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Empathy | Activities to Grow Empathy

Empathy | Activities to Grow Empathy | English Education and Technology | Scoop.it

“Could a greater miracle take place than for us to l
ook through each other’s eyes for an instant?”

Henry David Thoreau


Do we start from empathy when we set out to solve educational challenges and design learning pathways for our students?

How do we foster empathy and make it a starting point for problem solving and the design of new solutions for both ourselves and for our students?

 

Empathy over sympathy
Lately it seems all roads lead to empathy: 
 

Tony Wagner in Creating Innovators identifies empathy as a necessary characteristic for innovators;
 

 David Kelly of Stanford University identifies empathy as the starting point for all problem solving;
 

 Daniel Goleman states leaders with empathy do more than sympathize with people around them: they use their knowledge to improve their companies in subtle, but important ways.
 

 

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Not only is empathy vital for

solving problems responsively and

meaningfully, empathy is an

underpinning for connection

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 by Carolyn Durley


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How do we foster empathy in pre-professionals?

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10 Modern Teaching Skills

10 Modern Teaching Skills | English Education and Technology | Scoop.it
Do you possess Modern Teaching Skills? As with most professions today, there are rapid developments in teaching that are being driven by social and technological changes. Keeping up to date with these developments within education will pay dividends with...
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This blog advocates the use of the PLN (retitling it the PLE).  As we progress through our coursework, this storage for articles of interest will become increasingly valuable to use.

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Susan Griffith's curator insight, March 15, 2014 12:46 PM

All very important.....but how many people master these skills during their first 5 years of teaching (prior to burn out)?

Nichol Murray's comment, April 4, 2014 7:09 PM
Love this! And I have to agree...it may take many years of just getting through survival in teaching (if the teacher even gets through THAT) to acquire these skills.
Miao Lan's curator insight, May 5, 2014 10:43 AM

A great teacher makes a difference.

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New E-Rate Funding Will Take Time to Reach Schools

New E-Rate Funding Will Take Time to Reach Schools | English Education and Technology | Scoop.it
The pressure on schools to upgrade their technology is growing very fast right now, but they will not see the new E-rate dollars until 2015.
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How To Use Instagram In The Classroom - Edudemic

How To Use Instagram In The Classroom - Edudemic | English Education and Technology | Scoop.it
You can actually use Instragram in the classroom and library. Here are a few simple ways that should help you start trying something new!
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What a phenomenal project idea to use instagram in conjunction with a project on characters.

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Nichol Murray's comment, March 1, 2014 1:41 PM
Thank you for this! I have not joined the Instagram revolution, however may of my students use it. I am considering switching over from Facebook for the classroom to Instagram."
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We Are Teachers

We Are Teachers | English Education and Technology | Scoop.it
Find education news, teaching strategies, lesson plans, activity ideas and more on the WeAreTeachers blog. Featuring posts by guest bloggers and teachers as well as WeAreTeachers editors.
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As an Instagram neophyte, I am constantly amazed at how versatile the app has proven to be!

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LaTisha Hockensmith's curator insight, March 13, 2014 9:25 PM

Great BLOG for teachers!

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60 Ways to Use Twitter in the Classroom by Category

60 Ways to Use Twitter in the Classroom by Category | English Education and Technology | Scoop.it
  via TeachThought Social media offers some great opportunities for learning in the classroom, bringing together the ability to collaborate, access worldwide resources, and find new and intere...
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Twitter as supplemental office hours?  Thoughts?

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For Lower-Income Students, Snow Days Can Be Hungry Days

For Lower-Income Students, Snow Days Can Be Hungry Days | English Education and Technology | Scoop.it
Students who rely on free and reduced-price meals miss out on a nutritious meal when schools close.

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Keep this in mind

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Mariha Greenland Shields's curator insight, March 1, 2014 12:54 PM

Great article to share with my students.

Nichol Murray's comment, March 1, 2014 1:50 PM
Oh I how I wish no child would ever go hungry...
Susan Griffith's curator insight, March 15, 2014 12:42 PM

I find this to be extremely accurate.  With so many schools having breakfast and lunch programs, when kids are at home, they are missing out on those meals.  This year was especially bad with so many snow days!!!

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CDE10_STRATEGY_ESL.pdf

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The importance of using multiple modalities is showcased in this article; this is a seminal tactic to reach English Language Learners.

 

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Empathy | Activities to Grow Empathy

Empathy | Activities to Grow Empathy | English Education and Technology | Scoop.it

“Could a greater miracle take place than for us to l
ook through each other’s eyes for an instant?”

Henry David Thoreau


Do we start from empathy when we set out to solve educational challenges and design learning pathways for our students?

How do we foster empathy and make it a starting point for problem solving and the design of new solutions for both ourselves and for our students?

 

Empathy over sympathy
Lately it seems all roads lead to empathy: 
 

Tony Wagner in Creating Innovators identifies empathy as a necessary characteristic for innovators;
 

 David Kelly of Stanford University identifies empathy as the starting point for all problem solving;
 

 Daniel Goleman states leaders with empathy do more than sympathize with people around them: they use their knowledge to improve their companies in subtle, but important ways.
 

 

================

Not only is empathy vital for

solving problems responsively and

meaningfully, empathy is an

underpinning for connection

========

 

 by Carolyn Durley


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How do we foster empathy in pre-professionals?

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Good... like it...:-)))

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Education 3.0: Students as Connectors, Creators & Constructivists

Education 3.0: Students as Connectors, Creators & Constructivists | English Education and Technology | Scoop.it

At the heart of this move to Education 3.0 is learner engagement, something that has been lacking in classroom learning thus far. Contrary to being a fault of any teacher, low-engagement is simply a byproduct of curriculum’s irrelevance to students’ immediate and future situations.


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How will this change the face of the future?

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Presentation Tools

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Tools and services to deliver your presentations: online and off
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A powerhouse resource for presentation platforms!  A must read for those who want to explore integrating technology to present.

 

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Mariha Greenland Shields's comment, March 6, 2014 8:37 AM
I am always looking for new ways to present material to keep my students engaged.
LaTisha Hockensmith's curator insight, March 13, 2014 9:23 PM

Very interesting, Katie. Thanks for sharing.

Nichol Murray's comment, April 4, 2014 7:11 PM
Thank you for sharing!
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High Schools Assign 3.5 Hours of Homework a Night, Survey Estimates

High Schools Assign 3.5 Hours of Homework a Night, Survey Estimates | English Education and Technology | Scoop.it
A University of Phoenix poll digs into how much homework teachers require and why they assign it.
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How many hours of homework do you assign?

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Nichol Murray's comment, March 1, 2014 1:47 PM
It would be interesting to see the results of a study like this after a few years of flipped classroom instruction.
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Picture This: 5 Ways Teachers Can Use Instagram in the Classroom

Picture This: 5 Ways Teachers Can Use Instagram in the Classroom | English Education and Technology | Scoop.it
Extending on our post last month about why Instagram can have a place in the classroom, "Using Instagram in an Educational Context", this week we delve into
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Again with the Instagram!

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Nichol Murray's comment, March 1, 2014 1:45 PM
I like the idea of creating writing prompts with photos. This would be helpful for students who have writer's block.
LaTisha Hockensmith's curator insight, March 13, 2014 9:24 PM

Love instagram and appreciate you sharing this.

Mariha Greenland Shields's comment, May 5, 2014 10:29 AM
Great article. I know nothing about instagram!
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Using Graphic Novels and Comics in the Classroom

Using Graphic Novels and Comics in the Classroom | English Education and Technology | Scoop.it
Andrew Miller (@betamiller on Twitter) is a National Faculty member for the Buck Institute for Education, an org that specializes in project-based curriculum, and a collaborator with Abeo School C
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Using Animoto, students can make their own graphic novels - or react to them through technology.

 

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Integrating English Education Technology - YouTube

This is a prototype video for an Education Technology course. It includes video clips, images, and personal narrative that describe how technology has influe...
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This is for you, Jennifer!

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LaTisha Hockensmith's curator insight, March 13, 2014 9:26 PM

Amazing how technology finds its way in to even an English classroom.

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How Reading Literature Cultivates Empathy

How Reading Literature Cultivates Empathy | English Education and Technology | Scoop.it
"Nearly a quarter of American adults did not read a single book in the past year." I was eating an apple when I read this this and I gasped and the apple piece got stuck and I ran around trying to fi
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An important read for English educators.

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Venn Diagram Maker - Online

Venn Diagram Maker - Online | English Education and Technology | Scoop.it
Easily draw a Venn diagram with Lucidchart's easy and online Venn diagram maker. Within moments, you can create a beautiful Venn diagram for download or online sharing.

 

This is an awesome package and the SHARING feature is amazing. Free account has some limitations to it in terms of objects you can add and size.

 

Can also make mind maps too (although it says you cant on free package)


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To easily create Venn Diagrams for online sharing, look here.

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gideonwilliams's curator insight, February 28, 2014 1:19 PM

Recommended on twitter by Tom Breadmore @predacomdom

LaTisha Hockensmith's curator insight, March 13, 2014 9:26 PM

Anything that makes organization better is a-ok to me!

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Support for Designing and Innovating

Support for Designing and Innovating | English Education and Technology | Scoop.it
Leading Inquiry




"We introduced the Common Core content standards and [teachers] were able to identify one and plan a cycle of plan-act-reflect, and really delve into it a lot more deeply th
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Thoughts?

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LaTisha Hockensmith's curator insight, March 13, 2014 9:27 PM

Get ready as now they are changing to PA Core. Hummmm