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Eight Must-Have Competencies for Future Leaders

Eight Must-Have Competencies for Future Leaders | Nuts and Bolts of School Management | Scoop.it
Leaders tomorrow will succeed with a different skill set than that of today’s best. Smart leaders will spot the mid-career folks with greatest potential to become those outstanding future executives.

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You can easily translate this corporate advice to the realm of education. 

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(From the article): But those are not enough. While leaders tomorrow will need these capacities to adapt to a turbulent world, the fundamentals of leadership will not change. The reason: leadership relies on mobilizing human skills. Always has. Always will.

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Educating Parents About Education

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Many parents today have an educational perspective based on 20th century pedagogy and methodology. Teachers need to educate them about where education is now.
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A good reminder that in order to be on the same side, communication is imperative. This article gives you some ideas to get started. M

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9 Reminders and Tips for Back-to-School Night

9 Reminders and Tips for Back-to-School Night | Nuts and Bolts of School Management | Scoop.it
Back-to-School Night is a great opportunity to build community with parents while communicating important information about the year. Here's a list of tips to help.

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8 Steps To Ensure Great Communication With Parents

8 Steps To Ensure Great Communication With Parents | Nuts and Bolts of School Management | Scoop.it

As you’re preparing your lesson plans and classrooms for the first day of school (which may have already happened for some of you!), keeping in touch with parents is probably on your mind.


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Teaching assistants: New model for effective use of support staff

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Breaking education news about schools and further education. Find leading opinion, podcasts, comment and analysis on education from TES News

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8 Back-to-school classroom activities that will get students laughing and learning

8 Back-to-school classroom activities that will get students laughing and learning | Nuts and Bolts of School Management | Scoop.it
Yesterday, we looked at some of the things that are weighing down teachers’ to-do lists during this back to school season. Some of the items that showed up on the list? Classroom set-up. Establishing activities for the first few days of school. Setting expectations for your classroom. Lesson planning. Community building. Figuring out how to …

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Get kids engaged and build relationships

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8 Back to school activities!

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A Simple Education App is helping principals and teachers communicate

A Simple Education App is helping principals and teachers communicate | Nuts and Bolts of School Management | Scoop.it
A Simple Education App May Reach The Top Of The App Store Charts BuzzFeed Remind, an education app that allows teachers to communicate securely with their students via text, surged yesterday to number three on the charts among free apps in the...
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Remind has already been discovered by many  principals and teachers. Now it is adding more features and is on its way to being a top app,. Maybe it's time you tried this free app

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After initial adjustment, Common Core "made it more fun to learn."

After initial adjustment, Common Core "made it more fun to learn." | Nuts and Bolts of School Management | Scoop.it

"Classroom discussions lasted days, homework questions were challenging and reading analyses were time consuming.

However, Nick Carlson, a 17-year-old Hamilton High School senior, said he is thankful for the Common Core State Standards, even though they initially left a bad taste in his mouth.

“It was just hard to understand and hard to grasp at first, but then as you kept learning, it was easier to understand and made it more fun to learn.”



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Another take on Common Core. 

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How Teachers Can Become Fluent in Classroom Technology

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A teacher shows how to overcome technological anxiety by connecting with a device personally.

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"Fluency" in classroom technology -- personal connection important

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Cómo puede un docente dominar la tecnología educativa

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Becoming fluent in all the different technologies might not be possible but being able to ask for help and learn to do things in different ways is always possible. Through learning, one can see possibilities of what might be which is one of the foundational cores for creativity and learning. 

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26 Questions to Ask Students in The First Week of School

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A good base to start off on a good foot. Get to know your students. 

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Progress Monitoring Tools | National Center on Response to Intervention

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View the Progress Monitoring Mastery Measures Tools Chart

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Holy Cow!  LOTS of resources for those implementing behavioral RTI!  

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Response to Intervention: An RTI Solution

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The combination of the A+nyWhere Learning System (A+LS) and A+ LearningLink (A+LL) gives educators the ability to place students at the appropriate level of intervention, predict how well students will perform on state tests, prescribe appropriate instructional material, and track progress to determine if the interventions are truly working.


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The Beginner's Guide To Response to Intervention (RTI)

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Response to Intervention or RTI is an essential approach that brings science and the art of teaching together. Response to Intervention practice promotes education through innovation and creativity. The foundation of the entire approach is firmly grounded on taking decisions based on data analysis of student’s learning capability. RTI perceives: Sophisticated dedication and improved collaboration …

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Common Core Implementation wResponse to Instruction and Intervention

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"Tennessee has a different plan. Anticipating a drop in scores under Common Core, our state is rolling out another initiative, Response to Instruction and Intervention (RTI²), at the same time to ensure that all kids have the supports they need to successfully transition to Common Core."


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Growth Mindset: A Driving Philosophy, Not Just a Tool

Growth Mindset: A Driving Philosophy, Not Just a Tool | Nuts and Bolts of School Management | Scoop.it
It's important to recognize that a growth mindset is an overall paradigm for personal development rather than a pedagogical tool for measuring academic accomplishment.
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This articles explores growth mid sets for those who don't fit inside the cookie cutter. What can we do better? 

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7 Things To Remember About Educational Feedback Infographic

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At Educational Feedback Infographic you will find Educational Feedback Tips that will help Teachers give and receive effective classroom feedback.

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... and help coaches give effective feedback to their principals.

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Dipsticks: Efficient Ways to Check for Understanding

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Through alternative formative assessment, teachers can check for student understanding without falling back on the tedious or intimidating pop quiz.
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Great formative assessment ideas! 

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The Top 5 Myths of Cyberbullying

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We all ‘know’ about cyberbullying. How much of it is true, though?
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Back to school 2014-15 — by the numbers

Back to school 2014-15 — by the numbers | Nuts and Bolts of School Management | Scoop.it
How many students, teachers, districts, etc.
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Statistics for the new school year.

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What Happens When the Teacher Stops Talking? A Simple and Effective Student Engagement Strategy

What Happens When the Teacher Stops Talking? A Simple and Effective Student Engagement Strategy | Nuts and Bolts of School Management | Scoop.it

On a recent school visit, I was discussing student engagement with a group of school leaders when a member of the group offered the following observation: "I think teachers are reluctant to turn the class over to a guided activity because they are concerned about classroom management."


My Response


Teachers cannot teach if they cannot manage classroom behavior. They know that and we know that. Unless we build teacher capacity to engage students in guided group activities, they will be reluctant to "stop talking" because they are afraid they will lose control. In other words, teachers must be taught what to do when they stop talking and students are working.


Remember, the brain that does the work does the learning. If we expect to dramatically increase the amount of student work and simultaneously decrease the amount of teacher talk, we must build the capacity of teachers to check for understanding and facilitate group processes while keeping all the students on-task.


Most teachers make the big mistake of spending too much time with a few individuals and while they are "fixing" those few students, the rest of the class gets off-task. It does not take long for teachers to figure out that this is not working and they revert back to their comfort zone and a teacher-centered style of instruction. 


Furthermore, the natural tendency to "fix" struggling students actually has the unintended consequence of creating "dependent" students, who quickly learn that, if they wait until the teacher stops talking to raise their hand, the teacher will come over and do their work for them. So, not only are were losing control of the class, but we are creating dependent learners who will not even attempt to complete the assignment because they know the teacher will bail them out.


Years of implementing a school wide instructional framework taught me that our teachers had to have a strategy for keeping students on-task and engaged while they circulated through the room. Fred Jones’s Praise, Prompt, and Leave (PPL) strategy is one that we found particularly useful for strengthening student engagement.


Keys to Implementation of PPL


We asked teachers to:

  • Begin the year using groups of two (collaborative pairs), which were easier to manage and easier to keep on-task.
  • Chunk the lesson or task into smaller segments.
  • Keep the outcome in mind. The goal was not to fix students, but rather to ensure that they were on-task and that the students demonstrated understanding of the task at hand.
  • Don't let too many students get to far off course! When needed stop the group activity and re-teach a key point. The only way the teacher knows whether students are off course is to circulate throughout the classroom checking for understanding.
  • Motion creates emotion. An effective teacher moved around the classroom with ease and did not get stuck instructing one or two students.
  • Every 10-12 minutes of group activity refocus the students and point out any key concepts or share your observations.


Follow a simple three step process:

  1. Praise - Point out where the student is and what the student has done so far.
  2. Prompt - Tell the student what to do next and that you will be back to check on them.
  3. Leave - Spend as little time with each student as possible. The goal is to check on the understanding of all students not to re-teach a few students.


For a more detailed explanation of Praise, Prompt, and Leave, follow this link: http://info.marygrove.edu/matblog/a-simple-and-effective-student-engagement-strategy-praise-prompt-and-leave




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Bloom's 'Digital' Taxonomy - Printable Reference Table

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Bloom's 'Digital' Taxonomy - Printable Reference Table.

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I still love Bloom! This moves the traditional taxonomy into digital mode.

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, August 21, 8:46 AM

This is an interesting graphic.

 

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Does Tech Hold Back Educators?

Does Tech Hold Back Educators? | Nuts and Bolts of School Management | Scoop.it
I just read a post by my friend, Tony Sinanis, #EdCamp: What's The Point? Tony had an unconnected colleague attend an Edcamp. The colleague was most impressed with the ever-present passion. Accordi...
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The bottom line to every teaching method must be learning.  But we also need to take a long view on just what learning we are trying to instill. Technology isn't the answer to everything, but neither is doing what we've always done. 

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, August 12, 9:05 PM

There is a broad assumption made in the article that a group is made of homogenous individuals and that we can assume one way works best for each student.

 

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How Much Technology in the Classroom Should Be Allowed? Is too Much a Bad Thing? #apoy14 #edadmin

How Much Technology in the Classroom Should Be Allowed? Is too Much a Bad Thing?  #apoy14 #edadmin | Nuts and Bolts of School Management | Scoop.it
They also wish that schools would make more effort with tech homework assignments that could include parents, and bring them and kids together in...

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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.

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Interventions That Work:Differentiated Instruction and RTI: A Natural Fit

Interventions That Work:Differentiated Instruction and RTI: A Natural Fit | Nuts and Bolts of School Management | Scoop.it

Differentiated instruction and Response to Intervention share a central goal: to modify instruction until it meets the needs of all learners.


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RtI in a Personalized Learning Environment

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Response to Intervention (RtI) can target each learner's needs when they need it as they need it.

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Instead of waiting until a learner fails, you can target each learner's specific learning needs when they need it as they need it. In fact, in a Personalized Learning Environment, learners own and drive their learning by designing their learning goals with their teacher. The teacher uses interventions based on the learning goals right from the beginning of the learning process.