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Rita Pierson: Every kid needs a champion | Video on TED.com

Rita Pierson, a teacher for 40 years, once heard a colleague say, "They don't pay me to like the kids." Her response: "Kids don't learn from people they don’t like.’” A rousing call to educators to believe in their students and actually connect...

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We rarely discuss the VALUE and importance of RELATIONSHIPS.  NO Significant learning can happen without a relationship!

 

If you say it LONG enough, people start to believe it!  

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Andrea Cruz's curator insight, May 5, 2013 11:19 PM

Be a champion to someone!

Andrea Cruz's curator insight, May 5, 2013 11:25 PM

Be a champion to someone!

Dr. Laura Sheneman's curator insight, August 25, 2013 9:28 AM

Be the students' champion by making your school library a safe zone!

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» Cultivating Positive Teacher-Child Relations Through Reflective PracticeASCD Inservice

» Cultivating Positive Teacher-Child Relations Through Reflective PracticeASCD Inservice | Building Effective Relationships With Students | Scoop.it
Through their reflective practices, teachers think about, analyze, and evaluate their experiences as part of their continuous improvement.
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" However, a surprising number of teachers do not reflect on their own role in establishing, developing, and sustaining positive teacher-child relationships, even though relationships have important and long-lasting implications for children’s academic and social-emotional development."     

 

Teacher reflection is vital for responsive teaching.  by taking time to reflect, teachers can intentionally design more opportunities to build authentic relationships with children!

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Jane Goodall on Empathy and How to Reach Our Highest Human Potential

Jane Goodall on Empathy and How to Reach Our Highest Human Potential | Building Effective Relationships With Students | Scoop.it
"Only when our clever brain and our human heart work together in harmony can we achieve our true potential."The question of what sets us
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What Students Remember Most About Teachers

What Students Remember Most About Teachers | Building Effective Relationships With Students | Scoop.it
Dear Young Teacher Down the Hall, I saw you as you rushed past me in the lunch room. Urgent. In a hurry to catch a bite before the final bell would ring calling all the students back inside. I noti...
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Ladder of Inference Rethinking thinking - Trevor Maber

Ladder of Inference  Rethinking thinking - Trevor Maber | Building Effective Relationships With Students | Scoop.it
Every day, we meet people and process our interactions--making inferences and developing beliefs about the world around us.
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The Teacher as a Person

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, August 1, 2014 6:02 PM

This is an interesting article considering it was published in 1962. The language is modernistic, but the ideas are sound when rethought in a more post-modern way.

 

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Homework, Sleep, and the Student Brain

Homework, Sleep, and the Student Brain | Building Effective Relationships With Students | Scoop.it
Guest blogger Glenn Whitman, Director of the Center for Transformative Teaching and Learning, suggests a scientific approach to manageable homework: students should do it without interruption, and schools shouldn't assign too much of it.
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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 | Building Effective Relationships With Students | 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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Betty Skeet's curator insight, July 14, 2014 6:38 AM

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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7 Tips to Deal with Difficult Student Dialogue

7 Tips to Deal with Difficult Student Dialogue | Building Effective Relationships With Students | Scoop.it
Difficult conversations are inevitable.  It hurts my heart when students try and try and yet they do not get the recognition (or score) they feel their effort warrants.  Further, it stinks,…
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Conversations are always easiest in the context of a decent relationship  

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Building Relationships: "The power of vulnerability"

Building Relationships:  "The power of vulnerability" | Building Effective Relationships With Students | Scoop.it
Brené Brown studies human connection -- our ability to empathize, belong, love. In a poignant, funny talk, she shares a deep insight from her research, one that sent her on a personal quest to know herself as well as to understand humanity. A talk to share.
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People with a strong sense of love and belonging feel they are "worthy".  They have courage to be imperfect.  Compassion to be kind to themselves first and connection as a result of authenticity.  And then to others.  Fully embraced vulnerability.  What made them vulnerable made them beautiful.  

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Teaching Students to Embrace Mistakes

Teaching Students to Embrace Mistakes | Building Effective Relationships With Students | Scoop.it
For the last ten years, we've worked one-on-one with students from elementary school through graduate school. No matter their age, no matter the material, when you ask what they're struggling with, s

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It is important that students hear from us that mistakes are tools for learning and that they can solve any problem that comes their way.  This helps build your relationship with them as you become more credible and trusted.  

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Questions Students Ask at Each Stage of Their Journey - Tim Elmore

Questions Students Ask at Each Stage of Their Journey - Tim Elmore | Building Effective Relationships With Students | Scoop.it
It’s been interesting to watch Megan grow up, from an elementary school student all the way to today, as a college student. I’ve watched her mature through the typical stages a kid goes through—where she seemed to almost change personalities and move between extraversion and introversion—through her teen years. Megan actually inspired the thought I’m …
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What matters to students?  

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Developing sense of self may help individuals be more empathetic

Developing sense of self may help individuals be more empathetic | Building Effective Relationships With Students | Scoop.it
Empathy, or the ability to identify with others' feelings, often is considered an important relational skill. Previously, researchers had hypothesized that in order for individuals to be empathetic, they needed to be selfless.


However, University of Missouri researchers found just the opposite: individuals who were more self-aware had higher levels of empathy.


Using MRI scans of individuals' brains, the researchers found empathetic individuals had increased functioning in the part of their brains associated with their sense of self. Creating interventions that help individuals develop their sense of self may help them become more empathetic, the researchers said.


by Jesslyn Chew


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We must know ourselves if we are to empathize with others!

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Why Teens Are Impulsive, Addiction-Prone And Should Protect Their Brains

Why Teens Are Impulsive, Addiction-Prone And Should Protect Their Brains | Building Effective Relationships With Students | Scoop.it
New research shows that teenagers' brains aren't fully insulated, so the signals travel slowly when they need to make decisions. Neuroscientist Frances Jensen, who wrote The Teenage Brain, explains.
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You set your kid up for failure? Nice work! - The Globe and Mail

You set your kid up for failure? Nice work! - The Globe and Mail | Building Effective Relationships With Students | Scoop.it
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The Ladder of Inference: How to Avoid Jumping to Conclusions

The Ladder of Inference: How to Avoid Jumping to Conclusions | Building Effective Relationships With Students | Scoop.it
The Ladder of Inference describes the thinking process that we go through, usually without realizing it, to get from a fact to a decision or action.
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What might this mean for teachers?
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10 Traits of an Encouraging Classroom

10 Traits of an Encouraging Classroom | Building Effective Relationships With Students | Scoop.it
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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, July 20, 2014 8:32 PM

When we encourage students and create safe environments we enable their learning. We do not guarantee it, but there is a better chance learning will happen where good teaching happens.

Jennifer McGuff's curator insight, August 1, 2015 5:03 PM

Good information on how teachers  can create a positive learning environment, where all feel welcome and  expand the learning happening.Creating a space where student's want to be there and participate. 

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8 Ways to Teach Compassion to Kids

8 Ways to Teach Compassion to Kids | Building Effective Relationships With Students | Scoop.it
In turn, experts agree that fostering compassion in young people is among the best ways to prevent verbal, physical, and emotional aggression from taking root....
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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, July 14, 2014 7:46 PM

Walk the talk is the first one. Children see through the inconsistencies and it creates issues for them. School and home can work together to help children learn compassion.

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Why We Pay Premium for Customer Empathy - Customer Experience Consulting

Why We Pay Premium for Customer Empathy - Customer Experience Consulting | Building Effective Relationships With Students | Scoop.it
Customer empathy leads to innovation, loyal customers who will pay premium for a meaningful, frictionless customer experience.
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This is completely relevant information for teachers of students.  When we put the student first and tap into empathy..............the results can be amazing.  

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Why It’s Imperative to Teach Empathy to Boys

Why It’s Imperative to Teach Empathy to Boys | Building Effective Relationships With Students | Scoop.it
We need to cultivate empathy in all children, but gender stereotypes -- often reinforced in playrooms -- risk leaving boys, in particular, with a social deficit.
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David Hain's curator insight, June 26, 2014 8:49 AM

As a trustee of an anti-bullying charity @BulliesOut, this is a skill deficit that can result in bullies, bullied and bystanders. Each of them need the kind of help that empathy to/from others can provide!

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How Much Is Too Much?

How Much Is Too Much? | Building Effective Relationships With Students | Scoop.it
The Atlantic is tossing around some ideas about introversion-extroversion continuum,popularized by Carl Jung, the Meyers-Briggs and more recently, Susan Cain in her book Quiet:  the Power of Introv...
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In a world that now fully embraces "collaboration" is it possible that enough is enough?  Does everything good come from group think?  

 

This article ponders the issur of introversion and whether or not we need to think about the kids in front of us at all times.  Honoring who they are, at times, is the right thing to do.

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3 Ways of Getting Student Feedback to Improve Your Teaching

3 Ways of Getting Student Feedback to Improve Your Teaching | Building Effective Relationships With Students | Scoop.it
During the summer, you'll want to improve your teaching and lessons, but how do you decide where to start? Your students! I use these three ways to get feedback from my students on my lessons, activi
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Eliciting and using student feedback is little more than a type of formative assessment about our teaching and their learning.
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Strengthening Teacher-Student Relationships

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Relationships are the foundation for all learning.  

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, May 15, 2014 2:17 PM

Ted Aoki pointed out that the keyw to understanding something that was hyphenated was the hyphen. What does it represent? It is the in-between space where the relationship happens.