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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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“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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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

Via Ana Cristina Pratas
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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 

 

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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...."

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Learning Theories: Bandura’s Social Learning Theory

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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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Antonio Gerardo Gutiérrez Sánchez's curator insight, October 4, 10:34 PM

agregar su visión ...

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The growing disjunction in education policy - The Hill (blog)

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The growing disjunction in education policy
The Hill (blog)
A flurry of activity among education reformers across the country exposes a growing bifurcation within its ranks, uncovered by recent challenges to teacher tenure in New York.
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War: so funny it hurts

War: so funny it hurts | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it
American TV comedians are finding the lighter side of chaos, destruction and death.
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The funny thing about war humor is the aftertaste. Some jokes are both true and painful. They are painfully true. And this is how political humor should be.

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The Truth Behind Passive Candidates

The Truth Behind Passive Candidates | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it
In recruiting the Holy Grail, the golden egg, the is the passive candidate. Speak to a majority of recruiters, head hunters or HR folks and they will all t
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The Transparency Trap

The Transparency Trap | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it

The author "found that individuals and groups routinely wasted significant resources in an effort to conceal beneficial activities, because they believed that bosses, peers, and external observers who might see them would have “no idea” how to “properly understand” them. Even when everyone involved had only the best of intentions, being observed distorted behavior instead of improving it."

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excerpt: "They used four types of boundaries to establish certain zones of privacy within open environments: They created boundaries around individual teams—zones of attention—to avoid exposing every little action to the scrutiny of a crowd. They drew boundaries between feedback and evaluation—delineating zones of judgment—to avoid politicking and efforts wasted on managing impressions. They set boundaries between decision rights and improvement rights—establishing zones of slack—to avoid driving out tinkering. And they put boundaries around carefully defined periods of experimentation—zones of time—to avoid both too frequent and too infrequent interruptions. Across several studies involving different industries, cultures, and types of work, the companies that had done all this were the ones that consistently got the most innovative, productive, and thoughtful work from their employees."

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The New Digital Battlefields

The New Digital Battlefields | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it
Most enterprises will not be able to adapt to the new digital battlefields, because adopting new skills today takes more than just hiring and procurement. It requires systemic thinking.
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This has implications in education as well as in career fields. 

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4 Ways to Nail the “Tell Me About Yourself” Question

4 Ways to Nail the “Tell Me About Yourself” Question | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it
Everyone hates this interview question, “So, tell me about yourself.”
How a candidate reacts and answers this simple interview question can be extremely telling of a candidate’s viability as a candidate.
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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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My View: Public flunks on key education issues - Portland Tribune

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My View: Public flunks on key education issues
Portland Tribune
School has started and student testing will soon be underway. And as we know, what's good for the goose is good for the gander. So what about a test for us adults?
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"Outside the Box" Cartoon | Tom Fishburne: Marketoonist

"Outside the Box" Cartoon | Tom Fishburne: Marketoonist | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it
All innovation occurs in some kind of box. It's always framed by some constraint, whether from the organization, the marketplace, or the consumer. In some (Blue Sky ideation is not exactly "blue sky"...

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Francine Pickering's curator insight, September 29, 7:12 AM

When I asked you to think outside the box I forgot to ask you to think inside this one.

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How to Stay Energized at Work (All Day, Every Day)

How to Stay Energized at Work (All Day, Every Day) | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it
Your workday is a marathon, not a sprint—here's how to stay energized.
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Pressure on paraeducators

Pressure on paraeducators | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it
Paraeducators are no longer on the periphery of the classroom. Now a significant part of the learning process, they are facilitating one-on-one and small-group instruction among special needs students
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The New Learning Organization

The New Learning Organization | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it
Managers, rather than focusing on building skills to recognize patterns and take action, will need to focus on designing the curricula.
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Before the industrial revolution, people were valued for knowing a trade.   However, when machines took over physical labor, those skills became devalued and most people either performed simple, repetitive tasks or managed those who did.

By the late 20th century, a knowledge economy began to take hold.  Now, workers’ value lay not so much in their labor , but in specialized knowledge, much of which was inscrutable to their superiors.  In order to thrive, enterprises had to become learning organizations.

Now, we are entering a new industrial revolution and machines are starting to take over cognitive tasks as well.  Therefore, much like in the first industrial revolution, the role of humans is again being rapidly redefined.  Organizations will have to change the way that they learn and managers’ primary task will be to design the curricula.

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Intentional-self regulation (ISR) skills: What is their role in youth’s future outlook? : The Chronicle of Evidence-Based Mentoring

Intentional-self regulation (ISR) skills: What is their role in youth’s future outlook? : The Chronicle of Evidence-Based Mentoring | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it

What are Intentional-self regulation (ISR) skills? ISR skills are goal-directed behaviors that maximize engagement in behaviors that contribute towards positive future outcomes. ISR processes include “selecting goals, optimizing one’s resources in order to achieve those goals, and compensating by adjusting when original goals are blocked or when strategies for optimization fail.”

 

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excerpt: "During adolescence, young people often explore their identities and thinking about pathways into adulthood. Their increasing cognitive and behavioral capacities provide them with the tools for understanding and evaluating possible identities task. In addition, many have pointed to the importance of having the skills to “self-regulate” and maintain a positive sense of the future. The current study investigated the role intentional-self regulation (ISR), or youth’s goal-directed skills, and of youth’s hopeful expectations about the future in predicting positive youth development (PYD)."

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Reading, writing and … litigating? Injuries at school

Reading, writing and … litigating? Injuries at school | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it

What are the child’s rights with regard to civil restitution and possible money damages to compensate for the harm? How does the child’s status as a minor work to necessarily involve his parent or guardian in the litigation?

 

And lastly, how does the 11th Amendment and the doctrine of sovereign immunity operate in the context of public school injuries? We address these questions below, as well as the imposition of liability, if any, in the event a child is harmed while off school property.

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How Your Company Newsletter Could Help You Grow

If you're thinking about starting an internal company newsletter, ask employees what they really want to know on a regular basis.
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