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Common Core Math is Not the Enemy

Common Core Math is Not the Enemy - Math Memoirs - Medium
why you hate it and why we need new perspective in education

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Jennifer Colin's curator insight, October 25, 2015 9:01 PM

YES, finally!--an article that sensibly and logically explains why we are teaching Common Core math.  This is an EXCELLENT resource for both math teachers and administrators to keep on file when parents have questions about "the new math." I'll admit, as one who learned math the old skool way, I feel pretty helpless when it comes to assisting my son with his homework.  But knowing why there has been a change, and that the method will help students retain these skills for the long term, I am completely on board.  Understanding this as a parent will help me understand and explain it as an educator. And being able to answer the "why" goes a long why in getting parents on board with Common Core.

Jamie Dammann's curator insight, October 25, 2015 9:45 PM

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(Re)Defining Student Engagement

(Re)Defining Student Engagement | Psychology | Scoop.it

"The best evidence for student engagement is what students are saying and doing as a consequence of what the teacher does, or has done, or has planned." - Charlotte Danielson This past week I conducted instructional walks in ten different classrooms. Using only paper and pen, I wrote observations describing ten distinct teaching styles.


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Angela K. Adams's curator insight, October 21, 2015 7:57 PM

Teacher issues - I chose this resource because student engagement is imperative for students to truly comprehend the material they are being taught and an exceptional way to increase student engagement.   I hope that teachers would read this resource and implement the strategies to increase student engagement. 

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Principles of Effective Teaching

Principles of Effective Teaching | Psychology | Scoop.it
Pinnacle's principles of effective teaching are grounded in research into practices that have the largest impact on student learning. Yet, they are practical and written in plain English.

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It is interesting to see evidence-based principles behind what makes an effective teacher. I hope one day I have a chance to put these into practice! 

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Chris Carter's curator insight, November 9, 8:42 PM
I started liking this article when I saw the first of ten principles: Care about helping your kids to do the best that they can. All effective teaching starts with a healthy, caring relationship.
Kathy Lynch's curator insight, November 11, 11:55 PM
Thanks Inez Bieler
Walter Gassenferth's curator insight, November 14, 9:59 AM

Very interesting subject to be considered and discussed. I will disclose the post to my contacts and subscribers in http://www.quanticaconsultoria.com

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Metacognition… thoughts on teaching mathematical problem solving skills | Great Maths Teaching Ideas

Metacognition… thoughts on teaching mathematical problem solving skills | Great Maths Teaching Ideas | Psychology | Scoop.it

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Often in education, there is an expectation to solve a question a specific way, especially in subjects such as mathematics. By being aware of different techniques, such as those mentioned in this article, it can help students to feel less restricted to stick at one method of trying to answer a question--which of course is beneficial if they are repeatedly not getting the desired answer. 

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The Most Common Eating Disorder You've Probably Never Heard Of

The Most Common Eating Disorder You've Probably Never Heard Of | Psychology | Scoop.it
At least one in 20 adults have demonstrated symptoms of anorexia, bulimia, or binge eating disorder without reaching the threshold of a full-blown disorder. But no matter how frequent or severe, disordered eating can have serious health consequences. Here's a powerful look at the under-reported and potentially dangerous impact.
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The statistics of the number of people with  clinical anorexia, bulimia, or binge eating disorder is an eye-opener. If accurate, this figure indicates how prevalent EDs are now becoming in today's society  

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Raise Awareness about Eating Disorders in the Military

Raise Awareness about Eating Disorders in the Military | Psychology | Scoop.it
While the prevalence of rape and sexual violence against women in the military has finally been exposed, another problem faces women that the military must address--eating disorders. Raise awareness about the high rate of eating disorders facing female military heroes in order to stop this epidemic.
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This is something I admittedly have actually never thought about. These statistics are shocking, the petition is very much required if this information is correct!

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Eating disorders not just about food - myfox8.com

Eating disorders not just about food - myfox8.com | Psychology | Scoop.it
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Eating disorders not just about food
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Eating disorders can be extremely serious, life-threatening conditions, and unfortunately, they often coexist with underlying mental health issues.
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This is a really good article covering some of the factors that can contribute to EDs - from a biological predisposition to traumatic experiences- It's worth a read!

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PMM Sound Off: Will A Plus Size Disney Princess And Larger Mannequins Help Promote More Realistic Body Images?

PMM Sound Off: Will A Plus Size Disney Princess And Larger Mannequins Help Promote More Realistic Body Images? | Psychology | Scoop.it
PMM Sound Off: Will A Plus Size Disney Princess And Larger Mannequins Help Promote More Realistic Body Images? This week, there were two stories reported in the media that, while very different, are being pursued for the same goal: to show a more realistic view of body size. As it is often reported,
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People really are thinking about pulling out all the stops to limit people perceiving skinny as 'perfect'. I'm not 100%  that publicising 'plus size' as the opposite is any more productive.... is there no way of advertising healthy as ideal instead of leaning to one side of the scale or the other? 

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Down to 99 pounds, I longed to reach zero

Down to 99 pounds, I longed to reach zero | Psychology | Scoop.it
After school I’d run upstairs to the scale in my parents’ bedroom. It would flash 0.0: reset.

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An eye opening story of a girl suffing from an ED, with a bit of insight into how the online "ana" community can also be a problem

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Janelle DeBlock's curator insight, December 5, 2013 11:55 AM

This is my passion - to help girls like this is situations like this.

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Tripling in the number of children treated for eating disorders

Tripling in the number of children treated for eating disorders | Psychology | Scoop.it
The number of pre-teen children treated in hospital for eating disorders triples in four years

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Fighting Against 'Fat Talk': Building Awareness Against the Toxic Effects of Body Shaming

Fighting Against 'Fat Talk': Building Awareness Against the Toxic Effects of Body Shaming | Psychology | Scoop.it
"Fat talk" is something that many women are familiar with, but most do not realize the true negative effects engaging in this kind of negative dialogue can have.
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Is Our Data Obsession Making Anorexia Worse?

Is Our Data Obsession Making Anorexia Worse? | Psychology | Scoop.it
Smartphones make counting calories easier than ever—a scary development for people with eating disorders.
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Advances in technology clearly aren't always for the best

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Obesity Psychology: Teens Who Lose Weight At Greater Risk For Anorexia And Bulimia

Obese teenagers who lose weight are at greater risk of developing eating disorders such as anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa, a sign that there may be a psychology issue regarding their relationship to food.

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Videoing lectures ‘has no impact’ on attendance, says study | Times Higher Education

Videoing lectures ‘has no impact’ on attendance, says study | Times Higher Education | Psychology | Scoop.it

"Queen’s University Belfast research finds that students use footage to reinforce traditional learning, not replace it ..."

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Giving Students Charge of How They Learn

Giving Students Charge of How They Learn | Psychology | Scoop.it
By letting students determine how they learn, via task design, rubric development, and student-led parent conferences, we see high engagement, in-depth inquiry, and quality work.

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Dr. Theresa Kauffman's curator insight, September 24, 2015 11:24 AM

Engaging students by empowering them to take ownership of their own learning...I love this!

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Schools should be more like farms, not factories

Schools should be more like farms, not factories | Psychology | Scoop.it

If we want to transform the failing model, we need a new analogy for how that model is supposed to work, Robinson argues. We treat education like industrial manufacturing when, in reality, it's closer to organic farming. In farming, crop has different needs at different times in order to produce the greatest yield. Why not apply the process to education? 




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jbcassidy's curator insight, July 20, 2015 12:26 AM

This seems like such a more humane way to see students and the educational process!

Rebecca Wilkins's curator insight, July 30, 2015 9:32 PM

He is correct, schools are not factories that create duplicate models of a prototype.  Schools are also not a business, where the latest organizational model makes the system effective.  Schools are more like a community, where everyone works together to accomplish the goals developed collaboratively by all stakeholders in the community.  Notice that state and federal politicians are not in the community.

Koen Mattheeuws's curator insight, August 12, 2015 6:30 AM

Waar je allemaal niet komt met boerenverstand.

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Size Triple Zero | What is Size 000? - Dove Self-Esteem

Size Triple Zero | What is Size 000? - Dove Self-Esteem | Psychology | Scoop.it
What is size 000, and how does it affect your teenage daughter? Find out about the latest teen fascination with the dangerously small size triple zero here.
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I was aware of Dove' s development to advertise the importance of natural beauty, but until I actually ventured onto their website I was completely unaware of how advanced their new campaign had gone. They are now promoting a free body confidence workshop to be incorporated into the KS3 curriculum in schools and also providing lots of advise for parents, teachers and other people working with teenage girls and boys about the importance of high self esteem (with a lot of focus around positive body image). I would definitely recommend visiting their website to discover what their new campaign has to offer ! 

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Head of £13k-a-year girls' school tells pupils not to fret about exams

Head of £13k-a-year girls' school tells pupils not to fret about exams | Psychology | Scoop.it
Judith Carlisle, who runs Oxford High, said perfectionism was 'not achievable longer term' and that no one will 'give a damn which GCSE you got in French'.
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Teenage boy with anorexia was just two weeks from death after bullying

Teenage boy with anorexia was just two weeks from death after bullying | Psychology | Scoop.it
Kyle Carter, of South Shields, started losing weight after he was tormented by bullies about putting on weight when he was just 11 years old. Up to seven medics would have to hold him down and feed him by tube.
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An example of how social influences can contribute to the development of an eating disorder, it's sad how this a reality. 

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Connection Between Mindfulness and Body Image | Eating Disorder Hope

Connection Between Mindfulness and Body Image | Eating Disorder Hope | Psychology | Scoop.it
What comes to thought when you hear the word “Mindfulness”?  Many may connect this with the idea of mediation or finding a state of mental peace, but there is m
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This brief article outlines how mindfulness could be used with ED sufferers, i'm looking forward to reading this study in more detail.

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I Had Multiple Surgeries in the Name of "Living Thin" -- And It Almost Killed Me

I Had Multiple Surgeries in the Name of "Living Thin" -- And It Almost Killed Me | Psychology | Scoop.it
Growing up fat in a thin-obsessed culture led me to a case file at the hospital that is more than 2,000 pages long.
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Moral of the story- you do not have to be what everybody else says is the 'perfect' ideal. It is on the inside that counts. An article definitely worth reading if you have a spare 10 minutes!

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Graphic novel on eating disorders: 'Lighter Than My Shadow' by Katie Green

Graphic novel on eating disorders: 'Lighter Than My Shadow' by Katie Green | Psychology | Scoop.it

A gripping graphic novel about a woman's battle with eating disorders, writes James Smart ("@GuardianBooks: Our review of graphic novel http://t.co/6yIHbgpdFO http://t.co/56RjTSzlG5"...


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This is a book I must read!

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The Upsetting Fear The Majority Of 13-Year-Old Girls Have

The Upsetting Fear The Majority Of 13-Year-Old Girls Have | Psychology | Scoop.it
Body image issues among young teenagers are widespread, a U.K.-based study showed.
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These statistcs are unsuprising yet never fear to shock me

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Parents and children perceive eating disorders differently

Parents and children perceive eating disorders differently | Psychology | Scoop.it
When it comes to eating disorder behaviors, parents and children aren't seeing things eye-to
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Will be interesting to see future research into this !

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Mirror Image

Body Dysmorphic Disorder


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Loula Koteas's curator insight, December 18, 2013 4:15 AM

Mirror Image

“I'm gonna make a change For once in my life
It's gonna feel real good Gonna make a difference Gonna make it right”
Man in the Mirror, - Michael Jackson

Sadly, the late and terrifically talented Michael Jackson is often said to have suffered from a complex psychiatric disorder known as body dysmorphic disorder, or BDD.

The repeated surgical alterations of Jackson's nose, chin, facial structure and bleaching of his skin suggest that when he looked in the mirror he was profoundly unhappy with what he saw. In typical BDD fashion, his dissatisfaction grew with each alteration.

BDD's exact cause is unknown, but increasing evidence suggests a genetic link. The disorder's essential feature is the individual's excessive preoccupation with an imagined or slight defect in appearance.

People affected by BDD may spend hours each day thinking about the perceived failing. These tortured souls either overly check their appearance in the mirror or avoid mirrors altogether by sometimes covering or removing them.

Persons with BDD often avoid social situations because they fear people will point out their imagined defect. Some skip work or school repeatedly or become housebound. Consequently, their relationships suffer.

The prevalence of the disorder is unknown. It is frequently under -diagnosed because patients are too ashamed to report it. Moreover, because of common coexisting conditions – 
including anxiety, depression, hypochondriasis, low self-esteem – the diagnosis is often overlooked.

Initially, these patients visit physicians or plastic surgeons because of their dissatisfaction with their skin ( acne, wrinkles, spots), hair ( thinning, balding) or nose ( size, shape). 
However, some may also be concerned with the size of their teeth, penis, muscles, breasts or buttocks. Many are preoccupied with more than one body part.

As a psychotherapist I've done my share of counseling for BDD. The prevalence in my practice has been about 1 to 2 percent of patients. However, according to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, a mental-health standard, rates range from 6 to 15 percent in settings involved with cosmetic surgery and dermatology.

If you or someone you care about has or is at risk for BDD, consider the following:
Do you avoid social situations because of your bodily concern? Do you feel this defect is causing problems at work or school? Does it lead to distress? How much time do you spend concealing your defect? Does it prevent you from developing a sexual relationship?

Parents should be aware that the onset of BDD usually occurs in adolescence and young adulthood, although it may also develop in older adults overly concerned with impact of aging on appearance.

If BDD is suspected, a clinical psychologist or psychiatrist must do an evaluation. Treatment includes SSRI antidepressants, in conjunction with psychotherapy because these patients demonstrate severe issues with self-esteem and have poor insight into their problem.

While we may never know Michael Jackson's full story, I for one am left speechless at what appears to be the gross exploitation by surgical scalpel of a psychiatric illness.