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February 11, 2015

Humans are creatures of habit. Executing a skill or making a decision without much thought – “Unconscious Competence” – is considered a sign of expertise. We often make decisions without critically thinking about the situation we are facing. However, mindlessness is actually a key driver of failure...

February 10, 2015

Simulations as Immersive training and it's true affects - what it's meant in the past and what it can better mean for the future. Take a look at the linked blog entry and associated Podcast that Ken did with his Learning Colleague in Australia, Allan Carrington.



Immersive training and how it can be...

February 1, 2015

Here at ELS, we regularly marvel at the lack of discussion around professional development.  When the term is mentioned (through some miracle), it's almost always in reference only to teachers.  So when EducationWeek recently published a group of articles focused on School Leaders, we took notice an...

January 4, 2015

When it comes to professional development (PD) of any kind, the first and most important step is Engagement. Much has been written about the challenges of student engagement in K-12. All of the findings apply equally or even more so for the adults/Education Professionals, given the increasing and va...

January 2, 2015

Some disturbing data points:

  • Low-achieving, high-poverty schools face twice the leadership turnover rates of other schools and generally fill positions with the least experienced leaders

  • 30% annual turnover in low-achieving, high-poverty schools

  • Over 60% of urban superintendents cannot...

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