The Educator's Notebook

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

Sleep, School, And Suicide: A Stunning Correlation And Visualization

“Data published by the CDC and analyzed by emergency pediatric psychiatrist Tyler Black show a clear pattern: children die by suicide at much higher rates on school days than they do on weekends or during summer months… Like many of his peers in pediatric medicine, he calls for later school start times, among other measures, […]

Care In Early Childhood Matters So Much

“Two decades of child development research tell us that small kids need two things above all else to get off to the best possible start: nurturing interaction with caregivers and protection from toxic stress. Over the past five years a new wave of neuroscientific studies, highlighting the neurobiological effects of early experience, has strongly pointed toward […]

“Adolescent Brains Are Wired to Want Status and Respect”

“A different interpretation of adolescence emerged in the 2000s, stemming from two important new findings. Neuroscientists showed that puberty ushers in a period of exuberant neuronal growth followed by a pruning of neural connections that is second only to the similar process that occurs in the first three years of life. They also showed that […]


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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