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Envisioning the matrices where leadership and learning converge to inspire, inform, and innovate.
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The Learning Gap Infographic

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The Learning Gap Infographic presents the difference between learning hours spent of middle class kids and kids born into poverty. Middle class kids have likely spent 6,000 more hours learning than kids born into poverty. Parents – 220 hours Pre-school – 1,395 hours After-school and... http://elearninginfographics.com/the-learning-gap-infographic/


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Elisabeth Pagach's curator insight, May 26, 2014 8:35 PM

This makes me realize how important it is that all children have access to preschool, field trips and after school programs.

Dr. Deborah Brennan's curator insight, May 28, 2015 4:32 PM

Our students of poverty enter school behind and by the time they are in middle school, the achievement gap has widened.  Often the answer is to remove the struggling students from electives and place them in remediation courses for math or reading, robbing them of the rich contribution arts makes to the lives of middle and upper class children. Innovation must guide our efforts to close the gap, providing not just remediation but enrichment to our children of poverty.

Actions Speak's curator insight, August 17, 2015 10:54 AM

In a weak culture, unacceptable performance is rewarded.  The standard for what is acceptable gets lowered.

 

Our public education system is not best in class.  Education bureaucrats are getting rewarded for unacceptable performance.  Too many kids are not getting an education that prepares them to effectively compete .

 

What kind of questions would you ask if you were a top education leader in your state, county, or city?

 

How about some of these?

 

1) when are going to stop passing kids that can't do the work at the current level?

2) how are we going to close learning gaps with a sense of time is of the essence?

3) what needs to change in our approaches to teaching to drastically improve learning results?

4) if what we are supposed to achieve is kids learning at a high level then what about all the resources allocated to transportation, duplicate administrators, government edicts, athletics, ...?

5) what do other cultures with high performance education systems do differently?

6) do you ask the teachers what they need to close gaps and energize the kids to learn at a much higher level?

7) do you have the courage to think out of the box and go against the politically correct that rewards blind compliance to government ideology?

 

"If a child can't learn the way we teach, maybe we should teach the way they learn" -- Ignacio Estrada 

 

Isn't it time to rethink our approach?

 

Yes.  It is way past time!

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The Surreal Reasons Girls Are Disappearing In El Salvador

The Surreal Reasons Girls Are Disappearing In El Salvador | Edu-Vision- Educational Leadership | Scoop.it
Refuse to share a pencil, reject a boy, say no to your imprisoned dad — all of these can get a teen girl killed in El Salvador's gang war.

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Kevin Nguyen's curator insight, October 21, 2015 10:38 AM

This article was very stunning and graphical to read. The rate of murder and homicide is so abnormal that it makes one question who doesn't want to leave there. I can definitely see why girls are the main targets because they are stuck in between these so called gangs because a person they know is usually affiliated with one. Their hardship of escaping was very touching and getting to experience and seeing a first hand perspective of these young girls really opened my eyes. We should not see people seeking asylum in other countries as a bad thing ,but rather sympathize for their well being that they have escaped the horrible life they had back home.

Matt Danielson's curator insight, September 29, 2018 4:52 PM
The gang violence in El Salvador is insane. Not only that but the level of control the  gangs have over the country is nearly unrivaled anywhere else in the world. These young girls find themselves in the crossfire of this violence. Too many there only option is to join, or hide away. Some take the daring plan of escaping to America but many dont have the means to attempt this. The government in El Salvador needs to do a gang crack down and patrol communities more to make them safer, this is only possible if they can shrug off corruption first. 
Stevie-Rae Wood's curator insight, September 29, 2018 9:17 PM
There’s a scary epidemic occurring all over Latin America and El Salvador is one of the worst areas for girls and women. The major threat to girls lives are gangs. The gangs cause so much danger that a person is murdered there every hour. Unfortunately the feuds are over turf and revenge and the girls get caught in the middle. Girls can get killed because the refuse to be someone’s girlfriend or do not do something for the gang. These girls disappear and are scared into hiding in there homes or fleeing to the United States. If a young girl makes it past her fifth tenth birthdat its a miracle. 
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5 skills students need to be contributing global citizens

5 skills students need to be contributing global citizens | Edu-Vision- Educational Leadership | Scoop.it
Following up from the honor of being selected in Huffington Posts Top 12 Global Education Blogs of 2014/2015 I have been chosen again in this amazing group and for 2016/2017 will be contributing to…

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Maree Whiteley's curator insight, December 24, 2016 12:29 AM
A great start-up list of skills required for any PBL approach to succeed. All teaching and learning (regardless of year level and subject area) should and must include these skills...
Chelsea DeLeon's curator insight, January 8, 2017 10:41 PM
Being aware of globalization is the first step to becoming a global citizen, when people realize that technology has linked the human race we can then forge forward on a successful global culture.
David DeSantis's curator insight, February 13, 7:02 AM

Weaves right into our Learning Commons Strategy @alcdsb

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How to Help Teenage Girls Reframe Anxiety and Strengthen Resilience | MindShift | KQED News

How to Help Teenage Girls Reframe Anxiety and Strengthen Resilience | MindShift | KQED News | Edu-Vision- Educational Leadership | Scoop.it
In the last decade, rates of anxiety-related disorders in teenagers have steadily risen, particularly in girls. Researchers and psychologists posit several hypotheses about why these rates are on the rise -- from digital hyperconnectivity to heightened external pressures to simply a greater awareness, and therefore diagnosis, of mental health concerns.

Whatever the causes, Dr. Lisa Damour has hopeful news for parents and teens: first, some degree of stress and anxiety is not only normal but essential for human growth. And if those levels become untenable, there are tested strategies for reining anxiety back in.

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Virtual Reality to Foster Real-World Empathy

Virtual Reality to Foster Real-World Empathy | Edu-Vision- Educational Leadership | Scoop.it
Empathy is an element of the skill that is developed in the course. More specifically, I want to help students understand the reality of an immigrant. Thus, when confronted with this situation in their future job, they will be able to ask the appropriate questions to establish a therapeutic relationship.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, December 4, 2018 10:18 AM

Interesting case studies.

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Teens' Social Media Habits and Experiences | Pew Research Center by MONICA ANDERSON

Teens' Social Media Habits and Experiences | Pew Research Center by MONICA ANDERSON | Edu-Vision- Educational Leadership | Scoop.it
BY MONICA ANDERSON

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Projects - Teachers’ Guide to Global Collaboration

Projects - Teachers’ Guide to Global Collaboration | Edu-Vision- Educational Leadership | Scoop.it
The Teachers’ Guide to Global, Collaborative Teaching and Learning is a searchable database of global projects and resources to help educators foster global competence and build connection

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25 ways to get teens talking about gratitude

25 ways to get teens talking about gratitude | Edu-Vision- Educational Leadership | Scoop.it
Try these questions to get them talking about what they appreciate in their lives.

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70 Elementary & Middle Schools Worth Visiting - Getting Smart

70 Elementary & Middle Schools Worth Visiting - Getting Smart | Edu-Vision- Educational Leadership | Scoop.it
Here at Getting Smart, we believe school visits are the best form of professional learning. Based on a couple thousand school visits, and with help from colleagues and readers, we’ve compiled a list of elementary and middle schools that can give educators a better sense of what’s possible. This list includes schools that achieve extraordinary results for underserved communities, create powerful learning experiences, and/or have innovative school models.

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Practical ideas to create positive learning environments by MATTHEW LYNCH

Practical ideas to create positive learning environments by MATTHEW LYNCH | Edu-Vision- Educational Leadership | Scoop.it
BY MATTHEW LYNCH

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, November 19, 2018 1:40 AM

Thanks to Tom D'Amico.

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The Teen Brain: How Schools Can Help Students Manage Emotions and Make Better Decisions

The Teen Brain: How Schools Can Help Students Manage Emotions and Make Better Decisions | Edu-Vision- Educational Leadership | Scoop.it
In symposia at International Mind, Brain, and Education Society research conference here last week, and a consensus report funded by the Alliance for Excellent Education released here, cognitive and neuroscientists called for educators to foster school cultures that better support adolescent development.
"For some reason, when we talk about brain development in adolescents, we talk about it like we're terrified: 'Oh my god, their grades in school are dropping, they're driving cars, this is so alarming,' " said Sarah Enos Watamura, an associate professor at the University of Denver who studies the effects of stress on learning and spoke at the conference. "But they're testing their limits, they're doing things for the first time. … That's hard work, and they need a safe space to try out risks."
Adolescence, she said, is coming to be understood as a "second critical window" for developing skills to regulate emotions, making and evaluating decisions, and judging risk and reward. After years of childhood brain development, teenagers' brains focus on making strong connections.
"We need adolescents to hang out in this sensitive period and all that allows to develop … versus rushing them through it," Watamura said.

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Skype in the Classroom - 5 ways to connect your classroom to the World via  Microsoft in Education

Skype in the Classroom - 5 ways to connect your classroom to the World via  Microsoft in Education | Edu-Vision- Educational Leadership | Scoop.it

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Jonah Harp's curator insight, May 30, 9:05 PM
As no teacher can be an expert in every field, Skype has the capacity to connect students to anyone from local businesses to other classrooms globally.
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What Will It Take to Get More Women on Boards?

What Will It Take to Get More Women on Boards? | Edu-Vision- Educational Leadership | Scoop.it
Women make up less than a fifth of corporate board members. Changing that is a business imperative.

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$1M grant will train dual-language educators | Camarillo Acorn

$1M grant will train dual-language educators | Camarillo Acorn | Edu-Vision- Educational Leadership | Scoop.it
Cal State Channel Islands has been awarded a $1.1 million grant from the California Department of Education to help train educators working with young students...
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Visualizing the 4 Essentials of Design Thinking

Visualizing the 4 Essentials of Design Thinking | Edu-Vision- Educational Leadership | Scoop.it
A couple of days ago, I was looking for a visual illustration of Design Thinking to share with my colleagues and clients. Thousands of…

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Maree Whiteley's curator insight, May 24, 2016 9:10 PM
Here's another model of Design Thinking to get you started with PBL...the first step is 'Finding the Right Problem...Everyone is enthusiastic about problem solving and eager to come up with effective and even transformational solutions.
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10 global megatrends facing education

10 global megatrends facing education | Edu-Vision- Educational Leadership | Scoop.it

"A forecast of the biggest questions being asked of schools around the world."


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Teacher STEM Resource Library

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An abundance of resources and links with STEM connections and activities.


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Schools are doing Education 1.0; talking about doing Education 2.0; when they should be planning Education 3.0

Schools are doing Education 1.0; talking about doing Education 2.0; when they should be planning Education 3.0 | Edu-Vision- Educational Leadership | Scoop.it
Schools are doing Education 1.0; talking about doing Education 2.0; when they should be planning and implementing Education 3.0. This post seeks to compare the developments of the Internet-Web to those of education.  The Internet has become an integral thread of the tapestries of most societies throughout the globe.  The web influences people's way of…

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2019 Social Media Trends Businesses Need to Plan For

2019 Social Media Trends Businesses Need to Plan For | Edu-Vision- Educational Leadership | Scoop.it
If there is one thing that business owners should know for certain, it’s that there’s no certainty in today’s world.……

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Virtual Reality Helps Students Understand The Reality Of Ocean Acidification

Virtual Reality Helps Students Understand The Reality Of Ocean Acidification | Edu-Vision- Educational Leadership | Scoop.it
Virtual reality can be so much more than another device that lets young males carve each other up in interesting new ways in combat-themed video games. Researchers at Stanford and the University of Oregon have created a VR presentation they call the Stanford Ocean Acidification Experience and presented it to nearly 300 high school and college students. Participants see themselves as part of a living coral reef and watch as it deteriorates to become a lifeless ecosystem infested with weeds.

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Kim Flintoff's curator insight, December 5, 2018 6:11 PM
Virtual reality can be so much more than another device that lets young males carve each other up in interesting new ways in combat-themed video games. Researchers at Stanford and the University of Oregon have created a VR presentation they call the Stanford Ocean Acidification Experience and presented it to nearly 300 high school and college students. Participants see themselves as part of a living coral reef and watch as it deteriorates to become a lifeless ecosystem infested with weeds.
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The Future Of Learning? Well, It's Personal : NPR

The Future Of Learning? Well, It's Personal : NPR | Edu-Vision- Educational Leadership | Scoop.it
“If you do a Google image search for "classroom," you'll mostly see one familiar scene: rows or groups of desks, with a spot at the front of the room for the teacher. One teacher, many students: It's basically the definition of school as we know it, going back to the earliest days of the Republic. "We couldn't afford to have an individual teacher for every student, so we developed a way of teaching large groups," as John Pane, an education researcher at the RAND Corporation, puts it. Pane is among a wave of education watchers getting excited by the idea that technology may finally offer a solution to the historic constraints of one-to-many teaching. It's called personalized learning: What if each student had something like a private tutor, and more power over what and how they learned?”
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Changing How Educators See Negative Experiences in the Classroom | MindShift | KQED News

Changing How Educators See Negative Experiences in the Classroom | MindShift | KQED News | Edu-Vision- Educational Leadership | Scoop.it
An easy first step is to recognize and mindfully attend to positive emotional experiences in your classroom and at home. Evolution selected for a negative attribution bias that makes us tend to dwell on the negative and ignore the positive. During a typical day, 10 great things may have happened and one horrible thing. When we get home and our partner asks us how our day went, typically we focus on the one horrible thing, forgetting about the 10 great things.

From a Stone Age perspective the negativity bias was important for our survival: The ancient human walking down a path who saw something that looked like a snake would be more likely to survive if he jumped back quickly, assuming the worst. If another kept walking, curious as to whether or not it actually was a snake, he might get bitten and die, taking himself out of the gene pool. Because natural selection favored hypervigilance, we need to make a concerted effort to notice and focus on the positive—and even savor it.

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, November 19, 2018 1:42 AM

Thanks to John Evans.

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When Kids Have Structure for Thinking, Better Learning Emerges | MindShift | KQED News

When Kids Have Structure for Thinking, Better Learning Emerges | MindShift | KQED News | Edu-Vision- Educational Leadership | Scoop.it
By identifying thinking routines for students, teachers can help deepen metacognitive skills that are applicable to all areas of life.

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4 business leaders share how they cut down on meetings

4 business leaders share how they cut down on meetings | Edu-Vision- Educational Leadership | Scoop.it
It’s one of the biggest productivity killers of office life. Learn how to combat that by following one of the methods below.

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Chad Manske's curator insight, June 26, 2018 8:51 PM
Do you or your organization suffer from meetings fatigue? Check these mitigating strategies out!
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Good read
Ruthie2U's curator insight, October 14, 2018 5:41 PM
How much time and costs could you save by eliminating unnecessary meetings!
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How you can support teens who are finishing high school

How you can support teens who are finishing high school | Edu-Vision- Educational Leadership | Scoop.it
Finishing school is a time of massive change. Here's how to support the young person in your life with the transition.

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The School in the Cloud

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The School in the Cloud platform was originally launched at the 2014 TED conference to help accelerate this research by helping educators — be they teachers, parents or community leaders — to run their own SOLEs and to contribute to the global experiment by sharing their experiences with others.

 

'In December 2013, the first School in the Cloud lab — located inside a high school in Killingworth, England — opened its doors to students. Seven more labs have since been opened as part of his wish; five in India, one more in the UK and in New York, USA. The labs aim to provide an environment where a global community of educators can observe the impact of self-organized learning on children from a wide range of educational backgrounds.

The School in the Cloud

"The School in the Cloud platform was originally launched at the 2014 TED conference to help accelerate this research by helping educators — be they teachers, parents or community leaders — to run their own SOLEs and to contribute to the global experiment by sharing their experiences with others.

 

"It is now managed by SOLE Central at Newcastle University, a global hub for SOLE research and practice directed by Sugata Mitra."

 

Jim Lerman's insight:

 

Highly recommended


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, July 18, 2018 12:51 PM

This is a fantastic resource for those wishing to try SOLE with their classes.

MFaculty's curator insight, July 19, 2018 9:08 AM
This is an intriguing platform and opportunity to connect learners and teachers. The potential to foster critical thinking through challenging questions will be the key to innovative discoveries, as well as independent learning gains.