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MyNotes - Leverage Leadership: Chapter 3

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With a few colleagues, we've started reading Leverage Leadership. Here's a little about the book:
Paul Bambrick-Santoyo (Managing Director of Uncommon Schools) shows leaders how they can raise their schools to greatness by following a core set of principles. These seven principles, or "levers," allow for consistent, transformational, and replicable growth. With intentional focus on these areas, leaders will leverage much more learning from the same amount of time investment. Fundamentally, each of these seven levers answers the core questions of school leadership: What should an effective leader do, and how and when should they do it. I like the fact that it starts out with formulas and recipes for success. You know, "Do this and you'll get these results." Who wouldn't like to be told what to do, and then what results to search for? I hope you'll join me as I take notes on this book.

My Notes

Chapter 3

Before the first day of school, each teacher p…

MyNotes - Leverage Leadership: Chapter 2

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With a few colleagues, we've started reading Leverage Leadership. Here's a little about the book:
Paul Bambrick-Santoyo (Managing Director of Uncommon Schools) shows leaders how they can raise their schools to greatness by following a core set of principles. These seven principles, or "levers," allow for consistent, transformational, and replicable growth. With intentional focus on these areas, leaders will leverage much more learning from the same amount of time investment. Fundamentally, each of these seven levers answers the core questions of school leadership: What should an effective leader do, and how and when should they do it. I like the fact that it starts out with formulas and recipes for success. You know, "Do this and you'll get these results." Who wouldn't like to be told what to do, and then what results to search for? I hope you'll join me as I take notes on this book. And, I'm also adding questions that occur to me at the end…

MyNotes - Leverage Leadership - Chapter 1

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With a few colleagues, we've started reading Leverage Leadership. Here's a little about the book:
Paul Bambrick-Santoyo (Managing Director of Uncommon Schools) shows leaders how they can raise their schools to greatness by following a core set of principles. These seven principles, or "levers," allow for consistent, transformational, and replicable growth. With intentional focus on these areas, leaders will leverage much more learning from the same amount of time investment. Fundamentally, each of these seven levers answers the core questions of school leadership: What should an effective leader do, and how and when should they do it. I like the fact that it starts out with formulas and recipes for success. You know, "Do this and you'll get these results." Who wouldn't like to be told what to do, and then what results to search for? I hope you'll join me as I take notes on this book.

My Notes

Chapter 1 - Data-driven Instruction (DDI)
DDI begins wit…

MyNotes - Leverage Leadership: Foreword and Introduction

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With a few colleagues, we've started reading Leverage Leadership. Here's a little about the book:
Paul Bambrick-Santoyo (Managing Director of Uncommon Schools) shows leaders how they can raise their schools to greatness by following a core set of principles. These seven principles, or "levers," allow for consistent, transformational, and replicable growth. With intentional focus on these areas, leaders will leverage much more learning from the same amount of time investment. Fundamentally, each of these seven levers answers the core questions of school leadership: What should an effective leader do, and how and when should they do it. I like the fact that it starts out with formulas and recipes for success. You know, "Do this and you'll get these results." Who wouldn't like to be told what to do, and then what results to search for? I hope you'll join me as I take notes on this book.

My Notes

Foreword

A study found that on average principals spent …

Wrapping up the #PBL Series

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Note: The following article is a revised version of one I've shared in the past about Problem-based Learning. I revised it to match a new site I'm putting together. Problem-based learning (PBL) uses real-life problems modeled after a contemporary or historical case to engage students as they pursue specified learning outcomes that are in line with academic standards or course objectives (Stepien & Pyke, 1997). Students work through the problem as a stakeholder. The teacher acts as a guide or advisor as students explore the issues involved, formulate questions, conduct research, and consider possible solutions to the problems. This series explores guides the reader from problem identification through problem debriefing.

Read the entire series:

IntroductionSelect a Problem and Brainstorm an Idea to Explore Its PotentialEngage Students in a Real-Life ProblemFocus Inquiry and InvestigationSupport Problem ResolutionFacilitate Problem Debriefing

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Problem-based Learning (#PBL) - Action 5 - Problem Debriefing

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Note: The following article is a revised version of one I've shared in the past about Problem-based Learning. I revised it to match a new site I'm putting together. This installment is one of several that will appear over the next few days.
Action 5 - Facilitate Problem Debriefing After solving the problem, a key piece of problem-based learning is to debrief students. The debriefing step asks students to consider what steps they took to solve the problem and to determine the effectiveness of their reasoning. In addition, students reflect on whether or not they believe their solution will address the causes that were identified in Task Definition. 
For example, students can look at the criteria identified in Task Definition and ask themselves, "Did I find research from multiple sources?" and "Did I spend my time well in gathering and using information from various sources?" The role of the teacher is to help students focus on metacognition and to review issues …

MyNotes - The New Digital Age - Chapter 3: The Future of States

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About This Series - Earlier this week, a copy of Dr. Eric Shmidt's and Jared Cohen's book, The New Digital Age: Transforming nations, businesses and our lives arrived on my desk. You can read my notes on this book.
In this blog entry, I explore Chapter 3 - The Future of States, then offer reflections.

Table of Contents

IntroductionChapter 1 - Our Future SelvesChapter 2 - The Future of Identity, Citizenship and reportingChapter 3 - The Future of StatesChapter 4 - The Future of RevolutionChapter 5 - The Future of TerrorismChapter 6 - The Future of Conflict, Combat and InterventionChapter 7 - The Future of Reconstruction
Over the next few days, I'll be reading the book and sharing my notes on what jumps out at me and my quick reflections.

My Notes
Empowerment for people comes from what they have access to, while states can derive power from their position as gatekeeper (control over physical infrastructure required by connectivity).The Internet could ultimately be seen as the reali…