S01 Episode 04: Teacher Appreciation Week Part 4

Today we conclude our celebration of Teacher Appreciation Week!

Part 4 comes from co-host Mike Rocco as he thanks the teachers that have had an impact on him from his high school teacher to his mother-in-law and wi

Thank you all for listening and hope that you have taken time this week to thank a teacher in your life!

 

Competencies vs. Skills

Eric Sheninger writes one of my favorite blogs to follow.  I could probably share his post weekly!  This is post on “Competencies vs. Skills” was great because it is a widely discussed topic.  There are always posts about the skills students need to be successful in the 21st Century.  The challenge is that “skills” are great but they do not often lead to mastery.

Eric defines competencies and skills as such in his post,  “Competencies outline “how” the goals and objectives will be accomplished. They are more detailed and define the requirements for success in broader, more inclusive terms than skills do. There is also an increased level of depth that takes into account skills, knowledge and abilities. To succeed in the new world of work, students will need to demonstrate the right mix of skills, knowledge, and on-the-job ability. A skill is a practical or cognitive demonstration of what a student can do. Competency is the proven use of skills, knowledge, and abilities to illustrate mastery of learning by solving problems.”

The number one thing that I loved about the post is that Eric does a great job defining them but then stresses that while skills are great, we need to get beyond them!

What are your thoughts?

Featured imageLos borrowed from: www.weforum.org/agenda/2016/06/8-digital-skills-we-must-teach-our-children/

 

 

S01 Episode 04: Teacher Appreciation Week Part 3

Our celebration of Teacher Appreciation Week continues!

Part 3 comes from our friend Mike Lubelfeld.  Mike is the Superintendent of Deerfield Public School, District 109 in Illinois.  He is the co-host for #suptchat on the first Wednesday of each month at 7 P.M. CST as well as the co-author for The Unlearning Leader: Leading for Tomorrow’s Schools Today.  Mike will be a future guest on the podcast so stay tuned!

If your interested in sending your personal thank you/refection, please contact us!  We would love to add your recording to the show!

S01 Episode 04: Teacher Appreciation Week Part 3

Our celebration of Teacher Appreciation Week continues!

Part 3 comes from our friend Mike Lubelfeld.  Mike is the Superintendent of Deerfield Public School, District 109 in Illinois.  He is the co-host for #suptchat on the first Wednesday of each month at 7 P.M. CST as well as the co-author for The Unlearning Leader: Leading for Tomorrow’s Schools Today.  Mike will be a future guest on the podcast so stay tuned!

If your interested in sending your personal thank you/refection, please contact us!  We would love to add your recording to the show!

S01 Episode 04: Teacher Appreciation Week Part 2

Our celebration of Teacher Appreciation Week continues!

Part 2 comes from our friend Tyler Tarver.  Tyler is an amazing educator from Arkansas and he showcases one of his strengths that we see in him as a leader/administrator/teacher in this episode: Humor.  The power of humor cannot go unnoticed with our students and staff.  Tyler is a future guest of the podcast and to check out some of the amazing things he is doing in education, check out his website: Tarver Academy.  You will not be disappointed!

If your interested in sending your personal thank you/refection, please contact us!  We would love to add your recording to the show.

S01 Episode 04: Teacher Appreciation Week Part 1

This week we will be celebrating teacher appreciation week with reflections and thank you’s!

Part 1 our mini shows to celebrate Teacher Appreciation week comes from Justin as he thanks his daughters teachers, reflects on what it means to be a teacher, and thanks a few teachers who impacted him as he was growing up.

If your interested in sending your personal thank you/refection, please contact us!  We would love to add your recording to the show

S01 Episode 04: Teacher Appreciation Week Part 2

Our celebration of Teacher Appreciation Week continues!

Part 2 comes from our friend Tyler Tarver.  Tyler is an amazing educator from Arkansas and he showcases one of his strengths that we see in him as a leader/administrator/teacher in this episode: Humor.  The power of humor cannot go unnoticed with our students and staff.  Tyler is a future guest of the podcast and to check out some of the amazing things he is doing in education, check out his website: Tarver Academy.  You will not be disappointed!

If your interested in sending your personal thank you/refection, please contact us!  We would love to add your recording to the show.

How To Weave Growth Mindset Into School Culture

This is a great post from Katrina Schwartz via Mind Shift.

I enjoyed this post because it discusses a real world scenario.  It highlights Adilene Rodriguez who is a senior at Arroyo High School in San Lorenzo, California.  She highlights and talks about her time in high school and how one of her teachers, Jim Clark, educated her on the growth mindset and helped her to grow and believe in herself.

This story is one that could be shared with students all around the world so that they can see the power of the growth mindset.  This is one of my favorite topics in education to discuss so if your interested in more, check out my posts on the growth mindset.

Happy reading!!

Featured image is borrowed from the article.

S01 Episode 04: Teacher Appreciation Week Part 1

This week we will be celebrating teacher appreciation week with reflections and thank you’s!

Part 1 our mini shows to celebrate Teacher Appreciation week comes from Justin as he thanks his daughters teachers, reflects on what it means to be a teacher, and thanks a few teachers who impacted him as he was growing up.

If your interested in sending your personal thank you/refection, please contact us!  We would love to add your recording to the show.

8 digital life skills all children need – and a plan for teaching them

In today’s work is there anything more important than giving our students the ability to grow, learn, and be successful in the future?  When you look at mission statements for districts, as I do for my job as I tour the United States, SO many of them talk about digital citizenship, global citizenship, preparing students for success, etc.

Yuhyun Park recently addressed this topic in her post for the World Economic Forum called “8 digital life skills all children need – and a plan for teaching them”.

Here are the 8 digital skills:

  1. Digital citizen identity
  2. Screen time management
  3. Cyber-bullying management
  4. Cyber-security management
  5. Privacy management
  6. Critical thinking
  7. Digital footprints
  8. Digital empathy

Featured image is borrowed fro the post.