The Educator's Notebook

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

Educator’s Notebook #114 (January 17, 2016)

    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • 01/15/16

    “Nobel Fever Grips Research Community As Prize Swells To $190 Million… College Unveils New Media Center Every Month…”

    • Quartz
    • 01/12/16

    Effort itself has become praise-worthy without the goal it was meant to unleash: learning. Parents tell her that they have a growth mindset, but then they react with anxiety or false affect to a child’s struggle or setback. “They need a learning reaction – ‘what did you do?’, ‘what can we do next?’” Dweck says.”

    • New York Times
    • 01/16/15

    Our businesslike efforts to measure and improve quality are now blocking the altruism, indeed the love, that motivates people to enter the helping professions. While we’re figuring out how to get better, we need to tread more lightly in assessing the work of the professionals who practice in our most human and sacred fields.”

ADMISSIONS

CHARACTER

COGNITIVE SCIENCE

CREATIVITY

CURRICULUM

DIVERSITY/INCLUSION

EARLY CHILDHOOD

HUMANITIES

LEADERSHIP

MINDFULNESS

PEDAGOGY

READING/WRITING

STEM

Z-OTHER

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.

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Peter Nilsson

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