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Superhero capes

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During the pandemic we donned our superhero capes and finally put computers and Internet access in the hands of our students. Then most of us took our capes off and gave kids digital worksheets. Related Posts. Education in a digital world [VIDEO].

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Pandemic-era control and compliance

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Student cameras are required to be on! We’ve installed monitoring software! We’ve banned backchannels or side channels! During the pandemic, the control / compliance focus of schools remains strong… Image credit: Netflix. No related posts.

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Leadership for Deeper Learning: Excerpt 03

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[To celebrate our upcoming book, Leadership for Deeper Learning , I am publishing an excerpt each day for a week before its release. We interviewed leaders at 30 different ‘deeper learning’ schools around the world in 2019 and 2020.

Books I read in July 2021

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Books I finished reading (or rereading) in July 2021… Pedagogy of the Oppressed , Paulo Freire (education). Raven Black , Ann Cleeves (mystery). The Passenger , Lisa Lutz (thriller). Transformation , Carol Berg (fantasy). Revelation , Carol Berg (fantasy).

White Paper: Enabling digital creativity with Augmented Reality in K12 education

We have conducted 2 research projects on teaching with AR. This research has been conducted with the UiO and the UiS. The resulting white paper is an in-depth look at the state of creative learning through the use of 3D modeling and exploration in AR.

4 great questions about new teacher onboarding

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Here are 4 great questions from my principal licensure students about how we do new teacher onboarding in our schools and districts: Has no one asked new hires what could be done differently to make them feel more welcomed and comfortable?

Leadership for Deeper Learning: Excerpt 07

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[To celebrate our upcoming book, Leadership for Deeper Learning , I am publishing an excerpt each day for a week before its release. We interviewed leaders at 30 different ‘deeper learning’ schools around the world in 2019 and 2020.

Leadership for Deeper Learning: Excerpt 06

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[To celebrate our upcoming book, Leadership for Deeper Learning , I am publishing an excerpt each day for a week before its release. We interviewed leaders at 30 different ‘deeper learning’ schools around the world in 2019 and 2020.

Leadership for Deeper Learning: Excerpt 01

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[To celebrate our upcoming book, Leadership for Deeper Learning , I am publishing an excerpt each day for a week before its release. We interviewed leaders at 30 different ‘deeper learning’ schools around the world in 2019 and 2020.

Leadership for Deeper Learning: Excerpt 05

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[To celebrate our upcoming book, Leadership for Deeper Learning , I am publishing an excerpt each day for a week before its release. We interviewed leaders at 30 different ‘deeper learning’ schools around the world in 2019 and 2020.

2021 Trends in Online Student Demographics

BestColleges.com’s second annual report on online student demographics explores the characteristics of today’s online students and their insights on college decision-making and the online learning experience amid the challenges of COVID-19.

Books I read in August 2021

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Books I finished reading (or rereading) in August 2021… Restoration , Carol Berg (fantasy). The Rose and the Thorn , Michael Sullivan (fantasy). The Death of Dulgath , Michael Sullivan (fantasy). The Disappearance of Winter’s Daughter , Michael Sullivan (fantasy).

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Leadership for Deeper Learning: Excerpt 02

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[To celebrate our upcoming book, Leadership for Deeper Learning , I am publishing an excerpt each day for a week before its release. We interviewed leaders at 30 different ‘deeper learning’ schools around the world in 2019 and 2020.

What I’ve been up to: 5Sigma EduCon scavenger hunt keynote

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[ I’ve been fairly quiet here during the pandemic. However, that doesn’t mean that I haven’t been busy. I thought that I would share a little of what I’ve been doing for the past year… ].

2 hours, up to 200 people, 1 low price

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[Trying something new here…]. The 4 Shifts Protocol is taking off in schools around the world. We’ve got tens of thousands of educators already using it for instructional redesign.

2021 Trends in College Career and Employment Planning

In this second annual report, part of the BestColleges.com research series, 624 business leaders shared how their companies and organizations currently recruit and hire college students from both online and campus-based programs.

Coming soon to a book shop near you…

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Some faculty members are like race horses out of the gate.

Welcome back for the 2020 school year! [a letter from your local superintendent and school board]

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Dear students, educators, and families, Welcome back for the 2020 school year! We are incredibly delighted to have our children and educators back in school again, particularly after such a challenging spring and summer.

Why most schools won’t ‘reinvent’ themselves after the pandemic

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A number of folks have been eagerly encouraging schools to ‘reinvent’ themselves after the pandemic. Here is a smattering of such articles: A time for disruptive innovation in education. COVID-19 as a catalyst for educational change.

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Why Genentech Is Transforming the Employee Experience for Mental Health Leave

Speaker: Deborah Olson, Lead Strategist, Genentech, a member of the Roche Group & Smita Das, MD, PhD, MPH, Medical Director, Lyra Health

Employees with the greatest mental health needs often find themselves navigating a complex disability system. Streamlining their mental health leave and recovery time leads to an overall more productive workforce. In this Lyra webinar, hear how Genentech is changing the employee experience to provide fast access to care for members who are suffering from severe mental health needs.

What I’ve been up to: Silver Lining for Learning

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[ I’ve been fairly quiet here during the pandemic. However, that doesn’t mean that I haven’t been busy. I thought that I would share a little of what I’ve been doing for the past year… ].

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Books I read in May 2021

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Books I finished reading (or rereading) in May 2021… The Power of Place , Tom Vander Ark, Emily Liebtag, & Nate McClennen [education]. Learning by Heart: An Unconventional Education , Tony Wagner [education].

Will schools acknowledge where and how they failed during the pandemic?

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In an article about the Negro Leagues and Major League Baseball , Howard Bryant said: Baseball should have taken the honest road, which would be to carry its stain and leave the tattered, piecemeal records of the various Negro Leagues as a historical reminder of its own destructiveness.

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Teaching and leading for higher student engagement … even during a pandemic (aka How I spent my summer)

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Some schools spent the summer engaged in magical thinking that everyone would be back in person this fall, just like before the pandemic.

3 Templates for Uncomplicating Your Product Management Process

In this workbook, you’ll find a comprehensive set of templates product development and cross-functional teams can adopt to better leverage your existing skills and your data.

Books I read in April 2021

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Books I finished reading (or rereading) in April 2021… The Spy Who Came In From the Cold , John le Carré [thriller]. Masterpieces: The Best Science Fiction of the 20th Century , Orson Scott Card [sci fi]. Hope you’re reading something fun too! Related Posts. Books I read in May 2020.

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The importance of social studies and information literacy

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As someone who grew up in the Washington, D.C. suburbs and whose parents worked for the federal government, today’s events have been… challenging.

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Avoid magical thinking: ‘Design for online’ this fall

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As coronavirus cases continue to increase across the country, numerous school districts are reluctantly announcing that they will be doing ‘remote learning’ again this fall.

Redesigning for Deeper Learning: 10 cohorts for international school educators!

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I am SUPER EXCITED to be offering this professional learning opportunity for international school educators! 5 tracks… 10 cohorts… 28 total sessions. ALL on instructional redesign (or leadership) for deeper learning. Woo hoo!

6 Strategies for Using Actionable Data to Impact Student Success

Educators need effective tools to drive student success. The trend to use actionable, comprehensive data—like attendance, assessments, grades, and more—is an effective way to give teachers the visibility they need to make a difference. Videri gives teachers and administrators access to comprehensive, integrated data so they can easily filter, drill down, and analyze data—to get the information that they really need, when they need it, and improve student outcomes. Download the eBook today!

CHART: School Responses to the COVID-19 Pandemic (Version 01)

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It has been illuminating to listen to school leaders share how their systems are responding to the needs of their students, staff, and communities during the global pandemic.

Command and control versus key principles and autonomy

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In Leadership and the New Science , Margaret Wheatley noted: Scientists now describe how order and form are created not by complex controls, but by the presence of a few guiding formulas or principles repeating back on themselves through the exercise of individual freedom.

How much time are we already wasting?

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In one of my favorite sections of The Passionate Learner , Robert Fried says: If we are to act boldly on behalf of passionate learners, we will have to stop wasting so much time in school. Most teachers and students waste 50 percent or more of their time in school. I say this with no disrespect.

Women in school leadership: A few awesome initiatives

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There is some incredible work happening right now related to women in P-12 educational leadership. Below are four initiatives that have caught my attention over the past few months… Women Who Lead.

The SaaS Guide to Conversion Rate Optimization

Every SaaS business has a strategic responsibility to improve Conversion Rate Optimization across their product or site. Learn 7 detailed steps to infuse data into your process, surface customer drop-off points, and generate ideas to drive conversion.