The Educator's Notebook

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

Educator’s Notebook #51 (October 19, 2014)

    • Character Lab
    • 10/17/14

    “7 teachers will receive a $10,000 stipend, support from Character Lab, and additional funding to test their ideas for cultivating character strengths and skills in schools. Application deadline is November 2nd.”

    • Atlantic
    • 10/14/14

    “Nighttime is the only time teens get to have intimate conversations and freely navigate their social world… that means checking up on the latest drama on Twitter—“Anyone still awake?” is a common post-midnight tweet—and filling up their Instagram accounts, or asking a girl for a pic.”

    • Pew Research
    • 09/10/14

    “This report pulls together several years of research into the role of libraries in the lives of Americans and their communities with a special focus on Millennials, a key stakeholder group affecting the future of communities, libraries, book publishers and media makers of all kinds, as well as the tone of the broader culture.”

ADOLESCENCE

COGNITIVE SCIENCE

CREATIVITY

CURRICULUM

DIVERSITY/INCLUSION

HUMANITIES

LEADERSHIP

PD

PEDAGOGY

READING/WRITING

STEM

TECH

WORKPLACE

    • Fast Company
    • 10/09/14

    “Misinterpretation tends to comes in two forms: neutral or negative. So we dull positive notes (largely because the lack of emotional cues makes us less engaged with the message), and we assume the worst in questionable ones… Face-to-face interaction took more reported effort… but also resulted in more positive ratings of the partner's character, and an overall more enjoyable experience…”

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Issues

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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