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Driven By Data: Comprehensive Leadership Workshop PowerPoint Presentation | EngageNY

Driven By Data: Comprehensive Leadership Workshop PowerPoint Presentation | EngageNY | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it

This resource is from Paul Bambrick-Santoyo’s book, Driven By Data: A Practical Guide to Improve Instruction. It is a PowerPoint presentation that should be used for comprehensive leadership workshops.

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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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12 Significant Ways That Great Leaders Are Different Than the Rest of Us

12 Significant Ways That Great Leaders Are Different Than the Rest of Us | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it
Set yourself apart as a great leader by emulating and cultivating the following traits of genuine leadership.
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Recently read about what we do to create a sense of over-entitlement. Too much praise can backfire. Authentic praise should be defined and applied. Appreciation is more complicated and can be deeper than praise.
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8 Wonderful Videos on Curiosity for Teachers

8 Wonderful Videos on Curiosity for Teachers | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it

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7 Common FAFSA Mistakes | ED.gov Blog

7 Common FAFSA Mistakes | ED.gov Blog | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it
7 Common FAFSA Mistakes
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high school guidance counselors might add this to their 11th and 12th grade packets.

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How to Deal with Teachers Who Feel Entitled -

How to Deal with Teachers Who Feel Entitled - | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it
School leaders must walk a fine line between keeping their staff engaged, but not feeling entitled. Teachers who feel entitled can negatively affect school performance.
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" Research has found overly lenient performance feedback contributes to feelings of entitlement (Fisk, 2010). As one would expect, when employees receive high ratings over a long period of time and areas of improvement are not addressed, employees begin to expect, or feel entitled to higher ratings." (excerpt )
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One Of The Most Common Theories Of Effective Education May Be A Myth

One Of The Most Common Theories Of Effective Education May Be A Myth | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it
Most people believe they have a “best” way of learning, whether that’s through pictures, text, hearing, or something else.

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How we learn is paradoxically concrete and fluid. It is situational and practical.

 

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How Much Does Height Matter In Career Success?

How Much Does Height Matter In Career Success? | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it
success has more to do with our ability to be bold enough to be proactive, to think and act differently, and to step up to the plate than is does with outside attributes.
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I've read about these or similar height and success correlations before, but the deeper question was often: is it really the decision making of people who appreciate height in their leaders or does the height advantage give people more experiences and advantages that makes them EARN the acknowledgements? This article offers the complex response as "yes" to both questions, and supports these conclusions with clear, simple language.

 

I'm going to keep watching for posts from Shane Snow. Entertaining tidbits of info sprinkled in with a great storytelling skills. 

 

The takeaways are bold and clear as well. 

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Three Myths of Behavior Change - What You Think You Know That You Don't: Jeni Cross at TEDxCSU - YouTube

Prof. Elizabeth Stokoe takes a run on what she terms the “conversational racetrack”—the daily race to understand each other when we speak—and explains how to...
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Leaders hoping to be "agents of change" need to watch this video. Understand that it is not only sociology that underlies Dr. Jeni Cross's conclusions, but also nobel prize winning work on behavioral economics published by Daniel Kahneman and Bandura. It puts science behind assertions that "we are social animals" by outlining in what ways we are social. 

 

Eye-opening talk that can be backed by empirical evidence.

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Anti-intellectualism is taking over the US

Anti-intellectualism is taking over the US | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it
Patricia Williams: The rise in academic book bannings and firings is compounded by the US's growing disregard for scholarship itself
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excerpt: " The court found that the content of Evans-Marshall's teachings concerned matters "of political, social or other concern to the community" and that her interest in free expression outweighed certain other interests belonging to the school "as an employer." But, fatally, the court concluded that "government employees… are not speaking as citizens for First Amendment purposes." While the sixth circuit allowed that Evans-Marshall may have been treated "shabbily", it still maintained (quoting from another opinion) that "when a teacher teaches, 'the school system does not "regulate" [that] speech as much as it hires that speech. Expression is a teacher's stock in trade, the commodity she sells to her employer in exchange for a salary.'" Thus, the court concluded, it is the "educational institution that has a right to academic freedom, not the individual teacher."
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It is an impressive list of banned authors and books. Fear instigates this process and there is more than one way to ban books and ideas. Bosses who dictate and order their teachers is similar.

 

This has been happening for years.

 

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How to Hold Your Team Accountable--Without Being a Jerk

How to Hold Your Team Accountable--Without Being a Jerk | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it
Become a better leader by confronting your employees in a polite and efficient way.
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How Your State of Mind Affects Your Performance

How Your State of Mind Affects Your Performance | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it

How state of mind (that is, their moment-to-moment experience of life as generated by their thinking and as expressed by their feelings) can affect their leadership, and to help them manage their respective states of mind, rather than being managed by them.

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Look at what is being described. It's more than just overcoming one's emotions, it's self-regulation and mood management. Emotions are different from states of mind. Is mood different from emotional states of mind though? But also, look at HOW this regulations was accomplished: visualization, the use of imagination and breathing to overcome the affect and it wasn't accomplished through the reasoning and logical powers of the cognitive mind. 

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NP High School begins pilot program for one-to-one computing devices | The Valley Breeze

NP High School begins pilot program for one-to-one computing devices | The Valley Breeze | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it
A group of students at North Providence High School will be using laptops instead of textbooks for the remainder of the school year as administration looks to collect data on the effects of one-to-one computing.

Through a grant from Mobile Beacon, a local Educational Broadband Service provider, 25 Lenovo ThinkPad laptops were distributed to students in Cassie Souto and Dana Gambardella's reading classes on Dec. 2.
Supt. Melinda Smith said these students would be the first in the district to utilize the devices as part of a six-month pilot program at the high school.
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U.S. Supreme Court Weighs School Threats on Social Media

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday wrestled with threats made on social media, with some justices worried about when school administrators might need to respond to such content, and others wondering whether the "reasonable teenager on the Internet" should be the standard for evaluating whether threats are serious.
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When Stress Rises, Empathy Suffers

When Stress Rises, Empathy Suffers | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it
Humans—and mice—are much more likely to feel empathy toward friends than strangers. New research finds that stress hormones are to blame, writes Robert M. Sapolsky.

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Pål Dobrin's curator insight, January 28, 4:40 AM

Stress begränsar bokstavligt och bildligt talat vårt synfält; den gör oss mindre generösa och samarbetsvilliga i ekonomiska spel, mer främlingsfientliga, mer benägna att tolka tvetydiga uttryck som fientliga, och mer benägna att sprida frustration och aggression omkring oss. Denna studie visar att stressen även gör oss mindre benägna att känna med andra. Det är ju faktiskt en riskfaktor i samhällets utveckling.

Sandeep Gautam's curator insight, January 29, 4:41 AM

lack of empathy partly attributed to being stressed......if you really and truly want to be compassionate and loving, reduce stress from your life:-)

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Curiosity as a Learning Outcome -- Campus Technology

Curiosity as a Learning Outcome -- Campus Technology | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it
Can we update our learning-assessment systems?

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We Still Don’t Know the Difference Between Change and Transformation

We Still Don’t Know the Difference Between Change and Transformation | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it
And it keeps holding us back.

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How to Handle Stress in the Moment

How to Handle Stress in the Moment | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it
Silence the negative voice in your head.

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We often get tips on how to handle stress -- in the future -- but what do you do when it's happening right now? This article helps give you some solid ideas of how to handle stress at work while you are feeling it the most!

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Why "Being Authentic" Is Holding You Back

Why "Being Authentic" Is Holding You Back | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it
Your authentic self may be just an excuse to stay in your comfort zone. Here's how your leadership style might be getting in the way of success. According to Ibarra, what you learn from the outside is a lot more valuable than what you learn from the inside. Only through outsight--external perspectives gained from direct experiences and experimentations--can you evolve in the way the best leaders do. It’ll help you discover what other people are thinking, where you should spend the most time, what kind of relationships matter most to you, and eventually, become more self-aware as a purpose-driven, authentic leader.
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Lisa Nielsen: The Innovative Educator: CELLabration Time! @NYCSChools Pave The Way for #MLearning with Cell Phones

Lisa Nielsen: The Innovative Educator: CELLabration Time! @NYCSChools Pave The Way for #MLearning with Cell Phones | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it

"Social Media isn’t the only area in which New York City is paving the way. As announced today in the NY Daily News, the New York City Department of Education will lift the ban on cell phones and other digital devices in March.


Instead of banning devices, schools will have options including:

Store mobile devices in backpacks or a designated location during the school day.


Allow mobile devices to be used during lunch or in designated areas only.
Allow mobile devices for instructional purposes in some or all classrooms.

While there have been teachers, schools, and districts who have given students the freedom to bring cell phones and other technology to school, New York City is the largest. This will set the trend and help move others to open the doors for student devices in school."


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We've done this as well, so the article is timely. The "jury" is still out, though.

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Four Ways to Give Good Feedback | TIME.com

Four Ways to Give Good Feedback | TIME.com | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it
Too often the feedback we give (and get) is ineffectual or even counterproductive. Here's how to do it right

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When effectively administered, feedback is a powerful way to build knowledge and skills, increase skills, increase motivation, and develop reflective habits of mind in students and employees. Too often, however, the feedback we give (and get) is ineffectual or even counterproductive. Here, four ways to offer feedback that really makes a difference, drawn from research in psychology and cognitive science:

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The End of Gangs: Cleaning Up Los Angeles, California

The End of Gangs: Cleaning Up Los Angeles, California | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it
Los Angeles gave America the modern street gang. Groups like the Crips and MS-13 have spread from coast to coast, and even abroad.
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excerpt: "When Bratton brought CompStat to the LAPD, it showed commanders where to deploy resources, and it meant the police, and especially division captains, could be evaluated according to reductions in crime in their territory. To fight chronic understaffing at the LAPD, Bratton lobbied for more hiring. Under mayors Richard Riordan and Jim Hahn, the LAPD had grown to 9,000 officers. Bratton and mayor Antonio Villaraigosa took it to 10,000."
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Problem solving courts key to fixing system - Cape Gazette

Problem solving courts key to fixing system - Cape Gazette | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it
of the more than two million people in jail or prison right now in america, nearly 500,000 are mentally ill. source after reputable source continues to print these statistics, including the ...
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The 10 tell-tale signs your boss doesn’t like you

The 10 tell-tale signs your boss doesn’t like you | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it
If it wasn't clear already.

 

Does your boss really like you? While it’s true that you don’t have to be bosom buddies with your boss in order to do your job, it certainly makes things a lot more difficult if there’s some personal dislike between you and your superiors.

 
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"So, what do you do if you discover that your boss secretly (or not so secretly) hates you? Well, the easy answer here is to start looking for another job, but if that’s not an option for some reason, try these steps:

 

 

Confront your boss in a positive manner. Don’t add fuel to the fire by being defensive, but bring up your concerns. Approach the conversation from the angle that you want to improve and evolve as an employee—and that you can only do so with feedback.Document your successes and your boss’ slights. Start a little brag book where you write down and document the things you do well, contributions you make, etc. This will be useful when you have your next performance review, or if things escalate to talk of termination. In addition, you might consider keeping a list documenting your boss’ behavior in case you need it for the same reason.Talk to HR or your boss’ boss (assuming the boss in question is not the owner or CEO of the company).If all this gets you nowhere then a final resort might be to consider taking outside advice."
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WHAT IS ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE?

WHAT IS ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE? This article for the layman answers basic questions about artificial intelligence. The opinions expressed here are not all consensus opinion among researchers in AI. Basic Questions Branches of AI Applications of AI More questions Bibliography About this document ...
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Great ways to improve your presentations and speeches

Great ways to improve your presentations and speeches | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it

Some people like to learn from mistakes. Others prefer to learn by finding out what to do instead of what not to do.

 

Here’s some great advice from Boris Veldhuijzen van Zanten, serial entrepreneur and founder of TwitterCounter and The Next Web, on what you should always do during your presentations:

 

1. Reinforce who you are.

 

At most conferences, you will be introduced, and that introduction should make the audience look forward to hearing your story.

But even though the audience might know something about you, it still makes sense to say a little bit extra about yourself. Don’t overload everyone with information, but in one or two sentences explain how your background matters and makes you the perfect person to share what you’re about to say.

Framing that makes it easier for people to digest what you are saying is too often overlooked.

 

2. Help everyone find you.

 

A lot of presentations end with a slide that shows the speaker’s name, URL, Twitter handle, and email address.

 

That slide is usually displayed for about three milliseconds before the projector is switched off. Before people in your audience even have time to reach for a pencil or laptop, your information is gone.

Provide your contact information on the opening screen, and keep it there for a while. (Some people display their name and email address in the footer of every slide, but you might feel that’s overkill). I generally start and close with my Twitter handle (@Boris) and invite people to contact me there.

 

Bonus tip: When you’re in the audience and sense the end of a presentation coming, get your smart phone ready and take a quick snapshot of that last slide. You can write the information down later.

 

3. Share real stories.

 

People love stories. The best presentations I’ve seen didn’t feel like presentations at all–they were stories told by people with amazing experiences. When you want to explain something to an audience, see if you can translate it into a story, an anecdote or even a joke. If you need to convey data or information, tie it to a story. If the story you tell is something that happened to you, that’s even better. If the story is funny, even better!

 

4. Entertain as much as inform.

 

An often forgotten point: Your job is to, at least in part, entertain the members of your audience. They’re taking a break from something else. They’ve closed their laptops and are focusing on you. Why not reward them with something interesting or funny? Your entire talk doesn’t need to be completely on topic. It’s fine to start off with something that is beside the point as long as it’s entertaining.

Never forget that people will listen more closely to what you have to say when they’re having a good time.

 

5. Time it perfectly.

 

When you’re speaking, in effect you’re borrowing your audience’s time. It’s investing in you — respect that investment and don’t abuse that trust. If you’re given 30 minutes, feel free to only use 25 minutes. Your primary goal is to entertain, inform, and make your audience’s investment in time worthwhile. Your goal is not to use up every available minute.

 

I used to be very concerned with how much time I had for talks; my biggest fear was that I would run out of things to talk about. Now my only concern is giving a great presentation. If that means ending a 30-minute slot after fifteen minutes, fine – you can always take more questions from your audience. The better your presentation, the more questions you will get.

 

And the more your audience will feel you respected its investment in you.

 

6. Provide something to take home.

 

I always try to think of something specific I can deliver–in words, not in swag–that the members of the audience can apply as soon as they get back to work. I learned that from a speaker at one of our events who had a hugely inspiring story, but then interrupted himself and said something like: “But you can apply this very easily tomorrow by doing the following…”

 

A sigh of relief went through the room as people scrambled for their notebooks. Inspiration is cool and productive, but it really helps if you have something tangible to offer that your audience can apply right away.

 

7. Feel free to repeat.

 

It’s natural to assume everyone in the audience is paying attention to everything you say. In reality, people hear about 30 percent of what you say, and of that they’re constantly translating it to fit their own perspectives or agendas. Plus, things you think are logical and even self-evident might not immediately make sense to everyone in your audience.

 

That’s why it never hurts to repeat yourself a few times. If you want to explain a certain principle, first explain it. Then give two examples of your principle at work. Then, at the end of your talk, go over the different principles you covered and briefly highlight each one.

By then, you’ve explained your principle four times, and that might just be enough.

 

8. Help the audience remember at least one thing.

 

It’s very easy to overload the audience with information. You think, Wow, I have thirty minutes. I need to really fill those thirty minutes. But most people can’t really absorb a lot of information, plus chances are you might be one of a number of speakers that day.

Think of it this way: If ten percent of the people in the audience really listen to your story and remember one or two key points they can incorporate into their lives, you’ve done really well. Focus on providing something people can remember and that will have an impact on their lives. To do that, of course, means your story must be simple and clear.

 

And that’s a good thing.

 


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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, December 10, 2014 1:25 PM

Presenting is giving an account of one's self. It is more than sterile information and it is not appropriated from others. Both of those catch up to us in time.

 

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What Today's Leaders Can Learn From Napoleon's Mistakes

Napoleon was unquestionably a great strategist and imposing historical figure. His leadership style had many flaws, which eventually led to his downfall.

In the vein of learning from others mistakes, here are five lessons today's leaders can pull from Napoleon:
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