SEL in the News – Question Tank Redux June 17 2016

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      • “Researchers found smaller increases in same-race friendships from the fall to the spring in classrooms where student perceptions of teachers’ warmth, respect, and trust—“My teacher pays attention to my feelings” and “My teacher helps children feel good about themselves”— were rated highest. And black children were more likely to make friends with white classmates during the school year in classrooms where teachers received high rankings on differential treatment—the survey asked children to rate their teacher’s behavior toward a hypothetical high- or low-achieving peer.”
      • Study seems to find teachers at fault for self segregation.
      • Self assessment suggestions. Lots of reflection opportunities. Resonates with Dewey’s concept that reflection helps us digest what we swallow with experience.
      • “Yalda T. Uhls, author of “Media Moms & Digital Dads” and a child development expert with Common Sense Media, conducted a study showing that sixth graders who spent just five days at a tech-free sleepaway camp developed greater understanding of real-world interpersonal communication cues, including a better ability to read facial expressions, make eye contact, and interpret tone of voice and other prompts, such as posture and keeping an appropriate spatial distance with others.”
      • David Brooks bemoans the loss of character education in the achievement era. A reflection at the end of the week after the Orlando massacre.
Image Credit: News Stand by Night by Michael Coghlan, Flickr CC2.0

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