22 November 2022

Education Hygiene Ep#3- Positive Regard

If unconditional positive regard is good for children, wouldn’t that encourage teachers to be permissive? Being permissive is bad, isn’t it? Find out!

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21 November 2022

Schooliness Meme #3

 

Schooliness: A disease that confines the mind to a hot stuffy box created by teachers, unnecessary rules, and bureaucracy. Side affects include lack of passion, mind numbing, and extreme functional fixedness. Hat Tip to Lindsea

Hat Tip to Clay Burrell for coining the term “schooliness” (following Stephen Colbert’s lead when he gave us the term “truthiness.”) Also to Wesley Fryer of the Speed of Creativity blog for preserving Clay’s guest post in which everyone was invited to chime in with their own definitions. If readers offer an original one that I like in the comments on this post, I will add it to this collection and create a meme to go with it.

14 November 2022

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10 November 2022

Education Hygiene Ep#2- Rewards

 If classroom rewards are offered by the teacher, will students behavior improve? Find out what research has found out about it. Click here or on the screenshot below. ~4 min.


09 November 2022

Schooliness Meme #2- Schooly Day


 Schooly Day- As the doors open the minds close. (Hat tip to Diane Cordell) 

Hat Tip to Clay Burrell for coining the term “schooliness” (following Stephen Colbert’s lead when he gave us the term “truthiness.”) Also to Wesley Fryer of the Speed of Creativity blog for preserving Clay’s guest post in which everyone was invited to chime in with their own definitions. If readers offer an original one that I like in the comments on this post, I will add it to this collection and create a meme to go with it.

08 November 2022

EduCrush Interview about Agentic Engagement



Fantastic conversation about the psychology behind agentic engagement and why schools must change to unleash it with @natabasso of @educrushpod. Listen @ https://kite.link/EduCrush!

31 October 2022

Schooliness Meme #1

Schooliness: The quality of seeming or being felt to be educative, even if not necessarily educative. Adapted from Oxford Languages listing for “truthiness” 

Today I am kicking off the Attitutor Schools Without Schooliness meme campaign. 

When I was a kid in school, I loved learning but schooliness always got in the way. Eliminating the schooliness from schools will ensure that children can more reliably experience the unadulterated joy of deep learning. 

I help education leaders make their schools more awesome (and less schooly) by teaching them how to use actionable climate data. School leaders who are struggling with staff turnover and student disengagement can use actionable climate data to improve the retention and engagement of both students and teachers, plus it will build a stronger community amongst all the stakeholders in a school. For those who are not familiar with the distinction between actionable and vanity metrics, vanity metrics are data that make you feel good or bad, but do not indicate a clear path to either maintaining the goodness or eliminating the badness. Most of the climate measures in use in schools are vanity metrics, not actionable ones. 

Imagine a school where the students are so empowered as learners that they effectively manage the teachers. Imagine teachers so empowered as leaders that they effectively manage the school. Empowered students and teachers give leaders the freedom to focus on doing things that teachers and students can’t. Such as recruiting the community to provide better support for the school. Leaders of empowered staff and students can also work on bigger issues in society. School leaders with that kind of freedom can act as social entrepreneurs who ensure that schools are active parts of their community, not isolated ghettos for kids. They can facilitate the kinds of collaborations in which students participate in the community and the community participates in educating the children. The stronger the school community the more its leaders can focus on the good problems that they will always have, such as ensuring that their district, state, and national counterparts are doing their parts to invest in the education of our future citizens.

This meme campaign is a way to kick off a new direction for my company, Attitutor. Every week or two for a while I will post a new schooliness meme. If you want to play along you can add one in the comments or send it to me through the contact form on HolisticEquity.org. If I like it I will add it to my collection and create a meme that credits you for your contribution. 

 Hat Tip to Clay Burrell for coining the term “schooliness” (following Stephen Colbert’s lead when he gave us the term “truthiness.”) Also to Wesley Fryer of the Speed of Creativity blog for preserving Clay’s guest post in which everyone was invited to chime in with their own definitions. If readers offer an original one that I like, I will add it to this collection and create a meme to go with it.