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Michael Fullan at BLC14 - The Principal: Three Keys to Maximizing Impact - YouTube

Filmed at Building Learning Communities 2014. Michael Fullan is Professor emeritus of the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Tor...
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Innovation Mindset = Growth + Maker + Team Experiences - Getting Smart by Tom Vander Ark - 21st century skills, academic mindest, deeper learning, education, Innovation, leadership

Innovation Mindset = Growth + Maker + Team Experiences - Getting Smart by Tom Vander Ark - 21st century skills, academic mindest, deeper learning, education, Innovation, leadership | Leading Learning | Scoop.it
What do young people need to know and be able to do be successful? Sure reading, writing, and problem solving are important to just about every family wage job. Content knowledge gives you something to work with, but what else is important for success in life?
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The "Innovator" mindset.

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Chris Dede « Five Things I've Learned

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What Dr. Chris Dede has learned about leadership.
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Exploring Digital Literacy and the Importance of Confidence

Exploring Digital Literacy and the Importance of Confidence | Leading Learning | Scoop.it
  Part of my current role in Ontario is working with teachers and education leaders to dig into what modern learning really looks like at the level of the "student desk". Much of the work in t...
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EduShyster: Question Authoritarianism

EduShyster: Question Authoritarianism | Leading Learning | Scoop.it
Yong Zhao warns that America is on a suicidal quest for educational excellence…

EduShyster: I have to start by paraphrasing my hero, New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman: why can&rsqu
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What is the value of prescribed curriculum and standardized testing?

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Why the Growth Mindset is the Only Way to Learn | Edudemic

Why the Growth Mindset is the Only Way to Learn | Edudemic | Leading Learning | Scoop.it
“You’re too old to learn a foreign language.” “I couldn’t work on computers. I’m just not good with them.” “I’m not smart enough to run my own business.” Do you know what these statements have in common? They’re all examples of the fixed mindset- the belief that intelligence, ability, and success are static qualities that …
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Prioritizing Student Voices

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In order to find value in their learning, students need to find their voices. Teachers can encourage student participation by enabling rather than enforcing it.

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The Mindsets That Foster “Productive Persistence” In Students

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 The Mindsets That Foster “Productive Persistence” In Students

In this briefing paper prepared for the Noyce Foundation, Nancy Stano (University of Texas/Aust…
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Thinking a lot about the critical importance of mindset.

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The Answer is – Nuthin’

The Answer is – Nuthin’ | Leading Learning | Scoop.it
The question is “What did you do in school today?”
It was the answer that I gave my parents when they asked.  I can still remember my dad “Those darn teachers – how much are we paying them and you did nothing?

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voicEd.ca's curator insight, September 2, 6:06 AM

What did you do in School today? @dougpete offers a link to some different ways to engage students (and teachers) in talking about their day!

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Andy Hargreaves - Professional Capital: Transforming Teaching in Every School - YouTube

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Andy Hargreaves is the Thomas More Brennan Chair in the Lynch School of Education at Boston College. The mission of the Chair is to promote social justice an...
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Investing in educators...

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Are You Ready to Join the Slow Education Movement?

Are You Ready to Join the Slow Education Movement? | Leading Learning | Scoop.it
Teacher and PBL consultant Shelley Wright offers her first draft of a Slow Education manifesto and urges other educators to join in the effort.

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Ann S. Michaelsen's curator insight, August 29, 9:22 AM

Education must be personalized – responsive to the real needs of each student. This could mean the abolition of grade levels based on age. When education is personalized, it emphasizes student interests, teaches skills using worthwhile content – and most important – shows kids how to tap into their own innate motivation to learn. It puts the onus of learning on those who have the most at stake in school: students.

Personalized learning requires teachers to become co-learners and release their iron grip on the learning process. It requires districts to trust principals, principals to trust teachers, and teachers to trust students. It requires a great deal of conversation about what real learning is and why it matters.

Kevin Atkins's curator insight, August 29, 9:26 AM

Some very important facts and interesting ideas! "Give the student the time he needs!" An inspiring read!

Charles van der Haegen's curator insight, August 30, 4:54 AM

Education is perhaps one of the most fundamental changes that has to be undertaken...

Let's let it emerge autopoïetically...,This does not mean we should not lead on it...

 

"One must constantly rest on an acting “avant garde” (vanguard). There's never preliminary consensus with respect to innovation. One doesn't progress on the foundation of average opinion, which is not democratic; but “mediocratic”. One progresses on the foundation of creative passion. All and every transformational innovation is first and foremost deviance. It diffuses when becoming a trend before becoming a historic power."

Edgar Morin : Freely translated from French

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Educational Leadership:Strengthening Student Engagement:Strengthening Student Engagement: What Do Students Want

Educational Leadership:Strengthening Student Engagement:Strengthening Student Engagement: What Do Students Want | Leading Learning | Scoop.it
Founded in 1943, ASCD (formerly the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development) is an educational leadership organization dedicated to advancing best practices and policies for the success of each learner. Our 175,000 members in 119 countries are professional educators from all levels and subject areas––superintendents, supervisors, principals, teachers, professors of education, and school board members.
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Growth Mindset and Why it Matters

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Unlearning, Revisited.

Unlearning, Revisited. | Leading Learning | Scoop.it
The very first article I read on Zite this morning  was a blog post written by Dr. Chris Dede (incidentally the keynote speaker last week at #on21Clearn in Toronto). Dr. Dede begins by reminding us...
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How do we support educators in unlearning the practices modelled in decades of formal instruction?
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Education-policies-for-raising-learning-JEP.pdf

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Research into the Finnish education system in comparison with other systems.

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The Best Resources On Helping Our Students Develop A "Growth Mindset"

The Best Resources On Helping Our Students Develop A "Growth Mindset" | Leading Learning | Scoop.it
Photo Credit: Antoine Gady via Compfight The "question of the week" at my Education Week Teacher column this week is "How Can We Help Our Students Develop a Growth Mindset?" (NOTE: You can now read...
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An comprehensive collection of articles on growth mindset.

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Fixed vs. Growth: The Two Basic Mindsets That Shape Our Lives

Fixed vs. Growth: The Two Basic Mindsets That Shape Our Lives | Leading Learning | Scoop.it
How to fine-tune the internal monologue that scores every aspect of our lives, from leadership to love.

"If you imagine less, less will b
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The Intersection of Growth Mindsets and Maker Education

The Intersection of Growth Mindsets and Maker Education | Leading Learning | Scoop.it
I have a recent interest in both Growth Mindsets and Maker Education; and have blogged and presented on both of these topics.  As such and because of my passion for both of these area, I have been ...
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The link between a growth mindset and maker education.

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Disrupting Education: 8 Ideas That Will Break It Once And For All

Disrupting Education: 8 Ideas That Will Break It Once And For All | Leading Learning | Scoop.it
Disrupting Education: 8 Ideas That Will Break It Once And For All by Terry Heick As education changes, it depends primarily on internal catalysts for…
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 Parents don’t understand teaching and learning.

Parents speak in the language of terms and compliance because that’s how we speak to them.

They understand grades, behavior, some of the fundamentals of literacy, and other abstractions like effort, inspiration, success, and failure.

But what if they understood how people learn even half as well as most teachers? What if they understood the pros and cons of certain assessment forms (this isn’t rocket science), the inherent limitations of letter grades (there’s no way they don’t already have an instinct for this), or how to coach critical thinking and observation on a daily basis?

Parents are the sleeping giants in education. 

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The Innovator's Mindset

The Innovator's Mindset | Leading Learning | Scoop.it
Carol Dweck's famous book, "Mindset", was one that was (is) hugely popular with educators, not only in helping shape their work and thoughts on students, but also pushing learning in educator with ...
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Is there an "Innovator's Mindset"?

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Transformative Learning

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At the AMEN 2013 conference in Melbourne there was a startling keynote talk by Dr Debbie Paltridge on transformative learning. It made such an impression on me that I have listed some information a...

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The 3 C’s of Educational Leadership

The 3 C’s of Educational Leadership | Leading Learning | Scoop.it
The changing face of education means there is a change in educational leadership.  To keep up with these changes, educational leaders need to engage in the 3 C’s of Educational Leadership:  Connect...
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Break Out of the Silo: Become a Connected Educator

Break Out of the Silo: Become a Connected Educator | Leading Learning | Scoop.it
Connected educators often get asked why technology and social media are so important...it's because of the connections we have made.
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Four Qualities of People Who Change the World

Four Qualities of People Who Change the World | Leading Learning | Scoop.it
Jobs are boring dead things that suck the life out of you, but a person with a mission has found a new lens for life. The greater the thing you live for the richer life becomes. Noble mission alway...
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