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10 Characteristics of Community Leaders

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In addition to traits of superior leadership in any discipline, such as integrity and responsibility, here are ten characteristics that are particular to excellent community leaders.

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Walk beside and develop leadership in your community.

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Gust MEES's curator insight, January 6, 2013 1:37 PM

Leadership needs to get adapted on a daily base...

 

Randi Thompson's curator insight, January 6, 2013 4:00 PM

The facts are, any business page you create, in any social media  network, is really the beginning of creating your own community for people to be a part of. Why would they want to join yours?

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Studies Confirm the Power of Visuals in eLearning

Studies Confirm the Power of Visuals in eLearning | School Psychology Tech | Scoop.it
We are now in the age of visual information where visual content plays a role in every part of life. As 65 percent of the population are visual learn

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DTLLS tutor's curator insight, July 15, 2:00 PM

Not just in e-learning, but as part of any learning. I have seen excellent  use of visuals as back grounds to talks as part of an e-learning course, so definitely something to remember...

Julia Echeverría's curator insight, July 16, 1:02 PM

No estaba tan descaminada cuando defendía la tremenda importancia de incorporar imágenes, vídeos y todo tipo de medios visuales en la educación, he aquí un interesante artículo

Michiel van den Anker's curator insight, July 19, 3:31 PM

voeg uw inzicht ...

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Nudging, Priming, and Motivating in Blended Learning - EdTech ...

Nudging, Priming, and Motivating in Blended Learning - EdTech ... | School Psychology Tech | Scoop.it
He is also the co-founder and co-director of EdTechTeacher, which works with teachers, schools, and districts to leverage new technologies to improve student learning. 38812. 38812. « Blended Learning, But The ...
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Cognitively Creative, Globally Experienced -- And Privileged - Huffington Post

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Cognitively Creative, Globally Experienced -- And Privileged
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The psychological approach individuals take when immersed in a general multicultural environment can predict subsequent career success.
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Interactive Visual Featuring 6 Tasks You Can Easily Do Using iPad ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Interactive Visual Featuring 6 Tasks You Can Easily Do Using iPad ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | School Psychology Tech | Scoop.it
6 tasks made simpler by using an iPad #edtech #interactivevisual http://t.co/uuz74p1SFO

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SmartBlog on Education - Repairing urban education - SmartBrief, Inc. SmartBlogs

SmartBlog on Education - Repairing urban education - SmartBrief, Inc. SmartBlogs | School Psychology Tech | Scoop.it
As another school year gets under way, our country has the opportunity to repair urban education in a substantive, strategic and sustainable way -- using p

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Mary Perfitt-Nelson's curator insight, August 29, 2013 8:00 AM

Professional learning and growth for teachers certainly will help.  I can't help but broaden this picture though.  

 

The problem with focusing on teacher skills and not larger issues around the culture of poverty, housing policy and the surrounding community at-large will fail to go to the core.  

 

My thoughts.........http://wp.me/p2IVNt-s

 

 

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Study: Poverty Influences Children’s Early Brain Development

Study: Poverty Influences Children’s Early Brain Development | School Psychology Tech | Scoop.it
A new study links poverty with slower early brain development. According to the study, children of low-income families have slower rates of growth in a number of areas, including two key parts of the brain.

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Davina De Laure's curator insight, January 26, 5:29 AM

this is my insight

i was shock to find out how poverty influences children's early brian development. This is because environmental factors that contribute to slower brain development often come with poverty, such as poor nutrition, a lack of sleep, an unsafe environment, and a lack of books and educational toys.i think that the goverment should do something about this issuse so that every child would have a equally head start in life. seeing child suffering due to lack of resorces makes me think that i should be lucky to have a place to study and have a family that is well to do and also have books to study and we can also make a differance for this children by donating books that we have used instead of throwing it donating money clothes etc

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After reading this article, I think that the main factor which is hindering the children living in poverty is the environment they lived in.Children living in poverty lacked resources such as writing materials and books. Children do not have the basic materials a normal child needs. Children living in poverty have lack of nutrition, a shortage of sleep, an unsafe environment and a lack of books which results in a slower brain developmentParents could not afford to send their kids to school. Also, parents living in poverty are not highly educated too, hence, parents would be the greatest influence to children at the young age. I think that the government should set up free school for children living in poverty or poverty would be passed down from generations to generations with no education as it is very important. After reading this article, I think we should all be grateful and cherish what we have and how fortunate we are to have education.
Brandy Scaggs's curator insight, April 2, 6:56 AM

Linking poverty with slow early grown brain development.

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Giving Up on 4-Year-Olds

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A report showing the use of excessively punitive policies in public schools against our most vulnerable children should shame the nation.

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Mary Perfitt-Nelson's curator insight, March 28, 5:11 AM

"Earlier this year, it issued extensive guidance to school districts on how to recognize and avoid discriminatory practices, and it called for more training for teachers in classroom management. School districts need to re-examine how they discipline students, especially the youngest and most fragile in their care."

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At Risk Student Intervention Implementation Guide


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Mary Perfitt-Nelson's curator insight, May 21, 12:41 PM

Love this as it not only discusses the problem, but has bundled interventions that work in one easy to read document

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Study of Montgomery County schools shows benefits of economic integration

Low-income students in Montgomery County performed better when they attended affluent elementary schools instead of ones with higher concentrations of poverty, according to a new study that suggests economic integration is a powerful but neglected school-reform tool.

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Mary Perfitt-Nelson's curator insight, May 23, 9:38 AM

"This is not about 'poor kids can't learn,' " DeLuca said. "It's about the fact that we've had a legacy in this country of segregated neighborhoods and socioeconomic isolation from opportunities and the mainstream of life

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New survey: U.S. teachers teach more students in poverty, with...

New survey: U.S. teachers teach more students in poverty, with... | School Psychology Tech | Scoop.it

Interesting news release on teacher attitudes toward their jobs in the U.S. as compared to elsewhere: U.


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Teachers tend to be satisfied though they feel undervalued.

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7 things really persuasive people do

7 things really persuasive people do | School Psychology Tech | Scoop.it
Sometimes you absolutely have to make your point. Here are 7 tips on how to do it effectively with style and grace.

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David Hain's curator insight, October 31, 2013 12:26 AM

Great tips on influence - thanks @LaRaeQuy!

John Michel's curator insight, October 31, 2013 6:36 AM

Smart persuaders know that they don't have to win every little battle to win the war. They are more than willing to sacrifice when it helps the overall cause. They are ready to find the easiest path to yes.

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The Lasting Impacts of Poverty on the Brain ~ The Atlantic

The Lasting Impacts of Poverty on the Brain ~ The Atlantic | School Psychology Tech | Scoop.it

by Emily Badger

 

Poverty shapes people in some hard-wired ways that we're only now beginning to understand. Back in August, we wrote about some provocative new research that found that poverty imposes a kind of tax on the brain. It sucks up so much mental bandwidth – capacity spent wrestling with financial trade-offs, scarce resources, the gap between bills and income – that the poor have fewer cognitive resources left over to succeed at parenting, education, or work. Experiencing poverty is like knocking 13 points off your IQ as you try to navigate everything else. That's like living, perpetually, on a missed night of sleep....


"Some new research about the long-term arc of poverty, particularly on the brain, was recently published in theProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, and these findings offer a useful complement to the earlier study....


"Poor children, in effect, had more problems regulating their emotions as adults (regardless of what their income status was at 24). These same patterns of "dysregulation" in the brain have been observed in people with depression, anxiety disorders, aggression and post-traumatic stress disorders.

 

"Over the course of the longitudinal study – which included 49 rural, white children of varying incomes – these same poor children were also exposed to chronic sources of stress like violence and family turmoil, or crowded and low-quality housing. Those kinds of stressors, the researchers theorize, may help explain the link between income status in childhood and how well the brain functions later on. That theory, they write, is consistent with the idea that "early experiences of poverty become embedded within the organism, setting individuals on lifelong trajectories."


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This appears to be important, ground-breaking, scientific confirmation of what many have been asserting for quite some time.


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David Hain's curator insight, November 3, 2013 1:34 AM

Poverty as a 'tax' on the brain - we must address it meaningfully in 21C!

Deb Nystrom, REVELN's curator insight, November 3, 2013 8:49 AM

Poverty and oppression (racism, sexism and other descrimination) create hurdles in motivation.    The research about bandwidth, that "the poor have fewer cognitive resources left over to succeed at parenting, education, or work,"  goes with the last two scoops about decision-making.  


It's also why programs and services that help interrupt this cycle and provide support, are not just individually helpful but also systemically important.  ~ Deb

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Why Hierarchy Is Outdated: The (Long Overdue) Need For Organizational Adaptability

Why Hierarchy Is Outdated: The (Long Overdue) Need For Organizational Adaptability | School Psychology Tech | Scoop.it
Hierarchy is outdated. The age-old system originally designed by the military and adopted by corporate America has been rendered obsolete for the simple fact that it promotes irrelevance. Here’s why.

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Gust MEES's curator insight, June 7, 4:40 PM

Hierarchy is outdated. The age-old system originally designed by the military and adopted by corporate America has been rendered obsolete for the simple fact that it promotes irrelevance. Here’s why.


Empowerment's curator insight, June 10, 7:16 AM

Il n'y pas qu'en France que le modèle hiérarchique montre ses limites. L'empowerment permet d'associer plus étroitement action et décision sur le terrain... comme l'auteur a pu l'expériementer dans son expérience de SEAL...

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What Teachers Want More than New Technologies? PD Opportunities To Learn to Use them Effectively - EdTechReview™ (ETR)

What Teachers Want More than New Technologies? PD Opportunities To Learn to Use them Effectively - EdTechReview™ (ETR) | School Psychology Tech | Scoop.it

Without professional development that can give teachers the full practical knowledge on the use of technology, you will not see technology being successfully integrated in the classrooms for better learning.


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Julia Echeverría's curator insight, July 24, 6:01 AM

Este artículo es realmente interesante.

Lo que los maestros quieren más que las nuevas tecnologías? Oportunidades PD Para aprender a usarlos con eficacia. Y me pregunto porqué no se forma a los formadores.

Paul's curator insight, July 24, 1:03 PM

Teachers need the time to try out new devices - this is essential for adoption of new technology in the school

Marisol Araya Fonseca's curator insight, July 29, 9:50 AM

Sure!

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Counterterror Software To Become Counter-Dropout Tool - Campus Technology

Counterterror Software To Become Counter-Dropout Tool - Campus Technology | School Psychology Tech | Scoop.it
Counterterror Software To Become Counter-Dropout Tool Campus Technology At that rate, he pointed out, it doesn't take the retention of many students "to pay the cost of technology that can help improve the student experience and therefore improve...
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The Science of Attention: How To Capture And Hold The Attention of Easily Distracted Students

The Science of Attention: How To Capture And Hold The Attention of Easily Distracted Students | School Psychology Tech | Scoop.it
How long can you reasonably expect your students to pay attention during your lessons? Some psychologists claim the typical student?s attention span is a

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Frances's curator insight, July 3, 6:29 AM

Paying attention to HOW students learn!

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What Technology Does What: An #edtech Chart For Teachers

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What Technology Does What: An #edtech Chart For Teachers

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Restorative Justice: Resources for Schools

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Restorative justice empowers students to resolve conflicts on their own, and it's growing in practice at schools around the country.

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Mary Perfitt-Nelson's curator insight, October 11, 2013 7:16 PM

The research on restorative justice is solid.  Key variables:  Restorative programmes are characterized by four key values:

Encounter:  Create opportunities for victims, offenders and community members who want to do so to meet to discuss the crime and its aftermathAmends:  Expect offenders to take steps to repair the harm they have causedReintegration:  Seek to restore victims and offenders  to whole, contributing members of societyInclusion:  Provide opportunities for parties with a stake in a specific crime to participate in its resolution
J Cave's curator insight, November 18, 2013 11:57 AM

Restorative justice is something that I will be learning more about but on its face it seems like it is something that more schools should really look into.   Especially if it is effective and gives something for schools to use that may rely to heavy on suspensions and expulsions.

 

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INTERVENTION Beats Retention! - YouTube

Michigan House Bill 5111 would retain third-graders that test below grade-level in reading. There are better options. VIDEO: Les Howard, Literacy Education C...

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Mary Perfitt-Nelson's curator insight, February 18, 5:20 PM

Retention does not WORK!

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Promoting Protective Factors: Research Brief


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Mary Perfitt-Nelson's curator insight, May 15, 6:28 AM

Focused efforts are needed to support at-risk youth.  Which areas will be most helpful?

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Housing Policy Is School Policy


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Building integrated neighborhoods could solve many educational problems.

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Mary Perfitt-Nelson's curator insight, May 23, 9:29 AM

Something I've thought a great deal about...........I think this option has much merit .  

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New Approaches To Discipline Strive To Keep Kids Out Of Jail

New Approaches To Discipline Strive To Keep Kids Out Of Jail | School Psychology Tech | Scoop.it

n they screw up.............Teen courts and restorative justice are focused on cutting off the "school-to-prison pipeline."


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Keeping young people out of the prison pipeline - prevention is crucial!

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Mary Perfitt-Nelson's curator insight, June 24, 7:53 PM

So many ways to support students to do the right thing and make it better when they screw up............

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Education Needs More Wildflowers

Education Needs More Wildflowers | School Psychology Tech | Scoop.it

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What a beautiful metaphor.  May we be and grow wildflowers in our worlds.

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Gust MEES's curator insight, June 21, 11:44 AM

Education Needs More Wildflowers...


Monty Bell's curator insight, June 22, 8:45 AM

Great message about innovation. 

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80% Of Companies Don't Care About Company Culture--Do You?

80% Of Companies Don't Care About Company Culture--Do You? | School Psychology Tech | Scoop.it
Design Executive Officers certainly do. And the authors of the new book Rise of the DEO: Leadership by Design believe they're the future of business.

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Don Cloud's curator insight, November 4, 2013 7:22 AM

It should be obvious that building and reinforcing an organizational culture takes many people, and leaders at every level play a fundamental roll.  That said, I think this article hits the nail on the head by emphasizing that culture is "something that we do" ... and not something that can be proceduralized -- it's more art and less science -- it's more indirect influence and less direct supervision -- it matters a lot but there's no shortcut to quickly creating a good culture.

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80% Of Companies Don't Care About Company Culture--Do You?

Miguel Paul Trijaud Calderón's curator insight, June 10, 2:10 AM

Daniel Goleman (2000) professes that leadership styles account for 70% of organizational climate or culture, which in turn leads to a 30% impact on organizational performance.

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ASCD Express - The Art of Thinking Like a Scientist

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"Through the arts, students learn to observe, visualize, manipulate materials, and develop the creative confidence to imagine new possibilities. These skills and competencies are also essential to scientific thinking and provide a strong argument for transforming STEM education by integrating the arts."


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