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Reading increases empathy, a high demand skil

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Education is broadening its focus from main academics to include emotional and social skills. Empathy is a skill that is increasingly sought after, not just in classrooms, but also in professional spaces.

 

But how does one learn empathy?
Read. Read more.

 

Research shows that reading literature helps readers understand characters, their thoughts, motivations, and feelings.

 

Readers also predict what will happen next to characters, and link actions to consequences. These skills translate to the real world, where readers can understand the motivations and feelings of people they interact with, as well as predict what they may do next.

 

Why are employers emphasizing empathy?

 

by Bryan Green:

 

image source: Youth reading, Persian miniature by Reza Abbasi, 1625-6

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reading_(visual_activity) ;


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BobbyO's curator insight, August 7, 4:26 PM

Reading Skills.

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I used novel studies and we explored the interactions, the conflicts between characters i.e. Philip and Timothy in The Cay. Students enjoyed the books and found themselves identifying in various ways with the characters as they matured.

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Let It Marinate: The Importance of Reflection and Closing

Let It Marinate: The Importance of Reflection and Closing | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Edutopia blogger Josh Block, acknowledging that it takes time to process information and synthesize ideas, offers some reflective and closing activities to deepen students' learning in those critical minutes at the end of class.
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How To Embed A YouTube Video & Other Media In Your PowerPoint Presentation

How To Embed A YouTube Video & Other Media In Your PowerPoint Presentation | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Typical presentations are dull affairs with text and corporate backgrounds providing little of interest. Microsoft knows this. They even released their own PowerPoint alternative called Sway.

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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, December 14, 2:21 AM

Useful tips for learning how to embed videos and other media in your PPT presentations.

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A+ Education Partnership Presents ACT Aspire | Blog | A+ College Ready

A+ Education Partnership Presents ACT Aspire | Blog | A+ College Ready | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
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Teachers, parents, and coaches: Need information about the ACT Aspire? This blog post is very informative!
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WeAreTeachers: Teacher HELPLINE: Best News Sites for Kids?

WeAreTeachers: Teacher HELPLINE: Best News Sites for Kids? | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
The Teacher HELPLINE lists the best picks for classroom-friendly news sites.
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Empowering Student Writers

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Once students are ready to write, different strategies for revision and publication will test and stretch their ability to think critically about their own work.
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WeAreTeachers: 5 Quick Ways to Assess Kids' Writing Progress

WeAreTeachers: 5 Quick Ways to Assess Kids' Writing Progress | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Is your students' writing all over the map? Here are five quick strategies to assess students' writing that are fair and will save you hours of grading time.
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Growth Mindset Reflective Questions for Teachers

Growth Mindset Reflective Questions for Teachers | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it

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Co-Teachers: Seamless but Not Interchangeable | MiddleWeb

Co-Teachers: Seamless but Not Interchangeable | MiddleWeb | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Ever been told by experts that teachers in co-taught classrooms should not be distinguishable? Special educator Elizabeth Stein believes they got it all wrong.
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Innovative Practice: 5 Strategies for the Early Learning Classroom

Innovative Practice: 5 Strategies for the Early Learning Classroom | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Project- and play-based learning are essential in the early grades to develop creative learning dispositions during the brain's most active period of synaptic growth.
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Educators dispel myths about national standards

Educators dispel myths about national standards | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it

WORCESTER — The Common Core State Standards dictate curricula, the study of literature is being phased out and students are being taught a new kind of math.


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New Visual: 25 Success Features Characterizing 21st Century Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

New Visual: 25 Success Features Characterizing 21st Century Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it

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How Rural Schools Paid for Students’ Home Internet to Transform Learning - ALABAMA

How Rural Schools Paid for Students’ Home Internet to Transform Learning - ALABAMA | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it

A rural Alabama school district made a significant investment in universal Internet access for students and breathed new life into a dying community.

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When High School Students Struggle with Textbook Reading

When High School Students Struggle with Textbook Reading | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Many textbooks aren't even close to authentic reading experiences. Minimize student struggle by identifying purpose, assigning reasonable homework, and teaching them to self-monitor for understanding.
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Assigning reading with a PURPOSE is more productive than assigning a blanket directive to read a chapter.
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OneNote for Teachers - Interactive Guides (shared by @thrillsuril )

OneNote for Teachers - Interactive Guides (shared by @thrillsuril ) | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Learn the basics of Microsoft OneNote, and then dive into specific scenarios for teachers with these interactive guides.

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Breathing Anchor Charts

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I finally had a chance to try an idea this summer during our literacy summer school and wanted to quickly share before the new year. We use anchor charts all the time - math, reading, writing, etc....
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Shanahan on Literacy: Second Language Powerpoints

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PowerPoints from Dr. Shanahan's presentation in AZ - for Spanish language students
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Second Language PowerPoints for Spanish language students from Dr. Shanahan
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Why Your Students Can't Stay Seated, Organized, or Focused (And What To Do About It)

Why Your Students Can't Stay Seated, Organized, or Focused (And What To Do About It) | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
I have a treat for you today! One hot topic in the education world today is executive functioning. Anne-Marie Morey reached out to me to write a post about how to help students that are distracte...
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100 Resources for Teaching Kids With Dyslexia - Homeschooling with Dyslexia

100 Resources for Teaching Kids With Dyslexia - Homeschooling with Dyslexia | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
100 of the best, evidence-based resources for those who teach students with dyslexia.
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Developing Students’ Self-Assessment Skills

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I’ve been rereading some of the research on student self-assessment and thinking about how students develop these skills. They are important in college, all but essential in most professions, but they’re rarely taught explicitly. We assume (or hope) they’re the kind of skills student can pick up on their own, even though most of us see evidence to the contrary. Many students, especially beginning ones, routinely overestimate their ability and underestimate the difficulty of course content. How often did I hear this comment about my courses: “A communication course? Gotta be a piece of cake. I’ve been talking since I was 3.”
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A New Lens on Teaching

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Can teacher-controlled video cameras transform the classroom observation process?

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, December 10, 11:17 PM

If we standardize observation rubric, does that improve on the "perfunctory" ways we do them now?

 

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Student Engagement: Resource Roundup

Student Engagement: Resource Roundup | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Keeping students captivated and ready to learn throughout the year is no small task. Here's a list of articles, videos, links, and other resources that offer strategies and advice for keeping them engaged in learning.
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Copyright Flowchart: Can I Use It? Yes? No? If This... Then...

Copyright Flowchart: Can I Use It? Yes? No? If This... Then... | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
It is the responsibility of all educators to model good digital citizenship for their students. Especially when it comes to copyright, plagiarism and intellectual property. The waters are murky. No...

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Lynnette Van Dyke's curator insight, December 9, 8:42 PM

Awesome

Dr. Laura Sheneman's curator insight, December 10, 12:06 PM

Wow!  Take a look at this copyright flowchart.  Every business and educator should have this posted by their desk or bookmarked for easy access.

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Golden Rules for Engaging Students in Learning Activities

Golden Rules for Engaging Students in Learning Activities | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Six key rules for student engagement include making it meaningful, fostering efficacy, autonomy support, collaborative learning, establishing positive teacher-student relationships, and mastery orientations.

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Becky Roehrs's curator insight, December 9, 7:43 AM

All of the rules are explained and examples of how to implement each rule are provided. Based on a ton of research, too.

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, December 9, 12:51 PM

Learning and teaching are based on the meaning they provide.

 

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Leading with Curiosity - The "Better" Question Changes Everything

Leading with Curiosity - The "Better" Question Changes Everything | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
Recurring issues reflect poor leadership. How long will you tolerate pestering problems? Courageous leaders believe we can do better. Begin “better”: If you can’t make it better, find something you...

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Dixie Binford's curator insight, December 10, 10:23 AM

Great short piece on how to rephrase and reframe.

Jillian Pellicano's curator insight, December 10, 11:13 AM

Staying positive is key. Use these questions to create an environment that gets better after every failure. 

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Great Teacher-tested Games to Engage Your Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Great Teacher-tested Games to Engage Your Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it
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