Are you raising nice kids? A Harvard psychologist gives 5 ways to raise them to be kind Richard Weissbourd, a Harvard psychologist with the graduate school of education, and the Making Caring Common Project have come up with recommendations about how to raise children to become caring, respectful and responsible adults. (The Washington Post) Richard Weissbourd, a Harvard psychologist with the graduate school of education, and the Making Caring Common Project have come up with recommendations about how to raise children to become caring, respectful and responsible adults. Richard Weissbourd, a Harvard psychologist with the graduate school of education, and the Making Caring Common Project have come up with recommendations about how to raise children to become caring, respectful and responsible adults. (The Washington Post) Earlier this year, I wrote about teaching empathy, and whether you are a parent who does so. I know, you’d think they are or that parents are teaching that themselves, right? “Children are not born simply good or bad and we should never give up on them.
How Canada Is Closing the Achievement Gap (Education Everywhere Series) Mary Jean: Ontario is an incredibly diverse province. And so if our goal is going to be to improve student achievement, so our children will grow into successful and happy adults, we need to deal with that diversity. And so it's not seen as a barrier, it's seen as an opportunity and a challenge. Avis: From the outset, we agreed that we had to have special interventions in place in order to bring the bottom up. Pat: So are you going to join our sports teams? Student: Yeah, I will. Pat: And what's your favorite sport? Student: Track and field. Pat: Oh, track and field. Susan: A lot of the students that do come new to the country have a variety of needs and that may be academic, it may be social, it may be language-based. it may be family-based, it could be just survival skills. Pat: Okay, how far did you get? Student: Almost. Pat: Okay, what's happened since I read with you? Pat: Students that are new to Canada, there's a large transition. Pat: We have weekly meetings.
Our Story – from 2010 to present day « GROW Who we are? GROW is the nationwide youth development program that represents a long term, non-formal educational engagement designed to improve the quality of education in Romania. Organized by Scoala de Valori (School of Values) in partnership with AIESEC, GROW project addresses high school students in Romania (age 14-18). The program offers high school students a professionally designed educational curriculum that complements the formal education system. What we envision? GROW aims to be the number one national education program addressing high school students as it is unique among any other program: If you want to find out more about our activity from 2010 until the present day, go through our publications, which include detailed information about the program and its impact on the participants. Organisers “Our goal is to build a constructive attitude for a sustainable change in the Romanian educational system.
15 Sites That Show You The World in Real Time What if you could see the whole world as it is right this moment? It would certainly put things in perspective. Once you see the world through the lenses of these web sites you’ll realize just how vibrant and alive it is every single nanosecond. The statistics of it are amazing, and seeing them actually happen is even more amazing. The following 15 web sites allow you to experience the entire world as it happens, through multiple perspectives. What happens on the internet in just one measly second? It counts how many reddit votes are cast, instagram photos uploaded, tumblr posts posted, skype calls made, tweets tweeted, dropbox files uploaded, google searches made, youtube videos viewed, and Facebook likes. Lastly you can click to load the most humongous visualization of all.. emails sent this second.
Smart Hearts: Social and Emotional Learning Overview Male Newscaster: The video was posted on MySpace by [inaudible]. This assault occurred in North Babylon, New York. The victim apparently just twelve years old. Her attackers are fourteen year old ninth graders… Male caller: A shooting with a gun at the [inaudible] Academy. Female 911 Operator: Okay, where's the student at? Female Newscaster: He was picked on, bullied and that may have been part of what pushed him to the school shooting here. Narrator: While schools across the country grapple with the behavior problems of their troubled students, thousands of individuals are stepping up to help meet those students' social and emotional needs. Michael: And no matter what we teach your brains, love is more important than knowledge. Narrator: One of them is Michael Pritchard, a comedian and former probation officer who tours the country listening to the hearts of young people. Michael: What was it doing to your heart? Boy: It just made me feel really bad. Teacher: So that was Maria's day. Yeah.
social worker | Search Results As technology accelerates our lives, many of us feel an urgent need to slow down. One seductive solution: A secular sabbath. Pico Iyer makes the case, in this meditative excerpt from his new TED Book, The Art of Stillness: Adventures in Going Nowhere Looking At Tears Under A Microscope Reveals A Shocking Fact. Share on Facebook One day Rose-Lynn Fisher wondered if her tears of grief would look different compared to her tears of joy, so she began to explore them up close under a microscope. She studied 100 different tears and found that basal tears (the ones that our body produces to lubricate our eyes) are drastically different from the tears that happen when we are chopping onions. Tears from laughing until crying Rose-Lynn Fisher Tears of change Tears of grief Tears from onions Joseph Stromberg of the Smithsonian’s Collage of Arts and Sciences explained that there are three major types of tears: basal, reflex, and psychic (triggered by emotions). Basal tears Tears of timeless reunion Tears of ending and beginning Tears of momentum, redirected Tears of release Tears of possibility and hope Tears of elation at a liminal moment Tears of remembrance Credit: Rose-Lynn Fisher Like snow flakes and fingerprints, no tears are alike.
Emotional Intelligence Is the Missing Piece Social and emotional learning can help students successfully resolve conflict, communicate clearly, solve problems, and much more. Emotional Intelligence: An Overview Credit: Edutopia Whether it's in the boardroom or the classroom, individuals need the skills to communicate, work in teams, and let go of the personal and family issues that get in the way of working and learning. Emotionally intelligent individuals stand out. Psychologist and author Daniel Goleman popularized the term "emotional intelligence" in his landmark 1995 best-selling book of the same name. Students in Sarah Button’s fifth-grade class at P.S. 15 in Brooklyn learn how to defuse potentially volatile incidents. Self-Awareness and Empathy Jonathan Cohen, president of the Center for Social and Emotional Education in New York, argues that attributes like self-awareness and empathy play a huge role in every aspect of life. Miraculous Transformations Skills More Than Values
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