Research from the Institute of Education finds that seven-year-olds exposed to classical music at primary school develop better concentration levels and social skills (@JLloydWebber @SistemaEngland @sistemascotland More evidence that classical...
Sounds too good to be true, but new research suggests a mood stabilizer could help restore plasticity to the brain for learning. (Mood-stabilizing drug may also return your brain to the plasticity of early childhood.
We all want to be treated with compassion, but can we be compassionate too?
Many wonder if compassion can be taught or is it just inborn? Research on child development and temperament seems to suggest that some young children appear to be born more compassionate than others. Some are more attentive to the needs and concerns of others. Yet research also suggests that compassion can be taught throughout the lifespan too.
For example, research in my lab here at Santa Clara University has found that college students who attend service learning immersion trips spending a great time with those who are poor and marginalized in either domestic or international location do, in fact, become more compassionate (at least after their immersion experience and for several months later when assessed in follow up testing).
We are currently examining a large university data set to determine which college activities (e.g., selected major, extracurricular activities) are associated with compassion development over time.
Janice Comrie / Early Childhood educator interested in Reggio-Inspired Learning, Music and Literacy for young children and healthy living.
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My Pinterest Boards: Early Childhood and Division One teachers may be interested in Reggio-Inspired, Documentation, Early Literacy, Early Numeracy, Classroom Environment(The Environment as the 3rd Teacher).
Executive functioning skills - If working memory is weak, it can trip up just about anyone. But it really works against a child with learning disabilities (LD). (RT @LDorg What Is Working Memory and Why Does It Matter?
Book helps children learn to protect environment Albany Times Union "Neighborwood" is the first of several books in a "pen pal" series that aims to teach kids about earth literacy, particularly the concepts of diversity, recycling and sense of place.
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