The Educator's Notebook

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

Nationwide Survey Data On Sports Injuries For High School Aged Students

“The researchers found that high school athletic trainers reported 15,531 injuries over 6,778,209 athletic exposures (AEs; practice or competition), yielding an estimated 5.2 million injuries nationally. Football (3.96 per AE), girls’ soccer (2.65), and boys’ wrestling (2.36) had the highest injury rates, with injury rates overall higher in boys’ sports (2.52) versus girls’ sports (1.56). […]

Vaping Rates Among Teens Level Off, But Are Still High

“Data from the most recent annual Monitoring the Future survey, conducted by the University of Michigan’s Institute for Social Research, show that from 2017 to 2019, the percentage of teens who said they vaped nicotine in the past 12 months doubled: 7.5% to 16.5% among eighth graders; from 15.8% to 30.7%, among 10th graders; and […]


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.

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Peter Nilsson


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