"A PLN is a tool that uses social media and technology to collect, communicate, collaborate and create with connected colleagues anywhere at any time. Participating educators, worldwide, make requests and share resources.
Each individual educator becomes a potential source of information. Collecting these sources in a location to access them is the PLN. There are no two PLNs that are the same."
"Individuals’ social status in high school has a “sizable effect” on their earnings as adults, reports lead author Gabriella Conti of the University of Chicago: “We estimate that moving from the 20th to 80th percentile of the high-school popularity distribution yields a 10% wage premium nearly 40 years later.”
(This is the first post in a three-part series on this topic.) Fitta Astriyani asked: How can I deal with unmotivated students? I'm a little bit frustrated when I know my students don't do their homework and sometimes they talk during my lessons.
An education professor has sided with the environment in the “nurture vs. nature” debate after his research found that a child’s ability to read depends mostly on where that child is born, rather than on individual qualities.
"Checking for understanding is the foundation of teaching.
Whether you’re using formative assessment for data to personalize learning within a unit, or more summative data to refine a curriculum map, the ability to quickly and easily check for understanding is a critical part of what you do."
Want to learn to lead? Then do the work of leadership.
Mel Riddile's insight:
Research in the field of leadership development supports the value of experience-driven leadership. Most executives cite on-the-job experiences as the key events that shaped them as leaders and taught them important skills, behaviors or mindsets. And the formula 70-20-10 is well-known in HR circles: 70 percent of development happens on the job, 20 percent from relationships, and 10 percent in formal or classroom training."
Christi Jefferds, former Military Intelligence Lieutenant in the Army from 1987-1990, and now the Principal at Piner Elementary in the Kenton County School District in Kentucky talks about leadership lessons.
Mel Riddile's insight:
4. Leaders Grow Leaders Never send your troops on a mission without training, training, and more training.