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My Child's Talk

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Check your 2- or 3-year-old child’s language development using the scientifically-validated Language Use Inventory. (Check your 2- or 3-year-old child's language development using the scientifically-validated Language Use Inventory.
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Why Are Poor Women Having Healthier Babies?

Why Are Poor Women Having Healthier Babies? | Whole Child Development | Scoop.it
A new study shows that the birth weight of infants—an indicator of baby health—born to poor women in the United States has improved since the late ‘80s. As the Washington Post reports, in 1989 one-in-six babies born to poor women were considered underweight (under 5 ½ pounds at birth), compared...
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One Park’s Efforts to Help Autistic Kids and Their Parents

One Park’s Efforts to Help Autistic Kids and Their Parents | Whole Child Development | Scoop.it
Minneapolis–Saint Paul: One of the largest regional parks in the Twin Cities, Three Rivers Park District, has announced a new program to provide devices that will help protect guest who are in danger of wandering.

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Writing to Learn: Deepening Understanding and Improving Retention of Content

Writing to Learn: Deepening Understanding and Improving Retention of Content | Whole Child Development | Scoop.it

Robert Marzano

Educational Leadership

Februrary 2012

 

"Writing to learn focuses on deepening understanding and improving retention of content."

 

Writing Across the Curriculum

 

The concept of writing across the curriculum is commonly credited to James Britton (1970, 1972).

Writing should be integral to instruction in all subject areas. Writing is fundamentally a constructive process of encoding new information. The act of translating experience into a personalized account aids and extends learning. Writing to learn focuses on deepening understanding and improving retention of content. 

The writing activities, typically:

are short informal resemble an advanced form of note taking.

Five Phases for Understanding

Phase 1: Record - Here, students record their understanding of the content.  Phase 2: Compare  - In this phase, students share what they've recorded with a partner, noting what's similar and different between their two recordings.  Phase 3: Revise - This phase occurs right after the comparison phase, although a teacher might assign it as homework instead.  Phase 4: Combine - Here, students combine the products of the R–C–R cycles they've completed and then generate and defend one or more generalizations. Students must support their generalizations using specific evidence.  Phase 5: Review - This last phase always occurs before an assessment, although a teacher could request it at any time. 

 

Defined Instructional Practices Build Collective Capacity


The Common Core State Standards make school wide literacy a must do. School leaders are faced with the challenge of increasing the capacity of their entire instructional staff within a brief period of time. In order to raise the collective capacity of teachers, school must employ a locally agreed upon set of defined instructional practices in which all teachers engage in every classroom every day. Defined practices build collective capacity!


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Common Genetic Variants & Autism Risk

Common Genetic Variants & Autism Risk | Whole Child Development | Scoop.it
A letter was published this month in Nature Genetics by Gaugier et al. which has received notable attention. While many of us may be familiar with rare variants of genes that show strong associatio...
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Promoting Student Metacognition

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Metacognition | Center for Teaching | Vanderbilt University

Metacognition | Center for Teaching | Vanderbilt University | Whole Child Development | Scoop.it
Metacognition is, put simply, thinking about one’s thinking.  More precisely, it refers to the processes used to plan, monitor, and assess one’s understanding and performance. Metacognition includes a critical awareness of a) one’s thinking and learning and b) oneself as a thinker and learner.
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The Empathy Way: #1 Why Empathy? Anne Paris

For teachers and parents, and anyone who wants to improve their relationships. Anne Paris, PhD explains why empathy is important in your classroom .


The Empathy Way: #1 Why Empathy?

The Empathy Way: #2 Nuts and bolts of empathy

The Empathy Way: #3 When empathy is hard

The Empathy Way: #4 Tips for Creating Empathic Connections

The Empathy Way: #5 Setting limits and dealing with bad behavior


Culture of Empathy Builder Anne Paris
http://cultureofempathy.com/References/Experts/others/Anne-Paris.htm

 


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Researchers explore early warning sign for babies at risk of autism

Researchers explore early warning sign for babies at risk of autism | Whole Child Development | Scoop.it
Some babies are at risk for autism because they have an older sibling that has the disorder.
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Pacifier Use Can Lead To Emotional Problems In Boys

Pacifier Use Can Lead To Emotional Problems In Boys | Whole Child Development | Scoop.it
The emotional development of baby boys may be damaged if they use pacifiers, because using these common objects actually stops babies from experimenting with facial expressions when they are...

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200 people to take part in 24 hour video gameathon for Asperger's - Autism Daily Newscast

200 people to take part in 24 hour video gameathon for Asperger's - Autism Daily Newscast | Whole Child Development | Scoop.it
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200 people to take part in 24 hour video gameathon for Asperger's
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Redditch, UK – A total of 2oo people will be taking part in a 24 hour video gameathon.

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Childhood stress can reconfigure biology, UW-Madison research says : Wsj

Childhood stress can reconfigure biology, UW-Madison research says : Wsj | Whole Child Development | Scoop.it
Abused children tend to develop lifelong emotional and physical problems, and now UW-Madison scientists may have found a biological reason: Maltreatment appears to turn off a gene that regulates stress.
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Positive Intent and Empathy in Guiding Young Children – TRAINING INFORMATION

Positive Intent and Empathy in Guiding Young Children – TRAINING INFORMATION | Whole Child Development | Scoop.it

Examine how empathy wires the brain for self-regulation, allowing children to access higher cognitive processes.


Examine strategies for teaching empathy and positive thinking when reacting to children’s behaviors.


Apply a variety of approaches, words, and activities to encourage positive self-image and development of empathy.


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Stronger early reading skills predict higher intelligence later

Stronger early reading skills predict higher intelligence later | Whole Child Development | Scoop.it
A new study of identical twins has found that early reading skill might positively affect later intellectual abilities.
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Summer Camp for Kids with ASD Hoping to Expand – Inspiring Video

Summer Camp for Kids with ASD Hoping to Expand – Inspiring Video | Whole Child Development | Scoop.it
Halifax, Nova Scotia – A summer camp for children with autism requires more funding in order to accommodate the growing number of parents on its waiting list hoping to obtain their services.

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The girls' construction toy taking America by storm - Telegraph

The girls' construction toy taking America by storm - Telegraph | Whole Child Development | Scoop.it
GoldieBlox founder Debbie Sterling is trying to quash gender norms

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How Do I Know If My Child's Being Sexually Abused?

How Do I Know If My Child's Being Sexually Abused? | Whole Child Development | Scoop.it
Find out the signs that your child might have been sexually abused and how to prevent it from happening in the first place.

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malek's curator insight, July 27, 4:26 PM

I'm sure you all know what's sexual abuse?

Sexual abuse refers to any action that pressures or coerces someone to do something sexually they don't want to do.

Great, time to know 

  • What is considered sexual abuse?
  • What are some concerning signs that my child may have been abused?


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Bullying Prevention - Patheos

Bullying Prevention - Patheos | Whole Child Development | Scoop.it
I'd been told that schools were being more proactive about dealing with bullying these days, but it's nice to already see a confirmation. I'm glad that Sally will be attending public school (starting this fall) at a time when bulling is ...
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Deep Learning vs. Surface Learning: Getting Students to Understand the Difference

Sometimes our understanding of deep learning isn’t all that deep. Typically, it’s defined by what it is not. It’s not memorizing only to forget and it’s not reciting or regurgitating what really isn’t understood and can’t be applied. The essence of deep learning is understanding—true knowing. That’s a good start but it doesn’t do much to help students see the difference between deep and surface learning or to help persuade them that one is preferable to the other.
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Three Good Resources On Metacognition

Three Good Resources On Metacognition | Whole Child Development | Scoop.it
Here are three new additions to The Best Posts On Metacognition: Metacognition is from The Center For Teaching. Promoting Student Metacognition is a very nice chart of questions students can ask th...
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The Educator and the Growth Mindset

The Educator and the Growth Mindset | Whole Child Development | Scoop.it
I am facilitating an in-service on Growth Mindsets for Educators.  I created an infographic, Thinglink, and Slide Presentation of resources that I am sharing below: Thinglink that contains links to...

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, July 26, 11:08 PM

Do you teach your students about growth mindset? Is this a topic of discussion with other staff in your school? Jackie Gerstein has shared three excellent resources in this post that focuses on growth mindset.

She has created an infographic (image above) that looks at fixed mindset and growth mindset, showing how a student may identify based on their mindset.

The next step was putting the infographic into ThingLink and creating links to over 15 resources. Here is the link: ThingLink version of the infographic.

There is also a slideshow that provides additional resources (although some may be repeated in the ThingLink). The slideshow is split into four sections:

* Mindsets

* Historical Background

* The Educator with a Growth Mindset

* Teaching the Growth Mindset to your Learners

Since this post is based on a workshop she provided it is a great resource to share with teachers at your school (or other teachers whom you know). Make sure to check out the resources for students. You may find yourself creating a poster to help your students learn more about growth mindset.

Nancy J. Herr's curator insight, Today, 4:10 PM

Another nice infographic on mindset

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Inspirational boy, 8, carries disabled younger brother through gruelling triathlon

Inspirational boy, 8, carries disabled younger brother through gruelling triathlon | Whole Child Development | Scoop.it
Little Lucas Aldrich, 6, is unable to walk, talk or eat by himself, but he completed a triathlon thanks to the strength and love of his big brother, Noah

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Unpacking the Science: How Playing Music Changes the Learning Brain

Unpacking the Science: How Playing Music Changes the Learning Brain | Whole Child Development | Scoop.it
Researchers in the fairly new field of music neuroscience are finding that kids who learn to play a musical instrument also develop important skills related to literacy, math and mental focus.

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Rhana Pytell's curator insight, July 25, 7:11 PM

Practicing a skill or an artform longterm maybe at the heart of happiness and success.

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The impact of music and cognitive ability

Karolyn van Putten's curator insight, July 26, 11:50 AM

Although there isn't much research yet, what exists has been steadily increasing since 2000.  Time to pay attention...

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What Happens When School Design Looks Like Game Design

What Happens When School Design Looks Like Game Design | Whole Child Development | Scoop.it

At the Quest To Learn School, curriculum experts and game designers work together to reimagine what school might look like if it drew its inspiration from video games.


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Don't forget non - linear thinkers!
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My son has been suspended five times. He’s 3.

My son has been suspended five times. He’s 3. | Whole Child Development | Scoop.it


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As we talked, I admitted that JJ had been suspended three times. All of the mothers were shocked at the news.


“JJ?” one mother asked.


“My son threw something at a kid on purpose and the kid had to be rushed to the hospital,” another parent said. “All I got was a phone call.”


One after another, white mothers confessed the trouble their children had gotten into. Some of the behavior was similar to JJ’s; some was much worse.


Most startling: None of their children had been suspended.


Tunette Powell’s 3-year-old son, Joah, has been suspended from school five times. (Tunette Powell)


After that party, I read a study reflecting everything I was living.

Black children represent 18 percent of preschool enrollment but make up 48 percent of preschool children receiving more than one out-of-school suspension, according to the study released by the  Education Department’s Office for Civil Rights in March.


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implicit bias


racial discrimination


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Why Do Americans Stink at Math?

Why Do Americans Stink at Math? | Whole Child Development | Scoop.it
The Common Core should finally improve math education. The problem is that no one has taught the teachers how to teach it.
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