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Friday, February 17, 2017

Can Virtual Reality “teach” empathy? This article presents an interesting approach to teaching empathy. I think it has some viable applications. It is well worth a read. Courtesy of ASCD SmartBrief.

Educators look to VR to teach empathy
Educators look to VR to teach empathy
Researchers at Stanford University have found that virtual reality experiences can help tap into users' emotions and stoke empathy. Some educators like English teacher Cayne Letizia have used VR experiences involving refugees to help teach empathy.
The Hechinger Report (2/15)Bookmark and Share

Thursday, February 9, 2017

This is a great read. Very insightful. Courtesy of ASCD SmartBrief.

How does bullying affect academic confidence?

Persistent bullying during a student's school career may correlate with lower academic performance, according to a study published in the Journal of Educational Psychology. Researchers collected data for students in 24 states.
CNN (1/30),  U.S. News & World Report/HealthDay News (1/30)  Bookmark and Share

Saturday, February 4, 2017

A great read - A way to address a nation wide epidemic! Courtesy of ASCD SmartBrief.

Some La. schools test "trauma-informed" model
Officials at some schools in New Orleans have adopted "trauma-informed" teaching, which takes students' life experiences into consideration. Data show New Orleans students face higher-than-national-average rates of trauma, so educators are working with mental health advocates to create models to support rather than suspend students.
The Hechinger Report (1/25),  WWNO-FM (New Orleans) (1/23)  Bookmark and Share