadership) and across the organization (across silos). And closing with brainstorms or ways of capturing insights all support learning that makes a difference.

 

See our announcement about a "new era in talent development and learning" http://cpa.tc/32f and how we are introducing new collaborative technology tools (conferences.io, ThinkTank), refelctive learning tools like our i2a: Insights to Go, and facilitated group learning with our soon-to-be-famous #MBSN approach - managament by sticky notes.

 

Tie the learning to your vision, mission and purpose, connect with your top leaders and you have "learning that matters".

 

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Don Dea's curator insight, September 13, 2013 12:32 AM

The key for training providers (whether they’re internal or external) is to understand these “additional goals” for the event. These might not be formal learning objectives as much as they are event objectives. Trainers and facilitators need to build time for these interactions to take place. And smart companies are finding ways to use trainers in the activities.

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Love this post and agree 100%. The challenge is to make in-person training more valuable to organizations and participants. Collaborative learning supported by technology, linking learning to vision and purpose in the organization, and most importantly building relationships and networks up and down (with leadership) and across the organization (across silos). And closing with brainstorms or ways of capturing insights all support learning that makes a difference.
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Did you know that "strategic thinking" ranked as one of the Top 5 Skills needed by CPAs in the future?
Research conducted by the AICPA in 2011 (The CPA Horizons 2025 Project) identified the Top 5 Skills needed by CPAs for the future. Now recent research published by Harvard Business Review puts an exclamation mark on these skills saying that, "a strategic approach to leadership was on average 10 times more important to the perception of effectiveness than other behaviors studied. It was twice as...
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What is the number one skill for leaders? The skill that makes the biggest difference? New research published by HBR may surprise you. The good news is that you can acquire these skills. 

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Selling Your Ideas Up: How to Overcome Objections and Get Your Ideas Approved

Selling Your Ideas Up: How to Overcome Objections and Get Your Ideas Approved | Leadership & Learning | Scoop.it
In an era of budget, time, and labor constraints, is it possible to sell your ideas and concepts (which often require money, time, and labor to implement) to the CEO, CFO, Board of Directors, or
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Are you selling yourself short? A timely post from Dan Burrus @danielburrus)

 

We were just talking about this at our CFO and Controller Professional Issues Update last Thursday. The need for our CFOs to re-position themselves as forward-looking (versus historical scorekeepers) and future oriented, Chief Future Officers. The key to that is for them to "sell themselves" and earn the trust and respect of the CEO and key players in the business units. Your advice is spot in and we will be sending it out to our participants. Like it or not, we are all in the sales business, selling our ideas and roles and value.

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What Thomas L. Friedman Didn’t Report About Getting Hired by Google

What Thomas L. Friedman Didn’t Report About Getting Hired by Google | Leadership & Learning | Scoop.it
Last month, New York Times op-ed columnist, Thomas L. Friedman, wrote a column entitled, “How to Get a Job at Google.” He did not report that this is how to get a job anywhere.His op-ed focused on an
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Great post and reference to Tom Friedman's op-ed about how to get hired by google where they introduce the concept of being "agile learners".


I like the "five factors to Learning Agility: mental agility, self-awareness, people agility, change agility, and results agility." and add to that Google's emergent leadership, humility and ownership and you have the critical career success factors for today's fast-changing work world. We have a saying that goes like this, in a period of raid change and increasing complexity, the winners will be those who can keep their rate of learning greater than the rate of change (L>C). Here is to the agile learners!

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How To Be A Better Leader By Rewiring Your Brain - Inc.com

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How To Be A Better Leader By Rewiring Your Brain
Inc.com
Controlling the way your brain responds to emotions isn't as complicated as it sounds. A psychologist explains the steps that will change your behavior.

Via Rami Kantari, Bob Cowper, Create Wise Leader, Jose Luis Anzizar, David Hain
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Brain science is beginning to provide us new tools and techniques grounded in physiology to help us be the best version of ourselves and as leaders to help our people be the best version of themselves. This article reaffirms areas like positivity, gratitude and getting control of our "lizard brains". 

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Graeme Reid's curator insight, March 9, 2014 7:32 PM

Or put more simplistically - Think before you act.

María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, March 10, 2014 8:43 AM

Better Leader...Great one

Nacho Vega's curator insight, March 10, 2014 4:12 PM

"Emotional Intelligence (EQ), the ability to recognize, understand, and control your own and others' emotions." Do you want to know more... just follow this link!

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The Three Decisions You Need to Own

The Three Decisions You Need to Own | Leadership & Learning | Scoop.it
Goals, resource allocation, and people aren't decisions to be delegated away.
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I agree with these "critical decisions" for CEOs and Managaing Partners, especially in this new world of "tranisent advantages" where business models are in need of change and competition can come from anywhere.

 

I liked the point from GE where the CFO, Keith Sherin said, “This is where the growth is.  We are shifting our center of gravity.”  Such decisions might be unpopular and break a lot of traditions, yet they set the future course of the company.


Decisions like this will be more frequent and require CEOs and CFOs to be looking forward and constantly evaluating their business portfolio for emerging new business lines and fading old ones.

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Creating a high performance learning environment

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"Ultimately, the impetus for creating high-performance learning environments—and for hiring and developing high-performance learners—is to support the ongoing quest for competitive advantage. Top performers want to work for a company where people can effectively and easily connect, where all employees are equipped for success today and empowered to grow in the future. By providing such an environment, companies create a competitive advantage. Ultimately, high-performance learning is a formula for both personal and corporate success."

 

Some great insights from Accenture on how to create a high performance learning environment. 

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If there is ever a time when organization’s and individual’s need to be enlightened it is today and then again tomorrow.

If there is ever a time when organization’s and individual’s need to be enlightened it is today and then again tomorrow. | Leadership & Learning | Scoop.it
The word enlighten implies to gain understanding or insight that reveals information and knowledge previously unknown. Most people use the word enlightened to refer to a time, knowledge or experience that transformed their views of the world.
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If there is ever a time when organization’s and individual’s need to be enlightened it is today and then again tomorrow.

Great post and very appropriate given last week's DigitalCPA Conference at Gaylord National Harbor where we are working on building a community of "enlightened" CPAs working to seek and create new ways of providing value to businesses and dismantling old ways of working. And to help "enlighten" others to join the movement. 

 

I especially liked the definition in your post,

 

"The word enlighten implies to gain understanding or insight that reveals information and knowledge previously unknown. Most people use the word enlightened to refer to a time, knowledge or experience that transformed their views of the world. However, enlightenment itself is not about merely changing the way one looks at the world, as the Age of Enlightenment philosophers set out to do, it is also about destruction. Enlightenment is the dismantling and discarding of old, deep-seated beliefs in exchange for new ideas which are better supported by the available evidence..."

 

I also like your perspective on how the worlkd is changing. From me to we, from ego-system to ecosystem. I would add from independent to interdependent, from hierarchy to network, from command & control to connect and collaborate.

 

Reminds me of our favorite saying, "insight without action is either useless or destructive."

 

The best time to be enlightened and to enlighten others is today, and then again, tomorrow, and then again tomorrow...

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Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Narrative and Passion

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Narrative and Passion | Leadership & Learning | Scoop.it
Narrative and passion are becoming increasingly central to performance at all levels – individual, institution and ecosystem. But are they completely separate topics or are they related in some way?
Via Kenneth Mikkelsen
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Narrative if two-way can ignite passion, increase engagement, and lead "buy-in"
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The Influence Landscape: The Evolving Power of Shapers & Influencers

The Influence Landscape: The Evolving Power of Shapers & Influencers | Leadership & Learning | Scoop.it

Even as recently as twenty or thirty years ago, the people with influence were relatively easy to spot: the President or Prime Minister of a nation, religious leaders, CEOs, and probably your parents.

 

Their influence was based on a combination of position, experience, knowledge, wealth – and most importantly control of the channels of communication to the “people,” for to have power influence must be spread.

 

No longer – the influence landscape has already shifted dramatically and will continue to evolve.


Via Kenneth Mikkelsen
Tom Hood's insight:

Great visual of the modern leader and to quote Jim Collins,m"we are moving from organizations well managed to networks well led." Essentially, the leaders of today will be more like association executives than command and control CEOs of the past. What do you think about this?

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David Hain's curator insight, October 18, 2013 10:18 AM

Great infographic on the changing environment for influence.

Annemarijs's curator insight, October 18, 2013 11:06 AM

Wie heeft de macht in deze groeiende netwerksamenleving? Zij die de meeste invloed uitoefenen, maar zijn dat nog dezelfde die dat vanuit hun functie of geboorterecht altijd gehad hebben?

Alex Watson's curator insight, October 18, 2013 11:39 AM

Interesting read.

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Employee engagement – put an end to workplace frustration - Social-Hire

Employee engagement – put an end to workplace frustration - Social-Hire | Leadership & Learning | Scoop.it
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I think the opeining quote says it all, "Emotions are some of the main drivers of engagement" - Dale Carnegie.

 

The bottom-line is are you successfully connecting your team (and that incudes strategic partners, suppliers, customers and prospective customers to your purpose and vision?

 

Are you working to maximize the strengths of your team on the best opportunities facing your business or firms?

 

Are you working together to turn your flywheel or are your efforts spread out in all directions?

 

This article sums it up nicely...

Generally, employee engagement is known as the emotional commitment an employee has to the company and its goals, the positive attitude or behaviour of someone at work.  Truly engaged employees are attracted to and inspired by their work and they are willing to give their best as an integral part of their daily activity, experiencing job satisfaction along with organisational commitment and job involvement.

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The 21st-Century Digital Learner

The 21st-Century Digital Learner | Leadership & Learning | Scoop.it

After hosting dozens of these conversations, I realize one thing: We just don't listen enough to our students. The tradition in education has been not to ask the students what they think or want, but rather for adult educators to design the system and curriculum by themselves, using their "superior" knowledge and experience.


Via Nik Peachey
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This is true for learned of all ages from kindergarten to adult learning. We all learn best when we can participate in the learning, rather than just passively consume it. This was major conversation at our BLI (http://www.blionline.org) on-site collaboration session earlier this week. All of our work on competencies and curriculum has been based on learner collaboration sessions and look for new participation models and tools to enrich our work with adult learners.

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Aunty Alice's curator insight, October 24, 2013 5:27 PM

Just as speaking is the outcome of listening, so writing is the outcome of reading, not the other way round. Listening to the student should also include "listening" to their writing. ie., analyse what they are saying and how they are doing it.  When students evaluate their own work, the teacher should listen and guide them to ways of improving it, whether it be punctuation, paragraphing, spelling, or word or subject knowledge.  This is how we bring students on board and empower them to learn. 

Aunty Alice's curator insight, October 31, 2013 4:49 PM

Listening to students has two aspects; listening to what they say orally, and 'listening' to their writing which is only another way of talking, only through a code. Just as learning to speak is tied closely to listening to what is said and being exposed to words that help one to think better, so writing is the same  and relies on reading "or listening" to what others say and how they say it to express clear meaning. The two subjects, reading and writing, are closlely intertwined yet we compartmentalize them in the literacy curriculum. An example of adults thinking they know what is best for children.  

Nuno Ricardo Oliveira's curator insight, December 28, 2013 11:53 AM

The 21st-Century Digital Learner