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The Most Successful Leaders Do 15 Things Automatically, Every Day - Forbes

The Most Successful Leaders Do 15 Things Automatically, Every Day - Forbes | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
Leadership is learned behavior that becomes unconscious and automatic over time. For example, leaders can make several important decisions about an issue in the time it takes others to understand the question.
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Teachers are learning leaders of knowledge workers. As we focus more on facilitation of achieving learning goals and the building of relationships, we develop our skills as transformative leaders. This list is just as useful in the classroom as it is for the building leader and for today leaders in general.

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, February 18, 2013 7:00 PM

I will take it beyond transformative leadership and to servant-leadership. Making others feel safe to speak is part of the servant role. Asking questions suggests a willingness to listen deeply which is both an attribute of mindfulness and servant-leadership.

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Teacher Reviewed Educational Apps for 2012 - We Are Teachers

Teacher Reviewed Educational Apps for 2012 - We Are Teachers | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
Reviews and best practices from teachers who have used apps.

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Supporting Student Resilience in the Classroom

Supporting Student Resilience in the Classroom | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
Watching a classroom of students working is fascinating. There are students who are engaged, who focus on the task and forge ahead. They get the job done on time, every time. There are other students
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Types of Problem Solving Tasks » Mathematics for Teaching

Types of Problem Solving Tasks » Mathematics for Teaching | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
This post describes different types of problem solving tasks we normally use in teaching mathematics.
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Primary Source Sets | Teacher Resources - Library of Congress

Primary Source Sets | Teacher Resources - Library of Congress | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
Sets of primary sources on baseball, Jamestown, Jim Crow laws, the Civil War, immigration, Spanish exploration, and the Dust Bowl from the Library of Congress including photos, maps, manuscripts, audio files, films, sheet music, and cartoons.

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Mary Clark's curator insight, April 11, 3:49 PM

So many great primary source sets here!  I already saw 5 that my 8th grade ELA and history teachers could use.  

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The Future of Video Is About Learning How To Tell Great Emotional Stories

"...interviews with people from Vimeo, Adobe, Blackmagic design, Motionographer, Cinema 4D, Sehsucht, Mashable, Digital Bolex and many more."


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Robin Good's curator insight, April 15, 6:52 AM



In this SxSW set of video interviews captured by Wipster (a collaborative video review and approval service) with some of the "experts" in the online video publishing field, you can hear most of what you already know and expect from the future of video: 4K, real-time editing, effects, 3D, small screens and more. 

What instead emerges as the real challenge though, is to realize that no matter what kind of tools and services you use, the difficult part is to have a good story and to learn how to tell it on video.


Tools are great and easy indeed, but they don't make anyone a capable storyteller instantly. This is what we really need to work on.


No need to view all 12+ minutes of the video. Just check the first and the last interview in this clip and you will get the real meat.  



Insightful. Informative. 7/10

Original video:  http://vimeo.com/91457084 





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The One Skill You Need to Excel in Instructional Design

The One Skill You Need to Excel in Instructional Design | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
Instructional design is a multi-faceted discipline, and – let’s face it – a lot is asked of instructional designers (IDs). We need to have adult learning theory and learning models at our fingertips, be data detectives, sharp interviewers, and writers who can weave a story, not to mention detail-oriented, process-oriented, organized pros. Yet the one essential skill for IDs in corporate training and Learning and Development (L&D) is rarely taught in schools.  

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I never thought of it this way. Curriculum as weaving a story.

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miracletrain 夢想驛站's curator insight, April 14, 10:26 PM
The Most Important Aspect of the Instructional Design and Development Process - CONNECTION TO BUSINESS GOALS.
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26 Ways To Facilitate Learning

26 Ways To Facilitate Learning | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it

“There are many different instructional design techniques available today, and as such it is can be difficult to determine which one is best for the content you are presenting.”


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Brad Merrick's curator insight, April 15, 3:43 AM
Liking the ideas here, particularly the ongoing reference to the individual capacities of the learner, ie thinking, understanding, questioning... Well worth the read and some great key points to use in the classroom setting.
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The Adult Learning Theory – Andragogy – Infogra...

The Adult Learning Theory – Andragogy – Infogra... | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
The Adult Learning Theory - Andragogy - Infographic explores Malcolm Knowles’ Adult Learning Theory, the Assumptions of Adult Learners and Andragogy Principles.
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Visible Thinking Routines: Extend & Deepen Students Understanding

Visible Thinking Routines: Extend & Deepen Students Understanding | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
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Harvard University has a website on visual thinking that is designed for educators and students. Silvia Tolasano, the author of Langwitches Blog, has taken a number of their routines and created visualizations that would be useful for students, visualizations that you might post on your walls or provide copies of for students to put in their binders. 
There is one twist to a number of these  visualizations...they are specific for blogging. The image above includes two of the visualizations. In the post you will find an additional five routines. You will also find an infographic of all the routines within the post available as an infographic

To go directly to the site at Harvard use this link: http://www.old-pz.gse.harvard.edu/vt/VisibleThinking_html_files/VisibleThinking1.html/. And if you are wondering why you might use visible thinking routines consider this statement from the website on visual thinking (at Harvard): 

"Visible Thinking has a double goal: on the one hand, to cultivate students' thinking skills and dispositions, and, on the other, to deepen content learning."


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Cindy Riley Klages's curator insight, April 9, 6:38 AM

These routines have classroom merit, too, as we're trying to get students to think.

Julienne Feeney's curator insight, April 9, 7:21 PM

Complements MYP principles and Learner Profiles beautifully...

Kate JohnsonMcGregor's curator insight, April 12, 1:26 PM

This has so much relevance when teaching students questioning and critical thinking skills. Great tool for developing Inquiry based learning strategies. Also, I love an infographic!

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4 Ways Educational Technology Is Changing How P...

4 Ways Educational Technology Is Changing How P... | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it

“The 4 Ways Educational Technology Is Changing How People Learn Infographic presents how edtech alters the way we learn.”


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Brad Merrick's curator insight, April 7, 10:14 PM
Very important factors to consider in future models of learning.
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The Importance Of Intrinsic Motivation In Transforming Learning

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“The Importance Of Intrinsic Motivation In Transforming Learning”


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Brad Merrick's curator insight, April 9, 8:12 AM
Like Daniel Pink states, Intrinsic motivation drives us in all that we do. Important to focus on this rather than just external rewards with students.
Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, April 9, 12:38 PM

An equally important question is what motivates teachers.

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Teachers are knowledge workers. They develop techniques, approaches, and practices that are often secretive in that their colleagues and supervisors may not be aware of them. But teachers want recognition (even if they don't know they do). They want to do well. They want respect from their colleagues. Also, the many reasons that drew teachers into the profession are the rewards they may respond to: students returning to their classes to thank them, sincere and authentic appraisals of job performance, parent recognitions, etc. Knowledge workers want to know that they are making a difference and that their work is valuable.
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Gazette » Dealing with Learned Helplessness

Gazette » Dealing with Learned Helplessness | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it

Learned helplessness is a process of conditioning where student seek help from others even when they have mastered information. See if this example looks familiar:

 
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Learned Helplessness is the "opposite" of self-efficacy (as described by Bandura) also known as "Grit". These interventions and practices may help to develop grit/self-efficacy for students suffering from "learned helplessness" but may also be useful for developing self-efficacy when performing new jobs or to build expertise using new skills and approaches. It is a struggle to establish the positive aspects of these practices though. A few narratives may be needed to place this approach in a positive context. 

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The world’s growing love affair with the most wasteful form of coffee there is

The world’s growing love affair with the most wasteful form of coffee there is | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
Coffee pods are really popular right now. Sales of single-serve coffee—the kind first popularized in the US by Keurig, and widely known as K-cups—have more than tripled since 2011, MarketWatch reported in November.
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the charts and numbers would drive a good discussion in math or consumer math classes. Students can discuss saving money and grocery shopping.
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How to Help Your Child Develop Writing Skills

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This article explains how to help your student(s) or child develop writing skills through a research based writing strategy called “Guided Writing.”
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24 Charts Of Leadership Styles Around The World

24 Charts Of Leadership Styles Around The World | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
British linguist Richard Lewis charts everything from structured individualism in the U.S. to ringi-sho consensus in Japan.
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How Design Thinking Enables Creative Problem Solving - Innovation 360

How Design Thinking Enables Creative Problem Solving - Innovation 360 | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
Design thinking is a user-centered approach for creative problem solving that is marked by building empathy, ideating solutions, and rapid prototyping.

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Francine Pickering's curator insight, April 11, 12:22 PM
Design thinking begins with empathy – developing a deep understanding of a user...
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15 top special education blogs

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Evidence? Read like a detective, write like an investigative reporter

Evidence? Read like a detective, write like an investigative reporter | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it

"David Liben, who was involved in the creation of the Common Core and is now Senior Content Specialist at Student Achievement Partners, provides this simple explanation of evidence under the new standards: “It means asking children two questions:

‘What is your evidence?''How did you figure that out?’

 

The point is to ask students to answer not just based on their thoughts or opinions, but on evidence in the text.”


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Engage Students (and Entertain Them a Little, too!)

By Michael F. Opitz, Michael P. Ford “I am not here to entertain students. I am here to teach them to learn specific content and skills,” commented a teacher in a workshop we were conducting. Imagine her surprise when we agreed with her! In our research on motivation and engagement, which led to creating our joyful learning framework, we discovered that the terms engagement and entertainment are often used synonymously when they are anything but alike. In this brief blog post, we point out the differences and provide some student engagement suggestions. We are drawing these thoughts from our most recent work, Engaging Minds in the Classroom: The Surprising Power of Joy. What is Engagement? Wlodkowski and Ginsberg (1995) defined engagement as the visible outcome of motivation, the natural capacity to direct energy in the pursuit of a goal. It usually happens when learners can sense success is within their reach, they value the outcome of the learning experience, and they feel safe in the classroom setting (Brophy, 2008). Attentive, committed, persistent, and meaning seekers are four characteristics of engaged learners (Schlecty, 2011). During a whole group lesson, a teacher would look for attentive students who are focused on completing a given task and persist if the task becomes difficult because they value what they are doing and derive meaning from it. One sure way to double-check these observations is to talk with students as they complete their work and listen to what they have to say about it. Engaged students might make comments such as “I am having trouble understanding this section but I really want to know about how gravity works. I think I need to look at more of the diagrams to help me understand.” So What Is Entertainment? The difference between entertainment and engagement is clear if we just think about the two words. We know that entertaining students is fairly easy (remember the Friday afternoon video?). As Katz and Chard (2000) remind us, engagement involves getting students interested in the word around them. If students become interested in their world, they will always be able to find something that interests them in their lives. Engagement draws us into our daily lives, whereas entertainment does the opposite; we seek it out to distract us from our daily lives. It diverts us from attending to important matters. In the end, entertainment is fairly fleeting and short-lived. So why make the distinction between these two terms? As educators, our job is to engage students rather than entertain them. We get them engaged by providing tasks that enable them to be attentive, committed, and persistent learners who strive to understand what they are learning, which leads to sustainable and longer-lasting pleasure than when they are entertained. Engaged students and teachers derive joy and pleasure from what they do; they do not need to be entertained (Schlecty, 2011). So What Does This Mean For Educators? While we emphasize the importance of engagement over entertainment, we also recognize that a bit of entertainment can lead students to  engagement. In these instances, we want to use entertainment. For example, we might decide to dress up as a historical figure to engage students in learning about that figure. Or we might use a humorous story to entice students to learn content. We fully recognize that having fun allows students to build social relationships. Rather than seeing engagement and entertainment as an “either/or” issue, we suggest using both in purposeful ways to gain a full understanding of  how engagement and entertainment contribute to the larger picture. Entertainment becomes a means rather than the end. Using props, humor, and other activities that students find fun in purposeful and meaningful ways can lead to engaged students. Engaged students are more joyful in their learning pursuits. As a result, their learning is learning with staying power. In essence, joy leads students to learning rather than away from it. References Brophy, J. (2008). Developing students’ appreciation for what is taught in school. Educational Psychologist, 43, 132–141. Katz, L. G., & Chard, S. C. (2000). Engaging children’s minds: The project approach (2nd ed.). Stamford, CT: Ablex. Opitz, M., and Ford, M. (2014). Engaging minds in the classroom: The surprising power of joy. Alexandria, VA: ASCD. Schlecty, P. C. (2011). Engaging students: The next level of working on the work. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass. Wlodkowski, R. J., & Ginsberg, M. B. (1995). Diversity and motivation: Culturally responsive teaching. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

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What Gets in the Way of Listening

What Gets in the Way of Listening | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it

As your role grows in scale and influence, so too must your ability to listen. But listening is one of the toughest skills to master — and requires uncovering deeper barriers within oneself.

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Think about this for training of new teachers and administrators. Teachers are learning leaders so may find these tips particularly helpful.

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Getting the Mix Right Again: An Updated and Theoretical Rationale for Interaction - T.Anderson

Getting the Mix Right Again: An Updated and Theoretical Rationale for Interaction - T.Anderson | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
Getting the Mix Right Again: An Updated and Theoretical Rationale for Interaction

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Helping Students Become Better Thinkers | Inquire Within

Helping Students Become Better Thinkers | Inquire Within | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it

“ In a classroom with a culture of visible thinking, students have opportunities to articulate their ideas and to think things through for themselves, and their awareness of thinking strategies increases.”


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Brad Merrick's curator insight, April 4, 6:52 AM
Valuable overview of the benefits and processes associated with the development of thinking skills in the classroom.
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A Great Poster on The 6 Questions Critical Thin...

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A Great Poster on The 6 Questions Critical Thinker Asks ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning on Technology Resources for K-12 Education curated by Anna Hu (A Great Poster on The 6 Questions Critical Thinker Asks ~ Educational Technology and...


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useful to post or share for student notebooks. Critical thinking posters like these are also useful for research, writing. 

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Brad Merrick's curator insight, April 7, 8:37 AM
Wondering what types of questions motivate students to think deeply?
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DIY Professional Development: Resource Roundup

DIY Professional Development: Resource Roundup | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
Why wait for a formal workshop environment to start improving your teaching craft, when there are so many opportunities to build your network and learn new skills on your own? We've compiled a list of the best resources for do-it-yourself PD to get you started.
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Extrinsic Vs. Intrinsic Employee Rewards | eHow

Extrinsic Vs. Intrinsic Employee Rewards | eHow | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
Extrinsic is something that happens outside of yourself while intrinsic means something that is created within. When these ideas are applied to workplace motivation, extrinsic means outside forces used to encourage better performance. Intrinsic means creating a sense of self-motivation for better performance. Both styles have pros and cons in...
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Many people respond to extrinsic motivation. Strictly speaking, extrinsic motivators and rewards drive culture building, political engagement, parent engagement with schools and school programs, even learning. Stories are driven by the emotions related to being passed over for a promotion, the reading of wills, being chosen Best Man or Brides Maid, and "the paying of dues" towards a coveted status. People will argue that we need intrinsic motivation more than extrinsic motivators and rewards, but they forget potty training their kids, motivating them to dress themselves, the “high five”, the “head nod”, the power of applause, and they forget the times their hard work (even when completed for their own satisfaction) was ignored or attributed to a co-worker and not to them. They forget gift giving on holidays and special events like anniversaries and birthdays. They forget the thrill of looking at ribbons and trophies legitimately earned. Next time a co-worker or supervisor walks by you without saying hello or even acknowledging you, ask yourself about the need for that recognition.
Why do people argue against the use of extrinsic rewards and acknowledgements? Why should these rewards and acknowledgements be delivered systematically?

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How To Use Google Voice In Education - Edudemic

How To Use Google Voice In Education - Edudemic | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
Education is about communication, but few educators are willing to hand out their personal mobile number. With Google Voice you don’t have to. When you go to Google.com/voice you can set up a new number with Google.
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