The Educator's Notebook

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

Ben Folds’ Memoir On Finding Your Creative Voice

“We all see something blinking in the sky at some point, but it’s a damn lot of work to put it in the bottle. Maybe that’s why only some of us become artists. Because we’re obsessive enough, idealistic enough, disciplined enough, or childish enough to wade through whatever is necessary, dedicating life to the search […]

Rilke On The Lonely Patience Of Creative Work

““The most regretful people on earth,” the poet Mary Oliver wrote… “are those who felt the call to creative work, who felt their own creative power restive and uprising, and gave to it neither power nor time.”

Rilke On Creativity

“In the course of creative endeavors, artists and scientists join fragments of knowledge into a new unity of understanding.”

Issues

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

Subscribe

* indicates required