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How to take criticism well

How to take criticism well | Students with dyslexia & ADHD in independent and public schools | Scoop.it
No one likes getting criticism. But it can be a chance to show off a rare skill: responding to negative feedback well.

 

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Via Gust MEES
Lou Salza's insight:

Love the advice here--and the graphic is instructive. If the goal is better performance for our students, then we need to be willing to deal with feedback. Kids handle feedback all the time! What's good for the goslins is probably good for the goose and the gander as well!--Lou

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"....It is a skill that requires practice, humility and a sizable dose of self-awareness. But the ability to learn from criticism fuels creativity at work, studies show, and helps the free flow of valuable communication.

Tempering an emotional response can be hard, especially "if you're genuinely surprised and you're getting that flood of adrenaline and panic," says Douglas Stone, a lecturer at Harvard Law School and co-author of "Thanks for the Feedback...."


"....Some people distort feedback into a devastating personal critique. Mr. Stone suggests writing down: "What is this feedback about, and what is it not about?" Then, change your thinking by eliminating distorted thoughts. "The goal is to get the feedback back into the right-sized box" as a critique of specific aspects of your current performance, he says...

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David Hain's curator insight, June 29, 2014 2:28 AM

Feedback is the DNA of development. Learn how to ask for it and take it.  Oh...and the more you give, the more you get!

Eliane Fierro's curator insight, July 1, 2014 12:20 AM

Embrace criticism!

Philip Powel Smith's curator insight, July 29, 2014 8:04 AM

Criticism is always a difficult pro-active action that educators have to give. Criticism without ridicule and shame is what students need to hear and an explanation of how to make the changes to be better learners and communicators.

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TY @knolinfos for 17 Free Digital Storytelling Apps for The iPad

TY @knolinfos for 17 Free Digital Storytelling Apps for The iPad | Students with dyslexia & ADHD in independent and public schools | Scoop.it

 

The iPad is such a boon in education. It is making a slow but steadfast revolution in the way instruction is  both  delivered and received. Teachers Simple Guide on The Use of iPad in Education clearly manifests this transfrmation and provides tips on how educators can leverage the power of this device in educational settings.


Via Gust MEES, Gianfranco D'Aversa
Lou Salza's insight:

Let's encourage all our kids to own and tell their stories! We begin by telling stories we learn from others, then we start making up our own. Next we tell our story to ourselves and those we love. When we construct the narrative of our journey we gain agency over our days, our experiences and our lives. Tell your 'own' story to 'own' your life! This is the very definition of self advocacy.--Lou 

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How Visual Thinking Improves Writing

How Visual Thinking Improves Writing | Students with dyslexia & ADHD in independent and public schools | Scoop.it
Encouraging kids to think in pictures and words can free up their creativity and language skills as they write.

Via Gust MEES
Lou Salza's insight:

This is particularly important for students with language learning differences--Lou

 

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"...“There’s something about writing that is a link to your brain,” said Marissa Moss, author of the popular children’s book series Amelia’s Notebook. In the books, Moss takes on the persona of a little girl expressing her ideas about the world and people around her. The books are a combination of words and drawings and look free form – as though Amelia sketched them herself.

Taking a cue from Moss, teachers from Oak Knoll Elementary School in Menlo Park, Calif., decided to have their students keep notebooks in a similar style. The notebooks aren’t graded; rather, they’re a place of private, free expression. Karen Clancy and Andrea Boatright presented the project at the Innovative Learning Conference hosted by the Nueva School recently.

“They’re not used to being given permission to write about whatever they want,” Clancy said. But once her students realized that they really weren’t being graded and that they had freedom of expression, they eventually came to demand time to write.

Moss says writing without fear of consequences is key to developing a writer’s voice. “If you’re perfect you are guaranteed to not write a thing,” Moss said. “It’s like driving with one foot on the gas and one foot on the break.” She has developed some guides to help teachers coax students into using art and writing in their journals at the same time, as a way of flexing their visual thinking along with literacy...."

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Brad Ovenell-Carter's curator insight, November 28, 2013 10:20 AM

Totally agree. However, might we also encourage thinking in pictures for its own sake, that is to free up creativity and language skills--full stop. Print is not necessarily the ultimate or end-form of human communication. 

Audrey's curator insight, December 2, 2013 6:08 PM

Teachers and students already think this way. Audrey curating for homeschoolsource.co.uk

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Project Based Learning Checklist for Teachers

Project Based Learning Checklist for Teachers | Students with dyslexia & ADHD in independent and public schools | Scoop.it

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Concise, clear, questions to improve PBL experiences for teachers and students.--Lou

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jillyfrees's curator insight, May 6, 2013 3:15 AM

This ia a neat checklist to assess whether the project you set is worth the effort.

Michelle Gohagon's curator insight, May 14, 2013 1:45 PM

Great checklist for project-based learning

KiwiBelma's curator insight, August 18, 2013 6:16 PM

Just to remind myself :-)