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Teaching mindfulness

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We take you to a school where sitting down and being quiet is part of the curriculum.
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7 Important Life Lessons Everyone Learns the Hard Way

7 Important Life Lessons Everyone Learns the Hard Way | Mindfulness and Learning | Scoop.it
Practical Tips for Productive Living

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John Michel's curator insight, October 2, 7:50 AM

Be a student of life.  Indulge in it and absorb all the knowledge you can, while you can.  You may have to loose some things to gain some things, and you may have to learn some things the hard way.  That’s OK.  All experiences are necessary.  The purpose of your life is to live it in full, to partake in it to the utmost, to reach out with an open mind and an honest heart for the newest and richest experience being offered.

Amy Melendez's curator insight, October 2, 5:15 PM

"3. Seeking validation from others invalidates YOU.

Has the fear of rejection held you back?  Have you ever been so fearful of what others might think or say about you that it kept you from taking positive action?  I bet you’re shaking your head, “yes.”

It’s time to change your mindset…

Today, the only person you should try to be better than is the person you were yesterday.  Prove yourself to yourself, not others.  You are GOOD enough, SMART enough, FINE enough, and STRONG enough.  You don’t need other people to validate you; you are already valuable.

If someone says “no” to you, or if someone says something negative about you, that doesn’t change anything about YOU.  The words and opinions of others have no real bearing on your worth.  Certainly it can be helpful and desirable to make a good impression in certain situations, yet it’s not the end of the world when you are faced with rejection.

It’s great to receive positive feedback, but it simply doesn’t always happen.  That’s OK though, because you know where you’re headed and you know your true worth does not depend on the judgment of others.  When you set out to make a true difference in life, there will be those who disagree with you, those who ignore you, and those who flat out reject your ideas and efforts.  Look beyond them, step confidently forward, do what must be done, and let them think what they will."

donhornsby's curator insight, October 2, 8:24 PM

(From the article): Nobody in this world is going to blindside you and hit you as hard as life will.  Sometimes life will beat you to the ground and try to keep you there if you let it.  But it’s not about how hard life can hit you, it’s about how hard you can be hit while continuing to move forward.  That’s what true strength is, and that’s what winning the game of life is all about.

 

When you have a lot to cry and complain about, but you prefer to smile and take a step forward instead, you are growing stronger.  Work through your struggles and hardships.  Even when it feels like things are falling apart, they’re not.  Take control of your emotions before they take control of you.  Everything will fall into place eventually.  Until then, learn what you can, laugh often, live for the moments, and know that it’s all worthwhile in the end.

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How Taking A 20-Minute Walk Every Day Transformed My Approach To Work

How Taking A 20-Minute Walk Every Day Transformed My Approach To Work | Mindfulness and Learning | Scoop.it
Here's what happened when we challenged ourselves to step away from our desks and get out for a while.

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donhornsby's curator insight, August 29, 9:01 AM

(From the article): Researchers from the University of Edinburgh say that taking a walk through green spaces can lessen your brain fatigue, and scientists have long found that exposure to the sun can alleviate feelings of sluggishness and boost productivity. I found this to be absolutely true in my experience.

Lisa McCarthy's curator insight, August 31, 7:12 AM

Our body-self is most alive when in movement.  Movement engages the whole self, which in turn moves us closer to whole brain functioning, deeper connection with ourselves and others, and to life itself.

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Investigating the emotional side of the classroom: What can we learn from Glasser’s Choice Theory of classroom management? | Teach them English

Investigating the emotional side of the classroom: What can we learn from Glasser’s Choice Theory of classroom management? | Teach them English | Mindfulness and Learning | Scoop.it
William Glasser’s theory of classroom management is an effective blueprint to enable teachers to organize and sustain a flourishing learning environment.

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Shanthi Cumaraswamy Streat's curator insight, August 28, 3:31 AM

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The Potential of a Purposeful Mindset

The Potential of a Purposeful Mindset | Mindfulness and Learning | Scoop.it
Psychologists are finding that when students are motivated by a desire to have a positive impact on the world they are more able to plug away at challenging or tedious tasks.

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Mel Riddile's curator insight, August 23, 4:39 PM

"teachers cannot make every lesson exciting, but they can be clear about why a lesson is important."

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Carol Dweck: Mindset interview - YouTube

For more videos explaining evidence-based teaching, visit http://www.youtube.com/user/oakbellUK Prof. Dweck explains research which shows how important it is...

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T. Vogel's curator insight, August 14, 10:22 AM

#Read26 get ready for Mindset by Dr. Carol Dweck - we start together on Saturday  http://tanyavogel7.wix.com/read26 ;

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How the Brain Learns While You Sleep

How the Brain Learns While You Sleep | Mindfulness and Learning | Scoop.it
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Sleep researchers are finding ways you can take advantage of your brain while you sleep. You won't master a foreign language overnight but you can consolidate the knowledge you learned during the day.

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Students find calm through mindfulness and guided meditation - Newsworks.org

Students find calm through mindfulness and guided meditation - Newsworks.org | Mindfulness and Learning | Scoop.it
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Mindfulness meditation might be the new yoga, but does it have a place in the classroom?
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How to introduce mindfulness into your classroom: nine handy tips - The Guardian (blog)

How to introduce mindfulness into your classroom: nine handy tips - The Guardian (blog) | Mindfulness and Learning | Scoop.it
The Guardian (blog) How to introduce mindfulness into your classroom: nine handy tips The Guardian (blog) On a personal level, practising mindfulness can be really beneficial for teachers, but studies are increasingy showing that it can be helpful...
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Exercise Can Literally Change How You See The World, Simulation Study Reveals - Huffington Post

Exercise Can Literally Change How You See The World, Simulation Study Reveals - Huffington Post | Mindfulness and Learning | Scoop.it
Exercise Can Literally Change How You See The World, Simulation Study Reveals Huffington Post But a new study suggests that exercise can literally change how you see the world -- and those around you -- by making your environment appear less...
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Mindful Leadership on the Rise

Encouraged by a growing body of research, leading corporations and organizations are beginning to accept an alternative to just leading from the top down -- it's leading from the inside out....

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Why It’s Imperative to Teach Empathy to Boys

Why It’s Imperative to Teach Empathy to Boys | Mindfulness and Learning | Scoop.it

We need to cultivate empathy in all children, but gender stereotypes -- often reinforced in playrooms -- risk leaving boys, in particular, with a social deficit.


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David Hain's curator insight, June 26, 8:49 AM

As a trustee of an anti-bullying charity @BulliesOut, this is a skill deficit that can result in bullies, bullied and bystanders. Each of them need the kind of help that empathy to/from others can provide!

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Strengthening Listening Through Mindfulness ‹ http://coachfederation.org/blog

Strengthening Listening Through Mindfulness ‹ http://coachfederation.org/blog | Mindfulness and Learning | Scoop.it
Strengthen your listening skills through mindfulness: http://t.co/y1GH6EiuCh #ICF
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The Educator with a Growth Mindset

Presentation materials for an educator inservice on growth mindsets. Includes background information, historical perspectives, a self-assessment, and strategi…

 

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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=MindShift...

 


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Margarita Parra's curator insight, October 3, 10:03 AM

Abrirse a las ideas, explorar alternativas, aprender de otros, utilizar eficientemente los recursos tecnológicos, colaborar, compartir,...

Chris Carter's curator insight, October 3, 8:48 PM

Ready-to-go presentation

Tony Meehan's curator insight, October 4, 5:49 AM

All you need to introduce a growth mindset culture, anywhere, comprehensively and generously compiled by @JackieGerstein Ed.D.

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Mindfulness in the Classroom | Center for Teaching | Vanderbilt University

Mindfulness in the Classroom | Center for Teaching | Vanderbilt University | Mindfulness and Learning | Scoop.it
Vanderbilt University (Mindfulness in the Classroom http://t.co/1Sc5vAAlp3)
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Videos for Common Core Implementation (CA DoE)

Videos and related resources to provide information and support for implementing the Common Core State Standards (CCSS).

 

Implementing the Mathematics Framework (NEW! 19-Aug-2014)
Four local educational agencies discuss their implementation work during the July 2014 State Board of Education meeting.
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How to Learn Anything... Fast - Josh Kaufman

Author and business adviser Josh Kaufman reveals a new approach for acquiring new skills quickly with just a small amount of practice each day. To find out m...
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10 Team-Building Games For The First Day Of Class

10 Team-Building Games For The First Day Of Class | Mindfulness and Learning | Scoop.it
Team-building activities are great. Not only can they help establish routines, tone, and expectations, they’re also fun, and can help learners feel comfortable.

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5 Reasons To Start Practicing Mindfulness Right Now

5 Reasons To Start Practicing Mindfulness Right Now | Mindfulness and Learning | Scoop.it
What is mindfulness? And do you know the benefits it can provide you? Here are 5 reasons why you should start practicing mindfulness right now.

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AlGonzalezinfo's curator insight, July 28, 7:14 PM

Good content on a relevant topic. 

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Empathy: the Key to Social and Emotional Learning

Empathy: the Key to Social and Emotional Learning | Mindfulness and Learning | Scoop.it
Educators are aware that social problems like poverty, unsafe neighborhoods, violence, and family trauma can affect how students learn when they come to schoo

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Start with Growth Mindset -- Here's How | Teaching the Core

Start with Growth Mindset -- Here's How | Teaching the Core | Mindfulness and Learning | Scoop.it
Teachers interested in helping their students grow noncognitive skills may be confused on where to start -- in this post, I advocate for starting with growth

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Cindy Riley Klages's curator insight, July 24, 10:08 PM

I love Dave Stuart's to the point and easy to read style.  This entry is about the four methods for developing growth mindset:  intentional praise, well-framed activities, illustrative stories, & brain research.

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Unpacking the Science: How Playing Music Changes the Learning Brain

Unpacking the Science: How Playing Music Changes the Learning Brain | Mindfulness and Learning | Scoop.it
Researchers in the fairly new field of music neuroscience are finding that kids who learn to play a musical instrument also develop important skills related to literacy, math and mental focus.

 

Ani Patel, an associate professor of psychology at Tufts University and the author of “Music, Language, and the Brain,” says that while listening to music can be relaxing and contemplative, the idea that simply plugging in your iPod is going to make you more intelligent doesn’t quite hold up to scientific scrutiny.

 

“On the other hand,” Patel says, “there’s now a growing body of work that suggests that actually learning to play a musical instrument does have impacts on other abilities.” These include speech perception, the ability to understand emotions in the voice and the ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously.

 

Patel says this is a relatively new field of scientific study.

“The whole field of music neuroscience really began to take off around 2000,” he says. “These studies where we take people, often children, and give them training in music and then measure how their cognition changes and how their brain changes both in terms of its processing [and] its structure, are very few and still just emerging.”

 

Patel says that music neuroscience, which draws on cognitive science, music education and neuroscience, can help answer basic questions about the workings of the human brain.


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Deb Bailey's curator insight, July 25, 3:05 PM

I always listen to music when writing. It helps me to create and to stay focused.

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Mindfulness Training Program May Help Olympic Athletes Reach Peak Performance

Mindfulness Training Program May Help Olympic Athletes Reach Peak Performance | Mindfulness and Learning | Scoop.it

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The Neuroscience Behind Stress and Learning - Edutopia

The Neuroscience Behind Stress and Learning - Edutopia | Mindfulness and Learning | Scoop.it

By Judy Willis

(Selected quote) "In the past two decades, neuroimaging and brain-mapping research have provided objective support to the student-centered educational model. This brain research demonstrates that superior learning takes place when classroom experiences are relevant to students' lives, interests, and experiences. Lessons can be stimulating and challenging without being intimidating, and the increasing curriculum requirements can be achieved without stress, anxiety, boredom, and alienation as the pervasive emotions of the school day."...

 

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Feeling Self-Critical? Try Mindfulness

Feeling Self-Critical? Try Mindfulness | Mindfulness and Learning | Scoop.it
New research shows that mindfulness may help us to stop comparing ourselves to other people.

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