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12 Things NOT To Do As A New Leader

12 Things NOT To Do As A New Leader | Teacher Gary | Scoop.it
These 12 things will damage a new leader's effectiveness and reputation. Here's the guide to what NOT to do.

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
Donna Farren's curator insight, July 22, 2015 1:59 PM

This post has some great advice - we are all leaders to some degree or another - and this provides some good advice on how to handle yourself effectively as a leader.

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Great Leaders Never Stop Trying to Learn

As you gain experience, you may start to feel like you've seen it all. But as former Cabinet secretary John W. Gardner said in his most famous speech, to stay motivated, ambitious, and effective, you need to continue learning.

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa) , Aki Puustinen
Gary Harwell's insight:

So many times people get their certificate or degree and feel they don't have to make any progress in their overal llearning.... 
they just stop learning and stop growing. 

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Six Leadership Styles by Daniel Goleman

Six Leadership Styles by Daniel Goleman | Teacher Gary | Scoop.it

Daniel Goleman, in his article “Leadership That Gets Results”, has identified six different leadership styles, and he believes that good leaders will adopt one of these six styles to meet the needs of different situations.


None of the six leadership styles by Daniel Goleman are right or wrong – each may be appropriate depending on the specific context. Whilst one of the more empathetic styles is most likely to be needed to build long-term commitment, there will be occasions when a commanding style may need to be called upon, for example, when a rapid and decisive response is required.

Via The Learning Factor, Deborah Orlowski, Ph.D., Roy Sheneman, PhD, Wise Leader™, Aki Puustinen
Gary Harwell's insight:

Which style are we living under?


Lauran Star's curator insight, September 21, 2014 7:56 PM

While type does matter - I believe a successful leader has a bit of all

Claude Emond's curator insight, September 23, 2014 9:12 PM

Daniel Goleman's (Emotional Intelligence) classification of leadership styles

Dian J Harrison, MSW, MPA's curator insight, February 5, 2015 11:51 PM

What is your leadership style!

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35 Psychological Tricks To Help You Learn Better

35 Psychological Tricks To Help You Learn Better | Teacher Gary | Scoop.it

Have you ever considered letting your students listen to hardcore punk while they take their mid-term exam? Decided to do away with Power Point presentations during your lectures? Urged your students to memorize more in order to remember more? If the answer is no, you may want to rethink your notions of psychology and its place in the learning environment.


Below are six proven psychological phenomena that affect you and your students every day:

1. State-Dependent Recall. It is easiest to recall information when you are in a state similar to the one in which you initially learned the material. Urge your students to sit in the same room they studied in when they complete their take-home quiz.


2. The Fundamental Attribution Error. Sometimes students need your help distinguishing between internal and external factors that affect academic performance. The student who says, “Brian got an A on his English paper because he is smarter than I am” instead of “Brian got an A on his English because he visited the Writing Center before he turned it in” suffers from the Fundamental Attribution Error.


3. Effort Justification/Change Bias. Unfortunately, effort does not always correlate positively with performance. Students may be angry if they do not receive the grade they expect on an assignment that cost them a lot of time. In your comments, always mention the work you see even if it misses the mark.


4. Cognitive Dissonance. The feeling of psychological discomfort produced by the combined presence of two thoughts that do not follow from one another, often resulting in the adoption of beliefs that align with one’s actions but contradict the beliefs one held before the action was committed. The world isn’t black or white, and neither is the mind. Share this wisdom with your students to promote critical thinking.


5. Chunking. A term referring to the process of taking individual units of information (chunks) and grouping them into larger units. A great tool for students who must memorize long series of names, numbers, pictures, dates, terms, etc.


6. Positive Reinforcement. Positive reinforcement is anything added that follows a behavior that makes it more likely that the behavior will occur again in the future. Bonus and extra credit assignments are some of the most basic examples of positive reinforcement. More nuanced techniques might include positive verbal feedback, class celebrations (but not reward competitions), or opportunities to contribute individually to the curriculum.


Read the other 29 psychological tricks here: 



Via Erskine S.Weekes-Libert, Eric Chan Wei Chiang
Eric Chan Wei Chiang's curator insight, November 10, 2014 2:51 PM

Some really good tips here on how to make learning more efficient. Some of these tricks e.g. positive reinforcement, effort justification and managing cognitive dissonance are relevant to the workplace as well. 


More scoops on how to promote engagement can be read here:


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8 lessons for effective school leadership

8 lessons for effective school leadership | Teacher Gary | Scoop.it
Today’s school leaders face a new education landscape, one fraught with challenges and new expectations. Smart leaders are realizing the benefits of applyi

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa) , Aki Puustinen
Gary Harwell's insight:

What measuring stick are we using?

MFaculty's curator insight, August 16, 2014 2:52 PM

As leaders in education wrestle with the dynamic changes in funding, the continued pressures for increased performance, and an ever demanding  need for a quality workforce, they must operate within their means.


Shared here are tactics that will assist leaders navigating these challenging times within their workforce. Although focused at school leadership, there are lessons to be learned by leaders across the spectrum   

Michelle Bish's curator insight, August 16, 2014 3:58 PM

I think #5 is important for workforce and students.

Albert Chia's curator insight, August 26, 2014 8:55 AM

Other than an instructional leader, be an institutional leader to be more effective!