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Using controversy as a teaching tool: An interview with Diana Hess 

Using controversy as a teaching tool: An interview with Diana Hess  | Education, Curiosity, and Happiness | Scoop.it
Teaching students how to engage in civil discussions about important issues is even more essential in an environment as polarized and politicized as America is today. 

 By Joan Richardson 

Kappan: You started your career as a high school social studies teacher in Downers Grove, Ill., which is in
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There has not been a time when controversy has not been essential to teaching. It is cross-curricular in many ways i.e. evolution in Science, politics and social justice in Social Studies, and the writing of people such as Langston Hughes in English.

Today, it involves the deluge of information and trying to understand what is fact-based rather than ideology. Teachers and students become critical theorists in this learning.
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What Is Intrinsic Motivation?

What Is Intrinsic Motivation? | Education, Curiosity, and Happiness | Scoop.it
Why do you do the things you do? If you are doing them for some internal reason, then psychologists would describe you as intrinsically motivated.

 

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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Intrinsic+Motivation

 

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Finding the right balance between intrinsic and extrinsic motivation is important for each person. Not everyone needs the same amount. What does that mean for teachers?
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Gust MEES's curator insight, April 12, 2016 9:49 AM
Why do you do the things you do? If you are doing them for some internal reason, then psychologists would describe you as intrinsically motivated.

 

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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Intrinsic+Motivation

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching?tag=Engage-ME%21

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching?tag=Motivation

 

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Infographic: The Top Habits Of Healthy, Happy, Productive People

Infographic: The Top Habits Of Healthy, Happy, Productive People | Education, Curiosity, and Happiness | Scoop.it

View the infographic below for more habits that you can consider emulating for a possibly happier and healthier lifestyle. 


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Laughing, listening, and giving back. Those defy the material world we live in and promote. @ivon_ehd1
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Gust, can you post a link to the Luxumburg TV Ebola Info. thanks
Vicente Fazio's curator insight, November 11, 2014 9:18 AM

this is a general view of the main habits that a normal person has to have to make good social connections and improve his personal skills

David Baker's curator insight, November 11, 2014 11:25 AM

I like this Infographic to share with teachers at seminar to begin a November conversation about "how are you caring for yourself and setting up a positive lifestyle as a young teacher?"

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Raising a Moral Child

Raising a Moral Child | Education, Curiosity, and Happiness | Scoop.it
The tactics are different from those used for encouraging achievement.

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This is hard to research, but a tentative conclusion would be to praise the character revealed rather than the actions. I think it is important to know the child and situations, but it makes a certain amount of sense.

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Deanya Lattimore Schempp's curator insight, April 14, 2014 6:23 PM

Great linked-out presentation of research studies by NYT Sunday Review columnist Adam Grant.

Is this the model of research essay that we will be teaching in class after two more MLA updates?  ;-)

Ofelia Rita Casillas's curator insight, April 15, 2014 4:02 PM

Children imitate what you do,not what you preach!

Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, August 20, 2014 5:35 PM
The research cited can carry over into School, as well. Raising children is about the effort of the village. @ivon_ehd1
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Carol Dweck Explains The “False” Growth Mindset That Worries Her | #LEARNing2LEARN #ModernEDU 

Carol Dweck Explains The “False” Growth Mindset That Worries Her | #LEARNing2LEARN #ModernEDU  | Education, Curiosity, and Happiness | Scoop.it
False growth mindset is saying you have growth mindset when you don’t really have it or you don’t really understand [what it is]. It’s also false in the sense that nobody has a growth mindset in everything all the time. Everyone is a mixture of fixed and growth mindsets. You could have a predominant growth mindset in an area but there can still be things that trigger you into a fixed mindset trait.

 

Something really challenging and outside your comfort zone can trigger it, or, if you encounter someone who is much better than you at something you pride yourself on, you can think “Oh, that person has ability, not me.” So I think we all, students and adults, have to look for our fixed-mindset triggers and understand when we are falling into that mindset.

I think a lot of what happened [with false growth mindset among educators] is that instead of taking this long and difficult journey, where you work on understanding your triggers, working with them, and over time being able to stay in a growth mindset more and more, many educators just said, “Oh yeah, I have a growth mindset” because either they know it’s the right mindset to have or they understood it in a way that made it seem easy.

 

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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Growth+Mindset

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2016/11/14/pssst-the-most-important-in-education-understanding/

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2016/11/01/getting-ready-for-modern-education-first-try-to-understand-what-it-is/

 

 


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Gust MEES's curator insight, December 16, 2016 3:38 PM
False growth mindset is saying you have growth mindset when you don’t really have it or you don’t really understand [what it is]. It’s also false in the sense that nobody has a growth mindset in everything all the time. Everyone is a mixture of fixed and growth mindsets. You could have a predominant growth mindset in an area but there can still be things that trigger you into a fixed mindset trait.

 

Something really challenging and outside your comfort zone can trigger it, or, if you encounter someone who is much better than you at something you pride yourself on, you can think “Oh, that person has ability, not me.” So I think we all, students and adults, have to look for our fixed-mindset triggers and understand when we are falling into that mindset.

I think a lot of what happened [with false growth mindset among educators] is that instead of taking this long and difficult journey, where you work on understanding your triggers, working with them, and over time being able to stay in a growth mindset more and more, many educators just said, “Oh yeah, I have a growth mindset” because either they know it’s the right mindset to have or they understood it in a way that made it seem easy.

 

Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Growth+Mindset

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2016/11/14/pssst-the-most-important-in-education-understanding/

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2016/11/01/getting-ready-for-modern-education-first-try-to-understand-what-it-is/

 

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Exploring the Idea of ‘Happiness’ As Part of School Work

Exploring the Idea of ‘Happiness’ As Part of School Work | Education, Curiosity, and Happiness | Scoop.it
Two schools are approaching a project about their own happiness in very different ways based on the context of their schools and lives.

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We should talk about being happy, and, more importantly, we should express our happiness through our interests as teachers and people. It signals to others, including students, how we are who we are.

 

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How to take criticism well

How to take criticism well | Education, Curiosity, and Happiness | 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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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Criticism

 


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94% of human resources people might say they prefer positive feedback, but that does not explain when they escort an employee of site. I find it useful to ask for examples. I once had a School manager suggest I was being unprofessional, but, when I asked for an example, he had none.

 

Feedback and criticism are necessary for growth. The relationship we have with employees and students is important in providing feedback and criticism. I eliminated giving marks on many activities and used rubrics as a way to guide learning. These were well explained to the students and became useful in student learning.

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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.