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Feedback managers never give (but should)

Feedback managers never give (but should) | Educational Leadership | Scoop.it
Effective feedback is part art, part science. Telling employees that they need to do X instead of Y is the science part. That’s easy. But feedback that addresses personality and character traits is hard feedback to give; that’s the art.
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The Science behind the art of coaching. Great read re: instructional leadership and targeted feedback.

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11 Bad Teaching Habits That Are Stifling Your Growth - TeachThought PD

11 Bad Teaching Habits That Are Stifling Your Growth - TeachThought PD | Educational Leadership | Scoop.it
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Nice article to share with staff regardless of where they are in their own professional growth

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A Self-Regulation Journey: One School’s Story

A Self-Regulation Journey: One School’s Story | Educational Leadership | Scoop.it
About a year and half ago, I wrote about the great work that was being done at Alexander Elementary with, among other things, it’s school wide insistence on making everyone’s learning v…
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One school's examination of their classrooms and

routines in order to help students up or down regulate to be calm, alert, and ready to learn.

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Chris Wejr's curator insight, May 17, 2017 10:47 PM
Great story of a staff working together for calmer, less cluttered learning environments.
Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, May 19, 2017 12:49 PM
The idea of limiting visual materials and the use of neutral colours was described by one of the teachers I interviewed. She is informed by Pestalozzi's work, which proposes that teachers begin the year with blank bulletin boards and put up student learning as it is produced. Another teacher described using alternative seating and comfortable areas in the classroom.
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5 phrases your boss is dying to hear you say

5 phrases your boss is dying to hear you say | Educational Leadership | Scoop.it
Fact: At some point, every one of us has (or had) a boss.

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#HR 4 Ways To Encourage A Sense Of Ownership In Learning  

#HR 4 Ways To Encourage A Sense Of Ownership In Learning   | Educational Leadership | Scoop.it

If you really want your training to have a massive impact, the learners need to feel invested in it. Here are a few ways to put your learners in control of their own progression.


Via Roger Francis, Ricard Lloria
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Valid not only for an organization but also within the classroom and student learning

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Dennis Swender's curator insight, April 28, 2017 5:48 AM
Note Learning Platform 3 regarding "knowledge sharing."
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How to Give Feedback - The Potentiality

How to Give Feedback - The Potentiality | Educational Leadership | Scoop.it
Giving feedback is hard and people aren't very good at it. We're here to help! Here are a few tips on how to give feedback.
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Five great points to help with the reciprocal experience of giving feedback

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Dear Parents: Here's What You Should Know About Letter Grades -

Dear Parents: Here's What You Should Know About Letter Grades - | Educational Leadership | Scoop.it
Dear Parents: Here’s What You Should Know About Letter Grades by Terry Heick Ah, the letter grade– a much-maligned symbol of an era where kids would go to school and passively ‘get’ grades written on thick blue and green and beige paper to take home and have signed and returned to school so the...
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"like lunch boxes and pigtails and playgrounds and varsity jackets, while iconic, letter grades are full of spectacle and half-truths"

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Innovation: a Tool for Realizing Potential

Innovation: a Tool for Realizing Potential | Educational Leadership | Scoop.it
Too often innovation is seen as an end in and of itself. Rob Long makes a case instead, for leaders to see innovation as a tool for realizing potential.
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I LOVE this line: "When work is an opportunity for discovering and shaping the place where the self meets new needs, it becomes clear that organizations never reach their potential without regard for individuals’ potential."

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The Game of School vs. The Game of Life

The Game of School vs. The Game of Life | Educational Leadership | Scoop.it
My daughter is in 2nd grade. She loves learning (seriously, she comes home every day excited about Flat Stanley, moving to multiplication, a piece of art she made, or something she learned while in school).
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Great post from @ajjuliani - time to change the rules of the game by questioning the point of it! Purpose and passion behind all that we do

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How to Lead Better When Pressure Is Mounting - Lolly Daskal | Leadership

How to Lead Better When Pressure Is Mounting - Lolly Daskal | Leadership | Educational Leadership | Scoop.it
Most of us work under pressure, that is a given, but not many of us who work under pressure will have our work affect hundreds if not thousands. As a leader,
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Measuring one's leadership by the decisions made while under pressure - 6 things to consider in avoiding the Sisyphus "rolling of the boulder" paradigm

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Allan Shaw's curator insight, May 26, 2017 2:18 AM
The sub heading in this short paper are worthy of note.
- Manage your own anxiety 
- Maintain an optimistic attitude 
- Find order in chaos 
- Look for those who can assist
- Mold your own potential, i.e. keep learning
- Stay ahead of the curve
- Continue to contribute to the cause
- Lead from within
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The Best Leaders Are Great Coaches - Lolly Daskal | Leadership

The Best Leaders Are Great Coaches - Lolly Daskal | Leadership | Educational Leadership | Scoop.it
Great leadership is made up of numerous different elements and roles, which come together differently in different leadership styles. One role that’s often
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"Helping others learn to be their best"

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Emotional Intelligence: The Secret Sauce That Makes A Good Leader

Emotional Intelligence: The Secret Sauce That Makes A Good Leader | Educational Leadership | Scoop.it
Some people managers struggle with being good leaders and cannot understand why: They are experts in their fields, work hard, and communicat
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Speak to the hearts of all addressing not only what they do but how they feel - great post about self-awareness and empathy as a leader

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4 Questions To Help Leaders Define Their Brand

4 Questions To Help Leaders Define Their Brand | Educational Leadership | Scoop.it
Leaders who understand their personal brand can answer these four questions about their brand's value proposition – in just a few words.

Via Marc Wachtfogel, Ph.D., Ricard Lloria
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4 great questions for teachers and school leaders to ask of themselves - you are your own brand!

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7 Questions Principals Should Ask When Hiring Future-Ready Teachers

7 Questions Principals Should Ask When Hiring Future-Ready Teachers | Educational Leadership | Scoop.it
Education consultant and speaker Alan November says if we want to move education forward, school leaders must start hiring teachers who are globally connected,
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Alan November suggests that education leaders need to define a new role for learners and then hire teachers who can help nurture those qualities. With that in mind, November proposes seven questions that he thinks should become standard in the interviewing and hiring process.

 

Great quote:

“What we need today, because there’s so much knowledge available to us all, what we need are teachers who are so inspiring that students go beyond the curriculum to seek out their own knowledge, to add value to the curriculum the teacher taught them."

 

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Building Staff Culture: The Importance of TRUST – The Wejr Board

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Great post that should be read by any administrator (or executive) entering into a new position

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Elective Days: The Road to Self-Actualization

Elective Days: The Road to Self-Actualization | Educational Leadership | Scoop.it
About six years ago to the date, I had the good fortune to meet Chris Wejr through twitter – in fact he was one of the first that I “followed”. I remember reading one of his posts entit…
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The things that matter most don’t have a number or a percentage attached to them.

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6 ways to foster leadership in your team

6 ways to foster leadership in your team | Educational Leadership | Scoop.it
“Ultimately, leadership is not about glorious crowning acts … it is about laying the groundwork for others' success, and then standing back and letting them shine.” ~ Chris Hadfield
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How to put your leadership into practice - six things that great leaders do

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6 Tips To Bring Back Open Thinking

6 Tips To Bring Back Open Thinking | Educational Leadership | Scoop.it
The magnitude of closed thinking by individuals and organizations is on the rise. It's time for open thinking to reappear.
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Launch Video Classroom Observations With New Toolkit

Launch Video Classroom Observations With New Toolkit | Educational Leadership | Scoop.it
A new toolkit from Harvard University’s Center for Education Policy Research provides resources to help educators leverage video observations in school communities to improve teacher practice and student learning.
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Wonderful idea with great links to support classroom visits and targeted feedback as part of a professional growth plan cycle

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Playing the Game of School

Playing the Game of School | Educational Leadership | Scoop.it
  Just the other day, I read AJ Juliani’s post, “The Game of School vs the Game of Life,” and like so many others (check out the comments at the bottom of his post), I found the topic so provo…
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"passion creates engagement which encourages rigour and leads to mastery" - is the school you're doing worth doing?

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How to Ask for Feedback - The Potentiality

How to Ask for Feedback - The Potentiality | Educational Leadership | Scoop.it
Asking for feedback is hard. This article is about how to ask for feedback so that you can build a great career and create impact in your community.
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Five great steps to receive feedback and, in collaboration with feedback-providers, co-create the steps  that you will take to define your way forward.

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Why I Will Never Use Uber Ever Again

Why I Will Never Use Uber Ever Again | Educational Leadership | Scoop.it
As early as 2014 I had heard the rumblings of male chauvinism at Uber headquarters. There were even whispers of misogyny. But the world seemed to be smitten with Uber and its co-founder and CEO, Tr…
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Just added my comments to Dan's post (what not to do as a leader)

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Why the Millions We Spend on Employee Engagement Buy Us So Little

Why the Millions We Spend on Employee Engagement Buy Us So Little | Educational Leadership | Scoop.it
Most initiatives amount to an adrenaline shot.
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Day to day experiences matter but only as part of a focus on employee experience over the long term, not just engagement in the here and now.

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Change Agents in a Culture of Inquiry

Change Agents in a Culture of Inquiry | Educational Leadership | Scoop.it
Rick Hansen Secondary School of Science and Business is now completing the second year of its redesign. Recognized by the Ministry of Education as a School of Innovation, the learning experience is…
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Interdisciplinary learning, real world applications and schools as a base camp for the trek of discovering one's own passions

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Is Humble Leadership about How You Act or Who You Are?

Is Humble Leadership about How You Act or Who You Are? | Educational Leadership | Scoop.it
Leaders can be taught to act humbly. But humility is far more powerful when it’s connected to character.
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Great post about the impact of genuine humility

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