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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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The many emotional issues that effect the education and well being of our students.
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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 13, 10:08 PM

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, 2:44 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, 7:16 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, 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

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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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, 3:32 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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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, 7:49 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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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, 6:27 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.