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Perspective: A Game Changer in the Classroom and in Our Lives

Perspective: A Game Changer in the Classroom and in Our Lives | A Children's Class with a Difference | Scoop.it

Teachers must recognize (and teach) that our perspective shapes our expectations and outcomes. Lori Desautels shares three practices for tuning into and altering perspective.


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Insights into how our perspective shapes our expectations and of course the outcomes  in our classrooms.  Three practices  for tuning and altering perspective.

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Schools Fail To Help Students Deal With Severe Trauma, Lawsuit Says

Schools Fail To Help Students Deal With Severe Trauma, Lawsuit Says | A Children's Class with a Difference | Scoop.it
Peter P., 17, spent two months sleeping on his school’s roof after becoming homeless in April. When administrators at Dominguez High School learned of his situation, they didn't help with essent
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Connecting with parents is key to students' success - Pensacola Today

Connecting with parents is key to students' success - Pensacola Today | A Children's Class with a Difference | Scoop.it
Principal, staff at Pensacola's Lincoln Park Primary show how going above and beyond pay dividends with parents, students.
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Connecting with parents does make a difference, it can improve children's performance at school.

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Correcting Inequity in Our Schools

Correcting Inequity in Our Schools | A Children's Class with a Difference | Scoop.it
Check out three ways educators can strive to bring more equity to the profession -- and to the schools where they work.

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5 Ways To Use Word Clouds In The Classroom | Edudemic

5 Ways To Use Word Clouds In The Classroom | Edudemic | A Children's Class with a Difference | Scoop.it
The popularity of word clouds remains pretty constant in education, and it’s not difficult to see why.

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Using word clouds in class..

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M. Fagot-Karcher's curator insight, April 10, 3:58 AM

Yess, I agree and start exploring these resources.

Arizona State University, Claire McLaughlin's curator insight, April 11, 10:22 AM
Word clouds intrigue me and I've been looking for ways to incorporate them into teaching. I like reason number 5 a lot!
Merridy Cox Bradley's curator insight, April 13, 11:17 AM

Word clouds are a fun way to illustrate the content of a document but not very good as a tool for analysis.

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UK Head Teachers to Report Children Playing Violent Games - IGN News

Head teachers in Cheshire have warned parents they will report them to the police if they allow their children to play games rated for over-18s. Read more here: http://www.ign.com/articles/2015/03...
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Why Kids Need to Move, Touch and Experience to Learn - Mind/Shift

Why Kids Need to Move, Touch and Experience to Learn - Mind/Shift | A Children's Class with a Difference | Scoop.it
When students use their bodies in the learning process, it can have a big effect, even if it seems silly or unconnected to the learning goal at hand. Researchers have found that when students use their bodies while doing mathematical storytelling (like with word problems, for example), it changes the way they think about math. “We understand language in a richer, fuller way if we can connect it to the actions we perform,” said Sian Beilock, professor of psychology at the University of Chicago.

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, May 8, 9:45 PM

Students and teachers need to use all their senses and experience life fully.

 

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keep our students actively participating...

Dr. Deborah Brennan's curator insight, May 19, 2:27 PM

There are several topics cover d in this article. The first is the use of movement to augment learning. This is not a new idea as many foreign language teachers have been using and recommending TPR - Total Physical Response as a p highly effective teaching strategy.  

 

The second point is about the distracting nature of highly decorated rooms. In my experience, the walls need to teach.  I do agree that decorations unrelated to content are irrelevant and distracting to learning.  We do not need photos of skateboarders or beaches that encourage daydreaming.  However, decorations that review content already taught or link concents within the content are highly effective learning strategies.  Visual cues can help spiral learning.  I had teachers who created a visual content organizer and added visuals as they progressed through the year.

 

the third point is about writing as a means to reduce test anxiety.  

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Teaching with Web 2.0 Tools (Part 1)

Teaching with Web 2.0 Tools (Part 1) | A Children's Class with a Difference | Scoop.it

Having the opportunity to expand the horizon of my traditional EFL classroom has been just as exciting for me as for my students.


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A Great Chart Explaining The Flipped Classroom Concept ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Great Chart Explaining The Flipped Classroom Concept ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | A Children's Class with a Difference | Scoop.it
A great tool which explains The Flipped Classroom Concept ~ Educational Technology http://t.co/PBceLJGLtC #edtech #flippedclass #flipchat

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How education is not restricted to the classroom

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Stephania Savva's curator insight, January 20, 12:34 AM

Know what Flipped classroom is all about!

 

Ricard Garcia's curator insight, February 10, 2:05 AM

Always useful!!!

Laetitia Jacob's curator insight, February 17, 1:38 PM

Une bonne vue générale concernant la classe inversée depuis son origine, le concept même de classe inversée présenté en détail et un aperçu de la recherche américaine sur le sujet.

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The 5 Most Popular Educational Apps of 2014 -- THE Journal

The 5 Most Popular Educational Apps of 2014 -- THE Journal | A Children's Class with a Difference | Scoop.it

These are the five top-rated apps from Common Sense Graphite's "Best Ed Tech of 2014" list.


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Most popular educational apps according to The journal and "Best Ed Tech of 2014" list

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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, December 19, 2014 10:56 AM
Early elementary winning apps!
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8 innovative ideas for the tech-strapped teacher | eSchool News | eSchool News

8 innovative ideas for the tech-strapped teacher | eSchool News | eSchool News | A Children's Class with a Difference | Scoop.it
School districts in the United States spend billions of dollars each year to purchase tech for the classroom, yet the lack of technology and internet access in the nation’s public schools

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Are you a tech-strapped teacher? What can you do?

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Elaine J Roberts, Ph.D.'s curator insight, December 16, 2014 8:57 AM

GREAT ideas from an outstanding educator, Elaine Plybon.

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Former Sandy Hook Student Launches '26 Days Of Kindness' For Second Time - CBS Local

Former Sandy Hook Student Launches '26 Days Of Kindness' For Second Time - CBS Local | A Children's Class with a Difference | Scoop.it
A former Sandy Hook Elementary School student is launching a second annual series of remembrances to honor the 20 children and six educators who were fatally shot there in December 2012.
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26 days of kindness

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'It's essential that head teachers look beyond London' - Telegraph.co.uk

'It's essential that head teachers look beyond London' - Telegraph.co.uk | A Children's Class with a Difference | Scoop.it
Forget inspiring London's next generation of headteachers, the more pressing challenge is to inspire heads to look beyond the capital, argues Heath Monk
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On moving away from 'planet London'

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The Value of Connecting the Dots to Create “Real Learning” - KQED (blog)

The Value of Connecting the Dots to Create “Real Learning” - KQED (blog) | A Children's Class with a Difference | Scoop.it
A Philadelphia center puts making connections between concepts and experiences central to the creative process for student-driven learning.
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Connecting concepts to experiences to make real learning posible

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Silence, not sex education, harms children

Silence, not sex education, harms children | A Children's Class with a Difference | Scoop.it
We need to give kids the words to talk about their bodies, and to teach them that their bodies belong to them.
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Silence allows ignorance to flourish  and limits children's ability to practice personal limits and boundaries.

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Inspiring speaker for Cornwall's Children's Treatment Centre - Standard Freeholder

Inspiring speaker for Cornwall's Children's Treatment Centre - Standard Freeholder | A Children's Class with a Difference | Scoop.it
A Virginia dad who puts the
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What Is Empathy, and Can Empathy Be Taught?

What Is Empathy, and Can Empathy Be Taught? | A Children's Class with a Difference | Scoop.it
Empathy is a commonly used, but poorly understood, concept. It is often confused with related concepts such as sympathy, pity, identification, and self-transposal. The purposes of this article are to clearly distinguish empathy from related terms and to suggest that the act of empathizing cannot be taught.

 

According to Edith Stein, a German phenomenologist, empathy can be facilitated. It also can be interrupted and blocked, but it cannot be forced to occur.


What makes empathy unique, according to Stein, is that it happens to us; it is indirectly given to us, “nonprimordially.” When empathy occurs, we find ourselves experiencing it, rather than directly causing it to happen.

 

This is the characteristic that makes the act of empathy unteachable. Instead, promoting attitudes and behaviors such as self-awareness, nonjudgmental positive regard for others, good listening skills, and self-confidence are suggested as important in the development of clinicians who will demonstrate an empathic willingness.

 

by Carol M Davis

 

paper http://www.physicaltherapyjournal.com/content/70/11/707.full.pdf



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Can empathy be taught?

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Barbara Kerr's curator insight, May 3, 11:42 AM

Self-awareness is a necessary ingredient for the occurrence of empathy. 

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20 new education products for tech-savvy students - Daily Genius

20 new education products for tech-savvy students - Daily Genius | A Children's Class with a Difference | Scoop.it
There are a pantload of new education products that hit the market just about every day. It’s hard to keep track of them all. Luckily, the increasingly popular site Product Hunt has endeavored to create a community of members that keeps track of new products, how you can use them, and more. There is a […]

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Technology in class, using new apps for savvy pupils.

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15 of the Best Blogs for Educators | Listly List

The classroom is not what it used to be.
The pace of technology adoption is accelerating.
It pays to keep track by reading the latest education news.

"To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often."
—Winston Churchill

Here are fifteen information resources to help you stay up to date. | K-12 Education Tips & Strategies That Work, EdSurge : The Best in Education Technology, Educational Technology and Mobile Learning, Classroom Technology News | Educational Apps | Bloom's Taxonom

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Keep up to date, progressing and improving as an educator. Here are some fantastic resources: check this selection of blogs.

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Arizona State University, Claire McLaughlin's curator insight, April 1, 2:48 PM

Great list, but heavy on the technology.  I found a few of my favorites at numbers 1, 10, & 14.

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Teachers Are Using 3D Printed Manipulatives to Help Children Understand Math

Teachers Are Using 3D Printed Manipulatives to Help Children Understand Math | A Children's Class with a Difference | Scoop.it
It's all about a “hands-on” approach for a group of California teachers who are using what they call "manipulatives," toys and tools to help kids learn by d

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3D technology to help maths understanding in children's classes

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Teachers Are Using 3D Printed Manipulatives to Help Children Understand Math http://3dprint.com/52139/3d-printed-math-manipulatives/

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3D printed educational tools developed by MIND Research Institute provides over 19,980 students across California the best chance with hands on education. MIND says “A single year of its ST Math® educational technology program in classrooms can have a significant impact on the performance of students.” They say one school performing at the 50th percentile in the state moved up to the 66th according to a recent study by the independent education research firm WestEd. Results like these show that having a hands on approach in schools can effectively increase a student’s capacity to learn and perform better in an exam.

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Blended Learning: Working With One iPad

Blended Learning: Working With One iPad | A Children's Class with a Difference | Scoop.it
Learn how one educator has found a way to put a single iPad to use so the whole class benefits.

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How to make use of limited electronic-digital resources shared for the benefit of the whole classroom

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The Power of Daily Student Goals - Brilliant or Insane

The Power of Daily Student Goals - Brilliant or Insane | A Children's Class with a Difference | Scoop.it
Daily student goals help engage students in learning and make them accountable without the threat of a bad grade.

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Daily goals to engage children in learning.

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Boost Your Learning with Gamification

Boost Your Learning with Gamification | A Children's Class with a Difference | Scoop.it
This blog shares about designing learning games which can create the desired impact on a wide variety of target audiences.Read more ›

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Allow pupils to use Google in GCSE exams, says academic

Allow pupils to use Google in GCSE exams, says academic | A Children's Class with a Difference | Scoop.it
A Harvard physics professor says schoolchildren must be allowed to access the internet and talk to friends in the exams hall to reflect the conditions seen in the workplace

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Changes recommended by professor in how young people do GCSC exams to reflect the workplace conditions...using Google and conferring?

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, December 8, 2014 4:54 AM

Seems like a no brainer to me.

Carlos Fosca's curator insight, December 8, 2014 7:42 AM

El profesor Eric Mazur, Decano de Física Aplicada en la Universidad de Harvard, muy conocido por su metodología de enseñanza "Peer Instruction" afirma que los adolescentes deberían tener acceso a internet y discutir preguntas con sus compañeros de clase durante los exámenes para que de esta manera realmente puedan estar preparados para el mundo real.

 

Estoy completamente de acuerdo y yo agregaría que las actuales formas de evaluación a través de exámenes y prácticas en aula deberían ser completamente reemplazadas por evaluaciones permanentes durante el desarrollo de las actividades lectivas, que deberían estar menos centradas en las tradicionales y aburridas (con honrosas excepciones por supuesto) clases magistrales y más en discusiones, desarrollo de proyectos, trabajos colaborativos y con enfoque interdisciplinar. Todo ello por supuesto conlleva a una mayor dedicación del profesor, a que él mismo desarrolle habilidades de trabajo en equipo, sea más creativo, se interese por la tecnología más allá del Word, el Powerpoint y el correo electrónico. En consecuencia.. un enorme reto por delante.

ғelιх c ѕeyғarтн's curator insight, December 20, 2014 5:03 AM

What fun.

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Mountain View School District Students Celebrate Red Ribbon Week - Mid Valley News

Mountain View School District Students Celebrate Red Ribbon Week - Mid Valley News | A Children's Class with a Difference | Scoop.it
El Monte Mountain View School District schools were busy this week as they joined schools across the nation to celebrate the 29th anniversary of the National Red Ribbon Week campaign, the oldest and largest drug prevention campaign in the country.
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Fund raising for a drug free life.

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7 Ways to Deal With Digital Distractions in the Classroom | Edudemic

7 Ways to Deal With Digital Distractions in the Classroom | Edudemic | A Children's Class with a Difference | Scoop.it

"Some call today’s students “digital natives.” Others call them the “distracted generation.” Whichever term you prefer, it’s clear they’re both far more than labels: they capture the core conflict many of us involved in education — educators, parents, and even students — feel about the use of technology in the classroom."


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Education and 'Digital distraction'

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jose antonio gabelas's curator insight, November 21, 2014 3:36 AM

agregar su visión ...

Dr. Laura Sheneman's curator insight, November 22, 2014 11:18 AM

Librarians, think about the teachers you train.

Lúcio Botelho's curator insight, November 23, 2014 10:15 AM

We have to evolve to use technology in our classrooms