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Can you teach people to have empathy?

Can you teach people to have empathy? | Learning & Mind & Brain | Scoop.it
Empathy is a quality that is integral to most people's lives - and yet the modern world makes it easy to lose sight of the feelings of others. But almost everyone can learn to develop this crucial personality trait, says Roman Krznaric.

Open Harper Lee's classic novel To Kill A Mockingbird and one line will jump out at you: "You never really understand another person until you consider things from his point of view - until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it."

Human beings are naturally primed to embrace this message. According to the latest neuroscience research, 98% of people (the exceptions include those with psychopathic tendencies) have the ability to empathise wired into their brains - an in-built capacity for stepping into the shoes of others and understanding their feelings and perspectives.

The problem is that most don't tap into their full empathic potential in everyday life.
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The Other 21st Century Skills: Educator Self-Assessment

The Other 21st Century Skills: Educator Self-Assessment | Learning & Mind & Brain | Scoop.it

I've posted about The Other 21st Skills and Attributes.  This post provides links and resources about these skills as well as an educator self-assessment.  This assessment contains questions to ass...


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David Baker's curator insight, February 17, 10:54 AM

The power of the Infographic is that it references both teacher and student actions and habits. I have shared it with my teachers. This might become a solid self-assessment tool for coaching conversations with teachers.

jane fullerton's curator insight, March 29, 10:21 AM

Love the graphics in this post.

Kristen McDaniel's curator insight, April 3, 12:05 PM

Interesting graphic with some great ideas on interpreting 21st century skills as they pertain to teaching

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Honesty: The Plain and Simple Truth

Honesty: The Plain and Simple Truth | Learning & Mind & Brain | Scoop.it
The value of honesty cannot be overstated. It’s critical to always tell the truth or the truth will tell on you.

 

What would happen if lying were the norm? Spouses wouldn’t be able to trust one another; leaders wouldn’t be credible; and the news would be meaningless. Everything, and I mean everything, depends on honesty. That’s why it’s so critical to tell the whole truth and nothing but the truth.

 


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Gust MEES's curator insight, September 27, 2014 11:31 AM
The value of honesty cannot be overstated. It’s critical to always tell the truth or the truth will tell on you.


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How to override the brain's empathy bias

How to override the brain's empathy bias | Learning & Mind & Brain | Scoop.it
The more time we spend with people of other races, the greater our empathy for them, new research shows.

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PracTICE: Put Students In The Drivers Seat | How To!?

PracTICE: Put Students In The Drivers Seat | How To!? | Learning & Mind & Brain | Scoop.it

.PracTICE: Put Students In The Drivers Seat | How To!? Let us first have a look on WHAT is needed in the 21st Century from OUR Students, check the screenshot below, please. . . 

 

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http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/09/06/digital-citizenship-internet-safety-and-cyber-security-advisory-board-run-by-students/

 


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Gust MEES's curator insight, September 28, 2014 10:00 AM

.PracTICE: Put Students In The Drivers Seat | How To!? Let us first have a look on WHAT is needed in the 21st Century from OUR Students, check the screenshot below, please. . . 


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http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/09/06/digital-citizenship-internet-safety-and-cyber-security-advisory-board-run-by-students/


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This Is Your Brain On The Internet

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Is the internet and social media influencing your brain? Documentary filmmaker Tiffany Shlain investigates our changing behaviors in the connected world.

 

Filmmakers like Shlain and researchers like Dr. Gary Small are pioneers in their discussions and research linking the Internet with brain activity. In a recent study, Dr. Small observed brain activity in two groups of subjects interacting with a search engine –one that was “net-savvy” and one that was “net naïve”. The results showed increased brain activity in the experienced netizens, reflecting Shlain’s hypothesis that our online behaviors stimulate more brain systems. But whether these changes are beneficial or detrimental to humans in the long run, is an ongoing debate.

 

Researchers have discovered that we can become addicted to the Internet just like we can become addicted to nicotine. Recent studies have validated the condition known as Internet Addiction Disorder (IAD). Those with IAD can suffer tremors, shivers, nausea and anxiety. Try breaking a gamer from their screen mid-level and you’ll immediately get a sense of the hold that this medium has on its addicts. Other negative effects include lack of sleep and shortened attention spans. Studies have shown that the average number of sleep hours per night is inversely proportionate to the average number of hours per day spent online.

 

However living in this connected, media-filled world isn’t all bad. According to Shlain, we’re in the process of building a global brain, one that will allow for increased ingenuity and learning. Shlain compares the development of an infant’s brain with this idea of the global brain. The more parts of the brain you connect in a child’s mind, the more creativity and insights that child will experience. According to Shlain, the same holds true for our collective conscious. The online space allows for millions of unique and imaginative minds to share their interests and skills in various communities and niches. These creative clusters hold the potential to harness creativity and mobilize an army of creative minds into action.


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Eric Moss's curator insight, June 29, 10:11 AM

When you hear the word "addicted", normally the first thing that comes to mind is drugs, alcohol, and cigarettes, what about the internet? I found it extremely interesting that there is actually a classified disorder in today’s age, Internet Addiction Disorder. What if you go out to dinner, and you are sitting at the table for just to long, have you ever gotten a craving to just go check social media? It appears to me that social media is chemically changing our brains around. An interesting route to go might be quitting the Internet “cold turkey”, if it works for other addictions, why not try it for this. Seeing how the dopamine, and other chemicals are really reacting inside our brain could be beneficial to determining a solution to this up and coming problem. It seems as if our changing society has lead to such problems, maybe these are some of the repercussions we must face with our advancing technological state.