School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor
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Tools, tips, resources, advice, and humor to support today's school leader and leaders, in general
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5 Deranged Authors Who Wrote the Same Book Over and Over

5 Deranged Authors Who Wrote the Same Book Over and Over | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it
If it's completely crazy, don't fix it. (Having trouble getting through to your African American math students? My Cracked column this week will help you.
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Always Communicate the Why - George Ambler

Always Communicate the Why - George Ambler | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it
Communication is most importance to leaders. One problem we spend too much time communicating the "what" and the "how" and don't devote enough time to the "why".

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Redefining the Writing Process with iPads

Redefining the Writing Process with iPads | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it
Beth Holland of EdTechTeacher introduces the concept of Writing 3.0, which is what happens when we redefine the writing process with iPads.
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DebbieT's curator insight, May 19, 2014 5:10 AM

Beth makes some interesting points to consider...have we moved the bar enough at our school.  What does this process look like in the modern classroom? Thanks Beth for your insights.

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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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WRITING COMPETITIONS 2013 | writingclassesforkids.com

WRITING COMPETITIONS 2013 | writingclassesforkids.com | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it

Via BookChook, Dennis T OConnor
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A way to encourage creativity and to support creative students.

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, February 1, 2013 9:00 AM

A chance for your young writers to find an audience!

Sharrock's curator insight, February 1, 2013 11:01 AM

A way to encourage creativity and to support creative students.

Sanna Tyrvainen's curator insight, February 26, 2013 2:26 AM

This is a tough audience ;)

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Beyond Words: How to Write for Readability

Beyond Words: How to Write for Readability | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it

POSTED BY ANDREA AYRES

...If you are a purveyor of online content you have a duty to your reader. How text looks greatly impacts the willingness of your reader to interact with that text.



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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, August 13, 2014 1:15 AM

This article goes into considerable depth about many aspects of web writing and readability.  


Great lessons for anyone who creates web content. (Online instructors... learn these lessons!)

Ulrike Grabe's curator insight, August 22, 2014 7:56 AM

That! That's how online text should look.It's like balm on my frayed nerves and pleasant for the eyes. :-)

 

No wonder retaining information from an online text is so hard if presented in the wrong way.

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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, 2014 12:40 PM

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, 2014 8:29 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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How people argue with research they don’t like

How people argue with research they don’t like | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it
If you ever need to rebut a study whose conclusion you don't like, just follow this simple flowchart.
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Great responses. Great flowchart. 

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, October 8, 2013 12:35 PM

Research results always have to be taken with a grain of salt.

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10 Tips on Writing from David Ogilvy

10 Tips on Writing from David Ogilvy | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it
"Never write more than two pages on any subject." How is your new year's resolution to read more and write better holding up? After traci
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