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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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The many emotional issues that effect the education and well being of our students.
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5-Minute Film Festival: Resources for Teaching About Character

5-Minute Film Festival: Resources for Teaching About Character | Educating for Empathy and Emotional Well-Being | Scoop.it

Celebrate #CharacterDay2016 on September 22 with a short film, "The Science of Character," and this companion playlist, which features videos for the seven character traits most important in education.

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There are some wonderful short films here to share with both colleagues and students as tools for talking about social-emotional learning
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Teaching to the Human Core | #Empathy #Happiness #Relationships #Listening

Teaching to the Human Core | #Empathy #Happiness #Relationships #Listening | Educating for Empathy and Emotional Well-Being | Scoop.it

At its core, teaching is about reaching humans.

Sketchnote via @stacyyung and @Roni_Habib

 

Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2013/05/25/so-whats-the-change-for-teachers-in-21st-century-education/

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/12/27/what-are-the-best-ways-of-teaching-and-learning-ideas-and-reflections/

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/05/13/andragogy-adult-teaching-how-to-teach-ict/

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/?s=coaching

 

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

 

 


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Nancy Jones's curator insight, November 5, 2016 10:39 AM
Important we keep important to keep this topic front and center
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#Empathy

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Empatía, alegría, escucha activa...
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The Simpler, Less Stressful Way to Helping Kids Succeed

The Simpler, Less Stressful Way to Helping Kids Succeed | Educating for Empathy and Emotional Well-Being | Scoop.it
Teaching self-control is proven to be much more effective than tutoring and advanced classes.
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It is a sorry state of affairs that anxiety has become such an issue with students. Especially with the beginning of the school year, there seems to be a plethora of articles. the majority of these articles concern using relaxation and mindfulness exercises and opportunities in the class to help students regulate their emotions. this artile has some interestin insights.
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Schools Are Failing To Develop Students With Moral Identities

Schools Are Failing To Develop Students With Moral Identities | Educating for Empathy and Emotional Well-Being | Scoop.it
The pressures of national academic standards have pushed character education out of the classroom.
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A sorry , but seemingly growing, state of affairs.
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How Schools Can Help Notice and Serve the ‘Quiet Kids’

How Schools Can Help Notice and Serve the ‘Quiet Kids’ | Educating for Empathy and Emotional Well-Being | Scoop.it
Remember that quiet kid in class who never spoke up? In New York, teachers are learning how to make sure the ideas of introverts don't get overlooked.
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I am starting to hear more and more about follow ups to the book QUIET by Susan Cain which focuses on the introverts in the classroom. she has just published a book for students themselves called Quiet Power, The Secret Strengths of Introverts that sound like it is worth investigating.
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Enabling Play's Benefits for All in the K-12 Equation - P21

Enabling Play's Benefits for All in the K-12 Equation - P21 | Educating for Empathy and Emotional Well-Being | Scoop.it
Creativity and Innovation, Classroom practice, play, 21st century skills, 21st century learning
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Play is essential to emotional and personal development.
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Developing Empathy | Teaching Tolerance - Diversity, Equity and Justice

Developing Empathy | Teaching Tolerance - Diversity, Equity and Justice | Educating for Empathy and Emotional Well-Being | Scoop.it
When we put ourselves in another person’s shoes, we are often more sensitive to what that person is experiencing and are less likely to tease or bully them. By explicitly teaching students to be more conscious of other people’s feelings, we can create a more accepting and respectful school community.

 

 

empathy [em-puh-thee]
(noun) the understanding of or the ability to identify with another person’s feelings or experiences

Early Grades (K-2)Elementary Grades (3-5)Middle Grades (6-8)High School (9-12)

 


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Mindfulness and Empathy - Mindful Schools

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How mindfulness training helps build a foundational social and emotional skill

I wanted to reflect  a bit on empathy and mindfulness. Humans are social beings and positive relationships are important for our happiness. Empathy is a capacity that allows us to understand the minds of others and to resonate emotionally with those states.

 

Empathy forms a cornerstone of social cooperation.

As you probably have heard, mindfulness has been linked to a range of positive effects and is being integrated into medicine,2 mental health3 and education.4 Here, I address two important questions:

 

First, what’s the relationship between mindfulness and empathy?

 

Second, can mindfulness training enhance empathy?

 

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Empathy is a fundamental element of mindful teaching and learning.

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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.

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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

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

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Empathy is the Future Trend in Education

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Social Skills and Empathy are  Educational Issues

 

These are not just political or social issues, but educational ones as well. There has been a call amongst educational leaders to bring soft skills such as empathy back into education, and to make them a prime focus. We saw thought-leaders calling for these issues to be dealt with in education at this year’s Campus 2016.

 

Valuing diversity and tackling social exclusion were two of the most powerful talks at this year’s event which made an impact on the audience of 700 teachers and students. 

 

‘The significance of empathy, human interaction and authentic care for one another were clearly present in the speeches of the expert keynote speakers at the Campus Seminar. The speeches were inspirational, energetic, comforting and gave hope.’

 

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The Risks of Guesstimating Homework Time

The Risks of Guesstimating Homework Time | Educating for Empathy and Emotional Well-Being | Scoop.it
Studies show that homework is ineffective beyond a certain amount per night.
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Frankly, this is a major concern of mine as it seems students don't have much time to be kids. Between often extensive homework assignments and afterschool activities, they have no time to just relax. Anxiety is a diagnosis that comes up much to frequently as a result. What about the power of play or downtime?
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(Empathy in Education) The same trait that can make you popular in middle school also helps you succeed at work

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The key to gaining and keeping power, Keltner argues, is empathy, or being attuned to what other people are feeling. And that's equally true whether we're talking about middle schoolers or working professionals.

Now for the insight that really rocked my teenage self's world (and my current one): Popularity — at school or at work — is on some level about having social influence. And while mean people may be well-known, they aren't necessarily well-liked or considered influential members of the community.'..

 

Emotional intelligence is related to empathy.)

Keltner explained: "The empathetic kids who know how to read other people's emotions and are aware of the emotional dynamics of social life … also get the status and respect of other kids. They have power."

 

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Building SEL Skills Through Formative Assessment

Building SEL Skills Through Formative Assessment | Educating for Empathy and Emotional Well-Being | Scoop.it
Measure and evaluate your students' SEL development by using a Progression Chart and strategies that include probing discussions, unobtrusive assessments, and student-generated assessments.
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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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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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I see this as part of the hidden curriculum in 21st Century schools. Pedagogy is about leadership and letting students know we are there for them.
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Empathy Can Change the World

This video was dreamed up, scripted, and acted out by some of my amazing 8th grade students from Kalispell Middle School. The vision was to create a thought provoking short film that instills a challenge to the viewer to look at their own life, their own relationships, and their own sphere of influence, and see where a little empathy could help change the world around them.


In working in a middle school for the past 5 years, I've seen the power that a single act of empathy can have on a hurting student, and hope that this message will inspire viewers, just as my own students have inspired me in creating this. Please share in our vision for a more empathetic world.


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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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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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