16 Practical Ideas for students with ADD

Hello my friends! Thank you very much for your kind emails!!! After twenty years in education (with students who experience dyslexia, reading, spelling, handwriting difficulties, ADD) and counselling, I know that teachers and other educators are VERY BUSY people with many responsibilities. Many teachers emphasized the need for practical ideas easy to implement in the…

The positive side of negative emotions

Hello my friends! Emotions can influence behavior, but they have other implications, as well. One important function of emotion is to provide information (Schwarz & Clore, 1983). Emotion regulation is driven by epistemic motives when people are motivated to experience emotions to attain certain information. Emotions provide information about oneself and about the world. People…

Teacher Stress

Hello my friends! The National Union of Teachers (UK) indicates the ways in which stress manifests itself: “The effects of stress can be manifested in many different ways including physical effects such as raised heart rate, headache, dizziness, palpitations, skin rashes, aching neck and shoulders and lowering of resistance to infection. Over a long period…

The Effective Teacher

Hello my friends! I just finished a wonderful book: 12 characteristics of an effective teacher by Robert J. Walker. Inspirational Stories of Teachers Who inspired Others to Become Teachers. I would like to share with you an amazing story which made me cry! I love you by Angela Rembert. “The teacher who had the most…

Want a young child to “help” or to “be a helper”? Word Choice Matters.

My dearest friends, hello! Can a subtle linguistic cue that invokes the self motivate children to help? In two experiments, 3- to 6-year-old children (N = 149) were exposed to the idea of “being a helper” (noun condition) or “helping” (verb condition). Noun wording fosters the perception that a behavior reflects an identity-the kind of…

A Great Teacher

“A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops”. H. Adams (1918)

EIGHT THINGS GREAT TEACHERS DO DIFFERENTLY

My friends, hi! I would like to share with you this great article written by Samantha Twiselton published by The Conversation. Samantha Twiselton is a Director of Sheffield Institute of Education and Professor of Education at Sheffield Hallam University. The ten shortlisted teachers from across the globe were announced in a video from Bill Gates…