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Can We Teach Kids Compassion?

Can We Teach Kids Compassion? | Cuppa | Scoop.it

As a nation of educators, parents, children and their family members – how can we come to terms with that event? Is there a response educators and communities could make that would help us all to heal? And is there a way to reduce the number of people in our world who are capable of taking actions like those Adam Lanza took?

 

These concerns brought me back to the question of whether compassion could be taught. From my spiritual training as a Buddhist in a Tibetan lineage, I knew beyond doubt that the answer is YES. Training in compassion has been practiced in the East for thousands of years. Practices to awaken and strengthen compassion for all beings, in all circumstances, are the foundation of every young monk and nun’s education – and even a middle-class, middle-aged guy like me can benefit significantly from them.

 

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The four traits of collaborative leadership

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In the latest in our series about The Future of Work, Katie McCrory explores the changing nature of leadership. Some say being a CEO is the loneliest job in the world. Perched right at the top of that org chart, responsible for every tough business decision, knowing you can never forge true friendsh...

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Collaboration: Key to Innovation

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Teaching students about product development uses all the core subjects, and it begins with teachers willing to create their own atmosphere of collaborative innovation.
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Want to Get More Girls Into STEM? Give Them Real-World Work

Want to Get More Girls Into STEM? Give Them Real-World Work | Cuppa | Scoop.it
A high school program’s combination of strong, fun female role models and hands-on learning has helped boost girls’ confidence and excitement about tech.
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Why Schools Need More 'Hybrid' Teaching Roles

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Too many good teachers are forced to leave the classroom just because they want new challenges and a sense of advancement, English teacher Paul Barnwell says.
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Digital Learning Day: Resource Roundup

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The fourth annual Digital Learning Day will be on March 13, 2015. We’ve compiled some useful resources to help you celebrate the day with your class and support digital learners all year long.
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When School Leaders Empower Teachers, Better Ideas Emerge

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Distributed leadership is not about delegating tasks, but giving individuals ownership over outcomes and creating a culture of innovation.
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Instead of Framing ‘Failure’ As a Positive, Why Not Just Use Positive Words?

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The importance of positive language within how society conceptualizes learning is evident for the growth of student potential and learning.
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Stop Wanting Your Kids To Be Happy | KQED

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Most parents say they just want their kids to be happy adults. Erica Reischer says that's a mistake.
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How Mindfulness Can Jumpstart Our Exercise Routines

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By paying more attention to the experience of exercise itself, even the most reluctant of exercisers might begin to find pleasure in movement.
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Parents, you’ve been doing pep talks all wrong - The Boston Globe

Parents, you’ve been doing pep talks all wrong - The Boston Globe | Cuppa | Scoop.it
But don’t worry, this sports psychologist tells you how to get them right.
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Ed tech that needs nothing but a TV and VCR? - The Hechinger Report

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MIT BLOSSOMS, one of the most exciting and effective uses of educational technology to help high school students learn math and science, doesn’t boast the latest in artificial intelligence or adaptive algorithms. Its secret weapon is, rather, a canny understanding of human psychology—both students’ and teachers’. Technologically speaking, its basic model could be executed with …
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The Right Way to End a Meeting

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With closure.
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Learning Disabled or School Disabled? - Independent Ideas Blog

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The National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) is a nonprofit membership association that provides services to more than 1,700 schools and associations of schools in the United States and abroad, including 1,400 independent private K-12 schools in the U.S.
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Who Spewed That Abuse? Anonymous Yik Yak App Isn’t Telling

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Yik Yak, a social media app that serves as a local bulletin board, has proved popular especially on college campuses, but the cover of anonymity it offers allows for some unfettered nastiness.
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What Happens When Teens Try to Disconnect From Tech For Three Days

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When students sealed up their phones in manilla envelopes for three days, they had a chance to reflect on the role of tech in their relationships and their lives.
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How Maker Culture Builds Stronger Learning Communities

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An innovative youth leadership program called Public Workshop has been partnering with high school students to remake their environment.
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How to Grow a Classroom Culture That Supports Blended Learning

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Palo Alto High School teacher Esther Wojcicki shares her guidelines on creating a culture of trust, respect and independence for blended learning.
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Expelled in preschool - The Hechinger Report

CHICAGO — A few years ago, 4-year-old Danny was on the verge of being expelled from a Chicago preschool for violent behavior when a woman named Lauren Wiley was called in to help. She met with the boy’s teacher, who thought he needed to be medicated for attention deficit disorder. But as Wiley listened, the teacher …
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Social Justice: A Whole-School Approach

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Read about a social justice-based school that addresses larger issues as a learning community, builds curriculum around service learning, and regularly involves families.

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