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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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The many emotional issues that effect the education and well being of our students.
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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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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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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, 11:13 AM

Interesting article celebrating the unique traits of creative people.

Sandeep Gautam's curator insight, February 4, 8:33 AM

good list!

Sharla Shults's curator insight, February 22, 5:47 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, 12:06 AM

It takes time and patience.

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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, 1:09 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, 3:57 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, 9:41 AM

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, 9:54 AM

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.

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Supporting Student Resilience in the Classroom

Supporting Student Resilience in the Classroom | Educating for Empathy and Emotional Well-Being | Scoop.it
Watching a classroom of students working is fascinating. There are students who are engaged, who focus on the task and forge ahead. They get the job done on time, every time. There are other students
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So much going on with this topic lately . Frankly, it is depressing. I am sure the reasons are as layered as an onion. They seem only to accept immediate mastery, or give up. They really need to understand what it is to be a learner and worry about knowledge, not the rewards of numbers or grades.

 

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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

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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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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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