The Educator's Notebook

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

Educator’s Notebook #180 (April 23, 2017)

    • New York Times
    • 04/18/17

    A thick institution is not one that people use instrumentally, to get a degree or to earn a salary. A thick institution becomes part of a person’s identity and engages the whole person: head, hands, heart and soul.”

    • Kappan
    • 04/01/17

    What skills do you need to be a successful adult? It turns out there are roughly 25, if you review the relevant literature. Which of these skills do schools regularly teach? Just three, as we found in a recent study… And that was in nine of the highest-rated secondary schools in Massachusetts.”

ADOLESCENCE

ASSESSMENT

ATHLETICS

CHARACTER

COGNITIVE SCIENCE

CREATIVITY

CURRICULUM

DIVERSITY/INCLUSION

HUMANITIES

LANGUAGE

LEADERSHIP

PEDAGOGY

READING/WRITING

STEM

TECH

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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