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Working Towards Putting an End to Bullying

Working Towards Putting an End to Bullying | Whole Child Development | Scoop.it
Bullying among children and teens has been a prominent issue in schools and neighborhoods for decades but not fully understood or... (Declining grades in school could be a sign that your child is being bullied.
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When the Caregivers Need Healing

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“Just six weeks of training in simple techniques led to significant reductions in stress, depression and anxiety among the parents of children with developmental disabilities.”


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Why People With Autism Shouldn't Be Labelled 'Different'

Why People With Autism Shouldn't Be Labelled 'Different' | Whole Child Development | Scoop.it
There are the horrific stories of parents who have harmed their autistic children for reasons beyond my comprehension. We as a society must learn to respect and accept differences. There is no dignity in dehumanizing autistic people by stigmatization and inaccurate assumptions.

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Autism Daily Newscast's curator insight, Today, 2:35 AM

Another great article from our friend Linda. Why isn't she writing more for us? :-)

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Review of measuring the impacts of teachers

Review of measuring the impacts of teachers | Whole Child Development | Scoop.it

"Can the quality of teachers be measured the way that a person’s weight or height is measured? ..."

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Babies are getting brain bleeds—are vaccine fears to blame?

Babies are getting brain bleeds—are vaccine fears to blame? | Whole Child Development | Scoop.it
Some parents are refusing vitamin K injections for their newborns. The consequences can be devastating.
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Teen vaccinations up but HPV coverage remains low overall

Teen vaccinations up but HPV coverage remains low overall | Whole Child Development | Scoop.it
(HealthDay)—From 2012 to 2013, coverage for adolescents aged 13 to 17 years increased for all routinely recommended vaccinations.
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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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How Teens Are Really Using Social Media - Edudemic

How Teens Are Really Using Social Media - Edudemic | Whole Child Development | Scoop.it
A lot of kids are using social media these days, and even if that isn’t surprising to you, it may be surprising to you just how many of them are using it and just how much. Leveraging these popular social media tools in the classroom is a no-brainer: everything from Twitter and Facebook all the …

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5 Leadership Questions From a 14 Year Old Boy

5 Leadership Questions From a 14 Year Old Boy | Whole Child Development | Scoop.it
There is nothing more pure than insight from a kid. They are not too jaded, do not have concrete established habits, and tend to bust through the garble that most adults get stuck in trying to make

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AlGonzalezinfo's curator insight, Today, 5:20 AM

Great post here via Debbie Dickerson @trifecta_coach.  


I do leadership development sessions in schools/colleges from the 5th grade through college and the lessons never stop.  



One that I would like to focus on this comment goes to Debbie's son question #2:


Can leaders be followers?  


When I work with students of all ages it is clear how the ones that follow the teacher's requests are Modeling the Way for others.  Those who don't model the way interrupt and prevent the rest from moving forward.


 This is one of the main connections I make to the work place.  Which question (s) resonate (s) with you?



https://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20140728152458-136958930-5-leadership-questions-from-a-14-year-old-boy


donhornsby's curator insight, Today, 5:31 AM

What is a leader without any followers?

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The Neuroscience Behind Stress and Learning

The Neuroscience Behind Stress and Learning | Whole Child Development | Scoop.it
Neuroimaging and EEG studies provide a scientific basis for the sometimes controversial belief that children become better learners when they actually enjoy learning.

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Improve student outcomes by bringing joy to your classroom

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Preemies may have higher risk of blood clots, even as adults

Preemies may have higher risk of blood clots, even as adults | Whole Child Development | Scoop.it
(HealthDay)—Babies born prematurely appear to have a slightly increased risk of potentially fatal blood clots that they will carry into adulthood, Swedish researchers report.
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This Danish School Teaches Through LARPing... And It Works

This Danish School Teaches Through LARPing... And It Works | Whole Child Development | Scoop.it
While America keeps trying to devise a more standard standardized test system, the Osterskov Efterskole in Hobro, Denmark, is busy using live-action role-playing to teach its students while they're having fun.
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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, 1:26 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, 8:08 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, July 28, 1:10 PM

Another nice infographic on mindset

David Baker's curator insight, Today, 2:32 PM

This will be a valuable tool to share in seminar with my new teachers as we look at their students and how the teacher views their classroom.