The Educator's Notebook

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

Educator’s Notebook #68 (March 1, 2015)

    • Fast Company
    • 01/08/15

    “[Growth] required figuring out what a modern Lego should even be, which Knudstorp accomplished in part by investing in a kind of research the company had never done before—deep ethnographic studies of how kids around the world really play. Today, Lego may know as much about that subject as any organization on earth.”

    • Gates Foundation
    • 12/05/14

    Teachers and administrators share similar perspectives about the ideal professional learning experience. When asked what effective professional development looks like, teachers describe learning that is relevant, hands-on, and sustained over time. District and school administrators have a similar view of what good professional development looks like. But there is a real disconnect between teachers’ satisfaction with the professional development they are now offered by their school or district and the areas where district leaders think they should focus more professional learning time.”

ADMISSIONS

CHARACTER

COGNITIVE SCIENCE

CREATIVITY

CURRICULUM

DIVERSITY/INCLUSION

EARLY CHILDHOOD

HUMANITIES

LEADERSHIP

PEDAGOGY

READING/WRITING

STEM

SUSTAINABILITY

TECH

Z-OTHER

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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.

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Peter Nilsson

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