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Best Practices: Creating an LGBT-inclusive School Climate | Teaching Tolerance

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School Psychology Resources Online - Other Information 2

Online resources for school psychogists,
parents and educators. Find information on learning disabilities, ADHD, gifted,
autism, adolescence, parenting, psychological assessment, classroom management,
special education, mental health, and more.
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I haven't yet explored this site.........could be good!

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Ten ways to build resilience

Ten ways to build resilience | School Psychology in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
This brochure explains how to develop and use a personal strategy for enhancing resilience despite challenging life experiences.
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10 Ways to build resilience

Make connections. Good relationships with close family members, friends, or others are important. Accepting help and support from those who care about you and will listen to you strengthens resilience. Some people find that being active in civic groups, faith-based organizations, or other local groups provides social support and can help with reclaiming hope. Assisting others in their time of need also can benefit the helper.

Avoid seeing crises as insurmountable problems. You can't change the fact that highly stressful events happen, but you can change how you interpret and respond to these events. Try looking beyond the present to how future circumstances may be a little better. Note any subtle ways in which you might already feel somewhat better as you deal with difficult situations.

Accept that change is a part of living. Certain goals may no longer be attainable as a result of adverse situations. Accepting circumstances that cannot be changed can help you focus on circumstances that you can alter.

Move toward your goals. Develop some realistic goals. Do something regularly -- even if it seems like a small accomplishment -- that enables you to move toward your goals. Instead of focusing on tasks that seem unachievable, ask yourself, "What's one thing I know I can accomplish today that helps me move in the direction I want to go?"

Take decisive actions. Act on adverse situations as much as you can. Take decisive actions, rather than detaching completely from problems and stresses and wishing they would just go away.

Look for opportunities for self-discovery. People often learn something about themselves and may find that they have grown in some respect as a result of their struggle with loss. Many people who have experienced tragedies and hardship have reported better relationships, greater sense of strength even while feeling vulnerable, increased sense of self-worth, a more developed spirituality, and heightened appreciation for life.

Nurture a positive view of yourself. Developing confidence in your ability to solve problems and trusting your instincts helps build resilience.

Keep things in perspective. Even when facing very painful events, try to consider the stressful situation in a broader context and keep a long-term perspective. Avoid blowing the event out of proportion.

Maintain a hopeful outlook. An optimistic outlook enables you to expect that good things will happen in your life. Try visualizing what you want, rather than worrying about what you fear.

Take care of yourself. Pay attention to your own needs and feelings. Engage in activities that you enjoy and find relaxing. Exercise regularly. Taking care of yourself helps to keep your mind and body primed to deal with situations that require resilience.

Additional ways of strengthening resilience may be helpful. For example, some people write about their deepest thoughts and feelings related to trauma or other stressful events in their life. Meditation and spiritual practices help some people build connections and restore hope.

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Teens with LD Benefit from Closer Relationships - Psych Central News

Teens with LD Benefit from Closer Relationships - Psych Central News | School Psychology in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
Many kids with learning disabilities also face social and emotional challenges, which in adolescence can lead to depression, anxiety and isolation. For these

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In a recent study, Al-Yagon reported that teens with learning disabilities were less likely to have secure attachment relationships to their mothers and teachers compared to peers without learning disabilities.

The study, found in the journal of Journal of Youth and Adolescence, suggests the absence of close and supportive relationships can harm a teens’ social and emotional functioning. In turn, this void can contribute to behavioral problems including isolation, depression, and aggression.

“We found that more secure child-adult attachments may act as a protective factor during this developmental period, whereas insecure attachments are a risk factor” for social and emotional issues, Al-Yagon said.

These results could help researchers design more effective interventions for children and adolescents with learning disabilities. Helping to strengthen their relationships with parents and teachers may decrease their emotional and behavioral problems.

 
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What is Nonverbal Learning Disability (Disorder)

What is Nonverbal Learning Disability (Disorder) | School Psychology in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
I was in a Team meeting once and the team chair said “I was surprised that the student with diagnosed with nonverbal learning disability because they talk all the time.” The term Nonverbal Learning Disorders (or NLD) refers to a neurological syndrome...
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Often diagnosed as ADHD; often difficulies with social situations.  

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Five Numbers to Remember About Early Childhood Development

Five Numbers to Remember About Early Childhood Development | School Psychology in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
This interactive feature highlights five numbers to remember about the development of young children.
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Pretty amazing information about 5 revealing numbers.  Includes a graph that depicts the changes in language development in children  by parental education, over time.  

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Emotional Intelligence Is the Missing Piece

Emotional Intelligence Is the Missing Piece | School Psychology in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
Emotional Intelligence: An Overview Credit: Edutopia Whether it's in the boardroom or the classroom, individuals need the skills to communicate, work in teams, and let go of the persona (Love this article & think we need to focus here: Emotional...

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Educating the heart is vital.

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Online Bullying Just As Harmful for Children As Offline --Doctors Lounge

Online Bullying Just As Harmful for Children As Offline --Doctors Lounge | School Psychology in the 21st Century | Scoop.it

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This article provides some statistical information. 

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Either we have all experienced online bullying or have seen our peers being attacked by an online bully. Did you say anything when you saw a cruel injustice? Did anyone stand up for you? Each and everyday there is a post or tweet directed to hurt someone; a passive-aggressive killer. 

The bystanders in this situation are those who see the abuse and choose to scroll passed it and not give aid to the individual (Myers, 2014) Studies show that the chances of the bystander effect decrease in a dangerous situation (Fischer, P., Krueger, J. I., Greitemeyer, T., Vogrincic, C., Kastenmüller, A., Frey, D., & ... Kainbacher, M. (2011). The bystander-effect: A meta-analytic review on bystander intervention in dangerous and non-dangerous emergencies. Psychological Bulletin, 137(4), 517-537. doi:10.1037/a0023304). It is suggested that it may be explained with the "Arousal- Cost Reward Model" Fischer, at el. 2011). So in a situation that there is no direct danger the chances of aid are diminished (Fischer at el. 2011). 

Online bullying is not a clearly recognized as a dangerous situation and it can therefor be inferred that there is a higher chance that the bystander effect will take place (Myers, 2014). This is in fact a dangerous situation as there is a higher rate of suicide and absence from school from those affected by online bullying (Holt, 2014). 

Will we simply stand by as others are being attacked by online bullying? 

 

                                        References

 

Fischer, P., Krueger, J. I., Greitemeyer, T., Vogrincic, C., Kastenmüller, A., Frey, D., & ... Kainbacher, M. (2011). The bystander-effect: A meta-analytic review on bystander intervention in dangerous and non-dangerous emergencies. Psychological Bulletin, 137(4), 517-537. doi:10.1037/a0023304Myers, D. G. (2014). Exploring psychology in modules: With updates on dsm-5. S.l.: Worth Pub.

 

Myers, D. G. (2014). Exploring psychology in modules: With updates on dsm-5. S.l.: Worth Pub.

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Raising Boys (A Dad’s Advice for Moms)

Raising Boys (A Dad’s Advice for Moms) | School Psychology in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
A few subtle nuances that might come in handy for moms raising boys
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Wonderful article.  Very honest.  

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The Importance of Persistence

The Importance of Persistence | School Psychology in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
Currently reading deeply into chapter three of How Children Succeed by Paul Tough.   "How to Think" is the name of this section.  It begins with a story of Sebastian Garcia, a young chess player at...
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Failure needs to be embraced.  But then...........you've got to go back at it with persistence for mastery (or learning or improvement).  

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Do unto students…

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I recently read the article, “Introverted Kids Need to Learn to Speak Up at School“,and I will have to be honest, it made my skin crawl.

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One more on the introvert-extrovert issue

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Helicopter parenting can violate students' basic needs

Helicopter parenting can violate students' basic needs | School Psychology in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
When is it time for parents to back away? A new study shows that college students with overcontroling parents are more likely to be depressed and less satisfied with their lives.
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A new study shows that college students with overcontrolling parents are more likely to be depressed and less satisfied with their lives. This so-called helicopter parenting style negatively affects students' well-being by violating their need to feel both autonomous and competent.


Job of parenting is the grow them well and make them strong so they can stand on their own. Parental overinvolvement negates many of the premises behind this.    

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Ambiverts, Problem-Finders, and the Surprising Secrets of Selling Your Ideas

Ambiverts, Problem-Finders, and the Surprising Secrets of Selling Your Ideas | School Psychology in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
"It is in fact the discovery and creation of problems rather than any superior knowledge, technical skill, or craftsmanship that often sets

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SuperCounselor Recommends: The They-Never-Mentioned-This-in-Grad-School Guide to the Most Essential Counseling Tools

SuperCounselor Recommends: The They-Never-Mentioned-This-in-Grad-School Guide to the Most Essential Counseling Tools | School Psychology in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
Guest blogging today is our old friend, SuperCounselor, who scolded me mercilessly about not posting more frequently graciously offered to cover for me while I try to keep up with everything that's...
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Powerful Video on Empathy

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Empathy is one of the most important traits for those working on behalf of others.  

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Baby-Mother Bonds Affect Future Adult Relationships, Study Finds | Early Life Experiences & Emotional Health | LiveScience

Baby-Mother Bonds Affect Future Adult Relationships, Study Finds | Early Life Experiences & Emotional Health | LiveScience | School Psychology in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
The bond between a mother an an infant can influence the child's relationships with others for two decades, a new study says.

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This Autism Simulator Is Horrifying

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This Autism Simulator Is Horrifying

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Interesting.  I am quite certain these kids hear/feel things MORE intensely.  It is painful.  

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anne-marie mason's curator insight, March 4, 2013 7:30 PM

Why quiet play spaces are essential...for all children.

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Fifty shades of gay | Video on TED.com

Artist iO Tillett Wright has photographed 2,000 people who consider themselves somewhere on the LBGTQ spectrum and asked many of them: Can you assign a percentage to how gay or straight you are?
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Very interesting woman discusses equality .

 

Visibility is key.  Empathy happens through relationships; exposure.

 

Sparking empathy is the beginning of tolerance.  

 

Categories and boxes will become useless.  We see human beings in all their multiplicity.  How do we deny their human rights?

 

Nobody is 100% gay or 100% open.  Most people are gray.  

 

 

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Born to Learn

Born to Learn is the first animation in a fascinating series aimed to provide easy-access to the exciting new discoveries constantly being made about how hum...
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it's never just play!

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Talk of the Hill: ESEA Reauthorization Should Support Social and Emotional Learning

Talk of the Hill: ESEA Reauthorization Should Support Social and Emotional Learning | School Psychology in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
Yesterday, the Conditions for Learning Coalition hosted a briefing on the well-being of children in schools titled, “Social and Emotional Learning: Essential Skills for School Safety, Positive Beha...

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Teaching WORKS!

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Report showing improvement in bullying behaviors when SEL taught. Now becoming a part of a national conversation.

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20 Tips To Reduce Student Anxiety

20 Tips To Reduce Student Anxiety | School Psychology in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
Back in October, we published an article about the importance of holistic teaching. When students are stressed, their capacity for learning is drastically reduced. In psychology, Maslow’s hierarchy of needs explains in part why anxious and...
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Great tips!

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Stressed kids eat even when they’re full

Stressed kids eat even when they’re full | School Psychology in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
PENN STATE / JOHNS HOPKINS (US) — Children who overreact to stressful situations will eat even if they’re not hungry, raising their risk of becoming overweight or obese, a new study shows.
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How Much Is Too Much?

How Much Is Too Much? | School Psychology in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
The Atlantic is tossing around some ideas about introversion-extroversion continuum,popularized by Carl Jung, the Meyers-Briggs and more recently, Susan Cain in her book Quiet:  the Power of Introv...
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My thoughts related to the small flurry of articles related to introverts.  

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Do Kids Really Want an Intervention? Do We Care to Ask Them?

Do Kids Really Want an Intervention? Do We Care to Ask Them? | School Psychology in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
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I concur that we should take the child's feelings into consideration from time to time, especially as time goes on.  

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Mob mentality fuels culture of bullying - Tampa Bay Times

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Adults told me that these were the best years of my life. The thought that it wouldn't get better left me defeated and alone.
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