whatis emotional intelligence from 1st grade up -and will absence explain which 21st nations lose their advanced status

caveat I have never taught in k-12 though my first bob at univeesity of leeds involved tutoring and I have occasinally been appointed senior visiting fellow at a business school etc

I have compplied thisd from being a parent of an early millennial if thats the optimal way to calsify a duaghter born in 1997; in every step of the education system which was rife with nullying etc I only found the answer(or at least a clue) retrospectively

Ironically my daufger had passed the age of 10 when I first started 16 journeys to bangaldesh- a countrty most of whose kids have been taught round a variant of montessori k-5 though they dont call it that; I dont think the prolems of lost primary emotional intel are expereinced in montessori systems; if you think about the western sustem of sitting kids in compoetitive desks from 7 up is a shock from everything that learning was about before your first classroom - and while I am not an expert in brain science I very much doubt if a child's brain suddenly shits gear just becasue an education system isnt designed aroun lifelong continuity  

Let me be clear - places where kids do not get expereince in being emotionally intelligent are broken time wasting systems fir their teachers and their kids and their parents and communities; and sadly in usa this is a crisis at every level of resouricing poor and rich countues though the consequences may well appear earlier in teen disfunctionaluity

if you ,like some of the resources I quote but dont like my interpretation - yes all errors ae mine

I would make the first classroom book dont be that kid - this asumes that when a place assembples a firest classroom it has first audited whether any kids are behind on literacy- it only takes 90 days to remedy that- and it is beyoind cruel to put a kid in a class system by age without an equal start on literacy

the ffisrt book i would advise every school to use is dont be that kid- its a pictuire book on one facing page and a reasonable amount of text on another

in each picture you can hunt out at least one kid behaving in the way nobody wants - primarily one of 3 ways - bullying; distracting the classroom ; fixing friend groups that deliberately omit particular kids

surely this is a simple way to enjoy emotional intel without even calling it that - we can defintely study group behavuouys and value conclkusions such as there is seldom an in between - either a group has bun and almost all the energies/releationships in that group flow positives such as happiness, care, pilteness, resepct or the room looks very disenergised and to the extent that there are group behaviors they are passive agressive or worst

once you know that book's authir is former superintendent of a couty in new hjersey schools systems you wint be surprised that there is more to the author of dont be that kind there these basics- for example she told me that at home if a kid from 7 up goes around saying he is bored it is likely the home has not been structired so that the kid can always see a book to read or other  productiveway to spend his time without compalining to parent I am bodred

there is also a teachers version of dont be that kid indicating about 30 lessons that engage the class or a kid at ost every oart of the book

if you decide that dont be is a good start then I find the book early emotional intel useful - this is much more a theretical frame but its one written for parents not juts professional experts

-here are some parallel experinces

becasue my family g=had written a booh=k in 1984 arguing edication transformation would be necessary if we want millennials to be the first sustainability generation , various practitioners have contacted me- none has been more of a prrilege at k-7 elevel that new zeamand's godrdon dryden ; every yera to 199 he deepened flipping the c;assroodm - as kids became online searchers they could lead the class with questions with tecahers plating a mentiring role- you can downlaod the book here- while only a cluster of nz schools adopted this approach, 10 million chiense apremts bought the book

another idea that works in the usa as well as elsewhere is dual langiuage schools- a community really has to come together to demand a dual language school - the result is every dynamic is differnt in the school but also the community of aprents; one of teh adavatnges of being fluent early in 2 languages is you can play out being 2 different people; langage has a dminant ompacton the e,otionlly intel child that is very different for dual schooling than being confeined to one language

another way is to require that every child at every grade including teachers does one service project in the community- the barceleona american international school has been doing this for over 20 yeras now

another facilitaion method is open space tech invented by harrison owen in 1984 ; the hole users were the international professional network of system transformation; so while the first system design verified caters for hundres or thousands of peoploe to suggets porojects that help everyon go beyong a broken system , harrison has assured me kid age 9 can practice open space at lunch hour tables aquiring huge competence

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I expect yidan's annual prize - which sytarts its new yera round cycle of 6 december will have quite a lot on child emotional intel - see you at 6 december vit=rtrual summit or zoom replay? chris.macrae@yahoo.co.uk 

06 Dec 2022
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2022 Yidan Prize Summit

Teaching matters: supporting educators through a world of change

What does it mean to be a teacher today? And tomorrow?

Teachers are facing more—and more complex—challenges than ever before. They’re preparing students for a world where new technologies and industries constantly challenge the status quo, and a pandemic has fundamentally shifted the ways we live, learn, and work. So how can schools, education systems, policymakers, and philanthropists support them to transform classrooms and nurture skills to navigate through a world of change?

Join us to explore the big questions from the teacher’s perspective

We’re bringing together experts including our 2022 Yidan Prize laureates Dr Linda Darling-Hammond and Professor Yongxin Zhu to dive into the issues.

Our panels will cover topics such as:

  • how to reshape teacher preparation in light of the pandemic
  • teaching STEM by getting students to think like scientists
  • evolving teachers’ professional identity and expanding their development
  • understanding how philanthropy can better support teaching initiatives

We’ll also welcome keynote speakers Jeffrey Jian Xu of the Asian Development Bank and Dr Christine Choi Yuk-lin, Secretary for Education, Hong Kong SAR.

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survey 1of child centric education

My dream: everyone experiences Harrison Owen OpenSpace After%20the%20Rage.pdf

IF SCHOOLS were child centric they would make age relevant interventions:

if anyone is illiterate at age 6 it only takes 90 days to change that - best of all a literate kid can be main helper in 20 minute session - see sunita gandhi

finacial literacy would be practicsed from age 8 - see aflatoun ( works in 100 countries

from age 10 pre-teens would have access to pfysical and mental health studies designed peer to peer -see Lancet

no kid would leave primary school without knowing how open space meetings/teamwork is facilitated

teachers would be celebrated for clarifying which skills involve experiential learning not classroom examination - while there is some recognition that music and sports involve practice, its shocking that coding isnt valued this way ..


Do you have life-changing moment to share? - what was it and what did you think or do differently after it?

example until 9/11, i assumed that (good) futures are happening somewhere in the world and would be searched out so that all could communally replicate them;  === 9/11 caused me to question whether global connectivity will give us time to find sustainable solutions for our kids- i became particulaly interested in places where good education leaps appeared but did not get app'd the world over - one example actually goes back to my favorite 1990s advances in schools that a small cliuster of new zealand schools pioneered - download it here https://oiipdf.com/download/the-learning-revolution

i welcome discussion of this book's parts at any time rsvp chris.macrae@yahoo.co.uk if you have a solution every community that develops youth could be cooperational

in 1984our book with economist editors 2025report made the case for 40 year commitment to every child identifying own skils dashboard and maximising AI curation of this- we valued this as sustainability critical worldwide cooperation - we see no logic for changing this concern

== we live in an age where most up to half of knowhow of techforgood changes every 3 years - we needed mindsets for exploration not for being standard examined; a nation that makes its college students its largest debt class is likely to collapse economically socially environmentally if web3 is designed for celebrating sustainability cooperation; and if web3 is not designed for neough yout to linkin the first sustainability generation then we are all heading the way of the dodo

I am learn to learn


TECH - What is IT? and which exponential multipliers most impact human and natural futures?

AI   >. silicon chip singularity (ie when one chip > one brain in pure analytical capacity) - science fictiion no moore

who programs the ai - the race to include lost voices eg girls- the world of statistics re=-examined like never before (eg previously mass statistics very weak at coding meaining from numbers)

Biotech  >> Affective science (loveq and emotional intelligence remains human's unique edge over artificials for at least 10 more years!)

Some people say that Virtual or Augmented Reality has advanced at its best so far in last 12 months that there are hardly any qualified teachers only pioneering explorers- does this matter - well its VR which is your gateway to web3 - intead of just a mobile device you will like wear  a visual sensor system; equally others argue that you shouldnt worry about how fast you put googles on - what you should want is to take back ownbership of what you spend time creating virually- look at the small print of the big platforms you probably dont own anything without them..maybe this is a generation issue bu interstingly the met-generation can now work on chnaging anything that old systems are destroying (eg climate) ...t 

 IOT which things will now have brains and be as mobile connected as you are

Crypto - can communities celebrate financiang their own most urgent sustainability cooperations? if they dont who wil?

Cyber >> Drone - opportunities and threats of public spaces- first in spaces like the arctic circle if we dont use drones we will get no warning before the big meltdown

-the mkist memorable western campus event i attended in 2010s was tufts colllaboratory summit convened mainly by arctic circle youth under 25; 

one of the main debates how to help teachers in arctic circle schools empower their students to use virtual reality to visit other arctic circles schools communities; many of the changes and solutions are analogous; I am reminded by educators leading the compilation of virtual realty libraries of the DICE acronym - a reen might want to do something dangerous like climb everest, why not VR simulate that? there are impossible things a trainee doctor will never be able to travel inside a humans gut but that can be VR'd; there are catastropghic simulations - you would rid the world of bees just to test if donald is wrong about nature being more powerful than he is, you can simulate it; or the future of smart tourism may be curation of what a community is proudest of being visited for - this way ecotourism, cultural appreciation exchanges can be twinned to maximise celebration of each other- and by the way friends of the tourist can join in virtually- of corse this raises a metaverse question - that Hong Kong is leading the world on

being 100% public - good and bad hacs- note context matters - context 1 smart city context 2 isolated vilalge no moore context 3 make a huge land safe at borders

3D printing aka additive engineering

Big Data Small by market tech sector Leapfrogging

Nano cf einstein - to innovate science model more micro


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