The Educator's Notebook

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

Father Talks With Teen Son About ChatGPT, Learns A Lot

“He shared with me how Chat GPT had become an integral part of his daily life. “Dad,” he began, “Chat GPT is like my co-pilot. I always have it open and I use it whenever I have any doubts about something I am working on.” As our conversation flowed, he shared anecdotes of how Chat […]

Five Tough Truths Of Leadership

“#1. Everything is your fault. It sucks and it’s not fair, but it’s the truest thing about leadership. Try to deny this and you’ll erode any respect or trust you may have with internal and external stakeholders.”

Three Part Explanation Of Education Systems Thinking

“Organizing schools in discipline-based classes that go for 45 minutes where quizzes and test assess understanding every so often works well when you’re focused on knowledge. But skills and competencies are fundamentally different. They require different contexts, different structures. Cultivating creativity, collaborative problem-solving, self-directed learning, empathy, can largely only happen effectively in rich, complex contexts […]


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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