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Education, Curiosity, and Happiness
What roles can curiosity and happiness play in learning?
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Exploring the Idea of ‘Happiness’ As Part of School Work

Exploring the Idea of ‘Happiness’ As Part of School Work | Education, Curiosity, and Happiness | Scoop.it
Two schools are approaching a project about their own happiness in very different ways based on the context of their schools and lives.

Via Gust MEES, Kelly Christopherson, Suvi Salo
Ivon Prefontaine's insight:

We should talk about being happy, and, more importantly, we should express our happiness through our interests as teachers and people. It signals to others, including students, how we are who we are.

 

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How to take criticism well

How to take criticism well | Education, Curiosity, and Happiness | Scoop.it
No one likes getting criticism. But it can be a chance to show off a rare skill: responding to negative feedback well.

 

Learn more:

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Criticism

 


Via Gust MEES, Lou Salza
Ivon Prefontaine's insight:

94% of human resources people might say they prefer positive feedback, but that does not explain when they escort an employee of site. I find it useful to ask for examples. I once had a School manager suggest I was being unprofessional, but, when I asked for an example, he had none.

 

Feedback and criticism are necessary for growth. The relationship we have with employees and students is important in providing feedback and criticism. I eliminated giving marks on many activities and used rubrics as a way to guide learning. These were well explained to the students and became useful in student learning.

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David Hain's curator insight, June 29, 2014 2:28 AM

Feedback is the DNA of development. Learn how to ask for it and take it.  Oh...and the more you give, the more you get!

Eliane Fierro's curator insight, July 1, 2014 12:20 AM

Embrace criticism!

Philip Powel Smith's curator insight, July 29, 2014 8:04 AM

Criticism is always a difficult pro-active action that educators have to give. Criticism without ridicule and shame is what students need to hear and an explanation of how to make the changes to be better learners and communicators.

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Infographic: The Top Habits Of Healthy, Happy, Productive People

Infographic: The Top Habits Of Healthy, Happy, Productive People | Education, Curiosity, and Happiness | Scoop.it

View the infographic below for more habits that you can consider emulating for a possibly happier and healthier lifestyle. 


Via Gust MEES
Ivon Prefontaine's insight:
Laughing, listening, and giving back. Those defy the material world we live in and promote. @ivon_ehd1
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Krishan Maggon 's comment, November 10, 2014 2:40 PM
Gust, can you post a link to the Luxumburg TV Ebola Info. thanks
Vicente Fazio's curator insight, November 11, 2014 9:18 AM

this is a general view of the main habits that a normal person has to have to make good social connections and improve his personal skills

David Baker's curator insight, November 11, 2014 11:25 AM

I like this Infographic to share with teachers at seminar to begin a November conversation about "how are you caring for yourself and setting up a positive lifestyle as a young teacher?"

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Raising a Moral Child

Raising a Moral Child | Education, Curiosity, and Happiness | Scoop.it
The tactics are different from those used for encouraging achievement.

Via Gust MEES
Ivon Prefontaine's insight:

This is hard to research, but a tentative conclusion would be to praise the character revealed rather than the actions. I think it is important to know the child and situations, but it makes a certain amount of sense.

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Deanya Lattimore Schempp's curator insight, April 14, 2014 6:23 PM

Great linked-out presentation of research studies by NYT Sunday Review columnist Adam Grant.

Is this the model of research essay that we will be teaching in class after two more MLA updates?  ;-)

Ofelia Rita Casillas's curator insight, April 15, 2014 4:02 PM

Children imitate what you do,not what you preach!

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, August 20, 2014 5:35 PM
The research cited can carry over into School, as well. Raising children is about the effort of the village. @ivon_ehd1