"A lot of talk, press, and focus in this era of learning is on common core standards and 21st century skills and literacies. What is often neglected is the importance of building social emotional skills within the classroom."
Instead of 'individuals, acting independendently and rationally according to each one's self interest', we act as a herd sheepishly and irrationally following our compassionate and empathetic hearts, not in self-interest… As it turns out, not in...
From natural disasters to economic meltdowns, from wars abroad to tragic shootings close to home, this year brought to light the increasing complexity of the world in which we raise kids. Interesting topic since I had the opportunity to be inspired by Robert brook's at a presentation tonight.
In her new book, Slate senior editor Emily Bazelon explores teen bullying, what it is and what it isn't, and how the rise of the Internet and social media make the experience more challenging.
Nancy Jones's insight:
Maybe it is just one more book, but with the introduction of all this digital access and the supposed invulnerability it provides students with, we seem, sadly, to be seeing an increase in this kind of behavior. Empathy is the 21st century skill that we seem to be neglecting.
An award-winning teacher shares why and how to cultivate empathy.
Pearson builds off this strong foundation to infuse empathy as part of the culture in her classroom. For example, she plans her literacy and classroom activities to address empathy and life skills. Pearson’s class also participates in Roots of Empathy. However, according to Pearson, the many small but deliberate actions she takes to show students they're cared for are perhaps the most important parts of her success. As Pearson told Start