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Educational Leadership:Resilience and Learning:Handle with Care: A Conversation with Maya Angelou

Educational Leadership:Resilience and Learning:Handle with Care: A Conversation with Maya Angelou | A Children's Class with a Difference | Scoop.it

I'm not sure if resilience is ever achieved alone. Experience allows us to learn from example. But if we have someone who loves us—I don't mean who indulges us, but who loves us enough to be on our side—then it's easier to grow resilience, to grow belief in self, to grow self-esteem. And it's self-esteem that allows a person to stand up.


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Resilience is not achieved alone, I believe that it requires having someone, at least one person on our side...

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Adrian Bertolini's curator insight, September 16, 2013 7:55 PM

The building of self-esteem in young people is a developmental step towards knowing oneself as capable and able to belong in a community. The importance of resilience, and being able to rebound from failure and hardship, is critical to building self-esteem.

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, August 17, 2014 1:37 AM

We can still learn a great deal from Maya Angelou. Her poetry and poetic voice shine for us.

 

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Kelly Christopherson's curator insight, August 18, 2014 1:36 AM

We have so much to learn from Maya Angelou. Sometimes we need to be still to hear the different messages that come out of the words. 

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How to Teach Kids Empathy Through Dance

How to Teach Kids Empathy Through Dance | A Children's Class with a Difference | Scoop.it

Schools are increasingly using movement and expression as vehicles for teaching kids social-emotional skills.

 

Poindexter is a teaching artist for Dancing Classrooms, a nonprofit based in New York City that brings ballroom dancing to schools primarily in underserved communities.

 

Started by the dancer Pierre Dulaine in 1994, the 10-week program was featured in the 2005 documentary Mad Hot Ballroom and uses ballroom as a vehicle for teaching elementary- and middle-schoolers social-emotional skills like respect and teamwork and, by extension, empathy.

 

For many underprivileged students, in-class time with programs like Dancing Classrooms is the only time they will have regular exposure to the arts

AUDREY CLEO YAP
 


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Putting education first key to unlocking progress across new UN development ... - UN News Centre

Putting education first key to unlocking progress across new UN development ... - UN News Centre | A Children's Class with a Difference | Scoop.it
World leaders and education activists met at the United Nations today for a high-level event to mark the inclusion of education as a transformative stand-alone goal in the new 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
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What does real and authentic engagement look like for students?

What does real and authentic engagement look like for students? | A Children's Class with a Difference | Scoop.it

By Getting Smart Staff - Human beings engage in a task for many different reasons. Here are 26 instincts that motivate a commitment of time and energy.


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Where the Magic Happens: library maker programs | The Maker Issue

Where the Magic Happens: library maker programs | The Maker Issue | A Children's Class with a Difference | Scoop.it
The maker zeitgeist has evolved far beyond the day when an educator might set objects—say, a box of robotic LEGOs—in a library corner and call it a “maker lab.” Educators are now focusing on how the maker movement can be truly meaningful: it’s not about where making is happening, but about how creating, experimenting, and collaborating impact education. In addition, some high schoolers tinkering their free periods away can discover a passion—sometimes leading to a future educational focus or even scholarship money.

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, May 5, 2015 9:05 PM

How to make space for a Maker Space in your library.

Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, August 9, 2015 4:53 PM

How to make space for a Maker Space in your library.


If you are curious about Maker Culture investigate Shannon Mersand's new online class at UW-Stout: EDUC 660 Teaching for Creativity and Innovation: The Maker Culture September 28 - November 20, 2015

Ruth Hall's curator insight, August 11, 2015 8:57 AM

Maker spaces can be multiple locations in the library OR the whole library OR other spaces in the building. Use of bins, portable materials, multiple stations/work spaces. 

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10 herramientas online para crear Mapas Mentales

10 herramientas online para crear Mapas Mentales | A Children's Class with a Difference | Scoop.it

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Marinhos's curator insight, July 8, 2015 2:09 PM

Mapas mentais, elementos na aprendizagem significativa. Recurso que merece toda a atenção de professores. Eu uso com meus alunos.

JUAN NUÑEZ MESINA's curator insight, July 8, 2015 4:34 PM

10 herramientas online para crear Mapas Mentales via @sindofdez http://sco.lt/7EW3JR

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10 herramientas online para crear Mapas Mentales

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Schools should be more like farms, not factories

Schools should be more like farms, not factories | A Children's Class with a Difference | Scoop.it

If we want to transform the failing model, we need a new analogy for how that model is supposed to work, Robinson argues. We treat education like industrial manufacturing when, in reality, it's closer to organic farming. In farming, crop has different needs at different times in order to produce the greatest yield. Why not apply the process to education? 




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jbcassidy's curator insight, July 20, 2015 12:26 AM

This seems like such a more humane way to see students and the educational process!

Rebecca Wilkins's curator insight, July 30, 2015 9:32 PM

He is correct, schools are not factories that create duplicate models of a prototype.  Schools are also not a business, where the latest organizational model makes the system effective.  Schools are more like a community, where everyone works together to accomplish the goals developed collaboratively by all stakeholders in the community.  Notice that state and federal politicians are not in the community.

Koen Mattheeuws's curator insight, August 12, 2015 6:30 AM

Waar je allemaal niet komt met boerenverstand.

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Top 5 Educational and Fun Activity Games for Pre-schoolers

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Few of the top educational and activity games for kids where they can learn with the games basics activities of life.
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A Fresh Look at School Funding - Center For American Progress

These five new ideas for the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act would improve school funding and ensure that low-income students attend better-funded schools.
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Attitudes are Contagious! Multicultural Education Workshop

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Attitudes are Contagious! Build Inclusive School Culture & Systems Aligned with Multicultural #Education on 6/2 http://t.co/6eslffuduw
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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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Self-awareness is a necessary ingredient for the occurrence of empathy. 

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15 Characteristics of a 21st-Century Teacher

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15 Characteristics of 21st Century Learners via @edutopia https://t.co/uXTZt5WPuw #edtech #edtechchat https://t.co/KNrktVElSp...


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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, January 22, 11:10 AM

Basics for 21st century learners and teachers.

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, January 22, 3:07 PM

What happened to human and humane qualities i.e. compassion, caring, thoughtful, etc. that suggest teachers answer a call?

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Children’s Daily

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Children’s Daily, by UNICEF Ethiopia: a daily newspaper focusing on children in Ethiopia
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Return to education for children in Ethiopia

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Five ideas to improve teacher quality

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Low-performing schools struggle to attract and retain good teachers. This June, in an effort to give more students access to excellent teachers, the United States Department of Education required states to submit “educator equity plans,” meant to identify the root causes of why poor and minority kids receive more inexperienced teachers and fix the problem. …

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The First 6 Weeks: Strategies For Getting To Know Your Students

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The First 6 Weeks: Strategies For Getting To Know Your Students by Mike Anderson One of our primary goals at the beginning of the school…

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Making the Case for Social Media in Schools

Making the Case for Social Media in Schools | A Children's Class with a Difference | Scoop.it
Social media is becoming an essential tool for professional growth, curriculum planning, and student engagement. Twitter, Instagram, Skype, and other platforms offer endless educational possibilities.

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Tasia Thompson's curator insight, August 13, 2015 12:28 AM

Inspires me to continue helping Ts be motivated to connect Ss learning/sharing digitally!!

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Microsoft Released A New Website to Help Teachers Use Minecraft in Their Classes

Microsoft Released A New Website to Help Teachers Use Minecraft in Their Classes | A Children's Class with a Difference | Scoop.it

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adicionar sua visão ...

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Do You Want Your Child to Thrive? - World Religion News

Do You Want Your Child to Thrive? - World Religion News | A Children's Class with a Difference | Scoop.it
Featured contributor Keith Wommack discusses the value of spirituality when raising a child and in prepping our youth to face the world's challenges.
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What is natural spirituality? Does it have room in RE classes? Are we neglecting part of our children when bringing them up?

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Stratford High School students make April 25 'The Big Day' - Chron.com

Stratford High School students make April 25 'The Big Day' - Chron.com | A Children's Class with a Difference | Scoop.it
[...] in its second year, this year's Big Day on April 25 was an even bigger day than last year, as around 600 students pitched in to help out people like Newton, spruce up area businesses and the school grounds and generally spread goodwill all...
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A feeding program for children's bodies and souls - Inquirer.net

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Inquirer.net A feeding program for children's bodies and souls Inquirer.net Pondo ng Pinoy funding gets the whole lay community involved, to embody the virtues of love and sharing implied in the multiplication of the loaves and fishes, and in...
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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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