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PG Dip Year 2 - Areas/Topics of Interest. “10 ways to teach me” – Brigham Riwai-Couch. Adam Grant on How to Teach and Raise Children Who Are Original Thinkers. Grant: A teacher who provides kids with a great deal of responsibility.
That means having high expectations, but granting them the discretion to choose how they will meet the expectations. And it doesn’t hurt to have a little distaste for authority and rules yourself. Lahey: In the current educational framework, it’s easier to teach a room of conformist, unoriginal, malleable children, and yet you assert that these are not the sort of children who will go on to change the world. How can teachers push American education in a direction that will foster the kind of traits that make for original, innovative thinkers? Grant: I love the proposal from George Lucas that college applications should include a creative portfolio. Lahey: One story I hear a lot from the original thinkers I know is that they got in trouble a lot in school for opting out of (i.e., refusing) to follow a directed path or the instructions of the teacher.
Grant: I worry about it, too.
Alfie Kohn. And Next Comes L. Assistive Technology Websites. Autism. Child Mind Institute. Commonsense.org. Cult of Pedagogy. Dyscalculia. Dyslexia. Education Central. Educational Technology and Mobile Learning. Education Week TEACHER. Edutopia. Empowering Education. Enabling e-Learning. Erika Christakis: Active-Shooter Drills Are Misguided. Moreover, the scale of preparedness efforts is out of proportion to the risk.
Deaths from shootings on school grounds remain extremely rare compared with those resulting from accidental injury, which is the leading cause of death for children and teenagers. In 2016, there were 787 accidental deaths (a category that includes fatalities due to drowning, fires, falls, and car crashes) among American children ages 5 to 9—a small number, considering that there are more than 20 million children in this group. Cancer was the next-most-common cause of death, followed by congenital anomalies. Homicide of all types came in fourth.
To give these numbers yet more context: The Washington Post has identified fewer than 150 people (children and adults) who have been shot to death in America’s schools since the 1999 shooting at Columbine High School, in Colorado. Preparing our children for profoundly unlikely events would be one thing if that preparation had no downside.
Google. Heinemann Blog. Hey Sigmund. (ILS) Integrated Learning Strategies. Ipu Kererū. ISTE.org. Kind Hearts Trust. Listening to Kids - Student Voice. Modern Learning Environments / Innovative Learning Spaces. MiddleWeb. MindShift, KQED. National Association Gifted Children. Npj Science of Learning Community. Occupational Therapy - sensory integration and retained reflex assessment. Over 30 Educational Websites for Teachers. School News. SMART Consultancy & Coaching. Student Voice. Sue Larkey - Autism. Talented & Gifted Students. Teachthought - Teaching with Trauma. The Conversation. The Inspired Treehouse. The Resource Cupboard.
uLearn – Mana Potential – A Strengths Based Tool for Behaviour Change – Cargill's Classroom. Presented by Susan Ngawati Osborne and Nigel Marshall – Website Key elements of Mana Potential Strength based, focusing on what they can, not what they can’t do (growth model)It is culturally centred (not a add on)Based on ako (co-constructed)Relationship focused (connecting and connections; change doesn’t happen without a link to people)Range of learning modalities (bring the stories to life, visual, imaginative)Links to other learning theary and practice (fits into best practice of all Western psychology, mindfulness, positive psychology, paradigm shift)Develop plans and strategies for sustainable changeHolistic measuring outcomes modelBased in spirituality (often the component that is missing from other models, this is a NZ model, thus we start with a karakia) It’s about mana (pride, strength, self-respect, empowering, identity, presence, confidence, self-worth).
Ako – a dynamic principle of learning. Principle behind What does ako look like? The model: Like this: Like Loading... Understanding behaviour as communication. Behaviour is a means of communication, and all behaviour has a functional element. 'Challenging' behaviour is often described as communicating unmet needs.
Understanding challenging behaviour People with complex needs have many unmet needs and often find it difficult to express them. Unexpressed needs can result in a person being perceived as having challenging behaviour. People can then find themselves being labelled by service providers as unmotivated, antisocial, offensive, treatment resistant, having a borderline personality disorder, or being aggressive or passive aggressive.
When people behave in a way that challenges us, we need to question why they're behaving in this way. All clients who are part of a drug and alcohol program, including those with complex needs, at times will display behaviours perceived as challenging. For you, these behaviours can impact on the running of the service or a program, or the dynamics and interactions of a group.
We Are Teachers.com. We Need to Talk About Children’s Mental Health – and the Elephants in the Room – We need to talk about Children's Mental Health.