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5 A Day for Wellbeing: Getting the Happiness Habit

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What does wellbeing mean to you?  Is wellbeing something you do or something you have? I suspect that for many of us wellbeing is something we hope for but are not sure how to make happen on a dail...
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let the children play: Be Reggio-Inspired: Outdoor Environments

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The Importance Of Intrinsic Motivation In Transforming Learning

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The Importance Of Intrinsic Motivation In Transforming Learning

 

Giving teachers and students as much autonomy as possible in choosing their own curricular material is another way that we can improve student engagement.

 

Only students who are intrinsically motivated to be engaged in school will end up truly challenged, enriched, energized and ultimately fulfilled by their experience. Yes it’s an ideal, but it’s worth keeping in mind.

 


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Sharrock's comment, May 1, 2014 11:54 AM
You should take a look at this link: http://www.maccoby.com/Articles/4Rs_Of_Motivation.shtml. Maccoby states there is a mix of extrinsic and intrinsic rewards: "mix of four Rs: Responsibilities, Relationships, Rewards, Reasons". Maccoby's paragraph on responsibilities focuses on the intrinsics--"People are motivated when their responsibilities are meaningful and engage their abilities and values." Meaning is something personal, ie intrinsic. He also discussed personal challenges when he said, "Craftsmen are motivated by the challenge to produce high–quality products." I liken this to an artist's aesthetics for creating art.
In his section on "Relationships", I wonder if the quality of a relationship is an extrinsic reward/acknowledgement or intrinsic or a mixture of both.
In the part about "Rewards", he does the most exploration of extrinsic rewards, namely about "pay", but he also states, "However, Jönsson finds that 80–85 percent of people who receive recognition for a job well done are satisfied even if it is not monetary, compared to 45–50 percent of those who are not recognized for their work." Which is along the lines of what I was saying about acknowledgements. They are more highly valued, but still extrinsic.
Finally, in his section "Reasons", Maccoby notes, "Jönsson reports that Chinese workers are especially motivated because they have a sense that they work not only for themselves, but also for their country. They feel proud of being part of a winning team that is building a powerful economy. According to Jönsson, in China more than in the West, workers are interested in and aware of their company’s vision, and they see their own work in this larger context." This again is mixing intrinsics and extrinsics.
Sharrock's comment, May 1, 2014 11:55 AM
If you relate "grades" to pay, it really doesn't matter. Pay only matters when the 4 Rs are inadequate or dissatisfying. Grades are not the problem just as salary is not usually the problem.
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If you relate "grades" to pay, it really doesn't matter. Pay only matters when the 4 Rs are inadequate or dissatisfying. Grades are not the problem just as salary is not usually the problem.
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Public Preschool's Test Case

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When President Obama unveiled plans to vastly expand preschool access in the U.S., he singled out Oklahoma as a model—a state that shows the promise and the challenges of the undertaking. (Best case I've seen for universal pre-K: Oklahoma.
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Ithaca Freeskool offers alternative form of learning - Ithaca College The Ithacan

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Ithaca College The Ithacan Ithaca Freeskool offers alternative form of learning Ithaca College The Ithacan From left, Julianna Almeida holds her 10-month-old son, Zach Jemetz Rachel Woolf From left, Julianna Almeida holds her 10-month-old son, Zach...
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Wish we had some more options in our area.

 

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President Obama hits the mark on early childhood education

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President Obama has taken on the challenge of early childhood education in a realistic and ambitious way, writes David Brooks. Republicans should get on board.

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Can't think of a better investment... here's to reform.
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6 Common Misunderstandings About Assessment Of Learning

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"Over the past two decades there has been a lot written, and much discussion, around the use effective use of assessment in the classroom.

Unfortunately many educators, particularly at the secondary school level, continue to cling tenaciously to “traditional” practices which are, at best ineffective and at worst, counterproductive to the goals of modern education.  Here are six common misconceptions about assessment and evaluation that we could stand to rethink."


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Read the list below and see if you find yourself in one or more of these misunderstandings...and for more information on each click through to the post.

1. Assessment and evaluation are the same. 

2. Most assessment is summative. 

3. Assessment is one way communication, the teacher gives feedback on student work. 

4. Assessment is for grading purposes.

5. Student work should be given a grade or a mark. 

6. If assignments are late, a teacher should deduct points. 

 

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Radio: Teaching Social and Emotional Learning | KQED Forum

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Oakland schools have launched programs to help students manage their emotions, establish positive relationships and resolve conflicts. One of the programs, Roots of Empathy, brings infants and their mothers into school to help students recognize emotions and experience empathy. We discuss the social and emotional learning movement, which aims to teach fundamental life skills in schools, and how it's being used in Oakland.


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Hannah Weaver's curator insight, February 19, 2015 4:16 PM

Schools are finding ways to help children understand their emotional and social learning. Understanding this is key to learning. This idea of learning their emotions starts at a young age.

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Measuremenr/Pre-k Theme Spring

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great spring measuring activity

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5 Best iPad Math Apps for Kids - Learning Tools for Your Kids

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Here are some of the best iPad math apps for kids that make learning math faster and in an entertaining way. Learning math has become fun thanks to these cool entertaining iPad apps.

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This is amazing -... | Facebook

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Annya Miller Photography wrote: This is amazing - babies and toddlers... Join Facebook to connect with Annya Miller Photography and others you may know. (This is amazing - babies and toddlers learning to save themselves if they fall into water.
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Read Across America begins in classrooms - Glendale Star

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Read Across America begins in classrooms
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Other Dr. Seuss characters walked through the hallways of Glendale American School last week as they went from classroom to classroom to read to students.
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Ten reasons the iPad is an awesome tool for classrooms and ...

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Author's statement - "Over the past couple of years, I have had the awesome opportunity as a principal and teacher to be part of a school that adopted iPads on a 1:1 device to student ratio.  I went into the program unsure if iPads would be as effective of a classroom device as traditional laptops, but have become convinced that the iPad offers more for classrooms than traditional desktop or laptop computers."


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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, February 26, 2013 3:35 PM

Ten great reasons that you could use to support the adoption of iPads in your school.

Jocelyn Larkin's comment, February 26, 2013 5:25 PM
Having 1:1 device to student ratio would be ideal for any preschool or grade school, just how financially realistic? My daughter Julia has more apps on the Ipad than I do, a lot of which assisted her in early reading and math skills at two years old.