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Another use for literature: ability to understand others, a precursor of empathy

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Theory of mind' researchers find that reading serious fiction boosts one's ability to understand others, a precursor of empathy.

 

One thing that interests psychologists is the extent to which developing theory of mind is a precursor to the capacity for empathy. They are also looking at the way in which people with autism and sociopaths develop these abilities — or don't. And primatologists have demonstrated some of the rudiments of theory of mind in other apes.

Now, research by David Comer Kidd and Emanuele Castano of the New School for Social Research, published in the journal Science, suggests that reading literature improves these intuitive abilities. But not just any literature. Literature with a capital "L."




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This is the 2nd article I have read this past week about literature and its positive effects on the brain. Frank McCourt once said, "This is English. Queen of the Curriculum." I wholeheartedly agree. This article purports, "...may be the equivalent of aerobic exercise for the parts of your brain most involved in the theory-of-mind skills."

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Mentally Strong People: The 13 Things They Avoid - Forbes

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Editors' Note: Following the huge popularity of this post, article source Amy Morin has authored a guest post on exercises to increase mental strength here and Cheryl Conner has interviewed Amy in a Forbes video chat about this article here. For all the time executives spend concerned about physical strength and [...]

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Editors' Note: Following the huge popularity of this post, article source Amy Morin has authored a guest post on exercises to increase mental strength here and Cheryl Conner has interviewed Amy in a Forbes video chat about this article here. For all the time executives spend concerned about physical strength and [...]

 

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Dr. Deborah Brennan's curator insight, March 26, 9:37 AM

Editors' Note: Following the huge popularity of this post, article source Amy Morin has authored a guest post on exercises to increase mental strength here and Cheryl Conner has interviewed Amy in a Forbes video chat about this article here. For all the time executives spend concerned about physical strength and [...]

 

Melinda Robinson's curator insight, March 27, 3:33 AM

Editors' Note: Following the huge popularity of this post, article source Amy Morin has authored a guest post on exercises to increase mental strength here and Cheryl Conner has interviewed Amy in a Forbes video chat about this article here. For all the time executives spend concerned about physical strength and [...]

 

nathalie chiasson's curator insight, March 30, 1:24 PM

Editors' Note: Following the huge popularity of this post, article source Amy Morin has authored a guest post on exercises to increase mental strength here and Cheryl Conner has interviewed Amy in a Forbes video chat about this article here. For all the time executives spend concerned about physical strength and [...]

 

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How to Design a Classroom Built on Inquiry, Openness and Trust - @wrightsroom Mind/Shift

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Teachers who are interested in shifting their classrooms often don’t know where to start. It can be overwhelming, frightening, and even discouraging, especially when no one else around you seems to think the system is broken.

A question I’m asked often is, “Where should a teacher begin?” Should teachers just let students go or is there a process to good student-centered inquiry? I’ve reflected on this a fair amount, and I think small strategic steps are the key. I think letting students “go” without any structure will likely create failure, especially if students haven’t spent much time collaborating. Skills need to be modeled.

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Chris Carter's curator insight, January 31, 7:07 PM

All effective teaching is relational at heart. Without a modicum of trust that the teacher has the students' interests in mind, there is no ability to effectively communicate. In place of trust is an adversarial relationship in which the students attempt to protect their sense of self from the teacher.

Iolanda Bueno de Camargo Cortelazzo's curator insight, February 1, 9:08 AM

O texto traz algumas sugestões para conseguir estudantes ativos em sua aprendizagem. Nós professores precisamos conhecê-las, refletir sobre elas e decidir se adotamos ou não.


Allan Shaw's curator insight, February 1, 6:04 PM

Managing the direction, rate of change and teacher confidence and competence is critical in developing better classroom practice. This post provides some good classroom focused suggestions and hints.

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Teaching With YouTube: 197 Digital Channels For Learning

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Teaching With YouTube: 197 Digital Channels For Learning

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Alternativas de selección de material educativo para la planeación de actividades de aprendizaje. Esta es una excelente alternativa, buscando conectar a los estudiantes en el conocimiento.
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Does authenticity matter when it comes to empathy? - The Arnold P. Gold Foundation

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In the past few months we at the Gold Foundation have noticed heightened discussion of the role of authenticity in medical practice. Here, we summarize four recent posts on this topic....

 

In September 2015, Rebekah Bernard, MD, addressed the question of authenticity on the popular blog Kevin MD in a post entitled, “Can you fake empathy until it becomes real?” 

 

Dr. Bernard details some of the factors that might contribute to an erosion of a healthcare provider’s compassion, then asks, “So if we know that empathy is critically important, but we just don’t feel empathetic, what are we to do?” To answer this question, she arrives at the same conclusion as Dr. Schueler:“

 

You don’t actually have to feel it, you just have to show it.” She goes on to talk about how studies show that acting empathetic can in fact lead to feelings of true empathy. In this way, her high school acting class was the foundation for developing  the interpersonal skills necessary to foster feelings of true empathy and compassion.

 

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Barbara Kerr's curator insight, October 27, 2015 11:44 AM

"Can and should empathy be “faked” if it isn’t truly felt? Or does it really come down to needing authentic empathic feelings behind behavior? What implications does your answer have for medical education and humanistic practice?"

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The 10 Most Critical Issues in Education Today

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What are the most critical issues in education today? What are challenges that we must face, and the problems that can't afford to ignore?

 

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Silvia Meza's curator insight, September 28, 2015 6:26 PM

Uno de los desafíos más importantes en la educación no es solo superar la brecha digital,sino también que resulte significativa para nuestros alumnos. Para que no sea un desperdicio de tiempo,oportunidades el nuevo paradigma educacional no solo enfatiza la necesidad de aprender,sino del como. El currículo basado en competencias pretende la puesta en acción de lo aprendido, dar cuenta de los saberes. No podemos ignorar los cambios que la revolución digital ha traído,pretendiendo que los niños aprenden como décadas atrás, debemos sumarnos al progreso digital.Emplear las nuevas herramientas.

Marisa Waigel's comment, September 30, 2015 6:44 PM
Muy buen artículo!!! Muy bien elegido. Gracias por compartirlo
Tony Palmeri's curator insight, October 24, 2015 11:38 AM

I chose this article because I have a grave concern for the viability for public education and am always interested in hearing insights about what must be "fixed". Wasting gifts, talents and abilities - Yes, the educational system does not seem to value many unique and specific talents. Instead, test achievement is valued! The author says that "The other issue is that there are not many jobs in the world that pay people to be good test takers". I wholeheartedly agree! a pencil paper task does not necessarily suggest one's capability of learning and accomplishing specific tasks associated with an occupation or profession. Another thing that I'm contemplating from this article that is a very complex issue: "...there is a danger of educational technology shaping us more than us shaping the technology". I believe that this threshold is sometimes exceeded. Electronic resources are meant to compliment and augment teaching. 

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6 Tips For Creating Effective Student Groups - TeachThought

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Grouping students is easy; creating effective student groups is less so.

The following infographic from Mia MacMeekin seeks to provide some ideas to help make group work easier in your classroom. The strength of this particular graphic is in the range of the ideas. The first tip refers teachers to Vygotsky’s Zone of Proximal development, which frames student ability in terms of a range: what they can do unassisted, what they can do with the support of a More Knowledgeable Other (MKO), and what they cannot do even with support. This is different for each student, and understanding these ranges for students can help inform grouping decisions, whether you’re using a peer instruction model, ability grouping, or another approach.

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María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, August 27, 2015 7:14 AM

Facilitando el trabajo en el aula...6 Tips For Creating Effective Student Groups - TeachThought | @scoopit via @joevans http://sco.lt/...

Miep Carstensen's curator insight, August 28, 2015 5:40 PM

This is a great info graphic, but I would also add the importance of praising effort.

Jess's curator insight, October 20, 2015 6:25 PM

I choose this resource because it provide ways to group students effectively.

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Why Sociopaths Succeed

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It would appear that many organizations in India and elsewhere actually celebrate sociopathic behaviour in leaders. Some psychologists have even suggested that there may be a sweet spot, an ideal level of sociopathic trait. It helps leaders keep teams in line, and feel no empathy or remorse at cutting costs or firing employees...

 

In contrast, empaths, or individuals with high emotional intelligence, pose the greatest threat to a sociopathic mind.


Studies of organizational behaviour suggest that the empath may feel internally compelled to take a stand against the sociopath, but the sociopath is usually able to shift the blame on the empath, while going scot-free himself. The term 'gas-lighting effect' has been used to describe behaviours by which a sociopath will attempt to erode her opponent's reality.


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Growth Mindset

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Tom Whitford's curator insight, August 9, 2015 8:28 PM

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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Growth+Mindset

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https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/07/19/learning-path-for-professional-21st-century-learning-by-ict-practice/

 

Sylvianne Parent's curator insight, September 6, 2015 1:09 PM

Lorsque les élèves éprouvent de grandes difficultés à l'école, il est primordial de leur enseigner à développer un esprit de croissance personnelle axé sur les efforts et les défis personnels. Le concept de growth mindset est vraiment intéressant pour illustrer aux enfants que l'intelligence et le succès n'est pas fixe mais relié aux efforts aux tentatives et aux réajustements. Voir Carole DWECK l'auteure de ce concept.

Cecilia Di Felice's curator insight, September 7, 2015 10:05 AM

We are implementing this in our school....finally.

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"100+ experiments in chemistry"

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Chemistry videos for education and just for fun

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Chris Carter's curator insight, July 28, 2015 1:10 AM

Oh my, my Science Teachers' Christmas just came early.

Donna Rosenberger's curator insight, July 28, 2015 1:45 PM

Check these out, if you do not have the time or equipment to do these in class.

Sue Gaardboe's curator insight, August 31, 2015 9:18 AM

Some fun videos, even though some of the slides are a bit wordy.

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Teaching Empathy - Encouraging Appropriate Behaviour

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These days, bullying is rampant.  From locker rooms to social media, kids gang up on other children, leaving them in tears or worse, causing them to consider or attempt suicide.  


When you read the constant reports about such merciless bullying, you have to wonder, how can you teach children to be empathetic? Are our children lacking Empathy?

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 What is Empathy? According to New York Times blogger Jessica Lahey, “In order to be truly empathetic, children need to learn more than simple perspective-taking; they need to know how to value, respect and understand another person’s views, even when they don’t agree with them.” ... Modeling Empathy. But how do you model empathy?  One of the most important ways to teach empathy is to model empathetic behavior.  ... Peer Pressure. One of the biggest reasons for bullying is peer pressure. .. Fighting the Cliques. One of the biggest reasons for bullying is the crowd mentality.... Empathy Fosters Diversity. Empathy involves more than simply feeling sorry for other people – it involves doing something about the situation if they are suffering..



 

 


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Top 10 Best Free Math Resources on the Web | eSkills

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Math is often thought of as a dry subject, but math lovers have been working to show the more interesting side of math to students in many formats.

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Gust MEES's curator insight, June 15, 2015 10:15 AM

Math is often thought of as a dry subject, but math lovers have been working to show the more interesting side of math to students in many formats.


Arizona State University, Claire McLaughlin's curator insight, June 15, 2015 11:24 AM

For EFL/ESL teachers who teach content along with English, here are some helpful sites for teaching math.  

Lee Hall's curator insight, June 16, 2015 10:08 AM

Math can be fun.

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How to Integrate Social Media and Blogging from The Art of Social Media

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Ideas that spread, win. ~Seth Godin

 

A few years ago, blogging and social media were separate. Blogging was long-form, serious, and crafted. Social media was short-form, personal, and spontaneous. Some people predicted that social media would replace blogging because of declining attention spans.

 

Now blogging and social media not only amicably coexist; they complement each other. The trick is to use a blog to enrich your social media with long-form posts and to use social media to promote your blog.I recently did a live webinar event with Marketo about The Art of Social Media, and we’d like to share the takeaways from the presentation and a few of the follow-up questions that we answered....


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Sharon Berman's curator insight, June 4, 2015 5:50 PM

Some really interesting ideas, here.  I am now thinking about how to integrate some of the practices here into learning and teaching practices.  IF you have any ideas about how this can be done, please share.....

bernieshoot's curator insight, June 5, 2015 6:54 AM

#Media #Art 

Pamela Perry King's curator insight, June 5, 2015 9:35 AM

Every hero has a story! What's yours?

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The DOs and DON'Ts for teachers on social media - Daily Genius

The DOs and DON'Ts for teachers on social media - Daily Genius | Enrjtk Educatr | Scoop.it
The best (and worst) ways to use social media

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Wendy Zaruba's curator insight, June 1, 2015 10:07 AM

Here are some great tips for using social media for everyone.

Eva Barcelo's curator insight, June 17, 2015 2:19 AM

El #socialmedia de un #profesor lo que puede y no puede hacer

Tony Palmeri's curator insight, October 25, 2015 10:48 AM

I chose this resource because they way teachers use social media has been a sore spot for many in our building. I support the idea of using social media in a professional construct and I feel that it is a powerful tool. However, even in teacher circles I've witnessed far too much negativity and I'm not sure that those individuals understand that the toxic nature of some posts are doing much damage to our school culture (and the community perceptions). I'm shocked to find that some teachers continue to use some social media to converse with students in non-academic affairs. It is truly not a good idea. I think this resource would be great to distribute during PD that occurs at the beginning of a school year. 

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Cool Tool History - Bloom's Taxonomy

Welcome to Cool Tool History! Check back every other Thursday as we take a look at some of the Cool Tools of history that helped shape education, and educati...

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Leslie Haas's curator insight, January 31, 11:26 PM

Just thought this was interesting to share and possibly follow to see what other cool tools highlighted in the series

Koen Mattheeuws's curator insight, February 1, 2:48 AM

Een korte introductie tot de wereld van Bloom. Een nuttig kader om je eigen (differentiatie) aanpak af te toetsen.

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Teaching With YouTube: 197 Digital Channels For Learning

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Teaching With YouTube: 197 Digital Channels For Learning

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Alternativas de selección de material educativo para la planeación de actividades de aprendizaje. Esta es una excelente alternativa, buscando conectar a los estudiantes en el conocimiento.
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Why YouTube Is A Valuable Way To Learn

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For many, YouTube is little more than a deluge of low-quality videos depicting the latest internet craze or conspiracy theory, perhaps some painful-lo...

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Mark William's curator insight, November 10, 2015 5:36 AM

Know how YouTube can be helpful in learning. Read on. 

Koen Mattheeuws's curator insight, November 11, 2015 3:40 AM

Hoe kunnen we kanalen als you tube benutten om het leren te verrijken? Dit lijkt me een goed vertrekpunt voor een gesprek in jouw school. Dit artikel geeft je een basis om die dialoog aan te gaan en te verkennen welke mogelijkheden er voor het grijpen liggen.

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100 Engineering Projects For Kids - The Homeschool Scientist

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Here's 100 Engineering Projects For Kids to get that them excited about construction, design, electronics, and more.

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nihal abitiu's curator insight, September 22, 2015 6:20 AM

100 Engineering Projects for Kids

J. Mark Schwanz's curator insight, January 17, 9:33 PM

This is great and just in time to help parents help their kiddos with science fair type projects.

Chris Carter's curator insight, January 18, 2:47 AM

Wow! 100 great ideas!

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Gagnes 9 events of instruction.mp4 - YouTube

A screencast explaining gagnes 9 events of instruction.

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5 Questions To Evaluate Curriculum For Rigor

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Leslie Minton's curator insight, January 24, 2014 7:52 AM

Rigor across curriculum content, not just a particular subject matter is essential to effective teaching and learning. It is knowing what rigor is in order to determine if it exists.

Nancy Jones's curator insight, January 24, 2014 8:59 PM

This iactually the second article of a series . This is a  word used frequently, but it's definition varies.  I  think rigor need to also differentiate , say, reading levels so each learner is challenged from the level they are currently at. Rigor does not mean, "one size fits all!"

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, January 25, 2014 3:03 AM

A text does not the curriculum make. The curriculum is what the children learn and mesh with their lived history. The ultimate test is Life and all its manifestions according to Alfred North Whitehead.

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6 Things Wise Leaders Do To Engage Their Employees

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An article in the New York Daily News reports that nearly 70% of U.S. employees are miserable at work. According to the story, research conducted by the Gallup Poll suggests that the majority of American’s dislike or feel disengaged on the job. Needless to say, this is disturbing news. It’s also an indicator that leaders are having trouble finding ways to stimulate engagement with today’s employees – a workforce that is much more diverse and younger than ever before. Many corporations are experiencing transformation mode, where leadership is about enabling the full potential in others. It’s about allowing employees to be their authentic selves so they can leverage their strengths and unique perspectives.

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Jenny Ebermann's curator insight, August 14, 2015 8:12 AM

Are you engaging your employees and ensuring their enablement?

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Not an Introvert, Not an Extrovert? You May Be An Ambivert

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Ambiverts have introverted and extroverted traits, but neither trait is dominant. As a result, they have more balanced, or nuanced, personalities. They aren’t the folks yammering your ear off. Nor are they the totally silent ones happily ensconced in the corner.

Ambiverts move between being social or being solitary, speaking up or listening carefully with greater ease than either extroverts or introverts. “It is like they’re bilingual,” says Daniel Pink, a business book author and co-host of Crowd Control, a TV series on human behavior, who has studied ambiversion. “They have a wider range of skills and can connect with a wider range of people in the same way someone who speaks English and Spanish can.”

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Connie Butcher's curator insight, August 3, 2015 9:46 AM

Ambiverts have introverted and extroverted traits, but neither trait is dominant. As a result, they have more balanced, or nuanced, personalities. They aren’t the folks yammering your ear off. Nor are they the totally silent ones happily ensconced in the corner.

 

Ambiverts move between being social or being solitary, speaking up or listening carefully with greater ease than either extroverts or introverts. “It is like they’re bilingual,” saysDaniel Pink, a business book author and co-host of Crowd Control, a TV series on human behavior, who has studied ambiversion. “They have a wider range of skills and can connect with a wider range of people in the same way someone who speaks English and Spanish can.”

Franc Viktor Nekrep's curator insight, August 4, 2015 7:13 AM

Ambiverts have introverted and extroverted traits, but neither trait is dominant. As a result, they have more balanced, or nuanced, personalities. They aren’t the folks yammering your ear off. Nor are they the totally silent ones happily ensconced in the corner.

 

Ambiverts move between being social or being solitary, speaking up or listening carefully with greater ease than either extroverts or introverts. “It is like they’re bilingual,” saysDaniel Pink, a business book author and co-host of Crowd Control, a TV series on human behavior, who has studied ambiversion. “They have a wider range of skills and can connect with a wider range of people in the same way someone who speaks English and Spanish can.”

Silvia Nascimento's curator insight, August 6, 2015 9:22 PM

Ambiverts have introverted and extroverted traits, but neither trait is dominant. As a result, they have more balanced, or nuanced, personalities. They aren’t the folks yammering your ear off. Nor are they the totally silent ones happily ensconced in the corner.

 

Ambiverts move between being social or being solitary, speaking up or listening carefully with greater ease than either extroverts or introverts. “It is like they’re bilingual,” saysDaniel Pink, a business book author and co-host of Crowd Control, a TV series on human behavior, who has studied ambiversion. “They have a wider range of skills and can connect with a wider range of people in the same way someone who speaks English and Spanish can.”

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Schools should be more like farms, not factories

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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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The Eight Components Of Great Professional Development | ICT | eLeadership | eSkills

The Eight Components Of Great Professional Development | ICT | eLeadership | eSkills | Enrjtk Educatr | Scoop.it

“We know a lot about how teachers can help improve learning outcomes for children; we know rather less about how to help teachers do that effectively.”


Learn more:


https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/05/26/what-are-the-skills-needed-from-students-in-the-future/


https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/03/15/professional-development-why-educators-and-teachers-cant-catch-up-that-quickly-and-how-to-change-it/


https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/03/28/learning-to-learn-for-my-professional-development-i-did-it-my-way/


https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/10/03/design-the-learning-of-your-learners-students-ideas/



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Simon Awuyo's curator insight, June 25, 2015 6:23 AM

The CCTIonline course I am doing now is for my professional development. I need the tips to continue pursuing my dreams.

Angela Ribo's curator insight, June 25, 2015 12:22 PM

It is good to have a list like this to reflect on and consider what else I need to make sure to include in our professional development for our teachers this next year.

Steve Whitmore's curator insight, June 27, 2015 9:23 AM

Another list of planning tools.

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An Introduction to Design Thinking (Part Two)

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In the constructivist-learning model, engagement and experience combine
with immersive environments and self-organisation of knowledge to establish
a context in which learning occurs naturally. Constructivism has since the
time of Dewey become closely affiliated with Project Based Learning and yet
despite years of efforts to refine the process the result does not always
match the promise (Scheer, Noweski and Meinel. 2012). Scheer et al. argue
that ‘Design Thinking’ is capable of providing

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Maree Whiteley's curator insight, June 10, 2015 7:14 PM

Taking Action begins by 'identifying a problem/issue'...and the investigation begins.

Helen Teague's curator insight, June 11, 2015 4:37 PM

In the constructivist-learning model, engagement and experience combine with immersive environments and self-organisation of knowledge to establish a context in which learning occurs naturally. Constructivism has since the time of Dewey become closely affiliated with Project Based Learning and yet despite years of efforts to refine the process the result does not always match the promise (Scheer, Noweski and Meinel. 2012). Scheer et al. argue that ‘Design Thinking’ is capable of providing

Willem Kuypers's curator insight, June 15, 2015 3:04 AM

Un article intéressant sur le lien entre constructivisme et l'apprentissage par projet. Cela ne marche pas toujours, et l'apprentissage par conception conviendrait mieux.

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3 Ways a Leader’s Attitude Impacts the Team

3 Ways a Leader’s Attitude Impacts the Team | Enrjtk Educatr | Scoop.it
3 ways your attitude is impacting your team's passion and enthusiasm. Make sure you aren't contributing to your employee's attitude problem.

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Pamela Perry King's curator insight, June 4, 2015 10:07 AM

Attitude is like a cold....cough on someone and spread the joy!

Dr. Deborah Brennan's curator insight, June 4, 2015 10:39 AM

Leaders have to be self aware.  What they say, do, even think effects the whole school!

Dr. Deborah Brennan's curator insight, June 10, 2015 5:30 PM

Attitude matters!  A teacher's attitude affects the students - a leader's attitude sets the tone for the entire building.  Someone once said, "the principal should be the happiest person in the building" (it is the principal, more than others, who controls so much of what goes on).