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Creating Innovators: a lecture by Tony Wagner

THINK Global School and Traidhos Three Generation Community for Learning host a lecture event with Tony Wagner, a renowned educator focused on transforming e...

Via Felix Jacomino, John Shank
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In the culture of innovators, the focus is problem specific not subject specific.  Fail early and fail often.

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Ra's curator insight, August 4, 2013 3:16 AM

Some great questions for educators to consider. At 19:34 how the culture of education is at odds with the culture of innovation, which Tony Wagner says is one of the attributes necessary for our students to have rewarding experiences in their working careers. 

Felix Jacomino's comment, August 4, 2013 1:59 PM
I can't wait to read his book by the same name!
Marcia Monsálvez's curator insight, August 24, 2013 10:46 PM

Good speech about 21 educational scenario

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Massachusetts Adopts Torsh TALENT™ for Early Education and Childcare

Massachusetts Adopts Torsh TALENT™ for Early Education and Childcare | Shift Education | Scoop.it
NEW YORK, April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Massachusetts Adopts Torsh TALENT™ for Early Education and Childcare.
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Video based coaching and mentoring for reflection and feedback is a strong supplement to traditional methods of coaching.

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inBloom: Welcome to the Big Data Backlash

inBloom: Welcome to the Big Data Backlash | Shift Education | Scoop.it
No, inBloom isn’t evil. Let’s look at the reality of how the cloud and big data pervade our lives and how we can best apply them to improve education.
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Report: As Teacher Demographics Change, Districts Must Prioritize Retention

Report: As Teacher Demographics Change, Districts Must Prioritize Retention | Shift Education | Scoop.it
To reduce the achievement gap, schools should pay attention to teacher retention, says new report.
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Finding ways to keep our educators engaged has become critical to our students

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Advice from Mentor Teachers for New (and Experienced) Teachers

Advice from Mentor Teachers for New (and Experienced) Teachers | Shift Education | Scoop.it
Being a mentor teacher to a teaching candidate is quite a privilege and honor, as you are integral in nurturing and helping that new teacher to reflect and improve upon his or her instruction. I rece
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The relationship between mentor teachers and teaching candidates has the potential for such positive impact.  

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The Global Search for Education: Fun and Learning - Huffington Post

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The Global Search for Education: Fun and Learning
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For any country to remain competitive in global education, it is important that its thought leaders continue to evaluate their system's approach to learning.
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"All systems have their own strengths, corresponding to their own history and culture. "

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Education Week

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Data Data Data

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It's time that more people engage and speak intelligently and respectfully on the topic of data and student privacy.  The ground swell needs to start and we have to support those who continuously stick their necks out there to do the hard work.

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SafeGov.org - Google admits data mining student emails in its free education apps

SafeGov.org - Google admits data mining student emails in its free education apps | Shift Education | Scoop.it
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Google (check). Kids (check). Privacy (uncheck).

Education leans on the fact that google apps are free and we now have a confirmed intersection with privacy concerns.  Perhaps it all begins with setting expectations about what we are willing to forego while determining what boundaries must be drawn.  Easier said than done.

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What's So Bad About Big Data In Little Classrooms?

What's So Bad About Big Data In Little Classrooms? | Shift Education | Scoop.it
When I was a kid we used to have ‘book fairs’ at school. Once or twice a year a room in the school would be transformed into a bookstore. Folding tables were covered in paperbacks. I remember glossy biographies of celebrities, movie novelizations, and TV show themed graphic novels. Kids loved [...]
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This conversation is likely to continue for some time to come with very different views on 'what is right' for our kids and education.

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America's Next Top Engineer: She Needs Your Role Models

America's Next Top Engineer: She Needs Your Role Models | Shift Education | Scoop.it
Imagine the world in 2030, more resource-constrained than ever—but then suddenly benefitting from a breakthrough approach to harnessing wind energy. What if the person capable of hatching tha...
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When I studied Mechanical Engineering a few years back, there were so few of us (less than 20) out of hundreds graduating.  We must make sure that more girls explore early on so that they can choose engineering as a course of study and, ultimately, a career.  

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Teachers at Their Best | Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation - YouTube

To improve the educational system in the United States we need to focus on helping teachers do their best work.
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"Without teachers, a classroom is just a room. It is a teacher who makes a difference in our student success."

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http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/superintendent-alberto-m-carvalho-announces-choices-for-school-districts-digital-transformation-244072011.html

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I hope the implementation plan accounts for upgrades, battery packs, content, professional development, hacking (which may not necessarily be a bad thing), teaching and learning, and any of the other multitude of lessons learned from large district, technology roll outs in recent history (think iPad)

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Pre-K Learning: How Young is Really Necessary?

Pre-K Learning: How Young is Really Necessary? | Shift Education | Scoop.it

In his State of the Union address last week, President Obama brought up the topic of universal Pre-Kindergarten learning and praised the programs already in place in states like Florida, South Carolina and New Jersey. 

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Are we ready to establish universal learning in pre-K?

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Hack Schooling - A Better Education Model For Our Kids?

Hack Schooling - A Better Education Model For Our Kids? | Shift Education | Scoop.it
If you are a parent of school kids like me you're most probably wondering whether this kind of schooling is the best possible way of education. Most of us would agree that there's a lot of improvem...
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One can debate the pros and cons of home schooling yet, that aside for a moment, this 13 year old is an incredible speaker.

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Are We Ready to Consider Coaching Instead? - Blogs - Education ...

Are We Ready to Consider Coaching Instead? - Blogs - Education ... | Shift Education | Scoop.it
What if we replaced observation with a purposeful coaching model? First, we have to learn how to have conversations. The coaching conversation involves a dance between listening, asking open questions, and enough ...
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"Coaching is a mutual investment resulting in growth"

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Teacher Prep Led By (Drum Roll, Please)...Teachers

Teacher Prep Led By (Drum Roll, Please)...Teachers | Shift Education | Scoop.it
What if practicing teachers served as faculty alongside education professors, with similar pay, status, and influence in shaping teacher prep?
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Grace in Disagreement: Brené Brown's Ten Guidelines for Engaged Feedback:

Grace in Disagreement: Brené Brown's Ten Guidelines for Engaged Feedback: | Shift Education | Scoop.it
How can we learn to offer feedback with grace and compassion at work and at home? Brené Brown offers a rubric for offering guidance and sitting on the same side of the table.
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Sheryl Sandberg: The Word 'Bossy' Should Be Banned

Sheryl Sandberg: The Word 'Bossy' Should Be Banned | Shift Education | Scoop.it
Female leaders she spoke to, says Sandberg in an interview with NPR, lived their lives being called "bossy." It's a negative experience, and we should instead be encouraging leadership, she adds.
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 As Sandberg explains on her website, when a boy asserts himself, society calls him a leader. When a girl does it, she is called bossy. I may have heard this once or twice ...

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Ed. Dept. Makes Protecting Student Data a High Priority

Ed. Dept. Makes Protecting Student Data a High Priority | Shift Education | Scoop.it
Guidance from the U.S. Department of Education comes amid a flurry of activity around student-data privacy, including recommendations from a leading technology trade group and proposed legislation in California.
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"This can't be a choice between privacy and progress," Arne Duncan

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What Happened When A 4-Year-Old Asked NASA For Homework Help

What Happened When A 4-Year-Old Asked NASA For Homework Help | Shift Education | Scoop.it
Lucas Whiteley had some questions about the universe. So he decided to take his queries to the experts.

With the help of his dad, the 4-year-old U.K. boy created a video in which he asked NASA for some homework help. The space agency heard his qu...
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Early STEM! I think this is pretty cool.  I'd have been inspired.  

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Grit, Optimism And Other Buzzwords In The Way Of Education

Grit, Optimism And Other Buzzwords In The Way Of Education | Shift Education | Scoop.it
Angela Duckworth was recently awarded a $625,000 “no strings attached” MacArthur genius grant for her research on “Grit.” Along with perseverance, initiative, and optimism, grit is one of the hottest buzzwords in K-12 education. Many teachers, policy makers, and reformers are shifting their focus from cognitive skills to character attributes. [...]
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Grit. How is our grit measured?

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What motivates us at work? 7 fascinating studies that give insights | TED Blog

What motivates us at work? 7 fascinating studies that give insights | TED Blog | Shift Education | Scoop.it
Dan Ariely studies what motivates us when it comes to our work. Here a look at 3 of his studies—and 3 from other researchers.
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'Positive reinforcement about our abilities may increase performance'

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Stop "Fixing" Women and Start Fixing Managers

Stop "Fixing" Women and Start Fixing Managers | Shift Education | Scoop.it
Like any corporate change, gender balance requires leadership.
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"We have spent decades thinking that the lack of balance in business was caused by women doing the wrong thing or saying the wrong thing or even wearing the wrong thing. This led to an elaborate panoply of “fix-the-women” “empowerment” programs."

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Judge sides with state in challenge to inBloom database

Judge sides with state in challenge to inBloom database | Shift Education | Scoop.it
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Although confusion exists behind the messaging, the ability to aggregate data from disparate sources to inform personalized learning is a big step forward for teaching and learning.  Now the systems tapping that data need to be able to deliver on the end goal. Are they capable and how do we make sure that they deliver?

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Educelerate – Innovation & Emerging Trends in Professional Development

Educelerate – Innovation & Emerging Trends in Professional Development | Shift Education | Scoop.it
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There is great opportunity for coaching and mentoring of our educators both face to face and with video technology.

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The Best Teachers Money Might Not Buy | TNTP

The Best Teachers Money Might Not Buy | TNTP | Shift Education | Scoop.it
If you incentivize it, they will come...right?
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