A Precious Essay: Nisteling: The Art of Deep Listening By Robert J. Burrowes

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Nisteling: The art of deep listening By Robert J. Burrowes
August 28, 2014 “ICH” – The word ‘listening’ has many meanings, and the context, in which it is done, will often determine the level of concentration that is required for one to be considered to be listening.

Many people work while listening to music playing in the background. People often talk in small groups, where there is little real listening by anyone as people compete for the opportunity to talk. A compulsive talker will ‘listen’ only as long as it takes for their fear to trigger the urge to talk themselves, ostensibly in response to what has just been said. And an audience might listen to a lecture, play, concert or film with considerable attention, partly because they know there is no opportunity for them to talk and because, to a greater or lesser extent, they are being…

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Are Youth Losing Ability to Read Emotions in our Digital World?


Are Youth Losing Ability to Read Emotions in our Digital World?

Friday, August 22, 2014

Children’s social skills may be declining as they have less time for face-to-face interaction due to their increased use of digital media, according to a UCLA psychology study.

UCLA scientists found that sixth-graders who went five days without even glancing at a smartphone, television or other digital screen did substantially better at reading human emotions than sixth-graders from the same school who continued to spend hours each day looking at their electronic devices.

“Many people are looking at the benefits of digital media in education, and not many are looking at the costs,” said Patricia Greenfield, a distinguished professor of psychology in the UCLA College and senior author of the study. “Decreased sensitivity to emotional cues — losing the ability to understand the emotions of other people — is one of the…

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Sonderschulquote wächst rasant – Schweiz


Heute, 18. August 2014, 05:30

Sonderschulquote wächst rasant

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Jan Hudec Heute, 18. August 2014, 05:30

Mit der Umsetzung des neuen Volksschulgesetzes sollten Sonderschüler in die Regelklassen integriert werden.
Mit der Umsetzung des neuen Volksschulgesetzes sollten Sonderschüler in die Regelklassen integriert werden. (Bild: Adrian Baer / NZZ)
Die Förderung der integrierten Sonderschulung hat dazu geführt, dass die Zahl der Sonderschüler massiv angestiegen ist und die Kosten explodiert sind. Dagegen werden im Kanton nun Massnahmen ergriffen.

Den Volketswilern geht es wie so vielen Schulgemeinden im Kanton: Die Kosten im Sonderschulbereich sind in den letzten Jahren kontinuierlich gestiegen. «Das Verhältnis der Ausgaben pro Sonderschüler und derjenigen pro Nicht-Sonderschüler ist aus dem Lot geraten», sagt Michael Anders, Leiter Bildung der Schulgemeinde Volketswil. 4,6 Prozent beträgt ihre Sonderschulquote. Bei fast jedem 20. Schüler in Volketswil wird heute also eine geistige Behinderung, eine Verhaltens- oder Lernschwierigkeit diagnostiziert. Die damit verbundene finanzielle Last für die Gemeinde ist enorm: Von einem Schulbudget von knapp 40 Millionen Franken investierte…

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Animals caught in crossfire, trapped at Gaza zoo


Animals caught in crossfire, trapped at Gaza Zoo


Gaza City (Palestinian Territories) (AFP) – The lions sit dazed in the shade of their damaged pen, while nearby the decayed carcases of two vervet monkeys lie contorted on the grass of a Gaza zoo.

Related Video: http://news.yahoo.com/animals-caught-crossfire-trapped-gaza-zoo-031222490.html?soc_src=copy


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