From Edutopia's series on social and emotional learning -
In outcomes-based learning environments, we generally see three elements in play: 1) learning objectives or targets are created from given standards; 2) instruction of some kind is given; and then 3)...
Tips for keeping cool and being kind to yourself, even in the midst of a stressful situation.
Teacher burnout is almost epidemic in this country and is one of the causes of the 17 percent annual attrition rate amongst educators. Scientists have found that teachers can burnout from the negative emotions and inefficacy they feel around the challenges of managing their students.
Thankfully, science has also found a positive way to deal with these emotions through something called self-compassion.
by Marilyn Price-Mitchell, Ph.D. This article shows how learning from mistakes is good for children, examines research, and provides helpful guidelines to parents. Mistakes and misjudgments are a normal part of kid's lives.
New research presented at the Society for Neuroscience meeting suggests that teens are not necessarily wired to be impulsive. Researchers are also learning more about why it's important to treat problems like depression in teens early.
According to this post "The teen brain isn't broken," says Jay Giedd, a child psychiatry researcher at the National Institute of Mental Health. He says the rapid changes occurring in the brains of teenagers make these years "a time of enormous opportunity."
A new perspective on the adolescent brain...click through to read the complete post.
Empathy matters. And it needs to be taught in schools. I've seen, read and written this before, but I wasn't quite convinced until earlier this week when I plugged into an episode of "This American Life" on a bus to New York City.
Social, Emotional & Developmental Needs Of Introverts With the ever-growing focus on the social, emotional, and developmental needs of our students, there is no better time than now to highlight the gifts of our introverted students.
As kids and teachers head back to school, we wanted to turn away from questions about politics and unions and money and all the regular school stuff people argue about, and turn to something more optimistic — an emerging theory about what to teach...
An Interview with Paul Tough , author of How Children Succeed
Charter for Compassion, Roots of Empathy and other nonprofits, parents and school educators are beginning to teach empathy, altruism and kindness to children as part of a shift toward the art of compassion.
Children are often told in a tone of reprimand by parents and teachers: “How would you feel if they did that to you?” It is essentially the photo negative of the Golden Rule (“do unto others …”).
What if that message evolved into a positive set of values, then fused into lesson plans, group activities and a school ethos?
It’s happening all over the world, thanks in part to the efforts of the Charter for Compassion and its partners.
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