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Why Your Friends Have More Friends Than You Do

Why Your Friends Have More Friends Than You Do | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it

The title of Feld’s paper says it all, and here’s a little demonstration you can do to confirm his conclusion.  List all of your friends.  Then ask each of your friends how many friends they have.  No matter who you are, whether you are a man or a woman, where you live, how many (or few) friends you have, and who your friends are, you will very likely discover that your friends on average have more friends than you do.

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We need to explore the social-emotional impacts of maintaining social networks (digital as well as face-to-face). This is topic relates well to math and science. The topic may interest secondary students and could be tied in to critical thinking skills, explorations of cognitive bias, fallacies, and other ways to be more rational. Kids in high school are familiar with social networds and recognize that some keep count of numbers of connections/friends/nodes in the network of a specific person. The article also introduces the social-emotional impact of becoming aware of those numbers, saying that this awareness "depresses" the person. School counselors might crosswalk a lesson that explores this impact: math, social studies, science, health. 

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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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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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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 Best Leaders Are Insatiable Learners

The Best Leaders Are Insatiable Learners | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it
You have no excuse for being bored.
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Staying Lean: Why You Shouldn’t Have a Master Plan

Static planning leads to stagnancy, while streamlined flexibility promotes innovation
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Kids And Screen Time: What Does The Research Say?

Kids And Screen Time: What Does The Research Say? | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it
Kids read emotions better after spending several days without electronic media, according to new research.
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How to Untwist Twisted Thinking Patterns - PsychCentral.com (blog)

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How to Untwist Twisted Thinking Patterns
PsychCentral.com (blog)
Stick to the present moment, factually and objectively. Give up on mind reading and fortune telling. Disqualifying the positive. This is exactly as it sounds.

Via Luis Valdes
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The Art Of Leadership Is Not Without Struggle - Lolly Daskal | Leadership and Personal Development

The Art Of Leadership Is Not Without Struggle - Lolly Daskal | Leadership and Personal Development | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it
The art of leadership is not without struggle but those that lead from a strong foundation are unshakable, they have endurance for what life has to offer.

Via Ivon Prefontaine
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I agree that a certain amount of struggle can help to temper a leader's steel; however there is a myth that it is always necessary. I think the myth also suggests that we struggle through or listen to only those of like mind. Both are challenges. Lincoln likely had some supports that helped him through the struggles. We need those in life and need to find a path that enables us to deal with the struggles.

 

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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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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)

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Your workday is a marathon, not a sprint—here's how to stay energized.
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Pressure on paraeducators

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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

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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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Update: District Chief of Staff was told Martinez 'no longer your superintendent'

Update: District Chief of Staff was told Martinez 'no longer your superintendent' | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it
Six of the seven members are facing a fine following their July 22 meeting when they ousted Superintendent Pedro Martinez in a closed door, (WCSD District Chief of Staff was told Martinez 'no longer your superintendent'
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Grand vision for an African-owned drive on food security

Grand vision for an African-owned drive on food security | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it
A meeting of African universities appears determined to spark a ‘skills revolution’ to tackle hunger on the continent. (Ghana School Farms Project pioneering Education, Employment and Food Security Goals!
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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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A Simple Trick for Learning New Information

A Simple Trick for Learning New Information | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it
Students in an experiment appeared to do a better job learning when they thought they'd have to teach the material in question later on.
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excerpt: "Still, the results from the first experiment were pretty solid, and the researchers' explanation for why the learning-to-teach strategy might work is interesting:


"Why does expecting to teach enhance organization of output and encoding of the main points of a passage? The explanation we currently favor is that participants expecting to teach put themselves into the mindset of a teacher, leading them to adopt certain effective strategies used by teachers when preparing to teach—such as organizing and weighing the importance of difference concepts in the to-be-taught material, focusing on main points, and thinking about how information fits together."

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