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Ethical Dilemmas - Moral Dilemmas - Classroom Discussion THE SITUATION (present this to your students) Devon had just been elected school president of his boarding high school. He had chosen a student senate to serve under him, whose job would be to help make all decisions that affected the student body. It was the end of his junior year and he and the new senate were to begin their positions in the fall. Devon was well liked in the school community and respected by both students and faculty. haris (KAIR-iss) Denison, founder of Prajna Consulting, is an expert in Community Involvement, Human Development, and Ethics. After initially teaching middle and high school English and Creative Writing, Charis began to develop curricula and publish articles related to social justice, ethics, human development, community involvement, and experiential education. Charis co-wrote Tolerance for Others, a middle school human development text, with Leni Wildflower. Charis also teaches at Marin Academy in San Rafael, California, and runs Prajna Consulting.

Free Technology for Teachers iLearn Technology edWeb.net - Networking, resource sharing, collaboration, and professional development for the education community Education Quotes These quotes are ideal for motivating teachers to keep offering students their best day after day. Henry Brooks Adams: A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops. A. Bartlett Giamatti A liberal education is at the heart of a civil society, and at the heart of a liberal education is the act of teaching. Nikos Kazantzakis: Ideal teachers are those who use themselves as bridges over which they invite their students to cross, then having facilitated their crossing, joyfully collapse, encouraging them to create bridges of their own. Gail Godwin Good teaching is one-fourth preparation and three-fourths pure theatre. Richard Bach: Learning is finding out what we already know. John W. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe: A teacher who can arouse a feeling for one single good action, for one single good poem, accomplishes more than he who fills our memory with rows and rows of natural objects, classified with name and form. R. Henry B. Benjamin Franklin: Tell me and I forget.

What is Executive Function? Written by NCLD Editorial Team Executive function is a set of mental processes that helps connect past experience with present action. People use it to perform activities such as planning, organizing, strategizing, paying attention to and remembering details, and managing time and space. If you have trouble with executive function, these things are more difficult to do. You may also show a weakness with working memory, which is like “seeing in your mind’s eye.” As with other learning disabilities, problems with executive function can run in families. The brain continues to mature and develop connections well into adulthood. How Does Executive Function Affect Learning? In school, at home or in the workplace, we’re called on all day, every day, to self-regulate behavior. What Are the Warning Signs of Executive Function Problems? A student may have problems with executive function when he or she has trouble:

Technology and Education | Box of Tricks Ed Tech Ideas ITEA's Technology for All Americans Project Technological Literacy Standards Briefings "Promoting Technological Literacy for All" ITEA has prepared a new set of ten videos that do a great job of explaining the ITEEA Standards for Technological Literacy (STL). Advancing Excellence in Technological Literacy (AETL), the four Addenda publications to STL and AETL, and other topics relevant to the standards. These are called the Technological Standards Briefings. Click here for the Technological Literacy Standards Briefings videos. Attention: Most of the links on this page lead directly to files in PDF format. Technological Literacy Standards (Two Publications) Addenda to the Standards (Four Publications) Developed during Phase III of the , the Addenda to the technological literacy standards* were written in response to needs indicated to ITEA by states. Wiggins, G., & McTighe, J. (1998). Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development. Rationale and Structure for the Study of Technology ITEA-TfAAP Gallup Polls Full Glossary

Flow – A Measure of Student Engagement When I first heard about Czikszentmihalyi’s “Flow” concept and research, I became quite intrigued with this research. Its face validity immediately resonated with me. I always cherished those times in my own life when I was so fully engaged that I had no other thoughts than the task at hand, with joy coming purely from the engagement. I never had a name for it but Czikszentmihalyi did and conducted research on it. The characteristics of “Flow” according to Czikszentmihalyi are: Completely involved, focused, concentrating – with this either due to innate curiosity or as the result of trainingSense of ecstasy – of being outside everyday realityGreat inner clarity – knowing what needs to be done and how well it is goingKnowing the activity is doable – that the skills are adequate, and neither anxious or boredSense of serenityTimeliness – thoroughly focused on present, don’t notice time passingIntrinsic motivation – whatever produces “flow” becomes its own reward Questions for Thought”

Anger and Resentment Key Issue in ADHD Marriages | ADHD and Marriage It may well be that anger management in marriages where one or both spouses has ADHD is THE critical issue that determines whether or not a couple can be happy together. Anger can develop in both partners, though it often manifests itself differently in the two. This is a topic that is so large that it needs to be addressed in many different ways, but let me start here with an example of a couple I've written about before, whom I'm calling Anne and Tom. In this couple, Tom has ADHD and had, for many years, an issue with sudden flashes of anger. His wife, Anne, who does not have ADHD is generally an optimistic person, however dealing with the surprises she found in her ADHD marriage wore her down to the point where she was diagnosed with, and treated for, depression. Both spouses were angry at each other, and themselves. Frequent bursts of anger and resentment, such as what Doris mentions in her comment, are common. This sounds as if it is an unsolvable problem, but it is not.

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