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Celebrate boys’ boyness – and work with it - The Globe and Mail

Celebrate boys’ boyness – and work with it - The Globe and Mail | School Psychology in the 21st Century | Scoop.it

Let's hear it for the boys!

 

"Boys’ existential issues are different from girls’. For a boy, the two most important life questions are: Will I find work that’s significant? And will I be worthy of my parents? When boys themselves are asked what they need, they say: I need purpose. I need to make a difference. I need to know I measure up. I need challenge. Above all, I need a meaningful vocation"

 

We talk in education about the need to teach for a love of learning.  YES!  Of course, but helping students find their passions is what leads to life long learning (and as a mother, I'd also add:  a way to feed yourself and stay engaged in meaningful activity).  Our males need this, especially.  As I think of our boys (now men)  I know:  each one did not fully engage in their education until their passion was entwined and they had a major life goal that involved a vocation they loved.  Education, work:  how you spend your time as an adult- these things are not easily separated.

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School Psychologists: How do FERPA Guidelines Affect Student Privacy?

School Psychologists:   How do FERPA Guidelines Affect Student Privacy? | School Psychology in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
Anthony Cody spent 24 years working in Oakland schools, 18 of them as a science teacher at a high needs middle school. He is National Board certified, and now leads workshops with teachers focused on Project Based Learning.
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How Schools Can Prevent Bullying | SFPIS

How Schools Can Prevent Bullying | SFPIS | School Psychology in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
School administrators can then utilize these tips to quickly prevent violence and find ways to improve their school's overall safety. The National Association of School Psychologists reports that each day 160,000 students stay ...
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School Psychology: School Psychologist

School Psychology: School Psychologist | School Psychology in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
Labels: ABA, academic functioning, assessment, children, Education, mental health, NASP, New York Association of School Psychologists, NYASP, school, school psychology, socio-emotional functioning, Special education ...
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Special Needs Students Benefit from Synched Classrooms

Special Needs Students Benefit from Synched Classrooms | School Psychology in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
Katie Ash and Ian Quillen are staff writers for Education Week Digital Directions.
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UDL for kids who learn differently

UDL for kids who learn differently | School Psychology in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
... helped students who learn differently appropriate knowledge that otherwise might have been inaccessible to them (I am referring especially to technologies that are a part of the Universal Design for Learning framework).

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Top 10 Qualities of Those Teaching Special Education

Top 10 Qualities of Those Teaching Special Education | School Psychology in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
It takes a special person to teach special education. Discover 10 qualities special education teachers share.
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The Ethics Of Human Enhancement

The Ethics Of Human Enhancement | School Psychology in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
The British Academy have just released a report on Human Enhancement and The Future of Work headlined by the BBC as “Concern over ‘Souped up’ human race”. A race of humans w...

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Testing Groups Work on Accessibility for English-Learners ...

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Like Smarter Balanced, PARCC has a number of expert panels and committees advising them on how to make their assessment system work for ELLs. The group is applying the principles of Universal Design for Learning so ...

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Eyes are the Window to the Soul

Eyes are the Window to the Soul | School Psychology in the 21st Century | Scoop.it

"Eyes are the window to the soul" 

 

Ever notice how conduct disordered kids do NOT want to look you in the eye? 

 

Yes........They run from eye contact, cuz they know.  You see their soul in those eyes. They can run their program minus guilt if you don't make eye contact. 

 

Forcing eye contact is vital with these kids for so many reasons: 

 

Before you speak to them, make sure you have their eyes. Take their chin and find it.  Ask for it.   What you say will matter more. 

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Constructivism Theory in Teaching and Learning Process ...

Constructivism Theory in Teaching and Learning Process ... | School Psychology in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
Constructivism as a set of educational beliefs about pedagogy (e.g that one should allow the learners to define their own learning objective that knowledge emerges from constructive interaction between the teacher and the students or between...

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Response: Assisting Students With Special Needs

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An award-winning English and Social Studies teacher at Luther Burbank High School in Sacramento, Calif., Larry Ferlazzo is the author of Helping Students Motivate Themselves: Practical Answers To Classroom Challenges, The ESL/ELL Teacher's Survival...
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Guidance: Great Websites for Grief, Trauma, Loss

RT @cybraryman1: My Counseling/Guidance page has links for trouble times: http://t.co/sg8e26An

 

Many relevant links 


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10 Learnist Boards To Help You Understand Bullying - Edudemic

10 Learnist Boards To Help You Understand Bullying - Edudemic | School Psychology in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
There are several types of bullies--from the kid who takes Twinkies on the playground to the subtle manipulator.

 

10 resources to assist with intervention.

 

Thanks @shellterrell

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The Power of KINECT with special needs education #PILGF

The Power of KINECT with special needs education #PILGF | School Psychology in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
Join the worldwide community of educators who are passionate about ensuring learners are prepared to thrive in the global economy.

 

Brief presentation by Hans Smeele.  Global Forum in Prague 2012

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Social Emotional Learning and the #Commoncore #ccss #ccchat #edchat #video

This is a combination of three interviews that highlight Social Emotional Learning and how it relates to education, common core state standards, and the work...

 

This will be important for school psychologists and social workers to understand.


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10 Ways to Optimize Your iPad for Kids With Special Needs | Soundbeat Media

10 Ways to Optimize Your iPad for Kids With Special Needs | Soundbeat Media | School Psychology in the 21st Century | Scoop.it

Rahman recently released his book Getting Started: iPads for Special Needs. Rahman shared some of his insights for preparing an iPad for people with disabilities. Most of the tricks are tailored for parents or educators working with children.


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Taking a Mindful Approach to Technology

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The South Africans have a beautiful philosophy called Ubuntu, which translates as "I am what I am because of who we all are." This is a perfect way to think about the way a brain develops, influenced by its surrounding people and experiences.

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Importance of Failure!

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Great, short video about the importance of failure.  Many influential people recovered from huge setbacks only to go on and make serious change!


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What Is Dyslexia?

The following is a 6 minute video which gives a parent friendly explanation to some of the symptoms of Specific Learning Disability in reading or dyslexia.  He uses the terms interchangeably which is helpful when working in educational environments.


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Struggle Means Learning: Difference in Eastern and Western Cultures

Struggle Means Learning: Difference in Eastern and Western Cultures | School Psychology in the 21st Century | Scoop.it

A very interesting perspective:

 

“I think that from very early ages we [in America] see struggle as an indicator that you’re just not very smart,” Stigler says. “It’s a sign of low ability — people who are smart don’t struggle, they just naturally get it, that’s our folk theory. Whereas in Asian cultures they tend to see struggle more as an opportunity.”

In Eastern cultures, Stigler says, it’s just assumed that struggle is a predictable part of the learning process. Everyone is expected to struggle in the process of learning, and so struggling becomes a chance to show that you, the student, have what it takes emotionally to resolve the problem by persisting through that struggle."


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Helping Students Deal with Loss

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This education article discusses how teachers can help their students work through the grieving process, both personally and as they transition back into school.


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Encouraging Picky Eaters with Autism to Try New Foods | Blog | Autism Speaks

Encouraging Picky Eaters with Autism to Try New Foods | Blog | Autism Speaks | School Psychology in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
In this “Got Questions?” blog, guest author Emily Kuschner shares pointers on how to get picky children with autism to expand their healthy food choices.
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Further Evidence That IQ Does Not Measure Intelligence

Further Evidence That IQ Does Not Measure Intelligence | School Psychology in the 21st Century | Scoop.it

Every ten years, the average IQ goes up by about 3 points. Psychologist James Flynn has spent decades documenting this odd fact, which was eventually dubbed the Flynn Effect"

 

.I know, this won't be a popular statement, but after a few decades thinking and measuring, I no longer buy into the whole IQ thing.  I think it is more complicated than that.  I think IQ is not correlated well with important life outcomes.  I think it is dehumanizing (try talking to a mother of a severely handicapped, nonverbal kid about his IQ).  I just don't buy into it anymore. 

 

I will never be a psychologist who clings to their WISC kit.  Ever again.........

 

 

 

 

 

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