The Educator's Notebook

A weekly collection of education-related news from around the web.

“Sperm Whale Phonetic Alphabet Revealed By AI”

“In 2005, Shane Gero, biology lead for Ceti, founded The Dominica Sperm Whale Project to study the social and vocal behaviour of around 400 sperm whales that live in the Eastern Caribbean. Almost 20 years – and thousands of hours of observation – later, the researchers have discovered intricacies in whale vocalisations never before observed, […]

UK Takes A Hard Stance On Mobile Phones In Schools

“The new guidelines will be designed to allow pupils to bring their phones to school so they can be used on the journeys there and back, but they will not be allowed to use them during the school day.”


Every week I send out articles I encounter from around the web. Subject matter ranges from hard knowledge about teaching to research about creativity and cognitive science to stories from other industries that, by analogy, inform what we do as educators. This breadth helps us see our work in new ways.

Readers include teachers, school leaders, university overseers, conference organizers, think tank workers, startup founders, nonprofit leaders, and people who are simply interested in what’s happening in education. They say it helps them keep tabs on what matters most in the conversation surrounding schools, teaching, learning, and more.

Peter Nilsson


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