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  • Hello Marina,
    I truly appreciate your thoughtful and understanding response. While writing this proposal all I thought about was on how constructive would’ve been for me having a teacher working and guiding me on how to control my emotions and responses with the outside world. I reflect deeply in such behavior because like I mentioned in my p…Read More

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    Youth and Impulsivity

    Dear Colleague, This summer, I participated in a professional learning experience with LUTE-STEM at Lehman College I learned a lot about different frameworks of learning which promote computational thinking, The habits of mind, descriptive review of a child, and multimodal teaching concepts. There was a lot to...

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    • Hello Marina,
      I truly appreciate your thoughtful and understanding response. While writing this proposal all I thought about was on how constructive would’ve been for me having a teacher working and guiding me on how to control my emotions and responses with the outside world. I reflect deeply in such behavior because like I mentioned in my proposal, I wished I had known the habits of mind earlier. I think it would be very beneficial providing our youth with such important topic. They need to have the right tools relating to behavior, growth, impulsivity and how to take an advice and accept others opinions without having to argue or feel offended. I understand that maturity comes in the package and is also essential when developing such abilities but providing some type of exposure to techniques on how to control their impulses can be very helpful.

    • Dear Claudia:

      I am   interested in your proposal, “Youth and Impulsivity,” because you designed a lesson that helps students become aware of their impulsivity. This is not always easy, but by including a multi-modal approach that encourages participants to share their thinking by collaging, you have encouraged them to make their thinking visible in a fun, creative way.

      One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “I personally didn’t know that controlling abrupt responses, and impulsive behavior, as well as learning how to think before reacting are skills needed as children grow.” I appreciate this statement because you have shared a huge realization that studying the Habits of Minds has offered you and your future students. As educators, we lead and guide our students in so many ways, including introducing them to experiences that will help them to understand themselves more. Our work includes teaching students about how to learn and about the factors that might impede their learning, such as impulsivity. Like you, I think building awareness around impulsivity is important because when students can name it and identify it, then they can begin to implement strategies to help themselves grow.

      Another sentence that I loved was: “They will be presenting their project in class and explaining the skills they feel they need to work on in order to control their impulses..” This stood out to me because all of the students will be able to share with their community members and learn from one another. Not only that, they will make connections and think together when sharing. When we include opportunities for sharing, the whole community wins because they learn together.

       Have you seen this video, Cookie Monster Practices Self Regulation? I thought you might be interested in this because you are working with younger learners and they might enjoy learning more about impulse control from Cookie Monster. The video is quite humorous while also mentioning impulses and sharing some strategies.

      Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because it is evident that you are very reflective and open to sharing your learning journey.

      Marina

    • Dear Claudia:
      I am interested in your “Youth and Impulsivity”, proposal post because it revolved around the habits of mind that we learned. I know this would be a great learning experience for the students to learn about the multimodal concepts and how this will improve the areas in that students need reinforcement. One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “I’d like to focus on how to create a new format which includes a multimodal approach while developing a sense of what the habits of mind offer and how it’s importance in child development because I personally didn’t know that controlling abrupt responses, and impulsive behavior, as well as learning how to think before reacting are skills needed as children grow.” I think this is great because once you familiarize yourself with the different habits of mind, it can help improve the weakest areas. The habit of mind allows us to reflect on our thoughts and behaviors. Another sentence that caught my attention was “We could give these directions to the students: the teacher will ask them to write a short paragraph about the situations they feel they are not yet ready to confront. What situations make you feel vulnerable and for which you may not always have the answers.” This stood out for me because it’s not always easy to face reality and accept our weaknesses but allowing students to assimilate can help them as you say confront.
      Have you seen this https://youtu.be/0QXmmP4psbA ? I thought you might be interested in this because the video focuses on how students often are stuck in their thoughts but having them write them down as you had suggested would free their minds. I think it’s a great video of how we can help our students develop self-confidence while implementing habits of mind. Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because your post was very well put together and it gave me a lot to think about and relate to.

    • Dear Claudia:
      I am glad about your post, “Youth and Impulsivity,” because people should be far more observant and aware as to what’s going on. Being invested in news and everything, within this generation that’s rare. 
      One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “I would like to propose that we create a unit using the habits of mind that students may feel in need to reinforce.” I think this is amazing because it goes to show how we really need to work on our skills for being more observant. Also saying that creating habits would be great is an amazing proposition, I feel as if this is something that should already be embedded into everyone.
      Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because what you have proposed is amazing. It’s not thoroughly talked about within our generation but millennials do notice it a lot. Having an older generation notice how less informant and aware that we are for them to notice it this much we really need to take it into far more consideration.
      Joshua Gonzalez 

    • I find this topic rather interesting as someone interested in psychology, especially when it comes to the issues of impulsivity etc. Our generation has the highest percentage of adolescents being diagnosed. With this, I feel that it would be helpful for the educational system to teach children about emotional education. I believe integrating things taught in DBT and CBT can be very beneficial to children, even if they do not suffer from any particular mental illness or disorder that CBT/DBT can help. I mention DBT because, within Dialectal behavioral therapy, a huge part of it is learning to control impulsivity, and move from being impulsive to spontaneous. So, in short, I wholeheartedly agree.

    • Dear Claudia,

      I am intrigued by your post, “Youth and Impulsivity,” because this activity that you mentioned would help students become more self-aware of what they need to work on within themselves. This would also promote better mental health within school systems.

      One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “They will individually be creating an art piece that can best explain their reaction when predispose to situations that they are not yet ready to face.” I think that this is a great idea because it will help students analyze their weakness, and grasp an idea of how they can overcome it.

      Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next, because you seem to have a very good idea of students mental health and what people can do in order to create healthy minds.

      Christian

    • Hello Claudia,

      Your post, “Youth and Impulsivity,” piqued my interest since the activities you stated would assist pupils in better understanding what they need to focus on internally. Additionally, this would encourage school systems to have greater mental health.

      You wrote, “They will each be making an art piece that will best represent their reaction when predisposed to events that they are not yet ready to face.” I particularly like that. This is a fantastic idea, in my opinion, since it will enable kids to identify their areas of weakness and gain a better understanding of how to deal with them.

      I appreciate your writing. I’m interested in reading what you have to say next because you appear to understand student mental health and what people can do to foster healthy minds.

      -Francisco

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