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Project Innovation :: Methods & Skills

SIDEWAYS LEARNING<p>Sideways learning is also known as lateral learning, horizontal learning, and peer-to-peer learning. It encompasses several …

Project Innovation :: Developing An Innovation Mindset

DEVELOPING AN INNOVATION MINDSET<p>New techniques do not always change conditions. In fact, new strategies always have the potential to reaffirm …

The Five Personalities of Innovators: Which One Are You?

Whenever I try to conjure up what innovation looks like, the same slideshow of images clicks across my mind: that photo of Einstein with his tongue sticking out, Edison with his light bulb, Steve Jobs onstage in his black turtleneck, introducing the latest iThing. Unoriginal and overdone, to be …

Eight Key Personality Types For Innovation Teams

Bell Labs is historically one of the most productive R&D labs in history. A large number of the technologies we use today were invented there. Bell Labs scientists invented the facsimile machine, the first long-distance television transmission, the first binary digital computer, the transistor, the …

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Genius Hour Resources

<i>Genius Hour is a time given during the school day to allow students to follow their passions and learn about topics that interest them. My gifted</i> …

What is Genius Hour? - Genius Hour

Genius hour is a movement that allows students to explore their own passions and encourages creativity in the classroom. It provides students a …

The perils of “Growth Mindset” education: Why we’re trying to fix our kids when we should be fixing the system

<b>(AP/Jose F. Moreno)</b><p>How a promising but oversimplified idea caught fire, then got coopted by conservative ideology<p>Alfie Kohn<p>August 16, 2015 9:59am (UTC)<p>One of the most popular ideas in education these days can be summarized in a single sentence (a fact that may help to account for its …

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Searching For The Next Wave Of Education Innovation

I’m going to come right out and say it: few areas have been as hopeful and as disappointing as innovation in education.<p>Education is probably the single most important function in our society today, yet it remains one of the least understood, despite incredible levels of investment from venture …

Innovation

What Is Disruptive Innovation?

The theory of disruptive innovation, introduced in these pages in 1995, has proved to be a powerful way of thinking about innovation-driven growth. Many leaders of small, entrepreneurial companies praise it as their guiding star; so do many executives at large, well-established organizations, …

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The secret to evaluating teachers: Let other teachers do it

<b>To the editor:</b> In order to evaluate any professional (doctor, lawyer, teacher, librarian and so on), other experienced and skilled professionals must be involved in the process. ("Less test-iness over L.A. teacher evaluations," June 13)<p>If administrators or legislators are truly interested in …

20 Tips to Help De-escalate Interactions With Anxious or Defiant Students

Students’ behavior is a form of communication and when it’s negative it almost always stems from an underlying cause. There are many reasons kids …

Three Video Games That Teach Programming Through Play

More recently, there's been a few games that up the ante of authentic code-based learning -- games that peel back the façade and allow players to …

Hitting The ELL Jackpot With Ed Week’s New Special Report

Today, Education Week released a special report on teaching English Language Learners that is a must-read for anybody interested in ELLs, and it will …

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How One Teacher Changed for the Good of Her Students

I don’t blame the students. The system of school has taught them to feel this way. How dare I say this? Because I was that system. I think about math …

7 Qualities That Promote Teacher Leadership in Schools

There’s a growing consensus among students, parents, teachers and education leaders that the current education system isn’t appropriately preparing …

How to Turn on the Part of Your Brain That Controls Motivation

We know we should put the cigarettes away or make use of that gym membership, but in the moment, we just don’t do it. There is a cluster of neurons …

What it means to be 2E

From left: Yasha Broderick (12) and Yale Richardson (13) enjoy time with Smokey, a silver Labrador Retriever at The Jones-Gordon School in …

Growth Mindset: How to Normalize Mistake Making and Struggle in Class

Carol Dweck’s research on growth mindset has become essential knowledge in education circles. The Stanford psychologist found that children who …

Rethinking Data: How to Create a Holistic View of Students

<i>The excerpt below is from “Hacking Education: 10 Quick Fixes For Every School,” by Mark Barnes and Jennifer Gonzalez. The following is from the</i> …

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The Key to Boosting English Learners’ Language Skills? Challenging Content

The English language learner population in the United States is growing quickly, posing a challenge for cash-strapped schools struggling to balance …

What Motivates A Student’s Interest in Reading and Writing

Educator Larry Ferlazzo details how to make reading and writing relevant to students lives in order to motivate them.<br>[[ This is a content summary …

How To Weave Growth Mindset Into School Culture

Adilene Rodriguez admits she has always struggled with academics. Especially in middle school she hated getting up early, found her classes boring …

Use QuickTime to record screen of your iPhone or iPad running iOS 8

iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite brings a really useful feature that allows you to record the screen of your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. It is a native …

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First 5 Days of School for Educators

Setting the Stage for Engaged Global Learning<p>November Learning believes there exists a significant opportunity in the First 5 Days of School to set …