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25 Crazy Rites of Passage

25 Crazy Rites of Passage | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it
Whether you celebrate your coming of age with a birthday party or by permanently disfiguring your body, most cultures on earth recognize the importance of this stage in an individual’s life.
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“Teaching Kids to Code” Guide: A Fantastic Resource - GeekDad (blog)

“Teaching Kids to Code” Guide: A Fantastic Resource - GeekDad (blog) | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it
“Teaching Kids to Code” Guide: A Fantastic Resource GeekDad (blog) As GeekDads we are probably more aware than others of the increasing interest from parents, schools and businesses of teaching kids to code.
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Getting in control and creating space | David Allen | TEDxAmsterdam 2014

For more than 20 years, David Allen has been a management consultant and executive coach. Allen’s first book Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity, published in 2001, became a National Bestseller. Allen has been called a personal productivity guru whose work has been featured in Fast Company, Fortune, the Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and other publications.
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The Book is Gold! This presentation is Life changing.
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What Google has learned about effective teams and managers

What Google has learned about effective teams and managers | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it
Welle identified eight attributes that define a top-performing manager.
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“Sorry, You’re Overqualified!”

“Sorry, You’re Overqualified!” | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it
Being told that a business needs someone less experienced or less talented can be hard to take.
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This Is What Happens When Men Try to Take Paternity Leave

This Is What Happens When Men Try to Take Paternity Leave | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it
Unfortunately, men haven’t generally been outspoken about this. As I travel speaking to businesses, men often tell me they have never before opened up about work-life conflict. And their female colleagues say they had no idea the men were struggling as well. When we get these conversations going, work cultures and policies start to change.
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Teaching the teachers

Teaching the teachers | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it
Rather than spending their time musing on the meaning of education, he and his peers have been drilled in the craft of the classroom. Their dozens of honed techniques cover everything from discipline to making sure all children are thinking hard.
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The Pros and Cons Of New Unconventional Leadership Styles

The Pros and Cons Of New Unconventional Leadership Styles | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it
"It’s no longer just about your emotional intelligence," says Deborah Ancona, director of the MIT Leadership Center. "It’s about your ability to understand complexities, solve problems, and get things done"—no matter what leadership style that comes in.

Below are a few common styles that have emerged, and the benefits and problems of each.
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The Introvert/Extrovert Spectrum

The Introvert/Extrovert Spectrum | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it
If there is any one concept attached to the present revolution, it is the acceptance that artists exist wherever knowledge is created and where understanding is pursued and achieved. Scientists are artists. Teachers are artists. Intellectuals and philosophers are artists. Knowledge workers are artists. They are the superheroes among us.
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Why so many people are worried about teacher diversity, in two charts

Why so many people are worried about teacher diversity, in two charts | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it
some teachers of color are driven away by what King called an “invisible tax” — the burden of being the teacher who is always asked to handle diversity concerns at a school, or is always asked to handle the children who are difficult to manage.
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Shade the Changing Man: the American Scream

Shade the Changing Man: the American Scream | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it
By Peter Milligan, Chris Bachalo, Mark Pennington (Vertigo) ISBN: 978-1-84023-716-0 (1990)      978-1401200466 (2009 edition) Even before DC hived off its “Mature Readers” sophisticated horror/hero…
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Who Rules America: Basics of Studying Power

Who Rules America: Basics of Studying Power | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it
All four of these power indicators have proven to be useful in a wide range of studies, but each of them has its strengths and weaknesses, as would be expected with any indicators in the social sciences. Not only do studies of who wins and loses on specific issues have risks, as pointed out just a minute ago, but the value distributions that determine "who benefits" may be in part determined by unintended consequences or by actions of the powerful to extend some benefits downward. In the case of the "who governs" indicator, people in leadership positions may sometimes have only formal authority and no "real power." As for the reputational method, bias might be introduced by the way in which the original cross-section of informants is chosen, by the wording of the questions asked in the interviews, by unwarranted newspaper publicity for some people, or by the strong leadership role that a person or group played on only one issue.
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The Manager's Diary - The musings, advice and inspiration of a mid-level manager just trying to do a great job and the right thing.

The Manager's Diary - The musings, advice and inspiration of a mid-level manager just trying to do a great job and the right thing. | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it
What Makes a Truly Great Business Leader? The difference between a mediocre leader and an outstanding one can be attributed to a string of common denominators frequently exhibited by successful leaders, particularly when it comes to leadership within the workplace. Ownership of Mistakes Successful leaders are still mere humans and are no more perfect that you or I. One of the differentiating factors between an average leader and an outstanding one, however, can be the competence and ability to take ownership of mistakes. A strong leader won’t brush his or her mistakes aside, nor will they shift blame under any circumstance. Vision Jack Welch, former chairman and CEO of General Electric, once said “Good business leaders create a vision, articulate the vision, passionately own the vision, and relentlessly drive it to completion.” A leader without a vision is about as useful as a Team Leader without a team. Successful leaders can clearly articulate their vision and demonstrate fearless commitment to their goals and strategy. This in turn inspires others to envision a positive future and become engaged because they can picture themselves being part of this successful future state. Authenticity and Loyal Followers According to Margaret Beaton of Beaton Executive Coaching “Being authentic means leading in a genuinely self-expressed way”. Strong leaders exhibit a heightened level of self-awareness as well as a genuine understanding of their abilities and limitations. They possess strong self-belief as well as a belief of truth that what they’re aiming for is achievable. People are attracted to people with strong conviction, who know what they want and genuinely know what it takes to get there. Ms Beaton also said “Authentic leadership is the most powerful form of leadership, the most influential. It is the source of a high performing culture and a sustainable organization”.
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5 Myths Working Against Character Education in Our Schools

5 Myths Working Against Character Education in Our Schools | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it
Because character education and SEL are misunderstood, they are often ignored as an integral part of the learning for which our schools are responsible.
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Projections of Future Education - Our World In Data

In the visualization below you also see that in 1970 there were only around 700 million people in the world that had secondary or post-secondary education. By the end of this century the number of people with secondary or post-secondary education will have increased 10-fold and will reach 7 billion people (a similar number as the world population today)!

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10 Ways to Maximize Your Professional Development

10 Ways to Maximize Your Professional Development | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it
Those who don't find the time for professional development tend to stagnate. Here are 10 steps you can take to keep learning.
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Why So Many Diversity Programs Fail

Why So Many Diversity Programs Fail | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it
Hiring tests don’t really solve the diversity problem, either, for some of the same reasons. In theory, skills-based testing is designed to level the playing field and let the best candidate shine. But managers didn’t appreciate being told to hire someone they didn’t hand select. Dobbin and Kalev also found that some companies were only giving the tests to people they didn’t want to hire, i.e. under-represented minorities. Or, they just ignored the results in favor of picking who they wanted.

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School districts should consider this research and its findings. The tech industry is being noticed now in the public, but education also has the diversity issue, especially in leadership positions, but also in the learner leadership positions (teaching/educator).
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Three Ways To Reframe A Problem To Find An Innovative Solution

Three Ways To Reframe A Problem To Find An Innovative Solution | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it
A Stanford engineering professor challenges our ideas on imagination and creativity with a new approach to problem solving.
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Destroy Your Ego Before It Destroys You (And How We Make Bad Situations Even Worse)

Destroy Your Ego Before It Destroys You (And How We Make Bad Situations Even Worse) | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it
“As the psychologist David Elkind has famously researched, adolescence is marked by a phenomenon known now as ‘imaginary audience.’ Consider a thirteen-year-old so embarrassed that he misses a week of class, positive that the entire school is thinking and murmuring about some tiny incident that in truth hardly anyone noticed. Or a teenage girl who spends three hours in front of the mirror each morning, as if she’s about to go on stage. They do this because they’re convinced that their every move is being watched with rapt attention by the rest of the world. Even as adults, we’re susceptible to this fantasy during a harmless walk down the street.”
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We need to stop policing what girls wear to school

We need to stop policing what girls wear to school | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it
After all, they’re going to have to go out into the world soon enough and deal with women making free choices about clothing of all kinds without committing criminal offences.
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How to Get Along with People You Don’t Like Very Much

How to Get Along with People You Don’t Like Very Much | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it
The Dutch researchers distinguish between two types of focus when you’re putting your energies into an activity. In the “promotion focus,” you seek to realize your goals and desires, achieving an idealized outcome. In the “prevention focus,” conversely, you try to do what you “ought” to do and stay away from anything that will keep you from allowing that to happen. You’ll experience regulatory fit when things feel right to you, and the focus of what you’re being asked to do fits the focus of what you wish to do.
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How the Tech Behind Bitcoin Will Change Your Life

How the Tech Behind Bitcoin Will Change Your Life | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it

(excerpt) "Why should you care? Maybe you’re ... a social media user who thinks the data you generate might be worth something—to you. Even as we write, innovators are building blockchain-based applications that serve these ends. And they are just the beginning. "...How about these billions of connected smart things that will be sensing, responding, sharing data, generating and trading their own electricity, protecting our environment, managing our homes and our health? And this Internet of Everything will need a Ledger of Everything."

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I have said something similar here about value generation and knowledge-creation attribution (blockchain copyrighting?): 

"Imagining a Future, Educational Ecosystem" by @DuaneSharrock on @LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/imagining-future-educational-ecosystem-duane-sharrock
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Myths Of Companies With No Management

There are a lot of creative benefits to alternative management structures, but there are some downsides too.
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Beware Of Simple Rules And Slogans—They Can Kill Your Business | Digital Tonto

Beware Of Simple Rules And Slogans—They Can Kill Your Business | Digital Tonto | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it

as the philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein pointed out, “no course of action can be determined by a rule, because any course of action can be made out to accord with the rule.” 


In other words, rules may seem to make sense, but when we try to apply them in the real world we find that things are far more complicated and simple rules aren’t much help.

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It's Not Me; It's You

It's Not Me; It's You | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it
Donna Hicks is an evangelist for dignity. In her article, "What is the Real Meaning of Dignity?" she notes that dignity is a word that few people can define: "The most common response people offer is that dignity is about respect. To the contrary, dignity is not the same as respect. Dignity is our inherent value and worth as human beings; everyone is born with it. Respect, on the other hand, is earned through one’s actions." She reports that the recognition of dignity builds relationships and helps people resolve conflicts.  

However, when Julie Clark, PhD, researched dignity for its place in health and social care models, she discovered that dignity is complex. What she found was surprising. Dignity is subjective and it is also objective.
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How Successful People Network with Each Other

How Successful People Network with Each Other | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it
Graduate beyond random coffee meetings.
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excerpt: "Ask your friends to identify the most fascinating elements of your biography, your interests, or your experiences — then do the same for them."
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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.


Learn more:


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/