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The Innate Ability To Learn

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My friend Nicholas Day, who wrote the wonderful book Baby Meets World (the smartest and funniest book on infants I’ve ever read) has a really interesting new column on Slate about how babies learn—specifically, how they figure out that other people...
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This is a fundamental question:  do you believe EVERYONE can learn?  

 

 

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TOP 11 TRAITS OF A GOOD TEACHER | School of Educators

TOP 11 TRAITS OF A GOOD TEACHER | School of Educators | Building Effective Relationships With Students | Scoop.it
First, there is no hard and fast list that tells you who is a good teacher or who is not a good teacher. However, there are traits that excellent teachers have in common.
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Lovely list of 11 traits to ponder......

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Our Inner Voice: Coach or Critic?

Our Inner Voice: Coach or Critic? | Building Effective Relationships With Students | Scoop.it
“Each day we wake to the sounds of a mental melody…an inner voice.  One that sets the stage for the day’s possibilities or impossibilities.”  We often complain of the multitude of meetings and appo...
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The voices we use become the voices in their head.  Be a positive jiminy cricket, coaching and cheering from the sidelines.  

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How to Express Empathy – Avoid these Traps!

How to Express Empathy – Avoid these Traps! | Building Effective Relationships With Students | Scoop.it

Showing empathy is great, but we should never fall into these traps mentioned here in the article:

Trap #1: Even Worse – the basic idea here is to compare the person's problem with someone else’s problem that is even much bigger. 

Trap #2: Look on the Bright Side – in this approach we ask people to focus on the positive outcome of the situation. When we focus on the positive, rather than acknowledge a person’s feelings, we ignore and dismiss them as unimportant. The net result is that we invalidate the other person. 

Trap #3: Problem Solving – rather than be with the person in an emotion, we immediately jump to problem solving mode: How can we fix this problem? 

To avoid these traps we should:

1.) See People's World – this means that we cognitively understand what people are saying and can see it from their point of view.

2.) Appreciate them as Human Beings / No-Judgement 

3.) Understand Feelings – we need to get in touch with our emotions in order to truly connect with another person’s feelings.

4.) Communicate Understanding - the final element is that the other person feels like they are understood – that they are seen and heard.



Read the article:

http://agilitrix.com/2013/01/how-to-express-empathy-avoid-the-traps/

Mary Perfitt-Nelson's insight:

To avoid these traps we should:

1.) See People's World – this means that we cognitively understand what people are saying and can see it from their point of view.

2.) Appreciate them as Human Beings / No-Judgement 

3.) Understand Feelings – we need to get in touch with our emotions in order to truly connect with another person’s feelings.

4.) Communicate Understanding - the final element is that the other person feels like they are understood – that they are seen and heard.


Nice reminder

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