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Below are the tweets that caught my eye this past week. Scroll through and have a look!     Effective leaders expect more from themselves than they expect from others.— Dan Rockwell (@Leadershipfreak) May 18, 2015 If you're grading papers at home, then you're doing it wrong... via @DitchThatTxtbk #edchat pic.twitter.com/KxiLEn4SFs— Dr. Justin Tarte (@justintarte) May 18, 2015 Morning! Be brave and walk through the door way... Amazing adventures in learning await! pic.twitter.com/x45y5OAOUf— Mark Anderson (@ICTEvangelist) May 19, 2015 Little stuff becomes big stuff. Little things lead to big things.— Dan Rockwell (@Leadershipfreak) May 19, 2015 Creating A Fire For Inquiry Starts At The Beginning http://t.co/FeBRwKDXtD pic.twitter.com/dleBjxf6no— TeachThought (@TeachThought) May 20, 2015 Great foldable to make, Math vocabulary for all students #TVDSBMath pic.twitter.com/ezzdsBrZHH via @ONTSpecialNeeds— Minakshi Patel (@1925MP) May 21, 2015 Hearing 'let's go to the computer lab' and 'today is technology day' are two phrases you don't want to...
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Below are the tweets that caught my eye this past week. Scroll through and have a look!     The person who doesn’t have something to do after the meeting, shouldn’t have attended the meeting. — Dan Rockwell (@Leadershipfreak) May 11, 2015 If your goal is to please everyone, then you will inadvertently end up upsetting more than you please. Do what's right & don't worry. — Dr. Justin Tarte (@justintarte) May 11, 2015 Grades. pic.twitter.com/RkQCbMgxik — MichaelSmithSupt (@principalspage) May 12, 2015 It's that simple... pic.twitter.com/h1CJ0hiwQG — Dr. Justin Tarte (@justintarte) May 12, 2015 THE UNSAFE CHILD: Less Outdoor Play is Causing More Harm than Good | Children & Nature Network http://t.co/JLEAHnj4Rk — Joanna Dubitsky (@DubitskyJ) May 13, 2015 The idea that teachers should teach & students should listen presumes that teachers know more than their students... is this always true? — Dr. Justin Tarte (@justintarte) May 13, 2015 A...
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Below are the tweets that caught my eye this past week. Scroll through and have a look!     Teaching children to memorise information prepares them for testing. Teaching children to think prepares them for life.— Garfield Gini-Newman (@ggininewman) May 1, 2015 pic.twitter.com/x3SKKlb3Nu— Ann Marie Luce (@turnmeluce) May 4, 2015 Happy Star Wars Day! pic.twitter.com/hxtZjmaBcg— Brandon Grasley (@bgrasley) May 4, 2015 Great student artwork on display at Mitchell Hepburn for #EducationWeek #TVDSB #onted pic.twitter.com/0mt2qhWu2B— David Carruthers (@pluggedportable) May 5, 2015 Putting people before culture and structure is akin to placing the burger and condiments on the outside of the bun.— Dan Pontefract (@dpontefract) May 6, 2015 “Try not to become a man of success. Rather become a man of value.” - Albert Einstein— Angela Maiers (@AngelaMaiers) May 7, 2015 Successful leaders show more enthusiasm for what others are doing than they show for what they are doing.— Dan Rockwell (@Leadershipfreak)...
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  Below are the tweets that caught my eye this past week. Scroll through and have a look!     The first rule of school administration: #edadmin #cpchat #suptchat pic.twitter.com/XVR1zfju9Z— Jay Eitner (@iSuperEit) April 26, 2015 What does your PD look like? #suptchat #edleaders pic.twitter.com/LoobFN9KIf— Travis Jordan (@Supt_Jordan) April 26, 2015 I've learned through my career to deal with "senioritis" this time of year, but I have little patience for "teacheritis." #eduality— Blunt Educator (@BluntEducator) April 27, 2015 Today’s footprint is tomorrow’s legacy.— Dan Rockwell (@Leadershipfreak) April 27, 2015 Yes, kids love technology, but they also love Lego, scented markers, books and mud puddles. It’s all about balance. pic.twitter.com/jm6GZdn9lC— Brian Aspinall (@mraspinall) April 27, 2015 10 things incompetent leaders keep saying: **Top Post of April** http://t.co/NOrzrMuiIT pic.twitter.com/XSBTT6ZhkT— Dan Rockwell (@Leadershipfreak) April 28, 2015 pic.twitter.com/BzLOOXLzz2— Ann Marie Luce (@turnmeluce) April 28, 2015 Anamorphic and Geometric Projections http://t.co/JPfYQd9mZt #yrdsbmath #yrdsbarts pic.twitter.com/aMUpzXomdS— royan...
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Below are the tweets that caught my eye this past week. Scroll through and have a look!     Give authority to those who accept personal accountability, no one else.— Dan Rockwell (@Leadershipfreak) April 20, 2015 It’s #EarthWeek2015! What are you doing at home to help reduce your ecological footprint? pic.twitter.com/wPXa3R3nRG— Thames Valley DSB (@TVDSB) April 20, 2015 Humble leaders gain influence because they know, understand, appreciate, and elevate others. http://t.co/iyC3K9Rh2Q— Dan Rockwell (@Leadershipfreak) April 21, 2015 Planning and storyboarding videos. Hearing great discussions and collaboration #middleschoolsurvivalguide pic.twitter.com/JAJvn7XONY— Sabrina Tyrer (@SabrinaTyrer) April 21, 2015 My job as a Superintendent: hire the best, get people what they need, & get out of the way. #suptchat #leadership pic.twitter.com/qFkkdTiXJS— Jay Eitner (@iSuperEit) April 22, 2015 pic.twitter.com/jihUE7SU50— Ann Marie Luce (@turnmeluce) April 22, 2015 When you talk, you are only repeating what you already know; ...... Dalai Lama pic.twitter.com/kCWgbNeNQa— Roy Bennett (@InspiringThinkn) April 22,...
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  Below are tweets that caught my eye this past week. Scroll through and have a look!     Kids take risks when teachers take risks. Teachers take risks when school leaders take risks... #edchat pic.twitter.com/LfN64djpbi— Dr. Justin Tarte (@justintarte) April 12, 2015 “A mind is like a parachute. It doesn't work if it is not open” - Frank Zappa.— Books Here (@ReadingBookPost) April 13, 2015 The immature create drama. Everything is a crisis to the immature.— Dan Rockwell (@Leadershipfreak) April 13, 2015 Today's Purposeful Practice: Adapting- In order to thrive, educators must have the ability to bend and amend.— PurposefulPrincipals (@PPrincipals) April 15, 2015 “You have power over your mind - not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.” ― Marcus Aurelius— Joya Martin (@joyalabelle) April 15, 2015 Gr1 Ss @byronsouthwood inspired by London's very own Greg Curnoe @MuseumLondon #tvdsb #LdnOnt pic.twitter.com/RsGnp4gqOe— LisaK (@LKarts) April 15, 2015...
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  Below are tweets that caught my eye this past week. Scroll through and have a look!     As in US, no benefit to attending a private (vs. public) schl in Canada once you control for SES & peer effects: http://t.co/fEldY8KOw7— Alfie Kohn (@alfiekohn) April 6, 2015 "The culture of any organization is shaped by the worst behavior the leader is willing to tolerate." - @toddwhitaker #LeadAuthentically— Aaronde Creighton (@onlyoneaaronde) April 6, 2015 1st shot at green screen "Where Am I?". Loved the variety of strategies used & how S's taught some great search tips! pic.twitter.com/YZPdbnwuwA— Ryan Matthews (@tvdsbmatthews) April 7, 2015 The most important word in #leadership is 'we.'— Dr. Justin Tarte (@justintarte) April 8, 2015 We look forward to taking a deeper look today at the role of the principal as the instructional leader in mathematics education. #MathLshp— Ont Princ Council (@OPCouncil) April 8, 2015 Successful leaders...
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  Below are the tweets that caught my eye this past week. Scroll through and have a look!     29 more grade 5 students added to #tvdsb GAFE this morning at Mitchell Hepburn. @MH_Mustangs @DavidFifeVP #gafe pic.twitter.com/2UfEOjdAJG— David Carruthers (@pluggedportable) March 30, 2015 “RT@10MillionMiler: Good Leaders Develop Ideas...The Best Leaders Develop New #Leaders" #quote #leadership pic.twitter.com/arnT1DqYlA” #TVDSB— Marion Moynihan (@MarionMoynihan) March 30, 2015 Do you know why organizations become toxic? http://t.co/kkcGlB0qqh ! pic.twitter.com/j2A6VT5esI— Dan Rockwell (@Leadershipfreak) March 31, 2015 Give an educator a PD day & you teach him for a day. Show an educator Twitter & you support him for a lifetime. pic.twitter.com/naky8LIgKI— Dr. Justin Tarte (@justintarte) March 31, 2015 21 things every 21st century educator should be able to do: via @sjunkins #edchat pic.twitter.com/spig4hAiHD— Dr. Justin Tarte (@justintarte) April 2, 2015 95% of reading comprehension success is based on vocabulary recognition... wow.— Amber Teamann (@8Amber8) April 2,...
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  Below ar the tweets that caught my eye this past week. Scroll through and have a look!     Leadership is about service via @Principal_EL #ASCD15 pic.twitter.com/PmawGPLKB1— Beth Houf (@BethHouf) March 23, 2015 This just in! Raspberry Pi 2. The perfect start to another week. #lkdsb #csk8 pic.twitter.com/QbDjcSqUmC— Brian Aspinall (@mraspinall) March 23, 2015 Today's Words of Wisdom: "Your mind will answer most questions if you learn to relax and wait for the answer."- William Burroughs— PurposefulPrincipals (@PPrincipals) March 24, 2015 Learning For Life Versus Learning For Grades, College, or Career http://t.co/mooMBeTLyn #edtech— Kali Root (@mskiwifruit) March 24, 2015 NOPE, I REGRET NOTHING;-) pic.twitter.com/fGnzbtKJTg— Beverly Simcic (@BeverlySimcic) March 25, 2015 If we want a grade to reflect what a kid actually knows, then these things should not be included in a grade. #edchat pic.twitter.com/KTlmYAbtFz— Dr. Justin Tarte (@justintarte) March 25, 2015 Thank you for the reminder @amightygirl We all...
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  Below are the tweets that caught my eye this past week. Scroll through and have a look!     The instruction in your class today has the potential to change a student's life. Just make sure it's a positive change. #eduality— Blunt Educator (@BluntEducator) March 18, 2015 The goal is not to question every assumption…it is to make sure that no assumption is beyond being questioned.— David Culberhouse (@DCulberhouse) March 18, 2015 #dailytips - Read aloud to your child, especially a child who is discouraged by his or her own poor reading skills.— The Reading Network (@ReadingNetwork) March 18, 2015 Excuses are downward pivot points that limit potential.— Dan Rockwell (@Leadershipfreak) March 19, 2015 Thoughts administrators have after seeing a bad lesson... http://t.co/SOHc26Bhhk pic.twitter.com/9kvvWRclsY— Blunt Educator (@BluntEducator) March 20, 2015 "The value of an idea lies in the using of it." - Thomas Edison— Angela Maiers (@AngelaMaiers) March 20,...
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  Below are the tweets that caught my eye this past week. Scroll through and have a look!     Canva for Education - http://t.co/t3prJinnVM— Doug Peterson (@dougpete) March 8, 2015 We've all attended some bad PD sessions, but that doesn't mean we should automatically assume the next one will be bad as well. #eduality— Blunt Educator (@BluntEducator) March 8, 2015 5 Attributes in Math: relating it to what 'A Good Math Thinker Says' creative idea shared by @lemieux_kris #tvdsbmath pic.twitter.com/G4tpFd14WY— Minakshi Patel (@1925MP) March 9, 2015 Effective feedback occurs during the learning, while there is still time to act on it... #edchat pic.twitter.com/qVmvGgRbEB— Dr. Justin Tarte (@justintarte) March 10, 2015 "8 Characteristics of the Innovator's Mindset (visual) adapted from http://t.co/tLy7gumM5q pic.twitter.com/U0rONkJgqM” #tvinnovators— Marion Moynihan (@MarionMoynihan) March 12, 2015 Sometimes we have to help others imagine what they aren't yet able to see... pic.twitter.com/HRLtmtTKxK— Dr. Justin Tarte (@justintarte) March 12,...
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  Below are the tweets that caught my eye this past week. Scroll through and have a look!   A Useful Framework For Transparency In Education http://t.co/fRweGVzwfO pic.twitter.com/cTDWUKg2Bg— TeachThought (@TeachThought) March 2, 2015 Sometimes when I walk by the principal's office and he's staring at the computer, I wonder if he's engaged in a tough bidding war on eBay.— Blunt Educator (@BluntEducator) March 2, 2015 One More http://t.co/vBa3pACVrS | An online library helping pre-readers and early readers learn to read. http://t.co/zqpYd9iW3d— Doug Peterson (@dougpete) March 2, 2015 We can provide every student & every teacher a device, but if we teach the way we've always taught, then nothing will change. #edchat— Dr. Justin Tarte (@justintarte) March 3, 2015 It's time we reconsider giving out group grades... #edchat pic.twitter.com/GaCDlMSO5X— Dr. Justin Tarte (@justintarte) March 3, 2015 They must know we care. we also have to have high expectations and instill the...
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  Below are the tweets that caught my eye this past week. Scroll through and have a look!     Teams are more about the people in the chairs than the project on the table. #Leadership #Teams— Dan Rockwell (@Leadershipfreak) February 15, 2015 What conditions do you create in your classroom or school for students to be at the center of learning? pic.twitter.com/aQuZc4g7vz— Ann Marie Luce (@turnmeluce) February 17, 2015 You go Michael J. Fox! #tvdsb pic.twitter.com/lZCcqRGkbl— Jake Skinner (@JakeskinnerPhDc) February 17, 2015 Mindfulness Exercises Improve Kids’ Math Scores http://t.co/GPz5AfNQTX— Doug Peterson (@dougpete) February 20, 2015 The importance of reading at least 20 minutes each day #journeystvdsb pic.twitter.com/eaawGYkHfc— Sue Bruyns (@sbruyns) February 20, 2015 How most people feel about #change... pic.twitter.com/rukOqteQdy— Dr. Justin Tarte (@justintarte) February 21, 2015 Note to politicians: Going to school doesn't make you an education expert any more than getting a drivers license makes you a...
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  Below are the tweets that caught my eye this past week. Scroll through and check them out!     Our best thinking is not driven by answers but by questions... #edcampstl pic.twitter.com/WnZKwKUliq #Satchat #edchat #edtech #sunchat”— Gayle Nixon, MBA (@GayleNixon_) February 8, 2015 Asking the wrong questions will ultimately lead to the wrong solutions…— David Culberhouse (@DCulberhouse) February 8, 2015 Think of a time you were challenged as a leader. How did you know the risk was worth the reward? pic.twitter.com/Ba09Uf4gjd— Ann Marie Luce (@turnmeluce) February 9, 2015 Today's effective leaders aren't those who try to control the turbulence and chaos of change…but learn to channel it's momentum positively.— David Culberhouse (@DCulberhouse) February 9, 2015 Recess Without Rules: http://t.co/geElYSTvLw #edchat #elemchat— Dr. Justin Tarte (@justintarte) February 9, 2015 It's all about the.....content! #edtech #pete2015 #techituptues @i2Learn @GwynethJones @TechChef4u @ShakeUpLearning pic.twitter.com/t05VcaDmu5— Jamie Forshey (@edutech20) February 10, 2015 The difference between...
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  Below are the tweets that caught my eye this past week. Scroll through and have a look!     What's something you are going to change because of new learning? #growthmindset pic.twitter.com/1Io8o1LGRa— Ann Marie Luce (@turnmeluce) February 3, 2015 RT @JasonElsom: Why I tweet (as a teacher). pic.twitter.com/5aYMbFiPvd #Edtech #peel21st— Education Paragon (@DavidSpencerEdu) February 3, 2015 Talk WITH disconnected students, LISTEN to what is said but more importantly what is NOT said #studentsmatter pic.twitter.com/9H8VQIxHK9— Charity Stephens (@differNtiated4u) February 3, 2015 What messages are you giving to your students about success? #growthmindset pic.twitter.com/zIn1SNzj9K— Ann Marie Luce (@turnmeluce) February 4, 2015 You can be teacher A today... or you can be teacher B today. #MakeADifference pic.twitter.com/eJDQ2UXrIO— Dr. Justin Tarte (@justintarte) February 4, 2015 @DavidFifeVP rockin' it on our morning announcements! @sbruyns #tvdsb pic.twitter.com/ZMieHYm3JT— David Carruthers (@pluggedportable) February 5, 2015 #1 complaint from teachers is "I don't have enough time" flipped pd...
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  If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader John Quincy Adams   I first came across the term Lead Learner in 2013 at EdCamp Leadership in New Jersey. At first I thought that it was a unique way to demonstrate that the leader in the building was also a learner. For me, this is an important message. The leader is also a learner, a life-long learner. I didn't really think much more about it other than I wasn't sure if I could give myself that title if I ever became a principal. Then two recent blog posts pushed my thinking about the title lead learner. Pernille Ripp (@pernilleripp) wrote a very insightful post describing what the term Lead Learner means to her. You can read the entire post here. While she understands the meaning behind the title she...
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  Below are the tweets that caught my eye this past week. Scroll through and have a look!   Working with system leaders in TVDSB #tvleaders Give us a shout out!— David Fife (@DavidFifeVP) January 12, 2015 Things A Teacher Should Never Ask A Student To Do http://t.co/opbD9HgGGi #teaching pic.twitter.com/31iEEHuN3C— TeachThought (@TeachThought) January 12, 2015 Book questions versus brain questions #journeystvdsb if u ask book questions, kids read 4 those answers. Ask brain Q! pic.twitter.com/Usj11SpdWh— Mrs. Zeisner (@PrincipalZed) January 12, 2015 A Video Tour of @edmettle https://t.co/8ekbSY7klV Pls RT & Share @DavidFifeVP @pluggedportable @sbruyns @LisaStryker— Brian Aspinall (@mraspinall) January 13, 2015 Overhearing great discussions about their PSAs #middleschoolsurvivalguide #tvdsb pic.twitter.com/n3hyQA76pc— Sabrina Tyrer (@SabrinaTyrer) January 13, 2015 "Team success leads to individual success. Team first." - Jon Gordon— MichaelSmithSupt (@principalspage) January 14, 2015 Don't be afraid to be open-minded. Your brain isn't going to fall out... pic.twitter.com/BuO4IFtnmq— Dr. Justin Tarte (@justintarte)...
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"Losers live in the past. Winners learn from the past and enjoy working in the present toward the future" ~ Dennis Waitley   I've been asked many times what my philosophy of education is, by people in education and those outside. During one of my Principal qualification courses I was asked to write my philosophy of education and defend it to the group and the instructor. As a piece of writing it was fine. It was honest and thoughtful but nothing spectacular that would get me published in a leading educational journal or magazine. But as I entered my sixth year as a vice principal I began to really pay attention to the subtle nuances that are the centre of every educator - the students. It's not that I didn't recognize the differences in how students learned before now, but something really changed in my philosophy of education, more specifically...
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  Below are the tweets that caught my this past week. Scroll through and have a look!     @directorelliott is encouraging students to "Bring Your Own Devices" to school. http://t.co/7pqKyoYK2L pic.twitter.com/tib4MhvpLR— Thames Valley DSB (@TVDSB) January 6, 2015 “If you wait for opportunities to occur, you will be one of the crowd.” #quote Edward de Bono #opportunity— Dan Rockwell (@Leadershipfreak) January 6, 2015 Homework sucks: The case against homework http://t.co/RlL32EisNI— Derek McCoy (@mccoyderek) January 6, 2015 A great article on collaborative workspaces and how they are being used around TVDSB. http://t.co/26kJcuTvQn pic.twitter.com/FUIfB9QH2V— Thames Valley DSB (@TVDSB) January 7, 2015 If you're pushing people, you haven't tapped their inner engine. http://t.co/PiLAMHld2Y ! pic.twitter.com/ZbDmWrTVfQ— Dan Rockwell (@Leadershipfreak) January 8, 2015 You have the ability to make a difference in another's person life, everyday! Never take that gift for granted ! pic.twitter.com/7fwniCh1lV— Sue Bruyns (@sbruyns) January 10, 2015 One big problem in...
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  Below are the tweets that caught my eye this past week. Scroll through and have a look!   Extend respect don't seek it. #leadership #personaldevelopment— Dan Rockwell (@Leadershipfreak) December 8, 2014 Teachers learning from teachers...powerful! Job embedded learning in action! pic.twitter.com/Y1cKpbElM6— Bethany Hill (@bethhill2829) December 9, 2014 Motivation highest when students know what they need to do, feel confident, have choice and get feedback#learningfwd14— Sharon Douglas (@SDouglas16) December 9, 2014 If students are going to survive in this world they need collaborative problem-solving. #learningfwd14— Ann Marie Luce (@turnmeluce) December 9, 2014 Same could be said at ALL grade levels. Learn by playing. School should be fun. pic.twitter.com/cRJ6CzOrRL— Tim Johnson (@Supt_Johnson) December 10, 2014 Define yourself by your future not your past. #leadership— Dan Rockwell (@Leadershipfreak) December 10, 2014 7 ways to be grateful like a leader: http://t.co/ySseyJYo7L ! pic.twitter.com/1eLo8ND1M8— Dan Rockwell (@Leadershipfreak) December 10, 2014 We can do better...
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