Educating for Empathy and Emotional Well-Being
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The many emotional issues that effect the education and well being of our students.
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10 Smart Study Tactics That Support How The Brain Actually Works

10 Smart Study Tactics That Support How The Brain Actually Works | Educating for Empathy and Emotional Well-Being | Scoop.it

Here's the problem with what I'm about to tell you: these tactics may may be news to you, but in psychology circles most of them have been around for decades."


Via Beth Dichter
Nancy Jones's insight:

Some good reminders and a great question. Who teaches the kids how to make the optimum use of this information?

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, March 22, 2015 11:25 AM

Do our learners know how to study? Perhaps a better question is do we understand the research that shows successful ways to study have been known for decades, but our current learning environment is not necessarily conducive to these learning habits. T

This post shares ten strategies for studying, as well as providing links to additional resources. It ends with a short discussion on why we may not be seeing these strategies used.
Four strategies are listed below. Click through to the post for additional information.

* Study to learn, not to "know." Knowing means we may know an answer, but not truly understand what is being discussed.

* Imagine you'll be teaching someone else. Research is showing that the expectation that you will need to teach material to others tends to use more effective learning strategies.

* Separate process from progress. Does learning end? Do we make progress but continue in the process?

* Space out your study sessions over time. Brain research shows that cramming is not effective.

There are many insights in this post that you may want to share with your students and colleagues.

Nancy Jones's curator insight, March 23, 2015 1:37 PM

Who is teaching this to our students?  I think that is the question. some great tips and throughtful explanations as well.

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Teenage Brains Are Malleable And Vulnerable, Researchers Say : NPR

Teenage Brains Are Malleable And Vulnerable, Researchers Say : NPR | Educating for Empathy and Emotional Well-Being | Scoop.it
New research presented at the Society for Neuroscience meeting suggests that teens are not necessarily wired to be impulsive. Researchers are also learning more about why it's important to treat problems like depression in teens early.

According to this post "The teen brain isn't broken," says Jay Giedd, a child psychiatry researcher at the National Institute of Mental Health. He says the rapid changes occurring in the brains of teenagers make these years "a time of enormous opportunity."

A new perspective on the adolescent brain...click through to read the complete post.


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