Mason, Ariella

ET

Semrud-Clikeman, M. (n.d.). Research in Brain and Learning. Retrieved February 11, 2018 from http://www.apa.org/education/k12/brain-function.aspx

I liked this resource from the American Psychology Association because it covers a lot of areas, such as different ages or grade levels. It focuses on how the brain functions and how we learn. It also included helpful hints for teachers in the “Do’s and Don’ts” section.

I would recommend this resource because it helps a teacher better understand what is happening in student’s brains as they develop. Knowing how a student thinks and learns can better help a teacher adjust how they teach to how the student learns, therefore making an effective learning environment.

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Emotional intelligence and communication levels in information technology professionals

Jane Rollin

IL

Hendon, M, Powell, L. & Wimmer, H. (2017). Emotional intelligence and communication levels in information technology professionals. Computers in Human Behavior, 71, 165-171. Retrieved from: http://www.sciencedirect.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/science/article/pii/S0747
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The relationship between emotional intelligence and communication adaptability is the focus of this research. The study found positive correlations between professionals with strong emotional intelligence and effectiveness on teams, maintaining professional relationships and positively affecting the workplace.

Exploring mindfulness and meditation for the elementary classroom

Jane Rollin

ET/IL

Routhier-Martin, K. , Roberts, S. K. & Blanch, N. (2017). Exploring mindfulness and meditation for the elementary classroom: Intersections across current multidisciplinary research. Childhood Education, 93(2), 168-175. Doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00094056.2017.1300496.


This is a review of psychology research that provides evidence that meditation and mindfulness work to balance the often negative effects of students’ social-emotional environments, stress, anxiety, and even poverty.

“Overall, the study finds the advantages as corroborated across disciplines encourage use of mindfulness and meditation exercises or schoolwide programs to achieve improved student behavior and academic benefits.”