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Guess which country does the most good for the planet?

Guess which country does the most good for the planet? | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it
The Good Country Index measures how much each of 125 countries contributes to the planet. Announced today, the Index features some unexpected winners — and even more surprising losers. (Sorry, USA....
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Educational Leadership - Expecting Excellence: Rigor Redefined

Educational Leadership - Expecting Excellence: Rigor Redefined | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | 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.

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John R. Walkup's curator insight, January 27, 9:40 AM

A short article on rigor, with input from industrial managers.  The role of questioning in rigor is raised, as well as collaboration, leadership, agility, adaptibility, initiative, entrepreneurialism, oral/written communication, accessing/analyzing information, and curiousity/imagination.

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, January 29, 5:29 PM

I like the word vigour. It fits with life. I agree we need new education and that is not a new package with technology as the add-on. It is a whole new way of thinking i.e. a Kuhnian paradigm shift.

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The Problem With Facts

The Problem With Facts | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it
Good strategy is always becoming, never being. The mindless quest for absolute substantiation leads to false certainty, not greater rigor.
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Should We Connect School Life to Real Life?

Should We Connect School Life to Real Life? | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it
Excerpted from Will Richardson's new TED Book Why School:  How Education Must Change When Learning and Information Are Everywhere.
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H.O.T. / D.O.K.: Teaching Higher Order Thinking and Depth of Knowledge: Difficulty vs. Complexity: What's the Difference?

H.O.T. / D.O.K.: Teaching Higher Order Thinking and Depth of Knowledge: Difficulty vs. Complexity: What's the Difference? | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it

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John R. Walkup's curator insight, March 16, 4:04 PM

Another excellent blog article by Erik Francis of Maverik Education. This one discusses the difference between difficulty and complexity (rigor).

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Are gifted students slighted in schools?

The American public school system’s focus on struggling students leaves high-achievers without a challenging enough education—a detriment to the country in a time of concerns over international compet...
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excerpt: "A 2011 Fordham Institute study found that between 30 and 50 percent of advanced students descend and no longer achieve at the most advanced levels."

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Numbers Can Lie: What TIMSS and PISA Truly Tell Us, if Anything?

Numbers Can Lie: What TIMSS and PISA Truly Tell Us, if Anything? | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it
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Yong Zhao poses some thought-provoking questions about US student performance as reported from famous international testing data. Especially in view of the historical data. I wonder how many others are analyzing this kind of data. It certainly sounds more positive than what is being reported.

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