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The Truth About Bullying Infographic

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Bullying is a topic that surfaced in the mainstream a few years ago and won't be going away anytime soon.
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The many emotional issues that effect the education and well being of our students.
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Brain-Compatible Study Strategies

Brain-Compatible Study Strategies | Educating for Empathy and Emotional Well-Being | Scoop.it
Driving my 15-year-old daughter home from cross country, I asked her where she learned to study. She replied, "Mom, I have never been taught how to study, we just do it because teachers have way too
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Clever analogy for the meta cognition steps needed to prepare for an assessment
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The Overprotected Kid

The Overprotected Kid | Educating for Empathy and Emotional Well-Being | Scoop.it
A preoccupation with safety has stripped childhood of independence, risk taking, and discovery—without making it safer. A new kind of playground points to a better solution.
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I am really fascinated by the topic and the need for our children to develop resilience. This article from ATLANTIC discusses one of the reasons why it is such a challenge.
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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."


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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, 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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Louis C.K.'s Explanation of Why He Hates Smartphones Is Sad, Brilliant

Louis C.K.'s Explanation of Why He Hates Smartphones Is Sad, Brilliant | Educating for Empathy and Emotional Well-Being | Scoop.it
In a clarion call that will likely rival his insta-legendary "everything's amazing and nobody's happy" diatribe delivered nearly five years ago on Late Night with Conan O'Brien, comedian Louis C.K.
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Comedy is funny because it is based in reality. Some uncomfortable truths from Louis CK about out digital world and kids.
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Padleting Together » Third Graders, Dreaming Big

Padleting Together » Third Graders, Dreaming Big | Educating for Empathy and Emotional Well-Being | Scoop.it
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a clever list op options for padlet in the classroom  as an organizing tool as well as a creative one.

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Teaching Empathy: Turning a Lesson Plan into a Life Skill

Teaching Empathy: Turning a Lesson Plan into a Life Skill | Educating for Empathy and Emotional Well-Being | Scoop.it
Worried about the shrinking presence of empathy in our schools? I know how you feel.

With classrooms operating more like grade factories, it's hard to make the case for school-driven empathy. Faced
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from the text:"The most powerful feature of jigsaw learning -- the very reason behind its conception -- is practiced empathy."? insightful observations that jigsaw groups facilitate cognitive empathy.

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from the text:"The most powerful feature of jigsaw learning -- the very reason behind its conception -- is practiced empathy."? insightful observations that jigsaw groups facilitate cognitive empathy.

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12 Most Striking Tendencies of Creative People

12 Most Striking Tendencies of Creative People | Educating for Empathy and Emotional Well-Being | Scoop.it
Kim Phillips shares the 12 Most Striking Tendencies of Creative People.

 

Ever wonder what makes those wacky, creative types tick? How is it that some people seem to come up with all kinds of interesting, original work while the rest of us trudge along in our daily routines?

 

Creative people are different because they operate a little differently.

 


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This article seems spot on to me!

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K'Ailene M. McGlothen's curator insight, February 3, 2:13 PM

Interesting article celebrating the unique traits of creative people.

Sandeep Gautam's curator insight, February 4, 11:33 AM

good list!

Sharla Shults's curator insight, February 22, 8:47 PM

The soul of creativity is...imagination!

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Can you train yourself to be kind?

Can you train yourself to be kind? | Educating for Empathy and Emotional Well-Being | Scoop.it
Scientists from the University of Wisconsin-Madison found people trained in compassion are more likely to give money to people in need.
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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, January 25, 3:06 AM

It takes time and patience.

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Low-Income Schools See Big Benefits in Teaching Mindfulness

Low-Income Schools See Big Benefits in Teaching Mindfulness | Educating for Empathy and Emotional Well-Being | Scoop.it
Studies of mindfulness programs in schools have found that regular practice — even just a few minutes per day — improves student self-control and increases their classroom participation, respect for others, happiness, optimism, and self-acceptance...
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iIthink this whole idea of mindfulness and focus can also be a benefit and neutralizer from the effect of some much digital activity with automatic feedback.

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, January 17, 9:11 PM

Mindfulness is a concept that cannot be underestimated. Children would benefit from meditation, yoga, and other practices which contribute to mindfulness.

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The Case for Nagging Kids About Their Homework

The Case for Nagging Kids About Their Homework | Educating for Empathy and Emotional Well-Being | Scoop.it
The backlash against "helicopter parenting" may have gone too far.
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"Students thrive when they feel they can master the task they are given, when they see the purpose of that task, when they are engaged in the work and when they get positive feedback from peers, teachers, or parents for their efforts. Creating these conditions, and cultivating the motivation that will follow, may well require parental intervention. When teens begin to struggle in school, that is the moment for parents to become more attuned to their child's academic life, it is the point at which they should step up, not step back."
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Success Comes From the HEART

Success Comes From the HEART | Educating for Empathy and Emotional Well-Being | Scoop.it
Success often has as much or more to do with people's thoughts and actions as it does their abilities. I noticed this in academics, business, and sports before becoming a teacher, and tried to convince students of this after becoming a teacher.
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Why it’s (long past) time for social and emotional learning

Why it’s (long past) time for social and emotional learning | Educating for Empathy and Emotional Well-Being | Scoop.it
Sacramento's superintendent explains.
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If you read carefully, this is really about grit and reslience-learning to grow , not to be rewarded with a grade.

 

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, December 16, 2013 3:17 PM

We need adults and children who are resilient and can handle setbacks effectively.

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Age of Distraction: Why It’s Crucial for Students to Learn to Focus

Age of Distraction: Why It’s Crucial for Students to Learn to Focus | Educating for Empathy and Emotional Well-Being | Scoop.it
Learning to focus on one task while tuning out the many distractions vying for attention is a crucial life skill that some students are missing.
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With a reference to Daniel Goldman's book FOCUS, I couldn't agree more about focus as another skill to be modeled, modeled and taught in a digital classroom. I am also enthusiastic about this idea of meditation /yoga as a calming tool during the school day
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Don't Help Your Kids With Their Homework

Don't Help Your Kids With Their Homework | Educating for Empathy and Emotional Well-Being | Scoop.it
And other insights from a ground- breaking study of how parents impact children’s academic achievement
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More from Atlantic about how our parenting can have a negative impact even with the best of intentions.
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Resources and Lesson Plans for Social and Emotional Learning

Resources and Lesson Plans for Social and Emotional Learning | Educating for Empathy and Emotional Well-Being | Scoop.it
Click on any of the titles below to download a PDF of one of Jefferson County Public Schools' resources for success. [ PDF files can be viewed on a wide variety of platforms -- both as a br
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Wow! A motherlode of resources and recommendations. Thanks,Edutopia
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Toolkit for The Neuroscience of Culturally Responsive Pedagogy | Teaching Tolerance

Toolkit for The Neuroscience of Culturally Responsive Pedagogy | Teaching Tolerance | Educating for Empathy and Emotional Well-Being | Scoop.it
An interesting collection on the topic is social emotional learning from Teaching Tolerance
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Can Kindness Be Taught?

Can Kindness Be Taught? | Educating for Empathy and Emotional Well-Being | Scoop.it
Recently, the non-profit daily ideas exchange known as Zocalo Public Square had an online debate about whether kindness can be taught, as part of a more general public conversation about altruism.
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Edutopia has been offering some great series of articles on a variety of topics. I find the idea of social-emotional learning to be one of their most interesting.Empathy is one of the 21st century skills that is best taught and modeled in our real world.

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How Reading Literature Cultivates Empathy

How Reading Literature Cultivates Empathy | Educating for Empathy and Emotional Well-Being | Scoop.it
"Nearly a quarter of American adults did not read a single book in the past year." I was eating an apple when I read this this and I gasped and the apple piece got stuck and I ran around trying to fi
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Just a validation of what we already know, but still a great discussion starter for curriculum or faculty meeting.

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Resources for Learning About Empathy on Valentine's Day

Resources for Learning About Empathy on Valentine's Day | Educating for Empathy and Emotional Well-Being | Scoop.it
Valentine's Day creates a lot of excitement for students, and of course, there are plenty of teachable moments around the day. You might cover the history of the holiday, some V-Day-themed math, or a
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A number of good ideas and resources. What a great opportunity to focus on something that is becoming a lost art in many ways.
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What You Need to Know about Empathy Vs Sympathy ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

What You Need to Know about Empathy Vs Sympathy ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Educating for Empathy and Emotional Well-Being | Scoop.it
Not only is this an important topic and a skill to encourage and develop, there is a wonderful RSA video of a portion of a TED talk by Andrea Garber.
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True Grit: The Best Measure of Success and How to Teach It

True Grit: The Best Measure of Success and How to Teach It | Educating for Empathy and Emotional Well-Being | Scoop.it
Can you predict academic success or whether a child will graduate? You can, but not how you might think. When psychologist Angela Duckworth studied people in various challenging situations, includin
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Residence apparently needs to be modeled and taught. Sad state of affairs when we can't move forward because we are afraid of mistakes. Risk taking is what leads to discovery .
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7 Ways to Raise an Ethical Child

7 Ways to Raise an Ethical Child | Educating for Empathy and Emotional Well-Being | Scoop.it
Why we must nurture children's hearts as well as minds: 7 ways to teach kids strong, ethical behavior and character in a decade of moral erosion

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I particularly like the part that concerns  to train for positive assertion versus constant compliance. The compliance to please teachers versus the ownership of learning all  to please parents often provides a conflict for me. 

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ANA's curator insight, January 12, 7:58 AM

Our heart needs education too

Jenn Alevy's comment, January 13, 3:44 AM
The only concern I have and I have not read the book, is that her assertions seem to be feeding into the culture of fear and would like to see the stats she refers to when she says youth crime is on the rise. And whose morals is she talking about? People come from a variety of countries and cultures, I hope she does not assume we are all on the same page about 'moral' issues, she may be more conservative while others are more liberal in their beliefs.
Ness Crouch's curator insight, January 14, 9:30 PM

This is an important article. Some teachers find themselves in situations where they are teaching ethical behaviour to children. This is worth a read.

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A New Theory of Elite Performance

A New Theory of Elite Performance | Educating for Empathy and Emotional Well-Being | Scoop.it
As the kids head back to school, I’m thinking about what really leads to success--as well as happiness. Part one in a three-part series.
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Part one of a three part post( links are at bottom of page)that substantiates what authors such as Carol Dweck and Angela Duckworth have been saying. Note the second article which discusses rest as an important part of success. I worry about this with today's students and their over scheduled lives.
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Creating More Compassionate Classrooms

Creating More Compassionate Classrooms | Educating for Empathy and Emotional Well-Being | Scoop.it
I had been trying to start class for several minutes. Our normal post-weekend check-in had failed. Instead of hearing updates from each other, students were having side conversations about the school
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Some good reminders for us all that it is about relationships and care as well as learning.
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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, December 18, 2013 10:53 AM

Teachers who care are great role models and help students care.

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Believing in Students: The Power to Make a Difference

Believing in Students: The Power to Make a Difference | Educating for Empathy and Emotional Well-Being | Scoop.it
After a morning Discipline With Dignity training, the high school principal and I walked to the cafeteria to eat lunch. He said, "I love your session, but it's not practical." I responded with my vie
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Can we possibly hear this enough? It is about personal connections and appreciation of effort and the desire to do well. I find the comment about rewards to be of interest as well, but often wonder if that isn't exactly what grades are, but that is for someone like Alfie Kohn to answer.

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, December 14, 2013 11:41 AM

Teachers need to meet students where they are in their learning.