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Amazing Things Happen. Social-Emotional Learning: What It Is and Why It Matters.

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Educating and empowering girls. Gratitude. Bullying. SMC Education Blog — Girls and Their Frenemies. RSA Short Brene Brown Gobblynne. Bjørn Magnus Jacobsen Ihler  (Norway) - Forgiveness Project. Photo by Katalin Karolyi Bjørn Magnus Jacobsen Ihler is a survivor of the July 2011 attacks on Utøya island in Norway when right-wing extremist Anders Behring Breivik shot and killed 69 people and injured 110 others.

Bjørn Magnus Jacobsen Ihler  (Norway) - Forgiveness Project

Most of the dead were students attending a summer camp organised by the AUF, the youth division of the ruling Norwegian Labour Party. Breivik had earlier that day carried out a bomb attack on government buildings in Oslo killing 8 people and injuring 209. He was charged with both attacks and in 2012 received a 21-year prison sentence for voluntary homicide. Bjørn is now working against extremism and hatred through a variety of means including writing, talks, filmmaking and theatre productions on related topics.

In the afternoon of the 22nd of July we were all gathered in the main meeting room where we were told there had been an explosion in Oslo. Gill Hicks (England) - Forgiveness Project. Photo by Brian Moody On 7th July 2005, 52 people died and many were severely injured and maimed, by suicide bombers attacking London’s transport system.

Gill Hicks (England) - Forgiveness Project

On a Piccadilly line underground train between Kings Cross and Russell Square stations, Australian-born Gill Hicks miraculously survived but lost both her legs due to the explosion. Gill’s memoir, One Unknown, was published in 2008. For more information please see: www.bethebridge.co. Couple Live Map. 16 Guidelines. 16 Guidelines “I have been implementing the 16 Guidelines in our classroom over the past three years.

16 Guidelines

During this time, I have noticed that the children’s emotional and social awareness has been greatly enhanced. They have become more aware of their daily interactions with their peers and can often be heard reminding one another of the Guidelines through out the day.” - Linda Manazzone, early school educator, McMaster Children’s Centre preschool program, Ontario, Canada The 16 Guidelines programme provides a simple, robust and flexible framework for developing empathy, compassion and resilience in daily life, suitable for both educational curricula and for personal and professional development. The programme offers a range of practical tools and resources designed to promote reflection on the way we think, speak, act, and find meaning in life, presented through a mixture of exercises, group work and discussion.

IO_Activity_1. Remove labels this Ramadan‬‎ Growth Mindset Development. Pantene. If It Were My Home. School's trade project will help Nepal. Last updated 10:31, June 9 2015 Rose Cawley / Fairfax NZ The With One Loaf kids now want to sell their sleepout and put the money towards building houses in earthquake stricken Nepal.

School's trade project will help Nepal

Education Week. How can you change from a fixed mindset to a growth mindset? Step1.

How can you change from a fixed mindset to a growth mindset?

Learn to hear your fixed mindset “voice.” As you approach a challenge, that voice might say to you “Are you sure you can do it? Maybe you don’t have the talent.” Michael Jordan Commercial - "Failure" Jennifer Bricker. What’s Going on Inside the Brain Of A Curious Child?

By Maanvi Singh, NPR How does a sunset work?

What’s Going on Inside the Brain Of A Curious Child?

We love to look at them, but Jolanda Blackwell wanted her 8th graders to really think about them, to wonder and question. So Blackwell, who teaches science at Oliver Wendell Holmes Junior High in Davis, Calif., had her students watch a video of a sunset on YouTube as part of a physics lesson on motion. “I asked them: ‘So what’s moving? And why? '” Once she got the discussion going, the questions came rapid-fire. Students asking questions and then exploring the answers. Blackwell, like many others teachers, understands that when kids are curious, they’re much more likely to stay engaged.

Chart: How Inside Out's 5 emotions work together to make more feelings. Very, very mild spoilers for Inside Out follow.

Chart: How Inside Out's 5 emotions work together to make more feelings

An important part of the climax of Pixar's wonderful new film Inside Out involves the realization that all of our emotions are important, that feeling sad can be just as crucial as feeling happy, no matter what others might tell you. But the movie also reveals that as we get older, our emotions begin to blend together into newer, more complicated feelings. Early in the film, Riley — the 11-year-old girl whose mind serves as Inside Out's primary setting — is largely defined by very primal feelings. She's either all joy or all sadness. She's all anger, or all fear, or all disgust. However, once Riley moves from Minnesota to San Francisco, she discovers that her joyful memories of her old home are now tinged with sadness.

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Educators - Teaching Children Philosophy. Have you ever thought of using children's literature to teach philosophy to elementary school children?

Educators - Teaching Children Philosophy

It may surprise you to know that children's books often raise deep philosophical issues and that children love to think about them. This website contains all the materials that you need to lead philosophy discussions with your students. Ode to CAN read by Toni Colette. Be a Hero: Wisie Inspirational Video for Child Development. Austin's Butterfly: Building Excellence in Student Work - Models, Critique, and Descriptive Feedback.

Birmingham Grid for Learning - Multiple Intelligences (Secondary) It’s a Mistake Not to Use Mistakes as Part of the Learning Process. I recently heard a TED talk from Brian Goldman, a doctor who admits to having made mistakes.

It’s a Mistake Not to Use Mistakes as Part of the Learning Process

In very emotional language, he describes some costly emergency room mistakes, and then makes a strong case for changing the way that the medical profession addresses such things. He believes that medicine will improve if doctors are free to discuss their mistakes, without judgment, allowing them to learn from each other. But, he continued, because doctors are judged by mistakes, they are too afraid to discuss them. Instead, they are often covered up, blamed on others, or ignored. Heart.jpg (JPEG Image, 3300 × 2550 pixels) - Scaled (31%) 9 year old discusses the meaning of life and the universe. How to teach mind mapping and how to make a mind map. Mind mapping is a visual form of note taking that offers an overview of a topic and its complex information, allowing students to comprehend, create new ideas and build connections.

How to teach mind mapping and how to make a mind map

Through the use of colors, images and words, mind mapping encourages students to begin with a central idea and expand outward to more in-depth sub-topics. Mind Map Example Definition of a Mind Map A mind map is a visual representation of hierarchical information that includes a central idea surrounded by connected branches of associated topics.

Benefits of Mind Maps. Failure: Seeds of Innovation. Lesson Focus Lesson focuses on how failure is part of the engineering process. Students work in teams and learn about many inventions and advances in engineering were brought about after a mistake or failure. Shared Mindfulness: Building Supportive Relationships in the Classroom. No matter what subject we teach, all teachers share a common desire for more cohesiveness in the classroom. We know that when our students feel a sense of safety and belonging, trust their classmates, and know how to manage stress, learning is amplified. How can we help foster grounded confidence in our students among all of the many other tasks and responsibilities on our agendas? One way is by giving students opportunities to connect mindfully with each other.

The profundity of peer partnering is well known and extends far beyond the academic implications into the realm of social and emotional learning. Applying mindfulness to the equation allows students the possibility of developing peer relationships based on mutuality and social awareness. Establishing Contact. Why Emotional Learning May Be As Important As The ABCs. Thomas O’Donnell reads about Twiggle the Turtle to his kindergartners at Matthew Henson Elementary School in Baltimore. (Elissa Nadworny/NPR) By Maanvi Singh, NPR Thomas O’Donnell’s kindergarten kids are all hopped up to read about Twiggle the anthropomorphic Turtle. “Who can tell me why Twiggle here is sad,” O’Donnell asks his class at Matthew Henson Elementary School in Baltimore. Emotions and the Brain.

Jubilee Project Short Film. What Do Emotions Have to Do with Learning? Thinkstock When parents and teachers consider how children learn, it’s usually the intellectual aspects of the activity they have in mind. Sidney D’Mello would like to change that. The University of Notre Dame psychologist has been studying the role of feelings in learning for close to a decade, and he has concluded that complex learning is almost inevitably “an emotionally charged experience,” as he wrote in a paper published in the journal Learning and Instruction earlier this year.

During the learning experiments described in his paper, he notes, the participating students reported being in a neutral state only about a quarter of the time. The rest of the time, they were were experiencing lots of feelings: surprise, delight, engagement, confusion, boredom, frustration. Another counter-intuitive contention made by D’Mello is that even negative emotions can play a productive role in learning. Collaborative Mentoring Webinar Series. Inspire Her Mind. Science There’s a young 4-year old girl shuffling through a chest full of various dress-up clothes.

The copy asks: Does dress-up determine her future? Scroll to the left, and the girl picks up a princess dress from the chest. She walks over to a mirror and holds the dress in front of her. The girl in the mirror, representative of her imagination, is wearing the dress and holding a wand. Sample Lesson - Mindful Schools: Online Courses for Learning Mindfulness and Teaching Mindfulness to K-12 Children and Adolescents.

8 Uplifting Quotes For Discouraged Students. There are many reasons a student can lose focus in school. This Teacher Taught His Class A Powerful Lesson About Privilege. 8 Ways to Spot Emotional Manipulation.. and Free Ourselves From It. Giving Good Praise to Girls: What Messages Stick. How to praise kids: It’s a hot topic for many parents and educators. What’s Your Learning Disposition? How to Foster Students’ Mindsets. Now THIS Is A Commercial EVERY Woman Should See. I’m Blown Away!

Kim Beale passionate soccer coach inspiring young people globally. How to Get Students Ready for Learning. Learning and Change Networks: Connecting students with learning. “If you are an active learner, then you think for yourself, but if you aren’t an active learner, then someone thinks for you.” – Primary student. The Learning and Change Network strategy (LCN) was developed to accelerate achievement for students yet to achieve national expectations for literacy and numeracy through future-focused learning environments. LCN involves networks of students, parents, teachers, and community members from multiple schools to collaborate in developing innovative new learning environments.

There are currently 53 LCN networks of schools, comprising seven early childhood centres, 19 kura, 285 primary schools, 25 intermediate schools, 30 secondary schools, and 14 Special Education schools. Participation by schools, individuals, and networks is entirely voluntary. Radio New Zealand : Search : Results. Sesame Street: Change The World. 40 Things I Want to Tell My Kids Before They’re Too Cool to Listen. Angela Lee Duckworth: The key to success? Grit. How Important is Grit in Student Achievement? Culture Teaching Strategies When it comes to high achievement, grit may be as essential as intelligence.

By Emily Hanford, American RadioWorks. How a Bigger Purpose Can Motivate Students to Learn. How a Shoe Can Teach Responsibility. How a Shoe Can Teach Responsibility. Travel Spotters CCTV Game : Our Work : Resources For Learning. Stuart Brown: Play is more than just fun. Please Don't Touch Me! {Dealing with Anxiety in Kids} Life beyond the dairy. Should you trust your first impression? - Peter Mende-Siedlecki. Easy Shoe-Tying Trick Makes The 'Bunny-Ear' Method Look Complicated.

Wendy Chung: Autism — what we know (and what we don’t know yet) Sesame Street: Mila Kunis: Include. Sesame Street: Bruno Mars: Don't Give Up. Did You Know? The Future Is Better Than You Think! A Wonderful Poster on Failure. No Fear. The Lost Art of Eye Contact. Emotional Intelligence Quiz. I am the Star (Kindergarten, Reading/Writing) 15 Sites That Show You The World in Real Time. Are you raising nice kids? A Harvard psychologist gives 5 ways to raise them to be kind. $20 Homeless Backpack Care Kit. Tim's Place Albuquerque: Service With A Smile. Social and Emotional Learning. The Science of Happiness - Calling to Say Thank You.

Earth's most threatened tribe: the campaign triumphs! - Films from Survival International. How to Help Kids Find Their Aspirations. Looking At Tears Under A Microscope Reveals A Shocking Fact. Be the Change // The Mutukaroa Project at Sylvia Park Primary School (Full Version) 44 Stock Photos That Hope To Change The Way We Look At Women.

Rita Pierson: Every kid needs a champion. Heartfelt story about perseverance By Dony Permedi (SVA)