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What Student Engagement Isn't

What Student Engagement Isn't | Leading Learning | Scoop.it

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So true!

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Mary Perfitt-Nelson's curator insight, February 14, 2013 4:02 PM

So I asked my beloved Madeline, a senior scouring colleges, to tell me (impromptu) what student engagement isn't.  

 

Her spontaneous response?

 

"Textbooks and tests"

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Examining the Mindset..

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8 Characteristics of Great School Leaders ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

8 Characteristics of Great School Leaders ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Leading Learning | Scoop.it

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5 Characteristics of an Innovative Organization - The Principal of Change

5 Characteristics of an Innovative Organization - The Principal of Change | Leading Learning | Scoop.it
As the year has wrapped up for most North American schools, I look back at my year and realize how blessed I am to not only be able to travel the world and share my experience with others, but also...

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Educator as a Maker Educator

Educator as a Maker Educator | Leading Learning | Scoop.it
The following materials are being used to present to educators the idea that implementing maker education requires a different mindset, and often different roles and skills of the educator. To acce...
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Collaborative Inquiry | Canadian Education Association (CEA)

Collaborative Inquiry | Canadian Education Association (CEA) | Leading Learning | Scoop.it
It is ironic that, with all we know about the benefits of collaborative, inquiry-based learning for students, we struggle to create the same rich learning opportunities for teachers.
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7 Daily Rituals Of Highly Effective Leaders

7 Daily Rituals Of Highly Effective Leaders | Leading Learning | Scoop.it
Lolly Daskal, president and founder of Lead From Within, presents seven rituals that great leaders are doing wholeheartedly to make each day count.
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I passed over this to begin with, but after digging deeper into it, there are some great insights.
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Finnish Lessons: What We Learned from Pasi Sahlberg | Citizens for Public Schools

Finnish Lessons: What We Learned from Pasi Sahlberg | Citizens for Public Schools | Leading Learning | Scoop.it
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A fabulous talk by Pasi Sahlberg.

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Lubricating The Wheels Of Technology In Education

Lubricating The Wheels Of Technology In Education | Leading Learning | Scoop.it
VideoMy eldest son starting high school this year has given me a fascinating inside view on technology as it applies to education. I'm of the perfect age to have started my high school education sans computers, but to have ended it with at least the start of technology becoming more [...]
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How can we leverage the Ontario Provincial vLE for anytime, anywhere learning?

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Connected Educators, Leaders and Schools

Connected Educators, Leaders and Schools | Leading Learning | Scoop.it
Connected students need connected teachers. Connected teachers need backing from connected administrators. Connected administrators create and support connected schools! What do I mean by connected...
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Absolutely the best page outlining why leaders need to connect.

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Why Even the Worst Bloggers Are Making Us Smarter | Wired Opinion | Wired.com

Why Even the Worst Bloggers Are Making Us Smarter | Wired Opinion | Wired.com | Leading Learning | Scoop.it
We write the equivalent of 520 million books every day on social media and email. The fact that so many of us are writing — sharing our ideas, good and bad — has changed the way we think. Just as we now live in public, so do we think in public.
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Daniel Pink's ASCD keynote: why being persuasive in the classroom is more important than ever & how to sharpen your skills -

Daniel Pink's ASCD keynote: why being persuasive in the classroom is more important than ever & how to sharpen your skills - | Leading Learning | Scoop.it
What percentage of your time is spent convincing people to give up something they value (like time, energy, attention, or money) in exchange for something you offer? This was the question posed by Daniel Pink, the first keynote speaker at this year’s ASCD conference in Los Angeles. He shared a study where 7,000 Americans participated, and …

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Linda Alexander's curator insight, March 18, 6:25 AM

This key point is about having more "why" conversations.....

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Gandhi’s Top 10 Fundamentals for Changing the World

Gandhi’s Top 10 Fundamentals for Changing the World | Leading Learning | Scoop.it
“You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.” “The difference between what we do and what we are capable of doing would
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#CTW Change the World

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My Manifesto To Learning

My Manifesto To Learning | Leading Learning | Scoop.it
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I read this whenever I forget the importance of changing the trajectory of a child's life every single day by making 'school' a place where they can thrive, and wonder, and learn what they need to reach their best imagined future.

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AZK1031_Matrix_Print.pdf

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7 Characteristics of A Digitally Competent Teacher - Edudemic

7 Characteristics of A Digitally Competent Teacher - Edudemic | Leading Learning | Scoop.it

"What does being a ‘digitally competent’ teacher mean? Does it mean using laptops, smartphones, or tablets in your classroom? Does it mean finding new and interesting ways to use those devices along with apps and web tools?  What level of expertise with technology constitutes ‘competent’? Or does the concept encompass more than that? Do things like digital citizenship, acceptable use policies, digital footprints, and privacy concerns ring a bell.

 

Just like in real life, being well-rounded is important when you’re addressing technology use. Having the ability to say, use an laptop isn’t really enough. The handy infographic below explores what it means to be a digitally competent teacher."


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Clever Learning Tools for Social Media - Champlain College - Google Docs

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Leading Digital Learning - google doc from Alec Couros @courosa

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5 Ways To Influence Change

5 Ways To Influence Change | Leading Learning | Scoop.it
"At the end of the day, what qualifies people to be called 'leaders' is their capacity to influence others to change their behavior in order to achieve important results." Joseph Grenny In a time w...
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Are You Nuts? (Maybe just a little.....)

Are You Nuts? (Maybe just a little.....) | Leading Learning | Scoop.it
As the e-Learning Coordinator for my Board, I have the opportunity to promote online learning and build teacher capacity in this area. I have logged countless, lonely kilometers crisscrossing the B...
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#coslwc2013 #Presentation #workshop - The Networked Leader - Google Docs

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The Quickly Narrowing Gap Between Formal & Informal Learning

The Quickly Narrowing Gap Between Formal & Informal Learning | Leading Learning | Scoop.it
The Quickly Narrowing Gap Between Formal & Informal Learning

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Donna Fry (@fryed)'s insight:

This is an important read.  Great Ken Robinson quote about dangerously irrelevant.

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, April 12, 3:07 PM

According to John Dewey, the objective of education is to connect learning to life. Alfred North Whitehead suggested the only subject needed was Life in all its manifestations.

Chris Carter's comment, April 12, 4:44 PM
Thank you, Grant. The philosophical shift must follow the experience on the ground.
Keaton Toscano's curator insight, April 13, 9:46 PM

Resources are not only becoming more available, but more applicable as well! Maybe the way of the future is not sitting in a classroom, but that would require more self-directed learners... and there is a lack of such in my experience, at least in the commonly recognized academic fields. Everyone has their own interests, whether inside or outside the classic realm of academia, but maybe that's a distinction worth respecting.

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The Maker Movement and the Rebirth of Constructionism | Hybrid Pedagogy.com

The Maker Movement and the Rebirth of Constructionism | Hybrid Pedagogy.com | Leading Learning | Scoop.it

Educational theory and practice have begun to appear more frequently in the popular press. Terms such as collaborative learning, project-based learning, metacognition, inquiry-based learning, and so on, might be new to some audiences, but they have a relatively long and well-documented history for many educators. The most widely-known and promising pedagogical approach is constructivism grounded on the work of Piaget, Vygotsky, and Bruner. Given how it has transformed my own understanding of pedagogy, teaching, and learning, constructionism seems ripe for a similar resurgence — like a phoenix rising from the ashes of Taylorization and standardized testing. Constructionism brings creativity, tinkering, exploring, building, and presentation to the forefront of the learning process.

 

 

Over the last decade my teaching has undergone a dramatic transformation as I played with many methods for getting my students to learn not only through doing, but also through creating. Initially this interest was sparked by a belief that targeting the highest level of Bloom’s Taxonomy (revised) would lead to mastery in all the other cognitive domains. Later it was bolstered by an interest in creating more collaborative learning opportunities for my students.

 

 

I also felt passionately that anything my students create should have an authentic audience. I realized, after reading the works of influential writing theorist Peter Elbow, that when they wrote essays for me, they were writing to be judged, not writing to inform. Elbow argued that:

 

"When students write for teachers, they are writing ‘uphill’ in the authority dimension: instead of having the normal language-using experience of trying to communicate ‘across’ to others in order to tell them what’s on their mind, they are having the experience of trying to communicate ‘up’ to someone whose only reason for reading is to judge the acceptability of what they wrote and how they wrote it."

 

My first experiment was in having them write essays for their classmates, and although it was a vast improvement, still the audience seemed less than authentic.

 

Fortunately, my efforts to transform the way I teach came at the same time we were experiencing the societal shift from information consumerism to a production and remix culture. Now my students could write for a truly authentic audience through blogs, wikis, and websites.

 

As I strove to facilitate learning through creating, I realized that text-based creations were only the surface and started to build learning experiences in which my students explored and leveraged the wealth of creativity tools which were freely available online, including podcasting, screencasting, online presentation, mindmapping, animation, and infographic tools.

 

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Will Gourley's curator insight, January 25, 6:46 PM

Another amazing reason to follow Hybrid Pedagogy

Sanford Arbogast's curator insight, January 27, 6:14 AM

I prefer the Connectivist approach, but if we can move the masses out of the 19th century education model and into the early 20th model that is a ste in the right direction.

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9 Wonderful TED Talks on Re-imagining Schools ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

9 Wonderful TED Talks on Re-imagining Schools ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Leading Learning | Scoop.it

"Is our education system broken? Answers to this question differ depending on the perspective from which each one of us looks at it and also in terms of what we mean by broken. This question has also been the theme that several scholars and educators from all around the world covered in their TED talks."


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Dan Pink: How Teachers Can Sell Love of Learning to Students

Dan Pink: How Teachers Can Sell Love of Learning to Students | Leading Learning | Scoop.it
As education grows and changes educators have the opportunity to change the way they envision their roles and their classrooms.
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Seven Elements of Leadership Style by Jim Collins

Seven Elements of Leadership Style by Jim Collins | Leading Learning | Scoop.it
The elements of leadership style taught by Jim Collins deliver great value to aspiring leaders. These elements will enhance your leadership effectiveness.
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