From Out There Somewhere

A few different articles and videos that I wanted to note.

A 17 Item Checklist Geared to Neutralize Early Life Stress – article talks about ACEs but also PCEs (positive childhood experiences) and BCEs (benevolent childhood experiences) as two types of things that can counter ACEs.

Leaders Don’t Hide Behind Data – written by Seth Godin – talks about the difference between management and leadership

What Are The Habits Of The Mind? – contains a list and description of 16 characteristics of effective problem solvers

Teaching Kids To Look For The Positive Around Them – the use of CLASSY journals for kids and six different categories of character

From Out There Somewhere

some of the different blog posts that had me thinking and I wanted to keep note of.

Questions To Guide A Reflective Conversation On Learning – some good questions to use in discussions, nice sketch note summary of the 4 ways we learn

Spend More Time Planting Seeds and Less Time Measuring Vines – a good reminder to keep moving forward, you may not see the results of your efforts immediately but keep doing the good work

The 5 Mistakes You Are Likely Making In Your One-to-One Meetings with Direct Reports – some helpful tips in this one in terms of planning reminders, agenda building and questions to ask instead of “How Can I Help You?”

4 Simple Habits for Turning Down the Noise – good reminders about your why, solitude and pausing

How To Stop Worrying About What Other People Think Of You – developing your personal philosophy and getting feedback from a few, select people

On Delivering Feedback – the 3 Fs – fairness, focus, frequency

Using Progressional Skills On A Unit Overview Sheet – good reminder of essential outcomes and student self-assessment; I like the format of the unit overview sheet and there is a great example of a full unit overview sheet

Too Busy Not To Minimize – something I need to set time aside for, especially in the garage and closet – good tips on finding time

7 Hard Things You Should Start Doing For Others – where to start?

Listening In On Student Learning – using listening as formative assessment, liked the “Listen Fors” chart to help focus what to listen for

Planning A Station Rotation Lesson For Your Math Classroom – like the idea of this strategy; chart about the 3 types of stations gave some good examples of activities

How To Create Classroom Templates In Google Docs and Slides – some helpful step by step tips to do create templates

A Piece Of Advice I Wish I’d Included In My Book – always enjoy Cal Newport’s books and posts – the phone foyer method – something to try for sure

Self Care for Principals…It Should Be A Priority – a suggestion a day for the month of November

From Out There Somewhere

The Best Places To Get The “Same Text Written For Different Levels”

20 Ideas for Incorporating Writing In “Other” Subject Areas

28 Ways To Find The Stillness You Need To Thrive

Optimizing Station Rotations in Blended Learning

Five Ways Teachers Can Limit the Fear of Creative Failure

Resilience Is About How You Recharge, Not About How You Endure

Mindfulness At Work: A Little Bit Goes A Long Way

3 Ways To Shrink A Big Head

9 Things We About Happiness and Money We are Often Taught Too Late

7 Ways to Slow Down
from: The Seven Steps To Bulletproof Problem Solving ( )

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Some videos of note.

5 Commonly Overlooked Characteristics of Effective Leadership – share this with 2nd year principals group

To share with staff
Recently finished Brene Brown’s Dare To Lead Book and watched this video from the #daringclassrooms hub on her website.
linked to this after listening to the Tim Ferris Podcast with Mike Phillips

From Out There Somewhere

Some articles to share on New School Year’s Eve …

Starbucks, Monetary Superpower

30 Years, 30 Lessons In Leadership

Return On Instruction (ROI) Revisited

3 Lessons From A Former Educator To Make Data Driven Instruction (More) Simple

12 Ways To Lead Learning In Your School

Four Biggest Pitfalls of Collaborative Grouping (And How To Avoid Them) – lots of videos included within post

7 Ways of Giving Feedback That Encourage Change

3 Easy Strategies To Organize Your Google Classroom

Humanizing Math Means Teaching Math Like The Humanities

How Mosquitos Shaped Humanity

I thought this drawing from the natural motion of a pendulum was pretty cool.

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The Danger of Comparing Yourself To Others

Four Research-Based Strategies Every Teacher Should Be Using

The Future of Learning: If You Only Work On Two Skills

from Future of Learning: If you only could work on two skills

11 Questions That Build Relationships and Foster Connections

9 Best Interview Questions to Ask According to 1000+ Managers

The Four Guiding Principles That Every Successful Leader Employs

12 Questions To Ask Your Students On The First Day of School

Depression In The Workplace: Why It Goes Unnoticed

From Out There Somewhere

Another list of things that caught my attention and slowed me down

The Relationship Between Failure and Success

From The Relationship Between Failure and Success

10 Questions Leaders Must Answer When Making Big Decisions

Maintaining Balance And Staying Focused on What Matters (Part 1)

Maintaining Balance And Staying Focused on What Matters (Part 2)


6 Creative Classroom Project Ideas

School Growth: Small Changes Lead To Big Impact

A Simple Trick for Success with One-Pagers

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Using Design Thinking As A Leader – good steps, info graphics (below) and questions to consider / ask staff

Michelin restaurants and fabulous wines: Inside the secret team dinners that have built the Spurs’ dynasty

Charts and Graphs – Choosing the Right Visual For Your Data (pdf version here)

The 32 Best Employee Engagement Questions With the Highest Response Rates

The Invisible Child

Interview Questions For Administrators – 8 Characteristics of the #InnovatorsMindset

Three Ways to Help your Stressed-Out Teenager

Design Thinking Graphics from Using Design Thinking As A Leader

IDEO design thinking graphic
Stanford D School info graphic
University Design Thinking Model

From Zoning In On Change