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Shifting the Mindset, a Conversation for the New School Year

Shifting the Mindset, a Conversation for the New School Year | Students | Scoop.it
“What are you willing to do to shift the mindset in your classroom? What does learning mean to your students and how will you help them understand how to recognize achievement? Read on to learn one possible way to handle this discussion.”
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Lisa Sayles Kraiza's curator insight, August 4, 2014 7:38 PM

Some really good advice about the changing landscape of our profession.

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Too much homework can cause stress, depression and lower grades, studies suggest

Too much homework can cause stress, depression and lower grades, studies suggest | Students | Scoop.it
“RT @Fact: Too much homework can cause stress and depression: http://t.co/pujnnad3oc”;
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3 TED Talks That Uncover the Secrets of Storytelling

3 TED Talks That Uncover the Secrets of Storytelling | Students | Scoop.it
Great stories inspire. They invoke wonder and provoke engagement. They spark the connection that lights the fire of passion. These three TED talks show you exactly what that means and how you can apply it to your own brand storytelling.
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Bettina Gifford's curator insight, July 23, 2014 7:50 AM

Evoke wonder - Stanton' s talk is great

Jeni Mawter's curator insight, July 24, 2014 3:49 AM

Storytelling principles that apply to all storytellers - even children's and young adult story tellers.

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Free or discounted apps – World Autism Awareness Day (2014)

Free or discounted apps – World Autism Awareness Day (2014) | Students | Scoop.it
“ Next Wednesday we will celebrate the World Autism Awareness Day. Some app developers celebrate it by offering special discounts and in some cases even offer their apps for free. This post, on April 2nd, will list all these apps. I have created [...]”
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Steve Whitmore's curator insight, April 1, 2014 8:42 AM

Wednesday April 2-  World Autism Day- Free app's list. 

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Training the Brain to Listen: A Practical Strategy for Student Learning and Classroom Management

Training the Brain to Listen: A Practical Strategy for Student Learning and Classroom Management | Students | Scoop.it
“ Editor's note: This post is co-authored by Marcus Conyers who, with Donna Wilson, is co-developer of the M.S. and Ed.S. Brain-Based Teaching degree programs at Nova Southeastern University. They have”
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Preventing bullying with emotional intelligence

Preventing bullying with emotional intelligence | Students | Scoop.it
“ In school, emotions matter. Not only do children with anxiety and aggression have difficulty focusing and learning, they also tend to be victims or perpetrators of bullying. Whether it’s old-fashioned…”
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Social Emotional Learning in Common Core State Standards - YouTube


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10 Skills Everyone Needs To Thrive In Today's Job Market

10 Skills Everyone Needs To Thrive In Today's Job Market | Students | Scoop.it
“ Soft skills are more than just a buzzword, a vast majority of employers say they are equal in importance to traditional hard skills.”
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A Concept to Foster Self-Regulation & Emotional Control

A Concept to Foster Self-Regulation & Emotional Control | Students | Scoop.it
“ self-regulation”
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Making the Case - Whole Child Education

Making the Case - Whole Child Education | Students | Scoop.it
“ We call on educators, policymakers, business leaders, families, and community members to work together on a whole child approach to education.”
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Teaching Children to Calm Themselves

Teaching Children to Calm Themselves | Students | Scoop.it
“ Experiencing neglect, severe stress or sudden separation at a young age can be traumatizing, and inhibit a child’s ability to make good decisions and work through problems.”
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Why It’s Imperative to Teach Empathy to Boys

Why It’s Imperative to Teach Empathy to Boys | Students | 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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How to Build a Better Teacher

How to Build a Better Teacher | Students | Scoop.it
"The natural-born teacher, though, has proven to be a myth. Those studies looking for the personality traits of great teachers? They don’t pan out. Researchers have found that the most effective teachers can be extroverts—or they can just as easily be introverts. Some are humorous, but others are serious. Some are as flexible as rubber; others are as rigid as a ruler. It’s not personality that makes a teacher great, but a specialized body of knowledge that must be learned—and that often goes against what comes naturally. Here are five examples, taken from the findings of the best education researchers, of what great teachers do differently:
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Mel Riddile's curator insight, August 3, 2014 5:41 PM
  • "The best teachers put themselves in their students’ shoes—and grapple with how they arrived at the wrong answer in order to set them right."
  • In American classrooms, students helped initiate the ­solution to a problem in 9 percent of ­lessons; in Japanese classrooms, the figure was 40 ­percent.
  • "Great teachers might need to be mind readers, but children should never have to be."
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College Admissions: 9 Scholarships Anyone Can Apply For

College Admissions: 9 Scholarships Anyone Can Apply For | Students | Scoop.it
“ Many families wonder about private scholarships--sources of funding for college that are not offered by the federal government or colleges.”
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Could Snapchat be the Next Big Trend in Student Marketing?

Could Snapchat be the Next Big Trend in Student Marketing? | Students | Scoop.it
“ Social media marketing has become a necessary resource in the realm of student recruitment but that doesn’t mean it isn’t a constant challenge to stay on top of the latest trends. It sometimes seems like a giant game of tag,…”
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Common Misconceptions About Focus | Mindful

Common Misconceptions About Focus | Mindful | Students | Scoop.it
“ Daniel Goleman, author of Focus, debunks common myths circulating about how we concentrate.”
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How are schools meeting the needs of the whole child?

How are schools meeting the needs of the whole child? | Students | Scoop.it
“ There are many factors involved in a child’s ability and availability to learn, some of which lie outside the realm of traditional academic ability. From t”
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Exercising the Mind to Treat Attention Deficits

Exercising the Mind to Treat Attention Deficits | Students | Scoop.it
“ Research suggests meditation and mental exercises may be better than drugs at helping people cope with attention problems.”
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Teaching Grit: How to Help Students Overcome Inner Obstacles

Teaching Grit: How to Help Students Overcome Inner Obstacles | Students | Scoop.it
“ VIDEO (06:20): Watch teacher Amy Lyon help her 5th graders learn valuable lessons about how to deal with frustration and distractions as they set and work toward long-term goals. Emotion resear”
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Ten In-Demand Soft Skills Vital for Career Success

Ten In-Demand Soft Skills Vital for Career Success | Students | Scoop.it
“ A majority of employers think soft skills are as important as hard skills, and these soft skills demonstrate how much companies value a well-rounded workforce.”
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Jacob M Engel's curator insight, August 18, 2014 6:30 AM

However a majority of employees don't realize the importance of these skills and most employers don't train for this. The question is why? In my book "the prosperous leader" I look at the research regarding soft skills training and how we can help our employees succeed in these important attributes.

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A Sound Strategy for Focus

A Sound Strategy for Focus | Students | Scoop.it
“ Music engineered to shift your mind into a state of flow could keep the ADHD brain in tune.”
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The REAL reason why children fidget

The REAL reason why children fidget | Students | Scoop.it

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The 20 People Skills You Need To Succeed At Work

The 20 People Skills You Need To Succeed At Work | Students | Scoop.it
“ Do you think you’re qualified for a particular job, fit to lead a team, or entitled to a promotion because you have extensive experience and highly developed technical skills? Well, it turns out that while those things are crucial to your professional success, it’s imperative that you also have great soft skills--more commonly known as “people skills.” Here are the 20 you need to succeed.”
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Laura Weakland's curator insight, July 19, 2014 8:14 AM

Why not teach these skills in school? 

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5 Essential Study Skills That Every Middle School Student Should Master

5 Essential Study Skills That Every Middle School Student Should Master | Students | Scoop.it
"Middle school is a vital time in a student's educational career and middle school study skills are essential to success in high school and beyond..."
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