Education, Curiosity, and Happiness
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Education, Curiosity, and Happiness
What roles can curiosity and happiness play in learning?
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The Engaged Classroom: Current State

The Engaged Classroom:  Current State | Education, Curiosity, and Happiness | Scoop.it
The data we have about trends in student engagement are worrisome. A 2015 Gallup poll of more than 800,000 students nationwide in grades 5 through 12 found that, while 50% of all the students polled reported feeling engaged at school, fully 29% of students overall reported not feeling engaged, and an alarming 21% reported feeling actively…

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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's insight:
It is not the classroom that is engaged. It is the people, teachers and students, gathered together. John Dewey contended a good teacher created an inviting space to have conversations about what is being learned. Think of curriculum as a complicated and fluid conversation and not a set of fixed outcomes.
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Mary Perfitt-Nelson's curator insight, October 7, 2016 8:19 PM

What do we know about student engagement, nationally?  What can we do to impact it as educators?  

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Building Your Classroom Community

Create a tolerant and respectful environment that prevents bullying and other negative behaviors.

Via Mary Perfitt-Nelson
Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's insight:
Community forms rather than is built. We build towns, cities, teams, etc. Community forms. What we have to be aware of and mindful of is the way we talk to each other and how we listen to each other. Respect for the other and being responsible for our actions becomes important. When children/students see and hear bullying that goes unaddressed, they copy the actions rather than the words.
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Mary Perfitt-Nelson's curator insight, April 20, 2016 12:59 PM

Classrooms are social environments.  Here are some specific ways you can create a culture where everyone wins!