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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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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

Mob mentality fuels culture of bullying  - Tampa Bay Times | School Psychology in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
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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Caring for Your Introvert

Caring for Your Introvert | School Psychology in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
The habits and needs of a little-understood group

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ratzelster's curator insight, February 9, 2013 11:45 AM

Another terrific article to read if you don't believe that everyone in your class needs to going full-tilt all the time.  Some of our students are introverts and don't have ADHD/ADD....what are their needs and do we often over look them because of the "loudness" of the difficult students?

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Alternatives to Grade Retention

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Parental Alienation – How to Recognize That Your Child Has Been Alienated From You | ePublish a Book

Parental Alienation – How to Recognize That Your Child Has Been Alienated From You | ePublish a Book | School Psychology in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
Parental Alienation – How to Recognize That Your Child Has Been Alienated From You (via Ezine4Males) Parental alienation is hard to understand mostly because...
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Is it Rude, Is it Mean, or is it Bullying?

Is it Rude, Is it Mean, or is it Bullying? | School Psychology in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
Why we all must learn to distinguish between rude, mean, and bullying behaviors
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Nice article re: differentiating between the real stuff and other forms of behavior.

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School Safety Recommendations: NASP

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Mindfulness meditation heightens a listener’s musical engagement

Mindfulness meditation heightens a listener’s musical engagement | School Psychology in the 21st Century | Scoop.it

When De'Anthony Thomas returned the opening kickoff for a touchdown in the 2013 Fiesta Bowl, says University of Oregon researcher Frank Diaz, Thomas put Ducks fans into a heightened zone of engagement for watching the game, not unlike what was...

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Kindness Counts: Prompting Prosocial Behavior in Preadolescents Boosts Peer Acceptance and Well-Being

Kindness Counts: Prompting Prosocial Behavior in Preadolescents Boosts Peer Acceptance and Well-Being | School Psychology in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
PLOS ONE: an inclusive, peer-reviewed, open-access resource from the PUBLIC LIBRARY OF SCIENCE. Reports of well-performed scientific studies from all disciplines freely available to the whole world.
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Kindness can be taught.  The benefits are huge.  

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Luigi Frezza Psicologo's curator insight, January 29, 2013 4:34 AM

La ricerca di Layos e coll., condotta su un gruppo di preadolescenti, ha dimostrato che fare del bene agli altri fornisce benefici sia in termini di popolarità che di benessere personale. Gli atteggiamenti prosociali (come la gentilezza, l'accettazione, la compassione, l'empatia) e i conseguenti comportamenti di aiuto e sostegno favoriscono una maggiore inclusione sociale e un senso di felicità e sicurezza che dall'individuo si estende a tutta la comunità. La necessità di riscoprire e nutrire tali atteggiamenti, in un momento  di forte crisi socioeconomica, è fondamentale.

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That one thing

That one thing | School Psychology in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
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One key ability that good teachers use to help them design learning for kids on the fringe?

 

Empathy.

 

If you learn to think like them, designing learning WELL is a cinch!  

 

Empathy.  

 

That one thing goes a longgggggg way.  

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AnnC's curator insight, January 27, 2013 9:05 PM

Don't forget feelings and the importance of relating.

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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

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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.

Via Karen Rockhold
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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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another article to complicate things further!  

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NYT: Why Can Some Kids Handle Stress

NYT: Why Can Some Kids Handle Stress | School Psychology in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
Scientists think bouts of panic in stressful situations can be traced to genetics. But don't freak out. Biology is not necessarily destiny.
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Student Grade Retention

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The most consistent finding from decades of research is the high correlation between
retention and dropping out.

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Child and School Characteristics That Predict Aggression in First Grade

Child and School Characteristics That Predict Aggression in First Grade | School Psychology in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
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Three child characteristics and two school characteristics are associated with aggression in first grade students.  

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Culturally Competent Screening and the Special Education Referral: NASP

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My View: Mental health services make schools safer

My View: Mental health services make schools safer | School Psychology in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
By Cathy Paine, Special to CNN

Editor’s note: Cathy Paine is a school psychologist in Springfield, Oregon, and chairwoman of the National Emergency Assistance Team for the National Association of School Psychologists.
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The Making of a Bully | The Scientist Magazine®

The Making of a Bully | The Scientist Magazine® | School Psychology in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
Adolescent rats exposed to stress grow into pathologically aggressive adults, behaviors that may be explained by accompanying epigenetic changes and altered brain activity.
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Rats exposed to stress early on become aggressive adolescents.  

 

 

 

“This work represents a critical advancement in our understanding of how our environment influences our behaviors and shapes our brains,” Fiona Hollis, a neuroscientist at the Brain Mind Institute, who did not participate in the study, wrote in an e-mail to The Scientist. “By demonstrating a link between early-life trauma and adult pathological aggression, we can better understand, and perhaps even reverse, the mechanisms underlying the cycle of violence, that is too often observed in society.”  The study “highlights the importance of developing social programs and scientific research initiatives to offer valid treatments for individuals that have been victimized early in life.”

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Special Education related tweets: MzTeachuh

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MzTeachuh: Oooh, These Tweets Are Complex Tweets of the Day 1/23/13

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Tweets of the day by Mz Teachuh:  ADHD, IEP meeting, teaching reading comprehension, music, behavior mod and dysgraphia.

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