Educating for Empathy and Emotional Well-Being
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The many emotional issues that effect the education and well being of our students.
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How Kids Learn Resilience

How Kids Learn Resilience | Educating for Empathy and Emotional Well-Being | Scoop.it
In recent years, the idea that educators should be teaching kids qualities like grit and self-control has caught on. Successful strategies, though, are hard to come by.
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Not only how student can develop resilience, but also incentives backfire that actually diminish learning by offering cash rewards for performance
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The 6 Characteristics of Effective Praise

The 6 Characteristics of Effective Praise | Educating for Empathy and Emotional Well-Being | Scoop.it
Most educators use praise in their classrooms. However, students can interpret praise positively or negatively and teachers need to know the difference. Author and consultant Barbara Blackburn look…
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Overcoming the Fear of Being Wrong: 20 Ways To Help Your Students

Overcoming the Fear of Being Wrong: 20 Ways To Help Your Students | Educating for Empathy and Emotional Well-Being | Scoop.it

"Like cheating on a test, ignoring a friend’s phone call, wallowing in self-pity, or eating a pint of ice cream in one sitting, being wrong feels the worst when someone else is around to witness it. Unlike these things, being wrong is unjustly stigmatized as unacceptable. Everyone answers a question incorrectly now and then, but it’s the shame associated with being wrong, especially in front of others, that harms us more than the fault itself."


Via Beth Dichter
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We will never grow if we don't make mistakes and then learn from them. I am sure Bill Gates and James Dyson would agree. Look up any interview with them as they talk about their products.

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, March 16, 2014 9:27 PM

Many students are afraid to fail. Therefore they may be afraid to try new things or to ask questions. Too often we may hear the words "I don't know" because the student may feel embarrassed if the give an incorrect answer. This post discusses this topic in some detail before it provides 20 suggestions on ways to work with students to help them overcome the fear of being wrong. Five of the suggestions are below. Additional information on each is in the post as well as fifteen additional suggestions.

* Learning has two definitions and one is failure.

* Always respond to an answer with more than No."

* Turn wrong answers into a learning experience for all.

* The "wrong" answer is often more educational than the "right" answer.

* Remember that everyone is wrong sometimes.

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What Harnessing the Positive Side of Stress Can Do for Students

What Harnessing the Positive Side of Stress Can Do for Students | Educating for Empathy and Emotional Well-Being | Scoop.it
Some types of stress can be used in a more positive way in order to improve learning, develop purpose and form stronger emotional connections with others.
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Food for thought...  "In a number of situations, accepting and embracing the stress instead of trying to calm down helped students to do better,”

“When we are anxious, stop interpreting it as a sign we are inadequate and start seeing it as a way we can rise to the challenge,” McGonigal said." ( Ted Talk included- "How to Make Stress Your Friend.)

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Study: Fidgeting Helps Students with ADHD Stay Focused

Study: Fidgeting Helps Students with ADHD Stay Focused | Educating for Empathy and Emotional Well-Being | Scoop.it
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Nancy Jones's curator insight, August 13, 2015 12:26 PM

rNo suprise here, but we need to be open to it. The standing desks could be a great option in every classroom for any learner. I have noticed them being used not only by some teachers, but also in a number of business settings as well. We have all heard the saying " thinking on your feet."  Let's embrace the fact that it works best for some. Vive le difference!