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Leaders Should Be Uncomfortable Right Now

Leaders Should Be Uncomfortable Right Now | Leading Learning | Scoop.it
This question from the recent Connected Learning: An Agenda for Research and Design sums up much of the discussion that is happening within my circles: The trends we are seeing in today’s new media...
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Be uncomfortable, drive forward.

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What's an Education That's Worth Having?

What's an Education That's Worth Having? | Leading Learning | Scoop.it
[In 2014, I wrote a post on technology and pedagogy that was recently circulated on Twitter.  It reminded me that it is time to update the thinking in that post.] Simon Breakspear asked the questio...
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How do digital literacies make their way into the curriculum?  How do education leaders become aware of their importance for our students?

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The Most Important Thing About Us

The Most Important Thing About Us | Leading Learning | Scoop.it
Incompetent leaders are pushed around by negative environments. Skillful leaders create positive environments and manage emotion. The way people feel, while they work, is leadership’s opportunity. ...
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Official Chat List - Education Chats

This is the official site for managing the COMPLETE list of twitter education chats. It contains a Calendar and a list of chats. It may also include information about each chat (future). It is managed by a group of educator tweeps who care about keeping one up to date list of chats which everyone can use.
As of Dec 2014, this includes @cybraryman @conniehamilton @thomascmurray @jrochelle @cevans5195
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Mozilla Webmaker Web Literacy Resources

Mozilla Webmaker Web Literacy Resources | Leading Learning | Scoop.it
We're a global community dedicated to teaching digital skills and web literacy. We explore, tinker and create together to build a web that's open and made by everyone.
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Preaching to the Choir (#Ossemooc)

To answer the #Ossemooc  30 Days of Learning Challenge, "What have I learned?"..... I have learned the new and much more powerful meaning to the phrase "you're preaching to the choir" This year I d...
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Twitter is a Public Library!

Twitter is a Public Library! | Leading Learning | Scoop.it
Earlier today, I read a post on the importance of the language we use when we talk about education.  It  made me think about some of the listening I have done this year when I ask educators why the...
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How do we talk to people about the value of Twitter as a resource for learning?

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4 common myths about young people and mental health debunked

4 common myths about young people and mental health debunked | Leading Learning | Scoop.it
Mental illnesses don’t make you dangerous and teenagers’ moods might not just be their hormones – journalist Matthew Jenkin explores common misconceptions about young people and mental health

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Lon Woodbury's curator insight, November 27, 2014 2:04 PM

Its harmful to apply a "diagnosis" on a child with problems without checking if something in the environment or expectations of the child that is causing the behavioral problems.  My favorite example is the diagnosis of ADHD on a young teen who is simply bummed over his parents getting a divorce.  Its also harmful to refuse to diagnose behavioral problems when it is actually ADHD.  -Lon

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Ten Minutes of Connecting: Day 9 - Beginning to Share Content

Ten Minutes of Connecting: Day 9 - Beginning to Share Content | Leading Learning | Scoop.it
Over the past week we have been looking at different ways to find content online to help us with our professional learning.  While we still have more tools to explore, today we are taking a pause a...
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Share your "files" with other educators.  Deprivatize your learning.  Start the process of tagging and sharing as you learn to make your thinking visible.

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Ten Minutes of Connecting: Day 7 - #FollowFriday and Attending Conferences Virtually

Ten Minutes of Connecting: Day 7 - #FollowFriday and Attending Conferences Virtually | Leading Learning | Scoop.it
It's our first Friday of November, and on Twitter, Fridays are a little more special than the other days of the week! On Friday, people use the hashtags #FollowFriday and #FF to suggest people they...
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Keep learning, even when you can't travel to the conferences.  We can show you how.

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If Teacher's Didn't Have to Write Report Cards - Matthew R. Morris

If Teacher's Didn't Have to Write Report Cards - Matthew R. Morris | Leading Learning | Scoop.it
So teachers don’t have to write report cards - no grades, no comments, basically nothing. I began to question how such a tangible change to a teacher’s job would affect teaching practice. I thought about myself. Now that I don’t have to write report cards, how will that change the way I teach?
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ASPS Story: Collaborative Learning Culture

Sharing our ASPS journey on building a collaborative learning culture.
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I love these slides Lisa presented to the eLCs on our visit to her school last week.

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The Answers Can't Be Found In The Back of the Book

The Answers Can't Be Found In The Back of the Book | Leading Learning | Scoop.it
2014 is coming to a close, and as I read the many excellent reflective educator "end of the year" blogs, so many are asking how to move forward in 2015. There is no simple answer to that question. ...
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This year, my #oneword is Courage - the courage to make sure student learning is at the centre of the decisions we make.

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Keeping Your New Year's Resolutions From Going in One Year and Out the Other

Keeping Your New Year's Resolutions From Going in One Year and Out the Other | Leading Learning | Scoop.it
Let me begin with a huge thanks to @RoyanLee who suggested the @InquiringShow Inquiring Minds podcast in his blog last summer.  It has been such a great source of learning for me, especially while ...
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A review of the January 2, 2015 Inquiring Minds Podcast.

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The-eight-new-attributes-of-modern-educational-leaders-9.pdf

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Do these attributes align with the aspiring leader and succession planning in your board?

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So How Does Finland Do It?

So How Does Finland Do It? | Leading Learning | Scoop.it

Since it implemented huge education reforms 40 years ago, Finland's school system has consistently come at the top of the international rankings for education systems.   So how do they do it?   It's simple — by going against the test-driven, centralised model that much of the Western world uses.''

 

Pasi Sahlberg is  a visiting Professor at Harvard University Graduate School of Education. His book Finnish Lessons: What can the world learn from educational change in Finland won the 2013 Grawemeyer Award.'


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Vineta Erzen's curator insight, December 1, 2014 5:37 PM

Cooperation instead of daily competition and test driven education - why can't we make it happen?

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, December 1, 2014 7:53 PM

Having listened to Pasi Sahlberg and read some of his writing, it is important to understand that he says what happens in Finland works there. We can learn lessons and work to apply them in our settings, but have to be aware of differences.

 

Finland is largely homogenous, has a small population, and leaves much of the curricula design to local teachers. How will that work in our communities which have bureaucratized and technocratized School?

 

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The New Science of Building Great Teams

The New Science of Building Great Teams | Leading Learning | Scoop.it
Just by looking at the sociometric data, we’ve been able to foretell which teams will win a business plan contest.

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David Hain's curator insight, November 25, 2014 2:44 AM

MIT Human Dynamics bring the detail of great teamwork together with precise observations.  Meet the 'charismatic connectors'.

Alexis Assimacopoulos's curator insight, November 25, 2014 7:47 AM

http://www.worldsviewacademy.com/products/purposeful-teams-intervention/279

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Ten Minutes of Connecting: Day 10 - Pinterest is for more than just crafts and recipes!

Ten Minutes of Connecting: Day 10 - Pinterest is for more than just crafts and recipes! | Leading Learning | Scoop.it
Welcome to Day 10 of "Couch to Connected", our commitment to getting connected in November by dedicating 10 minutes to connecting every day. It's a cold morning, so today we are adding some visual ...
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Ten Minutes of Connecting: Day 8 - Peeking Inside a Twitter Chat

Ten Minutes of Connecting: Day 8 - Peeking Inside a Twitter Chat | Leading Learning | Scoop.it
Today we begin our second week of connected learning.  Most of our "10 minutes" so far have been about lurking and learning, which is great.  Finding out where to go online to learn what is happeni...
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So what really happens in a twitter chat?  Are there any newbies (yes!!) and is the group supportive (yes!!).

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