Q&A: Design Thinking and Its Role in Industry and Education | Blog | design mind
From Cardboard Construction to Wearable Tech: Making and Tinkering with Parents and Students | Findings
“This post reports on the Maker sessions run by Dr. Gary Stager at ASB on November 10 and 16, 2013. The report is written by Shanoor Seervai, a freelance journalist.”
How to Offer Praise and Criticism | PDK International
What if the entire Educational community got well versed in Growth Mindset?!
the type of praise adults use with kids can shape their mindsets.
the type of praise adults use with kids can shape their mindsets
This Is What It Looks Like When a Google Manager Gets Feedback – David A. Garvin – Harvard Business Review
Fascinating feedback and performance review example. HT @GrantLichtman and @HollyChesser
Age of Distraction: Why It’s Crucial for Students to Learn to Focus | MindShift
Do we need to teach a concentration curriculum in schools or do we need to transform schools to focus more on work that matters…work that naturally grabs and holds our attentions…work that generates from our curiosities?! [HT @DrTonyWagner]
Ability to concentrate more important for adult success than IQ or SES. Requires that we give kids work worth doing. http://t.co/ewk2aG7eab
The ability to concentrate was the strongest predictor of success.
Seth’s Blog: The moderation glitch
1) “Smart organizations need to build moderation-as-a-goal into every plan they make…. 2) Habits matter. When good habits turn into bad ones, call them out, write them down and if you can, find someone to help you change them.”
Among many other thoughts, this piece (HT @jbrettjacobsen & @ChipHouston1976] made me wonder about a number of things that have become habitual in school life that need re-examining.
[In econ, we called a lot of what Seth is riffing on Diminishing Marginal Utility.]
Clean Up The Way You Communicate – Explore Create Repeat – by 4ormat
“Most creative work is about delivering a message…” The critical importance of clear communication.
Exemplary Teacher Evaluation, Part 1 | Granted, and…
“The purpose of any proper evaluation is legitimate accountability and helpful feedback. Accountability means that we must be both responsible and responsive to feedback against legitimate organizational goals. Humans need to be held accountable because we have blind spots as well as good intentions. So, formal feedback against results is useful for both organization and employee in a healthy system.
Evaluation asks: how are we doing against our obligations? i.e. in schools it means asking: how well are students engaging, learning, and achieving? What have been our personal successes as causers of learning? What (inevitable) improvements are suggested by results to better honor our responsibilities?”
Ask Not What Your Country Can Do For You – President’s Blog
“In this, the very week that the nation remembered President Kennedy, I met with Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. I was joined by our own Jefferson Burnett, who has represented NAIS during four administrations. The secretary was joined by Deputy Secretary Jim Shelton, whom I had worked with in the private sector a decade ago. As the meeting began, Jim asked, “What can we do for you?” I knew my reply, “We’re here to ask what we can do for you.””
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