The Educator's Notebook

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

Educator’s Notebook #76 (April 26, 2015)

    • TEDx / YouTube
    • 04/20/15

    “The momentary pause in Beethoven’s fifth, periods of prolonged sleep, the wait time after a question: these are moments when we gather up the past [stimulus] and create a future [response] that belongs more to our imagination and critical thought and less to our instinct. Moments of pause bring creative insight, analytical acuity, vision.”

    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • 04/10/15

    The added value is using these spaces for other purposes: workshops, seminars, symposiums, exhibits, showcases, media labs, meeting rooms, study rooms, group work rooms, tutoring rooms, and other activities. So there is a functional layer. We can teach more. We can teach differently. Other people can also teach more and differently as well. We can partner more with them on instruction and other projects. When the rooms are not “classrooms” they can serve a multitude of other needs.”

CHARACTER

COGNITIVE SCIENCE

CREATIVITY

DIVERSITY/INCLUSION

HIGHER ED

HUMANITIES

LEADERSHIP

PEDAGOGY

TECH

WORKPLACE

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Peter Nilsson

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