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Delaying the Grade: How to Get Students to Read Feedback. Brain Rules: Brain development for parents, teachers and business leaders. Mindful Space in the Library. I have been working to be more mindful in my daily activities.

Mindful Space in the Library

Mindfulness is “the basic human ability to be fully present, aware of where we are and what we’re doing, and not overly reactive or overwhelmed by what’s going on around us.” This reminds me so much of one of AASL’s Standards under Explore/Grow” V.D.2 Learners develop through experience and reflection by recognizing capabilities and skills that can be developed, improved, and expanded. Working with students often stretches our limits and, at times, theirs, as well. Using simple meditation techniques can help improve students’ reflection process. Well Beyond Wellbeyond is an IOS app that helps bring mindfulness to students. Super Stretch Yoga Super Stretch Yoga focuses on using yoga as a tool for mindfulness. Blissful Kids Blissful Kids is perfect for the library. Don’t forget about your teacher friends. Author: Ashley Cooksey Library Media Specialist in Arkansas. Should You Take That Promotion? Well, Maybe. The Science Behind Student Stress.

A new study finds that when students experience an academic setback such as a bad grade, the amount of cortisol—the so-called stress hormone—in their bodies typically spikes. For most students it drops back down to normal levels a day later, but for some it stays high. These students remain fixated on the setback and have difficulty moving forward. The researchers analyzed the stress levels of students at two high schools in central Texas during an especially stressful time—the transition into high school. Students completed daily surveys asking about the stress they experienced, and daily saliva samples were collected to measure their cortisol levels. A majority of these students—68 percent—experienced a drop in grades in the first semester and reported feeling stressed as a result.

“Declining grades may get ‘under the skin,’ as it were, for first-year high school students who believe intelligence is a fixed trait,” explains Hae Yeon Lee, the study’s lead author. The Impact of Enhancing Students’ Social and Emotional Learning: A Meta-Analysis of School-Based Universal Interventions. The History of Jane Doe by Michael Belanger. ★ ”[An] impressive debut…Suffused with quirky humor and equal parts life-affirming and heartbreaking, John Green fans will gobble this one up.“ — Kirkus, starred review “Readers looking for a moving, realistic portrayal of depression will appreciate this exceptional debut.”

The History of Jane Doe by Michael Belanger

—Publishers Weekly “A powerful debut with a story for fans of John Green and Jennifer Niven… guaranteed to tug at your heartstrings.” — BuzzFeed “A YA triple threat…genuine, believable, and relatable.” —Hello Giggles “Mixing humor with heartache, this is an unmissable coming-of-age story from an exciting new voice in YA.” Marc Brackett, Ph.D. Director | Email me Marc Brackett, Ph.D., is founding director of the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence and Professor in the Child Study Center at Yale University.

Marc Brackett, Ph.D.

His grant-funded research focuses on: (1) the role of emotions and emotional intelligence in learning, decision making, relationship quality, and mental health; (2) the measurement of emotional intelligence; (3) best practices for teaching emotional intelligence; and (3) the influences of emotional intelligence training on children’s and adults’ effectiveness, health, creativity, and both school and workplace climate. Marc has published 125 scholarly articles and has received numerous awards, including the Joseph E. RULER Approach – Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence. Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence. Book: All Learning Is Social and Emotional: Helping Students Develop Essential Skills for the Classroom and Beyond. Core SEL Competencies.

Social and emotional learning (SEL) enhances students’ capacity to integrate skills, attitudes, and behaviors to deal effectively and ethically with daily tasks and challenges. Like many similar frameworks, CASEL’s integrated framework promotes intrapersonal, interpersonal, and cognitive competence. There are five core competencies that can be taught in many ways across many settings. Many educators and researchers are also exploring how best to assess these competencies. The ability to accurately recognize one’s own emotions, thoughts, and values and how they influence behavior.

The ability to accurately assess one’s strengths and limitations, with a well-grounded sense of confidence, optimism, and a “growth mindset.”Identifying emotionsAccurate self-perceptionRecognizing strengthsSelf-confidenceSelf-efficacyVideo: Learn more. Preparing for Effective SEL Implementation. How To Dial Back Stress For High-Achieving Kids : Shots - Health News : NPR. Milestones. An Entity Theory of Intelligence Predicts Higher Cortisol Levels When High School Grades Are Declining - Lee - - Child Development.

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An Entity Theory of Intelligence Predicts Higher Cortisol Levels When High School Grades Are Declining - Lee - - Child Development

Demographic Characteristics Table S2. Attrition Analysis for Hormone Assessments, in School 1 Table S3. Daily Hormone Sampling Participation Rate Table S4. Table S5. Table S6. Table S7. Table S8. Table S9. Table S10. Table S11. The Mindset Scholars Network. Carol Dweck responds to recent criticisms of growth mindset research - Mindset Scholars Network. This piece was originally published in The Conversation under the title “Growth mindset interventions yield impressive results”.

Carol Dweck responds to recent criticisms of growth mindset research - Mindset Scholars Network

A growth mindset is the belief that intellectual abilities are not fixed, but can be developed. Resources for Teaching Growth Mindset. Watch What's Working: Carol Dweck Talks Growth Mindset. What about the kids that don't "get" school?

Watch What's Working: Carol Dweck Talks Growth Mindset

What about the kid who doesn't see the point or the purpose of sitting in a desk and doing assignments that have never motivated her in the past? Or the kid who is always assigned tasks that perpetuate the notion that he is simply "not that smart? " The good news is that these students can be reached by the right kind of mindset by adults at every school. Learning That's Worthwhile. Rubrics. Test your (and your students') News Literacy and Close Reading Skills. This is a great activity for news consumers of any age!

Test your (and your students') News Literacy and Close Reading Skills

This started as a simple screenshot experiment back in the fall. Then I started to see its potential as a lesson. At this time of year, our students move into units on op-ed writing in their English classes. I anticipation, the New Canaan High School information and communications technology team has been developing instruction on language choice and close reading. This lesson, which is a work in progress, is a simple, replicable, and adaptable one that will help your students' improve skills in close readingnews literacyreading comprehensionawareness of the intention(s) behind author word choice This lesson should also heighten their skepticism when analyzing the messages their devices flash at them throughout their waking hours. 1.

Hacking School Libraries: 10 Ways to Incorporate Library Media Centers into Your Learning Community (Hack Learning Series) (Volume 20) (9781948212069): Kristina A. Holzweiss, Stony Evans: Books. Kristina A. Holzweiss #HackingSchoolLibraries (@lieberrian)