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“Teaching Kids to Code” Guide: A Fantastic Resource - GeekDad (blog)

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“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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“Teaching Kids to Code” Guide: A Fantastic Resource - GeekDad (blog)

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“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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A Botched Study Raises Bigger Questions

A Botched Study Raises Bigger Questions | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it
Why one education research technique, coming into use by most states, is proving so controversial.
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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, November 14, 12:43 PM

Research is important, but it only gives a snapshot in time and about conditions at a given time. We need to learn from all research failed or successful whatever that means.

 

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Special education is ineffective and too expensive, report says

Special education is ineffective and too expensive, report says | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it
In 2013, 76 percent of Washington's students graduated from high school within four years, but only about 54 percent of students with disabilities got their diplomas on time.
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Prepare for harder days ahead as Syracuse schools revamp student discipline ... - The Post-Standard - syracuse.com

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The independent monitor sees the crisis as an opportunity for "transformational work.'' Who will step up to lead it? And will the wider community lend its support?
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No more snow days? Lessons over Internet keep schools in session - Today.com

No more snow days? Lessons over Internet keep schools in session - Today.com | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it
Are school snow days, as we know them, about to be bulldozed? While the idea may leave some students cold, it’s gaining momentum thanks...
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interesting idea but may raise issues about tech access and broadband equality. 

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NYC chancellor considers consolidation of small, struggling schools

NYC chancellor considers consolidation of small, struggling schools | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it
The move would reverse a Bloomberg-era policy that divided large, failing schools into smaller new schools.  
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Intro to Model Programs | YouthLearn

Often the greatest challenge for a novice afterschool educator is how to launch a new effort, especially if technology is involved.

 

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excerpt: "The programs below have been selected to spotlight the breadth of approaches one can take in harnessing technology afterschool. These are not intended to be all inclusive, but rather illustrative of the range of programs that are successfully integrating technology. To compile these profiles, we conducted interviews with program staff and included their own descriptions of their work along with our summaries based on these conversations. Click here to view how we organized these profiles."

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This is what happens to test scores when you pay teachers $125,000 a year

This is what happens to test scores when you pay teachers $125,000 a year | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it
Not including bonuses.
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The Difference Between Technology Use And Technology Integration

The Difference Between Technology Use And Technology Integration | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it
TEST The Difference Between Technology Use And Technology Integration
by TeachThought Staff
Using technology for learning makes sense. Technology creates access, transparency, and opportunity.
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How Successful People Handle Toxic People

How Successful People Handle Toxic People | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it

Toxic people defy logic. Some are blissfully unaware of the negative impact that they have on those around them, and others seem to derive satisfaction from creating chaos and pushing other people’s buttons. Either way, they create unnecessary complexity, strife, and worst of all stress.

 
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There's a lot of good advice in this article. It's excellent for dealing with toxic people, but it is also good for avoiding burnout when in any stressful job position. This is especially good for educators of all kinds.

 

If you were ever looking for emotional skills and social skills, this is a great list of those people need to learn (and to continually practice) in order to maintain healthy resilience: The skills can just as easily replace the word "they" with "resilient people..."

 

They Set Limits (Especially with Complainers)


They Don’t Die in the Fight


They Rise Above


They Stay Aware of Their Emotions


They Establish Boundaries


They Won’t Let Anyone Limit Their Joy


They Don't Focus on Problems—Only Solutions


They Don’t Forget


They Squash Negative Self-Talk


They Get Some Sleep


They Limit Their Caffeine Intake


They Use Their Support System


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Small Shifts in Wellbeing Have a Big Impact on Performance

Small Shifts in Wellbeing Have a Big Impact on Performance | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it
Managers should know that serious health and work problems can arise from even minor shifts in employees' wellbeing, according to a recent Gallup study. Here's how to address this problem.

Via Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor, Lynnette Van Dyke
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Adrienne McLean's curator insight, February 26, 2013 5:12 PM

A motivating article - interesting!

 

Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor's comment, February 27, 2013 2:22 PM
Glad you enjoyed it!
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Common Core Impacts Teacher Training Programs

Amy Hansen / StateImpact


Nearly half the teachers in the classroom said in August that have not been adequately prepared to teach to the Common Core - learning standards that emphasize reasoning over rote memorization.

That national survey got us wondering

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Mel Riddile's curator insight, October 16, 9:07 AM

Teacher Training Programs Impacted By Common Core Standards.

NPR (10/15, Hansen) “State Impact” reports on how colleges in the state of Ohio have changed their curriculum to better prepare future teachers to lead instruction in the Common Core Standards. The state’s 13 public universities with teacher prep programs “all say they have made curriculum changes,” but until the state legislators formally tell professors to prep future educators for the standards, there is no guarantee of widespread instruction.


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What to Know About the Current State of Workplace Wellness

What to Know About the Current State of Workplace Wellness | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it
EngageHealth IQ sat down with Jed Constantz, Chief Operating Officer at
Employer Advantage Health Care Solutions.
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Five-year-old British boy becomes youngest ever qualified computer specialist - Telegraph

Five-year-old British boy becomes youngest ever qualified computer specialist - Telegraph | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it
Ayan Qureshi from Birmingham is Microsoft’s youngest-ever certified computer specialist
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Sorry Haters, Political Correctness Actually Boosts Creativity

A new study out of Cornell claims that if you have a diverse team, watching your language actually improves performance.
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Tackling discipline disparities: MPS data illuminate possibilities for change - MinnPost

Tackling discipline disparities: MPS data illuminate possibilities for change - MinnPost | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it
District leaders see this week's agreement with federal officials as an enhancement to a series of changes already under way.
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List of 28 chronically underperforming schools in Silicon Valley stirs up storm - San Jose Mercury News

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To lend urgency to the task of improving education for poor children, a Silicon Valley advocacy group has released a list of the 28 chronically worst-performing schools in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties.
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Hundreds of Colorado high school students refuse to take state tests - The Denver Post

Hundreds of Colorado high school students refuse to take state tests - The Denver Post | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it
In the latest dispute over standardized testing, hundreds of high-school seniors in high-performing, wealthy districts are skipping science and social stu
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The Five Personalities of Innovators: Which One Are You?

The Five Personalities of Innovators: Which One Are You? | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it
Whenever I try to conjure up what innovation looks like, the same slideshow of images clicks across my mind: that photo of Einstein with his tongue sticking out, Edison with his light bulb, Steve Jobs onstage in his black turtleneck, introducing the latest iThing. Unoriginal and overdone, to be sure. [...]
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Too Many Kids Quit Science Because They Don't Think They're Smart

Too Many Kids Quit Science Because They Don't Think They're Smart | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it
Dweck: Actually, praise may not be the optimal way, but we are so praise oriented. We can ask the child questions about the process: “How did you do that? Tell me about it.” As they talk about the process and the strategies they tried, we can appreciate it. We can be interested in it. We can encourage it. It doesn’t have to be outright praise.
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Dweck's conclusions about how praise works should help shape discussions about parenting, teaching, feedback, and also around the building of credibility THROUGH appreciation. The boundaries are dissolving between education and other knowledge work fields but also between educators and learners. Students will recognize real interest and appreciation of their thinking-work as truly valuing work. Attention is one of the main currencies of the knowledge era. The more attention being paid to what you are doing, the more encouragement you feel that what you are doing is valuable and valued. These are the face-to-face "likes" that do more than vaguely acknowledge you have accomplished something. When time is spent listening, evaluating the student's process and progress, and asking questions that leads to more progress, students will deepen their interest, become more encouraged, and may increase in other areas as well. This is true for any worker, though. No teacher wants to simply be observed and assessed based on a pass/fail system. Teachers want to feel that the person observing them "gets" what the teacher is doing, what the teacher has accomplished. In the Danielson tool, this appreciation has the opportunity of expression when discussing planning and also in the follow up or post-observation debriefing. Cognitive coaching models are appreciation and credibility-building tools.

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Nice Visual on The Ins and Outs of Professional Development ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Nice Visual on The Ins and Outs of Professional Development ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it

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Anna Hu 's curator insight, November 2, 9:28 PM

love that we need to - View Core skills as the responsibility of all educators, no matter the subject they teach.

This would be true for Digital Citizenship and Technology Skills.

Mitchell Kearsley's curator insight, November 3, 6:14 PM

Could not agree more!

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On the Question of Validity in Learning Analytics

On the Question of Validity in Learning Analytics | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it

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niftyjock's curator insight, October 20, 4:58 PM

Nice explanation of a tricky idea

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Brain baloney has no place in the classroom

Brain baloney has no place in the classroom | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it
Pete Etchells: A study published this week brilliantly debunks myths about the brain that pervade the education system

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Sandeep Gautam's curator insight, October 18, 9:13 AM

Some neuromyths are so strangely resistant!

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, October 18, 7:01 PM

This is the second article in the last few days with this as the theme.

 

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Military Adaptive Leadership: Overcome or Overcompensate?

Military Adaptive Leadership: Overcome or Overcompensate? | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it

The dynamic nature of the 21st century security environment requires adaptations. 


The most important adaptations will be in how we develop the next generation of leaders, who must be prepared to learn and change faster than their future adversaries.  



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Kenneth Mikkelsen's curator insight, October 15, 11:27 AM

Army Major John McRae argues that the military must take a balanced approach to the concept of "adaptive leadership," understanding there is still a need for more traditional and technical leadership forms. Applying the right form at the right time is crucial in war and in peace.


John Michel's curator insight, October 16, 11:57 AM

One significant danger associated with the military’s embrace of adaptive leadership is the risk of utilizing adaptive leadership in instances where technical leadership is the more effective approach. 

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TY! @drseide 4: Learning Strategies trump IQ in Predicting Achievement |, Scientific American

TY! @drseide 4: Learning Strategies trump IQ in Predicting Achievement |, Scientific American | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it
In the 1960s, the legendary psychologist Albert Bandura rejected the view that learning is passive. Instead he emphasized the importance of the active use of learning strategies. ...

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Lou Salza's curator insight, April 8, 2013 9:09 PM

There is so much data now that indicates the guided practice and learning staratagies we have offered in independent LD school matters and works!   --Lou 

 

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"....Over the past few decades there have been multiple studies showing the effectiveness of the self-regulated learning strategies approach using a variety of methodologies (e.g., think-aloud protocols, diaries, observation). In one recent large review, John Dunlosky and colleagues evaluated the relative utility of ten learning strategies. While some of the learning strategies (e.g., highlighting, rereading) were found to have low utility in benefitting learning outcomes, the following strategies were assessed as having moderate to high utility: practice testing (high), distributed practice (high), elaborative interrogation (medium), self-explanation (medium), and interleaved practice (medium). Practice testing had the most evidence supporting its benefits for learning across context and over time...."

Brenda Elliott's curator insight, April 9, 2013 9:12 PM

Very interesting study- effective learning strategies more important than IQ in predicting achievement-

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There is so much data now that indicates the guided practice and learning staratagies we have offered in independent LD school matters and works!   --Lou 

 

Excerpt:

"....Over the past few decades there have been multiple studies showing the effectiveness of the self-regulated learning strategies approach using a variety of methodologies (e.g., think-aloud protocols, diaries, observation). In one recent large review, John Dunlosky and colleagues evaluated the relative utility of ten learning strategies. While some of the learning strategies (e.g., highlighting, rereading) were found to have low utility in benefitting learning outcomes, the following strategies were assessed as having moderate to high utility: practice testing (high), distributed practice (high), elaborative interrogation (medium), self-explanation (medium), and interleaved practice (medium). Practice testing had the most evidence supporting its benefits for learning across context and over time...."

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Learning Theories: Bandura’s Social Learning Theory

Learning Theories: Bandura’s Social Learning Theory | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it
TEST Learning Theories: Bandura’s Social Learning Theory
by Steve Wheeler, Associate Professor, Plymouth Institute of Education
This is the third in my blog series on major learning theories.
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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, September 30, 10:41 AM

Reproduction is not the same as replication. The former improves upon what we already have learned suggesting we discard and take on aspects.

 

 

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