The Educator's Notebook

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

Meta-Analysis Finds Trigger Warnings Increase Anxiety; No Effect On Affective Response

“Existing published research almost unanimously suggests that trigger warnings do not mitigate distress… In contrast to the claims of both advocates and critics, we found that trigger warnings did not seem to increase the avoidance of warned-of material… We found that trigger warnings reliably increased anticipatory anxiety about upcoming content, consistent with the concerns of […]


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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