Educating for Empathy and Emotional Well-Being
828 views | +0 today
Follow
Educating for Empathy and Emotional Well-Being
The many emotional issues that effect the education and well being of our students.
Curated by Nancy Jones
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Nancy Jones
Scoop.it!

Building Social and Emotional Skills in Elementary Students: The Power of Appreciation

Building Social and Emotional Skills in Elementary Students: The Power of Appreciation | Educating for Empathy and Emotional Well-Being | Scoop.it
In this nine-part series, we will look at important factors that influence the happiness and social and emotional learning of elementary school age children. These factors are very useful in helping
Nancy Jones's insight:
Edutopia is doing a great job in their series on this topic.
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Nancy Jones from Empathy and Education
Scoop.it!

Empathy Stretching: It’s all about helping our children experience switching places and seeing and feeling from another side

Empathy Stretching: It’s all about helping our children experience switching places and seeing and feeling from another side | Educating for Empathy and Emotional Well-Being | Scoop.it

Sadly, parents are not as intentional about elevating empathy in their child-rearing efforts. Academic achievement seems to be at the top of our radars these days. That’s why I’m passionate about nurturing empathy and why I get so energized when teachers share ways to weave social-emotinonal learning into their curriculums. Barbara Gruener is one of those teachers-and she’s a marvel to our profession. Barbara is a gifted school counselor and character coach at a National School of Character in Friendswood, Texas.

 

Here’s the post from Barbara, a fabulous teacher at a National School of Character School, and one strategy she uses to nurture empathy.  There are dozens of possibilities – the key is to look for those intentional moments to weave empathy stretching into your classroom day. Thanks Barbara! I’m proud to know you! 


Via Edwin Rutsch
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Nancy Jones
Scoop.it!

Play!

Play! | Educating for Empathy and Emotional Well-Being | Scoop.it
Children and adults alike use play to make sense of the world. Here are some things we develop through play: creativity, imagination, problem solving, resi
Nancy Jones's insight:
Amen!
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Nancy Jones
Scoop.it!

Teaching Empathy Through Digital Game Play

Teaching Empathy Through Digital Game Play | Educating for Empathy and Emotional Well-Being | Scoop.it
Video games can offer a playful approach to learning a new concept, providing a jumping off point for diving deeply into a topic. Games can’t do all the teaching, but they are an engaging way to get kids thinking -- even about ethics.
Nancy Jones's insight:

This is an interesting concept, but will schools allow this kind of gaming that doesn't result in a test score or a common core skill? It is certainly a life skill that will make our world a better place!

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Nancy Jones from learning21andbeyond
Scoop.it!

How Soft Skills, Passion and Connection Can Promote Learning, Competence and Employability

How Soft Skills, Passion and Connection Can Promote Learning, Competence and Employability | Educating for Empathy and Emotional Well-Being | Scoop.it
Schools traditionally place the majority of value on the academic skills students acquire in school.
Nancy Jones's insight:

A very interesting perspective on what we teach and do not teach in the classroom in terms of promoting competence. It is much more than merely academics.

more...
Nancy Jones's curator insight, October 24, 2013 12:56 PM

A very interesting perspective on what we teach and do not teach in the classroom in terms of promoting competence. It is much more than merely academics.

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, October 24, 2013 1:27 PM

We need compassion to go with the passion.

Sharrock's curator insight, October 25, 2013 2:58 PM

more on bedside manner or compassion promoting education and learning.

Scooped by Nancy Jones
Scoop.it!

The Not-So-Hidden Cause Behind the A.D.H.D. Epidemic

The Not-So-Hidden Cause Behind the A.D.H.D. Epidemic | Educating for Empathy and Emotional Well-Being | Scoop.it
How educational policy and the D.S.M. helped to make a disorder go viral.
Nancy Jones's insight:

This just makes so much sense and, in many ways, is really sad. Something needs to change! What IS childhood supposed to be about?

more...
Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, October 23, 2013 12:56 PM

It is not a made up ailment, but the way we school and fail to educate children is at the heart of it. It is the way we deal with what is not familiar.

Scooped by Nancy Jones
Scoop.it!

Teachers Use Social-Emotional Programs to Manage Classes

Teachers Use Social-Emotional Programs to Manage Classes | Educating for Empathy and Emotional Well-Being | Scoop.it
Teachers using social-emotional learning to manage student behavior say they are encouraging more than just compliance—they're working to build more responsible and empathetic people.
more...
Lynnette Van Dyke's curator insight, October 19, 2013 11:09 AM

Its smart to design around and implement  what we know from socialpsychology and brain research ! BRAVO!

Scooped by Nancy Jones
Scoop.it!

Overscheduled Children: How Big a Problem?

Overscheduled Children: How Big a Problem? | Educating for Empathy and Emotional Well-Being | Scoop.it
A busy schedule is not bad for children as long as their well-being is kept in mind, experts say.
Nancy Jones's insight:

i would love to share this article with the world...important stuff. Our kids are "working' longer every week between school, homework, tutors, enrichment...

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Nancy Jones
Scoop.it!

The real boy crisis: 5 ways America tells boys not to be “girly”

The real boy crisis: 5 ways America tells boys not to be “girly” | Educating for Empathy and Emotional Well-Being | Scoop.it
Mocking boys for doing "feminine" things leaves them ill-equipped for life, and makes America a worse place for all
Nancy Jones's insight:

Interesting article about how stereotyping by gender is a dangerous thing.

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Nancy Jones from ILearn with Ipads
Scoop.it!

Making Friends With Failure

Making Friends With Failure | Educating for Empathy and Emotional Well-Being | Scoop.it
No one likes failure, the F-word, no matter how you sugarcoat it. But failure is a part of life. Sometimes things don't work out. Sometimes you don't get what you want. Stuff happens. But if we recas
Nancy Jones's insight:

I couldn't feel stronger about any other current topic in education. we have students identifying  themselves with letters and numbers feeling that is all that will make them of value. Innovation, creativity, new thinking risky inky behaviors for them and they shy away.

more...
Nancy Jones's curator insight, October 3, 2013 6:10 PM

I couldn't feel stronger about any education topic. This is a discussion that needs to take place in our successful schools As well out those that are perform wrong poorly. 

Scooped by Nancy Jones
Scoop.it!

Let Students Know They Matter

Let Students Know They Matter | Educating for Empathy and Emotional Well-Being | Scoop.it
When kids understand that the world needs them to be people of substance and to accomplish great things in the world they step up to the challenge.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Nancy Jones
Scoop.it!

Can Emotional Intelligence Be Taught?

Can Emotional Intelligence Be Taught? | Educating for Empathy and Emotional Well-Being | Scoop.it
If everybody knows that test scores and grades aren’t the keys to success, how do we teach, and measure, the things that are?
Nancy Jones's insight:

A thought proving and thorough article that provides food for thought.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Nancy Jones
Scoop.it!

Gazette » Teach Anger Management – Five Ways to Help Students Deal With Anger Constructively

Gazette » Teach Anger Management – Five Ways to Help Students Deal With Anger Constructively | Educating for Empathy and Emotional Well-Being | Scoop.it
Nancy Jones's insight:

This may be particularly valuable for the "re-entry" period of readjusting to school and all that it brings.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Nancy Jones
Scoop.it!

Got a Minute? Try Meditating!

Got a Minute? Try Meditating! | Educating for Empathy and Emotional Well-Being | Scoop.it
We all know by now that meditating benefits us in all kinds of ways. But who has time to meditate?
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Nancy Jones
Scoop.it!

Relearning the Lost Skill of Patience

Relearning the Lost Skill of Patience | Educating for Empathy and Emotional Well-Being | Scoop.it
Students need to learn the value of slowing down and focusing on one task at a time—and teachers can help them do it.
Nancy Jones's insight:
It seems anxiety is becoming more & more of an issue in the classroom the idea of slowness and depth need to be, not only revisited, but encouraged.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Nancy Jones
Scoop.it!

Brains, Brains, Brains! How the Mind of a Middle Schooler Works

Brains, Brains, Brains! How the Mind of a Middle Schooler Works | Educating for Empathy and Emotional Well-Being | Scoop.it
In honor of October's most awesome of holidays, I am going to begin a three-part series about the gentlemen zombie's choice of cuisine: the 'tween brain. However, I need to be frank. I'm not goin
Nancy Jones's insight:

You gotta love her intro just as much as you are fascinating by the topic:)

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Nancy Jones
Scoop.it!

This Week In Education: Afternoon Video: Malala Yousafzai Left Jon Stewart Speechless

The Daily Show Get More: Daily Show Full Episodes,The Daily Show on Facebook Here's Jon Stewart's interview with Malala Yousafzai last night, in which she talks among other things about what she'd imagine doing if the Taliban came to kill her.
Nancy Jones's insight:

This young woman is a courageous and inspiring role model for all young adults. I think all our students should be not only aware of her, but of the power of one. I love her quote, “I raise my voice not so that i can shout, but so that those without a voice can be heard”    so should we all.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Nancy Jones
Scoop.it!

Daniel Goleman on the Importance of Cultivating Focus (Video Playlist)

Daniel Goleman on the Importance of Cultivating Focus (Video Playlist) | Educating for Empathy and Emotional Well-Being | Scoop.it
Best-selling author and social-emotional learning pioneer Daniel Goleman offers insights from his new book about how focus drives achievement and success.
Nancy Jones's insight:
I find this entire series by Edutopia very fascinating.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Nancy Jones
Scoop.it!

Refocusing Students: How to Get Their Attention Back

Refocusing Students:  How to Get Their Attention Back | Educating for Empathy and Emotional Well-Being | Scoop.it
Did you know that when reading, one's mind will wander 20 to 40 percent of the time while perusing a text, regardless of whether it is a book, blog, email, narrative, essay, or anything else? This i
Nancy Jones's insight:

Learning to help our students help themselves.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Nancy Jones
Scoop.it!

Daniel Goleman on the Importance of Cultivating Focus (Video Playlist)

Best-selling author and social-emotional learning pioneer Daniel Goleman offers insights from his new book about how focus drives achievement and success.
Nancy Jones's insight:
Interesting connection between focus and relationships. Couple of videos provided as well.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Nancy Jones
Scoop.it!

Raising Successful Children

Raising Successful Children | Educating for Empathy and Emotional Well-Being | Scoop.it
Unnecessary intervention makes your child feel bad about himself (if he’s young) or angry at you (if he’s a teenager.)
Nancy Jones's insight:

A pomrotional article regarding Madeline Levine's new work on resilience that also revisits Carol Dweck's original work described in Mindset .The future needs today's children to be resilient, not perfect.

"HANGING back and allowing children to make mistakes is one of the greatest challenges of parenting."

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Nancy Jones
Scoop.it!

Three Surprising Truths about Teens

Three Surprising Truths about Teens | Educating for Empathy and Emotional Well-Being | Scoop.it
A scientific expert on adolescence answers our burning questions.
Nancy Jones's insight:

Some pretty interesting scientific and sociological facts presented here. Food for thought.

more...
Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, September 21, 2013 10:01 PM

It is an interesting article for any teacher who deals with adolescent children and young adults.

Scooped by Nancy Jones
Scoop.it!

‘Queen Bees’ author reveals world of teenage boys - TODAY.com

‘Queen Bees’ author reveals world of teenage boys - TODAY.com | Educating for Empathy and Emotional Well-Being | Scoop.it
They might seem like they don’t have much to say, but now it’s time to really hear it from the boys. Rosalind Wiseman, whose...
Nancy Jones's insight:

I am very curious about what direction this goes in. As a single gender classroom teacher and advisor, I often think boys get the short end of the stick.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Nancy Jones
Scoop.it!

A New Theory of Elite Performance

A New Theory of Elite Performance | Educating for Empathy and Emotional Well-Being | Scoop.it
As the kids head back to school, I’m thinking about what really leads to success--as well as happiness. Part one in a three-part series.
Nancy Jones's insight:

This is an interesting perspective with parts 1 & 2 already available.

more...
No comment yet.