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How To Combat Student Plagiarism - Edudemic

How To Combat Student Plagiarism - Edudemic | School Psychology Tech | Scoop.it

As teachers, when we assign a research project, we often focus on the end product: the research essay, presentation, etc. However, students (especially young students) do not automatically know how to conduct meaningful research. Our modern students are used to Googling answers. They have grown accustomed to information being readily available. However, as academics, we know that research isn’t a  fast process. It’s slow and deliberate. As a teacher, I need to intentionally slow my students down during this exercise. I do this by breaking down a larger project into more manageable chunks and focusing on the process.


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more structure and guidance to help develop the skills for research - okay!

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, May 19, 2013 6:11 AM

Some good suggestions here, but I still feel it desn't quite go far enough. I think we also need assignments that require and inspire personal reflection and a degree more critical thinking.

aisha ertugrul's comment, May 22, 2013 3:17 AM
Yes, which is what is meant by "plagiarism proof" assignments. I would also add that it is essential to practice paraphrasing and do it effectively by using all four skills. I did a poster presentation on this topic: http://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/blogs/aisha-ertugrul/preventing-plagiarism-poster
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One Simple Truth of Leadership - @TimElmore

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Because we, at Growing Leaders, believe in the power of using images to communicate truth—we plan to post a cartoon once in a while with a point to it. As far as I’m concerned, leaders must keep a sense of humor as we work with our teams and certainly as we work with students. It’s …

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Leaders need to think about who they are leading -DUH!
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Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, August 26, 12:57 AM

Love this visual humor tool!

M Dolores Solé Gómez's curator insight, August 27, 7:23 AM

Leadership is important for workplace health promotion. Good leadership = good health (or almost)

HJJP's curator insight, August 27, 11:59 AM

Leaders owe it to those following them to be aware of the traps present in every environment.

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Handouts for a Perfectly Paperless Classroom - ClassTechTips

Handouts for a Perfectly Paperless Classroom - ClassTechTips | School Psychology Tech | Scoop.it
Handouts is a paperless student/teacher platform for tablet-centered classrooms.  With this app teachers can create handouts to distribute to students by taking a picture of a paper activity sheet ...

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Go Green and save paper with your tablets.

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Mirta Liliana Filgueira's curator insight, August 24, 11:56 PM

Creación de folletos

Mika Auramo's comment, August 25, 2:12 AM
dang, this really sucks, another useless and paperless app for teacher to test
Ness Crouch's curator insight, August 26, 5:39 AM

This looks like a really interesting tool. I'd like to see how I can use this.

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The Neuroscience Behind Stress and Learning

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The highest-level executive thinking, making connections, and "aha" moments of insight and creative innovation are more likely to occur in an atmosphere of what Alfie Kohn calls exuberant discovery, where students of all ages retain that kindergarten enthusiasm of embracing each day with the joy of learning.


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Terri Rice's curator insight, July 30, 11:39 AM

"Where students of all ages retain the kindergarten enthusiasm....[for] the joy of learning".... Now that is what I hope for in my students everyday. That joy and enthusiasm. Now we know this type of joyful, playful atmosphere enables better imprinting of information into accessible memories. Let's get back to kindergarten thinking!

LSE Learning Technology and Innovation's curator insight, August 1, 8:49 AM

Learning that is rewarding is also learning that's more effective. The challenge lies in producing engaging pedagogies which promote discovery and the joys of learning; something that can be quite challenging in an increasingly metrics driven sector

Imanol Oquiñena's curator insight, August 10, 4:22 AM

The highest-level executive thinking, making connections, and "aha" moments of insight and creative innovation are more likely to occur in an atmosphere of what Alfie Kohn calls exuberant discovery, where students of all ages retain that kindergarten enthusiasm of embracing each day with the joy of learning


If students are stressed out, the information cannot get in.


The factors that have been found to affect this comfort level such as self-confidence, trust and positive feelings for teachers, and supportive classroom and school communities are directly related to the state of mind compatible with the most successful learning, remembering, and higher-order thinking



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5 Ways to Make Kids Enjoy Homework

5 Ways to Make Kids Enjoy Homework | School Psychology Tech | Scoop.it

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The Quran-Coaching is the best platform for the quran learning by taking online quran classes.
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Albert Chia's curator insight, August 11, 10:20 AM

Simple and logical principles to follow when motivating children to complete their homework :-)

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Reading increases empathy, a high demand skil

Reading increases empathy, a high demand skil | School Psychology Tech | Scoop.it

Education is broadening its focus from main academics to include emotional and social skills. Empathy is a skill that is increasingly sought after, not just in classrooms, but also in professional spaces.


But how does one learn empathy?
Read. Read more.


Research shows that reading literature helps readers understand characters, their thoughts, motivations, and feelings.

 

Readers also predict what will happen next to characters, and link actions to consequences. These skills translate to the real world, where readers can understand the motivations and feelings of people they interact with, as well as predict what they may do next.

 

Why are employers emphasizing empathy?

 

by Bryan Green:


image source: Youth reading, Persian miniature by Reza Abbasi, 1625-6

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reading_(visual_activity) ;


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BobbyO's curator insight, August 7, 4:26 PM

Reading Skills.

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, August 7, 6:51 PM

I used novel studies and we explored the interactions, the conflicts between characters i.e. Philip and Timothy in The Cay. Students enjoyed the books and found themselves identifying in various ways with the characters as they matured.

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The Distracted Generation Infographic - e-Learning Infographics

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The Distracted Generation Infographic: Tools and Tips to Get Children Refocused!

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SLS Guernsey's curator insight, August 6, 5:10 AM

"show your children from an early age that reading is fun!"

W. Bradley Gooderham's curator insight, August 7, 2:46 PM

Reading for pleasure calms the mind and builds ELA skills like vocabulary, imagination, and syntax.

Paper has a different effect than tablets but I agree with much of the infographic.

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The Importance Of Perspective-Taking In Leadership

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Whether you’re selling a product, pitching an idea, or trying to get employees to do something different or do something in a different way, perspective-taking has become an essential element in moving others.

 

Over the last decade, social scientists like Adam Galinsky of Columbia University have deepened our understanding of perspective-taking. Their work yields three ways leaders can become more effective.

 

1. CHECK YOUR POWER. Galinsky and others have found that when people feel powerful, their perspective-taking abilities degrade. The more powerful we feel, the more we anchor in our own perspective rather than adjusting to another’s. And that can make others less likely to go along. But briefly reducing one’s feelings of power (“Maybe this employee I’m asking to do something needs our company much less than our company needs her.”) can increase the acuity of our perspective-taking, which in turn can make us more effective.

 

2. PERSPECTIVE-TAKING ISN’T TOUCHY-FEELY. Perspective-taking sounds a lot like empathy, but the two qualities are siblings, not identical twins. Empathy — the ability to understand another’s emotional state — is an essential human quality. But research has shown that, in commercial settings such as negotiations, understanding the other side’s thoughts and interests, not simply their emotions and feelings, can be more effective in forging a deal. So if you’re in a high-stakes leadership situation, definitely be emotionally intelligent. But use your head as much as your heart.


3. DON’T FORGET MIMICRY. Mimicking others’ posture, gesture, and expressions sounds like the sleazy tactics of a used car salesman. But ample research has shown that mimicry is a natural part of human behavior, an instinctive way we understand others. You can enhance your attunement skills, and thereby your leadership, simply by being conscious of how the other person is standing, moving, and talking and ever so slightly mirroring what they’re doing.

 

By Daniel Pink. 


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Frank J. Papotto, Ph.D.'s curator insight, August 7, 12:39 PM

There's no doubt that leaders who fully appreciate their organization's  and their followers perspectives will be much more effective. It is after all, what defines their job. 

David Jardin's curator insight, August 16, 12:40 PM

Perspective enhances relationships when it lets us see past WHAT someone did to help/anger/hurt/etc. to understand WHY they did it.

Nancy J. Herr's curator insight, August 26, 10:25 PM

Succinct and helpful ideas to think about for any leader. 

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What Teachers Want More than New Technologies? PD Opportunities To Learn to Use them Effectively - EdTechReview™ (ETR)

What Teachers Want More than New Technologies? PD Opportunities To Learn to Use them Effectively - EdTechReview™ (ETR) | School Psychology Tech | Scoop.it

Without professional development that can give teachers the full practical knowledge on the use of technology, you will not see technology being successfully integrated in the classrooms for better learning.


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Paul's curator insight, July 24, 4:03 PM

Teachers need the time to try out new devices - this is essential for adoption of new technology in the school

Marisol Araya Fonseca's curator insight, July 29, 12:50 PM

Sure!

TWCLibrary's curator insight, August 1, 2:21 AM

Good points

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Counterterror Software To Become Counter-Dropout Tool - Campus Technology

Counterterror Software To Become Counter-Dropout Tool - Campus Technology | School Psychology Tech | Scoop.it
Counterterror Software To Become Counter-Dropout Tool Campus Technology At that rate, he pointed out, it doesn't take the retention of many students "to pay the cost of technology that can help improve the student experience and therefore improve...
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The Science of Attention: How To Capture And Hold The Attention of Easily Distracted Students

The Science of Attention: How To Capture And Hold The Attention of Easily Distracted Students | School Psychology Tech | Scoop.it
How long can you reasonably expect your students to pay attention during your lessons? Some psychologists claim the typical student?s attention span is a

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Frances's curator insight, July 3, 9:29 AM

Paying attention to HOW students learn!

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What Technology Does What: An #edtech Chart For Teachers

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What Technology Does What: An #edtech Chart For Teachers

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Restorative Justice: Resources for Schools

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Restorative justice empowers students to resolve conflicts on their own, and it's growing in practice at schools around the country.

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Mary Perfitt-Nelson's curator insight, October 11, 2013 10:16 PM

The research on restorative justice is solid.  Key variables:  Restorative programmes are characterized by four key values:

Encounter:  Create opportunities for victims, offenders and community members who want to do so to meet to discuss the crime and its aftermathAmends:  Expect offenders to take steps to repair the harm they have causedReintegration:  Seek to restore victims and offenders  to whole, contributing members of societyInclusion:  Provide opportunities for parties with a stake in a specific crime to participate in its resolution
J Cave's curator insight, November 18, 2013 2:57 PM

Restorative justice is something that I will be learning more about but on its face it seems like it is something that more schools should really look into.   Especially if it is effective and gives something for schools to use that may rely to heavy on suspensions and expulsions.

 

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INTERVENTION Beats Retention! - YouTube

Michigan House Bill 5111 would retain third-graders that test below grade-level in reading. There are better options. VIDEO: Les Howard, Literacy Education C...

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Mary Perfitt-Nelson's curator insight, February 18, 8:20 PM

Retention does not WORK!

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What Really Engages All Students?

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Is it a fun, friendly, and entertaining teacher?  Sure, for a while that works, until the novelty wears off.  Is it a rigorous curriculum that is filled with academic challenges?  No doubt, as long...

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Learn how to learn.

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Tom Perran's curator insight, August 23, 8:09 AM

Excellent blog post on the need to sharpen our focus on what is really important to our students in the classroom.

Craig Crossley's curator insight, August 24, 6:49 AM

ENGAGING!

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Top Mistakes Leaders Make - Great Leaders Serve

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The top mistakes leaders make. Are you making any of these?

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"Many organizations are over-managed and under-led."

"Focus on results AND relationships."

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Dixie Binford's curator insight, August 14, 11:31 AM

Great list for self-reflection then action.

Denise Lombardo's curator insight, August 14, 5:37 PM

Great advice and timely reminders to heed and to share...

Sally Tilley's curator insight, August 14, 5:51 PM

all leaders and those who want to lead should print this out and refer to it regularly

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5 Research-Based Tips for Providing Students with Meaningful Feedback

5 Research-Based Tips for Providing Students with Meaningful Feedback | School Psychology Tech | Scoop.it
Teacher feedback must be informative and encouraging for students to fully understand whether they're learning and what they can do to improve the learning process.

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Michelle Bish's curator insight, August 11, 10:06 AM

Specific, immediate, formative, transparent.

Leonard P. Miller's curator insight, August 11, 2:55 PM

Receiving and providing MEANINGFUL feedback in the classroom is critical for teachers. This article focuses on the student - appropriate feedback keeps them engaged!

Denise Lombardo's curator insight, August 12, 5:37 PM

Easily digestible and shareable post on meaningful feedback - pass it around your staff room!

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How to Foster Empathy for Immigrants

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Why did a group of fourth graders rally in support of an undocumented classmate while the citizens of Murrieta, California, tried to stop immigrant children from entering their town?


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Why do immigrants provoke such strong feelings of both empathy and revulsion, a polarization that pits fourth graders in Berkeley against the citizens of Murrieta?

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What characteristics and qualities do Rodrigo’s classmates possess that the bus-stoppers do not? These are questions that psychologists and sociologists have been exploring for years—and their answers suggest how we can reduce the revulsion and foster a stronger sense of empathy with newcomers.


By Jeremy Adam Smith


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15 tips on establishing a positive classroom environment [starting on day one]

15 tips on establishing a positive classroom environment [starting on day one] | School Psychology Tech | Scoop.it
This post was written by Jenna Kleine, a ClassDojo Thought Partner who tweets regularly at jenna_kleine 





1. Greet students: Always stand at the the door when students enter the room. Say “hi”, say their names, ask how their soccer game went, give high-fives, etc. Make them feel welcome!


2. Establish classroom norms: Norms should be posted on the wall for all students to see. Norms should be short and sweet - perhaps keep the list to 3! Two examples of “norms” in my classroom: 



“One Mic”: When a classmate raises his or her hand and are called on, they have the mic. Everyone else should be respectful, quiet, and listening.


“Don’t Yuck My Yum”: When a classmate shares an answer or an idea that might be wrong or that you may disagree with, keep any rude thoughts to yourself. Don’t make others feel bad for sharing their ideas with the class.






3. Organization: Keep your classroom organized! Color coding and labels are great ways to keep materials in their designated locations. Make sure all students know where all supplies are located, where to turn papers in, etc.


4. Positive reinforcement: When students are working hard, demonstrating teamwork, or any other positive behavior, recognize it! Let them know that you notice. I use ClassDojo to award students for great behavior. I also use ClassDojo to communicate with parents. I can quickly and easily send parents messages to share awesome moments in the classroom. 


5. Post student work: Any chance you have to put student work up on your walls, do it! Students love looking at each others’ work. They also feel a sense of pride when their work gets posted. Additionally, if students know you might put their work on the walls they will put much more effort into the project because they will want to impress their peers.


6. Always keep your cool: If students are frustrating you or being disrespectful, take a moment to collect yourself and take a deep breath before responding to their behavior. Remember, you’re the adult in this situation.


7. Keep moving: Always be moving around the classroom. Even if students should be looking at the front of the room, you do not have to be standing up there. Walk while you talk. Students might need help but are too shy to ask for it. If you continue to circulate the room you can spot which students might need a little more guidance.


8. Be a role model: Practice patience and kindness. You might be one of the few positive role models in your students’ lives.


9. Relate to students: Allow your students to get to know you. When they share experiences with you, share back. When they feel like they can relate to you they feel more comfortable in your classroom.


10. Take time to laugh: You don’t have to be on topic 100% of the time. Make time to tell funny stories, jokes, and take school a little less seriously every once in a while.  :D


11. Be consistent with consequences: Students should be aware of the consequences for certain behaviors at the beginning of the school year. Be consistent. Although no one likes to be punished, students will feel safer in your classroom if they know you will always give consequences for certain behaviors.


12. Bring it down to eye level: When students are hard at work and you would like to have a chat with them, kneel down to eye-level. Don’t ask them questions from 4 feet above them. Have a real conversation. Students will feel more important!


13. Creative opportunities: No matter what subject you teach, you need to provide opportunities for students to be creative, whether that be through music, drawing, technology, etc. This will allow you to get to know them more and for them to show off their talents!


14. Admit when you’re unsure: No one knows everything, so be honest about it! If your students ask you a question that you’re unsure of, tell them! After I say “I’m not sure”, I always pull out my phone and ask Siri for the answer — students LOVE it.


15. Smile:   :)


 

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Waigaya Is the Way, Beyond the Hierarchy at Honda, On the Shop Floor

Waigaya Is the Way, Beyond the Hierarchy at Honda, On the Shop Floor | School Psychology Tech | Scoop.it

At the Japanese auto giant, unplanned, agenda-free meetings are ubiquitous and indispensable.

 

None of the conference rooms were available, so the meeting was held in a maintenance closet...


Shoehorned into the room were factory floor managers, assembly line associates ...and quality control experts at the Anna, Ohio, engine plant, where Honda has been making motors and drivetrain components since 1985. 

 

...All points of view or suggestions are equal.  A serious crisis on the plant floor spurred [a} spontaneous meeting. 


Such unplanned, shapeless gatherings are the hallmark of the Honda Way. They are called waigaya, ...a name given them by Takeo Fujisawa, the business partner of company founder Soichiro Honda...

 

On that day…, away from the thrum of the factory, …a Honda manager said to the others, “Look, I’d prefer not to belabor this issue because we’ve got a lot of work to do to get this process moving. And since the fix will be such a time sink, let’s not make it worse by losing more time discussing it.”

    

Although most in the room concurred with the manager, one of the associates noted… “We’re doing something very wrong if a slight problem in the engine isn’t addressed until the end of the vehicle’s assembly line…   We should have discovered this problem before.”

 



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Deb Nystrom, REVELN's curator insight, August 2, 3:45 AM

Equality of viewpoints, perspective, fixing problems in real time, this is the modern company.    Honda's brand is focused on

their Fundamental Beliefs of:

  • Respect for the Individual
  • The Three Joys:   The Joy of Buying, Selling, and Creating
    

Management Policy includes:

  • Proceed always with ambition and youthfulness.
  • Enjoy your work and encourage open communication.
  • Strive constantly for a harmonious flow of work.


The example of the meeting in a broom closet illustrates a less hierarchical approach. Hierarchy has advantages, but is also not as necessarily in Honda's fluid approach.  What do you find useful in the Honda example?  `  Deb

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Studies Confirm the Power of Visuals in eLearning

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We are now in the age of visual information where visual content plays a role in every part of life. As 65 percent of the population are visual learn

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DTLLS tutor's curator insight, July 15, 5:00 PM

Not just in e-learning, but as part of any learning. I have seen excellent  use of visuals as back grounds to talks as part of an e-learning course, so definitely something to remember...

Julia Echeverría's curator insight, July 16, 4:02 PM

No estaba tan descaminada cuando defendía la tremenda importancia de incorporar imágenes, vídeos y todo tipo de medios visuales en la educación, he aquí un interesante artículo

Michiel van den Anker's curator insight, July 19, 6:31 PM

voeg uw inzicht ...

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Nudging, Priming, and Motivating in Blended Learning - EdTech ...

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He is also the co-founder and co-director of EdTechTeacher, which works with teachers, schools, and districts to leverage new technologies to improve student learning. 38812. 38812. « Blended Learning, But The ...
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Cognitively Creative, Globally Experienced -- And Privileged - Huffington Post

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Cognitively Creative, Globally Experienced -- And Privileged
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The psychological approach individuals take when immersed in a general multicultural environment can predict subsequent career success.
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Interactive Visual Featuring 6 Tasks You Can Easily Do Using iPad ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Interactive Visual Featuring 6 Tasks You Can Easily Do Using iPad ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | School Psychology Tech | Scoop.it
6 tasks made simpler by using an iPad #edtech #interactivevisual http://t.co/uuz74p1SFO

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SmartBlog on Education - Repairing urban education - SmartBrief, Inc. SmartBlogs

SmartBlog on Education - Repairing urban education - SmartBrief, Inc. SmartBlogs | School Psychology Tech | Scoop.it
As another school year gets under way, our country has the opportunity to repair urban education in a substantive, strategic and sustainable way -- using p

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Mary Perfitt-Nelson's curator insight, August 29, 2013 11:00 AM

Professional learning and growth for teachers certainly will help.  I can't help but broaden this picture though.  

 

The problem with focusing on teacher skills and not larger issues around the culture of poverty, housing policy and the surrounding community at-large will fail to go to the core.  

 

My thoughts.........http://wp.me/p2IVNt-s

 

 

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Study: Poverty Influences Children’s Early Brain Development

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A new study links poverty with slower early brain development. According to the study, children of low-income families have slower rates of growth in a number of areas, including two key parts of the brain.

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Davina De Laure's curator insight, January 26, 8:29 AM

this is my insight

i was shock to find out how poverty influences children's early brian development. This is because environmental factors that contribute to slower brain development often come with poverty, such as poor nutrition, a lack of sleep, an unsafe environment, and a lack of books and educational toys.i think that the goverment should do something about this issuse so that every child would have a equally head start in life. seeing child suffering due to lack of resorces makes me think that i should be lucky to have a place to study and have a family that is well to do and also have books to study and we can also make a differance for this children by donating books that we have used instead of throwing it donating money clothes etc

Ann Tan's comment, February 3, 12:18 AM
After reading this article, I think that the main factor which is hindering the children living in poverty is the environment they lived in.Children living in poverty lacked resources such as writing materials and books. Children do not have the basic materials a normal child needs. Children living in poverty have lack of nutrition, a shortage of sleep, an unsafe environment and a lack of books which results in a slower brain developmentParents could not afford to send their kids to school. Also, parents living in poverty are not highly educated too, hence, parents would be the greatest influence to children at the young age. I think that the government should set up free school for children living in poverty or poverty would be passed down from generations to generations with no education as it is very important. After reading this article, I think we should all be grateful and cherish what we have and how fortunate we are to have education.
Brandy Scaggs's curator insight, April 2, 9:56 AM

Linking poverty with slow early grown brain development.