Empathy

Education Week: Fine-Arts Techniques Linked With Academics

January 23, 2010
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Education Week: Fine-Arts Techniques Linked With Academics

This is a great article on using the arts in education.  It definitely taps the Right Brain of young learners. It focuses on the “Opening Minds Through the Arts” (OMA) program.  In this program, opera singers, musicians, and visual artists combine their talents to help core educators teach curriculum. While students may find it as…

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3 Ways Educators Are Embracing Social Technology

January 16, 2010
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3 Ways Educators Are Embracing Social Technology

I ran into this article while researching social media in the classroom.  It looks at Skype for learning a foreign language, as well as Twitter and mobile phones for student communication. I think that finding ways to use this technology in a productive manner is critical.  Not only does it develop the empathy attitude from…

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Fenton senior center serves as classroom for elementary students | Flint News – - MLive.com

January 7, 2010
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Fenton senior center serves as classroom for elementary students | Flint News – - MLive.com

When I first came across this article I immediately thought of Dan Pink’s Meaning and Empathy aptitudes from A Whole New Mind. What an excellent example of offering meaning to young people and senior citizens.  If you read through to the question-answer session, you can easily see how students were enhancing their empathy.

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Today, You Can Write a Story With Neil Gaiman – Neil Gaiman – io9

January 6, 2010
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Today, You Can Write a Story With Neil Gaiman – Neil Gaiman – io9

What a great application of an old storytelling idea.  Collaborative storytelling with Twitter. I think this ideas covers Story, Empathy, and Symphony from Dan Pink’s AWNM aptitudes. I really am chasing the idea of using the back channel in the classroom.  With the disaggregation of information through handheld devices and social networking, the challenge of…

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Microfinancing Our World | Pop17

January 4, 2010
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I ran into this great video about Micro-Lending and how high school students are becoming involved in the practice.  If you are unfamiliar with the concept, it is based on the book  Banker to the Poor: Micro-Lending and the Battle Against World Poverty by Muhammad Yunus.  Yunus is an economist and banker from Bangladesh who…

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Student History Story

December 19, 2009
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This  is a student example of a story board created about Pullman Illinois.  I had students read one section from the text and complete a graphic organizer.  Then I took students to a large panel of windows and had them use dry erase markers to draw out that section using any pictures they wanted to…

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YouTube – Let Children Create.m4v

December 18, 2009
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I found this clip when I was thinking about content creation.  People today, young and old, are used to creating content.  Wikis, online collaboration, social media, Twitter, the list goes on and on.  But people are creating the content. So in education, how do we incorporate that?  It’s a pretty scary thought for myself and…

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Video – Breaking News Videos from CNN.com

December 16, 2009
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This is something that truly, in my opinion, limits students and flies directly in the face of A Whole New Mind. This video explores a Virginia middle school that is separating their classrooms by gender.  True to obvious stereotypes, the boys’ rooms focus on competition and physical movement.  The girls’ rooms focus on cooperation. Now…

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Labor Dept employment projections show service job growth – Dec. 10, 2009

December 15, 2009
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Labor Dept employment projections show service job growth – Dec. 10, 2009

Here’s a great case for developing Daniel Pink’s Empathy aptitude.  If you read through to the last part of the article, you will see what I’m getting at. Within eight years, almost 24% of the workforce will be over the the age of 55.  Nearly 13% of workers will be between the ages of 16-24…

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PoliticalCartoons.com Homepage

December 8, 2009
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PoliticalCartoons.com Homepage

PoliticalCartoons.com Homepage. What a great way to develop empathy.  I’ve used some of these cartoons at PoliticalCartoons.com, which are very reasonably priced. But if you are looking for an angle to teach empathy in history, go to the Library of Congress site and use their resources.  Their analysis guide is outstanding. I use it for…

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