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The many emotional issues that effect the education and well being of our students.
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Why Kids Care More About Achievement Than Helping Others

Why Kids Care More About Achievement Than Helping Others | Educating for Empathy and Emotional Well-Being | Scoop.it
A new study suggests that parents and teachers may be sending kids the wrong message.
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This is no surprise to me at all, but I am glad someone is finally putting it out there. Good read.

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Harvard Says The Best Thinkers Have These 7 'Thinking Dispositions'

Harvard Says The Best Thinkers Have These 7 'Thinking Dispositions' | Educating for Empathy and Emotional Well-Being | Scoop.it

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Best Thinkers Have These 7 'Thinking Dispositions'...


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Tough Love: A Lifelong Gift | Empathy | Responsibility

Tough Love: A Lifelong Gift | Empathy | Responsibility | Educating for Empathy and Emotional Well-Being | Scoop.it
Why are cheating, lying, and bullying so widespread? We’re either too apathetic, too lazy to call them out or look the other way. It’s time for tough love.

 

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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Empathy

 


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While I am not sure I am 100% on board with everything in here! I do. Think it is great food for thought and discussion.

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Gust MEES's curator insight, September 20, 12:58 PM
Why are cheating, lying, and bullying so widespread? We’re either too apathetic, too lazy to call them out or look the other way. It’s time for tough love.


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Creating the Context for Growth Mindsets in the Classroom

Elizabeth Stein examines the benefits of a growth mindset, and suggests ways teachers can encourage it in students.
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Stein feels that the social emotional part of the mindset is yet another important part. 5 keys to success are mentioned as well as breathing exercises as well.

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These Four Words Will Make You Better at Parties

These Four Words Will Make You Better at Parties | Educating for Empathy and Emotional Well-Being | Scoop.it
Empathy makes you better at cocktail parties—and at life.
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from Atlantic.com These Four Words Will Make You Better at Parties | @scoopit http://sco.lt/...

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Nancy Jones's curator insight, August 24, 6:32 PM

this is a great tip and thoughtful article. it isn't about education in school, but more about education in life and skills that will last a lifetime.

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Free Technology for Teachers: How to Have Students Practice Presentation Skills While Teaching You About Technology

Free Technology for Teachers: How to Have Students Practice Presentation Skills While Teaching You About Technology | Educating for Empathy and Emotional Well-Being | Scoop.it
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In a word, this is GENIUS. not only to hit the ground running, but to assuage teachers that, when given a meaningful task, they can not only get onboard, but teach them so that it is a truly collaborative classroom..

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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
Guest blogger Joe Hirsch, teacher leader and curriculum developer, describes the jigsaw method of cooperative learning and how it naturally builds empathy as students rely on each other to share pieces of a bigger picture.
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This is a skill not only our students, but our world sorely needs.

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Gust MEES's curator insight, September 19, 6:24 PM
Guest blogger Joe Hirsch, teacher leader and curriculum developer, describes the jigsaw method of cooperative learning and how it naturally builds empathy as students rely on each other to share pieces of a bigger picture.


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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Empathy


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15 Scientifically Proven Ways to Be Happier

Anyone can feel happier. It's easy. Science says so.

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Great infographic with information worth sharing and thinking about.

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, August 9, 10:49 AM

This is a great infographic for School. Happy people, including teachers and students, are more productive in their work. In fact, their work might not even seem to be work.

 

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8 Ways to Teach Mindfulness to Kids

8 Ways to Teach Mindfulness to Kids | Educating for Empathy and Emotional Well-Being | Scoop.it
The purpose of teaching mindfulness to our children is to give them skills to develop their awareness of their inner and outer experiences, to understand how emotions manifest in their bodies and to recognize when their attention has wandered and to ...
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Empathy: the Key to Social and Emotional Learning

Empathy: the Key to Social and Emotional Learning | Educating for Empathy and Emotional Well-Being | Scoop.it
Educators are aware that social problems like poverty, unsafe neighborhoods, violence, and family trauma can affect how students learn when they come to schoo
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This is an important skill for educators to keep front and center.

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Are you raising nice kids? A Harvard psychologist gives 5 ways to raise them to be kind

Are you raising nice kids? A Harvard psychologist gives 5 ways to raise them to be kind | Educating for Empathy and Emotional Well-Being | Scoop.it
Think your kids are being raised to be kind? Think again. A Harvard researcher and psychologist has 5 ways to train your child to be kind and empathetic.
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This is a bit  of sad  phenomenon to think that parents are not teaching their children to be kind and empathetic, but it would seem it is all to true. We need our children to be more other directed if we want to make sure they live in a kinder world.

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Why Kids Care More About Achievement Than Helping Others

Why Kids Care More About Achievement Than Helping Others | Educating for Empathy and Emotional Well-Being | Scoop.it
A new study suggests that parents and teachers may be sending kids the wrong message.
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Sadly, the information here rings all too true to me.

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I’m not your inspiration, thank you very much

I’m not your inspiration, thank you very much | Educating for Empathy and Emotional Well-Being | Scoop.it
Stella Young is a comedian and journalist who happens to go about her day in a wheelchair — a fact that doesn’t, she’d like to make clear, automatically turn her into a noble inspiration to all humanity. In this very funny talk, Young breaks down society's habit of turning disabled people into “inspiration porn.”
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I found this powerful as well as thought provoking. It will have me thinking about the concept of"inspiration porn" as more of an objectification of another group of people. Going to spend some time thinking about this and how it applies to some of the YA literature our kids read as well.

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To Teach Facts, Start with Feelings

To Teach Facts, Start with Feelings | Educating for Empathy and Emotional Well-Being | Scoop.it
Students are more likely to engage in learning if you present the material in the context of a story conveying emotions that they can understand.
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It seems a no brainer of sorts, but it is about the connection. Stories engage as all .

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, November 8, 7:29 PM

This makes sense on an intuitive level, as well. We experience the world and how we live in. That is not about someone else's experience and facts. It is about our encounters.

 

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Q&A with Daniel Goleman: How the Research Supports Social-Emotional Learning

Q&A with Daniel Goleman: How the Research Supports Social-Emotional Learning | Educating for Empathy and Emotional Well-Being | Scoop.it
Research shows that SEL increases prosocial classroom behavior, teaches cognitive control, changes students' home life, and prepares them for future success.
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I look forward to reading his latest work,  The Triple Focus: A New Approach to Education, I think we all need to give serious thought and conversation to the value of Cognitive control as a life skill rather than merely test scores.

"But IQ does not predict who will be a star performer, nor emerge as a leader. Competence models, done by organizational human resources to identify what factors make someone a standout performer, ignore IQ and school performance -- they are irrelevant by the time you are competing with others on the job, where emotional intelligence skills like self-awareness, self-management, empathy, teamwork, and the like identify the best workers"

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Growth Mindset: A Driving Philosophy, Not Just a Tool

Growth Mindset: A Driving Philosophy, Not Just a Tool | Educating for Empathy and Emotional Well-Being | Scoop.it
It's important to recognize that a growth mindset is an overall paradigm for personal development rather than a pedagogical tool for measuring academic accomplishment.


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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, September 19, 8:12 PM

Growth mindset should be a philosophy in teaching and learning. Does it replace pedagogy? I don't think so, but I think they work together. Max van Manen's work in the area of thoughtful pedagogy fits well with growth mindset.

 

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Tony Meehan's curator insight, September 20, 4:57 PM

Working with learners of low SES and whose environment more often than not ensures they have a fixed mindset, it is important that we help them to redefine what success is. Too often it is fixed around being rich, having a big car, house, jewellery etc. These learners then become preoccupied with looking for the short-cut to success, to the riches they believe will make them happy. It doesn't work out like that of course. How then to help the alter their thinking? 


Dweck's work is essential in this. But as this article states it cannot be seen as "a task to complete".  It requires a shift in thinking of all in an organisation, a movement for a whole-school way of thinking, involving also parents or carers.  This article by Costa, Garmston and Zimmerman provides a solid basis for promoting growth mindsets in educators. 

Anna-Liisa Hayward's curator insight, September 25, 3:08 AM

This article is not specifically related to ICT but it makes some points that all teachers need to consider: how to deal with change, how to grow as a professional, how to collaborate. 

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Educational Leadership:Motivation Matters:Motivating Young Adolescents

Educational Leadership:Motivation Matters:Motivating Young Adolescents | Educating for Empathy and Emotional Well-Being | Scoop.it
Founded in 1943, ASCD (formerly the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development) is an educational leadership organization dedicated to advancing best practices and policies for the success of each learner. Our 175,000 members in 119 countries are professional educators from all levels and subject areas––superintendents, supervisors, principals, teachers, professors of education, and school board members.
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Empathy: The Most Important Back-to-School Supply

Empathy: The Most Important Back-to-School Supply | Educating for Empathy and Emotional Well-Being | Scoop.it
Author and global ed advisor Homa Tavangar makes a case for why empathy is the most important back-to-school supply we can give our children.
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There are some thoughtful ideas about how to start the school year with a focus on developing "the empathy muscle". As we know, this is the 21st century skill that seems to be the most overlooked. A  helpful pdf is provide with an outline of the plan.

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Self-Assessment Inspires Learning

Self-Assessment Inspires Learning | Educating for Empathy and Emotional Well-Being | Scoop.it
Read and download this self-assessment rubric and accompanying questions to help you assess your own or your students' social and emotional development this year.

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This looks like a great way to not only start the year using students, but also to use as a tool for the remainder of the year.

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Gust MEES's curator insight, August 14, 1:08 AM

Read and download this self-assessment rubric and accompanying questions to help you assess your own or your students' social and emotional development this year.


Donna Fry (@fryed)'s curator insight, August 14, 5:44 PM

Assessment tool for reflection.

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4 Ways Technology is Changing How People Learn - Edudemic

4 Ways Technology is Changing How People Learn - Edudemic | Educating for Empathy and Emotional Well-Being | Scoop.it
When we talk about what changes technology has brought to classrooms across the globe, the answers could basically be never ending. Teachers could talk about things like bringing ease to researching all types of topics, bringing organization (and a lack of physical papers to lose) to the classroom, and making connections for professional development. There …

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While some of the points here are true of learning in any way, we still need to learn more about the effect that the technological piece places on how the brain functions.

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, August 9, 10:16 AM

The first three points should have always been in place in teaching and learning. Learning is cooperative, active, differentiated and personal. If it were not those things, I am not sure it is learning.

 

Multitasking is not new either. We need to learn how to manage multitasking in ways that do not obstruct and constrain learning in ways that makes it impossible.

 

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3C's to Supporting Student Success

3C's to Supporting Student Success | Educating for Empathy and Emotional Well-Being | Scoop.it
Care, captivate, and catapult: these are Katie Jacobs' daily practices to help her second graders become the best students and people they can possibly be.
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This treatment works for all ages. Our school just came off our first three year middle school advisory program and the type of relationships we were able to build with students and their families made a substantial difference.
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25 Alternatives to Using the Word “Great”

25 Alternatives to Using the Word “Great” | Educating for Empathy and Emotional Well-Being | Scoop.it
Look at this list of phrases. You won't just see replacements for the word “great,” you'll see catalysts. These are reminders of what you can look for in the
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This is great food for thought. 'Great" as a response almost says nothing when specifics or thoughts about the :"why "are so much better and clearer.. It is similar to students saying they will try to improve by "Working harder' or 'studying." Unless they can clarify specifically what that means to them, the improvement and deep thinking about it will never occur.

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Nancy Jones's curator insight, July 25, 4:09 PM

this is great food for thought. 'Great" as a response almost says nothing when specifics or thoughts about why are so much better. It is similar to students saying they will try to improve by "Working harder' or 'studying." unless they can clarify specifically what that means to them, the improvement and deep thinking about it will never occur.

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, July 25, 6:57 PM

The word that fits with great is amazing. I read some blogs where those two words are the only way of qualifying a noun.

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The Neuroscience Behind Stress and Learning

The Neuroscience Behind Stress and Learning | Educating for Empathy and Emotional Well-Being | Scoop.it
Neuroimaging and EEG studies provide a scientific basis for the sometimes controversial belief that children become better learners when they actually enjoy learning.
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How  can you NOT  be fascinated by learning more about the brain, especially if you are a teacher. I am sad to say I hear the word anxiety more and more in middles school these days.

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Is the body the next breakthrough in education tech? - Hechinger Report

Is the body the next breakthrough in education tech? - Hechinger Report | Educating for Empathy and Emotional Well-Being | Scoop.it
Today’s educational technology often presents itself as a radical departure from the tired practices of traditional instruction. But in one way, at least, it faithfully follows the conventions of the chalk-and-blackboard era: it addresses itself only to the student’s head, leaving the rest of the body out. Treating mind and body as separate is an …
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Nancy Jones's curator insight, July 11, 12:41 PM

I couldn't aggree more. It is tough enough that there isn't enough recess or time for active play in school to help the brain process in a variety of ways. It is another aspect of teaching to the whole child.

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Why Teenagers Act Crazy

Why Teenagers Act Crazy | Educating for Empathy and Emotional Well-Being | Scoop.it
It’s not their fault. It’s all in the timing of brain development.
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Interesting connection with the anxiety we seem to be notting in more adolescents. 

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, June 29, 12:54 PM

It is an interesting article. Adolescence and its changes begin before the teen years and extend beyond the teen years which suggest serious implications for teaching.