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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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The Breathtaking, Life-Altering Power of Being a Dork

The Breathtaking, Life-Altering Power of Being a Dork | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it
When you spend all your energy in the service of looking cool, what you ultimately do is erase yourself.
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Schools regroup for success

Schools regroup for success | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it
School leaders nationwide are exploring innovative group-level groupings and thinking beyond the typical K5 elementary school, grades 6 through 8 middle school and grades 9 through 12 high school model to figure out how to continue to deliver appropriate education with fewer funds.
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Stop brainstorming and start sprinting 

Stop brainstorming and start sprinting  | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it
The big idea of the sprint is to take a small team, clear the schedule for a week, and rapidly progress from problem to tested solution. On Monday, you make a map of the problem. On Tuesday, each individual sketches solutions. On Wednesday, you decide which sketches are strongest. On Thursday, you build realistic a prototype. And on Friday, you test that prototype with five target customers. It’s like fast-forwarding into the future to see your finished product in the market. 
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How to Develop a Psychology of Resilience

How to Develop a Psychology of Resilience | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it
What happens to the pessimists?
They are ten times more accurate. But here’s what he found out. What he found out is, because the people who are accurate, never push themselves because they know it’s never going to work anyway, whereas the optimist sees it better than it is, so they keep doing it, because they have the illusion they did well, well I’ll do even better next time. And because of that optimism they did it more often, and so optimists succeed at a four to five-fold, depending upon the task, result ultimately beyond anything that a pessimist will do and they’re not as accurate.
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Why narcissistic leaders are like chocolate cake

Why narcissistic leaders are like chocolate cake | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it
Supporting their chocolate cake model, the researchers recruited 142 unacquainted students to take part in weekly group tasks. Through the course of the study, the students rated each others' leadership skills. High scorers in narcissism attracted positive leadership ratings from their peers early on, but this positive impression faded. The deteriorating perception of narcissists over time was partly explained by their lack of so-called "transformational leadership skills" becoming apparent – that is, their inability to motivate and inspire others. A second study was similar but involved students who already knew each other. In this case, the narcissists did not receive positive leadership ratings from the outset – there was no honeymoon period for them – and as the study went on, they received more negative ratings from their peers.
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9 Communication Habits That All Successful Leaders Have

9 Communication Habits That All Successful Leaders Have | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it
The way you communicate as a leader is important. The right tone, the right voice, the right body language--these elements are as important as the words you say, sometimes more.

Having a leader who understands the principles of great communication can make the difference between a collaborative team and one that goes in circles.

If we can get our communication right, we can build strong teams, be persuasive with clients and generally accelerate our business.

Here are some principles to remember.
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How To Stop Being Lazy And Get More Done - 5 Expert Tips

How To Stop Being Lazy And Get More Done - 5 Expert Tips | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it

How To Stop Being Lazy And Get More Done – 5 Expert Tips

Cal’s five big tips:
To-Do Lists Are Evil. Schedule Everything.
Assume You’re Going Home at 5:30, Then Plan Your Day Backwards
Make A Plan For The Entire Week
Do Very Few Things, But Be Awesome At Them
Less Shallow Work, Focus On The Deep Stuff
Schedules and plans sound cold and clinical but the end result couldn’t be farther from that.
You’ll be less stressed, create more time for friends and family, and make things you can be proud of.

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Solution Saturday: Feeling Unrecognized

Solution Saturday: Feeling Unrecognized | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it
This note arrived this morning. “I have achieved a lot over the years. Why hasn't anyone recognized me?” Lack of recognition and appreciation runs rampant in many organizations.
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excerpt "5 ways to gain recognition: "Serve for the joy of serving. Don’t worry about recognition. "Meet a pressing need. Day-to-day work is often unrecognized. "Serve in ways that matter to others.  "Recognition is an expression of someone else’s values.Enjoy recognition. "Don’t demand it. Demanding recognition is a sure way to lose it. "Extend respect and give recognition to others."
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Using Knowledge Brokering to Improve Business Processes

Using Knowledge Brokering to Improve Business Processes | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it

“Knowledge brokering, a systematic approach to seeking external ideas from people in a variety of industries, disciplines, and contexts and then of combining the resulting lessons in new ways.”

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Systems Thinking white boarding animation project

White board animation by James Swanson
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Understanding and Managing Conflict Styles

In order to manage workplace conflict, it’s important to understand and adjust to each situation and to the preferred conflict style of those involved. Understanding your own preferred conflict style and the preferred conflict style of others can really help take some emotion and some personalization out of the conflict. When we understand conflict styles, we hopefully will stop thinking in terms of “I’m right and he’s wrong,” and take the actions of others less personally. Then we can use the energy we’d normally waste on trying to figure them out to creatively resolve the underlying issues of the dispute. We can also consciously choose to use a different conflict style when the situation demands it. But this takes practice to use a style that perhaps isn’t as comfortable for you as your preferred style.


Via Bonnie Hohhof, Mark E. Deschaine, PhD
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Miftachul Aristy's curator insight, December 30, 2015 4:05 AM

 Ketika Anda mempunyai banyak keinginan, maka libatkan banyak tindakan.

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Miftachul Aristy's curator insight, December 30, 2015 4:15 AM

Bangun pagi adalah tanda bahwa anda bisa mencapai tujuan hidup lebih baik dari kemarin.

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How Cisco Gets Brutally Honest Feedback to Top Leaders

How Cisco Gets Brutally Honest Feedback to Top Leaders | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it

Regular assessments have four major benefits. Any CEO would agree that having a strong core of seasoned executives running the C-suite is critical. Yet many organizations haven’t developed beyond the hunch phase in terms of knowing how strong their top leaders really are. At Cisco, we designed an in-depth executive assessment to help us profile each of our topmost leaders: strengths, development needs, aspirations, strategic capabilities, blind spots, operational capabilities, how they develop their teams, how they fare in big-stage versus one-on-one communications, and so on.


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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, 2016 1:57 AM
¿Como implican al alumnado los profes innovadores? Con 10 estrategias pedagogicas innovadoras ;-)
uTOP Inria's curator insight, March 7, 2016 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, 2016 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/


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Why Your Employees’ Suggestions Aren’t Going Anywhere

Why Your Employees’ Suggestions Aren’t Going Anywhere | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it

A lot of companies use an ever-more-sophisticated array of online social tools in an attempt to connect their people, get a flow of ideas going, and spur innovation. But after an initial flurry of activity, the initiatives often fizzle and the new tools get tucked away somewhere. What goes wrong? Why is the goal of a more collaborative and innovative organization so elusive?
Consider a real example: Not long after a company created an online suggestion box on its new intranet, with all the bells and whistles of the latest social-media technologies, an executive lamented: “All we get are a bunch of complaints and impossibly wild ideas that we couldn’t follow up on in a million years.”
And there lies the problem. The span of ideas and suggestions on internal social platforms is often so extensive that follow-up is impossible. When ideas are ignored, or at least appear to be, people quickly get discouraged and stop contributing.


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Research: Teacher Prep Reform Gets It Way Wrong -- Campus Technology

Research: Teacher Prep Reform Gets It Way Wrong -- Campus Technology | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it
"The irony here is that while these policies call for teacher education programs and institutions to make decisions based on evidence, the policies themselves are not evidence-based," the authors wrote.
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Jobs That Are Harder Than They Look

Jobs That Are Harder Than They Look | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it
Everyone's Plan B is going to be different, of course. Some people might think truck driving looks like a pretty cushy career—driving all day with the music up—while others might see their fallback position as writing that best-selling novel.

But some of these "easy" jobs aren't exactly easy to do, or easy to get. Here's a look at a handful of careers that have this reputation, and a rundown of what career searchers are actually in for if they give these jobs a try.
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How to Develop Confidence as a Leader

We sometimes find ourselves in uncomfortable situations. As leaders, that’s pretty much constant. Here are 3 truths to develop confidence in any situation.
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Explore – So great, so necessary – Joe Hanson of It’s Okay...

Explore – So great, so necessary – Joe Hanson of It’s Okay... | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it
A discovery engine for meaningful knowledge, fueled by cross-disciplinary curiosity.
Edited by Maria Popova
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excerpt: (So great, so necessary – Joe Hanson of It’s Okay To Be Smart offers some invaluable tips on how to read science news. Pair with The Baloney Detection Kit , these 11 essential rules for critical thinking, and Carl Sagan on mastering the vital balance between skepticism and openness.)

 
 
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12 Easy Phrases to Massively Improve Your Leadership

12 Easy Phrases to Massively Improve Your Leadership | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it
At the heart of great leadership is a desire to serve others, to empower them and foster their success. Here are 12 phrases that every leader should be saying--a lot.
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Hillary’s humility moment: A rabbi walks into a Town Hall and asks a question you’d never hear in the GOP debates

Hillary’s humility moment: A rabbi walks into a Town Hall and asks a question you’d never hear in the GOP debates | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it
Watching the Democrats' town hall on CNN felt like entering an alternate election universe, where calm prevails
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From the article: "Being president is not just about winning, as Trump has repeatedly insisted it is. It’s about maintaining both your own humanity and the humanity of those you’re serving, and that is a wrenching tension that has grayed the hair of every president since Reagan."


This is something all leaders must contend with. Leadership is not an "either/or" role. The question the rabbi asks may refer to "two pockets", but that is an obvious simplification so that the question can be answered in a few minutes. Instead, the presidency--and any leadership position-- role requires many pockets with notes that remind us of the various ways we lead. The article gave a spiritual point to make, which is something leaders might overlook in the interest of serving a "bottom line" or satisfying stakeholders. 


In education, this is an even more valuable point we need to remember. Our students are not just an audience or customers; they are also in need of being led, to accomplish what they might not know (or remember) what they need to accomplish.

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Creation Myth l Malcolm Gladwell

Creation Myth   l   Malcolm Gladwell | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it

Xerox PARC, Apple, and the truth about innovation.

 

Article from the New Yorker.

 


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The World's Most inspirational People

The World's Most inspirational People | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it

Inspiration has many faces, spans centuries, and lives big and small, as Raconteur discovered in a survey of over 2,000 readers and contemporary figures.

 


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Kenneth Mikkelsen's curator insight, November 30, 2015 11:31 PM

We all know what it feels like to have a “lightbulb” moment – that lightning-quick strike of momentary inspiration that plants the seed of genius and sends us racing to the whiteboard. But the feeling of sustained inspiration – a lifelong link to a particular point of reference that moors us, guides us, reminds us of what we might aspire to and what we can achieve – is something much deeper, and much greater.


As it turns out, inspiration has many faces. It spans many centuries. It covers all walks of life, and lives big and small.


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How to Choose Systems Methods? | Systems Thinking World Journal

How to Choose Systems Methods? | Systems Thinking World Journal | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it

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Only 8% of Leaders Are Good at Both Strategy and Execution

Only 8% of Leaders Are Good at Both Strategy and Execution | School Leadership, Leadership, in General, Tools and Resources, Advice and humor | Scoop.it

But if you’re good at one, you’ll probably get better at the other. In a 2013 survey of nearly 700 executives across a variety of industries, our firm asked respondents to rate the effectiveness of the top leaders of their companies. How many excelled at strategy? How many excelled at execution? The results are shown in the chart below. These responses are sobering: Only 16% of top leaders were rated very effective at either strategy or execution. Only 8% were very effective at both, while 63% were rated neutral or worse on at least one dimension.


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