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School reforms come not a moment too soon

School reforms come not a moment too soon | Education Update | Scoop.it
With the poorest schools struggling to lift up the most disadvantaged students, we should hope the Gonski reforms do some of the necessary rebalancing.
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Feelin’ ‘kind of blue’? Why learning professionals are getting serious about mental resilience | TrainingZone.co.uk

Feelin’ ‘kind of blue’? Why learning professionals are getting serious about mental resilience | TrainingZone.co.uk | Education Update | Scoop.it
Mental health is now national emergency. Time for learning professionals to take action on #resilience http://t.co/MyxWFV4Jx1
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Texting, social networking and other media use linked to poor academic performance

Texting, social networking and other media use linked to poor academic performance | Education Update | Scoop.it
Freshmen women spend nearly half their day -- 12 hours -- engaged in some form of media use, particularly texting, music, the Internet and social networking.
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Teachers Embrace 'Deep Learning,' Translating Lessons Into Practical Skills | PBS NewsHour | Jan. 30, 2013

Teachers Embrace 'Deep Learning,' Translating Lessons Into Practical Skills | PBS NewsHour | Jan. 30, 2013 | Education Update | Scoop.it
Special correspondent John Tulenko looks at some schools that institute real world applications into lesson plans and emphasize the importance of improvement over intelligence.
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A Simple Plan for Student Planners

A Simple Plan for Student Planners | Education Update | Scoop.it
Kids with attention deficit may resist getting organized with a student planner — but our expert tips for using this tool will help even low-key learners.
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Violence In Schools Often Directed At Teachers | Psych Central News

Violence In Schools Often Directed At Teachers | Psych Central News | Education Update | Scoop.it
A new article reviews what some have called an epidemic of violence across educational settings, with experts suggesting comprehensive recommendations to make.
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Teaching Social and Emotional Skills in Schools

Teaching Social and Emotional Skills in Schools | Education Update | Scoop.it

More schools are working to change school culture through programs aimed at improving the social and emotional skills of students.


Via Andrea Zeitz, Monica Stokes, Deborah McNelis, M.Ed
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School Board candidates Gus Guadagnino and Robert Neuhausen offer ... - Tampabay.com

School Board candidates Gus Guadagnino and Robert Neuhausen offer ... - Tampabay.com | Education Update | Scoop.it
School Board candidates Gus Guadagnino and Robert Neuhausen offer ...Tampabay.comEditor's note: Today's story is part of a series of reports on local races on the Nov. 6 ballot.
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Attention Disorder or Not, Children Prescribed Pills to Help in School

Attention Disorder or Not, Children Prescribed Pills to Help in School | Education Update | Scoop.it
Drugs that normally are used to increase focus are used in some cases simply to improve performance at school.
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Why Do You Procrastinate?

Why Do You Procrastinate? | Education Update | Scoop.it
Find out if anxiety lurks behind your avoidance (http://t.co/rLrnpDif

Why do we procrastinate?
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Mindfulness training can help reduce teacher stress and burnout

Mindfulness training can help reduce teacher stress and burnout | Education Update | Scoop.it
Teachers who practice "mindfulness" are better able to reduce their own levels of stress and prevent burnout, according to a new study.
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Mindfulness can increase wellbeing and reduce stress in school children

Mindfulness can increase wellbeing and reduce stress in school children | Education Update | Scoop.it
Mindfulness -- a mental training that develops sustained attention that can change the ways people think, act and feel -- could reduce symptoms of stress and depression and promote wellbeing among school children, according to a new study.
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Mindfulness at school reduces (likelihood of) depression-related symptoms in adolescents

Secondary school students who follow an in-class mindfulness program report reduced indications of depression, anxiety and stress up to six months later. Moreover, these students were less likely to develop pronounced depression-like symptoms.
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8 Awesome Ways High Schools Are Helping Students De-Stress

8 Awesome Ways High Schools Are Helping Students De-Stress | Education Update | Scoop.it
Do you feel like most of the kids at your school are stressed out? With mounting academic pressure and increasing competition for college admissions, high schools across the country are starting to take note of their students rising anxiety levels.
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Negative stereotypes about boys hinder their academic achievement

Researchers investigated the role of gender stereotypes. They found that from a very young age, children think boys are academically inferior to girls, and they believe that adults think so, too.
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Helping Students Manage Stress, Set Goals, and Feel Connected

Helping Students Manage Stress, Set Goals, and Feel Connected | Education Update | Scoop.it

Inspired by Paul Tough's new book, Blogger Elena Aguilar offers ways to help students set goals, handle stress, and connect with school community.


Via Edutopia, Sylvia Lima
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Helping Students Manage Stress, Set Goals, and Feel Connected

Helping Students Manage Stress, Set Goals, and Feel Connected | Education Update | Scoop.it

Inspired by Paul Tough's new book, Blogger Elena Aguilar offers ways to help students set goals, handle stress, and connect with school community.


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Top 20 Must-Have Educational iPhone & iPad Apps Used By Real Teachers in the Classroom | Kids@Play

Top 20 Must-Have Educational iPhone & iPad Apps Used By Real Teachers in the Classroom | Kids@Play | Education Update | Scoop.it
Teachers who have access to mobile technology are scrambling to find the best education apps for the iPod Touch, iPad and iPhone. Educators use apps for everything from communicating with students to inspiring creativity to dissecting virtual frogs.
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No homecoming queen vote if you don't wear RFID tag?

No homecoming queen vote if you don't wear RFID tag? | Education Update | Scoop.it
San Antonio schools have become very enthusiastic about RFID tagging students. One student reportedly claims to have been told 'No tag. No vote for homecoming king and queen.' Read this article by Chris Matyszczyk on CNET News.
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Welsh govt announces new numeracy programme

Welsh govt announces new numeracy programme | Education Update | Scoop.it
Welsh education minister Leighton Andrews has launched a national numeracy andliteracy programme in response to attainment levels falling behind other countries, BBC News reports...
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