The Educator's Notebook

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

Educator’s Notebook #140 (July 17, 2016)

    • Orion
    • 07/24/16

    The mist was rising and through the fog they saw a red fox leap for its morning prey; then the beavers started slapping their tails in the water, and, as if on cue, a flock of great blue herons flew right over their heads. You might be compelled to exclaim… “Wow, this is better than Discovery Channel!” Moments like these are transformational. And this transformation teaches empathy. Students become less absorbed in themselves and start paying attention to the world around them.”

    • Pacific Standard
    • 07/16/16

    “In tennis, experience is valued, but performance more so, making ongoing improvement a primary focus of professionals. But this focus would not be in place without systems that recognize and reward effective professional learning; sufficient time and energy allocated to the goal of professional growth; and strong coaches and leaders available to support improvement.”

ADOLESCENCE

ATHLETICS

CHARACTER

COGNITIVE SCIENCE

CREATIVITY

CURRICULUM

DIVERSITY/INCLUSION

HUMANITIES

LEADERSHIP

PEDAGOGY

READING/WRITING

STEM

WORKPLACE

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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