Education, Curiosity, and Happiness
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What roles can curiosity and happiness play in learning?
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A powerful convergence: Community schools and early childhood education 

A powerful convergence: Community schools and early childhood education  | Education, Curiosity, and Happiness | Scoop.it
The most successful elementary schools partner with community organizations to support young children and their families beginning in early childhood.
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Schools should be part of the community rather than outside of the community. John Dewey contended to live in community is to communicate what we have in common. This cannot be done with large schools that warehouse humans.
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What a 4-year old taught me about communication. – The Mission – Medium

What a 4-year old taught me about communication. – The Mission – Medium | Education, Curiosity, and Happiness | Scoop.it
A few years ago, our 4-year old daughter came to me with a question that her teenage sister couldn’t answer. I don’t remember the question, but I remember taking my responsibility to answer it very…
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Although the article is about marketing, it provides insight into school and teaching. The point about empty platitudes is a key insight.

In schools, we have many platitudes. I listened to comments like it is all about the kids. What does that mean?
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Cultivating Communication in the Classroom

Cultivating Communication in the Classroom | Education, Curiosity, and Happiness | Scoop.it
Lisa Johnson, author of Cultivating Communication in the Classroom, shares how to foster positive interactions in and out of school in this interview.

Via Mark E. Deschaine, PhD, Stephania Savva, Ph.D
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Communicating with each other is about sharing and forming community. It is learning about the other person, what makes them like us and different.
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Bringing Soft Skills to the Forefront: How Higher Ed (and Continuing Ed) Must Adapt

Bringing Soft Skills to the Forefront: How Higher Ed (and Continuing Ed) Must Adapt | Education, Curiosity, and Happiness | Scoop.it

Via Martin Debattista
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These soft skills, communciation, cooperating, critical thinking, and creativity, should be taught and learned from the earliest ages in our schools.
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In Short: School Culture – The Synapse – Medium

In Short: School Culture – The Synapse – Medium | Education, Curiosity, and Happiness | Scoop.it
The email request and ambition were sincere. But. Then. “In Short: School Culture” is published by Mike Crowley in The Synapse
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This is a short and very powerful piece. There is no formula to forming school culture. It takes time, patience, communication, etc.
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