The research of the Institute of Child Development's Professors Emeriti Alan Sroufe and Byron Egeland; and Elizabeth Carlson, research associate and Director of the Harris Training Program; and Distinguished University Teaching Professor Andrew Collins was cited by Nicholas Kristof in his November 27 op-ed column, Where Is the Love? Kristof referred to the findings presented in their 2005 book: The Development of the Person: The Minnesota Study of Risk and Adaptation from Birth to Adulthood. You may read the column here.
Three students from the Counseling and Student Personnel Psychology (CSPP) program within the Department of Educational Psychology led the anti-bullying charge at Richfield Middle School in Richfield, Minnesota. The students, Nicole Byrnes, Jessica Jacobson, and Amy Kubat, worked closely with staff and students to promote the anti-bullying month.
As part of movement, t-shirts were made reading "The Power of 1" on the front and a Robert Frost poem on the back. "The Power of 1" derives from the idea that it takes one person to stand up to a bully. The more of us that put forth our "power," the less bullying that will occur.
To give this a little more creativity, staff members, including these creative interns, dressed up in superhero gear and took pictures to be posted throughout the school for students to see.
Read more about the initiative here.
As part of his National Science Foundation POGIL (Process Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning) project, Murray Jensen, associate professor in Postsecondary Teaching & Learning, has been invited to Melbourne, Victoria to present next week at the Australian Physiological Society International conference on the topic of the "flipped classroom," a pedagogical model where the lecture and homework portions of a course are reversed.
While there, Jensen will lead workshops and discuss examples of POGIL activities in physiology and share his expertise in the area of teaching entry-level university science projects at Deakin, LaTrobe, Monash, Flinders, and Adelaide Universities.
Jensen is currently working on how to teach anatomy and physiology in an active learning classroom. He has 51 publications in the area of teaching and learning, with a particular emphasis on biology education and the first-year college transition. Learn more about Murray's work at his website: http://msjensen.cehd.umn.edu/POGIL/background.asp
Forty percent of all athletes are women, but only 4% are represented in the media—and too often how they look is more important than their skills. This Sunday, December 1, at 7:00pm CST, the Tucker Center for Research on Girls & Women in Sport in partnership with tptMN - The Minnesota Channel, will air "Media Coverage and Female Athletes," an hour-long video program that explores these issue through interviews with scholars, the media, coaches at collegiate, Olympic and professional levels; and the female athletes themselves. Tune in to coverage via the Tucker Center's Web site, and watch the trailer here ...
Related story: An Inside look at "Media Coverage and Female Athletes" with Nicole LaVoi and Female Athletes"
Adrienne Banny, doctoral candidate at the Institute of Child Development, sat down with Marti and Erin Erickson to talk about relational aggression on the Mom Enough show on November 25.
In Cut to the Quick: The Consequences of Relational Aggression among Our Sons & Daughters, Banny discussed research findings that now show that relational aggression is used among girls and boys both as a strategy to increase their popularity and social status.
Banny says that the key for parents in dealing with this kind of aggression is to start discussing this kind of behavior early, before the influence of peers become strong. "Opening up a dialogue with your child about relational aggression and about responsible use of social media at an early age kind of sets the stage for an ongoing conversation about it. It's not going to be a one-time talk about it, this is going to need to be an ongoing kind of conversation."
Further, Banny says that parents and adults can combat this behavior in a broader sense by discussing ways to accomplish social goals without using relational aggression, to therefore decrease the acceptability of using relational aggression as a way to gain social rewards.
To find out more, you may listen to the Mom Enough show at: http://www.momenough.com/?p=5261
On Nov. 21, the Learning Technologies Media Lab (LTML) and Twin Cities Public Television (tpt) co-hosted a discussion around tpt's program Is School Enough?, which is the second in a series of programs about youth, digital media, and education. Is School Enough? focuses on how project-based learning and digital tools can help inform and transform education.
Over 100 educators attended the event, including young people representing community-based organizations from across the Twin Cities. Stephen Brown, the producer of Is School Enough?, hosted and moderated the national panel, and Cassie Scharber, LTML co-director, moderated the local panel.
Community conversations with attendees followed the panel discussions, with LT and Literacy graduate students and staff from the Department of Curriculum and Instruction assisting in backchannel conversations as well as table talk about technology-infused engaged learning.
The event was filmed for inclusion in an event toolkit that will be shared online as a complement to the program. The toolkit can be used by other PBS stations, community groups, schools, etc., to host similar conversations around the county. Educational and additional resources will also be included in the toolkit.
The full episode of Is School Enough?: Engaged Learning in the 21st Century Classroom and Beyond can be viewed online at TPT's website. Supplemental video clips and resources are available through Edutopia .
On CEHD's 2020 Blog, Amy Susman-Stillman provides insights into the College's Policy Breakfast taking place on December 5, 2013. The event will focus on closing Minnesota's achievement gap through creating a sustainable early childhood system in the state. Dr. Susman-Stillman's work focuses on the role child care plays within in this evolving system. In her article, she offers some simple but powerful tips that babies' caretakers can use to support optimal development.
Scott McConnell, professor of educational psychology and the Center for Early Education and Development's director of community engagement, and Ann Bettenburg, student services director for Moundsview schools, traveled to Ulaanbaatar Mongolia November 4-8 to better understand the current policy, practices, and infrastructure that support services for young children with disabilities throughout the country.
Working with the Mongolia Open Society Forum and Soros Open Society Foundations, McConnell and Bettenburg will be using information gained during this visit to prepare for and coordinate a study tour for policymakers, program directors, and advocates in Minnesota early in 2014.
For the Sunday, December 1, 7:00pm premier of the Tucker Center & tptMN's documentary "Media Coverage & Female Athletes: Women Play Sports, Just Not in the Media", tptMN interviewed Dr. Nicole M. LaVoi, teaching faculty in the School of Kinesiology and associate director of the Tucker Center. Part of a 3-part series, "An Inside Look at Media Coverage and Female Athletes with Nicole LaVoi," looks at LaVoi's personal experience in relation to discrepancies between male and female athletes and reveals why she is such an advocate for making a difference in the lives of girls and women in sport.
Dr. Donald Dengel, professor of kinesiology and director of the Laboratory of Integrative Human Physiology (LIHP), participated in an International Cardiovascular Seminar at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions. The seminar gave a global perspective on the future of physical education programs in the school systems. Experts from around the world spoke on the status of physical education. Dr. Dengel's talk was titled, "Physical Education Trends in the United States."