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Praising Kids for Effort Is Out of Control, Says the Psychologist Who Inadvertently Invented it

Praising Kids for Effort Is Out of Control, Says the Psychologist Who Inadvertently Invented it | Kinsanity | Scoop.it

It’s become something of a self-esteem cliché in the classroom: assuring kids that it’s fine if they messed up their homework assignment on long division, because, hey, they triedreally hard. The underlying intention is a good one, and it can be traced back to Stanford psychologist Carol Dweck’s work on mind-sets. Dweck has argued —

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How Do Students That Hate School Learn? - Connect Learning Today

How Do Students That Hate School Learn? - Connect Learning Today | Kinsanity | Scoop.it
It has been my privilege to know many students at many grade and age levels, who have said they hated school. They were all different, referred to as brilliant, disenchanted, disengaged, unmotivated, unchallenged, stubborn, creative, and many more adjectives than a list on a page can hold. Sure, we all realize that students will say they hate school, because that’s the thing kids say, and it is immediately preceded by, or followed by, “I’m bored!” But we need to consider what all students say on this subject, at any level, age, or degree, because there’s no template for students at risk.

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Music helps kids focus their attention, control their emotions, and diminish their anxiety

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Summary from Learning & the Brain Society Newsletter - January 2015

Playing music to improve children's brains 

University of Vermont

 

A University of Vermont College of Medicine child psychiatry team has published new research in the Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry.

Matthew Albaugh, Ph.D., and graduate student research assistant Eileen Crehan, call their study "the largest investigation of the association between playing a musical instrument and brain development." The research continues Hudziak's work with the National Institutes of Health Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Study of Normal Brain Development. Using its database, the team analyzed the brain scans of 232 children ages 6 to 18. What they found is that musical training might also help kids focus their attention, control their emotions and diminish their anxiety. 


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A Learning Problem Is Not an Intelligence Problem - Huffington Post

A Learning Problem Is Not an Intelligence Problem - Huffington Post | Kinsanity | Scoop.it
Report cards are coming home, and a good number of parents are worried that their child seems to be showing signs of a learning disability. Their concern is well founded; learning disabilities including A.D.H.D. and dyslexia affect 20% of our students and less than half get the attention they need. That is a large community, in fact, the largest minority in the country. For these kids, often the day is longer, the challenge greater, the work harder. Unless we identify and assist them, the national cost in human potential and hard dollars will be tremendous.

Kids with learning disabilities drop out ten times more frequently than others in high school, and are much more likely to use drugs and get involved in our jail system. The impact when this large a social group fails is felt by all of us.

A learning problem is not an intelligence problem -- these children are smart, creative, and capable. They can and do learn; however, they think differently, access and process information in an atypical way. That is where opportunity lies, and where we are falling far short.

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Carlos Rodrigues Cadre's curator insight, December 30, 2014 8:42 AM

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Saberes Sin Fronteras OVS's curator insight, December 31, 2014 12:37 PM

Si un 20% de los alumnos tiene algún tipo de diferencia en la capacidad media de aprendizaje, esto es un problema serio. Muchos de los no atendidos debidamente terminan como drogodependientess, delincuentes o, lo que es peor, como políticos desalmados y corruptos. Hay que repensar el problema

Sandeep Gautam's curator insight, January 3, 2015 6:49 AM

Think differently about the differently abled.

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Violent and Legal: The Shocking Ways School Kids are Being Pinned Down, Isolated Against Their Will

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Carson Luke, a young boy with autism, shattered bones in his hand and foot after educators grabbed him and tried to shut him into a “scream room.” Kids across the country risked similar harm at least 267,000 times in just one school year.

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Disgusting & alarming!

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Nationwide Survey Offers Data on Sexual Abuse of Students With Disabilities - Education Week News (blog)

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Nationwide Survey Offers Data on Sexual Abuse of Students With Disabilities Education Week News (blog) Students with disabilities who were sexually abused in school settings were more likely to receive most of their education in self-contained...

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How Colleges Flunk Mental Health

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One night in 2012, alone in his dorm room at Princeton University, Dan downed 20 Trazodone, his prescribed antidepressant. He had recently switched medication and was experiencing rapid mood swings; a fight with his girlfriend and a tense email exchange with a friend led him to overdose, which Dan says he knew was "ridiculous" even as he swallowed the pills.

Dan tried to make himself throw up the Trazodone but couldn't, so he went to Princeton's health center. They sent him to a nearby hospital, where doctors determined he didn't pose an imminent risk of harm to himself or others but kept him for three days to monitor his health. As Dan prepared to leave the hospital to attend a class, the director of student life left a voicemail message on his mother's cell phone: Dan had been evicted from his dorm room, banned from attending classes, and was prohibited from setting foot on campus....


According to the complaint Dan later filed with the Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights (OCR) alleging prejudice on the basis of a protected disability, mental depression - he believes Princeton treated him differently than a student with, say, mononucleosis or a broken leg - Princeton told Dan that if he didn't voluntarily withdraw, he would be forced to as soon as he had missed enough of the classes from which he had been banned. The school also told him that a mandatory withdrawal would be noted on his record and that his family wouldn't be refunded for the semester's tuition or room and board.

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The Five Levels of Student Engagement (Infographic)

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This is an interesting way to look at and evaluate your child's engaement with school as well as your parenting. Are you encouraging "ritual compliance" or real engagement? And, for those of with kids with special needs, the behavior labels in the green boxes might be more helpful in terms of both describing what we see as well as considering in motivating our childen.

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, November 24, 2013 1:08 PM

Phillip Schechty is an educator whom has looked at "five ways that students respond or adapt to school-related tasks and activities." This infographic looks provides an overview of the five stages. If you want more information about this please visit the website The Schlechty Center located at http://www.schlechtycenter.org/

malek's curator insight, November 27, 2013 5:40 PM

Any marketer dream!

If only customers behave like students....

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The Psychology of Cheating

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People cheat all the time. But why, exactly, do they decide to do it in the first place?


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Deanna Dahlsad's curator insight, November 12, 2013 6:23 PM

While this focuses on academic cheating, much of this might apply to relationships too.

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While this focuses on academic cheating, much of this might apply to relationships too.

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Making communities more inclusive for people with learning disabilities

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Mencap's Changemakers scheme has helped young people challenge negative attitudes and shape the services they require, writes Mary O'Hara

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Disabled abuse victims 'ignored'

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People with learning disabilities who report abuse are not being protected and are often not believed, a study finds.

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Tess Giles Marshall's curator insight, March 6, 2013 11:30 AM

Abuse of people with learning disabilities seems particularly horrifying, and needs identifying, as in this study.

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