In addition, content area teachers lack knowledge in the literacy demands of their discipline. As a result, we have many adolescents who cannot read and comprehend text in different disciplines—we must prepare teachers to ...
Education is broadening its focus from main academics to include emotional and social skills. Empathy is a skill that is increasingly sought after, not just in classrooms, but also in professional spaces.
But how does one learn empathy? Read. Read more.
Research shows that reading literature helps readers understand characters, their thoughts, motivations, and feelings.
Readers also predict what will happen next to characters, and link actions to consequences. These skills translate to the real world, where readers can understand the motivations and feelings of people they interact with, as well as predict what they may do next.
Why are employers emphasizing empathy?
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image source: Youth reading, Persian miniature by Reza Abbasi, 1625-6
The Guardian Teenagers and social networking – it might actually be good for them The Guardian Computers have vastly increased the ability of students to gather information, sample different points of view and write more fluidly.
We understand that reading is the simplest way for human to derive and constructing meaning in order to gain a particular knowledge from a source. This tendency has been digitized when books evolve into digital media equivalent – E-Books.
TED Talks In this unmissable look at the magic of comics, Scott McCloud bends the presentation format into a cartoon-like experience, where colorful diversions whiz through childhood fascinations and imagined futures that our eyes can hear and touch.
While international literacy results show Canada maintaining a strong standing, there have been declines in the results for both traditional and digital literacy in several provinces, including New Brunswick.
Originally posted on Edelman Digital Visual storytelling is nothing new. We only need to look to the earliest signs of humanity for proof—simple paintings on the walls of caves tell the story that people are a visual tribe.
CBC.ca Stop panicking, the internet is not destroying the English language CBC.ca In the last ten years, there has been an ongoing debate about the influence of texting and internet language like tweeting and blogging on the state of the English...
Do you typically look for external reasons why things go wrong, or do you question your own biases, assumptions and actions? Read some research, then write about how you've handled obstacles in your life.
Katherine Kedey's insight:
NY Times posts questions to students every Friday. Fascinating to explore student voice with tremendous teacher materials to embed learning in the classroom.
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