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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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#HR #RRHH The Cult of Work You Never Meant to Join

#HR #RRHH The Cult of Work You Never Meant to Join | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it

Are our most valuable qualities being exploited at work? How our strengths get twisted into forming bad habits that — if we don’t change fast — just might kill us.

 


Via Kenneth Mikkelsen, Ricard Lloria
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These is a very interesting article. If we engage in our work in a mindless manner, can we be creative and innovative?

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Kenneth Mikkelsen's curator insight, April 20, 2015 6:00 AM

A fine story about the Overkill Cult by Jason Lengstorf.


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The vast ‘uncounted underground’ of teachers in the U.S.

The vast ‘uncounted underground’ of teachers in the U.S. | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
Teacher: "The 'underground' isn't a handful of dissatisfied teachers with an ax to grind. I feel comfortable saying the majority of our profession can be found here."
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Teaching is a noble vocation; a calling a person responds to in an attempt to add something meaningful to the world.

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Trust is everything for a Leader

Trust is everything for a Leader | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
Can there be Leadership without Trust? I invite you to read this short story: A little girl and her father were crossing a bridge. The father was kind of scared so he asked his little daughter:
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Human relationships need trust. Think of any successful relationship and trust is the cement that holds it together. We do not manage healthy relationships.They somehow happen organically.

 

Gert Biesta argued that we have replaced relational language of someone teaching someone with a discourse of learnification.

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Robert Pondiscio: The Phoniest Statistic in American Education

Robert Pondiscio: The Phoniest Statistic in American Education | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
Former Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and even President Obama have done a victory dance about the "historic" rise in the graduation rate, but Robert Pondiscio of the Thomas B. Fordham Institute says that it is the "phoniest statistic" in American education.   Pondiscio writes:   According to federal data released late last year, and…
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This is an interesting article. It fits with what some perceive to be a shifting demographic in the world. What value does a high school diploma have if it only signals completion of something that is not overly relevant. Neo-liberal and neo-conservative ideas about what school, not education, look like have shaped this.

 

 

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Kindergarten the new first grade? It’s actually worse than that.

Kindergarten the new first grade? It’s actually worse than that. | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
Can we stop calling kindergarten the new first grade? We've been doing it for more than a dozen years.
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Actually, classrooms, in general, have changed little over time, despite new tools.

 

 

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A Parent Becomes A Practitioner for Her Child with LD | Smart Kids

A Parent Becomes A Practitioner for Her Child with LD | Smart Kids | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
Kari Bucholz noticed something different about her son, Haley. As a preschooler, he wasn’t interested in picture books and never...Read more
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Pedagogy includes the practices of parents and teachers. Actually, the first pedagogues in a child's life are her/his parents.

 

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How and Why Intrinsic Motivation Works

How and Why Intrinsic Motivation Works | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
Discover approaches for helping students feel personal autonomy, choice, and self-determination.

Via Bobby Dillard
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Intrinsic motivation helps us find the path we are looking for. What is important to remember is that is we live in a world filled with other humans and it is important to understand that influences what motivates each of us.

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How schools maximize gifted talent

How schools maximize gifted talent | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it

The U.S.public school system’s focus on struggling students leaves high-achievers—especially minorities, the economically disadvantaged and English-language learners —without a challenging enough edu...


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I wonder if we helped all students accomplish to their maximum level.

 

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The New Rules of Work? They’re a Waste of Time in the Real World

The New Rules of Work? They’re a Waste of Time in the Real World | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
I’m usually a big fan of Fast Company articles, but one recently seemed like the biggest contrived piece of new-aged garbage, and I just had to share! The article has a great premise: …

Via Ron McIntyre, Mark E. Deschaine, PhD
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The rules in many workplaces have not changed. Perhaps they have for those who are in charge. One of our superintendents worked at home on Fridays. The rest of still showed up at our place of work.

 

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Ron McIntyre's curator insight, May 28, 2015 11:40 AM

This is a counter point to a Fast Company article that was previously written about the new rules of work. Interesting but I don't agree with either article, they really are both extremes in the real workforce. For example, there will always be jobs where you must be there in person, but many can be done from anywhere. As with all of the points in these articles, there are exceptions and balance points in real life. Both should be read for insights that apply not as a map for implementation!

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leading and learning: Education Readings John Hattie / literacy/ Finland/ Inquiry learning/ and more Sir Ken Robinson

leading and learning: Education Readings John Hattie / literacy/ Finland/ Inquiry learning/ and more Sir Ken Robinson | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
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The article about children reading more when they choose what they read applies to teachers, as well. Research suggests when teachers feel they have a choice they accept change more readily.

 

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One in five U.S. schoolchildren are living below federal poverty line

One in five U.S. schoolchildren are living below federal poverty line | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
New federal data from U.S. Education Department shows an uptick in childhood poverty among all groups
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It would be a similar percentage in Canada. Even if it is lower, it presents challenges that are rarely, if ever, explored in practical terms.

 

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How to Promote Yourself W/out Sounding Like a Jerk

How to Promote Yourself W/out Sounding Like a Jerk | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
Be humble, and be real.

Via Dr. Karen Dietz, David Hain
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It is always hard to find the balance between too modest and too full of one's self.

 

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David Hain's curator insight, May 23, 2015 5:39 AM

This is a key balance to pull off for successful influencing and building relationship capital!

Ron McIntyre's curator insight, May 23, 2015 9:52 AM

Excellent insights for those, like me, that struggle with self promotion. Well worth the read.

ASVP's curator insight, May 25, 2015 2:13 AM

Definitely worth reading

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Multiple Intelligences: What Does the Research Say?

Multiple Intelligences: What Does the Research Say? | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it

Proposed by Howard Gardner in 1983, the theory of multiple intelligences has revolutionized how we understand intelligence. Learn more about the research behind his theory.


Via Robert Hubert
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The more ways adults and children can approach a subject the better off they are in their learning.

 

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Lon Woodbury's curator insight, May 24, 2015 2:08 AM

This also explains the difference between Multiple Intelligences and Learning Styles, something that is often confused. -Lon

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Lead Letter: Why teachers feel unappreciated | jacksonville.com

Lead Letter: Why teachers feel unappreciated | jacksonville.com | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
The Times-Union recently ran an article about a first-grade teacher who retired early because she felt micromanaged and forced to teach a curriculum that she felt was inappropriate. The Times-Union referred to her as part of an uncounted underground of teachers.Are you part of this uncounted underground? You just might be if:■ You have questions about the appropriateness of the curriculum you are forced to teach. You might feel it is developmentally inappropriate, poorly written or lacks the supplemental materials to be successful.

Via Mika Auramo
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Teaching is a noble vocation; a calling a person responds to in an attempt to add something meaningful to the world. Without people who respond to the call, do we have education?

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" You are frustrated by leaders who either weren’t in the classroom or were for just a cup of coffee years ago or by 27-year-old academic coaches and assistant principals who think they know more than you because they took the first opportunity they could to get away from kids and out of the classroom."

This is a powerful quote. I think a lot of teachers feel this way.
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The real reasons behind the U.S. teacher shortage

The real reasons behind the U.S. teacher shortage | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
'How ironic it would be if the reforms based on the belief that three great teachers in a row are the key to student success, result in students not having certified teachers at all.'

Via Dean J. Fusto
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Schools are places where we have technocrats and bureaucrats that think they know what happens in classrooms. Teaching is about human relationships with real children with names, faces, and stories.

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4 Surprising Predictors of Happiness in the Workplace

4 Surprising Predictors of Happiness in the Workplace | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
Often, it's the details we don't pay much attention to that have the greatest effects on our workplace happiness, and these don't simply stop at environmental factors. "How people perform is inextricably connected to how they feel, but interior life remains terra incognita in most companies," writes Tony Schwartz, founder of the Energy Project, in a white paper with Harvard Business Review.
From the remote worker toiling away in his or her home office to the business leader who is fostering a productive and creative space for a team of passionate employees, having a happy workplace is tantamount to doing great work. Here are four predictors of workplace happiness and how you can implement them into your daily life.

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The first one, access to sunlight, is important for many people.

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David Hain's curator insight, January 21, 2016 12:43 PM

4 happiness hacks for more engaged workplaces.

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10 Inspiring MLK Quotes on Leadership and Purpose

10 Inspiring MLK Quotes on Leadership and Purpose | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it

A look back at Martin Luther King Jr.'s words of wisdom.


Via Joe Boutte, Jaro Berce
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Leadership quotes need the context from which they come from. Understanding the role Dr. King played in social justice and the civil rights movement, is important.

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Joe Boutte's curator insight, January 18, 2016 10:30 PM

“All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.”

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The case of the missing “u”s in American English

The case of the missing “u”s in American English | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
When my American editor asked me to research why Brits spell their words with so many extra ‘u’s, I immediately knew he had it all wrong. As a British journalist, it’s perfectly obvious to me that we have the correct amount of ‘u’s, and that American spelling has lost its vowels along the way. “Color,” “honor,” and...

Via Bobby Dillard
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This is an interesting article that makes hermeneutic phenomenology important.

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Become a Listening Educator: How to Hear and Connect to Your Students | Edudemic

Become a Listening Educator: How to Hear and Connect to Your Students | Edudemic | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it

No matter how much you love your students, it’s not an easy task with so many of them in front of you and so many duties to balance.

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An important aspect of listening is the model it shows students.

 

 

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The Goal of Education Should Not Be Answers

The Goal of Education Should Not Be Answers | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it

“ Our educational system is stultified by an answer-based curriculum. What we need in order to produce creative problem solvers for this new millennium—when answers are always two clicks away—is a process-based curriculum.”


Via Bobbi Dunham, Mark E. Deschaine, PhD, Eve Lackman
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I agree, but neither is looking everything up on the Internet.

 

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Bobbi Dunham's curator insight, May 28, 2015 2:28 PM

If only... sigh. I like this approach. Stimulate creative thinking, not test-writing

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Does life have a purpose?

Does life have a purpose? | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it

Nobody expects atoms and molecules to have purposes, so why do we still think of living things in this way?

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It does.

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Self-Promoters Tend to Misjudge How Annoying They Are to Others - Association for Psychological Science

Self-Promoters Tend to Misjudge How Annoying They Are to Others - Association for Psychological Science | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it

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They do.

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Beyond Standardized Tests: Existing Tools For Measuring Student Progress

Beyond Standardized Tests: Existing Tools For Measuring Student Progress | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it

“ There are multiple ways to assess a student's progress besides standardized tests. Here are some alternatives to the existing system, including emotional skills surveys, sampling and government inspections.”


Via Luciana Viter, John Purificati
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Ask teachers. They might know things about their students that inform progress.

 

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Learning by Doing! 11 Life Lessons learned in a Finnish Classroom.

Learning by Doing!  11 Life Lessons learned in a Finnish Classroom. | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
We don't make anything anymore.  Don't get me wrong- I know there are several talented crafty people in this world who have dedicated their lives to creating beautiful and functional works of art. ...

Via Suvi Salo
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Most students love to learn through doing. It brings the theoretical, book learning to some thing the can say forming through their efforts.

 

 

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Suvi Salo's curator insight, May 20, 2015 11:50 AM

via Kaisa Vähähyyppä @vahis

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Doctoral EAP

Doctoral EAP | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
a collection of experiences, reflections, resources and rants

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This looks like an interesting site worth exploring

 

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Steve Kirk's curator insight, April 24, 2015 9:55 AM

A long overdue initiative to bring together students, researchers, practitioners and other professionals in English for Academic Purposes, to talk around issues of doctoral studies - Starting out, developing, failing, failing better, collaborating...and staying proudly in the field after completing, such that we change things from the inside.