Power Upper Eleme...
Follow
418 views | +0 today
Power Upper Elementary
Upper Elementary grades 5-6
Curated by Kathy Boyd
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Kathy Boyd
Scoop.it!

The Landscape of Learning: This could quite possibly be the most important thing that we teach our students

The Landscape of Learning: This could quite possibly be the most important thing that we teach our students | Power Upper Elementary | Scoop.it
Kathy Boyd's insight:

Teachers need to choose their words carefully to help students have growth mindset.  Effort is needed to succeed, your hard work does pay off in the end.

more...
Mary Perfitt-Nelson's curator insight, March 14, 2013 5:16 PM

"
As educators, we need to build capacity in all of our students and inspire them to believe that they can achieve anything in life, if they work hard enough and long enough."

Gust MEES's comment, March 14, 2013 5:20 PM
To achieve this hard task, WE as Educators need first to have the necessary knowledge (PD) and life experience, especially practice, to make OUR words believable to the students, learners! WE should show up with COMPETENCY, otherwise the learners wouldn't believe us ;)
Kathy Boyd's curator insight, October 18, 2013 2:24 PM

Smart is something you can get.

Scooped by Kathy Boyd
Scoop.it!

The Culture of a Learning Experience

The Culture of a Learning Experience | Power Upper Elementary | Scoop.it
Kathy Boyd's insight:

This a very thought provoking article.  It helps leaders ask the right questions and supports the development of a new culture and mission.

more...
Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, March 11, 2013 6:53 PM

Every school should promote a culture of learning for adults and children. It rarely happens.

Scooped by Kathy Boyd
Scoop.it!

30 Questions For Teacher Reflection

30 Questions For Teacher Reflection | Power Upper Elementary | Scoop.it
Kathy Boyd's insight:

Reflection is a part of lesson planning.

more...
Kathy Boyd's curator insight, October 18, 2013 2:30 PM

It is with reflection that we really learn.

Scooped by Kathy Boyd
Scoop.it!

Want Positive Behavior? Use Positive Language | Responsive Classroom

Want Positive Behavior? Use Positive Language | Responsive Classroom | Power Upper Elementary | Scoop.it
Kathy Boyd's insight:

Our words work wonders when we chose them well.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Kathy Boyd
Scoop.it!

11 Great Twitter Etiquettes Teachers should Know ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

11 Great Twitter Etiquettes Teachers should Know ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Power Upper Elementary | Scoop.it
11 Great Twitter Etiquettes Teachers should Know ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning http://t.co/wfiLLcJf via @medkh9
Kathy Boyd's insight:

Always a good reminder.

 

more...
Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, February 20, 2013 8:06 PM

This is great. It is common sense and practical.

Scooped by Kathy Boyd
Scoop.it!

"Can't do" vs. "Won't do"

"Can't do" vs. "Won't do" | Power Upper Elementary | Scoop.it
This is something I’ve wondered about for a long time.  Why is it that when students are unable to meet academic expectations we typically consider it an issue of what the student can’t do, but whe...
Kathy Boyd's insight:
Good question to ask before the consequence
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Kathy Boyd
Scoop.it!

Teaching Kids Why Math Matters | Education.com

Teaching Kids Why Math Matters | Education.com | Power Upper Elementary | Scoop.it
Day in and day out, math teachers hear the same question: “Why do I need to learn this?” Here are 3 good reasons why math matters. (RT @RME_SMU: Teaching Kids Why Math Matters...
Kathy Boyd's insight:

Good answers to the age old question

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Kathy Boyd
Scoop.it!

Educational Leadership:Students Who Challenge Us:Eight Things Skilled Teachers Think, Say, and Do | Digital Delights - Digital Tribes

Educational Leadership:Students Who Challenge Us:Eight Things Skilled Teachers Think, Say, and Do | Digital Delights - Digital Tribes | Power Upper Elementary | Scoop.it
Founded in 1943, ASCD (formerly the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development) is an educational leadership organization dedicated to advancing best practices and policies for the success of each learner.
Kathy Boyd's insight:

be a role model for your students

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Kathy Boyd from Engagement Based Teaching and Learning
Scoop.it!

Hack the Classroom - adventures in transforming education

Hack the Classroom - adventures in transforming education | Power Upper Elementary | Scoop.it

Via Mary Perfitt-Nelson
Kathy Boyd's insight:

Would lover to see this in our school.

 

more...
Mary Perfitt-Nelson's comment, February 7, 2013 5:08 PM
Thank you Jesse!
Jesse Soininen's comment, February 7, 2013 5:13 PM
I just love to follow you!
Mary Perfitt-Nelson's comment, February 8, 2013 10:40 PM
Jesse ! Thank you! : )
Scooped by Kathy Boyd
Scoop.it!

5 Guiding Principles for Effective School-Wide Discipline

5 Guiding Principles for Effective School-Wide Discipline | Power Upper Elementary | Scoop.it
Something I have come to know is that effective schools take a thoughtful approach to student discipline. Admittedly, there are some who believe student behaviour will take care of itself; that we'...
Kathy Boyd's insight:

In our district, this is called Positive Behavior instruction and Support.  Make your expectations clear and practice them.  This helps the student understand your expectations.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Kathy Boyd
Scoop.it!

Blogging About The Web 2.0 Connected Classroom: The Administrator PR Machine

Blogging About The Web 2.0 Connected Classroom: The Administrator PR Machine | Power Upper Elementary | Scoop.it
Kathy Boyd's insight:

PR for your school.  Share the good news

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Kathy Boyd
Scoop.it!

9 Ways to Be a Great Team Member

9 Ways to Be a Great Team Member | Power Upper Elementary | Scoop.it
We are better together when we are surrounded by great team members. In this spirit I want to share 9 ways to be a great team member.
Kathy Boyd's insight:

There is no "I" in team.  

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Kathy Boyd
Scoop.it!

Great Leaders Transform and Get Results | Leadership, Sales & Life

Great Leaders Transform and Get Results | Leadership, Sales & Life | Power Upper Elementary | Scoop.it
It's easy to conform and blend in. Leading takes someone who will transform something and make a difference. Conforming doesn't take any effort, you just blend in.
Kathy Boyd's insight:

Don't be just another leader; be a change agent.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Kathy Boyd
Scoop.it!

Don't Get Ego-Invested

Don't Get Ego-Invested | Power Upper Elementary | Scoop.it
This happened yesterday. One of our teachers came into my office and said, "I'm concerned about one of my students." When I asked why, he told me that the student had her head down in class and was...
Kathy Boyd's insight:

A caring teacher who seeks first to understand can have a real positive impact on a child.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Kathy Boyd
Scoop.it!

Burnsville schools gauging impact of technology on learning

Burnsville schools gauging impact of technology on learning | Power Upper Elementary | Scoop.it
At Metcalf Junior High in Burnsville, students are using iPads to write, edit and record video book reviews for their peers in hopes of enticing more of them to crack a book
Kathy Boyd's insight:

Good article on iPad implementation.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Kathy Boyd
Scoop.it!

12 Things Collaborative Leaders Do

12 Things Collaborative Leaders Do | Power Upper Elementary | Scoop.it
Collaborative leaders create communities where people unite around a common purpose and values, working collaboratively to accomplish a shared vision that makes a powerful and positive impact. Their job is to champion the vision, provide ...
Kathy Boyd's insight:
When you work together anything is possible.
more...
Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, March 5, 2013 9:03 PM

It begins as the article suggests with flattening the hierarchy. We no longer live in a world where one expert will solve all the problems, but in a world where collaboration, curiosity, and community fuel the conversation

Tom Hood's curator insight, March 6, 2013 6:50 AM

The number 1 skill identified by a recent IBM GLobal CEO study is Collabroation!

 

Love the definition of collaborative leader, "Their job is to champion the vision, provide resources and remove roadblocks." and #12 Open boundaries while maintaining separateness.


The need to collaborate with suppliers, customers, and even competitors respecting the boundaries of exisiting communities while building new cooperative communities. This is exactly what we are working on with the CPA Profession and the "big bang" of new technology - a collabroative community aimed at helping everyone figure this stuff out.

Scooped by Kathy Boyd
Scoop.it!

Beyond Q+A: Six Strategies That Motivate ALL Students to Participate

Beyond Q+A: Six Strategies That Motivate ALL Students to Participate | Power Upper Elementary | Scoop.it
Do you have students who rarely raise their hand when you ask a question? When I think back about kids in my classroom who didn't participate at first, I remember Jared and Maya (whose names I change
Kathy Boyd's insight:

This article contains some great strategies to increase participation and involves some movement to help motivate.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Kathy Boyd
Scoop.it!

The Innovative Educator: Five Ways to Build Lifelong Readers

The Innovative Educator: Five Ways to Build Lifelong Readers | Power Upper Elementary | Scoop.it
Kathy Boyd's insight:

Love these ideas.  How about putting a feature book on your Smartboard as the students enter the classroom?

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Kathy Boyd
Scoop.it!

Praise children's effort, not their intelligence - Telegraph

Praise children's effort, not their intelligence - Telegraph | Power Upper Elementary | Scoop.it
Parents who tell their children how clever they are may be doing them more harm than good, according to a study which found it is best to praise the effort rather than the child.
Kathy Boyd's insight:

Teaching students that hard work pays off

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Kathy Boyd
Scoop.it!

The 25 Best Pinterest Boards in Educational Technology | Communi_technology

The 25 Best Pinterest Boards in Educational Technology | Communi_technology | Power Upper Elementary | Scoop.it
via www.avatargeneration.com Thanks to OnlineUniversities for this list of the Best Pinterest Boards in Educational Technology. Blogs and Twitter aren’t the only social tools out there that ...
Kathy Boyd's insight:

Take a look.  The work is done for you.

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Kathy Boyd from Specialized Instruction
Scoop.it!

Visible Thinking

Visible Thinking | Power Upper Elementary | Scoop.it

Via Mary Perfitt-Nelson
Kathy Boyd's insight:

This will be extremely helpful when moving toward to CC?

more...
Mary Perfitt-Nelson's curator insight, February 8, 2013 8:29 AM

Could the Visible Thinking routines be a way that students needing specialized instruction get at the content in deeper, more meaningful ways?  

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, February 9, 2013 11:09 AM

I will be interested to compare to Costa and Kallick's Habits of Minds or some of the critical thinking habits of minds out there.

Scooped by Kathy Boyd
Scoop.it!

Professional development reform: 8 steps to make it happen

Professional development reform: 8 steps to make it happen | Power Upper Elementary | Scoop.it
Every year, school districts around the country waste a tremendous amount of time and money on ineffective professional development.
Kathy Boyd's insight:

Change needs to happen.

more...
Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, February 8, 2013 8:08 PM

I think point 6 is imperative. Teachers are professionals and need to make decisions related to their personal and professional growth. Similar to our students, adults learn differently. Would we not accept differentiation for children?

Scooped by Kathy Boyd
Scoop.it!

A Great Twitter Cheat Sheet for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Self-Directed PLNs and Professional Development in Education

A Great Twitter Cheat Sheet for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Self-Directed PLNs and Professional Development in Education | Power Upper Elementary | Scoop.it
EdTechSandyK's insight: Nice summary of important topics in a one-pager! Love the #hashtag lists!
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Kathy Boyd from Engagement Based Teaching and Learning
Scoop.it!

Can you apply Google's 20% time in the classroom?

Can you apply Google's 20% time in the classroom? | Power Upper Elementary | Scoop.it
Google offers its engineers 20% of their timetable to work on their own projects. Keen to see if it could work for education, Stuart Spendlow introduced the idea to his own classroom

Via Mary Perfitt-Nelson
Kathy Boyd's insight:

Imagine the engagement

more...
Mary Perfitt-Nelson's curator insight, February 5, 2013 8:47 PM

Google offers its engineers 20% of their timetable to work on their own projects – things that they are truly passionate about and not things necessarily in their job description. Fairly radical. And I couldn't help thinking, if it works for Google, could it work for education?

Scooped by Kathy Boyd
Scoop.it!

Life of an Educator by Justin Tarte: A parable of monkeys...

Life of an Educator by Justin Tarte: A parable of monkeys... | Power Upper Elementary | Scoop.it
Kathy Boyd's insight:

Enough said.

more...
No comment yet.