There are lots of great educational leaders around, according to this list of criteria!
Originally posted on Evolving Educators:
Am I an educational leader?
It’s an essential question for any educator today because our traditional view of leadership has changed for the better. Over the years leadership in education was defined by title. A person in education would go from teacher to supervisor, vice principal, principal, etc. and through the title changes be considered a leader in a subject, building and/or district. For better or worse your leadership was not defined by your actions but by a specific job responsibility.
Today, that definition of educational leader is changing. First, let’s be clear that being deemed a leader does not need to come with a specific title, and even with the title an educator may not be a leader. Leadership in education is now being defined by actions and engagement. An educational leader today is one…
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SAMR as a Framework for Moving Towards Education 3.0 by Dr. Jackie Gerstein is brilliant infographic that uses the SAMR model to understand the the overall transformation required in our 21st century education, with specific examples.
Originally posted on User Generated Education:
Evolution, in its broadest sense, serves as a force to help humans move towards a better way of living given the current times or Zeitgeist. It follows, then, that the education field should evolve as new opportunities and forces emerge and present themselves. But in general, this is not the case. From the Time Magazine article, How to Bring Our Schools Out of the 20th Century
There’s a dark little joke exchanged by educators with a dissident streak: Rip Van Winkle awakens in the 21st century after a hundred-year snooze and is, of course, utterly bewildered by what he sees. Men and women dash about, talking to small metal devices pinned to their ears. Young people sit at home on sofas, moving miniature athletes around on electronic screens. Older folk defy death and disability with metronomes in their chests and with hips made of metal and plastic. Airports, hospitals,…
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