The Educator's Notebook

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

“iNACOL Has Become The Aurora Institute”

“Our initial focus centered around the role of online learning to expand access to courses and teachers… Over the past decade, however, our work led us to go deeper and deeper to investigate the root causes of the challenges that beset our education system… Next-generation learning, by definition, includes all delivery methods for learning.”

Another Deep Report On Competency Based Learning

“Moving Toward Mastery describes a teaching profession that is equity-oriented, learning-centered and lifelong; it recommends 15 strategies that can help school districts successfully make this paradigm shift.”


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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