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One amazing example of how to train teachers on technology | eSchool News | eSchool News

One amazing example of how to train teachers on technology | eSchool News | eSchool News | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
Explore how one district accomplished what so many others are struggling with across the country: How to train teachers on technology.
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"The more you link the technology to the curriculum, the easier teachers find it—the less scary it will become—because it’s less of a foreign object and more a tool to help them instruct."

 

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Complexity, chaos, and ambiguity are aspects of leadership and learning. Without those we cannot innovate and create.
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Why It's Time To Put Students In The Driver's Seat

Why It's Time To Put Students In The Driver's Seat | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
Think about how you or the people you work with approach the creation of a blended learning lesson plan. The first steps of coming up with and flushing out your initial idea. Then, scouring the web to find safe, factually accurate sites that are not blocked by your school filters and checking the fine print …

 

This method of teaching does require a certain amount of bravery. There is a very real chance that when a student asks you a question (How do I add media? How do I change the font? How do I import pictures? etc. etc.) you will have to say the dreaded “I don’t know”. But the neat thing is, your students are ok with this. You’re all learning as you go. More often than not another child in the class will be using the same site or will have at least used it before. If a classmate knows the answer, they can step into the role of teacher – from which much confidence is gained and leadership skills are learned.


Even the most reserved kid really enjoys teaching their teacher a trick or two. If no one knows the answer, they can collaborate to find the solution; an activity that provides important life skills with many real-world applications. All while leaving the initiative, process development and ownership of the learning itself right where it belongs, in the hands of the learners.


Gust MEES: I started with it in 2002 already and was a pioneer in my country, BUT I got BEST results! Make sure to work TOGETHER as a TEAM with the students, learners, create ALSO some groups where the BEST work together with the weakest. YOU will love it later and YOU will miss it as it gives YOU a direct feedback of WHAT THEY learned and YOU adjust on demand and necessity... WHEN the BEST feel boring, give THEM a special task to motivate THEM ;) ===> Adjust <===.


Concerning the questions from the students, please check my advice here:


http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/01/04/practice-better-ways-to-say-i-dont-know-in-the-classroom/


http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2012/05/02/work-sheet-teachers-best-practiceshowto/



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I am not sure what is being suggested is putting students in charge. It is more about a complicated conversation between teachers and students about the subject matter. There is an in-between space where teachers and students meet.

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Gust MEES's comment, May 28, 2014 7:18 PM
@Ivon Prefontaine, PhD I will take it is a priority to create THAT blog, stay tuned, please ;)
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I am not sure what is being suggested is putting students in charge. It is more about a complicated conversation between teachers and students about the subject matter. There is an in-between space where teachers and students meet.

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The Surprising 17th Century Origins of Radical Feminism

Almost 350 years after it was written, François Poullain de la Barre’s feminist philosophy still resonates on gender, prejudice, intersectionality, and the role of men in women’s fight for equality.
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This is a reminder that nothing ever comes from nothing.
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18 Books Everyone Will Be Reading in 2018

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There is a range of books from roots of happiness to complexity to meditation.
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46 Books By Women of Color to Read in 2018 – Electric Literature

Someday we’ll have a 46th president, but until then, here are 46 other things to look forward to
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This is a blend of fiction, non-fiction, novels, essays, short stories, etc. It broadened the scope of "women of colour".
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The Most Famous Fairy Tale You Haven’t Heard — and why there should be more to it

Some narratives are so ingrained in our minds that it is hard to imagine a different ending for the story. But an encounter with an alternate plot can set us thinking about possibilities beyond the…
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Fairy tales have underlying narratives about how life should be lived, privilege, and value.
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The Letters of Sylvia Plath and the Transformation of a Poet’s Voice

The Letters of Sylvia Plath and the Transformation of a Poet’s Voice | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
Anwen Crawford on the letters of Sylvia Plath, from 1940 to 1956, recently published in a new volume.
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Sylvia Plath is always a provocative read.
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Poet Walt Whitman on What Makes Life Worth Living

Poet Walt Whitman on What Makes Life Worth Living | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
"Tone your wants and tastes low down enough, and make much of negatives, and of mere daylight and the skies."
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Mary Oliver, who is quoted in the first line, is a student of Walt Whitman's writing.
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4 Keys to Being an Inspirational Leader

1. Focus on the group/organization and its larger mission, not on their own success 2. Walk their talk 3. Be trustworthy 4. Be able to think outside the box
 

Via Pavel Barta
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Focus on the group and each person in it. Walk the talk. Be trustworthy.

Think on the margins of your comfort zone. Thinking outside the box is a hackneyed, tired slogan. We need to have some comfort, although it may be streteched.
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The vexing and difficult art of holding opposing views

“Money makes people more of what they already are,” remarked my friend and fellow hedge fund investor Ted Seides. He continued, “If you are a greedy person, you’re going to want more money. If you’re…
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David Bohm argued, when we see the world through problems to be solved, we end up with binaries. When we understand the world as being paradoxical, we can hold opposing views.
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Ian Berry's curator insight, December 20, 2017 4:27 PM
Reminds me of an F. Scott Fitzgerald line that I often reflect on -. "The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function."
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The Emergence of Consensus: A Primer

The origin of population-scale coordination has puzzled philosophers and scientists for centuries. Recently, game theory, evolutionary approaches and complex systems science have provided quantitative insights on the mechanisms of social consensus. However, the literature is vast and scattered widely across fields, making it hard for the single researcher to navigate it. This short review aims to provide a compact overview of the main dimensions over which the debate has unfolded and to discuss some representative examples. It focuses on those situations in which consensus emerges 'spontaneously' in absence of centralised institutions and covers topic that include the macroscopic consequences of the different microscopic rules of behavioural contagion, the role of social networks, and the mechanisms that prevent the formation of a consensus or alter it after it has emerged. Special attention is devoted to the recent wave of experiments on the emergence of consensus in social systems.

Via Samir, Complexity Digest, june holley
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There is a link to a PDF article.

The article explores how consensus arises when institutions are not involved.
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Six Rules for Writing Good Articles – The Mission – Medium

Six Rules for Writing Good Articles – The Mission – Medium | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
There’s a lot of noise to compete against when writing on the internet. Anyone can write something, post it, and call it an article — in the information age, the definition of an article has become a…
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Draw your readers in and keep them reading.
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The One Key Trait that Einstein, da Vinci, and Steve Jobs Had in Common | Heleo

The One Key Trait that Einstein, da Vinci, and Steve Jobs Had in Common | Heleo | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
#1 bestselling authors Walter Isaacson and Adam Grant discuss what made history's famous geniuses so brilliant, and how we can follow in their footsteps.

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Essentially, they were square pegs who did not fit into round holes.
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This Company Democratically Elects Its CEO Every Single Year

This Company Democratically Elects Its CEO Every Single Year | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
Learn about our visit to Swiss Bucket List company Haufe-Umantis. A truly democratic workplace that often experiments with radical ways of working.
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This is an interesting concept; one I might have gone by except for the reference to a book I read, Maverick by Ricardo Semler.

Semler uses 21 captioned cartoons for his company's (Semco) rules. I wonder if schools are open to this kind of thinking? I read about #innovation and #out-of-box-thinking. This qualifies.
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Geniuses aren't born, they're made — and 3 of their daily habits can make you smarter

Geniuses aren't born, they're made — and 3 of their daily habits can make you smarter | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
Some people are born with natural talent — but everyone needs to work daily and put in effort to master intelligence.
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Reflect, read, and focus on what you aspire to.
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Leadership and Systems Thinking

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Leadership and Systems Thinking - Free download as PDF File (.pdf), Text File (.txt) or read online for free. This article examines the role of systems thinking and suggests how it might be of use to those who seek to influence organizations.

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The underlying message is that we cannot solve problems in simple ways in one part of a complex system without unintended consequences in other parts of the system. For that matter, these unintended consequences may crop up where we make the changes. It is even more complex in systems involving people where relationships, not things, are the predominate characteristic of the system.
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Leadership and Systems Thinking - Free download as PDF File (.pdf), Text File (.txt) or read online for free. This article examines the role of systems thinking and suggests how it might be of use to those who seek to influence organizations.
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Dans un cadre de transformation, on doit adopter une pensée globale du système à transformer...
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Making Sense Of Complexity

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A graphic comic about how complex complexity is. It is more complex than we realize.
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Inequality in nature and society

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Drawing parallels between the structure of human societies and ecosystems has to be done with care. Nature provides animals and plants with ways to balance themselves. It is innate. Humans have free will and choose to consume and hoard in unequal ways. One would think in an enlightened world we might have got past this.
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Classic Appreciation: On ‘Israel Potter’ — On Melville’s neglected “epic of the piecemeal.”

Classic Appreciation: On ‘Israel Potter’ — On Melville’s neglected “epic of the piecemeal.” | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it

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I recently read Bartleby, the Scrivener and came away with a more rounded view of Herman Melville's writing. It is more than Moby Dick.
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13 Hilarious Parodies Of Your Favorite Books

13 Hilarious Parodies Of Your Favorite Books | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
"War and Peace" = "Pretend You Have Read This Book To Impress Your Friends."
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Parodies are always fun.
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3 great career tips you'll never hear

3 great career tips you'll never hear | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
The career advice we receive changes as we age. As children, we’re encouraged to dream big about the things we want to accomplish in life. We grow up thinking we’ll do what we love. As we become adults, the message starts to focus on how we can be successful. We begin to look at the subjects in which we excel in school. Grades become the measuring stick of our future. Most of all, we’re told to be practical, find a good job, and stay there.
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The third tip is good, until surveillance is mentioned. Do embrace your history, aspirations, and who you you are. Question what that means and be skeptical of the taken-for-granted, but do so with self-compasion.

I like separating of success and growth. They are not the same. John Dewey and Hans-Georg Gadamer concluded growth is about forming and growing for more growth.

I use a stream-of-consciousness writing process (method of currere) to explore what lies beneath the surface. It fits nicely with my use of hermeneutic phenomenology which is unwieldy.
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The More Senior Your Job Title, the More You Need to Keep a Journal

The More Senior Your Job Title, the More You Need to Keep a Journal | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
It provides a format for structured reflection.

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Spending quiet time and journaling, as a stream-of-consciousness process, is stimulating.
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An Ancient Philosopher’s Guide to Avoiding Procrastination

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The second point about spending time considering what might go wrong in one's plans is interesting. The article is based on the Stoic philosophy of Seneca.
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The very best philosophy books of 2017, as recommended by philosopher Nigel Warburton

The very best philosophy books of 2017, as recommended by philosopher Nigel Warburton | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it

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The topics are interesting i.e. Buddhism, Stoicism, misogny,  sports, etc.
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The Book James Baldwin Couldn’t Bring Himself to Write

The Book James Baldwin Couldn’t Bring Himself to Write | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
‘Remember This House’ was supposed to look at the legacy of great civil rights leaders, but it never saw the light of day

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Some things can be callenge us so much as to not be able to write about them.
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11 Things You Need to Quit Worrying About Right Now

11 Things You Need to Quit Worrying About Right Now | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
Is that all it takes — caring really, really hard? Or is it working 70 hours a week to the exclusion of all other activities? Or is it working smarter, not harder,that really instigates great change…
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These make sense. At the core of the article is the need to focus on things that are attainable. It is great to want something, but is it achievable.
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40 Top Motivational Quotes to Inspire You to Greater Determination and Perseverance

40 Top Motivational Quotes to Inspire You to Greater Determination and Perseverance | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
Looking for a burst of motivation when the going gets tough? These inspirational quotes will help you keep pursuing your dreams.

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There are good ones, including Ralph Waldo Emerson, Vincent van Gogh, and Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
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