The Educator's Notebook

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

Educator’s Notebook #208 (November 5, 2017)

    • New York Times
    • 11/04/17

    If no one ever argues, you’re not likely to give up on old ways of doing things, let alone try new ones. Disagreement is the antidote to groupthink. We’re at our most imaginative when we’re out of sync. There’s no better time than childhood to learn how to dish it out — and to take it.”

    • New York Times
    • 11/02/17

    I’d never read an “Odyssey” that sounded like this. It had such directness, the lines feeling not as if they were being fed into iambic pentameter because of some strategic decision but because the meter was a natural mode for its speaker.”

ADMISSIONS

ATHENA

ATHLETICS

COGNITIVE SCIENCE

CREATIVITY

CURRICULUM

HIGHER ED

    • Medium
    • 10/10/17

    Minerva was ranked number 1 of all schools that administered the test. The average score of our students at the end of their freshman spring term was higher than the scores of senior graduating classes at every other university and college that administered the test.”

HUMANITIES

MINDFULNESS

PD

PEDAGOGY

STEM

TECH

VISUAL DESIGN

WORKPLACE

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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