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The Seven Steps to Becoming a 21st Century School or District

The Seven Steps to Becoming a 21st Century School or District
Last summer, as I was winding down my eight years as president of the Partnership for 21st Century Skills, I went around the country and met with 30 superintendents, asking them, "What can I do to support your efforts to implement 21st century education in your district?" Together we came up with the idea of creating a professional learning community (PLC) of education leaders committed to 21st century education. A team of us liked the idea so much that earlier this year we launched EdLeader21, a community of education leaders committed to building critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and creativity into their educational system. Seven-Part Blog Series One of the major ways we are organizing the work of the PLC is a framework we created, "7 Steps for Becoming a 21st Century School or District." A Streamlined Framework Over the years we found some people had a hard time getting their heads around the framework. The 4C's are: What Are the "7 Steps"? Step 1: Adopt Your Vision

Radio Ink Magazine The talent obsessed are companies like GE, IBM, and Procter and Gamble who really know their people: what strengths they have, what they value as an individual, their personalities, and what drove them to their achievements. Their obsession in understanding and developing their people has brought their organizations a higher level of success than many of their competitors. Many of you reading this are thinking, “I don’t have the resources that an IBM has”. ”How can our company manage our talent like a Fortune 500 company?” The answer is by focusing on the important and not the urgent and taking a longer term view of your company’s human capital resources. Here are four steps to starting on the road to becoming talent obsessed: 1. 2. 3. 4. Once you have gained enough knowledge of the employee’s core skills and strengths, start looking at your organization’s needs in the next 12-18 months. To become talent obsessed, the focus needs to come from the top. Add a Comment | View All Comments

A Breakthrough in Social and Emotional Learning Teacher: The swine-flu snake greeting. Morning. Morning. Morning. Morning. Narrator: At Carrithers Middle School, the day begins with goofy games, which are often followed by serious discussions. Teacher: We've been discussing bullying all week long. Narrator: The 20 minutes spent in this daily morning meeting is a critical component of Jefferson County, Kentucky's, district-wide Care for Kids initiative, which seeks to build positive, caring learning communities. Sheldon: There's a pretty complex puzzle that we have to put together to have a successful school, but a foundational element of that puzzle is the culture and climate of that school, and when students feel safe. Teacher: Hello, sweet girl. Sheldon: When they feel that culture and climate supports that, when they feel cared about not only by the adults in the school… Teacher: Got that? Sheldon: …but by other students in the school, they can do their best. Deirdre: Good morning, Storm. Storm: Good morning, Deirdre. Jasmine: Thank you.

How To Create A Business Where The Truth Is Heard Now, you might be wondering, "How do you motivate people with brutal facts? Doesn't motivation flow chiefly from a compelling vision?" The answer, surprisingly, is "No." Not because vision is unimportant, but because expending energy trying to motivate people is largely a waste of time. One of the dominant themes that runs throughout this book is that if you successfully implement its findings, you will not need to spend time and energy "motivating" people. How do you create a climate where the truth is heard? 1. In 1973, one year after he assumed CEO responsibility from his father, Alan Wurtzel's company stood at the brink of bankruptcy, dangerously close to violation of its loan agreements. When Alan Wurtzel started the long traverse from near bankruptcy to these stellar results, he began with a remarkable answer to the question of where to take the company: I don't know. He used the same approach with his executive team, constantly pushing and probing and prodding with questions.

Redes - La adolescencia nos hizo humanos, Redes Presentado por: Eduard Punset Dirigido por: Eduard Punset El economista Eduard Punset presenta este espacio de divulgación científica. El contenido del programa abarca la medicina, la química, las Tecnologías de la Información y la Comunicación y todas aquellas disciplinas que puedan englobarse bajo el paradigma de la ciencia. Según el propio Eduard Punset "REDES nació en Madrid, y durante la primera temporada contábamos en el plató con la presencia de famosos artistas o empresarios acompañados de científicos. Aportaba dinamismo, pero nos dimos cuenta de que debíamos profundizar en el conocimiento científico si queríamos que los propios científicos se dieran cuenta de que sus investigaciones también importaban en la vida cotidiana de la gente, y que la gente descubriera hasta qué punto la utilización del método científico en lugar del dogmatismo iba a transformar sus vidas. El blog de Eduard Punset:

The Resourceful School:Favorite Freebies December 2011/January 2012 | Volume 69 | Number 4 The Resourceful School Pages 84-85 The International Children's Digital Library is an amazing open-access resource with hundreds of digital books in dozens of different languages. Educators can use it to give children access to a rich library of culturally diverse books in a fun digital format. It also enables English language learners to access books in their native language as well as read books in English with protagonists from their heritage. —J-Lynn Van Pelt, director, E.L. Teaching Channel contains videos showcasing many practical, specific ideas and tips for pedagogy organized by age level, subject area, and topic. —Nick Romagnolo, professional development, Agile Mind The Read Write Think website sponsored by the International Reading Association and the National Council of Teachers of English contains lesson plans and interactive tools that can be used in any content area that involves writing. Blogs, definitely! —Steve J.

MestresClass — Bones pràctiques educatives i vídeos temàtics per a l'ensenyament-aprenentatge How to Manage Group Projects - Organizing Your Social Sciences Research Paper I. Getting Started To ensure that your group gets off to a good start it may be beneficial to: Take time for all members to introduce themselves, including name, background, specific strengths.Nominate or vote to have someone act as the group leader, either for that project meeting or for the group of the project.Exchange names and contact details, including email addresses and cell phone numbers. II. After you and the other members of the group begin to understand the task they need to undertake, take time to make sure everyone understands what it is they will need to achieve. What the assignment is to ensure that everyone has the same understanding; develop a shared understanding of the overall assignment by brainstorming.Note when the assignment is due (or when each part is due) to ensure everyone is on the same schedule.Discuss specifically how you are going to meet the requirements of the assignment? III. IV. V. VI. Collaborative Learning/Learning with Peers.