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26 Jun 2016

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Why Finding Your Niche Is Just Plain Bad Advice Find your tribe by focusing on core values rather than demographics. Tags: #mvifishares, innovation, advice – By T.J. Edwards Why what people think matters more than where they’re from – By T.J. Edwards The truth is my tribe is eclectic. Since this may be a new practice, here’s a formula you can follow to begin figuring out what it is you believe. Just fill in the blanks of this statement: “Every […]

19 Jun 2016

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How to make a good teacher | The Economist Tags: economist, GrowthMindset, learningwalk, instructionalrounds, teacher education, #MustRead, #mvifishares Instructors in the best ones hone their craft through observation and coaching. Think Less, Think Better – The New York Times Tags: #mvifishares Posted from Diigo. The rest of MVIFI Mount Vernon Institute for Innovation group favorite links are here.

12 Jun 2016
09 Jun 2016

Design Movement | The Post With Ryan Baum

Design Movement welcomes Ryan Baum to The Post. Ryan is a principal at Jump Associates. He is a partner and advisor to Fortune 500 executives setting the course for large-scale transformations. The Post is a segment after podcast and where Brett is interviewed by the guest on Design Movement. Connect with Ryan on LinkedIn – https://www.linkedin.com/in/ryan-baum-b6a4a37 Design Movement is a podcast of the Mount Vernon Institute for Innovation. Connect with Brett on Twitter – @jbrettjacobsen www.mvifi.org www.mountvernonschool.org

02 Jun 2016

Design Movement| Tactics vs Stategies w/ Ryan Baum

Design Movement welcomes Ryan Baum. Ryan is a principal at Jump Associates. He is a partner and advisor to Fortune 500 executives setting the course for large-scale transformations. Connect with Ryan on LinkedIn – https://www.linkedin.com/in/ryan-baum-b6a4a37 Design Movement is a podcast of the Mount Vernon Institute for Innovation. Connect with Brett on Twitter – @jbrettjacobsen www.mvifi.org www.mountvernonschool.org

31 May 2016

Project Based Planning & Embracing the KNOWN

There are a lot of unknowns when crafting a new project based learning opportunity for students. In fact, student choice and the selection of problem that doesn’t have a defined solution is largely what makes PBL great AND what makes it daunting and full of unknowns for teachers. A team of teachers – Zach, T.J., and Robin – are getting the band back together for a second iteration of an interdisciplinary PBL project, and we are choosing to embrace the […]

29 May 2016

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100 Questions That Help Students Think About Thinking – Excellent bank of questions to spur and scaffold self-directed learning and metacognitive behaviors in your classroom, workplace and your life Tags: questioning, #mvifishares, idiploma, assessment – By Meghan Cureton Posted from Diigo. The rest of MVIFI Mount Vernon Institute for Innovation group favorite links are here.

27 May 2016

Kindergarten PBL: Happy Habitats

“Zoo Atlanta called. They need to design better habitats for their animals that reflect their natural habitats. What should we do?” This was the initial, challenging question that launched the PBL unit for the Kindergarteners. When I first met with Kindergarten Head of Grade, Eileen Fennelly to learn about this project, I was struck by her team’s ability to weave together a rich, Gold Standard PBL unit with design thinking tools and visible thinking routines that clearly cut across numerous […]

22 May 2016

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New Normal Leader — Radar Journal Maybe one of the most important leadership articles we can read…and implement. Tags: leader, radar, leadership, newnormal, #MustRead, #MVIFIshares, change Keeping pace with the hockey stick curve of exponential change requires being deliberate about evolving as a leader. Too many leaders — both at the top and across organizations — are taking a linear perspective that focuses on small incremental gains, often achieved by squeezing harder on what they already know. The problem is […]

15 May 2016

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How Parents Talk About Failure Affects Children’s Success : Shots – Health News : NPR Tags: #mvifishares, #failup “There is a fair amount of evidence showing that when children view their abilities as more malleable and something they can change over time, then they deal with obstacles in a more constructive way,” But parents who saw failure as an opportunity were more likely to ask their child what they learned from the quiz, what they still can learn and whether […]