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Education, Expanded

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A high school connects students' passions and curiosity with the content of the curriculum.
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Efficiency is the Wrong Mindset for a Leader

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Via Anne Leong, Ivon Prefontaine, Dean J. Fusto, Nancy J. Herr
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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, December 11, 10:04 PM

I am reading Habermas and this fits with what he speculated. Efficiency is not problematic per se, but it is when the focus is exclusively on efficiency.

 

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Sandeep Gautam's curator insight, December 11, 11:42 PM

effectiveness or people focus (getting the right things done by others) trumps any day efficiency or task focus (doing things in right way for maximum production/ RoI). 

Nancy J. Herr's curator insight, December 16, 9:46 PM

Leadership is so much more than getting things done quickly. 

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RTI Tools : Popular Response to Intervention Links

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RTI Tools directory: What's Popular page. Top 10 resources in terms of popularity -- response to intervention.

Via Carol Mortensen, Nancy J. Herr
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Best Teaching Practices to Engage Your Students

Student engagement and mobile learning

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa) , MSTA
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Connected Learning: The Power Of Social Learning Models

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Connected Learning: The Power Of Social Learning Models

Via Maria Lopez Alvarado, MBA
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HOW principals spend instructional leadership time makes a difference

School administrators universally understand that to be successful, they must be "instructional leaders." This means attending to the professional growth and development of teachers so that teachers may, in turn, have a more significant impact on student learning outcomes.


Via Patti Kinney, Nancy J. Herr
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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, December 21, 2013 1:08 PM

The findings make sense. A caveat to the time spent mentoring teachers is we need to return to the thinking that created the role of the "principal teacher." We have move away from that.

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Word to the Wise: 10 Tips for First-Year Principals

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By the time they step into the position, most principals have already spent years—even decades—in the classroom as teachers. This experience certainly comes in handy, but rarely is it enough…

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, July 24, 10:14 PM

The point about principals seeming to forget about their classroom experiences is what I saw with many principals, first year and beyond, particularly towards the end of my teaching. It coincided with their desire to create an imprint of a few of their favourite things i.e. digital technologies, 7 Habits, organize complementary courses, etc.