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Adventures in Instructional Coaching: It's Time to Teach

Adventures in Instructional Coaching: It's Time to Teach | Shift Education | Scoop.it
Working as an Instructional Coach is a delicate balance of learning how to balance being a coach who frequently talks teachers "off the ledge" and not losing your teaching credibility....
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When Education Data Speaks, Are We Really Listening? - Huffington Post

When Education Data Speaks, Are We Really Listening? - Huffington Post | Shift Education | Scoop.it
You know how it is when you get the sense the person you're talking to is nodding their head appearing to listen, but is really just waiting to talk. Desperate to interject and say the right thing, they ...
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"Use the right data at the right time, routinely". 

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"Personalized Learning" Is Redundant |e-Literate

"Personalized Learning" Is Redundant |e-Literate | Shift Education | Scoop.it
Dan Meyer has just published a provocative post called “Don't Personalize Learning,” inspired by an even more provocative post with the same title by Benjamin Riley (as well as being a follow-up to Meyer's post “Tools for ...
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The LA School iPad Scandal: What You Need To Know

The LA School iPad Scandal: What You Need To Know | Shift Education | Scoop.it
The Los Angeles Unified School District has shut down a half-a-billion-dollar deal with Apple and Pearson to provide classroom technology. Here's what happened.
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A half billion-dollar deal.

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You Can’t Do Strategy Without Input from Sales

You Can’t Do Strategy Without Input from Sales | Shift Education | Scoop.it
Revising the lesson from a classic book on selling.
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Getting input from sales to drive strategy?  Yes!

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Microsoft Puts Data Privacy on Its Branding Agenda

Microsoft Puts Data Privacy on Its Branding Agenda | Shift Education | Scoop.it
By backing research and speaking out on the topic, the technology giant is encouraging school officials across the country to demand strong student-data privacy.
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I find the evolution of this conversation fascinating albeit questionable.  So much had to happen to force this focus and it was short sighted to think it didn't have to start here.  The question remains, what is the motivation behind it?  While it may be obvious, I'm certain there are  and will be a lot of opinions about it.

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Silverback Learning's curator insight, July 16, 3:21 PM

After the demise of InBloom the conversation is turning to data privacy despite the federal laws in place that already protect student data. Good conversation to have and interested to see how it all shakes out. 

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Pearson, N.M. Officials Push Back in Common-Core Contract Battle

Pearson, N.M. Officials Push Back in Common-Core Contract Battle | Shift Education | Scoop.it
New Mexico state officials describe a protest over a major common-core testing contract by the American Institutes for Research as "frivolous," in a filing with the state purchasing director.
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Can a challenge, like this, to the RFP process change the game going forward?

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' I have very real concerns about the sustainability of public education ... - Washington Post (blog)

' I have very real concerns about the sustainability of public education ... - Washington Post (blog) | Shift Education | Scoop.it
' I have very real concerns about the sustainability of public education ...
Washington Post (blog)
Josh Waldron is an award-winning teacher in Waynesboro, Virginia — or rather, was an award-winning teacher in Waynesboro, Virginia.
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"When times are tough, human beings and institutions have the rare opportunity to reflect and refocus, to think differently and creatively"

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Delay Urged on Actions Tied to Tests by Schools

Delay Urged on Actions Tied to Tests by Schools | Shift Education | Scoop.it
In an open letter, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation — a strong backer of the new academic guidelines — said more time was needed to make the standards work.
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Time is a good thing but even more important are things like 1) plans need to be put in place for educators to be able to deliver content and curriculum aligned to common core, 2) fair and realistic accountability is defined, and, 3) if assessments are actually a component of this, we need to make sure they are tested.

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In New Orleans, traditional public schools close for good

In New Orleans, traditional public schools close for good | Shift Education | Scoop.it
City devastated by 2005 hurricane shifts entirely to public charter schools, the first to do so.
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I'm interested to hear thoughts around this.  

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New Dallas ISD teacher pay-for-performance plan is key part of district reform ... - Dallas Morning News

New Dallas ISD teacher pay-for-performance plan is key part of district reform ... - Dallas Morning News | Shift Education | Scoop.it
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I Am Woman, Watch Me Hack

I Am Woman, Watch Me Hack | Shift Education | Scoop.it
How do you persuade young women to enter one of the most lucrative, flexible fields in the economy? Duh: Create a TV show.
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Diane Ravitch: Glenn Beck's Angry And Ignorant Book About Common Core

Diane Ravitch: Glenn Beck's Angry And Ignorant Book About Common Core | Shift Education | Scoop.it
Over the years, we have seen a steady dumbing down of American culture, especially in the mass media. Whether newspapers, radio, or television, we have lost many of our well-educated, cultured, well-informed thinkers.
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Do I actually agree with some of the Ravitch proposals?

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Personalized Learning: A Working Definition

Personalized Learning: A Working Definition | Shift Education | Scoop.it
A group of philanthropies and school and technology advocacy groups, with contributions from educators, compiled a four-part "working definition" of the attributes of personalized learning.

Via Susan Bainbridge
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As EdTech businesses rally around "Personalized Learning", it is crucial that we establish a common vocabulary and definition so that the offer is clear, well understood, and fulfills a need.

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Miriam Scurrah's curator insight, October 21, 5:36 PM

Personalised learning - this is what we need in our prison service as well.

Carlos Rodrigues Cadre's curator insight, Today, 9:09 AM

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Is Google's Free Software A Good Deal For Educators?

Is Google's Free Software A Good Deal For Educators? | Shift Education | Scoop.it
The tech giant launches new tools for teachers.
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Users of Google Apps for Education are subject to Google's terms of service, which is subject to change.

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Great Leadership Isn’t About You

Great Leadership Isn’t About You | Shift Education | Scoop.it
The best leaders are supportive.
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"Now is the time to not lose sight of the fact that people, be it in warfare, politics, religion, education, or business, are always more important than things." John Michel

 

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Torsh Inc. and New Teacher Center Launch 'Ask a Mentor' powered by Torsh

Torsh Inc. and New Teacher Center Launch 'Ask a Mentor' powered by Torsh | Shift Education | Scoop.it
NEW YORK, June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Torsh Inc. and New Teacher Center Launch 'Ask a Mentor' powered by Torsh, a pioneering 'just in time' synchronous remote mentoring service.
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It's an exciting day for Torsh Inc and New Teacher Center as we announce 'Ask a Mentor'

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The Neurochemistry of Positive Conversations

The Neurochemistry of Positive Conversations | Shift Education | Scoop.it
And what managers need to know about negative ones.
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This has great application in education as well. Think about our interactions with peers, coaches and mentors, education leaders, and students.

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Starbucks offers workers free college tuition

Starbucks offers workers free college tuition | Shift Education | Scoop.it
TEMPE, Ariz. — Starbucks employees nationwide will be eligible for a free college education through Arizona State University's online program beginning this fall.
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Education Department Could Give Billion-Dollar Contract To Company Accused Of Cheating Soldiers

Education Department Could Give Billion-Dollar Contract To Company Accused Of Cheating Soldiers | Shift Education | Scoop.it
The U.S. Department of Education is seriously considering granting a potentially billion-dollar, decade-long contract to a former unit of Sallie Mae, the student loan company the Justice Department last month accused of cheating U.S. soldiers.

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Teaching Trust and Breakthrough Collaborative Incorporate Torsh TALENT™ into Programs for Educator and Leadership Development.

Teaching Trust and Breakthrough Collaborative Incorporate Torsh TALENT™ into Programs for Educator and Leadership Development. | Shift Education | Scoop.it
NEW YORK, June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Teaching Trust and Breakthrough Collaborative Incorporate Torsh Inc. TALENT™ into Programs for Educator and Leadership Development. Leading non-profits find Torsh's video-based reflection and collaboration platform a valuable solution for deeper coaching of emerging educators and aspiring leaders.
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Adventures in Instructional Coaching: It's Time to Teach

Adventures in Instructional Coaching: It's Time to Teach | Shift Education | Scoop.it
Working as an Instructional Coach is a delicate balance of learning how to balance being a coach who frequently talks teachers "off the ledge" and not losing your teaching credibility....
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Ruth Bettelheim, Ph.D.: A Commonsense Solution to School Inequality

Ruth Bettelheim, Ph.D.: A Commonsense Solution to School Inequality | Shift Education | Scoop.it
Neighborhood public schools are outdated. They were designed to keep children close to parents, especially when many had mothers at home.
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Are Common-Core Conspiracy Theories Drowning Out Real Issues?

Are Common-Core Conspiracy Theories Drowning Out Real Issues? | Shift Education | Scoop.it
Or, how the Common Core State Standards were actually designed to sell butter substitutes.
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Are we really, finally going to start a discussion around the true pros and cons of Common Core?

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