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Ten Teaching Trends from the Innovating Pedagogy Report (Infographic)

Ten Teaching Trends from the Innovating Pedagogy Report (Infographic) | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it
How are today's most innovative educators engaging with their students? The 2015 Innovating Pedagogy report proposes ten innovations to engage students.

Via Ana Cristina Pratas, Chris Carter
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Josi Sierra's curator insight, March 1, 1:57 AM
¿Como implican al alumnado los profes innovadores? Con 10 estrategias pedagogicas innovadoras ;-)
uTOP Inria's curator insight, March 7, 3:14 AM
How are today's most innovative educators engaging with their students? The 2015 Innovating Pedagogy report proposes ten innovations to engage students.


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https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2016/02/18/the-new-possibilities-to-learn-and-teach-with-ict/


Melissa Vee Rentchler 's curator insight, March 7, 1:25 PM
How are today's most innovative educators engaging with their students? The 2015 Innovating Pedagogy report proposes ten innovations to engage students.


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https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2016/02/18/the-new-possibilities-to-learn-and-teach-with-ict/


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WHAT ARE THE COMMON FACTORS INCREASE EMPLOYEE RETENTION IN WORKPLACES AND STUDENT RETENTION IN SCHOOLS Research Network Response | Wonder

Brooke Petersen@brooke_p writes: "while the actual process of student retention seems to be different from that of employee retention, the principles are the same. People need to feel that they are contributing and that they are capable of attaining their personal goals. If they don't, they will be unsatisfied and want to change their approach to life, work, and education. In the workplace, having well-trained supervisors is brought up over and over. This provides your employees with a support system. In schools, the parallel is the faculty and academic advisors. These individuals must create a warm, validating atmosphere for students. Another repeated piece of advice for businesses is that they need to provide a path for employees to achieve their goals. This doesn't necessarily mean salary increases; rather, it may indicate moving to positions where they can use their skills more effectively. In schools, advisors must help students clarify their goals, because many students enter college without them. Once desires for the future are solidified, advisors can help students see how their education creates a pathway to achieve those desires. Finally, something echoed in both spheres is that businesses and schools must respect their employees and students as people with lives outside of work and school. This includes understanding when they cannot work extra hours, being reasonable with homework assignments, and generally being flexible and offering empathy when situations arise. In the end, employees and students are seeking places they will be respected and allowed to grow. When they feel this validation, they will be encouraged to stay."

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4 Characteristics Of Learning Leaders

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TEST 4 Characteristics Of A Learning Leader
by Stewart Hase, Heutagogy of Community Practice
Writing is always a learning experience for me. It forces greater clarity.

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Why You Hate Work

Why You Hate Work | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it
Excessive demands are leading to burnout everywhere.
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excerpt: "A 2012 global work force study of 32,000 employees by the consulting company Towers Watson found that the traditional definition of engagement — the willingness of employees to voluntarily expend extra effort — is no longer sufficient to fuel the highest levels of performance. Willing, it turns out, does not guarantee able. Companies in the Towers Watson study with high engagement scores measured in the traditional way had an operating margin of 14 percent. By contrast, companies with the highest number of “sustainably engaged” employees had an operating margin of 27 percent, nearly three times those with the lowest traditional engagement scores."

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, June 11, 2014 11:59 AM

Not only do we hate work, we hate the commute to and from our work. I told colleagues I would teach for 1/2 the price. That was the wrong thing to say to other teachers. Apparently, even limited altruism is not welcome. When we work for money, it is inevitable that we will become unhappy. When we work for the love of what we do, we find ways to overcome the obstacles.

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Gamification Mythbusters: 3 Myths Calmly & Well Explained via @gamificationco

Gamification Mythbusters: 3 Myths Calmly & Well Explained via @gamificationco | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it
There's a lot of misinformation on how gamification is supposed to work and I'm going to dispel some of those ideas.

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Martin (Marty) Smith's curator insight, February 6, 2014 3:05 AM

This is the best article I’ve read about why the Gartner all gamification will fail post is stupid AND gamification is harder than you realize.

 

The post takes 3 myths and patiently and completely explains the TRUTH of gamification - that is highly effective but neither easy or plug and play.


Myth 1:

Points, badges and leaderboards encourage competition and enhance performance

Marty - I agree. Leaderboards managed badly become disincentives. This is why Scoop. Its "horse race leaderboard" called MyCommunity is so brilliant as it only shows the horses running immediately behind and in front of me.


Myth 2:

Gamification is simple – assign points and badges, and you are done!


Marty - If you think about what we are doing you know "simple" doesn't apply. We are applying game theory to web marketing. Simple? Not at all, but what Internet marketing ever starts as "simple"? None that I've ever come across.


Myth 3:

Gamification increases participation and productivity of employees in boring, mechanical tasks


"Boring mechanical tasks are boring. Visiting a website is rarely either boring or mechanical, so I don't see this issue as important as it is for those attempting to adopt gamification for HR and other team building applications.

 

Mikko Hakala's curator insight, February 6, 2014 4:40 AM

From conclusion: "Gamification holds tremendous promise .... but an over-simplified engagement strategy focusing only on points, badges and leaderboards, can do tremendous harm to the organization."

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The power of feedback mechanisms

The power of feedback mechanisms | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it

Appropriate feedback at the right moment keeps them motivated. They don’t worry about failure. Instead they learn, they learn how to master the controls, they learn how to solve puzzles quickly, they improve their hand eye coordination skills and in the end they learn what the game is all about. Most games are fictional and entertaining, that’s a choice. They can just as easy be educational, or both! Every game provides a player with constant feedback. There are roughly two kinds of feedback: conscious and subconscious feedback that more or less triggers our senses.

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Feedback is central to PBIS (positive behavioral interventions and support). It is also central to the building of cultures and communities. It's part of the reason why students are more likely to succeed academically when they are involved in clubs or sports. We need to apply these gamification tools in schools. 

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Seven Deadly Tricks, Seven Ways to Storytelling

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Via José Carlos
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Sharrock's curator insight, July 12, 2013 11:11 AM

Attention, engagement, communication! these are 21st century goals to make an experience valuable.

Kim Zinke (aka Gimli Goose)'s curator insight, July 12, 2013 5:23 PM

This is well laid out.  Each story type is described and includes 2 supporting slides:  1) story outline and an example.

Sonja Blignaut's curator insight, August 6, 2013 5:25 AM

Great presentation on Booker's 7 Basic Plots

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Patient Engagement: One Secret To True Healthcare Reform -- InformationWeek

Patient Engagement: One Secret To True Healthcare Reform -- InformationWeek | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it
Genuine healthcare reform can't happen until facilities and doctors get patients more involved in their own care. To do that, patients need fast access to more data.
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Life in the age of internet addiction

Life in the age of internet addiction | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it
"The vast majority of the American population is mildly addicted to technology"
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Apparently, there is a need to include anti-addictive behavior training in addition to the usual Internet Safety skills training: "The vast majority of the American population is mildly addicted to technology, and our clinic treats only very serious cases," she told me in a phone interview. "Most of the people that come are young adult males around the ages of 18 to 30 who spend a lot of time on the internet. Their health is poor, their social relationships have turned to crap, they have no social confidence or real-world friends. They don't date. They don't work."

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The Best Employee Engagement Strategy Is From The Bottom Up

The Best Employee Engagement Strategy Is From The Bottom Up | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it
VideoSo what’s the right employee engagement strategy to dramatically increase engagement in your organization? Well let’s first talk about the wrong strategy... Usually, someone from HR has to convince the CEO to spend money on an employee survey. And when the results come back, the data is hoarded by the senior leadership [...]
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There are devleopmental differences between adults and students (children), but there might be takeaways that educators might use in classrooms and schools.

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Goal Tree as vehicle for change management

Goal Tree as vehicle for change management | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it
Building a Goal Tree with lower level employees take them on board, involve them and help embrace change. If you are not familiar with Goal Trees you may read this introduction to the tool first Qu...

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The Great Transformation - Lead Article for 2014 Drucker Forum

The article is intended to provide the backdrop for the 2014 Global Peter Drucker Forum in Vienna. It deals with the challenges and opportunities for management in the face of the gigantic changes that we are experiencing in our society. Technology is a game changer - yet it will lead down the wrong path if not accompanied the appreciation of the essence of what it means to be human. Humanist leaders must provide the context and grounding for a society that is in danger to become increasingly technology obsessed. Hence the call for a 2nd Renaissance.


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National Network of Partnership Schools: Epstein's Six Types of Involvement

The framework of six types of involvement helps educators develop more comprehensive programs of school-family-community partnerships.


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Where questions about parent engagement and community involvement should begin to find answers, it seems.

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Don't Screw Up Your Gamification Strategy

Don't Screw Up Your Gamification Strategy | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it

Gamification is not just about adding games to work activities, but is the broader field of behavior analysis through loyalty and motivational techniques, measured and constantly fine-tuned to reward the right behaviors. - See more at: http://www.aiim.org/community/blogs/expert/Dont-Screw-Up-Your-Gamification-Strategy#sthash.8PSiH3GV.dpuf

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A few broad tips and thoughts. The definition and context are valuable. We can adapt these ideas to education, educational environments, and activities. 

 

Important excerpt: "everyone loves the idea of automating systems to drive employee behavior, but few then understand what it takes to build out such a solution, maintain and monitor its progress, refine as needed, and then measure the benefits achieved. - See more at: http://www.aiim.org/community/blogs/expert/Dont-Screw-Up-Your-Gamification-Strategy#sthash.8PSiH3GV.dpuf

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What Makes Malcolm Gladwell Fascinating

What Makes Malcolm Gladwell Fascinating | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it

Challenging our assumptions is what Malcolm Gladwell does best. To see how he does it, let’s take a look at what Davis called The Index of the Interesting. Davis classified 12 different ways of challenging conventional wisdom, and Gladwell’s key ideas map beautifully onto at least five of them.

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These five key ideas are helpful when exploring concepts and research. The author's analysis also helps me consider ways to improve my wriring.

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Create Engaging Presentations with Free iPad Apps

Create Engaging Presentations with Free iPad Apps | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it
If you are tired of PowerPoint and Keynote, it's easy to change up your normal routine. As much as I love these presentation tools, it's important to keep my audience engaged, and often a quick devia

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What is Employee Engagement - Forbes

What is Employee Engagement - Forbes | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it
What the heck is employee engagement anyway? Let's start with what it's not... Employee engagement does not mean employee happiness.
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Employee engagement applies to teachers as employees you supervise, but it also means student engagement in the learning process or the learning environment.

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New Study Links Parent Engagement to School Success

New Study Links Parent Engagement to School Success | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it
Teachers, administrators, and family engagement advocates have long been making this point. When parents are engaged in their children's education, kids get the message that they think school is important and that they value education.
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