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Mindfulness Technique: The Art of Conversation | Mindful

Mindfulness Technique: The Art of Conversation | Mindful | Teacher's corner | Scoop.it

Mindfulness technique: Five steps to enjoying more empathetic and artful conversation.

 

Conversation in the original Latin had a very broad meaning. It meant something like “living together, having dealings with others,” and it referred to more than just talking. We can learn a lot from connecting to this original bigger sense of the word.

 

When we're having a real conversation we're actively exchanging—giving and receiving—which begins with truly being together.

 

We can’t exchange something with someone when they, or we, are not present. We can talk to them, we can talk at them, but we can’t have a conversation.

 

By Dawa Tarchin Phillips


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"If you're not being heard, don’t blame your audience. Come up with something that engages them more."

 

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Mark Treadwell's curator insight, July 12, 2014 8:22 PM

Some great advice here when working with young people and encouraging them to have mindful as well as dynamic conversations. 

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The Other 21st Century Skills: Educator Self-Assessment

The Other 21st Century Skills: Educator Self-Assessment | Teacher's corner | Scoop.it
I've posted about The Other 21st Skills and Attributes.  This post provides links and resources about these skills as well as an educator self-assessment.  This assessment contains questions to ass...
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10 Thinking Errors That Will Crush Your Mental Strength

10 Thinking Errors That Will Crush Your Mental Strength | Teacher's corner | Scoop.it
These thinking errors make it impossible to flex your mental muscle.

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Why the modern world is bad for your brain

Why the modern world is bad for your brain | Teacher's corner | Scoop.it
Multitasking is an essential skill in the era of email, text messages, Facebook and Twitter. But, argues neuroscientist Daniel J Levitin, it’s actually making us less efficient

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Teacher Agency: Educators Moving from a Fixed to a Growth Mindset

Teacher Agency:  Educators Moving from a Fixed to a Growth Mindset | Teacher's corner | Scoop.it
It is a myth that we operate under a set of oppressive bureaucratic constraints. In reality, teachers have a great deal of autonomy in the work they chose to do in their classrooms. In most cases i...

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Becky Roehrs's curator insight, January 24, 6:18 PM

Just try one new thing at a time in the classroom or online..you don't have to be perfect, just like your students learn by doing...

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The Flow Theory In The Classroom: A Primer - TeachTh ought

The Flow Theory In The Classroom: A Primer - TeachTh ought | Teacher's corner | Scoop.it
This is number 6 in my blog series on major learning theories. My plan is to work through the alphabet of psychologists and provide a brief overview of their theories, and how each can be applied in education. In the last post we examined the work of Craik and Lockhart on Levels of Processing theory. In this post, we explore the work of Mihály Csíkszentmihályi on Flow Theory. This is a simplified interpretation of the theory, so if you wish to learn more, please refer to the original work of the theorist.

There is an interesting news report on the BBC News website this morning. It is a piece claiming that children who use technology at home are finding that they are not able to concentrate in school. They are not able to focus, claims the report, because ‘they’re spending so much time on digital games or social media.’ Yeah right. It’s easy to blame lack of concentration on technology, but what about the quality of the lessons they are attending?

The onus is on teachers to make lessons more interesting, and that is what they are trained to do. Part of the solution might be to incorporate these digital games and social media into some of the lessons. Just how can we engage students more effectively? Here’s Flow Theory:

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Analysis: are EU students feeling the squeeze?

Analysis: are EU students feeling the squeeze? | Teacher's corner | Scoop.it
A comparison of student-to-staff ratios and spending per student across Europe
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Museum Opens Doors, Turns Down Lights For Autistic Kids

Museum Opens Doors, Turns Down Lights For Autistic Kids | Teacher's corner | Scoop.it
Loud noises, bright lights and crowded spaces can be painful for children with autism. That often means missing out on museums. Some, like Seattle's Pacific Science Center, are addressing the problem.
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Why You Should Take A Social Media Sabbatical

Why You Should Take A Social Media Sabbatical | Teacher's corner | Scoop.it
I’ve spent the last two months on a break from social. I went an extra step and stopping sending newsletters and doing interviews, as well.
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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, January 24, 8:33 PM
It is in the breaks from routine that we find the novel and creative. We rejuvenate in those spaces and find ourselves refreshed. @ivon_ehd1
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The Iceberg That Sinks Organizational Change

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Some aspects of organizational culture are visible on the surface, like the tip of an iceberg, while others are implicit and submerged within the organization. Because these ingrained assumptions are tacit and below the surface, they are not easy to see or deal with, although they affect everything the organization does.


Via Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor, NikolaosKourakos, Jean-Philippe D'HALLUIN, Roger Francis, Aki Puustinen
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Elías Manuel Sánchez Castañeda's curator insight, January 23, 10:54 PM
In the last 30 years, organizations have been studied from different angles, and although the issue of organizational culture if analyzed at the time of design strategies usually are not given the appropriate consideration. Just as an example I put the movement towards total quality management, which in Mexico has tried to implement in multiple organizations and generally has failed to take root so that increase the level of competitiveness.
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The Surprising Science Behind What Music Does To Our Brains

The Surprising Science Behind What Music Does To Our Brains | Teacher's corner | Scoop.it
You're probably listening to music in your headphones at work right now. Whether you are powering through your to-do list or brainstorming creative...
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This Is The Ultimate Routine For A Perfect Work Day

This Is The Ultimate Routine For A Perfect Work Day | Teacher's corner | Scoop.it
You might think the perfect workday includes a promotion or a raise, or perhaps your evil boss getting fired. Sadly, such monumental events don't happen very often.

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Amazing facts you didn't know about the human body!

Amazing facts you didn't know about the human body! | Teacher's corner | Scoop.it
We hang out with our own bodies all the time - so we tend to take them for granted. But if you stop and think about everything your body does, you just might consider how great it is (and you are). All the time your body’s doing a million things that you’re not even aware of- like digesting breakfast, growing new skin, and carrying oxygen to cells from head to toe and ear to ear! Here are 10 incredible facts about your body
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Is It Possible to Measure Creativity?

Is It Possible to Measure Creativity? | Teacher's corner | Scoop.it
Jeremy Rusnock/Courtesy Imagination Stage By Elizabeth Blair, NPR Let's start with a question from a standardized test: "How would the world be di
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Here's What Happens In Your Brain When You Have A 'Eureka' Moment

Here's What Happens In Your Brain When You Have A 'Eureka' Moment | Teacher's corner | Scoop.it
ShutterstockBI ANSWERS: Where Do 'Eureka' Moments Come From? A man had been sitting, innocently enough, under the shade of a tree, when suddenly, after bei

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WeAreTeachers: Defeating Debbie-Downerism: 7 Tips for a More Positive Mind-Set

WeAreTeachers: Defeating Debbie-Downerism: 7 Tips for a More Positive Mind-Set | Teacher's corner | Scoop.it
It's easy to find negatives in education today. But if we search for positives, we are more likely to find them. Seeking more positives in life is a habit that can be built, and there are a few simple strategies that can help cultivate a positive atmosphere in our classrooms, our buildings and our lives.
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Seven Things to Remember About Students Who Challenge Us

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The October 2012 Educational Leadership on "Students Who Challenge Us" drops next week. Here's your sneak peak at the issue: Download a PDF version of this image.
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This Is Your Brain On Games - InformED

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“Action video games have a number of ingredients that are actually really powerful for brain plasticity, learning, attention, and vision,” says brain scientist Daphne Bavelier in her TED Talk on the subject.

Findings like Bavelier’s have been cropping up over the last few years, forcing us to reevaluate our firmly held beliefs. Many educators now use video games in formal learning settings, and others are teaming up with members of the gaming industry to design programs that target specific learning goals. The controversy is ebbing, and this year neuroscientists have discovered something that may end the discussion once and for all:

Video games actually make the brain bigger.


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Redesigning Schools for Today’s Students and Beyond (EdSurge News)

Redesigning Schools for Today’s Students and Beyond (EdSurge News) | Teacher's corner | Scoop.it
Over the last few years, the education community has heard plenty of buzz about the growth in education technology and digital learning.

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, January 24, 8:36 PM
Reading this article, I was left with the impression that it is the technology that teaches and the teacher is just a goal setter with the students. I am sure that is a misunderstanding, as human relationships remain central to teaching and learning. @ivon_ehd1
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Autism Spectrum Disorder & Music [infographic]

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It been shown time and time again how constructive music education is in all areas of cognitive development, but it also proves to be especially helpful to those with ASD.

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Steve Whitmore's curator insight, January 23, 12:54 PM

Do you use music when teach social skills?  What about when you are helping someone calm down?  #autism

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How to Build a Better Learner

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Brain studies suggest new ways to improve reading, writing and arithmetic—and even social skills
-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, January 23, 9:31 PM

We should not want to build people. We should want to help educate them and guide their forming.

 

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Personalized Learning Vs Traditional Learning ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Personalized Learning Vs Traditional Learning ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Teacher's corner | Scoop.it

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Marta Torán's curator insight, January 22, 9:22 AM

Aprendizaje personalizado vs. Aprendizaje tradicional

Beatrice J. P. Vasconcelos's curator insight, January 23, 1:27 PM

Super válido...necessário prestar atenção ao acesso à tecnologia, tanto por parte de professores como de alunos. 

Minha preocupação é maior em relação aos professores- que em sua maioria não nasceram teclando...

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Habilidades necesarias para ser un buen Community Manager

Habilidades necesarias para ser un buen Community Manager | Teacher's corner | Scoop.it

Parece que poco a poco el sector del Social Media se va despejando y, cada día, encontramos profesionales mejor cualificados para llevar a cabo una tarea que es de todo, menos sencilla. Se acabaron...


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