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The many emotional issues that effect the education and well being of our students.
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Fiction Novel Opens the Door to Life Skills in La. District | District Administration Magazine

Fiction Novel Opens the Door to Life Skills in La. District | District Administration Magazine | Educating for Empathy and Emotional Well-Being | Scoop.it
News, Articles and Community for district-level decision makers in K-12 education. Magazine published monthly, with daily news and blogs and online content. Archives available.
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Defining Bullying Down

Defining Bullying Down | Educating for Empathy and Emotional Well-Being | Scoop.it
The word “bullying” is overused — expanding, accordionlike, to encompass both appalling violence or harassment and a few mean words.
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Op-ed piece by Emily Bazelon, author of Sticks and Stones.

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To This Day Project - Shane Koyczan

Shane Koyczan "To This Day" http://www.tothisdayproject.com Help this message have a far reaching and long lasting effect in confronting bullying. Please sha...
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This is the multi-artist animation of this powerful poem whose author also gave a fabulous TED talk on this same topic
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‘Sticks and Stones,’ Emily Bazelon’s Book on Bullying

‘Sticks and Stones,’ Emily Bazelon’s Book on Bullying | Educating for Empathy and Emotional Well-Being | Scoop.it
In “Sticks and Stones,” Emily Bazelon charts the experiences of a few bullied children and synthesizes the scholarship on how to contain or prevent such harm.
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This article presents an objective review of this new tome on bullying.

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It’s Time to Worry: Boys Are Rapidly Falling Behind Girls in School

It’s Time to Worry: Boys Are Rapidly Falling Behind Girls in School | Educating for Empathy and Emotional Well-Being | Scoop.it
The challenges boys face in school needs to be taken much more seriously. Here’s why.
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Teaching Kindness: More Than a Random Act

Teaching Kindness: More Than a Random Act | Educating for Empathy and Emotional Well-Being | Scoop.it
It's been a long time since I was in elementary school. But I can remember it like it was yesterday. I wasn't the cutest, skinniest or best-dressed girl. I wasn't even a popular girl, but I had an a
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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, February 20, 2013 8:05 PM

We have many people who need a refresher on this point. Take time and appreciate what is in your life. Help people for no reason but the gratitude giving.

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Video Games and Social Emotional Learning

Video Games and Social Emotional Learning | Educating for Empathy and Emotional Well-Being | Scoop.it

"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."


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There is a lot to be said for teaching the whole student by making sure these skills are developed and encouraged as an equally important part of 21st century learning.

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davidconover's curator insight, February 17, 2013 9:10 AM

I see my students use these skills and develop them on a daily basis. I wonder if these skills are on the list for quick walk-through assessments of high school video game design programs. If not, then they should be; -)

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´Destaca que la construcción de habilidades sociales y emocionales asegura mayores resultados académicos y personales

Dreamcatchers India's curator insight, February 25, 2013 2:21 AM

Are you interested in designing e-learning and video based games for children and youth in India that impact social emotional learning. Get in touch with us at Dreamcatchers so that we can work together.

 

The following article outlines the gains from social emotional learning and the use of video games as is being discovered in the West.

 

 

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Welcome | Beyond Bullying: An Educational Summit for Safe Schools, Successful Students

Presentations etc.from summit @ Teacher's College of Columbia University
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A new tragedy of the commons - David Truss :: Pair-a-dimes for Your ...

A new tragedy of the commons - David Truss :: Pair-a-dimes for Your ... | Educating for Empathy and Emotional Well-Being | Scoop.it
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...
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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, February 14, 2013 7:38 PM

The Two Wolves parable at the end speaks loudly about a need for mindful and compassionate life.

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Introverted Kids Need to Learn to Speak Up at School

Introverted Kids Need to Learn to Speak Up at School | Educating for Empathy and Emotional Well-Being | Scoop.it
Every child should be graded on class participation -- and parents don't help their children when they argue otherwise.
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these are the kids we often overlook and this article is a good reminder of how they need our help and guidance.

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, February 11, 2013 4:24 PM

The title spoke to me and the title of one of the references spoke to me. I am one of those introverts who cannot stop talking.

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No Name-Calling Week: Cultivating Kindness and Playgrounds of Respect

No Name-Calling Week: Cultivating Kindness and Playgrounds of Respect | Educating for Empathy and Emotional Well-Being | Scoop.it
There is nothing quite like the sound of children on a playground at recess. As a former elementary school teacher, such sounds remain a pleasant sense memory for me. Unfortunately, on school playgr
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Teaching Students the ABCs of Resilience

Teaching Students the ABCs of Resilience | Educating for Empathy and Emotional Well-Being | Scoop.it
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.
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14 Technology Concepts Every Teacher should Know about ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

14 Technology Concepts Every Teacher should Know about ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Educating for Empathy and Emotional Well-Being | Scoop.it
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How Emotional Connections Can Trigger Creativity and Learning | MindShift

How Emotional Connections Can Trigger Creativity and Learning | MindShift | Educating for Empathy and Emotional Well-Being | Scoop.it
Scientists are always uncovering new ways into how people learn best, and some of the most recent neuroscience research has shown connections between basic su
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Yet another interesting and helpful article from the EDUTOPIA series on this topic
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How Are Happiness and Learning Connected?

How Are Happiness and Learning Connected? | Educating for Empathy and Emotional Well-Being | Scoop.it
We've all heard of the fight or flight response. We go into survival mode when threatened by something or someone.
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As teachers ,we have to think deeper and figure out what is behind it all.
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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, March 12, 2013 7:19 PM

I enjoy reading articles where there is no reference to the need for digital technologies. Instead, the emphasis is on building a healthy, robust, and safe community where students learn to try and learn to fail successfully.

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17 Cartoon Videos Explaining the Internet and Internet Safety to Kids

17 Cartoon Videos Explaining the Internet and Internet Safety to Kids | Educating for Empathy and Emotional Well-Being | Scoop.it
  via Stephen's Lighthouse Planet Nutshell produces short animated videos to explain products, services, and concepts. One of their series of videos is all about the Internet and Internet safe...
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The idea of digital safety crosses many areas. With more and more students getting more and more electronics at younger and younger ages, this is a must topic for both students and parents.

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A Must See Video on Bullying ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Sadly, the connection of this topic to digital citizenship is huge!
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Today's Bullied Teens Subject To 'Sticks And Stones' Online, Too : NPR

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.
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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.

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Lessons from a “Hero in the Classroom”

Lessons from a “Hero in the Classroom” | Educating for Empathy and Emotional Well-Being | Scoop.it

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


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Teachers Guide to Dyslexia ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Teachers Guide to Dyslexia ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Educating for Empathy and Emotional Well-Being | Scoop.it
This is. A fascinating yet simple look @dyslexia. Good to share
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How Free Play Can Define Kids’ Success | MindShift

How Free Play Can Define Kids’ Success | MindShift | Educating for Empathy and Emotional Well-Being | Scoop.it
Free, unstructured playtime gives kids a chance to discover their interests and tap into their creativity. It’s a crucial element for building resilience in
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Failure is Mandatory: Creating a Culture of Innovation

Failure is Mandatory: Creating a Culture of Innovation | Educating for Empathy and Emotional Well-Being | Scoop.it
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Resilience needs to be nurtured and risk taking encouraged in order to make a better world.

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Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: Free Resources to Teach about Bullying

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: Free Resources to Teach about Bullying | Educating for Empathy and Emotional Well-Being | Scoop.it
Here are some websites to help you learn and teach your kids about bullying
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