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The Science of Empathy

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1. COGNITIVE
The ability to know how the other person feels and what they might be thinking. This kind of empathy is also known as “perspective-taking.”

Pros: Helpful when making negotiations or when trying to motivate people. Managers who are good at perspective-taking can move workers to give their best efforts.

Cons: Can be clinical and detached; people can use it to their advantage without really caring for the other person. Narcissists and sociopaths use it to actually hurt others.

2. EMOTIONAL (OR AFFECTIVE)
The ability to physically feel what others feel, as though their emotions were contagious. Uses brain cells called mirror neurons, which create an “echo” of another’s emotions inside our own minds.

Pros: Attunes us to another person’s inner emotional world, a plus for a wide range of professions, from sales to nursing—not to mention for any parent or lover.

Cons: An inability to manage one’s own distressing emotions can lead to paralysis and psychological exhaustion—a liability for first responders and medical professionals, who need the ability to “detach,” so they can work professionally and objectively.

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Authentic Resources,Lesson Plans Support Learning in Diverse Topics via The Smithsonian Institute (via tech learning)

Authentic Resources,Lesson Plans Support Learning in Diverse Topics via The Smithsonian Institute (via tech learning) | Writing | Scoop.it
Smithsonian Education StudentsKid-friendly access to museum resources on wide range of topicsPros: The wide range of resources empowers kids to make sense of

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Some New Interesting Updates to Google Classroom

Some New Interesting Updates to Google Classroom | Writing | Scoop.it

July 3, 2015
Google Classroom has recently released a bunch of new updates. Most important of which is Classroom share button that will enable students and teachers to ‘seamlessly assign or turn-in links, videos, and images.


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Becky Roehrs's curator insight, July 3, 2015 6:00 PM

sounds like nice changes..

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by Rich Becker: Five Popular Content Writing Tips That Are Dead Wrong

by Rich Becker: Five Popular Content Writing Tips That Are Dead Wrong | Writing | Scoop.it

With the proliferation of technology, some people assume that writing proficiency is increasing and not diminishing. This isn't the case. One recent OECD study shows that despite having higher than average educational attainment, adults in the United States are below average in basic literacy.

How low? The United States ranked 16th out of 23 countries in literacy proficiency, with one in six adults scoring below level 2 (illiterate) on the literacy scale. Perhaps more troubling, college graduates demonstrate comparatively miserable scores. This means that degrees are beginning to create a meaningless expectation that graduates possess basic skill sets....


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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, June 2, 2014 11:00 PM

Time to explode these writing myths says Rixh Becker.

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What is Differentiated Instruction - Wiki


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Ana Cristina Pratas's curator insight, January 3, 2014 10:04 AM

"Differentiated instruction implies a purposeful process for adapting the teaching and learning processes of the classroom to accommodate the needs of all learners" (Murray & Jorgenson, 2007, p. 1).

 

 

 

Carol Ann Tomlinson summarizes that "a differentiated classroom provides different avenues to acquiring content, to processing or making sense of ideas, and to developing products so that each student can learn effectively" (Tomlinson, 2001, p. 1). 

 

 

 

When a teacher tries to teach something to the entire class at the same time, “chances are, one-third of the kids already know it; one-third will get it; and the remaining third won’t.  So two-thirds of the children are wasting their time.”  - Lilian Katz

 

Paul McKillop's curator insight, January 4, 2014 2:48 AM

Great article that clears up misconceptions.

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46 Amazing Social Media Facts in 2013

46 Amazing Social Media Facts in 2013 | Writing | Scoop.it
Social media in the  beginning was viewed as something teenagers did. After school they rushed to their rooms started up the computer and logged into Myspace. Remember that social network?

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Back to School with Google Docs: Support Research/Writing/ Collaboration

Back to School with Google Docs: Support Research/Writing/ Collaboration | Writing | Scoop.it

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, August 19, 2013 6:24 AM

Are you using Google Docs? This post explores many of the options available to you in Google Docs including:

* Google Docs for Research - Look under Tools to access Research. As well as allowing you to research within Google Docs this tool streamlines " the process of creating hyperlinks and appropriately formatting citations."

* Google Docs for Collaborative Writing - Some of the features of this tool include sharing and commenting, built-in dictionary, smart spell check and grammar check, one click footnotes and citations, Easy Bib connection and revision history.

The Common Core stresses the need for students to collaborate. Google Docs may assist your students in the process. The post also contains quite a few screenshots.

BI Media Specialists's curator insight, August 19, 2013 3:10 PM

Looks like an easy and interesting way to promote good research skills in the classroom!

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School Tool: Grammarly Aims to Bolster Writing Skills, Eliminate Plagiarism

School Tool: Grammarly Aims to Bolster Writing Skills, Eliminate Plagiarism | Writing | Scoop.it
$$$ GRAMMARLY is an online proofreader, grammar assistant and plagiarism checker.

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It's Time To Commit to Digital Citizenship!

It's Time To Commit to Digital Citizenship! | Writing | Scoop.it

"In an era of fake news and increasingly bitter political polarization, it’s time for teachers to move beyond online safety and teach students how to use technology to make their world and communities better. Share how you will commit to digital citizenship using #digcitcommit."


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It’s Time for Grown-Ups to Grow Up | #Character #Moral #ETHICS

It’s Time for Grown-Ups to Grow Up | #Character #Moral #ETHICS | Writing | Scoop.it

Kids do crazy things, but we expect more from grown-ups, don’t we? Unfortunately, that’s not always the case. Folks scream obscenities at ballgames, bully people on social media, and treat others with total disrespect. If you think this behavior is rude, insensitive, and tasteless, you’re right. But why is it so prevalent? The truth is, some people behave this way for personal gain; some folks don’t know better; and others know they’ll get away with it — because they have in the past. Some grown-ups never grow up.

While some indiscretions were once considered outlandish, we’ve become desensitized to these actions. It’s troubling that some of this behavior could have been avoided, but too many of us didn’t speak up. Instead, we closed our eyes to the poor behavior and waited for others to make the first move. The consequence is that wrongs committed by enough people become the norm over time. We have no one to blame except ourselves.

As leaders, role models, and parents, we must utilize every opportunity to reinforce the values that we hold dear.

What Values Do You Cherish?
Are polite manners a thing of the past? Should people honor their word? Is it Pollyanna to expect people to do what’s right? I think not! But if we don’t promote good values, don’t be surprised when bad ones become the norm. “How do we improve the situation?” you ask.

First, we must modify our criterion of excellence. It’s not what you have but who you are that counts. Moral character matters!

 

Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:

 

https://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?&tag=Frank+SONNENBERG

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 


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Gust MEES's curator insight, July 18, 4:15 PM

Kids do crazy things, but we expect more from grown-ups, don’t we? Unfortunately, that’s not always the case. Folks scream obscenities at ballgames, bully people on social media, and treat others with total disrespect. If you think this behavior is rude, insensitive, and tasteless, you’re right. But why is it so prevalent? The truth is, some people behave this way for personal gain; some folks don’t know better; and others know they’ll get away with it — because they have in the past. Some grown-ups never grow up.

While some indiscretions were once considered outlandish, we’ve become desensitized to these actions. It’s troubling that some of this behavior could have been avoided, but too many of us didn’t speak up. Instead, we closed our eyes to the poor behavior and waited for others to make the first move. The consequence is that wrongs committed by enough people become the norm over time. We have no one to blame except ourselves.

As leaders, role models, and parents, we must utilize every opportunity to reinforce the values that we hold dear.

What Values Do You Cherish?
Are polite manners a thing of the past? Should people honor their word? Is it Pollyanna to expect people to do what’s right? I think not! But if we don’t promote good values, don’t be surprised when bad ones become the norm. “How do we improve the situation?” you ask.

First, we must modify our criterion of excellence. It’s not what you have but who you are that counts. Moral character matters!

 

Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:

 

https://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?&tag=Frank+SONNENBERG

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

htigrett's curator insight, July 18, 6:56 PM

Kids do crazy things, but we expect more from grown-ups, don’t we? Unfortunately, that’s not always the case. Folks scream obscenities at ballgames, bully people on social media, and treat others with total disrespect. If you think this behavior is rude, insensitive, and tasteless, you’re right. But why is it so prevalent? The truth is, some people behave this way for personal gain; some folks don’t know better; and others know they’ll get away with it — because they have in the past. Some grown-ups never grow up.

While some indiscretions were once considered outlandish, we’ve become desensitized to these actions. It’s troubling that some of this behavior could have been avoided, but too many of us didn’t speak up. Instead, we closed our eyes to the poor behavior and waited for others to make the first move. The consequence is that wrongs committed by enough people become the norm over time. We have no one to blame except ourselves.

As leaders, role models, and parents, we must utilize every opportunity to reinforce the values that we hold dear.

What Values Do You Cherish?
Are polite manners a thing of the past? Should people honor their word? Is it Pollyanna to expect people to do what’s right? I think not! But if we don’t promote good values, don’t be surprised when bad ones become the norm. “How do we improve the situation?” you ask.

First, we must modify our criterion of excellence. It’s not what you have but who you are that counts. Moral character matters!

 

Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:

 

https://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?&tag=Frank+SONNENBERG

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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35 More Things You Can Do With Google Classroom

35 More Things You Can Do With Google Classroom | Writing | Scoop.it
Back when I had only had a list of 35 ways to use Google Classroom I submitted a poster session proposal to ISTE. Since then the list has grown and you can now purchase "50 Things You Can Do With G...

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35 More Things You Can Do With Google Classroom
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Best Practices by Teachers for the Flipped Classroom

Best Practices by Teachers for the Flipped Classroom | Writing | Scoop.it
List of some of the best practices by teachers for the Flipped Classroom.

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Tammy Morley's curator insight, January 9, 2014 1:32 AM

Love the idea of flipped learning - so much potential.

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, January 20, 2014 12:25 PM

The Flipped Classroom approach is been widely implemented in schools and colleges around the world. It is even considered as one of the greatest achievements of 21st century education.

The concept behind it is to reverse the traditional classroom practices with the aid of technology. Students access the already prepared lecture materials at home, in advance of the class and in the class they engage in structured class activities to work through problems with their teachers’ help, further their knowledge and learn through collaboration with fellow students. For the Flipped model to be successful, teachers before its implementation need to assess whether it is appropriate for their curriculum and students. They need to see if their students will be receptive to the new learning environment and upon implementation and use, teachers should employ effective practices to keep the model functioning successfully.

Sharla Shults's curator insight, January 28, 2014 9:20 PM

Flipped classroom is a classroom in which students view the lecture components of the class at home, then work with the teacher in class on projects and what previously would have been called homework.


What a flipped classroom model does?
• Students watch lectures at home at their own pace, communicating with peers and teaching via online discussions.
• Concept engagement takes place in the classroom with the help of the instructor.

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"Readability measures do a great job of predicting reading comprehension, but they provide lousy writing guidance."

"Readability measures do a great job of predicting reading comprehension, but they provide lousy writing guidance." | Writing | Scoop.it

By Tim Shanahan

 

Everyone knows Grapes of Wrath is harder to read than predicted. But for every book with a hinky readability score many others are placed just right. These formulas certainly are not perfect, but they are easy to use and they make more accurate guesses than we can without them. 


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FREE & ONLINE — School Report Writing Comments Bank — saves teachers hours.

FREE & ONLINE — School Report Writing Comments Bank — saves teachers hours. | Writing | Scoop.it
FREE school report card comments and popular web-based report writer. 1-click thesaurus. Great for assessment feedback too.

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Writing & Storytelling / Elementary School - appoLearning

Writing & Storytelling / Elementary School - appoLearning | Writing | Scoop.it

"Every great story has a beginning, middle, and end. While the iPad has the potential to transform how elementary students learn to write, the vast majority of storytelling apps available today are just scratching the surface."


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Missouri Western Hosts High School Writing Workshop - stjoechannel.com

Missouri Western Hosts High School Writing Workshop - stjoechannel.com | Writing | Scoop.it
stjoechannel.com Missouri Western Hosts High School Writing Workshop stjoechannel.com "They're the ones who love writing; they take creative writing class," said Mark Henderson from Prairie Lands Writing Project, organizer of the event and an...
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