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The many emotional issues that effect the education and well being of our students.
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Fists of Freedom: An Olympic Story Not Taught in Schools

Fists of Freedom: An Olympic Story Not Taught in Schools | Educating for Empathy and Emotional Well-Being | Scoop.it
The latest “If We Knew Our History” column from the Zinn Education Project is by Dave Zirin. In the article, Zirin tells the story behind the famous photo of Tommie Smith and John Carlo...
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Addressing the Colorado Shootings With Students

Addressing the Colorado Shootings With Students | Educating for Empathy and Emotional Well-Being | Scoop.it
Are you talking about this news with students or your own children? Here are some suggestions. We'll continue to update this post.
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Bully Mapping

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There are times when I blog when I wonder about the consequences of what I “put out there” and how it may be perceived.
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School bus bullying: Why middle school kids can be so mean

School bus bullying: Why middle school kids can be so mean | Educating for Empathy and Emotional Well-Being | Scoop.it
Update, June 22: Three of the four boys who were taped tormenting a school bus monitor have apologized for their behavior in statements released through police, NBC News reports.  Original story: By Lisa Flam They called her fat and ugly, said she...
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The importance of teaching empathy

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As a religious studies teacher, I feel that empathy is an essential skill for all students. Learning to empathise will better equip students to interpret the experiences of others, especially when others' attitudes, beliefs and ways of thinking are alien to their own. It also allows for better intercultural understanding and community cohesion between people of different economic, cultural and religious backgrounds.

 

However, relating the experiences of others to one's own is a hard skill to master, especially if you have limited experience of the world due to your age. It is essential, therefore, that we build upon students pre-existing experiences when finding ways to develop empathy as a tool for improving their understanding of the world around them.

 

by Andrew Jones


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daily edventures | “In an ideal world we would see healthy school climate prioritized in the same ways we see standardized testing used to categorize the success of a school.” – USA

daily edventures | “In an ideal world we would see healthy school climate prioritized in the same ways we see standardized testing used to categorize the success of a school.” – USA | Educating for Empathy and Emotional Well-Being | Scoop.it

daily edventures | “In an ideal world we would see healthy school climate prioritized in the same ways we see standardized testing used to categorize the success of a school.” – USA...

  An interview with Lee Hirsch, directory of BULLY

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» Teachers Need More Training to Handle Children’s Emotions - Psych Central News

» Teachers Need More Training to Handle Children’s Emotions   - Psych Central News | Educating for Empathy and Emotional Well-Being | Scoop.it
Student teachers learn a lot about how to teach in college, but they don't get much training in how to respond to young children's emotions, such as...
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Selling Social and Emotional Learning: An Interview with Daniel Goleman

"We have to get over our fixation of academic achievement tests as the end-all of education. We have to remember, we're educating the whole child." - Daniel Goleman

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Synchronized brains: Feeling strong emotions makes people's brains 'tick together'

Synchronized brains: Feeling strong emotions makes people's brains 'tick together' | Educating for Empathy and Emotional Well-Being | Scoop.it

Human emotions are highly contagious. Seeing others' emotional expressions such as smiles triggers often the corresponding emotional response in the observer. Such synchronization of emotional states across individuals may support social interaction: When all group members share a common emotional state, their brains and bodies process the environment in a similar fashion.


Researchers at Aalto University and Turku PET Centre have now found that feeling strong emotions makes different individuals' brain activity literally synchronous.


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The Dream School You Didn't Think Existed

The Dream School You Didn't Think Existed | Educating for Empathy and Emotional Well-Being | Scoop.it
Watch the video and see for yourself: Boston's Mission Hill School isn't just creating students, it's shaping people...
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Educational games to train middle schoolers' attention, empathy

Educational games to train middle schoolers' attention, empathy | Educating for Empathy and Emotional Well-Being | Scoop.it
Two years ago, at a meeting on science and education, experts challenged video game manufacturers to develop games that emphasize kindness and compassion instead of violence and aggression.

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Promising Research on Meditation in Schools

Promising Research on Meditation in Schools | Educating for Empathy and Emotional Well-Being | Scoop.it
What is meditation?


Meditation encompasses a range of practices used to control conscious thought through a number of different techniques and with a variety of goals intended.
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Cyberbullying Toolkit | Common Sense Media

Cyberbullying Toolkit | Common Sense Media | Educating for Empathy and Emotional Well-Being | Scoop.it
This free toolkit has the resources schools need to take an effective stand against cyberbullying.
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5 Tips on Talking to Kids About Scary News

5 Tips on Talking to Kids About Scary News | Educating for Empathy and Emotional Well-Being | Scoop.it
Strategies for talking with your kids about the bad stuff that happens in the world...
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Educating for Empathy: A recent contest asked for the best ways to teach empathy

Educating for Empathy: A recent contest asked for the best ways to teach empathy | Educating for Empathy and Emotional Well-Being | Scoop.it

A recent contest asked for the best ways to teach empathy. It received more than 600 submissions. Is this evidence of an empathy movement in education?

 

That idea has been building momentum. President Obama consistently advocated empathy during his 2008 presidential campaign and famously said it was one of his criteria for a Supreme Court justice. Over the past few years, several big books have argued for the critical importance of empathy in the world today, perhaps most notably Jeremy Rifkin’s The Empathic Civilization, which Ariana Huffington championed on the Huffington Post, writing, “Empathy is the one quality we most need if we’re going to survive and flourish in the 21st century.” At the same time, some researchers have uncovered evidence that empathy is on the decline in the United States, though in recent years, other scientists have identified empathy’s genetic basis and its ability to help us overcome differences.

 

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How to Choose Summer Reading for Students

How to Choose Summer Reading for Students | Educating for Empathy and Emotional Well-Being | Scoop.it
For enlightening summer reading, students should pick up nonfiction that tells them about the world as it actually is.
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Bullying of teachers more damaging in online era | eSchool News

Bullying of teachers more damaging in online era | eSchool News | Educating for Empathy and Emotional Well-Being | Scoop.it
The bullying that bus monitor Karen Klein endured on a ride home from an upstate New York school was painful and egregious, but also shows how student harassment of teachers and administrators has become more spiteful and damaging in the online era.

Cyberbaiting is real and will become more frewuent too!

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Special or Not? Teach Kids To Figure It Out

Special or Not? Teach Kids To Figure It Out | Educating for Empathy and Emotional Well-Being | Scoop.it
Children -- and adults -- are terrible at evaluating their own abilities, a crucial requirement for getting better at anything...
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Teens Who Can't Feel

There is an interesting article in Radical Parenting Magazine about Empathopenia.

http://www.radicalparenting.com/2011/08/08/teens-who-cant-feel-empathopenia/

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One approach to setting up the iPad for shared use among multiple users | Emerging Education Technology

One approach to setting up the iPad for shared use among multiple users | Emerging Education Technology | Educating for Empathy and Emotional Well-Being | Scoop.it
The iPad is inherently an individualized device - 'Our Pad' makes it easier to work around that.

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5 Points for Your Empathy Arsenal

5 Points for Your Empathy Arsenal | Educating for Empathy and Emotional Well-Being | Scoop.it

The arguments you need to explain why empathy is a key to life-long learning...

 

Look no further than the role of empathy in human-centered design, in conflict resolution, in the boardroom---yes, even in the preservation of earth (don’t take our word for it)---and you’ll realize that empathy matters for reasons beyond the fact that learning outcomes improve (though they do: read on). In fact, we’re dedicating an entire site to helping make that case, and to equipping parents, teachers, and everyone in between with the tools they need to practice

 

1. Can empathy really be taught?

2. How do you measure it?

 

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RSA Animate - The Empathic Civilisation

Bestselling author, political adviser and social and ethical prophet Jeremy Rifkin investigates the evolution of empathy and the profound ways that it has sh...
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Empathy: The Most Valuable Thing They Teach at HBS

Empathy: The Most Valuable Thing They Teach at HBS | Educating for Empathy and Emotional Well-Being | Scoop.it
These probably aren't words that you were expecting to see in the same sentence — Harvard Business School and empathy.
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Working to create more compassionate communities

Working to create more compassionate communities | Educating for Empathy and Emotional Well-Being | Scoop.it

Community building in the classroom takes time but it may trickle up. It may help create a more compassionate community. Empathy for a scrawny kid may eventually trickle up and make us more tolerant of the politically obnoxious person next door.Empathy for the kid who doesn’t wear designer clothes may eventually trickle up and make us more understanding toward the homeless.

 

Perhaps it is not just the kids who need teaching.

Let’s dream of schools where empathy and compassion yield popularity points. Let’s keep trying to create more compassionate communities. And let’s hope it trickles up to our nation.

 

by Jane Yoder

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