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What is Emotional Intelligence and Emotional Resilience?

What is Emotional Intelligence and Emotional Resilience? | Leading Schools | Scoop.it
I receive a lot of questions about how to address emotional intelligence (EQ) and build emotional resilience in coachees. For example, whenever I share the "Gaps" framework, I'm asked, "How can I coach the emotional intelligence gaps that I've identified in my client?" Coaches have to address emotions if we're going to help a client make meaningful, sustainable changes in his or her behaviors, beliefs, and being.
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Leading Success: Dynamic Solutions for Every School, Each Student

Leading Success: Dynamic Solutions for Every School, Each Student | Leading Schools | Scoop.it
Our toolkit for educators includes videos, case studies and more that lead you to a forum for equity, personalization, smart data, collaboration and continuous improvement...
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Nancy J. Herr's curator insight, July 3, 2014 9:53 AM

NASSP sponsored tools for success. Take a look at the many resources for new and experienced leaders alike.

Bradley Gomoluch's curator insight, July 22, 5:21 PM

Interesting learning modules and conversation about effective practices. 

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Why Only 34% Of All Fourth Graders Read Proficiently

Why Only 34% Of All Fourth Graders Read Proficiently | Leading Schools | Scoop.it
It's a sobering statistic: only 34 percent of all fourth grade students read proficiently. Third grade is the turning point in which students who don't reach proficiency by the end of that year are in danger of never catching up to their peers.
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Bradley Gomoluch's curator insight, July 31, 5:55 PM

This is going to be a critical and very important initiative, I agree 34% of all 4th graders reading at a proficient level has to improve!  

Christina Dillard's curator insight, Today, 9:36 AM

This is going to be a critical and very important initiative, I agree 34% of all 4th graders reading at a proficient level has to improve!  

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Flipped Your Faculty Meeting Yet? 5 Challenges To Overcome

Flipped Your Faculty Meeting Yet? 5 Challenges To Overcome | Leading Schools | Scoop.it
How--And Why--We Flipped Our Teacher Staff Meetings by Amy Arbogash Staff Meeting. There are often no more dreaded words in a teacher’s vocabulary than those.…
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State Underfunded Education And Cut Tenure. Now It Can't Find Enough Teachers To Fill Classrooms.

State Underfunded Education And Cut Tenure. Now It Can't Find Enough Teachers To Fill Classrooms. | Leading Schools | Scoop.it
Kansas school superintendent Alan Cunningham has been involved with hiring teachers for the past 35 years. In that time, he has never had a harder time filling positions than this year. Qualified applicants
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Bradley Gomoluch's curator insight, July 31, 6:30 PM

I chose this because it is information about not having enough teachers. 

Mark E. Deschaine, PhD's curator insight, July 31, 7:52 PM

I chose this because it is information about not having enough teachers. 

Christina Dillard's curator insight, Today, 9:35 AM

I chose this because it is information about not having enough teachers. 

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Move To Eliminate Out-Of-School Suspensions

Move To Eliminate Out-Of-School Suspensions | Leading Schools | Scoop.it
Miami-Dade County Public Schools plan to eliminate out-of-school suspensions this year, preferring to keep kids in class and address behavior problems.

School districts around the country have made similar decisions because research and experience shows suspended students often find more trouble outside of school while on suspension. That can mean more neighborhood crime –
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Miami Schools Eliminating Out-Of-School Suspensions.

NPR (7/29, O'Connor) reported Miami-Dade County Public Schools is planning to eliminate out-of-school suspensions this year. The district’s plan is part of a national trend to “keep kids in class and address behavior problems” at school rather than sending kids home during the school day, which can sometimes lead to more trouble.

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Teachers: Know When to Stop Talking?

Teachers: Know When to Stop Talking? | Leading Schools | Scoop.it
It's tough for educators to withhold judgment of a student's response, but Thomas Newkirk argues that it could help deepen student understanding.


"So, in this age of high-tech and expensive teaching programs, let me offer up this simple and powerful intervention: the blank turn. It costs us nothing but our attention. It is built on the rock-solid principle that we need talk, and a receptive audience, to build understanding and to know what we know."

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Principals wearing body cameras?

Principals wearing body cameras? | Leading Schools | Scoop.it
The 4,300-student Burlington Community School District in Iowa plans to use body cameras at schools, clipped to the ties and lanyards of its principals and administrators.

The decision to deploy the devices followed an incident in which a Burlington Community School District middle school principal was wrongly accused of kicking a student. Security camera footage later exonerated the administrator, according to the Des Moines Register.
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Marc Wachtfogel, PhD's curator insight, July 29, 7:44 AM

Interesting article. Who's next?

Rog Rothe's curator insight, July 30, 12:32 AM

I scooped this because I feel like we have come to a sad state of learning and education when our own administrators cannot be trusted, and kids cannot discern reality from truth.  Parents need to do a better job of raising their kids, and this won't be an issue. 

Christina Dillard's curator insight, Today, 9:41 AM

Trust in education... what happened?

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The Challenge of Working in Teams—Dealing with Conflict

The Challenge of Working in Teams—Dealing with Conflict | Leading Schools | Scoop.it
Differences are inevitable when passionate people work together. Eventually, after a team gets through an initial orientation with a new task, members usually come to the realization that working t...
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"Understanding the behaviors of your team members" should guide your Leadership

"Understanding the behaviors of your team members" should guide your Leadership | Leading Schools | Scoop.it
Learn about how thinking inside the box can help leaders to better understand the behaviours of their employees and what motivates them to succeed.
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Classroom Management as a Mystery or a Puzzle

Classroom Management as a Mystery or a Puzzle | Leading Schools | Scoop.it
Handle frustrations and challenges by approaching classroom management as a mystery—complicated and constantly changing—rather than as a straightforward puzzle, advises teacher Larry Ferlazzo.
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10 Truths About Building School Teams

10 Truths About Building School Teams | Leading Schools | Scoop.it
1. Teams that work in or with schools exist in order to serve the social, emotional, and academic needs of children.
We might have all kinds of things that we do, we may also care for the adults in the mix, but we exist to serve children.

2. Learning is the primary work of all teams.
Whether you're in a leadership team, a data team, or a curriculum design team, your work is to learn. The only way we'll make a dent in the mountain of challenges that we face in schools is if we, the educators, never stop learning.
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Another state joins "Chase Out The Teachers Derby"

Another state joins "Chase Out The Teachers Derby" | Leading Schools | Scoop.it
Education officials say it's a "classroom crisis." 
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Add OK to the list of states-IN, AZ, NC, KS--who are successfully chasing out teachers!

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Engagement: In some classrooms student neural activity is higher during sleep than during class?

Engagement: In some classrooms student neural activity is higher during sleep than during class? | Leading Schools | Scoop.it

From "A Wearable Sensor for Unobtrusive, Long-term Assessment of Electrodermal Activity" (by Poh, M.Z., Swenson, N.C., Picard, R.W. in IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, vol.57, no.5), a chart showing a single student's electrodermal activity over the course of a week. Note the neural flatlining during classtime. As Joi Ito notes, "Note that the activity is higher during sleep than during class." He also adds, "Obviously, this is just one student and doesn't necessarily generalize."

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Reflection and Slowing Down to Learn: Mindful Pauses That Can Help Student Engagement

Reflection and Slowing Down to Learn: Mindful Pauses That Can Help Student Engagement | Leading Schools | Scoop.it

The excerpt below is from the book “Mindfulness for Teachers: Simple Skills for Peace and Productivity in the Classroom,” by Patricia A. Jennings. This section is from the chapter entitled “Orchestrating Classroom Dynamics.”

Mindful Wait Time
One way to promote engagement and learning is to consciously create pauses throughout the day. We can create a sense of spaciousness in our classroom by slowing down the pace of our speech and punctuating our lessons with silence. Introduced well, this practice can improve classroom discourse.
 

The speed at which we can process information varies from person to person (Droit-Volet, Meck, & Penney, 2007). Some people process auditory information very quickly, while others tend to have more visual or sensorimotor strengths. In any case, when we have more time to process information, the quality of our thinking and learning improves. Younger children require more time to process than do older children, and adults often forget this as they zoom through content as if they were speaking to other adults. No matter what their ages, when we give our students just a little more time to process information, they learn better.
 

When I introduce this idea to teachers, I often hear concerns that they will be wasting valuable time doing nothing. It’s important to recognize that during the pauses, you and your students are not “doing nothing.” Your students may be considering several alternatives; they may be mulling a picture over in their mind; they may be making associations, comparisons, and contrasts. They may be trying to drudge up the right word from their vocabulary. When we give them this time, their processing becomes richer, deeper, and more abstract. When you rush through a lesson, you may deliver content more quickly and efficiently, but your students may not absorb the content very well, if at all."...


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http://ww2.kqed.org/mindshift/2015/02/17/slowing-down-to-learn-mindful-pauses-that-can-help-student-engagement/ 


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Trust is Key: How Leaders Lose It

Trust is Key: How Leaders Lose It | Leading Schools | Scoop.it
“Call me irresponsible, call me unreliable Throw in undependable too” Frank Sinatra ~ Call Me Irresponsible (1963) Irresponsible, unreliable, and undependable make for great words in a song, but if...
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Four unintended consequences of using student test scores to evaluate teachers

Four unintended consequences of using student test scores to evaluate teachers | Leading Schools | Scoop.it
Scholars are often dismayed when policymakers pass laws that disregard or misinterpret their research findings.
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Jennifer Snapp's curator insight, Today, 10:12 AM

I chose this article because it discusses the use of value added methods to evaluate teachers. I hope others will consider that using standardized test scores doesn't always fairly evaluate a teacher's capabilities.

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Effort Needed To Retain Minority Teachers

Effort Needed To Retain Minority Teachers | Leading Schools | Scoop.it

In Colorado, close to 90 percent of teachers are white, compared to just 57 percent of the student population. While a handful of programs across the state have sprung up to address that discrepancy, one academic thinks more can and should be done.

Terrenda White, an assistant professor of education at the University of Colorado Boulder who has studied urban education and the teacher workforce, says that while recruiting a more diverse teaching force is an important goal, policymakers and school and district leaders also need to think about how to keep them in the classroom.


Must Work To Keep Minority Teachers.

Chalkbeat Colorado (7/29) reported that “close to 90 percent” of Colorado teachers “are white, compared to just 57 percent of the student population.” Professor Terrenda White, who has studied urban education and the teacher workforce, “says that while recruiting a more diverse teaching force is an important goal,” more focus is needed on “how to keep them in the classroom.” White said, “The issue isn’t that we aren’t bringing them into the profession. The issue is that they’re leaving at a higher rate.”

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Rebecca Wilkins's curator insight, July 30, 11:23 PM

Education needs to actively recruit a diverse workforce, but more importantly, school districts need to put supports in place to keep teachers of diverse ethnic backgrounds in education.

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Student Suicide and the Pressure of Perfection

Student Suicide and the Pressure of Perfection | Leading Schools | Scoop.it
She had put on her Penn Face. But living up to expectations was just too much. Dying seemed the only way out. It wasn’t.
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Colleges Want High Schools To Help Stop Campus Sexual Assault

Colleges Want High Schools To Help Stop Campus Sexual Assault | Leading Schools | Scoop.it

Experts say there's not enough emphasis on the role of K-12 schools when it comes to stopping sexual violence."

"As colleges and universities have come under heightened scrutiny in recent years, higher education administrators have grumbled privately that rape prevention efforts need to begin at a younger age -- that it is unrealistic to expect to stamp out sexual assault during freshman orientation. And indeed, that argument is validated by a swath of research.

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Using the science of motivation to guide you through rapid change

Using the science of motivation to guide you through rapid change | Leading Schools | Scoop.it
When your organization and people are challenged with impending doom—I mean, impending change—leaders often stick their heads in the sand and hope it passes. Yes, it will pass, but your organizatio...
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Think you are an "expert"? You may actually know less! Fixed Mindset

Think you are an "expert"? You may actually know less! Fixed Mindset | Leading Schools | Scoop.it
Think you’re an expert on biology, literature, philosophy or anything else? Read on… ‘Know-it-alls’ don’t know as much as they think, new research finds. The more people think they know about a topic, the more likely they are to claim that
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Principals: What leadership lessons are you teaching?

Principals: What leadership lessons are you teaching? | Leading Schools | Scoop.it
I have worked under some amazing principals. In my five years as an AP, I worked under three very different, very lauded administrators, in three completely different environments. Looking back now...
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7 Ways to Increase a Student's Attention Span

7 Ways to Increase a Student's Attention Span | Leading Schools | Scoop.it

7. Break Tasks into Pieces

If these strategies don't work, look at the task itself. Can you break it into smaller chunks? Have the child focus long enough to perform part of the task, then take a break, coming back to the project to finish. Children with attention struggles may actually perform the requested task faster with this strategy than if they simply tried to finish it all in one sitting.

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Chunk down each lesson!

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For Every 10 Hours of Haters, Spend 50 With Your Cheerleaders

Don’t let negative mindsets drag you down.

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McCabe recommends offsetting any negativity by a factor of 5 (10 hours of negativity = 50 hours of positivity). This may seem like a lot, but remember the weight that even one negative comment can carry. When you are with negative people, be on the offensive. Understand that even if they don’t say discouraging things, their negative mindset may rub off on you. Don’t go looking for confirmation and inspiration. Be the inspiration. Ask about what they enjoy doing, when they did it last, and how they can find more time for it. Then find a support network that can inspire you."


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