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Organized Chaos: Teacher Leadership and Improving Public Ed

Organized Chaos: Teacher Leadership and Improving Public Ed | Teacher Leadership | Scoop.it
With all the talk on the common core, closing the achievement gap and charter schools/vouchers teacher leadership often gets lost in the shuffle. National conversation turns to taking sides on education issues instead of ...
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Rubrics. Why Use Them? Why Embrace Them?

Rubrics. Why Use Them? Why Embrace Them? | Teacher Leadership | Scoop.it
I have recently been shocked at the fact that educators don't really see the need for a rubric. They either find them too specific or too vague. But, I am not really sure they are seeing the big pi...

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A new infographic from An Ethical Island with a focus on rubrics provides an explanation as well as a section on:
* Why Use Rubrics? What can it improve?

* How to Use Rubrics? A guide for teachers.

Rubrics help students understand the expectations. This post provides information that may help you create rubrics that help students improve their ability to meet the requirements.

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Rethink. Reinvent. Revolutionize: Reflections on Singapore's Leadership with ... - Huffington Post

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Teacher leadership: the HertsCam/ITL approach

This presentation presents the HertsCam/ITL view of a teacher leadership approach which improves the quality of education in schools.
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Hattie's Index Of Teaching & Learning Strategie...

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Hattie's Index Of Teaching & Learning Strategies: 39 Effect Sizes In Ascending Order (Hattie's Index Of Teaching & Learning Strategies: 39 Effect Sizes In Ascending Order | @scoopit http://t.co/Lgpw54WCTN)...
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Teacher Leadership Doesn't "Just Happen" - Daisy Dyer Duerr

Teacher Leadership Doesn't "Just Happen" - Daisy Dyer Duerr | Teacher Leadership | Scoop.it
Often in education one of the hot topics is the importance of teacher leadership.  As the Principal in an extremely rural PreK-12 school, I am the only administrator on campus, and the only one within at least a 30-minute drive … Continue reading ...
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Why most professional development for teachers is useless - Washington Post (blog)

Why most professional development for teachers is useless - Washington Post (blog) | Teacher Leadership | Scoop.it
Why most professional development for teachers is useless Washington Post (blog) The reason traditional professional development is ineffective is that it doesn't support teachers during the stage of learning with the steepest learning curve:...
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We need to move beyond traditional professional development and find ways to engage teachers in lifelong learning.

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Marianne Williamson: "Creativity, Leadership, and Divine Compensation", Talks at Google

"Bestselling author (Return to Love, Healing the Soul of America), a world-renowned teacher, and one of the most important inspirational thinkers of our time...
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The Future of Education: BYOD in the Classroom | Innovation Insights | Wired.com

The Future of Education: BYOD in the Classroom | Innovation Insights | Wired.com | Teacher Leadership | Scoop.it

"As children across the nation return to school, many are going armed with their own computational tools. From laptops to tablets and smartphones, schools and universities across the globe are testing out a more dynamic learning environment, where students bring and use their choice of technologically assistive devices in the classroom. Despite the obvious benefits, the influx of mobile technology in educational systems has also provoked backlash from parents and teachers alike, similar to the BYOD backlash witnessed within enterprise IT departments in the past few years.

 

Educational institutions are ultimately presented two options: adopt a BYOD program, embracing the technology trend, encouraging student participation, and expanding curriculum to include BYOD-driven topics, or to impose of a BYOD policy, setting rules to govern the presence and practice of these potentially disruptive devices."


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Michael Podraza's curator insight, September 25, 2013 7:47 AM

"With my brain and my smartphone on, I am more powerful"

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"..Educational institutions are ultimately presented two options: adopt a BYOD program, embracing the technology trend, encouraging student participation, and expanding curriculum to include BYOD-driven topics, or to impose of a BYOD policy, setting rules to govern the presence and practice of these potentially disruptive devices...."

Aunty Alice's curator insight, October 24, 2013 5:44 PM

Interesting that some Silicon Valley inventors of Apple I-pad  choose to send their children to Waldorf Schools that do not embrace computers. Why? The outcomes of hours spent in front of computer screens for developing brains has not been identified clearly in terms of long term effects. I believe that a good teacher who empowers her students to learn can do so without technology, I am speaking here of elementary schools where most students are gaining literacy that can be applied in any medium a little later. Let's restrict their use in kindergartens and primary schools to be on the safe side. 

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New Link For My Article, “Developing Teacher Leadership For The ...

New Link For My Article, “Developing Teacher Leadership For The ... | Teacher Leadership | Scoop.it
Here's a link to my new article at Education Week that doesn't require free registration — Developing Teacher Leadership For The Long Haul. By the way, the article also includes links to previous pieces I've written on ...
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The Seven Verbs of Teacher Leadership - Education Week News

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The Seven Verbs of Teacher Leadership
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The phrase "teacher leader" is an intriguing mental Rorschach test, since the interpretation depends on one's perspective and experience.
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Rethinking Professional Learning and Technology: 8 Ideas for Teachers and Leaders

Rethinking Professional Learning and Technology: 8 Ideas for Teachers and Leaders | Teacher Leadership | Scoop.it
Technology now plays a major role in the professional development of educators. So, how do we prepare them to use technology to impact their students' learning? Here are eight ideas on rethinking professional learning in the classroom.
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Using Twitter for Professional Learning – Modern Studies ...

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Using Twitter for Professional Learning – Modern Studies Conference. November 2nd, 2013 No Comments. My presentation and associated links from my session at the Modern Studies Association Conference, Saturday 2nd November 2013 ...
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Leveraging Teacher Leadership:The Problem-Solving Power of Teachers

Leveraging Teacher Leadership:The Problem-Solving Power of Teachers | Teacher Leadership | Scoop.it
Founded in 1943, ASCD (formerly the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development) is an educational leadership organization dedicated to advancing best practices and policies for the success of each learner.

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Ana Cristina Pratas's curator insight, September 25, 2013 12:27 PM

"The best solutions to problems in education may just come from those closest to students."

Tony Meehan's curator insight, April 16, 2015 6:14 PM

Useful article with good insight into how top-down practices and policies in schools flounder, often creating more work for staff and resentment on the part of all stakeholders.  This also provides a really useful model on how to avoid such pitfalls by, in this case, stepping away from long held preconceptions about homework. The article actually suggests reframing the work that is expected to be done outside school hours and see it as a means to offer support to those learners most in need of targeted intervention. Everybody wins.

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Using Compassion to Rethink the Way We Evaluate Teacher Performance - Huffington Post

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Using Compassion to Rethink the Way We Evaluate Teacher Performance
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For her, value-based leadership is key to the flourishing of the school as a learning community.
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How Teachers Are Learning: Professional Develop...

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"A new era of personalized professional development is sweeping into schools. We've created this guide to capture the extraordinary changes in PD tools and in the cycle of learning.
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Experiential Learning: Six Key Questions to Test for Authenticity and Impact - Huffington Post UK

Experiential Learning: Six Key Questions to Test for Authenticity and Impact - Huffington Post UK | Teacher Leadership | Scoop.it
Experiential Learning: Six Key Questions to Test for Authenticity and Impact Huffington Post UK On the contrary, I firmly believe experience and education are capable of being highly potent partners, delivering huge benefits for personal and...
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Educational Leadership:Building School Morale:Tough Teacher Evaluation and High Morale?

Educational Leadership:Building School Morale:Tough Teacher Evaluation and High Morale? | Teacher Leadership | Scoop.it
Founded in 1943, ASCD (formerly the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development) is an educational leadership organization dedicated to advancing best practices and policies for the success of each learner.
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Making more effective use of classroom observation - a differentiated approach as a tool for professional learning

Making more effective use of classroom observation - a differentiated approach as a tool for professional learning | Teacher Leadership | Scoop.it
A differentiated approach to observationA differentiated approach to observation goes against the grain of most conventional models of observation insomuch as it involves the identification of a sp...
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Choosing Your Next Professional Learning Experience: 8 Essential ...

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By Stephanie Hirsh, Executive Director, Learning Forward. Recently a reporter asked me how teachers are supposed to be able to distinguish among all the professional development opportunities that claim to be aligned with ...
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The Mind of a Middle Schooler: How Brains Learn - Edutopia

The Mind of a Middle Schooler: How Brains Learn - Edutopia | Teacher Leadership | Scoop.it

"In my last post, I began a celebration of brains and made the argument as to why teachers need to brush up on their knowledge of brains in order to reach that all-too-allusive 'tween noggin.

 

During this, my second of three posts in this series, I'll bring up a few key terms you should know in your own neurologic education. Then, we'll follow a history-related fact as it enters the brain of an average middle schooler, weaving its way towards the blessed long-term memory."

 


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What Can Minecraft Teach Us About The World?

What Can Minecraft Teach Us About The World? | Teacher Leadership | Scoop.it
What do you expect in the library? Do you see a quiet environment in which one is "shushed" as soon as their mouth opens? Well, this is not the case at the Brooklyn Public Library, especially on Saturday afternoon.

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ratzelster's curator insight, July 17, 2013 4:07 PM

If you ever wondered how Minecraft might fit into your classroom and curriculum, this article will give you a great story.  I'll admit that I don't get everything they said about the game specifics, but I totally get the understanding that the students gained by playing.

 

Do you use Minecraft?

Tamra Dollar's curator insight, July 17, 2013 8:41 PM

Let's learn from what kids are doing in their spare time..love the idea of Hungercraft an educational rendation!

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9 Reasons Great Teachers Make Great Leaders - Huffington Post

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9 Reasons Great Teachers Make Great Leaders
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Similarly, in the startup world, many people become founders because they want to solve a problem and because they love creating products, not because they are great managers and leaders.
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Developing Teacher Leadership for the Long Haul - Education Week News

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Developing Teacher Leadership for the Long Haul
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But in community organizing—my career for 19 years before I entered teaching—we define leadership differently. For us, the key characteristic of a leader is a following.
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An Unprecedented Moment in Education Innovation - UP Global

An Unprecedented Moment in Education Innovation - UP Global | Teacher Leadership | Scoop.it
The following is by Mandela Schumacher-Hodge, General Manager of Startup Weekend Education at UP Global.
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