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Howard Gardner: ‘Multiple intelligences’ are not ‘learning styles’ - Washington Post

Howard Gardner: ‘Multiple intelligences’ are not ‘learning styles’ - Washington Post | School Psychology in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
The famed psychologist explains why one is not the other though they are often confused.

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Tom Hood's curator insight, October 19, 2013 11:35 AM

I am a fan of Gardner and his Five MInds for the Future. This new work is needed and I like the emphasis on designing learning to work with these multiple intelligences. In this world of rapid change and increasing complexity, learning is THE competitive advantage we can control. 

Ante Lauc's curator insight, October 21, 2013 3:39 AM

For me the most important is moral and emotional intelligence, than cognitive and other that HG did discover.

Rhiannon Boyd's curator insight, November 18, 2013 8:33 PM

From the article: 

 "On the basis of research in several disciplines, including the study of how human capacities are represented in the brain, I developed the idea that each of us has a number of relatively independent mental faculties, which can be termed our “multiple intelligences.” The basic idea is simplicity itself. A belief in a single intelligence assumes that we have one central, all-purpose computer—and it determines how well we perform in every sector of life. In contrast, a belief in multiple intelligences assumes that we have a number of relatively autonomous computers—one that computes linguistic information, another spatial information, another musical information, another information about other people, and so on." - HG

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15 Apps to Help Students with Dyslexia & Reading Difficulties - NCLD

15 Apps to Help Students with Dyslexia & Reading Difficulties - NCLD | School Psychology in the 21st Century | Scoop.it

Reading is the area in which students with dyslexia struggle the most. Luckily, there are mobile apps that can help with functions like text-to-speech and translation.


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Great appps to help!

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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, August 6, 2013 12:22 AM
Tools for students who struggle with reading.
Luix Vargas's curator insight, August 6, 2013 4:28 PM

Lo que hubiera dado yo por una de estas apps cuando era niño; lástima que en ese entonces sólo daban coscorrones en estos casos

Beth Panitz, Ed.D.'s curator insight, August 7, 2013 4:28 PM

An easy-to-read table of apps. Includes links and descriptions.

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The Danger of a Single Story: Chimamanda Adichie

Our lives, our cultures, are composed of many overlapping stories.
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Confirmation bias, ethnocenticism and stereotypes cause people to create single stories about things that are often very complex.  

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What Teachers Should Know About Students With Dyslexia

What Teachers Should Know About Students With Dyslexia | School Psychology in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
Students with dyslexia face many challenges in the classroom, as do their teachers. Many teachers don’t know what to do for these students.
The post What Teachers Should Know About Students With Dyslexia appeared first on Edudemic.
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The first thing students and teachers need to know, as stated by Redford, is that “dyslexia is a mechanical disability, not a thinking disability”

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IQ tests hurt kids, schools — and don’t measure intelligence

IQ tests hurt kids, schools — and don’t measure intelligence | School Psychology in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
The research proves that IQ tests poorly predict learning disabilities. So why are schools still using them?
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Controversial article.  

 

One of my favorite "inside jokes" was this:  When someone would ask me what a student's IQ was, I would think:  "It depends what he is doing!"

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Ungifted: Intelligence Redefined: Scott Barry Kaufman

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Shall be doing a book study with this I suspect!

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susan koceski's curator insight, July 16, 2013 1:56 PM

Purchased the books nd waiting for its arrival. I am game for a book study. 

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18 Blogs Explain Brain Breaks and Why they are Important

18 Blogs Explain Brain Breaks and Why they are Important | School Psychology in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
As an adult, you've likely experienced a time when you've been in a training session or a meeting and felt like you were at a breaking point and couldn't focus

Via Deborah McNelis, M.Ed
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Wow.  Important information here (and lots of resources!).

 

"When kids get tired or bored, they tend to check out.  Once kids begin to check out they are no longer learning, and they mentally are removed from the situation despite being physically present.  It’s important to get their blood flowing and to reconnect those kids that have started day dreaming instead of listening to the lesson.  These six blog posts can explain more about the importance of brain breaks for kids and adults."

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MzTeachuh: My Kid Has Trouble With Reading--What Should I Do? Special Education Tweets of the Day 8/18/12

MzTeachuh: My Kid Has Trouble With Reading--What Should I Do? Special Education Tweets of the Day 8/18/12 | School Psychology in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
MzTeachuh: My Kid Has Trouble With Reading--What Should I Do? Special Education Tweets of the Day 8/18/12 http://t.co/njUilcsbJI
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Behavior Interventionist Needed in Wayne County, Michigan

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SLD and Transition ot College


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Share with parents of students with LD in high school!

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susan koceski's curator insight, June 14, 2013 10:50 AM

SLD and College transition. Good article to share with students and parents as we enter the college season.

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Data Visualization: Modern Approaches | Smashing Magazine

Data Visualization: Modern Approaches | Smashing Magazine | School Psychology in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
Data presentation can be beautiful, elegant and descriptive. There is a variety of conventional ways to visualize data - tables, histograms, pie charts and bar graphs are being used every day, in every project and on every possible occasion.
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Making data visual is vital if communication is your goal!

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, June 22, 2013 12:13 PM

Some useful ideas presented here.

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A Step-by-Step Guide to Building an Excel Graph [Quick Tip]

A Step-by-Step Guide to Building an Excel Graph [Quick Tip] | School Psychology in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
If you're worried about graphing in Excel, read this post and you'll henceforth accel.
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Great how to!

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NASP 2014 Annual Convention

NASP 2014 Annual Convention | School Psychology in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
Learn new strategies, engage with leading experts, and network with school psychologists from around the nation at the NASP 2014 Annual Convention.
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Save the date!  National Association for School Psychologist Convention in DC!

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Skills for School Psychologists: Series at a glance

Skills for School Psychologists:  Series at a glance | School Psychology in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
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The 2013-2014 School Psych Series for school psychologists, hosted by the Macomb-StClair Psychological Association and Oakland Schools.

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The War Play Dilemma: What Every Parent And Teacher Needs to Know (Early Childhood Education Series (Teachers College Pr)) (Early Childhood Education (Teacher's College Pr)): Diane E. Levin, Nancy ...

The War Play Dilemma: What Every Parent And Teacher Needs to Know (Early Childhood Education Series (Teachers College Pr)) (Early Childhood Education (Teacher's College Pr)) [Diane E. Levin, Nancy Carlsson-Paige] on Amazon.com.
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Study Finds Spatial Skill Is Early Sign of Creativity

Study Finds Spatial Skill Is Early Sign of Creativity | School Psychology in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
A study suggests that a child’s gift for spatial reasoning may better predict future innovation than math or verbal skills, particularly in math and science fields.
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"The researchers, from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, said their findings make a strong case for rewriting standardized tests like the SAT and ACT to focus more on spatial ability, to help identify children who excel in this area and foster their talents."


Hey.  GREAT idea!  ( : P  )


'Cognitive psychologists have long suspected that spatial ability — sometimes referred to as the “orphan ability” for its tendency to go undetected — is key to success in technical fields Earlier studies have shown that students with a high spatial aptitude are not only overrepresented in those fields, but may receive little guidance in high school and underachieve as a result..'  


Orphan?  First time I've heard this one.  Interesting spin- true, though.  

Education (and life) is pretty stacked against these little orphans for a long, long time.  

 

'“It’s not like math or English, it’s not part of an academic curriculum,” he said. “It’s more of a basic competence. For that reason it just wasn’t on people’s minds when developing these tests.”'


It wasn't on "their"  minds because it isn't 'their" strength!  ; P

 

 

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Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: Wonderful Graphic Featuring 10 Simple Ways to Create your PLN

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: Wonderful Graphic Featuring 10 Simple Ways to Create your PLN | School Psychology in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
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This Kid Thinks We Could Save So Many Lives If Only It Was OK To Say 4 Words

This Kid Thinks We Could Save So Many Lives If Only It Was OK To Say 4 Words | School Psychology in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
Goose bumps. That's all I have to say.
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The most significant thing he has said ( to me):  

 

"If there is one thing that I've come to realize ; one thing that I see as the biggest problem:  it's not in building a world where we eliminate the ignorance of others.  It's in building a world where we teach the ACCEPTANCE OF OURSELVES."  

 

 

amen to that.  Running from our own truths is probably the greatest problem........ 

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The new science on chronically harsh and conflict-ridden households.

The new science on chronically harsh and conflict-ridden households. | School Psychology in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
You work and work to provide for your kids, and that puts you under a lot of stress. Job insecurity, maybe some mortgage problems, and other common afflictions of the times only increase the pressure.

Via Jocelyn Stoller
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Wonderful article discussing "chrnoically harsh and conflict-ridden households" where "raging parents and whiny children are  egging each other on in an ascending spiral of stress."


Households where both parents work (and time is a premium) can also be harsh places for children to live if the stress is high and coping skills low.  

 

My favorit tip:  low stress planned family time (meals, game nights, walks); 

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Challenging Behaviors Tool Kit

Challenging Behaviors Tool Kit | School Psychology in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
Sometimes the difficulties of autism can lead to behaviors that are quite challenging for us to understand and address. Most individuals with autism will display challenging behaviors of some sort at

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Joe Marlin 's curator insight, June 27, 2013 12:46 PM

Behavioral resource for students with autism and challenging behaviors

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Consider a Text for Teen Suicide Prevention and Intervention, Research Suggests

Consider a Text for Teen Suicide Prevention and Intervention, Research Suggests | School Psychology in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
Two studies suggest that social networking offers more effective suicide prevention and intervention efforts for teens and young adults.

Via Gina Stepp
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Wow.  Great info:  

 

"The three most common phrases within the final sample were “kill myself” (51.6 percent), “want to die” (15.6 percent) and “suicide” (14.1 percent). Though in more than half of the posts the context was unknown, Cash and colleagues determined that 42 percent of the posts referred to problems with family or other relationships—including 15.6 percent that were about break-ups—and 6.3 percent were attributable to mental health problems or substance abuse."

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Roberta McDonnell's curator insight, April 30, 2014 1:21 PM

Social networking may have its downside but has also been shown to have a positive prevention role in youth suicide risk.

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Everyday Decisions: Do Re Mi — How to Approach Music Instruction for Kids with LD - NCLD

Everyday Decisions: Do Re Mi — How to Approach Music Instruction for Kids with LD - NCLD | School Psychology in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
A parent offers tips on music instruction for kids with learning disabilities.

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10 Tips To Make Your Excel Charts Sexier

10 Tips To Make Your Excel Charts Sexier | School Psychology in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
Having covered all the basics of how to make tabular data tell a story using custom cell formatting and conditional formatting for both static tables and pivot tables, we’re now going to jump into the really fun stuff: charting data out in Excel.
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Did they REALLY use that word!

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Retention and Social Promotion

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A discussion of the pros and cons of retention and social promotion.  

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