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The Reading Brain in the Digital Age: The Science of Paper versus Screens: Scientific American

The Reading Brain in the Digital Age: The Science of Paper versus Screens: Scientific American | School Psychology Tech | Scoop.it
E-readers and tablets are becoming more popular as such technologies improve, but research suggests that reading on paper still boasts unique advantages

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Carolyn D Cowen's curator insight, May 15, 2013 12:15 PM

Facinating! The comments on this piece also are interesting.

Cyd Madsen's curator insight, May 16, 2013 12:57 AM

Hmmmmm.......

Lou Salza's curator insight, May 16, 2013 8:53 AM

I have been using text to speech almost exclusively for reading articles on the web, newspapers, and courese reading for a course in Leadership I am taking at Case Western Reserve University. I love the e-readers ( Read and Write Gold; Kindle, and Audio books)  because I can jack up the speed and read with my ears as fast as non dyslexics who are fluent readers read with their eyes. We need to understand the 'cost' of eye reading to dyslexic students even when they "graduate" from OG or Wilson: the burden of phonological processing is too high in terms of fatigue. If we don't make the technology more available and acceptable in schools we will deny intelligent students with print challenges the opportunity to study in college, graduate or professional schools. 

I still read paper books.  Right now I am reading  A light in August by Faulkner. It is on my night stand and it is a wonderful if slow experience for me. For some, print will never 'fall away' and allow for effortless decoding and pholonological recoding.--Lou  

 

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"Understanding how reading on paper is different from reading on screens requires some explanation of how the brain interprets written language. We often think of reading as a cerebral activity concerned with the abstract—with thoughts and ideas, tone and themes, metaphors and motifs. As far as our brains are concerned, however, text is a tangible part of the physical world we inhabit. In fact, the brain essentially regards letters as physical objects because it does not really have another way of understanding them. As Wolf explains in her book Proust and the Squid, we are not born with brain circuits dedicated to reading. After all, we did not invent writing until relatively recently in our evolutionary history, around the fourth millennium B.C. So the human brain improvises a brand-new circuit for reading by weaving together various regions of neural tissue devoted to other abilities, such as spoken language, motor coordination and vision..."

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How To Combat Student Plagiarism - Edudemic

How To Combat Student Plagiarism - Edudemic | School Psychology Tech | Scoop.it

As teachers, when we assign a research project, we often focus on the end product: the research essay, presentation, etc. However, students (especially young students) do not automatically know how to conduct meaningful research. Our modern students are used to Googling answers. They have grown accustomed to information being readily available. However, as academics, we know that research isn’t a  fast process. It’s slow and deliberate. As a teacher, I need to intentionally slow my students down during this exercise. I do this by breaking down a larger project into more manageable chunks and focusing on the process.


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more structure and guidance to help develop the skills for research - okay!

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, May 19, 2013 6:11 AM

Some good suggestions here, but I still feel it desn't quite go far enough. I think we also need assignments that require and inspire personal reflection and a degree more critical thinking.

aisha ertugrul's comment, May 22, 2013 3:17 AM
Yes, which is what is meant by "plagiarism proof" assignments. I would also add that it is essential to practice paraphrasing and do it effectively by using all four skills. I did a poster presentation on this topic: http://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/blogs/aisha-ertugrul/preventing-plagiarism-poster
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Aisha I have scooped your poster on Information and digital literacy...
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When Will We Be Transhuman? Seven Conditions for Attaining Transhumanism : Science Not Fiction

When Will We Be Transhuman? Seven Conditions for Attaining Transhumanism : Science Not Fiction | School Psychology Tech | Scoop.it

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Imagine a whole new world for personhood.

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Psychology of Color [Infographic]

Psychology of Color [Infographic] | School Psychology Tech | Scoop.it
Perhaps no choice is as vital to marketing as color. Whether you are selecting the color for a product or for your email marketing campaign, color has

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I have always loved the effect of color on people - it is fascinating!

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Mary Perfitt-Nelson's curator insight, May 9, 2013 5:54 PM

Lovely!

Les Howard's curator insight, May 10, 2013 10:44 AM

Interesting for an aspect of visual literacy

Melissa Kreger's curator insight, May 10, 2013 12:21 PM

Consider the impact of color when desiging a classroom. 

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Find, Discover and Curate The Best Part of Any Video Clip with ReelSurfer

Find, Discover and Curate The Best Part of Any Video Clip with ReelSurfer | School Psychology Tech | Scoop.it

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ReelSurfer's comment, April 25, 2013 8:46 PM
Will do! We are also in a private beta to allow our clips to link back to promote a site or a product. Would love to invite anyone from this thread to take part. Please email neil@reelsurfer.com if you want more info.
Ness Crouch's curator insight, May 23, 2013 5:09 AM

Wow this could make presentations so much easier!!

Janet Vasil's curator insight, May 31, 2013 9:18 AM

This looks like an easy tool that could be used to "curate" a sizzle reel from the best parts of your own videos as well as tell video stories combining your video clips with clips collected from others.

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Curation, as a Pedagogical Tool To Embolden Critical Thinking in Education

Curation, as a Pedagogical Tool To Embolden Critical Thinking in Education | School Psychology Tech | Scoop.it
Exploring Curation as a core competency in digital and media literacy education

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Danielle Pritchard's comment, March 24, 3:07 AM
COMMENT :)
Vincent Prasad's comment, March 24, 10:32 AM
WOAH flash back from last year thanks Dannielle :P
Vincent Prasad's comment, March 24, 10:32 AM
WOAH flash back from last year thanks Dannielle :P
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13 Million Facebook Users Haven't Touched Their Privacy Settings [Infographic]

13 Million Facebook Users Haven't Touched Their Privacy Settings [Infographic] | School Psychology Tech | Scoop.it
Do you know how to change your Facebook settings to stay out of strangers' Graph Search results? If not, check out this infographic to learn how.

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Protecting your privacy on Facebook - better safe than sorry.

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malek's curator insight, April 30, 2013 3:44 PM

Fact of Fiction

Terry Doherty's curator insight, May 2, 2013 1:40 PM

I'm sure our kids are among the majority of the users who "accept" Facebook's default privacy settings.

Productive Tech Tips's curator insight, May 6, 2013 6:23 PM

Please make sure you update your privacy settings, monthly if possible. 

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An Introduction to Content Curation and Its Relevance For Students and Teachers

 

 


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Dean J. Fusto's comment, September 7, 2013 7:49 AM
Helpful primer on curation and its particular skill set. Thanks for the scoop.
Dean J. Fusto's curator insight, September 7, 2013 7:50 AM

A very helpful primer on content curation.

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, September 22, 2013 5:49 PM

 

Stacia Johnson and Melissa Marsh have recorded a 10-minute video introducing to Content Curation for their EDCI515 graduate course at the University of Victoria.

 

Topics covered:

Defining CurationWhat skills neededWhat tools can help

 

good summary recomendet to anyone interested in content-curation and its aplications in learning

 

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Psychology of Color

Psychology of Color | School Psychology Tech | Scoop.it

This simple infographic goes a long way in explaining to you what emotions each color evokes. Use this to set up your home or office, and also to communicate effectively with your clients.


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how do colors influence one's mood, attention, learning?

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Find Instantly Free Images and Creative Commons Photos with Photo Pin

Find Instantly Free Images and Creative Commons Photos with Photo Pin | School Psychology Tech | Scoop.it
Photo Pin is a free tool that helps bloggers and designers find beautiful photos for blogs and websites using Creative Commons licensing. Download the photos and get attribution links already formatted for you.

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more photos!

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Nedko Aldev's curator insight, May 8, 2013 3:18 AM

add your insight...

 
Johnny Hunt's comment, June 21, 2013 7:00 PM
This will be a cost saving to all Blog & Website developers...
Johnny Hunt's curator insight, June 21, 2013 7:01 PM

Free Images for Bloggers & web designers... Great!!!

 

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Markup, Highlight and Text Annotate Any Screenshot, Photo or PDF with Skitch

Markup, Highlight and Text Annotate Any Screenshot, Photo or PDF with Skitch | School Psychology Tech | Scoop.it

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Robin Good's curator insight, April 21, 2013 7:23 AM



If you need to rapidly add some notes, text, highlights or arrows to a screenshot or a photo, there is no better and easier free tool that I know of than Evernote Skitch.


The newly released version 2.5 introduces full PDF annotation capabilities, and a great set of superuseful "visual stamps", that further enhance Skitch fast and elegant markup capabilities. 


At its core Skitch is a super-handy image capture and editing utility that allows you to resize, crop, and add unique annotations and highlights to any image while allowing you to save and export in all major image file formats.


Skitch fully integrates with Evernote allowing you to automatically save all of your annotated images into one or more dedicated "notebooks".


Free to download and use.


More info: http://blog.evernote.com/blog/2013/04/18/the-new-skitch-for-mac-and-ios-the-fastest-friendliest-way-to-give-feedback-on-pdfs/


Video intro: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=XE325A4RvQc


iTunes info: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/skitch/id425955336?mt=12


Official site: Try it out: http://evernote.com/skitch/



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Nedko Aldev's curator insight, May 8, 2013 3:05 AM

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Self-Directed Learning: An Inner-City Perspective

Self-Directed Learning: An Inner-City Perspective | School Psychology Tech | Scoop.it
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Hear the perspective of one who lives the issues of inner city education.

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A New Poster on Bloom's Digital Taxonomy

A New Poster on Bloom's Digital Taxonomy | School Psychology Tech | Scoop.it

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Allison Anderson's curator insight, April 21, 2013 9:54 PM

Love this updated look at Bloom's Taxonomy. Top of the list: Creating! We need to think more about how we enable and encourage creation and contribution.

Thomas Salmon's curator insight, April 22, 2013 5:08 PM

A useful tool for thinking about connected learning and teaching

Heather Ramsey's curator insight, April 23, 2013 9:18 PM

Interesting transfer of Bloom's Taxonomy into the digital age.

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Inquiry Learning Vs. Standardized Content: Can They Coexist?

Inquiry Learning Vs. Standardized Content: Can They Coexist? | School Psychology Tech | Scoop.it

Beyond the core literacies of reading, writing, computation, and research, the world-wide culture of innovation, discovery, multi-polarity, interdisciplinary thinking, and rapid change depends on the explosive potential of the human mind, not entombed truths from the past. Increasingly, any standards-based curriculum is at odds with the outside world.

 


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, May 21, 2013 2:37 PM

Lots of good stuff here. Nice article.

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Ken Robinson: How to escape education's death valley | Video on TED.com

Sir Ken Robinson outlines 3 principles crucial for the human mind to flourish -- and how current education culture works against them.

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America needs to understand and invest effectively in education.

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John Rudkin's curator insight, May 11, 2013 9:30 AM

The obvious, presented openly and optimistically by Sir Ken.

 

John Rudkin's curator insight, May 13, 2013 3:08 AM

Brilliant.

 

 

Steve Vaitl's curator insight, May 19, 2013 10:55 AM

How might you contribute to the seeds of learning?

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Should we re-engineer our species to save our planet?

Should we re-engineer our species to save our planet? | School Psychology Tech | Scoop.it
Humans (as a society) have been putting some effort lately into living sustainably, which is good, as far as the future of our planet is concerned.

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Think ahead with your heart and care about the future of the earth.

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Business and Marketing's comment, May 9, 2013 8:42 AM
Very Nice
Whale of a Time's comment, May 9, 2013 3:23 PM
interesting perspective...mmm
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Learning Theory - What are the established learning theories?

Learning Theory - What are the established learning theories? | School Psychology Tech | Scoop.it
This Concept Map, created with IHMC CmapTools, has information related to: Learning Theory, zone of proximal development The area of capabilities that learners can exhibit with support from a teacher., Montessori constructivism, Lave & Wenger...

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Franc Viktor Nekrep's curator insight, August 25, 2013 4:32 AM

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Katie Frank's curator insight, August 25, 2013 10:58 AM

Comprehensive concept map!

JUAN NUÑEZ MESINA's curator insight, May 1, 7:13 PM

Compartiendo conceptos...

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Video Discovery Tools: Where To Find New, Relevant Video Clips On Any Topic

Video Discovery Tools: Where To Find New, Relevant Video Clips On Any Topic | School Psychology Tech | Scoop.it

 

 


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LundTechIntegration's curator insight, May 1, 2013 11:49 AM

Love these resources!  Thanks.

Heather Bunney's curator insight, May 4, 2013 6:39 AM

Great resource Thanks

Lutz's comment, May 10, 2013 5:27 PM
Thanks again for the great collection. Please be mind that clipboard will soon switch off this great page.
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Crap Detection for Social Content Curators: How To Verify What You Post

Accuracy is fundamental to journalism, but it’s a challenge to verify information when it flows at digital warp speed from so many sources. This presentation

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Jo Paoletti's comment, May 9, 2013 7:19 AM
Crap detection for content curators. Is it time for everyone who shares stuff they find on the Internet to think of themselves as content curators. Beats being a rumor monger or Typhoid Mary of misinformation.
Sarah McElrath's curator insight, May 10, 2013 8:14 AM

Could be used when teaching evaluation of online content / critical thinking skills.

Ruveanna Hambrick's curator insight, October 2, 10:30 AM

This is a good source for knowing how to "crap detect" not only for news websites and blog posts but also for social media claims as well.

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Curate Your Own (e)Book with Bindworx

Curate Your Own (e)Book with Bindworx | School Psychology Tech | Scoop.it

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Edit your own book?

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Michelle Gilstrap's comment, April 13, 2013 10:27 AM
I'm going to request an invite too, looks very interesting.
Michiel Gaasterland's comment, April 13, 2013 10:29 AM
Yes - especially curious if it allows you to easily top and tail the content so you can frame it better towards your target audiences and objectives.
Joakim Baage's curator insight, April 16, 2013 12:26 AM

I really like the idea, the publishing business needs more of this!

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Is the Internet making us dumber? (Nope, just different)

Is the Internet making us dumber? (Nope, just different) | School Psychology Tech | Scoop.it

In Ger­many, scores increase by about 3 IQ points each decade. In fact, the tests have to be adjusted every few years to keep up.  The aston­ish­ing upward trend in IQ lev­els is known as the “Flynn effect,” named after Amer­i­can polit­i­cal sci­en­tist James Flynn…

Devel­op­ing coun­tries such as Kenya are also mak­ing gains. Saudi Ara­bia, on the other hand, is mak­ing less progress — Flynn sur­mises this is because being sub­si­dized by petrodol­lars pro­vides lit­tle moti­va­tion for learning…

The fact that peo­ple are scor­ing pro­gres­sively bet­ter on IQ tests, Flynn says, doesn’t rep­re­sent bet­ter cog­ni­tive skills so much as it expresses a mod­ern, sci­en­tif­i­cally influ­enced way of think­ing that can bet­ter take hypo­thet­i­cal and abstract sit­u­a­tions into account…


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Heather Ramsey's curator insight, January 28, 2013 2:54 PM

People often comment that the increased availability of information on the internet has made people "dumber." Some statistics show that this is not necessarily true. Is this reasoning reliable?

 

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PowerPoint 2013: 10 Key New Features

PowerPoint 2013: 10 Key New Features | School Psychology Tech | Scoop.it
See the new features of PowerPoint 2013.

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Robin Good's curator insight, February 3, 2013 12:17 PM


If you want to know what characterizes the new PowerPoint 2013 from the version you have been using unitl now, here is all you need to know.


Key new features you should be aware of:


  • Wide-screen friendly  There’s a 16:9 layout, and new themes designed to take advantage of widescreen possibilities.

  • Start an online meeting from within PowerPoint   Send out a link to the slides, or start a full-on Lync meeting that displays the deck with audio and IM. Your audience can join you from anywhere, on any device using Lync or the Office Presentation Service.

  • Improved audio and video   PowerPoint now supports more multimedia formats, such as .mp4 and .mov with H.264 video and Advanced Audio Coding (AAC) audio, and more high-definition content. PowerPoint 2013 includes more built-in codecs so you don’t have to install them for certain file formats to work.

  • Touch device support 

    Now it’s possible to interact with PowerPoint on most any device including a Windows 8 PC. Using typical touch gestures, you can swipe, tap, scroll, zoom, and pan your way through your slides, and really feel the presentation.

  • Share & Save to the cloud   Save your Office files to your own SkyDrive or to your organization’s site. From there you can access and share your PowerPoint presentations and other Office files. You can even work together with your colleagues on the same file at the same time.


  • Use Presenter View on one monitor       Presenter View no longer requires multiple monitors. Now you can rehearse in Presenter View without hooking up anything else.

  • Zoom in on a slide    Click the magnifying glass to zoom in on charts, diagrams, or whatever you want to emphasize for your audience.

  • Theme variations   Themes now come with a set of variations, like different color palettes and font families. And, PowerPoint 2013 provides new widescreen themes along with standard sizes. Choose a theme and variant from the start screen or from the Design tab.

  • Jump to a slide    Use Slide Navigator to browse to other slides in the presentation.

  • Automatic set up    PowerPoint can automatically sense your computer setup and choose the right monitor for Presenter view.


For more info check: http://www.microsoft.com/office/preview/en/powerpoint-2013-preview


http://office.microsoft.com/en-001/powerpoint-help/make-the-switch-to-powerpoint-2013-RZ102925029.aspx


http://www.microsoft.com/office/preview/en/try-office-preview






francesco guglielmin's comment, February 3, 2013 1:50 PM
se si ha un tablet windows sicuramente questa versione di office è l'ideale !
Lee Tonitto's curator insight, April 28, 2013 3:08 AM

10 new features to improve your Powerpoint presentations

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Find Great and Free To Use Public Domain Images on Pixabay

Find Great and Free To Use Public Domain Images on Pixabay | School Psychology Tech | Scoop.it
Find and share stunning public domain images.

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Mike Ellsworth's comment, March 6, 2013 2:38 PM
Thanks for the reScoop, John!
Zakariyya Spain's comment, March 12, 2013 8:30 PM
Thanks Robin. Seems like something I have been looking for.
Jon C's curator insight, March 28, 2013 8:52 PM

Public use images for all types of presentations - book mark this one

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Infographic Builders: 9 Free Tools To Create Great Visual Charts

Infographic Builders: 9 Free Tools To Create Great Visual Charts | School Psychology Tech | Scoop.it

Robin Good: Here is a handy short guide to nine free infographic creation tools that can be utilized to create enticing visuals, word charts and data-based infographics without having special technical skills.

 

Useful. 8/10

 

Check them all out: http://www.infographicsarchive.com/create-infographics-and-data-visualization/ ;

 

(Unearted by Andres Taborga)


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Mary A. Axford's curator insight, April 1, 8:27 AM

Nice collection of infographic tools from an expert in digital curation.

 

David Baker's curator insight, April 3, 11:47 AM

I am adding this to my seminar resources. Having another set of tools for my teachers to create their PIE Infographics is important.  Creating visual representations of learning is such a powerful learning for teachers and is a skill they can transfer to their classroom and for students to create in the classroom.

Trude Burnett's curator insight, May 9, 3:48 PM

Good tools to make Infographics

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Leadership Means Climbing The Mountain » Just Coach It-The 3Q Edge

Leadership Means Climbing The Mountain » Just Coach It-The 3Q Edge | School Psychology Tech | Scoop.it

Lead Forward! The call to climb the mountain has never been greater. If you listen, you will hear it.

 

Leadership is a trek around foggy corners,bluffs and terrain that challenges us beyond our wildest imagination; leading us where most people fear to tread. On good days, we move upward, forward and onward to new challenges, heights and accomplishments.

 

On bad days, we may slip, fall, lose our balance and tumble backward.  On all days, leadership means learning, re-learning and failing forward with faith, hope, courage, integrity and humanity.  

 

===> It means leading forward. <===

 

 


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Lead on through it all!

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