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Chimp Behavior Study Shows Animals Dish Out Punishment Only When Directly ... - Huffington Post

Chimp Behavior Study Shows Animals Dish Out Punishment Only When Directly ... - Huffington Post | School Psychology in the 21st Century | Scoop.it

 

"The findings suggest that third-party punishment evolved in humans after we diverged from our closest living relatives. "

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Sorting (and sifting) by color: How our gender norms breed bullying

Sorting (and sifting) by color:  How our gender norms breed bullying | School Psychology in the 21st Century | Scoop.it

Katie Goldman authored the book:   "Bullied: What Every Parent, Teacher and Kid Needs to Know About Ending the Cycle of Fear," released this month. In it, she explores the subtle and not-so-subtle ways in which society fosters a fear of those perceived as different and what parents can do about it. 

 

This article discusses how our gender norms influence children early on, causing a fear of anything that "looks different".  Even department stores do it by sorting toys by color or having girl aisles and boy aisles. 

 

I'm thinking back to kindergarten when I played with the guys in the tonka truck and block area, wondering what the heck the girls found so fascinating about those dollhouses with silly Barbies.   I was teased....and, I suspect,  bullied into being a posing Ken and Barbie lover (by day)....tree-climbing skateboarder by night.  ; 0 

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Debate continues on holding students back - Atlanta Journal Constitution

Debate continues on holding students back - Atlanta Journal Constitution | School Psychology in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
Debate continues on holding students backAtlanta Journal ConstitutionA recent panel sponsored by the Center on Children and Families at Brookings Institution explored the retention vs. social promotion divide.
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Defining “mastery”: Fires In The Mind

Defining “mastery”:  Fires In The Mind | School Psychology in the 21st Century | Scoop.it

Fires in the Mind is a great resource I stumbled upon last year.  The premise of the site is this:  'What does it take to get really good at something?    I firmly believe kids should leave school on their way to becoming "expert" at something.  Goals move them forward.  Without goals and mastery- they can flounder.  This article simply addresses the issue of mastery- but click around the rest of the site for some really cool resources!

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Top 8 iPad apps for ESL students

Top 8 iPad apps for ESL students | School Psychology in the 21st Century | Scoop.it

"o help get your school year started off right, I’ve pulled together a list of the top eight iPad appsI have found useful for meeting the needs of ESL students in the classroom. Of course these iPad apps are also useful for other students, but I have tailored this list more specifically to the needs of the ESL students."

 


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Is "OverParenting" a problem in your school? Tips for parents

Is "OverParenting" a problem in your school?  Tips for parents | School Psychology in the 21st Century | Scoop.it

This article summarizes back to basic tips for from a book by Madeline Levine. We all know parents who helicopter around their kids, believing that the trophies and grades are measures of success.  I love the practical tips given here re: attending to the things that REALLY matter while raising kids.  This could be used in a parent newsletter. 


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Why Classroom Collaboration Is The Key To Lifelong Learning | Edudemic

Why Classroom Collaboration Is The Key To Lifelong Learning | Edudemic | School Psychology in the 21st Century | Scoop.it

Why Classroom Collaboration Is The Key To Lifelong Learning: Classic ‘instructional’ models for the classroom ha...  There is a lot of research on the value of cooperative learning. 

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Edmodo’s impact on Learning Outcomes: More Kids Reach Their Goals

Edmodo’s impact on Learning Outcomes:  More Kids Reach Their Goals | School Psychology in the 21st Century | Scoop.it

We recently ran an experiment to see if we could test the impact of edmodo upon learning outcomes. We did this with a group of year 9 students studying Pythagoras and Trigonometry. The group of 25 ...  I am aware of at least one district who uses Edmodo in the HS.  Kids actually told me they could not live without it!  I will be using it as a trial with adult learners this year. 

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Why You Should Talk to Kids About Cyberbullying [INFOGRAPHIC]

Why You Should Talk to Kids About Cyberbullying [INFOGRAPHIC] | School Psychology in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
There is a lot to do before your kid's school year commences. Hopefully, having a talk about cyberbullying will be on your to-do list.
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The Developmental Psychologists’ Back-to-School Shopping List

The Developmental Psychologists’ Back-to-School Shopping List | School Psychology in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
Five must-haves for every student (Here is a great alternative 'back to school' list about what we really need to focus on supporting our children in...)...
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Too high a price: why I don’t do behaviour charts « Miss Night's Marbles

Too high a price: why I don’t do behaviour charts « Miss Night's Marbles | School Psychology in the 21st Century | Scoop.it

Interesting perspective.  I don't think public humiliation is the route to take either.  BUT........I think you do whatever works for the KID!  The progress monitoring piece is that part people neglect! 

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Top 16 Classroom Control and Management Tips

Top 16 Classroom Control and Management Tips | School Psychology in the 21st Century | Scoop.it

"Wait a minute!  I teach MATH!!!!"

 

Teachers are often baffled by behavior problems in the class.  They just want to TEACH!!!  Effective organization and management is a place psychologists need to go when asked to problem solve around behaviors in a student. 

 

Top 16 Classroom Control and Management Tips http://t.co/SpICf9NZ #edtech #edchat #mlearn #web20clasroom via @medkh9...

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The Rise of 'Social Emotional Learning'

The Rise of 'Social Emotional Learning' | School Psychology in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
At a time of contentious debate over how to reform schools, “social emotional learning” may be a key part of the solution.    
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The Service-Learning Digest

The Service-Learning Digest | School Psychology in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
A newspaper by Dara Goldberg - updated daily with a curated selection of articles, blog posts, videos and photos. (RT @Dara_Laine: The Service-Learning Digest is out!
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Sensory Processing, Behavior and Autism

Sensory Processing, Behavior and Autism | School Psychology in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
The American Journal of Occupational Therapy published a retrospective study on sensory processing, problem behavior, adaptive behavior and cognition in 42 preschoolers with autism. The results indicated the following: ...
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Retention? REALLY? Think again.............

Best Practices from the National Association of School Psychologists around retention.  Did you know that students who were retained at any time are MORE likely to drop out by 11th grade?  It simply DOES NOT WORK. People make decisions based on temporary (or chronic) learning delays when the student is young without understanding the long-term implications.  Retain and you pretty much locked in dropout by 11th grade.   

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Social Skills Matter! Graduation is just PART of the equation!

Social Skills Matter!  Graduation is just PART of the equation! | School Psychology in the 21st Century | Scoop.it

Social engagement is a vital component.  We MUST focus on this in the schools as the environment is HIGHLY social.  Learning occurs within that context. 


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Our kids need to PLAY!!!

Our kids need to PLAY!!! | School Psychology in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
Child psychologist Ian Wallace discusses how children can learn valuable lessons from simple, instructured play.

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Student Behavior : What Works Clearinghouse

As an initiative of the U.S. Department of Education's Institute of Education Sciences (IES), the What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) was created in 2002 to be a central and trusted source of scientific evidence for what works in education.
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