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Twenty Teacher Tips for Beating Fatigue

Twenty Teacher Tips for Beating Fatigue | Educating for Empathy and Emotional Well-Being | Scoop.it
A former teacher and instructional coach, Elena Aguilar is now a transformational leadership coach in the Oakland Unified School District.


I'm tired.
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The many emotional issues that effect the education and well being of our students.
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50 Things You Can Say To Encourage A Child -

50 Things You Can Say To Encourage A Child - | Educating for Empathy and Emotional Well-Being | Scoop.it

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 A nice reminder to print up to remind us all about the growth mindset and the power of resilience, teamwork, and encouragement.

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50 frases motivadoras para nuestros alumnos.

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Double up on this list by adding 50 of your ways. Then commit to using them daily.

Melissa Spears's curator insight, January 15, 1:21 AM

There are several ways to encourage students. Encouragement make the students more confident about the work they are doing. Teachers and parent have a look at the article to know how you can encourage students or your children.

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Teaching Empathy on the Playground

Teaching Empathy on the Playground - Changemaker Education - Medium

Empathy is arguably the most important life skill our kids can learn. But with so much content to cover, it can be hard for teachers to give soft skills like empathy the class time they deserve. At John F. Kennedy Elementary School in Daly City, CA, instead of starting in the classroom, we started at recess.


Recess is where students have the most freedom to practice empathy . . . or not. As a principal, I’ve seen students fight over space on the blacktop, space in line, and even over friends..


We can’t take empathy for granted, but it can be taught.
Kids often default to aggression and territoriality, especially if they have experienced trauma. Empathy requires practice, but it can be learned!...


Kids learn empathy best from peers.
The most successful approach was having kids see empathetic behavior as the norm among respected 4th and 5th graders...

Adults need to practice empathy, too.
In our previous playground environment, playground staff had each class start recess by sitting in line and listening to rules....



By Matthew Harris, Principal, John F. Kennedy Elementary School


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This is the area where we really have our work cut for us. The competitive nature of sports as it is presented through the media makes for an ugly recess at times.

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Secrets of the teenage brain: a psychologist's guide for teachers

Secrets of the teenage brain: a psychologist's guide for teachers | Educating for Empathy and Emotional Well-Being | Scoop.it
If being a teenager is hard, teaching them is harder. Here are four insights into the adolescent brain – and how it can inform classroom practice
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An explanation of why they are willing to take risks and cannot read emotions.  All about the Pre-frontal cortex and emotions.

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Prepping the Mind for Learning

Prepping the Mind for Learning | Educating for Empathy and Emotional Well-Being | Scoop.it
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its THAT time of year. Insightful article about the power of SEL as a tool and life skill for our students.

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QR Code People | APPSOLUTELY APRIL

QR Code People | APPSOLUTELY APRIL | Educating for Empathy and Emotional Well-Being | Scoop.it
At the beginning of the year, I like to have the students participate in technology integration projects where students get a chance to describe themselves to their classmates. This project allowed students to use written expression to describe themselves, create a QR code with text, and create a self-portrait. I did this project on the…

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Great idea. may work interestingly with student portfolios or a video assessment they create of work they created.

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Lisa Johnson 's curator insight, October 6, 2015 11:37 AM

Love this idea. Would be great for Parent Night or ePortfolios

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Empathy in Action: How Teachers Prepare Future Citizens | Edutopia

Empathy in Action: How Teachers Prepare Future Citizens | Edutopia | Educating for Empathy and Emotional Well-Being | Scoop.it
Teachers are uniquely positioned to teach empathy, which will help children not only discover personal success, but also contribute to the betterment of society.
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"Individual and societal success depends on raising and educating children who care about others. But we have misled today's children to believe that success is achieved through test scores, material wealth, and personal gain. In turn, there has been a measurable shift toward self-centeredness at a time when society depends more, not less, on people who give of themselves" timely article given the visit of the Pope and his message to the people. However, I must admit it is also a bit of a sales pitch...but one with good and valid point. Teachers need to teach these skills and well as content. The human skills are the ones of the most value.
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Orienting Educators to SEL Through Video | Edutopia

Orienting Educators to SEL Through Video | Edutopia | Educating for Empathy and Emotional Well-Being | Scoop.it
Check out each of these distinctive videos that show educators, parents, and school leaders what social-emotional learning looks like in action in the classroom.
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I love that this is an article with some examples of practice in real life.

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When Homework Stresses Parents as Well as Students - The New York Times

When Homework Stresses Parents as Well as Students - The New York Times | Educating for Empathy and Emotional Well-Being | Scoop.it
When homework means arguments and leaves parents feeling helpless, it affects more than just students.
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An interesting point about the parents as well. This was a topic at our curriculum night.

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Ways to Cultivate Your Emotional Resilience This Year

Ways to Cultivate Your Emotional Resilience This Year | Educating for Empathy and Emotional Well-Being | Scoop.it
Here's some tips for educators for managing stress and boosting their reserves of emotional energy so that they can better enjoy teaching and leading in schools.
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there are some great ideas and recommendations here for teachers to promote their own emotional well being. Great time of year to consider and start practicing.

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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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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!

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Harvard psychologists have been studying what it takes to raise 'good' kids. Here are 6 tips.

Harvard psychologists have been studying what it takes to raise 'good' kids. Here are 6 tips. | Educating for Empathy and Emotional Well-Being | Scoop.it
Help unlock your child's best self with a few tried-and-true strategies.
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All of these seem pretty logical, but why it isn't happening in real life is beyond me. Empathy is always timely and should always be modeled.

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12 Elements of Emotional Intelligence - OMTimes Magazine

12 Elements of Emotional Intelligence - OMTimes Magazine | Educating for Empathy and Emotional Well-Being | Scoop.it
Intellect and emotional intelligence are very different things. The former is the cognitive ability to synthesize and analyze data.
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This is an interesting interpretation of what emotional intelligence is. As a middle school teacher, I c an see the challenge lies ahead as many of the elements require a lot more understanding and selflessness, not an easy concept to develop in middle schoolers.

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7 Habits Of Innovative Thinkers

7 Habits Of Innovative Thinkers | Educating for Empathy and Emotional Well-Being | Scoop.it

Emotional Intelligence plays a big role in innovative thinking. Here are traits that these people have in common.


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Emotional intelligence as an important skill to develop to encourage  new ideas.

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judyhouse's curator insight, August 3, 2015 9:43 AM

Commonality is important, but drive and desire matter.

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Emotional Intelligence plays a big role in innovative thinking. Here are traits that these people have in common.

 

1. INNOVATORS HAVE THEIR EGO IN CHECK

2. EMOTIONALLY INTELLIGENT PEOPLE ARE CONFIDENT, NOT ARROGANT

3. THEY ARE CONTINUALLY CURIOUS

4. THEY ARE GOOD LISTENERS

5. THEY DON'T LET THEIR EMOTIONS AFFECT THEIR INNOVATION EFFORTS

6. THEY CAN TAKE DIRECTION

7. THEY EMPATHIZE WITH CO-WORKERS AND CUSTOMERS

 

Learn more:


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


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


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


Sue Alexander's curator insight, August 10, 2015 8:12 PM

Very good advice for innovators and HUMANS

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Fixated on Leadership: Why Learning How to Follow is Crucial for Success

Fixated on Leadership: Why Learning How to Follow is Crucial for Success | Educating for Empathy and Emotional Well-Being | Scoop.it
Leadership is a highly valued characteristic in an achievement-driven world, but the ability to follow is just as important, especially when considering greater
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This article presents an interesting pairing of the qualities and responsibilities  of both leaders and followers. An argument is made that that both roles should be taught and encouraged in the classroom. The  importance  of follower skills is one we all need to work on. Likewise, students and parents/teachers  need to understand that leadership is only as good as the support of their followers. Too many autocrats are being nurtured.

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Learning Soft Skills In Childhood Can Prevent Harder Problems Later

Learning Soft Skills In Childhood Can Prevent Harder Problems Later | Educating for Empathy and Emotional Well-Being | Scoop.it
There's more to learn at school than reading and math. Teaching kids to control their emotions, solve problems and work well with others can help them succeed as teens and adults

 

"Empathy is what makes us aware of the feelings of others and when you're empathic, you're much less likely to hurt someone else's feelings," says Bernstein, who serves on the advisory board for the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids and is the author of multiple books, including How to Keep Your Teenager Out of Trouble and What to Do If You Can't.
 

Being in tune with how someone else feels might also make adolescents steer clear of bullying and other "behaviors of concern," Bernstein says.

 

Empathy was not one of the skills that were directly measured 


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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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Teaching Peace in Elementary School

Teaching Peace in Elementary School | Educating for Empathy and Emotional Well-Being | Scoop.it
Many educators believe that children need to learn emotional intelligence to reach their full academic potential.
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"“Schools are realizing that they have to help kids understand their feelings and manage them effectively.” He added, “We, as a country, want our kids to achieve more academically, but we can’t do this if our kids aren’t emotionally healthy.”

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#Being13: Teens and social media - CNN.com

#Being13: Teens and social media - CNN.com | Educating for Empathy and Emotional Well-Being | Scoop.it
#Being13, a groundbreaking CNN study, explores how 13 year olds use social media and why it matters so much to them.
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I don't doubt large portions of this at all. It is a dangerous time of life to have so much access and so much anxiety. That is why teaching about this as well as having parents monitor the devices more closely at this age is so important.

 

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My Interactive Image by suzanne

My Interactive Image by suzanne | Educating for Empathy and Emotional Well-Being | Scoop.it
TOUCH this image to discover its story. Image tagging powered by ThingLink

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an interactive thinglink that egoes a bit deeper to help an understanding of Puentadera's  SAMR model of technology for learning.

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Shannon Soger's curator insight, February 15, 2014 11:54 AM

Thanks to Lisa Johnson, TechChef4u for sharing this SAMR Thinglink!

Jan Stoner's curator insight, September 22, 2015 11:16 AM

Good examples by level.  Love the interactivity!

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Inventive Games That Teach Kids About Empathy and Social Skills | MindShift | KQED News

Inventive Games That Teach Kids About Empathy and Social Skills | MindShift | KQED News | Educating for Empathy and Emotional Well-Being | Scoop.it
Play is nothing if not social. Games organize play, allowing us to wrangle it and use it to experiment with the world. When we play games, more often than not,
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I am not quite sure how I feel about the concept of using online games to deal with real people situations, but if it helps students develop a sense of empathy for those they see face to face in real life, it is certainly worth an investigation.

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Empathic Design in the Classroom: Can We Teach Empathy?

Empathic Design in the Classroom: Can We Teach Empathy? | Educating for Empathy and Emotional Well-Being | Scoop.it
Our students are often prompted in ways that guide them to empathize with both hypothetical and real “users.” HS Mathematics Teachers Duane Wacha and Amy Harbaugh’s geometry course took a look at ASIJ, as it is designed now.


Their goal was to redesign the entire campus in a way they feel more empathetically represents the student users’ needs. They created 3D models in SketchUp and used paper schematics to draft a new view of the school grounds. In the process Duane and Amy’s geometry students came to appreciate the complexity in considering the needs of all who share our campus. They also came to appreciate the value in creating for others.


Empathy was a topic of interest at the start of school In-House Teacher Conference held on August 18 and 19. Eighteen other teachers joined Duane in a collaborative session that explored empathy in the classroom—discussing strategies and skills teachers can use to support students in shifting their point of view and understanding the diverse perspectives of others.


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Design Learning based on an empathetic understandings of others and what they need.

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How Schools Are Handling An 'Overparenting' Crisis

How Schools Are Handling An 'Overparenting' Crisis | Educating for Empathy and Emotional Well-Being | Scoop.it
Two new books, The Gift of Failure and How To Raise An Adult, argue that too many children are being given too much.
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"We can talk about the importance of education all we want, but our kids are too smart to fall for that hypocrisy. As long as we continue to worship grades over learning, scores over intellectual bravery and testable facts over the application of knowledge, kids will never believe us when we tell them that learning is valuable in and of itself.'   -NPR  

A change needs to come along!

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A New Literacy: Making Connections in Electronic Environments - YouTube

"This introduction video is an overview of a discussion about communication through electronic media. It explores and discusses internet communication, text messaging, social networks, and other electronic media: some of their uses, some myths created around them, and some ideas about how they can be used. Some of the video is based on the works of Dr. David Crystal, professor of linguistics and author. "


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A succinct summation of the changed communication/information environment in which we live. Nicely done, although a bit Ango-centric.


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An interesting little video to spark discussion at a faculty meeting at the beginning of the year. Maybe we assauge the fears of those we are still reluctant because of their own discomfort with the medium.

 

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Today’s Exhausted Superkids

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Overpacked days lead to restless nights, and more experts are rightly questioning the sense — and safety — of that.
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so much of this is outright frightening....especially because so much of it is TRUE!!!

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The Key to Effective Teams in Schools: Emotional Intelligence

The Key to Effective Teams in Schools: Emotional Intelligence | Educating for Empathy and Emotional Well-Being | Scoop.it
A school team's emotional intelligence might be the most important predictor of what it will to do together, what conversations will sound like, and how members will feel about going to meetings.
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 It is all about emotional intelligence. In some ways, given the fixed mindset and anxiety issues our students have, -it is a bigger challenge. THIS is the life skill , in the long run. We all need to embrace our emotional sides and focus on  not only our own feelings, but those of others, and use that information to create a more beneficial learning environment.

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