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The No. 1 Enemy of Creativity: Fear of Failure

The No. 1 Enemy of Creativity: Fear of Failure | Early Education Research | Scoop.it
To innovate, stop worrying about "failure" and start thinking of "learning."

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Tess Sorensen's curator insight, May 13, 2013 4:25 PM

"I've since learned that anyone who has a sense of humor is creative."  This is an important thing to remember.  Perhaps the idea of creativity seems so above, so lofty and special, that there are times when it is hard to recognize the creativity within oneself.  Especially after years and years of creativity being not encouraged and even squashed through formal education that looks more to recitation of material than actual learning.


IncitED's curator insight, July 12, 2013 9:38 PM

Yes. This is powerful. I find many students are afraid of being wrong or of failing; too much energy is spent on this anxiety. . . . 

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Barbara Scully: Childcare should be about the child and not about the parent - Independent.ie

Barbara Scully: Childcare should be about the child and not about the parent - Independent.ie | Early Education Research | Scoop.it
As I listened to yet another debate on childcare and women in the workplace on RTE's Prime Time recently, I was reminded of an 'on air' conversation I had with the late Gerry Ryan over (RT @barbarascully: “@_lesley_bean_: as someone studying...
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How One Group Held a ‘Play-In’ to Promote Appropriate Early Childhood Education

How One Group Held a ‘Play-In’ to Promote Appropriate Early Childhood Education | Early Education Research | Scoop.it
RT @MSGunderson: .@spolos This is a write up about the play-in I talked about at Occupy. Hoping other groups take similar action.
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Betty Hart Dies at 85; Studied Children’s Learning

Betty Hart Dies at 85; Studied Children’s Learning | Early Education Research | Scoop.it

by William Yardley, New York Times

 

Dr. Hart’s work became a touchstone in debates over education policy, including what kind of investments governments should make in early intervention programs.

 

“I think you could also argue that the current interest in brain development and epigenetics reinforces at almost a molecular level what she had identified 20 years ago,” said Dr. Andrew Garner, the chairman of a work group on early brain and child development for the American Academy of Pediatrics.


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Parent Cortical Mass's curator insight, January 22, 2013 1:22 PM

The phrase"Language Dancing," one of PCM's Top 10 Learning Concepts, was coined by Dr. Betty Hart during her ground-breaking research, often referred to as the 30 Million Word Gap.  Dr. Hart died last fall.  I just discovered this article in the NYT about her.  It explains the significance of her work.

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The Future Of Education Eliminates The Classroom, Because The World Is Your Class

The Future Of Education Eliminates The Classroom, Because The World Is Your Class | Early Education Research | Scoop.it

by Marina Gorbis, FastCoExist

 

"...a whole slew of forces is driving a much larger transformation, breaking learning (and education overall) out of traditional institutional environments and embedding it in everyday settings and interactions, distributed across a wide set of platforms and tools."

 

Editor’s Note: This post is part of Co.Exist’s Futurist Forum, a series of articles by some of the world’s leading futurists about what the world will look like in the near and distant future, and how you can improve how you navigate future scenarios...


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As Children’s Freedom Has Declined, So Has Their Creativity

As Children’s Freedom Has Declined, So Has Their Creativity | Early Education Research | Scoop.it
New research suggests that American schoolchildren are becoming less creative.
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If At First You Don’t Succeed… GREAT!!

If At First You Don’t Succeed… GREAT!! | Early Education Research | Scoop.it

Mistakes: we make them every day. Regardless of their magnitude, they all share one common characteristic: they teach.


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BLEND SCHOOLS - New Yorker Cartoon Poster Print by Roz Chast at the Condé Nast Collection

BLEND SCHOOLS - New Yorker Cartoon Poster Print  by Roz Chast at the Condé Nast Collection | Early Education Research | Scoop.it

BLEND SCHOOLS - New Yorker Cartoon Poster Print by Roz Chast - at condenaststore.com. 

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Isaac Asimov on Science and Creativity in Education

Isaac Asimov on Science and Creativity in Education | Early Education Research | Scoop.it


Video of Bill Moyer's interview with Isaac Asimov. "Asimov shares invaluable insights on science, computing, religion, population growth and the universe, and echoes some of own beliefs in the power of curiosity-driven self-directed learning and the need to implement creativity in education from the onset...For more of Asimov’s cunning insight on the role of science and creativity in education, we highly recommend The Roving Mind."


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The Global Search for Education: The Education Debate 2012 -- Linda Darling-Hammond

The Global Search for Education: The Education Debate 2012 -- Linda Darling-Hammond | Early Education Research | Scoop.it

Good, comprehensive Article by CM Rubin:

 

"Investing in high-quality teaching is the centerpiece of any successful educational system."

 

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Brain Insights, LLC — You Are Making An Impact on Young Developing Brains!

Brain Insights, LLC — You Are Making An Impact on Young Developing Brains! | Early Education Research | Scoop.it

Do you realize ALL that you are doing and can do to make a REAL difference for children? You are critically important! 


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Deborah McNelis, M.Ed's curator insight, March 13, 2013 3:05 PM

Let's continue creating awarenss and understading until EVERYONE knows the way we can make a postive difference for children during the years... when their brain is developing most!

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Early Childhood Brain Insights: BRAIN AWARENESS WEEK- MAKING A DIFFERENCE FOR OUR CHILDREN

Early Childhood Brain Insights: BRAIN AWARENESS WEEK- MAKING A DIFFERENCE FOR OUR CHILDREN | Early Education Research | Scoop.it

Envision a world filled with happy children who are eager to learn, are healthy, feel confident in their abilities, have well developed language, strong math and reading skills, are creative and curious, get along with other children, are physically fit and active, and are self disciplined. Picture all of these children developing into adults in the community, contributing their skills and abilities.

Due to a wealth of research we are extremely fortunate to have the knowledge of all that contributes to making this dream possible!


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Deborah McNelis, M.Ed's curator insight, March 12, 2013 3:51 PM

It is time to ensure that EVERYONE understands the positive impact this knowledge can have. We also need to make sure everyone knows how detrimental it is for us to continue to ignore this information.

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INDOOR EDUCATION FOR OUTDOOR LEARNING? What’s wrong with this picture? : The New Nature Movement

INDOOR EDUCATION FOR OUTDOOR LEARNING? What’s wrong with this picture? : The New Nature Movement | Early Education Research | Scoop.it

"Evidence from researchers clearly indicates that physically, emotionally and mentally, children need nature/outdoor experiences on a daily basis."

 


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Tess Sorensen's comment, April 6, 2013 6:36 PM
Get out! Write those notes home about appropriate outdoor clothing, get some extras (donations/purchases) and go OUTSIDE! The world is the original playground. Once you have identified the reasons why you can't get outside, identify the solutions and DO IT!
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Early education the key - The Spokesman Review

Early education the key - The Spokesman Review | Early Education Research | Scoop.it
Early education the key
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The Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program is a premier preschool program dedicated to all aspects for healthy children.
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No Rich Child Left Behind

No Rich Child Left Behind | Early Education Research | Scoop.it
Family income is now a better predictor of children’s success in school than race. (RT @danigately: No Rich Child Left Behind, via @nytimes - less $ on testing, more $ on early childhood education? One can dream...
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Editorial - Early childhood education works; cutting it would be counterproductive - StarNewsOnline.com

Editorial - Early childhood education works; cutting it would be counterproductive - StarNewsOnline.com | Early Education Research | Scoop.it
Editorial - Early childhood education works; cutting it would be counterproductive StarNewsOnline.com Much research has been done on the value of early childhood education, and the general consensus is that students who go through such programs...
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Why Parents Need to Let Their Children Fail

Why Parents Need to Let Their Children Fail | Early Education Research | Scoop.it

by Jessica Lahey, The Atlantic

 

A new study explores what happens to students who aren't allowed to suffer through setbacks.


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Parent Cortical Mass's curator insight, January 29, 2013 7:39 PM

Jessica Lahey is an English teacher in New Hampshire.  She's worth knowing about.  Unique perspective.  Funny, too.

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What Is Informal Learning and Why Do Parents Need to Know About It?

What Is Informal Learning and Why Do Parents Need to Know About It? | Early Education Research | Scoop.it

by Ava Arsaga, Parent Cortical Mass

 

Formal learning is what takes place in schools; informal learning is what takes place the rest of the time. Teachers are in charge of formal learning; parents watch over informal learning. When you hear the concept of informal learning, you...


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Are Two Minds Better than One? Creativity and Teacher Education | Canadian Education Association (CEA)

Are Two Minds Better than One? Creativity and Teacher Education | Canadian Education Association (CEA) | Early Education Research | Scoop.it
an increasing demand for innovation and creation is omnipresent in schools http://t.co/WT61r7d9...
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Teach to learn « Another dot in the blogosphere?

Teach to learn « Another dot in the blogosphere? | Early Education Research | Scoop.it
It is a long-exposure photograph of a flashlight writing. The photographer captured both the original “Teach” from the torch and the reflection “Learn” in the puddle. One might appreciate the technical creativity of the photo.
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Sweet: the Garden of Your Mind | Eric Mulvany #education

Sweet: the Garden of Your Mind | Eric Mulvany #education | Early Education Research | Scoop.it

....“A man’s mind may be likened to a garden, which may be intelligently cultivated or allowed to run wild; but whether cultivated or neglected, it must, and will, bring forth. If no useful seeds are put into it, then an abundance of useless weed seeds will fall therein, and will continue to produce their kind.” (James Allen, As a Man Thinketh)

 

The design of learning spaces that has been my focus helps afford the gardener with useful tools perhaps creating fences to keep things out or in, utensils to plant more effectively and efficiently, however, ultimately each teacher or gardener of the student mind has responsibility for the mind garden harvest.

 

The mind garden does have one advantage over the garden of soil in that the mind garden owner can help decide the growth. “My mind is a garden. My thoughts are the seeds. My harvest will be either flower or weeds.” (Mel Weldon) Don’t we all have a mind garden needing assistance to grow and responsibility to help others grow a prosperous mind garden?

 

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Tess Sorensen's comment, April 6, 2013 6:38 PM
"My definition of Abstract – physical or mental creations which modify our senses of reality." What would life look like if we spent time each day on abstractions? I am not sure, but I imagine it would be even more beautiful.
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Do Schools Kill Creativity? A new conversation

Do Schools Kill Creativity? A new conversation | Early Education Research | Scoop.it

December 7. 2012

 

"TED and The Huffington Post are excited to bring you TEDWeekends, a curated weekend program that introduces a powerful "idea worth spreading" every Friday, anchored in an exceptional TEDTalk. This week's TEDTalk is accompanied by an original blog post from the featured speaker, along with new op-eds, thoughts and responses from the HuffPost community. Watch the talk above, read the blog post and tell us your thoughts below. Become part of the conversation"

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25 TED Talks Perfect For Classrooms - Edudemic

25 TED Talks Perfect For Classrooms - Edudemic | Early Education Research | Scoop.it

With the click of a button you can be inspired, educated, encouraged, wowed, or entertained by speakers from all walks of life.


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Early Childhood Brain Insights: NOT SURPRISING, IS IT?

Early Childhood Brain Insights: NOT SURPRISING, IS IT? | Early Education Research | Scoop.it

“This study validates something that seems to be intuitive, which is just how important nurturing parents are to creating adaptive human beings,” says lead author Joan L. Luby, MD, professor of child psychiatry. “I think the public health implications suggest that we should pay more attention to parents’ nurturing, and we should do what we can as a society to foster these skills because clearly nurturing has a very, very big impact on later development.”


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Deborah McNelis, M.Ed's curator insight, March 14, 2013 7:41 PM

This can be so reassuring for caring parents! These findings can also be inspiring to those wanting additional evidence that there is a critical need to place greater emphasis on this area and time of development. 

Giovanni Benavides's curator insight, March 22, 2013 8:06 PM

#psychology #mental health

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7 Parenting Secrets That Change Lives

7 Parenting Secrets That Change Lives | Early Education Research | Scoop.it
“Distracting and redirecting did not fool him.  Time outs and rewards did not motivate him.”  This is the story of a bright, spirited toddler with

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Deborah McNelis, M.Ed's curator insight, March 20, 2013 11:26 AM

Janet Lansbury shares incredibly valuable posts to promote the respect young children deserve!

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7. Belief in their child’s ability to actively participate in creating solutions
Tess Sorensen's comment, April 6, 2013 6:32 PM
1. Respectful, honest, first person communication (While it may seem silly to some to have to say this, it is not uncommon for adults to forget that children are people and they deserve to be respected and listened to. I promise, keeping this is mind when interacting with you child will help you enormously.)