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Go Popular Sections Public Media for Northern California Search for: Empathy Is Tough to Teach, But Is One Of the Most Important Life Lessons Katy David/ By February 8, 2017 has become famous for her speaking and writing about vulnerability, worthiness, shame and the other important emotions running underneath daily life all the time. One theme she returns to over and over is , a very different reaction than sympathy. Dr. Brown says empathy consists of four qualities: the ability to take the perspective of another person, staying away from judgment, recognizing emotion in others, and communicating it.
Go Popular Sections Public Media for Northern California Search for: How Access to Nature During The School Year Can Help Students Thrive Courtesy of Eric Hadley By February 9, 2017 In Florissant, Missouri, right off a busy highway, sits the 97-acre Little Creek Nature Area, a nature facility that serves the students of the Ferguson-Florissant School District. This slice of forest is owned by the district and includes classrooms, trails, prairie, chickens, gardens and a pond. Younger students take trips to Little Creek every year and high school students can take a field biology class there.
Go Popular Sections Public Media for Northern California Search for: Media Literacy: Five Ways Teachers Are Fighting Fake News Students in Scott Bedley's fifth-grade class at Plaza Vista School in Irvine, Calif., play a version of "Simon Says" with fake news. (Courtesy of Scott Bedley) By Sophia Alvarez Boyd February 16, 2017 As the and the debate over what to do about it continue, one place many are looking for solutions is in the classroom. Since a recent showed that students at practically all grade levels can’t determine fake news from the real stuff, the push to teach media literacy has gained new momentum.
Go Popular Sections Public Media for Northern California Search for: How Reading Aloud to Therapy Dogs Can Help Struggling Kids Norman West Therapy Dogs at Pioneer Library System () By February 13, 2017 By Juli Fraga Two years ago, principal Diane Lau-Yee grew concerned when she saw how family tragedies were impacting her students at in San Francisco’s Chinatown. “Some of the students were acting out their feelings of confusion and anger by starting fights with their peers, while other children shut down and stopped participating in class,” says Lau-Yee.
Go Popular Sections Public Media for Northern California Search for: Can Micro-credentials Create More Meaningful Professional Development For Teachers? iStock/Peshkova By February 15, 2017 Learning science says people learn best when they apply new information to their own contexts. When learners can make mistakes, reflect on new strategies, get feedback, and try again they gain a deeper understanding of the topic. But these elements are rarely applied to professional development. School districts spend a lot of money on trainings for educators, but the.
Go Popular Sections Public Media for Northern California Search for: How Playing With Math Helps Teachers Better Empathize With Students By February 6, 2017 Michelle Manes has taught math in almost every setting. She taught public high school students, deaf elementary school students, and middle school girls at a single-sex school. But eventually, she couldn’t fight the feeling that as much as she loved teaching math, she also loved doing math, so she went back to get her Ph.D. in mathematics and is now a professor at the University of Hawaii.