The Educator's Notebook

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

“Decentralization Enables Permissionless Innovation”

“Already we can begin to see certain themes that are related to nature’s resilience: Decentralization, Redundancy, Diversity, Adaptability. These qualities make interesting contrasts to the qualities we often see expressed in modern management and machine production: Centralize for economies of scale, Eliminate redundancy as waste, cut costs, Standardize on approach, Restrict range of motion as […]


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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