Independent Study into School Leadership
In November 2005, the School Teachers' Review Body (STRB) published its Fifteenth Report in which it recommended an independent study to examine the roles, responsibilities, structures and reward systems for school leaders in England and Wales. Following the report, the DfES commissioned PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP in April 2006 to undertake an independent research study on school leadership. The main aims of the study were to provide a comprehensive and independent account of existing, emerging and potential models of school headship and the wider leadership team that are effective in raising standards for all pupils. The study was based on an intensive programme of quantitative and qualitative research involving the following key elements: An extensive review of existing academic and policy literature on leadership in education, both nationally and internationally; and Qualitative research in 50 schools throughout England and Wales.
Multiple Intelligences by Dr. Thomas Armstrong
Multiple Intelligences The theory of multiple intelligences was developed in 1983 by Dr. Howard Gardner, professor of education at Harvard University.
Gardner's Multiple Intelligences
Howard Gardner of Harvard has identified seven distinct intelligences. This theory has emerged from recent cognitive research and "documents the extent to which students possess different kinds of minds and therefore learn, remember, perform, and understand in different ways," according to Gardner (1991). According to this theory, "we are all able to know the world through language, logical-mathematical analysis, spatial representation, musical thinking, the use of the body to solve problems or to make things, an understanding of other individuals, and an understanding of ourselves.
School of Education at Johns Hopkins University-News from the Neurosciences: Recommended Reading
Brain-Based Learning and Research BibliographySteve Krasner How People Learn: Brain, Mind, Experience, and School Committee on Developments in the Science of Learningby John D. Bransford, Ann L.
Choice Point: Align Your Purpose - A Documentary Film by Harry Massey
Choice Point was born of a passion and a vision of a better world through a collective humanity. It is a feature-length documentary film which probes the issues of transformational change and how when one person transforms his or her own life, that person can contribute in a positive way to the shaping of the world. And now, for the first time, we are opening up the opportunity for like-minded people to share in our vision, support the film and get their hand on money-can't-buy rewards! The world is facing multiple “choice points” at this moment in history: individuals are making choices to change their nations, nature is giving us a wake-up call, economies are struggling, and for many of us the future looks uncertain. Yet people are also rallying to make choices and to have a voice, awakening from their apathy of previous decades.
Multipotentiality: multiple talents, multiple challenges
One of the myths of highly talented people is they can choose whatever personal and career paths they want, and realize their abilities without hindrance. It doesn’t exactly work that easily. In her Unwrapping the Gifted post “ Multipotentiality ,” K-12 gifted education specialist Tamara Fisher quotes Bryant (a pseudonym), a graduating senior who lists his possible future careers as “applied psychologist, scientific psychologist, college teacher, philosophy, mathematics, architect, engineer.” He says, “I find it difficult to choose between careers because I fear how large the choice is. Having many options available is pleasant, but to determine what I will do for many years to come is scary.”
Big Thinkers: Howard Gardner on Multiple Intelligences
Howard Gardner: We have schools because we hope that someday when children have left schools that they will still be able to use what it is that they've learned. And there is now a massive amount of evidence from all realms of science that unless individuals take a very active role in what it is that they're studying, unless they learn to ask questions, to do things hands-on, to essentially recreate things in their own mind and then transform them as is needed, the ideas just disappear. The student may have a good grade on the exam.
8 Ways to Use Music in the Language Arts Classroom
One doesn't need Bach in the background to qualify as having used music. There are many ways to trigger the benefits of music in, say, a Language Arts class, that doesn't require too much knowledge of music in general. Why Use Music?
Deep and Surface learning
It is important to clarify what they are not. Although learners may be classified as “deep” or “surface”, they are not attributes of individuals: one person may use both approaches at different times, although she or he may have a preference for one or the other. They correlate fairly closely with motivation: “deep” with intrinsic motivation and “surface” with extrinsic, but they are not necessarily the same thing. Either approach can be adopted by a person with either motivation. There is a third form, known as the “Achieving” or strategic approach, which can be summarised as a very well-organised form of Surface approach, and in which the motivation is to get good marks.
Emotional Intelligence Test
This is an interactive version of the Personality-Based Emotional Intelligence Test. Introduction: The term Emotional Intelligence has been given many specific definitions since it gained popularity in the 1980s, but has is generally taken as theorized aspects of intelligence that that are not general intelligence but instead specific to people, such as understanding other peoples perspectives. The idea of EI has been very popular, although a persistent problem of the field is that no one is really sure how to measure EI.
Wire Side Chats: How Can Teachers Develop Students' Motivation
What can teachers do to help develop students who will face challenges rather than be overwhelmed by them? Why is it that many students seem to fall apart when they get to junior high or middle school? Can the "gifted" label do more harm than good?
School of Education at Johns Hopkins University-News from the NeuroSciences; Articles
12 Brain/Mind Learning Principles in Action – One Author's Personal JourneyRenate CaineEducation professor introduces her twelve organizing principles for how the brain/mind learns and how to use that information to enhance student learning. Brain Science and EducationNoboru KobayshiDirector of Child Research Net discusses implications of brain research for education and reports on a recent conference on that topic in Japan. What is "The Art of Changing the Brain?"James E.