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Creating is not just a 'nice' activity; it transforms, connects and empowers. The Elephant In The (Staff) Room - Why We Need To Talk About Teacher Wellbeing. It is impossible to support the social and emotional health of young people, if we as teachers do not attend to our own emotional health.

The Elephant In The (Staff) Room - Why We Need To Talk About Teacher Wellbeing

Anyone who has worked in schools or who knows a teacher will be aware that they are often stressed, tired, and running on empty until the next school holiday arrives. Reports suggest that high workloads, increased monitoring and accountability, challenging pupil behaviour or emotional difficulties, ongoing policy changes and toxic school cultures are among the many factors that contribute to poor teacher wellbeing. It is increasingly pressing that teacher wellbeing should be viewed as a serious concern.

Worrying figures show teachers are reporting poor physical and mental health as a result of their work, and of course this all has an impact on absence rates, motivation, and staff retention, both for individual schools and for the whole profession. Listen. Using The QFT To Drive Inquiry In Project-Based Learning - TeachThought PD. Using The QFT To Drive Inquiry In Project-Based Learning.

Using The QFT To Drive Inquiry In Project-Based Learning - TeachThought PD

The jobs of the future – and two skills you need to get them. The future of work is a key topic at this year's World Economic Forum Annual Meeting.

The jobs of the future – and two skills you need to get them

For more information, watch the Promise or Peril: Decoding the Future of Work session here. Could a robot do your job? Millions of people who didn’t see automation coming will soon find out the painful way. The answer is a resounding yes. The World Economic Forum’s Future of Jobs study predicts that 5 million jobs will be lost before 2020 as artificial intelligence, robotics, nanotechnology and other socio-economic factors replace the need for human workers. Image: Reuters. b75639 00b84dd6454746309803bed7bf4aa015.

Definers - Empathy Training Lit Review. What if this section we list people and their definitions of empathy.

Definers - Empathy Training Lit Review

References with "*" are definition meta-studies. Lists of definitions pages to incorporate Sort "Empathy in its broadest sense refers to the responsiveness of an individual to the feelings of another person" (Iannotti, 1975, p 22) "empathy is best defined as the communication of understanding" (Dinkmeyer and Sperry 2000)

How to be a good listener: the experts' guide. A close friend was going through a terrible time this summer.

How to be a good listener: the experts' guide

Forbes Welcome. Noam Chomsky on the Dangers of Standardized Testing. “The assessment itself is completely artificial.

Noam Chomsky on the Dangers of Standardized Testing

It’s not ranking teachers in accordance with their ability to help develop children who will reach their potential, explore their creative interests. Those things you’re not testing.. it’s a rank that’s mostly meaningless. And the very ranking itself is harmful. Why Emotions Are Integral to Learning. Excerpted from Emotions, Learning, and the Brain, (c) 2016 by Mary Helen Immordino-Yang.

Why Emotions Are Integral to Learning

Used with the permission of the publisher, W. W. Présentation générale: l'émergeance d'une psychologie culturelle et les processus d'éducation. Théories béhavioristes.

Présentation générale: l'émergeance d'une psychologie culturelle et les processus d'éducation

Selon eux, la science cognitive s'est détournée de l'élan qui était à son origine, l'intérêt se déplaçant de la signification à l'information et de la construction de la signification au traitement de l'information. La répartition de l'objet d'étude de la psychologie entre plusieurs disciplines a entraîné son éclatement et le développement de différents courants de pensée.

Un de ces courants de pensée est la psychologie culturelle, qui estime que l'influence exercée par l'histoire et la culture sur le développement cognitif est plus importante que celle de la biologie. Dans cette optique, la culture n'est pas vue comme un ensemble de règles qui influence les individus mais plutôt comme un processus constant de reconstruction de règles et de croyances : la culture s'intègre donc à la cognition humaine, elle est à la fois un moyen et une expression de celle-ci.

Les individus participent à la construction de leur monde et ne le reçoivent pas simplement. The Seven Best Short Films to Promote Empathy in ELT - Kieran Donaghy. Empathy, which has been beautifully defined by Roman Krznaric as “the art of stepping imaginatively into the shoes of another person, understanding their feelings and perspectives, and using that understanding to guide your actions”, may be one of the qualities which distinguishes an average teacher from an excellent teacher in the eyes of the student.

The Seven Best Short Films to Promote Empathy in ELT - Kieran Donaghy

I think that empathy is increasingly important in language education as communication requires a sophisticated degree of empathy, in order to communicate effectively, language teachers, teacher trainers and learners needs to be able to understand the other person’s affective and cognitive states. 5 skills students need to be contributing global citizens – Mr Kemp. Following up from the honor of being selected in Huffington Posts Top 12 Global Education Blogs of 2014/2015 I have been chosen again in this amazing group and for 2016/2017 will be contributing to Huffington Post’s Education blog once a month.

5 skills students need to be contributing global citizens – Mr Kemp

This month we look to answer the following highly controversial question “What are the important skills, behaviors, and attitudes that students need to become contributing global citizens?” – here is my response: In the 21st century, our learners are truly global citizens who are immersed in the world that they live both physically and virtually, or at least they should be.

I often ask myself, what will these students be doing 10/20 years from now, and every time I am faced with the same answer – I don’t know! We are teaching students for jobs that don’t exist yet. Image Source: Every child needs a champion. Awesome graphic from Sylvia Duckworth! These extraordinary pictures show the dividing line between rich and poor in South Africa. New VSI on Self - Virtual Special Issues. Virtual Special Issue on the Self Edited by: Achilleas Kostoulas, & Sarah Mercer University of Graz, Austria Introduction This is the second in a series of Virtual Special Issues published by System, which showcase selected articles that have appeared in the journal. Hippies, Hipsters and the Generational Inbetweeners. Last week Matthew Taylor wrote a blog about two tribes – the elders with all the power and the youth with all the chutzpah. While I do know what he’s talking about, I can’t see where I fit in. It's About Empathy – Connection Ties Us Together.

Introducing a series of poems on the Fourth Industrial Revolution. The World Economic Forum has commissioned Brian Bilston, the “unofficial poet laureate of Twitter”, to write a series of four poems on the theme of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Yes, you did read that right. The Forum is best known for bringing CEOs and world leaders together at Davos: we’re associated with statements, not stanzas. But in fact we have a history of involving cultural figures, from Elif Shafak to Yo-Yo Ma, because the global economy does not operate in a vacuum, and because artists offer nuanced and provocative perspectives on the most important questions of the day. Empathy Curriculum. CCSD59 - Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Success in School. Skills for Life. The most interesting line in Obama’s Howard speech was about empathy, not ‘blackness’ President Obama's speech at Howard University's commencement on May 7 was full of advice on civic engagement, black history and democracy.

(The Washington Post) Donald Trump isn’t empathetic. Is that a problem? Donald Trump has cleared every electoral hurdle before him in this presidential race. He went from 1 percent, literally, to the top of the polls. He beat 16 other people for the Republican nomination. He finds himself in a statistical dead heat with likely Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. Creativitypost.

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Does the language you speak change your view of the world? About network. How to Keep the Human Element in Online Classes. Positive Psychology in SLA. Let creativity into the language class. The Empathy Museum - CBC News. Visit the world’s first Empathy Museum. Movies0Tv Shows for EFL. Stop, Start, Continue: Conceptual Understanding Meets Applied Problem Solving.

I recently became the Chief Academic Officer for the International Baccalaureate (IB) after more than two decades of working in and leading IB schools.

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Your Innovation Team Shouldn’t Run Like a Well-Oiled Machine. MacDonald Duck Re-Visited: Implications for Culture, Society and Education. This article written by the founding father of our SIG puts ELT today into wider social, economic, political perspectives. Zero Degrees of Empathy by Simon Baron-Cohen – review. Amazon. Amazon.co. Empathy. Empathy Library. Affective Characteristics and Teaching Skills of English Language Teachers: Comparing Perceptions of Elementary, Secondary and High School Students. Pearltrees videos. Different Kinds of Empathy. Empathy in Action: How Teachers Prepare Future Citizens. What my two-year-old has taught me about language learning – Part 2. Education Week. When Cops Choose Empathy. Empathy Is Still Lacking in the Leaders Who Need It Most. Empathy In Action: One Teacher’s Story, Techniques and Tips.

Practical Pedagogies 2015: Ewan McIntosh. Start Empathy. Fuel Creativity in the Classroom With Divergent Thinking. 18 Things Highly Creative People Do Differently. Works That Work — Magazine of Unexpected Creativity. RSA Animate. Ken Robinson nous dit en quoi l'école tue la créativité. David Kelley : Comment construire votre confiance créative.

Editorial by Peter Biľak (Works That Work magazine) Jama Software. Creative Confidence by Tom & David Kelley. Three Creativity Challenges from IDEO’s Leaders. Resource: 30 Circles – Creativity Challenge.